Monthly Archives: January 2015

What I’m Reading (!)

Once upon a time I had a ton of books out on bookshelves. These hit the basement when my older kid started eating them off the shelves. They recently came back out again and my god I found my reading list from 2011. I iced the … Continue reading

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Juno. Bust?

Here’s the fact: On Monday morning, the National Weather Service predicted storm-total snowfall amounts of 20 – 30″ for New York City. As of 9 am EST Tuesday, snowfall amounts in the city ranged from 7.8″ in Central Park to … Continue reading

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The Runaway Ronco

In fact, nice is not the word. Ronco is good. I know of zero instances in which he has behaved badly. It’s hard even to imagine. When I first came to Silicon Valley I thought “How lucky that someone so … Continue reading

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Hey An Article About the Origins of Sushi in the US… wait, what?! INSECT protein?

Insect protein also has a whole lot more going for it than raw fish did—crickets contain more calcium than milk and more iron than beef gram for gram. Plus, the resource savings are enormous: crickets produce 80 times less methane … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Behind *Ender’s Game* and Let’s Go Meta For a Sec

Just watched the movie *Ender’s Game*. Here’s what I took away: Suicide missions are effective. Soldiers care about dying so we don’t like using suicide tactics. In video games dying isn’t a big deal. So suicide missions can be used more … Continue reading

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So I’ve Got These Canadian Dollars… (speculation on CAD:USD)

So I recently sold an apartment in Toronto and need to move that money down to the US. Big problem, CAD has been on its way down (relative to recent historical highs), as you can see in this chart:   Is … Continue reading

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Hamming on Creativity and Teamwork and Why Hamming is Awesome

One day Hamming was talking to a colleague who mentioned a tough problem someone else was working on. Hamming was intrigued: page 134 pdf: The more I thought about her casual remark the more I felt he needed real guidance-meaning … Continue reading

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