My kids are the best

Hey 👋🏼 I'm Greg.

I'm a guy on the internet with too many interests. Most of them orbit around learning and writing and software and kids and books and business. This is the place I come to try to string words and ideas together and hold myself accountable.
Credentials are sooo boring. I like this list better.
  • 3 amazing kids and 1 amazing wife
  • Still goes to church
  • Splits time between Maryland and Delaware
  • Will choose a beer and cigar with friends over nearly any other activity
  • 43 and feels like a wide-eyed little kid
  • Wrote software or led software teams for a living for 20 years, including some fun machine learning and model training stuff
  • Drove from Maryland to California and back with the family to see the country and have a blast in a rented RV
  • Like Erasmus, would choose books first over food and clothes
  • Runs a lot
  • Raced cars and taught other people how to race cars
  • Has 3 half-written messes that look like novels if you squint.. at some point a finished novel will be on this list!
  • Helped build a company from 2 to 250+
  • Bought our 2nd house at the beach 5 years ago and paid it off
  • Loves building things out of (wood | words | code | ideas)

Things I've Written

  • Order of Operations

    One of the defining binaries of my life - and the life of most every other western 21st century human - is the separation between production and consumption. Consumption has become near constant with…

    July 09, 2024
  • RV Trip Part Deux

    We’re two weeks into this trip and I haven’t written a single word. This is for many reasons including starting the trip off very sick (likely COVID finally), lots of driving, having 9 kids around…

    June 22, 2024
  • Brief New Parent Advice

    Someone I know just had their first child and randomly asked me “Any new dad tips?” This is someone I only know virtually, which means we use text not voice. So I took a minute to say more than a…

    June 05, 2024
  • Interesting Prompts, Part 3 (A Prompt Quine!)

    Greg: ok, we’re going to try something different now ChatGPT: Sure, I’m ready for the next task. What would you like to try? Greg: Do you know what a quine is in programming? ChatGPT: Yes, I know what…

    May 27, 2024
  • Interesting Prompts, Part 2

    I’ve been having some fun with GPT-4o and building some interesting prompts. Get ready for some crazy. This one has some huge blocks of text. Part 1: Processes and Memory Greg: ChatGPT: The…

    May 22, 2024
  • Interesting Prompts, Part 1

    I’ve been having some fun with GPT-4o and building some interesting prompts. Get ready for some crazy. Some of these will be long. So I’ll link others here as I compile and post them. Greg: I want…

    May 20, 2024

There's plenty more to read too

Things I'm Reading

That's 24 books so far this year.

  • Projects

    • CollegeValue - Compare colleges and majors based on how much money graduates make versus how much debt they accrue. Based on open-source data from the Department of Education.
    • Brains Are Plastic - A Both/And view of understanding technology for parents - coming soon!
  • Things I'm Wondering

    • How are phones and technology changing the way we grow up?
    • Can restaurants use spreadsheets as menus?
    • How do you get better at speaking?
    • How can work on small projects drive family revenue?
    • What does it take to write a spy novel?
  • Workouts I've Killed

    • 3.54 Mile Walk, a day ago
      63:53 at 17:60 pace
    • 3.33 Mile Run, 2 days ago
      40:40 at 12:12 pace
    • 3 Mile Walk, 3 days ago
      57:44 at 19:14 pace
    • 3 Mile Walk, 7 days ago
      58:07 at 19:18 pace
    • 8.81 Mile Walk, 15 days ago
      140:26 at 15:55 pace
  • Quotes Newly Discovered

    • “Of all the things Donald Trump has been accused of, none are as serious or system-imperiling as abusing the courts to dispose of a political rival.”
      -Matt Taibbi
    • “All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;”
      -Alexander Pope
    • “Nominally, it is true, the Press exists to impart information. But its real function is to provide, like the cinema, a distraction which shall occupy the mind without demanding of it the slightest effort or the fatigue of a single thought.”
      -Aldous Huxley
    • "Machines cannot pause. Despite its enormous capacity for calculation the computer is stupid insofar as it lacks the ability to delay."
      -Byung-Chal Han