Transcript: Health report. I think it's like day 12 or 13 or 14 of whatever this goddamn sickness is. And I'm fairly sure it's not COVID because I took a test and it was negative, but holy shit, it's been brutal. I'm like headaches, body aches, sore throat for a couple of days, turning into a cough where I'm hacking up my lungs every time I say more than a couple sentences. It applies to voice notes too, I realize now. Yeah, it's been so long since I've actually been sick that I think I've forgotten how to get better. I used to get sick pretty often when I was a kid and then I started working out and spending more time outside and really drastically reduced the frequency of getting sick. My last time being sick was the November before COVID happened, so solid three-year streak. I don't think there was a meaningful sickness in there that required me to take a day off besides hangovers. So yeah, it's been humbling and I think I'm on the recovery train, feeling better. The brain fog's lifting a little bit, but man, if it weren't for AI, I don't think I would have written any code over the past two weeks. Thank God for AI.
After a hike, I encountered Steph, leading to ongoing communication about hosting events. We discussed her co-organized salon on the AI alignment problem in March and my interest in hosting a website-building event during startup week, potentially in April or May. We also contemplated a tool for managing our projects and events, like a specialized project management software. Further, we talked about the connection between online communities and the physical gatherings they can inspire, emphasizing the cyclical relationship between the two.
It's been two years since we've been in the same space, which feels incredibly long yet has been enjoyable. We're currently experimenting with the voice note feature of the iOS Reminders app. During this recording, I'm not entirely certain of the feature's purpose. Regardless, it's worth mentioning that Puerto Vallarta is very nice.
A shared 'brain' is being discussed as a platform for asynchronous voice note conversations where metadata could enhance understanding and visualization of conversational threads. The speaker suggests a focus on DEMO rather than DEC as a fork in the road, believing it better suits the work they've been doing with building prototypes. A group experiment is proposed with four members to delve into how these voice notes can overlap and interconnect, with the idea of marking chapters within responses to clarify dialogue. The concept also touches on the nuances of information retrieval, preferring vector databases over direct text searches, hinting at a similarity to the speaker's initial voice note exchanges with Savannah after meeting on a dating app. Voice communication offers significant advantages as a medium, and there's an idea presented here that its power should extend beyond just live conversations. Current messaging apps are filled with voice notes that are often difficult to search, filter, or respond to, though iMessage now has transcripts, which are generally reliable and useful once you've listened to the original voice note. The ability to refer back to transcribed voice notes can aid in crafting thoughtful responses and engaging in more meaningful discussions. The sender of the message suggests that by embracing this approach to communication, we could enhance our conversations and is curious to see how it will develop.
I overslept by 20 minutes this morning due to feeling unwell, but waking up at 5:50 am rather than 5:30 am doesn't concern me too much. Despite not being on time, I appreciate how rising early shapes the start of my day. After waking, I had coffee and planned to make eggs soon to address my hunger. My thoughts are occupied with the challenges of getting a startup off the ground, acknowledging that it's a significant undertaking but ultimately a positive one.
The speaker has noticed an increase in energy in the evenings after getting up late over the weekend, leading to late nights. They are considering adjusting their schedule in response to this new pattern, as they do not enjoy waking up late. Despite experiencing a midday lull, their energy typically surges back, which they suggest might be related to their meal patterns, particularly after dinner. They also express a sense of restlessness, as they feel a desire for a break yet find nothing sufficiently entertaining, indicating their mind may not truly want to rest.
Today has been a challenging day, with the speaker feeling overwhelmed by logistical tasks like taxes and job inquiries. They had a productive conversation with Danny but were left feeling aware of the amount of work ahead. They are also pondering ways to make money and considering the potential of experimenting with data and language models. The speaker is interested in the concept of "brain twin" and is curious about using it in a group setting with others, possibly collaborating with someone named John.
The speaker reflects on their energy levels and desire for relaxation, noting a struggle between the need for rest and the fear of wasting time. They commit to making gyoza for dinner and setting a timer to ensure they don't spend too much time on YouTube, planning to meditate and then decide whether to engage in creative or leisure activities.
The speaker is excited about tomorrow but acknowledges that as a developer facing new challenges, the work is not trivial, especially given the lack of extensive documentation and the solitary nature of their current work process. They express a desire to share their learnings, possibly by writing them down, and emphasize the importance of collaboration, suggesting that "if we do this together, it will be a better world." The speaker is tired of creating misleadingly impressive demos and aims to write code and interact with large language models in a more genuine and transparent way. Lastly, they recognize the complexity of building an effective agential system, admitting their current limitations while believing in its importance, and they present open questions about processing and connecting large amounts of data to better understand who we are.