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An e-mail template for entrepreneurs investigating an industry
@mildbyte 7 months ago | thoughts | tech | entrepreneurship |
This is a quick template for a cold e-mail that can be used for initial reconnaissance and information gathering for a software engineer/entrepreneur that would like to break into a new industry and doesn't know where to start. Feel free ...
You're probably not going to get rich in the stock market
@mildbyte 7 months, 1 week ago | python | thoughts | tech | finance |
source: XKCD Abstract: I examine inflation-adjusted historical returns of the S&P 500 since the 1870s with and without dividends and backtest a couple of famous investment strategies for retirement. I also deploy some personal/philosophical arguments against the whole live-frugally-and-then-live-frugally-off-of-investments idea. ...
"Starving children", or the fallacy of relative privation
@mildbyte 7 months, 2 weeks ago | work | thoughts | philosophy | stoicism |
Introduction All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone. —Blaise Pascal All too often, in online and offline discourse, when I (or I see someone else) voice a concern about some phenomenon, the ...
I've never felt less in control of my own hardware
@mildbyte 8 months, 4 weeks ago | thoughts | tech | 1 comment
Introduction Once upon a time I bought a car. I drove it straight out of the dealership and parked it on my driveway. This is a thought experiment, as youth in the UK can't afford neither a car nor a ...
Against the synchronous society
@mildbyte 10 months, 1 week ago | work | thoughts |
PhD comics Introduction Imagine if we could turn this: into this: The first picture is a graph of how many people enter the London Underground network every minute on a weekday. The second graph is for the weekend, except slightly ...

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