Last year I did’t do new years resolutions. Instead I picked a broad theme of “writing” and let that nudge my decisions throughout the year. Here are s…
Clarification on Twitter and threads
Here’s the behavioral genetics thread, as promised.
As a reminder, I’m Alex Grintsvayg and you’re reading Unicycle. I welcome your feedback - hit Reply or message me anonymously. If someone forwarded you…
When someone’s in your monkeysphere, you see them as an individual. You care about them. And since your monkeysphere is limited, there’s only so many p…
It’s hard to tell if this moment means everything is awesome, or a calm before the storm. This week I watched a discussion between Garry Kasparov and P…
My theme of 2020 was writing. I wanted to build a writing habit and try with new ways of communicating. This newsletter is a part of that, and so is my…
I read the first part of Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation last week. This book inspired a lot of The Matrix, one of my favorite movies, and …
Join soup club! Last year, Gary threw a soup party at his house. This year that’s not possible, so we’re doing a soup club instead. Each week we’ll pic…
The romantic vision of pirates is that they’re bold and charming swashbucklers, seeking a life of adventure on the high seas. How to be a Pirate is fun…
Implicit knowledge is a fascinating thing. There are things you know, perhaps even know extremely well, that you are incapable of putting in words or t…
But in practice, you can improve many Goodhart problems by pairing a quantitiatve metric (a precise number) with a qualitative one (a rough assessment)…