D-Squared Musings – Week 30

Two big pieces of news this week! First off, the website has a completely new design that’s simpler and much easier to navigate, thanks to search. Additionally, here’s a new post “How leverage separates you from the wealthy”. 


🤖 Code Interpreter == GPT 4.5

  • This is a solid post and Twitter Spaces recording covering many of the use cases for Code Interpreter. There are tons of use cases I would’ve never thought about, such as downloading an entire code repo, zipping it up, uploading it, then having the Code Interpreter modify specific files coding alongside you. 

🧑‍🏫 E43: AI Scouting Report – Part 1: Fundamentals

  • Nathan put a lot of work into this introductory episode on the state of AI today. This is a great watch for those looking to understand the history of AI, specifically through the lens of LLM development.


✍️ How to Do What You Love

  • I’ve gone down a rabbit hole of reading Paul Graham’s essays this past week. This one really resonated and was highly recommended by ???. Here’s one of my favorite quotes. 
  • “Always produce” is also a heuristic for finding the work you love. If you subject yourself to that constraint, it will automatically push you away from things you think you’re supposed to work on, toward things you actually like. “Always produce” will discover your life’s work the way water, with the aid of gravity, finds the hole in your roof.”

💡 How to come up with good business ideas – Lesson 1

  • I’ve been consuming a good amount of information about how ideas are created and activities one can incorporate into their life to come up with more. Sahil Lavingia (Gum Road founder) has the best explanation I’ve seen so far. Additionally, he has a newish book called “The Minimalist Entrepreneur” that I’ve just started. The content seems promising.


🍬 Wonka | Official Trailer #1 (2023)

  • Not sure I’m convinced this actor can pull off crazy as well as Johnny Deep, but I’m hopeful. 

🤣 Matt Rife: Walking Red Flag (FULL SPECIAL)

  • I’m not sure how YouTube came up with this as a suggestion for me to watch. But… I thought this was pretty funny. Warning: Might offend a few of you that are not fans of dark comedy.