Written 9 days ago
Written 10 days ago
College, church, your local community, your favorite sports team exist within or as an institution.
Over time, institutions corrupt. College has been corrupted by the internet. Its value is netw...
Written 15 days ago
When it comes to life, you have the opportunity to answer at least 1 very hard question, if you work hard enough.
Personal Definition: Not the collection of social awards, but the establishment of new boundaries within existing establishments or the establishment of a new institution all-together.
When your future goals revolve around collecting status symbols, something has gone wrong.
Written about 2 months ago
Written 2 months ago
Have you ever noticed you have to unwrap two wrappings on a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in order to get it unwrapped?
College sucks your soul from your body, convinces you that because you for your diploma you can be properly accepted into society. If they are lucky, they'll convince you that you need to send your...
In order to have fundamental insights, you have to step past convention and be brave enough to announce your beliefs and act on them.
Fundamental Insights only add value when you are brave enoug...
Credentialism is a war on creativity and belief in ones self. Credentialism destroys individualism and forces a mold on everyone. Credentialism breaks the human spirit. Refuse credentials. Refuse c...
Modern Larry Page wouldn't use Google.
Modern Larry Page would use DDG.
Modern Larry Page is principled, not rational.
I think everyone always does the easiest thing, no matter what.
The only differentiation is the perception of that "thing".
For me, I hated college, so I dropped out. If I thought I would ins...
<a href="https://github.com/Samuel-Pedraza/lawyer-plugin">Lawyer Plugin</a> - lazy ripoff of some sumo me popups
<a href="https://github.com/Samuel-Pedraza/ezquote">EZ Quote</a>
Written 3 months ago
<li>WPGulp (feels like im cheating honestly)</li>
Leaving this here for myself...
This has to be one of the best articles I've enjoyed. I love this story so much.
GREAT NEW IDEAS
I wonder if the best new ideas are the ones that think about scaling at a global le...
I've been at Iterate Marketing for almost 2 months now. Shaheen, the chill SEO guy, just quit last Friday, while I was out on challenge trip. (best one yet). I came back and it was as if all the en...
Biblical Literalism and the Lindy Effect
Literalists dont abide literally, and are too academic
Abstraction of certain ideals
what you dont understand isn't stupid --- what you don't underst...
"That's not possible."
"This can't be correct."
"This is ridiculous."
"This doesn't make sense."
All these phrases are our initial reaction when we run into an under...
I saw someone say the other day, (paraphrasing) "Community college shouldn't be stigmatized. They're great and affordable." (Relative to other colleges)
Stigma functions as an opportunity signal...
Do you live in the end of history or the beginning of the future?
If you live at the end of history, all ideas have been discovered, everything is great and we just need to listen to orthodoxy.
People think entrepreneurs like to take a low amount of high risk attempts.
Entrepreneurs like to take a large amount of low risk attempts.
This makes them antifragile.
Written 5 months ago
Status is a pervasive element in our society, and affects our online social media interactions significantly.
Obsession with status, a zero sum game, leads obsessors to feelings of insignificanc...
Written 8 months ago
Lately I've been diving deep into the fundamentals.
One thing I was quite interested in, was the underlying architecture of Git.
I didn't understand was quite how Git stored information.
Lately I've been thinking about how people perceive time.
There are a few things that will change how you perceive time.
The most frustrated I get when I'm programming is when I focus on the outcome, and not the process.
You can learn how to program by focusing on the outcome. But I think the truly excellent progr...
Written 9 months ago
Here, I will systematically breakdown the first scripture in the book of Genesis. I've always had a fascination with this scripture, and I want to deconstruct and attempt to understand all of the k...
One of the biggest mistakes I've made is taking myself to seriously.
I've always wanted to start my own business, but I was always too scared to shoulder personal responsibility for it.
A few great websites for finding open source projects to contribute towards:
<a href="http://www.firsttimersonly.com/">First Timers Only</a>
This is a great way to just get started. Follow th...
The other day I had some difficulty assigning my bluehost domain name to my heroku account for this website. I thought I would detail the process here.
<li>Go to domain...
A story I read recently in a book about the Midrash discussed the Jewish view of the Word of God. It was quite humorous and very plainly demonstrated the necessity of viewing the law from a strictl...
This is my first blog post! Welcome to my blog! Many interesting things will soon be posted on here.