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Cracking the Coding Bootcamp – The Definitive Guide

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Six months ago I decided I wanted to become a software developer. I had almost no coding background whatsoever, but screw it, I decided to take the leap. I applied to all of the coding bootcamps in San Francisco, and went into a cave to teach myself nothing but code. I ended up getting into […]Read more »

Why I Became an Effective Altruist

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EA Global, the largest ever public gathering of EAs, has left me reflecting on what it means to be an effective altruist. A few weeks ago, 400+ attendees and prominent EA activists, including Will MacAskill and Nick Bostrom (and Elon Musk!), converged on a Google Campus in Mountain View to discuss the state and direction […]Read more »

Why I’m Becoming a Web Developer

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A new stage in my life began four days ago. I got out of a taxi on 7th and Market Street, with all of my belongings stuffed into a backpack and one suitcase. To my left, homeless men were peddling their wares and accosting passersby, and on my right, I could see the dizzying buildings […]Read more »

Your Brain on Multitabling

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“I sometime think my brain is completely ****ed up. I can’t focus on one thing at [a] time.”babar86 “I haven’t read a book in years, I can only read articles. […] I’m distracted basically instantly and have no short term memory.”jimmyvjv13 “I was told [by my doctor] that if I choose to play online poker […]Read more »

Words from the Future

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I am sitting on a porch, and next to me is an old man—grayed hair, sun-beaten skin—rocking back and forth in his chair. That man is me. That is, he’s the old man I will one day be. He is looking off in the distance, smiling. Why is he smiling? Because he’s lived a full […]Read more »

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