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Jun 2

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"This was delightful and made my day better. It's an honest (and funny) perspective on what it means to develop a meaningful relationship on a day-to-day level and over the course of a lifetime." —Harris Sockel, Content @ Medium
"An insider account from Steve Yegge, former engineer at Amazon, about attending an offsite at Bezos's house in 2004. Helps convey what Bezos is actually like IRL (it's also just an entertaining read)." —Harris Sockel, Content @ Medium
"If you find yourself (or others) constantly digging or sifting through treasure troves of documentation for specific kernels of information, I encourage you to adapt this process for your own use case. You can modify this to work for your personal documents, or your company’s archives. And if you do, I guarantee you’ll walk away from the experience seeing your documents in a new light!"
"It doesn’t matter how 'intelligent' it is — it can’t get to meaning if all it has access to is form. But also: it’s not 'intelligent.' Our only evidence for its 'intelligence' is the apparent coherence of its output. But we’re the ones doing all the meaning making there, as we make sense of it."
"When discussing team organization, I am often asked: 'Why don’t you have the tech lead manage the team?' My response is to hiss like a vampire exposed to holy water. When the follow-up question is: 'Given you want managers on your teams, can the manager still perform code reviews?' I burst into flames."
"Following the go to school -> go to college -> work hard -> get ahead -> buy a home -> retire-in-comfort path is as foreign and bygone to them as the farm-the-land-with-your-dad-until-he-dies-and-you-inherit-it path is to a Boomer."
"Walking through Kyiv every day, I think: This might not have existed. Talking to my mom on the phone, I think: She might not have been here anymore. No matter how painful this experience is, I think: Awareness of what we might have lost teaches us to value what we have with all our strength."
"What came up several times, was the need for regulation. Both sides of the conversation seemed to agree on that, but not necessarily in the same way. While the judiciary committee seemed to adopt a nationalistic, patriotic view where the United States of America had to lead and establish the global rules and standard for AI development, Sam had a somewhat different view on it."