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Does education boost IQ?

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Why school is so important, distilled: Each year of schooling increases IQ by 1-5 points, and these effects persist for a lifetime. This meta-analysis conclu...

Phillip Robinson Certain, 1943 - 2020

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Note that normally these blog posts are simply the concatenation of a tweet thread. In this case, it’s the transcript of a video reflection I made about my f...

Pecan Pie and Chocolate Chess Pie

4 minute read

On to pies! While the request was for pecan, I’m also going to talk about chocolate chess pie, which I love even more than pecan!


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Can I give you a cornbread recipe? For sure? Can I do it without writing a twitter thread about my cornbread journey? Well, I could, but… If you want to cut ...

Women Who Inspired Me

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Happy International Hey Guy, Maybe Talk About A Woman Who Inspired You That Isn't Your Wife, Mother, or Daughter— Mx Ann Dry (@anngav) March 8, 202...

What’s Really Holding Women Back

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My promotion to VP/DE became official on March, 1. Coincidentally, on that day, I also ran across this article, which really resonated with me. I’m going to ...

I’ve been promoted!

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Something very surprising happened today: I got three characters back in my bio! I’m not sure what to do with them: suggestions welcome!

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What does P-four-nines (p99.99) mean?

6 minute read

Was in a conversation about some service refactoring and the guy said “mean latency was a bit worse, but our P-four-nines was rock-solid and only twice th...

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