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Co-founder / CEO of young startup doing AI for histopathology.

PhD in Mechanobiology (it's a mix of physics and biology at the cellular level). Loads of experience in image analysis, ML and more recently AI.

Dabbler in loads of hobbies from raspberry pi projects and hydroponics to poetry and motorcycling.

Refactor lurker, armchair-rationalist, and possibly slightly evil.

Partner: Cancer scientist.

Based in Singapore, grew up in many places.

TL;DR : mixed bag extraordinaire.

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Search for new and "better" social networks is online introversion.

Fly when it gets too crowded.

Federation is a healthy barrier for an online introvert.

Someone recently recommended using Facebook for ads because the data can be measured. That my target audience might not be on FB seems to not matter.

I don't understand this looking for keys under the street lamp mindset for reaching out to people.

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@vgr
People have many different emotions, but easy people don't act on most of them. They reduce their complex inner life by honesty and reliability to their mere word. They farther reduce complexity by not getting overly emotional for no apparent reason.

People who don't to that sufficiently are hard to deal with.

Contributing to Humanity is seeing (or mirage-ing) the goalpost-like constellations in stars, data, or markets and then building meaningful games for others so that they want to build ships to take you there.

If successful, you either get there or quietly start searching for new constellations to guide these built ships.

In research: it's a Nature paper or a fodder for a new grant

Startups: it's unicorns or pivots

Failures are variants of abandoned PhDs or zombie startups.

How do entrepreneurs find time to write? Is there some GTD magic I can apply?

Choosing from the problem buffet 

Trend in the last few months has been me giving up what I thought would be the most fun part of having my own company (coding), to hires.

Instead, I'm having a lot of fun discovering new problems (e.g. accounting/PR) and loving the process of learning to solve them.

Problem Buffet:
1) entrée: coding / analysis
2) main: management
3) dessert: ??

This can become a multi course meal depending on the level of detail.

Peak Grandma 

Considering that the world's population growth is decreasing, we are very likely living in a time with the most grandmas ever.

Efforts should be undertaken to gather all their knowledge and wisdom.

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I feel like I have stepped about five years into the internet past, in a good way.

This place feels like an old Indian city.

Every instance is a gully where you find/leave bits of yourself. The foodie is expressed in one, the poet in another.

Federation is a bylane, delivering whiffs and whispers from the other gullies but obscuring the real thing.

What's the stirring spoon in your field? 

In basic research it was novelty + data/proof.

In the startup world it seems to be intent.

Aneesh boosted

This feels like I reentered the old internet in a new era.

Co-founder / CEO of young startup doing AI for histopathology.

PhD in Mechanobiology (it's a mix of physics and biology at the cellular level). Loads of experience in image analysis, ML and more recently AI.

Dabbler in loads of hobbies from raspberry pi projects and hydroponics to poetry and motorcycling.

Refactor lurker, armchair-rationalist, and possibly slightly evil.

Partner: Cancer scientist.

Based in Singapore, grew up in many places.

TL;DR : mixed bag extraordinaire.

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