The Rabbit Hole #010

The one with the guy who used GPT-3 to make cool headlines

Welcome to the tenth issue! When I started this newsletter, my goal was to get to ten issues and then re-evaluate.

I’m gonna keep it going, mostly thanks to some positive motivation from friends and some cool people recently joining un-solicited. If you like it, seriously share it with somebody, help me out.


This week’s edition:

📰 Snippets

🌏 Explore

✏ Thought of the week

📰 Snippets

Here are some articles that have been keeping me busy this week.

  • Must Read: Guy uses GPT-3 to hit the front page of HackerNews 3x (link)

  • Ripoff Report & the Super-Spreaders of slander (link)

  • Profile on Frank Slootman of Snowflake (link)

  • The rise & fall of a bitcoin billionaire (link)

  • What is a website investment fund? (link)

  • If I said the lame name of this growth framework you wouldn’t click (link)

  • $0 - $100K advertising case study (reddit)

  • One PDF… every Amazon shareholder letter (link)

  • COVID and the great unbundling (link)

  • Running a successful membership program (link)

  • The Music Copyright GOLDrush (link)

  • Analyzing 7,000 Hacker News job posts (link)

  • Shaan Puri’s frameworks (link)

  • The GME backstory, a tweet-storm (twitter)

  • Why decentralization matters (link)

  • Finally, a private stock exchange - CartaX (link)

🌏 Explore

  • As evidenced by my Must Read, I’m obsessed with GTP-3 like the rest of the world. My buddies at Zapier put out an AI beta recently that uses it. I have been messing around with it. So cool. If anybody knows how I can get the actual Open AI access hmu.

  • This week, I’ve been trolling my Call of Duty group chat with memes from Pinata Farms. I love that app.

  • In viral marketing news, did you see the one about the Twitter badge for your house?

  • I have been having fun exploring Money Made… they are essentially an aggregator of investment opportunities

  • Mini growth hack for newsletter creators - Duuce will submit your newsletter to the top 5 directories FOR FREE (Joe Rogan voice).

  • In collectables news, this Anthony Davis rookie card sold for over a millie. Also this St. Louis company will open packs of cards for 24 hours straight.

  • I like this Mr. Doodle artist. He reminds me of my friend Jim that doodles funny things mixed with Keith Haring.

  • In the IPO watch, Databricks raises $1B and will eventually IPO hot on the tracks of Snowflake (see Frank Slootman above). And what’s not to be excited about Sir Richard Branson’s SPAC taking 23andMe public?

  • I’m bullish on income share agreements. This company, Meritas, is doing ISA-as-a-service.

  • Cool product (for pet owners). Ruggable is making washable rugs that don’t look like crap.

  • NFT news… Are NFTs a solution to voting fraud? NFTfi is a company that gives real cash money loans on NFTs. Reminds me of LendVo and others who do this in the domain space.

✏ Thought of the Week

ROI on the monopoly board via Tim Hanson (on Twitter). h/t Jeremyah Grigery.


Got cool stuff to share? I’ll always give you the ole (h/t). Include your Twitter link.

Until next week.


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