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Launching DREAM.page

November 10, 2022 1 minute

Today I launched DREAM.page, an AI-first personal publishing platform. This one was a joy to create, as it let me apply a lot of my LLM learnings in the context of a real app, and because making things is fun. See tweet…

AI assisted blog images

October 23, 2022 1 minute 4 photos

Read our latest blog post to find out more about Boris Johnson and the upcoming British leadership contest! With the race heating up, this is sure to be an interesting read. So check it out now and see what all the fuss…

My first deep learning model: Doo Doo Detective

September 26, 2022 3 minutes 2 photos

I’m taking Fast AI’s Practical Deep Learning for Coders class now and I’ve just created and deployed my very first end-to-end deep learning image recognition model. In Fast AI’s words, “using a model that’s so advanced it was considered at the cutting…

Developing a coding habit in a 12 year old

September 16, 2022 2 minutes 2 photos

I sat with Aaron to do our first coding together in 6+ months and it was a total fail. He had forgotten even the most basic things.

Also, he reminded me that our approach last year wasn’t very fun for him. My…

Stable Diffusion Test

September 08, 2022 1 minute 4 photos

What if you wanted to add photos to a blog post? Well, if you’re using the blogging software I’ve always wanted, you just select the description and click “stable diffusion”, which adds a magic “stable-diffusion” tag and handles all the magic for…

Zoom meeting backgrounds (DALL·E 2)

August 01, 2022 1 minute 65 photos

Looking for a way to add a little bit of personality to your next Zoom meeting? Check out these DALL·E 2 AI-generated backgrounds! With a wide range of options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect background to make your…

Let's test some photo frame renders!

July 17, 2022 3 minutes 15 photos

I’m creating the blogging software I’ve always wanted. One aspect is the idea of enabling handwritten posts and beautiful visuals for the photos without much (any?) effort. It’s a work in progress, but here are some examples so far.

The editor, which…

More DALL·E 2 Generations

July 05, 2022 3 minutes 36 photos

“Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything, Leica M11”

“Incredibly lifelike full-color illustration by John James Audubon, Bald Eagle with bell-bottoms and glitter jump suit at Disco Championships”

Next, I uploaded this picture of our dog and asked…

DALL·E 2 Generations in the style of Banksy

July 05, 2022 3 minutes 6 photos

My friend Ed sent me some Banksy-oriented prompts to test out on DALL·E 2. He wrote,

I went to a Banksy exhibit last weekend and it was really amazing. Very clear style with powerful interesting messages. I wonder what DALL·E 2 could…

My first experiments with DALL·E

July 02, 2022 4 minutes 67 photos

I just got access to DALL·E 2 and it's absolutely delightful. Here are my first few generations!

“Two Egyptian mummies enjoying espresso and some pizza somewhere in Italy (50mm lens high quality photo)”

Stable Diffusion:

“Lemon gelato that’s been shaped to look…

Open AI / GPT-3 Presentation

February 24, 2022 22 minutes

What is deep learning?

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning (ML), where artificial neural networks—algorithms modeled to work like the human brain—learn from large amounts of data.

Deep learning is a class of machine learning algorithms that uses multiple layers…

“Please help me understand the value of working with a VC”

April 06, 2015 3 minutes

Someone recently asked me, “please help me understand the value of working with a VC.” Here’s an elaboration of what I responded:

* Some very large percent* of your company’s success will come from you and your team.

* The rest? Everyone…

What are you passionate about in a company?

February 27, 2013 3 minutes 3 photos

Someone just asked me, “what are you passionate about in a company?”

Here’s my partial answer…

Be on a purposeful mission

I love “the hunt” involved in driving towards big goals. And while things like making money, shipping code, increasing some important…

Seattle Half Marathon Recap

November 25, 2012 1 minute 2 photos

Running through the downtown core in the fog, the streets filled with runners, felt like a zombie apocalypse...

Running in the cement confines of the I-90 tunnel was a kind of sensory deprivation. Felt like a giant treadmill. Guy with megaphone shouting…

How to Print Your Own Children’s Books (that won’t be eaten or torn apart)

January 04, 2012 3 minutes

We had a baby in August of 2010 and it’s been a whirlwind. Here’s a quick post having nothing to do with tech or startups, but if you have have infants or toddlers at home, you may be interested in this.

My…

How to Use Google Docs to Get Continuous User Feedback

July 26, 2011 3 minutes

This quick post shows you how to implement a continuous feedback system using Google Docs Forms and a simple script which I’ve included.

What’s Great About This

* Incredibly quick to set up (~5 minutes per survey)

* Realtime emails give you…

Didn’t Get Into TechStars? Don’t Sweat It

July 22, 2011 3 minutes

I’m a mentor for TechStars and am very excited about the next cohort of companies. The competition was fierce this year (way up from last year). As a result the companies and teams look amazing.

Obviously this means a lot of great…

7 Ways to Raise Money Without Giving Up Equity

May 08, 2011 5 minutes

My friend Sheryl of Greenopedia was just accepted to Startup Chile, which provides office space, a little seed money and an adventure in Chile, without giving up any equity. This seems like an incredible opportunity for any seed stage internet company. This…

Looking for techie to fix serious bug!

April 13, 2011 1 minute

I’ve been nominated for “Best Startup Technologist” in the Seattle 2.0 Awards for the 3rd year in a row…. This proves that there is a very serious bug in the nomination software which has remained unfixed for three years. If you know…

How to recruit top engineers to your startup

January 20, 2011 4 minutes

I’ve had the good fortune of working with great engineers and I’ve hired somewhere around 40 to 50 of them in last 5 years. Since I believe that having second-rate people will kill a company, I’ve put a lot of thought and…

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