I used to keep track of all my tasks in a todo.txt file. However I felt like it resulted in me doing lots of errands. For the past ~2 years I've instead been using a deep neural net to prioritize tasks for me, and it works great. Here's how:
Non-covid-19 tweet: Weekly recommendations from http://findka.com just went out for the third time. Now there's enough data to start doing a little bit of collaborative filtering instead of mostly-random recommendations. Exciting times. A few surprising things I've learned:
Big announcement: I've completely reworked http://findka.com. It's now a simple, personalized newsletter: you tell findka what you like, then you get a weekly email with recommendations. First batch will go out next week; sign up and let me know what you think!
I've recently set up a low-code pipeline for generating rss/atom feeds from links you save to Pocket. (https://jacobobryant.com/recommendations/). Blog post coming soon. Planning to use this as a way to generate data for Findka (recommender system).
On the first day of YC W20 Online Demo Day, we saw over 1600 investors request over 14,000 introductions to the 197 companies featured on the site. Thank you YC Demo Day investors. The YC team and the W20 batch appreciate your support.
The deadline to apply for the next YC batch is March 16, but we review applications and interview startups all year. In fact, we interviewed and accepted a startup for YC S20 last week. If you apply early, there’s a chance you’ll get an early interview: http://ow.ly/jA0J50ypvwC
The most important experience to have in Silicon Valley is to see someone incredibly smart start a company, think to yourself, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” and watch them become wildly successful.
I talked to four different founders in four different countries and when I asked them why they decided to start a company all of them said that reading the essays of @paulg was a significant part of making them realize it was possible to do so. The written word has so much power