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Insights into GPT-3

GPT-3 is best thought of as an autocompleter. It replies with what it thinks the internet would reply with. Nick Cammarata offers a way to think about GPT-3. GPT-3 does well answering simple… Read Article →

Beware your language of least resistance

When learning a language, many soon discover that the best way to learn it is by speaking it a lot. The more the better. This is easy if you have no other option. This is why living abroad… Read Article →

Comments on Paul Grahams Orthodox Privilege essay

Paul Graham posted a new essay by the title ' Orthodox Privilege '. In it he defines Orthodox Privilege as: The more conventional-minded someone is, the more it seems to them that it's safe… Read Article →

Doing free strategy consultations [Retro Apr, 2020]

What is this and what am I trying to achieve here? My goal is to build and run 1+ successful online (software) businesses. Until one of my side-projects is able to support me financially, I… Read Article →

The two tracks in my mind

There seem to be two tracks in my mind. Both pertain to running Pocket Revolutions and having a stable income. One track pertains to what I want to be doing. Let's call this the Fuzzy Ideal… Read Article →

Niching down on status trackers and progress updates

As readers of this blog will know, my goal is to build one or more successful software companies. I didn't (and still don't) have the financial cushion to spend most of my productive time… Read Article →

Distracted by Corona [Retro Mar, 2020]

What is this and what am I trying to achieve here? My goal is to build and run 1+ successful online (software) businesses. Until one of my side-projects is able to support me financially, I… Read Article →

All-in on Roam [Retro Feb, 2020]

What is this and what am I trying to achieve here? My goal is to build and run 1+ successful online (software) businesses. Until one of my side-projects is able to support me financially, I… Read Article →

Grading goals with vectors

As with any aspect of a routine you keep executing on, you also keep iterating on the implementation details. I started off reviewing my goals by simply looking at whether I completed them… Read Article →

Finding out I procrastinate [Retro Jan, 2020]

What is this and what am I trying to achieve here? My goal is to build and run 1+ successful online (software) businesses. Until one of my side-projects is able to support me financially, I… Read Article →

My December 2019 Retrospective

Summary (I'm posting this retrospective in January of 2020. Although I conducted a retrospective for the month of November in 2019, I felt so demotivated about my progress that I decided… Read Article →

My November 2019 Retrospective

Summary (I'm posting this retrospective in January of 2020. Although I conducted a retrospective for the month of November in 2019, I felt so demotivated about my progress that I decided… Read Article →

My September 2019 Retrospective

Summary September was a month where I truly tried to focus on one thing: Finishing the first version of my first client's (Axova's) app. This was reflected in the main goal of the month… Read Article →

My August 2019 Retrospective

Goals & Time Distributions Did I achieve my goals? If not, why not? Axova API (Backend for a Pocket Revolutions client)  — Pretty much done. I'm mostly making smaller cosmetic tweaks now… Read Article →

My July 2019 Retrospective

Time distribution Comments Spent quite a bit of time writing, but not much new published material. It's also unclear to me how much I've published in the month. This should be an easy to… Read Article →

My June 2019 Retrospective

Time Distribution Comments It's interesting to see that I spent so much time reading (16%) without having planned for that. After reading about how Naval reads multiple books in parallel, I… Read Article →

Reflections on a new writing habit

Several weeks ago I became intrigued by some advice I kept hearing from many people I follow online. The advice was: write consistently and good things will happen. I suspected there was a… Read Article →

How I came up with a name for my agency

Background As of this writing I am in the process of founding a product design & development consultancy in Basel, Switzerland. To register your company with the commercial registry you need… Read Article →

My May 2019 Retrospective

3 things that went well Spent a lot more time writing Succeeded in creating a mock api with Google Sheets Found a new name for my agency 3 things that I need to improve Do more German… Read Article →

Pingcoin in Iran

After publishing a new feature  for Pingcoin where users can submit coin recordings for addition into the app, I've seen users submitting coins every week. This is incredibly encouraging… Read Article →

Why write at all?

An essay on why I hadn't started writing in spite of being aware of the apparent benefits it has brought people whom I admire. People I admire recommend writing I was listening to the… Read Article →

My April 2019 Retrospective

After reading Results: The Agile Way, I've decided to switch up my retro format a bit so it's more in line with the book. What are 3 things that went well? Brought the app for my client… Read Article →

My March 2019 Retrospective

Introduction I've started a digital product development agency to earn a living, get better at product design & development and to create space to develop my own products. (Working title… Read Article →

My February 2019 Retrospective

You can find a description of the projects mentioned on my Projects page. Key achievements (Pingcoin) Met with a Swiss coin dealer to speak about a possible collaboration. To be continued… Read Article →

Digitally rendered 3D elevation + 1798 political map of Switzerland

I came across the maps of Scott Reinhard on Twitter and I fell down the rabbit hole of the art of combining old maps with modern 3D elevation data. This is what I was able to create… Read Article →

My January 2019 Retrospective

Key achievements Rapid Breakup Recovery Recorded the first RBR podcast Learnt about podcast editing and started the editing process Intercompanion No progress Pingcoin No progress Other… Read Article →

My 2018 Retrospective

Key accomplishments Launched a beta version of my (physical) coin testing app, Pingcoin . Learnt basic Java Learnt basic Android development Learnt basic OOP Completed 8 months at FIFA and… Read Article →

My December 2018 Retrospective

Key accomplishments Rapid Breakup Recovery Got a local WP environment running with a proper git setup 2 new blog posts Created a list of podcasts to outreach to for a RBR podcast tour… Read Article →

My November 2018 Retrospective

This is my retrospective for the month of November and also my first public retrospective. Time Spent In November I logged ~209 hours . [ caption id="attachment_187" align="alignnone" width… Read Article →

My 24-hour startup challenge retrospective

On the November 17 I participated in the 24-hour startup challenge where I live-streamed the (attempted) development of a product. The day itself turned into a disappointment for me as I… Read Article →

My 24-hour Startup Challenge

Introduction On November 17 an online live-streaming event was organized where over 300 people participated by building a startup / product in 24 hours. I too participated in this… Read Article →

Idea Validation: Better Youtube recommendations

For years now I've been frustrated by how terrible the videos are that YouTube routinely recommends to me. Although they are reliably terrible, on occasion, I have also discovered life… Read Article →

Building a Breakup Recovery Solution for Men: July 2017 Update

This is a monthly update on my project of building a breakup recovery solution for men at rapidbreakuprecovery.com . Summary I continued to work on the structure on content of my website… Read Article →

A Lovely Walk In The Park

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Building a Breakup Recovery Solution for Men: May 2016 Update

It’s been a while since my initial introduction to this project. As has been the case in the past, I have found it difficult to consistently work on this project. There are several reasons… Read Article →

Building a Breakup Recovery Solution for Men: Introduction

This is an introduction to one of my projects,  Rapid Breakup Recovery , a blog focused on heartbreak recovery for men, which I’ve been working on (sporadically) since 2012. A Brief History… Read Article →

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