Back in Europe After Covid

As I got off the plane yesterday, I kept saying “wow…” underneath my mask. Going to Europe was more or less part of my monthly routine two years ago, but thenCovid kept me out for a year and a half. Even though I had double-checked the requirements and filled out preclearance forms, I was still… Continue reading Back in Europe After Covid

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Home Automation

One of the projects I’ve been tinkering with constantly for the past nine months or so that we’ve lived at our new house is home automation. I’ve been into home automation since about 1996 and have had a fully automated house ever since 2003 or so. Even my RV was so automated that it unlocked… Continue reading Home Automation

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Superhuman 4.5 in August

My live event, Superhuman 4.5, will be held in Las Vegas on August 14th and 15th (with an optional meetup the night before). Reflecting on the changes brought about by the pandemic, one of the things I missed most was doing these Superhuman events. They’re a ton of fun and very gratifying for me to… Continue reading Superhuman 4.5 in August

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Variance and Investing

One of the best things to come from my career as a professional gambler is a deep unconscious understanding of risk, odds, EV, and variance. The downside to this is that I see people make fundamental errors all the time, especially in investing, and it really bothers me. Usually I notice these errors not because… Continue reading Variance and Investing

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How I Make Purchasing Decisions

Despite being a pretty severe minimalist for a long time, I think I’m now known a lot for what I buy. I worry about this a little bit sometimes, because I don’t think being a great consumer is very meaningful. On the other hand, buying the right things is a good substitution for buying a… Continue reading How I Make Purchasing Decisions

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