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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, factual questions, but doesn't notice nonsensical questions Kevin Lacker found that GPT3 does well…

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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 and immersing yourself in a foreign language is such an way of learning the language: Not having a choice is a…

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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 for everyone to express their opinions. This is an interesting observation, especially in the current climate…

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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 have decided to do product design & development consulting as a boutique agency (Pocket Revolutions) in Basel…

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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. It has to do with doing a lot intellectual work. Synthesizing new ideas and sharing them. I imagine making…

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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 figuring out how to do that just yet. So my strategy has been to first establish a somewhat stable income…

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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 have decided to do product design & development consulting as a boutique agency (Pocket Revolutions) in Basel…

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