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The Benefits of Tinkering at Scale.
As you were. As a friend. As an old enemy.
An amateur pursues a craft for the love of it. They're armed with the superpower of not requiring the approval of others.
The world can never have enough beauty.
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A snake slithers out of its old skin without effort. A caterpillar decides it’s time to become a butterfly, encases itself in a cocoon, rests, and emerges with colourful wings. All of nature happens this way. No effort. Like air entering and leaving your lungs, happening by itself. Want
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Originally developed for Air Force combat, the OODA loop (observe, orient, decide, act) can be applied in any battle. Even when the opponent is oneself.
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What are you scared of? She asked. Nothing. Really? Yes. Not even death? No, I paused, kept going. Well, I’m scared of dying not of death, so I guess there is one thing. Explain. To me, when death comes it’ll be like the time before you were alive.
When I drove Uber, I’d play a game. How much can I learn about this person?Every 10-minutes (give or take depending on the destination) there’d be a new person sitting beside me and I’d take them to where they wanted to go. In that 10-minutes, I’
You’ve been here before haven’t you? Yes I have. Black this time. All black. Shoes, stockings or socks I can’t tell to the knees, black skirt above the knees, black sleeveless top. It sucks me in like a black hole. I tell her. I like your style.
If you're smart enough to build machine learning models, you're smart enough to deploy them.
Been getting distracted. Trivial things getting in the way. String enough of those together and that's when people start to say "where did the time go?" I’ll tell you where it didn’t go, it didn’t go towards your craft. It didn’t go towards practicing. It didn’
Become an author of your reality by stacking your talents, affirming yourself, sparking curiosity, injecting novelty, painting contrast and keeping it simple simple simple.
I love receiving compliments on my work, my efforts, my creations, my actions. Last night after Jiu Jitsu training I took off my Gi top (think karate outfit) to cool down and stretch. I walked across the mats to get water. Coming back to the other side I heard John
There’s the solider, the one who has to be there because they’re under an authority. And there’s the dancing partner, the one who wants to be there for no other reason but to join the dance. Of course, you can choose to be either. A solider can
I stop studying. I go and talk to people. I get out in nature, I write, I read. I sit and do nothing. You’re never alone with the blank page. Whilst I write these lines I’m sitting on my balcony alone. Feeling the wind in my hair. Letting
I went on date with a girl studying to be a paramedic. She told me of a lesson she'd learned recently. Sometimes the patients we go to don't need an ambulance. When I first started, I wondered why they called. I mean, we could've gone to a patient who really
If anyone takes away your curiosity or eagerness for life, avoid them. Be as curious as you want about anything and everything. Curiousity is a skill which peaks in childhood and slowly dies off. But it doesn’t have to. Seeing curiosity as a skill means you can practice it.
Now I’ve got a rule: if I think something is a “dumb” question, I have to ask it.
What do you have without your health? Five questions to ask yourself everyday. The optionality of life. Using time and boredom to guide your decisions.
Questions, themes & ideas I'm asking myself and pondering whilst getting used to writing the correct year down.