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Tim, Vermeer, and Controversy

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I just learnt about Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary by Penn and Teller about inventor Tim Jenison’s attempt to reproduce a Vermeer using technology advanced for...

Ad targeting myths

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People rightfully have privacy and other concerns in the current age of location sharing and targeting, which has been catalysed by GPS. The ability of ad ta...

Broken heart syndrome

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“Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.” The opening lines of The Stranger by Albert Camus captivated me when I first read it [1] a...

Becoming a millionaire in 80 million ways

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*Disclaimer: The below is an opinion and for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for inv...

Substack review

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*Disclaimer: I was introduced to Substack by an employee there, who suggested I try the service. Also, I signed up for this in April 2019, so some commentary...

Wechat creator talk notes

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Wechat creator Allen Zhang [1] gave a long speech early this year about the app. The chinese version can be found here, and wechat also published an english ...

Additional marketplace rake factors

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I’m fascinated by marketplaces and network effects since so much of the internet is built on companies succeeding in them e.g. Facebook’s network effects, Am...