Where Pippin Lee asks questions about running up hills, software and our interaction with it, and biking down hills. Currently building tools and systems for machine learning at Dessa, and looking for stars with space2vec.
I was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about “hacks” for student living. In this case I’ve done a bunch of work to find out cheaper alternatives to whiteboards.
I was originally inspired to start looking for cheaper versions of whiteboards after spending a weekend at Stanford’s D.School working on Ben Huh’s Moby Dick project.
The space is opinionated only in the sense of allowing space to be extemely flexible. Everything object within the building can be moved around to accomadate to the “space” a team needs. If you’re curious, the below video explains it well.
One of the biggest values you get from traveling the world is interacting with different cultures. I’ll admit that technology has made it a lot easier to learn, and having video calls with people halfway around the world is impressive, but it’s not perfect.
When you first step outside your country, you immediately see the varying ways of life and cultures. Why is this important? Let’s think of cultures like computer languages for a second. Variance in computer languages allow us to view problems from slightly different perspectives. We have certain variables that make up this culture. We have certain norms, certain policies, certain liberties, and certain restrictions. Visiting countries with entirely different cultures introduces us to new meanings for these variables and the ability to see problems slightly differently. We gain a new set of eyes.
Most people I meet have lived in the same city for 20+ years. When you start living in a new city you explore the hell out of it, but after a few months we just get comfortable with...