The man who gets constantly rejected by women starts to complain how women “should” be interested in him because he’s nice. The employee shunted for a promotion starts to complain how the company “should” reward them for their hard work. The student turned down by their top choice college starts to complain how colleges “should” […]
The rules for losing weight are pretty simple. Eat less Exercise more The rules for making money are pretty simple. Offer a good or service. Sell it. The rules for dating are pretty simple. Be a high value person. Ask people you’re attracted to out on dates. These rules tend to be pretty simple, but […]
How good at critical thinking are you? I think we’d all like to think of ourselves as independent thinkers, but the paradox of critical thinking is that the better you think you are at critical thinking, the worse you get at it. Being arrogant causes you to develop blind spots, and blind spots impair your […]
I think I’m generally bad at design. Growing up, I’ve always been the type of person to value function over form, but I think a more nuanced opinion is that function should complement form, and form function. For October, I want to develop a rudimentary understanding of graphic design. I will spend today and tomorrow […]
And with that, I’ve completed the specialization for Neural networks. In total, I felt like I learned a lot, and yet, very little. What I did learn: -the basic keras toolkit and how to build neural networks with keras -Different setups of neural networks (RNNs, Sequence Models, Attention Learning, convolutional neural networks) -Most of your […]
I’ve been really trying to get into deep learning, because it looks like a burgeoning field with a lot of potential. The goal for September is to finish the specializaiton (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/deep-learning) in the span of a month.
Customer discovery is hard. If there’s any single rule I learned this month, that would be it. But let’s get into the details. If I actually have someone’s ear, the chances of success goes up way more. This is seems obvious to say, but the subtle detail here is that it’s really hard to […]
For the month of August, I want to get into user discovery and outreach for a side project. The goal by the end of this month is to have 15 users with thoughtful feedback lined up for the side project.
As I write, I’m sitting in a Starbucks in a mall in Bangkok. American Starbucks cappuccinos and Thailand Starbucks cappuccinos taste exactly the same. I’m wondering if I’ve failed as a traveler. This is my first time traveling internationally by myself, and I picked Bangkok because I heard it was traveling on easy mode. […]
Ooph. If vision is needed for utility, taste is needed for life. Food is my lifeblood. Huge fan of taste to be honest. Your tongue is the instrument for tasting things. On your tongue, you have taste buds specially designed to taste one of the five basic tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, umami, and sour. These […]