Ben Mann Monthly July 2022
EAG, tattoos, hikes, action, molting doggo
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Effective Altruism Global (EAG) 2022
Decided to go at the last minute.
The optimal conference strategy continues to be: go with a friend, meet their friends, recurse. I ended up meeting a lot of great people through the open attendance and meeting system, especially in security.
I talked to some Conjecture folks. They are well meaning and have a good agenda! They are young and likely could use an infusion of folks with a bit more experience to help them implement basic HR-style practices.
I've never been around any group of people with a stronger feeling of hope and agency to make the world a better place. Super inspiring! EA's love criticism, but they can also create real change.
I haven't used these since I was a kid, but they seem to have gotten a lot more interesting. Diana and I put on the first cut-out today. Will report back with how long they last (3-7 days?), where the best placements are, and how we're perceived.
📘 Started reading The Birth Guy's Go-To Guide for New Dads
🏋️ Took a Kaiser course on back pain
🥾 Hiked Mori point / Sweeney Ridge loop
🤓 New glasses
🏄♂️ Pacifica surf day
🔒 Booked DEFCON, prepped burner phone, tried ChromeOS Flex
💼 Probably working too much
🐕 Roong-ji is molting
5 point Likert ratings for “I would recommend this content to a friend”, sorted
Simulating an entire car engine 3/5
I love when people put too much effort into something out of sheer curiosity and obsession.
Too cringe for me. Diana liked it.
Reality TV version of Synecdoche, New York, which I liked
The Northman 2/5
The Gray Man 2/5
Americans have a torture fetish?