Your mind is software. Program it. Your body is a shell. Change it. Death is a disease. Cure it. Extinction is approaching. Fight it.

3d Printed Pennyboard!

This weekend I hacked together a 3d printed pennyboard! The 4 pieces were printed on a MakerGear M2, with no supports. Each piece took about ~6 hours to print, so total print time for the project was around 22 hours. After fitting the pieces together,…

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Morning Ramblings – Artificial Intelligence & Optical Computing

Morning Ramblings – Artificial Intelligence & Optical Computing

Main Riffs: – Humans are chemical code. – Encephalization Quotient: the ratio between actual brain mass and predicted brain mass for an animal of a given size, which is hypothesized to be a rough estimate of the intelligence or cognition of the animal. – 1…

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Government Spending & Problem Solving – We Really Suck…

Government Spending & Problem Solving – We Really Suck…

I was watching a documentary on military drones and it sparked an interesting line of thinking I’m going to explore further in this essay. The basic thought started when they were showing off a fleet of beautifully complex drones and what they’re used for. The…

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A List of Rules for Navigating Life

A List of Rules for Navigating Life

1. Be simple. 2. Perfection is a lot of little things done well. 3. ‘Why’ is the most important question. 4. Realize that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. 5. Each day is a new day. You…

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Framework: How to Teach Yourself Anything

Framework: How to Teach Yourself Anything

Learning is one of my favorite things to do. There’s nothing that matches the high you get from connecting the dots – when everything ‘clicks’ and suddenly, what was once utter confusion, becomes a tool for your mind. You’ve slain the dragon. This process of epiphany…

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Bitcoin: Increasing Adoption but Falling Prices… Why?

Bitcoin: Increasing Adoption but Falling Prices… Why?

Empirically, Bitcoin seems to be growing exactly how it should for long-term sustainability – the problem is, even with tons of adoption…we’re seeing a tumbling price. Why? Here’s one possible explanation: It’s a growth phase where one side of the system outpaces the other – typically referred to as ‘growing pains’….

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Lasers, Space Travel & Long Distance Energy Transmission

Lasers, Space Travel & Long Distance Energy Transmission

So, this line of thinking started when I found a cool little magicians prop on Amazon. It’s basically a walking stick that ‘appear’s out of thin air. The trick is it’s one big spring and when you let go (or throw it in the air) it instantly ‘snaps’…

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A Decentralized, Global, Biometric Login System

A Decentralized, Global, Biometric Login System

Here’s a quick essay I did a while ago but didn’t publish. It starts to get really technical and slightly hard to follow near the end – you’ve been warned! My thoughts on how to execute this type of system have changed, but I still think there’s a lot…

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Timeline – Record Your Life

Timeline – Record Your Life

Over the last few years I’ve definitely grown a lot. In my search to understand myself better and ultimately optimize, I’ve built several tools / apps to facilitate this process. The next app in this optimization series is called Timeline. The idea started as a website called captainslog.voyage –…

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Growth Hacking 101: The Basics

Growth Hacking 101: The Basics

So, you built a startup. Sexy logo, website looking sharp, app is in the store, and you even closed a small seed round from friends and family investors. Your initial vision is now a reality, and it’s time to see what the world thinks. This seems…

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