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Writing reliable software in a service-oriented architecture
In the process of starting a startup – and writing code to make it work – I’ve read a lot of advice. Thanks to the internet, we can now access...
24 Mar 2021
The Third Bowl: Building Online Communities Centered Around Connection
Obesity, smoking, and alcohol are the typical targets of a United States Surgeon General. Dr. Vivek Murthy, however, realized that, outside of these well-publicized dangers, many of the problems he...
19 Jan 2021
Exploration and Exploitation: Finding Consistency Across Business, Personality, and Food
Imagine you’re a comedian, debating between two routines. The first is a safe bet, a tried-and-true routine where the audience is guaranteed to laugh. The second, however, is more experimental,...
16 Dec 2020
My Favorite Books of 2020
I used to think books were like drugs. And I don’t mean garden-variety pills like Benadryl or Tylenol–I’m talking hardcore drugs: nicotine, cocaine, and so on. How did I come...
01 Dec 2020
The Two Sides of Liupanshui
Liupanshui is a city of incredible contrast. On one side is the “capital of cool” — a clean modern summer home for visitors escaping the heat of the big cities...
15 Oct 2020
How I Built a Semi-Automated Matching System for Big & Mini
I co-founded Big & Mini in early April, as a nonprofit organization dedicated to combatting social isolation and creating virtual connections by matching older and younger people for video calls....
13 Jun 2020
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