Problem Finding

I’ve noticed that a number of my colleagues don’t really have the knack for identifying problems and solutions to them. I guess that’s not really something that is often taught, so I thought why not write up my method for identifying problems. One a problem is fully identified and understood, the solution is typically trivial. […]

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Let Hollywood Burn

With writer strikes, actors strikes and box office bombs, the scene is perfectly set for burning down the current generation of Hollywood. And thank Godney for that. The past decade or two, Hollywood has been largely spewing out expensive capeshit movies, sequels, and reboots. It’s like a toddler getting positive attention for some dumb shit, […]

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How to Predict the Price of Bitcoin

Back when I was younger, I literally taught the course on decentralization at university. We didn’t call it that, of course, because we were not trying to sell a ponzi scheme, but it meant that every year, I’d have 100 or thereabouts students up for oral exam in distributed algorithms and the like. I had […]

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Tornado Cash Illustrates Crypto’s Decentralization Problem

Crypto has a decentralization problem. And it’s not that it’s too decentralized. Nor is it that the decentralization de facto is non-existent due to the mining power being centralized at a few players. It’s that crypto fundamentally is not decentralized, which creates some interesting, potentially unsolvable problems. Crypto is the “money” of choice for crime. […]

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2 songs 1 hook

So, here’s a fun(?) interesting(?) thing. Old people believe that music comprises lyrics and melody, written by the same or different people. In the 90s that changed with the Swedish music machine (Denniz Pop, Max Martin, etc.), which instead split it into hook and track tested by focus groups, where the hook is the ear […]

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