2024-01-09 Reading List

A collage for a blog post featuring six different themes: 1) A person doing equipment-free exercises like push-ups or squats at home. 2) An abstract representation of Bitcoin and ETFs, like golden coins with the Bitcoin symbol and documents or graphs. 3) Futuristic elements and gaming graphics inspired by a popular puzzle-platform game. 4) A computer screen displaying code and a certification badge, symbolizing tech education and certifications. 5) A juxtaposition of a corporate office setting with a home office, representing remote work and office policies. 6) Various cryptocurrencies, like coins and digital symbols, depicting the crypto market. The image should be vibrant and engaging, capturing the essence of each theme.

6 equipment free exercises for sculpting muscle over the holidays, according to a triple Olympian

So I did this to mix it up today, I’m well rested and need a pretty intense day to hit my goals, so I wanted to get a quick exercise in this morning at home instead of going to the gym. One of my goals that I’ve failed to do this year is to do five minutes of activity soon after waking. It’s good for sleep. So while I only intended to do this for five minutes, it took me well over twenty.

The target here is three sets of 20-25 reps with 30 seconds rest, but I cannot do that many pushups or pikes (yet!) so I only did half.

  • Plank ups
  • Knees to ISO squat
  • Pike ups
  • Split Squat
  • Push up
  • Side Lunge

I actually didn’t see side lunges, so I guess I cheated a bit. My plan was to go out running afterward, but it’s raining and only getting worse out there today, so I’m going to need to be creative to get it done today.

SEC Hustles to Answer Latest Bitcoin ETF Filings: Source
No comment here, will have more about the crazy week another day.

A fan-made, 7-hour Portal 2 prequel just hit Steam for free and it’s so good that I’m sad Valve stopped making Portal all over again

If you have Portal 2 it’s a no-brainer.

GitHub Certifications are generally available

I’m not sure if this is going to be a desired trait for job seekers, but if I was a few decades younger I would probably go for this. It’s definitely geared at enterprises, and seems to be similar to the CompTIA and Microsoft tracks. Exam costs are $200 each. The training materials might be worth bookmarking, it’s all on Microsoft Learn.
GitHub Actions
GitHub Administration
GitHub Advanced Security
GitHub Foundations
I would recommend any students or junior level job seekers to pick these up.

The data is in: RTO policies don’t improve employee performance or company value, but controlling bosses don’t care

The headline says it all. My partner is dealing with this right now, and I’d like to find a way to help her fight it. Collecting these notes is the first step.

8 Best Altcoins in January 2024: Reviewing the Top Altcoins Including Celestia, Solana, Sei, Corgi Ai, ApeMax, Injective, Bonk, and Arbitrum
Best Crypto to Buy Now January 8 – Injective, Stacks, Axelar
No recommendations here, DYOR, as I am.

Portkey : Control Panel for AI Apps

Adding this to the list of LLM observability tools. Hosted/OSS. Something I will be evaluating against Chainlit/LiteralAI.

LangChain v0.1.0
They’ve come a long way and were one of the first ‘agentic workload’ implemetnations. I’ve yet to really use them because of Steamship and OAI Assistants, but I should probably go back and rebuild an app using their stack for comparision’s sake.

2024-01-08 Reading List

A stock image featuring a modern, clean desk with a computer displaying graphs and cryptocurrency logos on the screen. Beside the computer, there's a notebook with handwritten notes about AI and trading strategies. Several finance-related books are stacked neatly on the desk, along with a cup of coffee, symbolizing long hours of research. In the background, a corkboard or whiteboard is visible with various tasks and goals, emphasizing themes of freelancing and personal branding. The setting conveys a focused work environment, suitable for an entrepreneur engaged in the digital economy, crypto, and AI space.

I’ve decided that if I’m going to spend the time to go through my news feed in the morning, I should at least start posting what’s relevant to me (and hopefully, to you as well).

SEC reissues crypto ‘FOMO’ warning amid hope for spot Bitcoin ETFs

Just say no to drugs, kids.

11 Ways To Earn Money on TaskRabbit With ChatGPT

TL;DR: Basically anything that you can do on TR
– Offer Landscaping and Design Services
– Turn Car-washing into Auto Detailing
– Offer Home Design Services
– Provide Eco-friendly Cleaning Services
– Create Customized Grocery Lists and Recipes
– Get Tips and Suggestions for Baby Proofing
– Create Resumes and Help People Find Jobs
– Schedule Appointments
– Manage Social Media for Companies
– Send Marketing Emails
– Use ChatGPT to Market Your Services

This Paper Introduces LARP: An Artificial Intelligence Framework for Role-Playing Language Agents Tailored for Open-World Games

Saving for later, I have plans for stuff like this.

Project: https://miao-ai-lab.github.io/LARP/
Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2312.17653
GH: https://github.com/MiAO-AI-Lab/LARP

Your Personal Brand Is The Key To Building A Successful Career

This is the stuff google feeds me now to keep me pumped up about being a solopreneur.

5 Passive Income Ideas For 2024

Looks like I should take blogging/writing seriously again. I’m not buying property this year, and dividend stocks aren’t going to do it. I don’t really have the desire to start a course, but we’ll see what happens.

Investors hedge bets on Bitcoin with $50K call options before ETF decision

I have been telling people that the ETFs wont’ get their BTC for less than $60k, but given that the supposed approval will go through on Tuesday, I am willing to admit that I could be wrong. Still, part of my hedging plan for this year is to take advantage of calls and put options.
Right now I can make a $19 premium by selling BTC-Mini-12JAN2024-45000-Call option, but I’ll lose out on any rise over the strike price. I’ve done it a couple of times when I thought there was no chance of the price running high, but we’re only 4 days out and there aren’t any higher calls available unless I go further out. The ### BTC-Mini-26JAN2024-75000-Call is only going for about a dollar right now.
Generally speaking, the open interest on Derbit indicates short term consensus sentiment around the 50k mark.

Bitcoin Stock to Flow Model is Back With $532K BTC Price Prediction

Ah, PlanB, he of the eternal bull. There’s no doubt in my mind that BTC will hit this price, but if you had to pin me down I’d say this is a very long-term bet. I can’t say whether I think we’ll see that this cycle. The S2F model is a useful one regarding BTC’s design and long-term sarcity model, but I think that the 30% error in PlanB’s predictions from last cycle are too far off to make any bets. I’m still holding a profit-taking level (3.6x the Mayer Multiple), which is currently around $117k.

3 Altcoins That Could Replicate Solana’s 975% Annual Growth

Borroe Finance ($ROE): Pioneering Hassle-Free Fundraising
WEMIX (WEMIX): A Steady Growth and Diverse Ecosystem
Conflux (CFX):  Blockchain  with Hybrid Consensus and Tree-Graph Technology

AlgosOne AI Trading Solution
Put this in the bucket of things I’m willing to put money in but haven’t. Their front end is slick as hell, and it doesn’t have any schemey vibes at all. Unfortunately I’m unable to complete KYC due to non-US participation, but I’m still gonna shill my reflink:

A Messari Report: Crypto Theses for 2024

I usually read these religiously, but the report was restricted to paying member back in December. Now it’s available for freebie account holders. I’ll be putting this into a vector database for sure and using it to inform my 2024 strategy.