- The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius
Quote: "I’ve always liked Hamming’s famous double-barrelled question: what are the most important problems in your field, and why aren’t you working on one of them? It’s a great way to shake yourself up. But it may be overfitting a bit. It might be at least as useful to ask yourself: if you could take a year off to work on something that probably wouldn’t be important but would be really interesting, what would it be?"
(categories: ideas innovation time focus )
- Microbrowsers are Everywhere ◆ 24 ways
First I’ve heard the name… but immediately recognized the role they play.
(categories: browser microbrowser html )
- Better presentations through storytelling and STAR moments
Quote: "Every talk should start with an AIM: Audience, Intent, Message. Who are the audience for the talk? What do you intend to achieve by giving the presentation? With those two things in mind, you can construct the message—the actual content of the talk. Try to include at least one STAR moment—Something They’ll Always Remember. This can be a gimmick, a repeated theme, a well-selected video or audio clip. Something to help the talk stand out. The human brain is incredibly attuned to stories. If you can find an excuse to tell a story, no matter how thin that excuse is, take it."
(categories: presentations story speaking )
- Bookshelf · Patrick Collison
holy shit what a reading list.
(categories: books reading )
- A Failed SaaS Postmortem · Matt Layman
(categories: innovation-tokens technology )
Quote: "AI is already at or beyond human accuracy in all the tasks on this slide and is continuing to get better rapidly. The fundamental reason for progress is that there is no uncertainty or ambiguity in these tasks — given two images of faces, there’s ground truth about whether or not they represent the same person. So, given enough data and compute, AI will learn the patterns that distinguish one face from another."
(categories: ai algorithm algorithms machinelearning )
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