D-Squared Musings – Week 26

Inspired by “The Tao of Seneca”, I’ve decided to write 30 letters to Seneca as a daily writing and reflection practice. If you’re interested in following along, you can find all the letters here.


🧑‍💻 Foundations and Frontiers – Blog Series

🏗️ How To Install GPT-Engineer👨‍💻- Build ENTIRE Apps With One Prompt! (Quick Setup Guide)

  • 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. 


🤳 The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

  • 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. 

👨‍❤️‍👨 The Miracle Doctor: Get Your Sex Life Back, Melt Belly Fat & Heal Your Injury! Dr. Mindy Pelz | E256

  • 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. 

The Electrification of Everything: From Sky to Sea

  • 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. 


💭 The Age of Making Money is Over. The middle class is done.

  • 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. 

🎥 They Cloned Tyrone | Official Trailer | Netflix

  • This looks pretty funny.