D-Squared Musings – Week 26
- Recently, I stumbled across this blog series from a VC fund named Contrary, and it’s great. The author Anna-Sofia Lesiv has done an amazing job coherently breaking down different technologies and industries. Two specific posts I’ve enjoyed were The Past and Future of Metallurgy and The Challenge of Building Better Batteries.
- This is very exciting! GPT-Engineer seems to be a new and improved version of smol AI developer. I’ve not played with this yet, but over the weekend I definitely will and from what I can see in this video it looks very promising. Imagine being able to prompt your way into a completely functioning app.
- This was a great read and a solid recommendation by Naval. Note that the timing has to be right for you when reading a book like this. For me, if I would have read this book 6 months ago, I would’ve thrown it aside 2 chapters in. Luckily, since my reading ebbs and flows between hard tech and philosophy, it was perfect timing. My main takeaway – The ultimate freedom is freedom from the mind.
- There’s one specific part of this conversation that provided my outsized insight and that was around women’s hormones. Mindy dives into all the phases of the menstrual cycle and detailed the effects it has a women, something I’m ignorant of. This kind of information is key in helping me better understand the women in my life – spouse, family, friends, co-workers, etc.
- This conversation has a good amount of back and forth between multiple entrepreneurs building the electrification of boats, buses, and planes. This provides great insight into the varying challenges each has in battery science, which I really enjoyed.
- Most (if not all) of TechLeads videos I would consider satire. He contradicts himself and others constantly, so I see his content as entertainment, not informational. But… Every now and then he makes a few points that seem a little more honest and this connected with me as one of those.
- This looks pretty funny.