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

  • 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
  • Beliefs Flock

    I just listened to a talk by Scott Galloway (this one) and it was striking to me because half of the talk was clear and I found myself nodding in agreement. And then there’s the other half where I…

    May 17, 2024
  • Gentleman Farmers

    I have this recurring idea of a gentleman farmer in my head. This farmer owns many acres, stretching across the hills. He loves the land. He nuzzles the horses down in the horse farm and feeds them…

    May 15, 2024
  • Start A Book Club

    I started a book club with a couple of friends. 10/10 would recommend. Most book clubs read fiction. Most book clubs also seem to be a directed reason to get together socially. Both of those are great…

    May 14, 2024
  • Narnia

    “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion” “Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s…

    May 06, 2024

There's plenty more to read too

Things I'm Reading

That's 20 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.
    • Technology For Parents - Charting a course for parents to navigate technology for their children - coming soon!
    • Slower Lower Charcuterie - coming soon!
  • Things I'm Wondering

    • How are phones and technology changing the way we grow up?
    • What do people actually need out of college?
    • How can more people enjoy two houses?
    • How can work on small projects drive family revenue?
    • What does it take to write a spy novel?
  • Workouts I've Killed

    • 1.2 Mile Run, 2 days ago
      10:00 at 8:20 pace
    • 3.58 Mile Walk, 3 days ago
      61:30 at 17:9 pace
    • 3.29 Mile Walk, 3 days ago
      58:14 at 17:41 pace
    • 2.91 Mile Walk, 5 days ago
      50:32 at 17:20 pace
    • 3.24 Mile Run, 5 days ago
      38:38 at 11:55 pace
  • Quotes Newly Discovered

    • “You only get one life. Why not do something huge? The phrase "paradigm shift" is overused now, but Kuhn was onto something. And you know more are out there, separated from us by what will later seem a surprisingly thin wall of laziness and stupidity. If we work like Newton.”
      -Paul Graham
    • "Nothing seems more conformist or more servile to me these days than the hackneyed mythology of 'revolt'."
      -Rene Girard
    • “When you look into your child’s eyes, you see yourself, but it’s a vision of you unstained.”
      -Tim Carney
    • "The culture of liquid modernity has no 'populace' to enlighten and ennoble; it does, however, have clients to seduce."
      -Zygmunt Bauman