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Why Do I Feel Inadequate at Coming Up With Research Ideas?

The Overfit Theory of Everything

All Slopes Are Slippery, Also None of Them Are Actually Slopes

Adventures in Finetuning Stable Diffusion

Infinitely Many New Pages from the Mexican Codex Borgia

The Vibes Are Off

Bad News Is Good News

Our Intuitions About Non-Existence Are Pretty Terrible

The End of Infinity

Behind the Scenes of ‘Write 100 Posts’

Portrait of the Blogger in a Tangle of Links of His Own Making

The Total Value of Art Stays Constant Over Time

On (Not) Writing About Politics Online

Reinvent the Wheel

Things Always Seem to Get Worse, Always Have, Always Will

Why Is ‘Nature’ Prestigious?

One Technology to Rule Them All

How to Slow Down Progress (According to Fiction)

Aesthetics as Epistemic Humility

Common Tech Jobs Described as Cabals of Mesoamerican Wizards

Prompt Engineering for Humans

Hieroglyphic Notes on the Most Important Century, Etched Into the Stone of a Long-Sealed Tomb

One-Day Research Projects

Effective-ish Altruism

Breakup Letter to a Once Beloved Project

The Industrial Revolution That Almost Was

The Four Shapes of History

The Case Against Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Education

Remaining Ambitious

A Visit to the Idea Machine Fair

We Can Do Better Than Miracles

Retrofuturism Is Futurism Done Well

The Two Most Tragic Moments in History

The Secret of Happiness Is That There Are Three Kinds

Do Not Befriend the Problem—Slay It

The Difference Between Science and the Humanities Is Reading the Classics

A Taxonomy of Beauty

Five Propositions on the Future of Art

A General Philosophy of Being Dazzlingly Alive

More People Means More Good

Evil Is Just Emptiness

Book Review: ‘The Sense of Style’

Impressions of Austin

On Moving Dirt Around

‘The Power of Myth’: A Book Review

Progress Positivity in the ‘Civilization’ Games

Meditation on the Future

Awareness Is the Secret Sauce of Everything Good

Bad Attempts at Simplification Rule Everything Around Me

Don't Spend Your Life Building Rube Goldberg Machines

Yet Another Piece of Commentary About “Don't Look Up”