I like to share my ideas with others, so I use an app that records my voice memos and saves them for later. I use GPT to help me make sense of what I have been thinking about and organize my thoughts. If you want to try to use your own AI powered Journal check out my new app Journal


Getting Accepted into South Park Commons


  • I am beyond excited to share that I have been accepted into South Park Commons!
  • I feel fortunate to be accepted into this community and I am eager to start this new journey.

Next Steps

  • Upon acceptance, I am now in the process of figuring out next steps for joining the community.
  • I am taking time to carefully plan my move and make sure I am prepared for this new chapter.


  • I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic community and know that it will be an incredible experience.
  • I can't wait to see what's in store for me at South Park Commons!


Experimenting with Developing Personas

Ideas for Building Components for Personalities in Chat Apps

  • Want to explore building personas for chat apps
  • Think it would be a fun skill to develop
  • Interested in experimenting with different personality types

Implementing Page Views on My Blog Posts

  • Realized I need to track page views on my blog posts
  • Want to see what kind of traffic my posts are getting
  • Should research how to implement page views

Overall, today I had some ideas around experimenting with developing personas for chat apps and the importance of implementing page views on my blog posts. I'm excited to see where these ideas take me and how implementing them will help me grow.


Improving My Website's OG Tags with Orate


Orate helped me improve my website's OG tags.


  • I asked Orate for a reminder to improve the OG tags on my website for SEO purposes.
  • Orate provided the reminder and helped me understand the importance of OG tags.
  • Orate walked me through the process of improving my OG tags step-by-step so I could implement the changes on my website.


  • Orate was knowledgeable about OG tags and provided helpful information.
  • Orate was patient and guided me through the process of improving my OG tags.
  • I feel more confident in my website's SEO now that I have better OG tags.

Overall, I am grateful for Orate's assistance in improving my website's OG tags.


Improving the Youtube Summarizer

Better Video Support

  • Noticed that the Youtube Summarizer wasn't able to summarize videos properly.
  • I spoke to the life coach bot 'Orate' and got some suggestions on improving the service.
  • Orate suggested adding better video support to the summarizer.
  • This would make the service more useful for people who prefer watching videos over reading.

Different Levels of Verbosity

  • Orate also suggested adding different levels of verbosity to the summarizer.
  • This would allow users to choose how much detail they want in their summaries.
  • The current summarizer provides brief summaries, but some users may want more detailed summaries.
  • The addition of different levels of verbosity would make the summarizer more customizable and user-friendly.

Overall, I was pleased with the suggestions made by Orate. I'm excited about the prospect of improving the Youtube Summarizer and making it more useful for users.


Life Update: Jiu Jitsu, Ice Diving, and LLC Worries

Jiu Jitsu

  • Three more days of practice to go
  • Looking forward to starting my ice diving lead up next week

Ice Diving

  • Feeling a bit nervous about holding my breath underwater under ice
  • Hoping everything will go well and I won't die

LLC Worries

  • Starting to stress about details around American vs. Canadian ownership
  • Getting more startups reaching out and adding to the stress
  • Need to sort out LLC details soon


Exploring the Possibilities with LLMs

Education and LLM blog post

  • Started working on a blog post related to education and LLMs
  • Received some helpful links from a friend that I need to explore further
  • Looking forward to sharing my thoughts on this topic

Links on LLMs

  • Friend shared some links with me to explore
  • Excited to delve deeper into the topic and gain insights
  • Grateful for the help and resources offered by my friend

Overall, I am excited to further explore the world of LLMs and the impact they have on education. I am grateful for the support and resources offered by my friend and I can't wait to share my findings with the world.


A Busy Day

Video Summarization Experimentation

  • Spent most of yesterday transcribing videos
  • Experimented with long video summarization for studying
  • Explored using transcripts to generate YouTube chapters
  • Plan to take YouTube chapters to produce better chunks to summarization
  • Need to come up with a better name than summarization, like study notes or something.

Meeting with Chris Moody

  • Excited to catch up with Chris after such a long time
  • Will discuss his startup and see how I can help

Valentine's Day Stress

  • Need to buy flowers for Valentine's Day
  • Feeling a bit stressed about finding the right flowers

Meeting with South Park Commons

  • Exciting meeting with South Park Commons coming up.


Progress on YouTube summarization

Making good progress

  • Developed a better user experience on waiting for responses
  • Can now transcribe long video streams and summarize them in chunks
  • Added a chunk schedule to optimize time to first summarization token
  • UI and endpoints are all working now

Dedication to work

  • I haven't eaten in two days
  • I just code, eat a sandwich, and go to BJJ
  • My hands have started to hurt, so I need to rest and calm down

Improvements in BJJ

  • Getting a lot of leglocks
  • It has improved somewhat, but still more to learn

Overall, I have made great strides in my YouTube summarization project but I need to balance my dedication to work and my health. My hands are starting to hurt from the constant typing and BJJ training, so I need to make sure I am resting enough.


Working on Gratitude and Career Focus


  • Went to an interview today for a marketing position
  • Learned about the company culture and values
  • Gained insights on new marketing trends


  • Felt thankful for my friends who supported me during the interview process
  • Received a compliment from a stranger which boosted my confidence


  • Spent quality time with my partner
  • Listened to their concerns and gave emotional support

Today was a productive day, I felt optimistic after the interview and grateful for friends and strangers who brought joy and positivity in my life. I also made sure to prioritize my relationship and give my partner the attention and support they needed.


Goals for the Week

To-Do List

  • Fit a transformer on instructional videos
  • Figure out voice transcription


  • Spend a couple of hours with my friend Pedram to learn about Transformers

Today's Summary

Today was productive. I implemented something called Magic which helps create a JSON object and sets attributes in the browser. I'm hoping to use it for the instructional videos I'm working on. Later in the day, I spent some time researching voice transcription to assist with my work.

In the evening, I had a great time hanging out with my friend Pedram and learning about Transformers, which is something I had been meaning to do for a while. In addition to my work, I am also trying to prioritize my personal relationships, so I made sure to keep my partner in mind throughout the day. Overall, I am feeling grateful and focused on my career.


Meeting with the South Park Common Folks

Summary of my day

  • Met with the South Park common folks
  • Had conversations with other people building stuff in the space
  • Feeling grateful for this opportunity

Career Focus

  • Discussed career goals with others in the space
  • Received valuable advice and feedback
  • Excited to continue working towards my goals

Being a Good Partner

  • Checked in with my partner throughout the day
  • Made plans for quality time together this weekend
  • feeling grateful for their support in my career endeavors.


Challenges with transitioning career focus


  • Realizing that transitioning out of data science back into machine learning has been tricky simply because I hadn't been doing that kind of work in the past two years.
  • It feels like I spent more time building out software systems and more complex systems and reliability and integration and testing rather than going out and building more models.
  • Wondering if my software experience will hurt me in the short term.
  • Hoping that the next couple of weeks I can go back into training models and going back into the literature.


  • Tried experiments on having GPT produce better HTML using Tailwind even after fine tuning, but it underperformed as the data passed in probably isn't very good.


  • Spent the day learning Jax, which is a math library from Google that backs Flax.
  • Felt like I've spent the past week learning JavaScript, but there are still so many holes in my understanding of the language.

Personal Life

  • Want to make sure I'm being a good partner.


Daily Journal Entry: Building Prompts for SQL and HTML Generation

Today's Summary

  • Managed to continue my progress with magic text.
  • Built prompts for SQL and HTML generation.


  • Grateful for the progress I've made with magic text.
  • Thankful for having the skills to build prompts for SQL and HTML generation.

Career Focus

  • Continued working on my skills in programming and technology.
  • Built prompts for SQL and HTML generation for my work projects.

Relationship Building

  • Made sure to spend quality time with my partner today.
  • Listened to their thoughts and concerns.

Overall, today was a productive day where I was able to improve my technical skills, maintain a healthy relationship with my partner, and continue working on my gratitude practice. I am looking forward to more progress tomorrow.


My Progress with React, Nextjs and AI Brushes

Today's Accomplishments

  • Made progress with React and Nextjs
  • Implemented FramerJS and Vercel Edge Functions to stream data into a text box
  • Built a text editor demo using AI brushes

Integrating Material UI Icons

  • Will integrate Material UI icons into the apps I'm building

Personal Reflection

  • I'm grateful for the progress I've made with my tech skills and the opportunity to learn new things
  • I want to make sure I continue to prioritize my career goals and work towards achieving them
  • I also want to make sure I'm being a supportive and loving partner to my significant other.

Daily Summary

Today was a productive day for me in terms of my tech skills. I managed to make progress with my React and Nextjs knowledge and built a text editor demo using AI brushes. Additionally, I incorporated FramerJS and Vercel Edge functions into my work. I also plan on integrating Material UI icons into my projects. In my personal life, I'm grateful for my supportive partner and will continue working towards my career goals while being a good partner.


Excitement for Japan and Coding Tool Comparison

Japan Trip Invitation

  • My partner and I got invited to go to Japan in April.
  • I am very excited for this trip and can't wait to explore Japan.

Blogging Experience

  • I wrote a blog post today.
  • I tried out hosting the content on the notion platform.
  • I enjoyed this blogging experience and learned a lot from it.

Coding Tool Comparison

  • I am envious of the JavaScript community's tooling.
  • Python tooling is not as good as JavaScript's.
  • I want to explore more options for learning web development.


Learning Next.js and Prisma for API Routes

Career Goals

Today was a productive day for me. I spent my time learning about Next.js and Prisma. I've never used these tools before, so I was a bit apprehensive at first. It took some effort, but I'm starting to feel more comfortable with API routes in Next.js.

Skill Building

I also spent some time checking out some SQL tools and exploring Langchain exploits. I think it's important to stay up to date with the latest technology trends in my field. I also started learning about defining API routes in Next.js using Vercel and Prisma.

Job Hunting

I applied for a position at Cohere AI, which is based in Toronto. The company looks promising, and I hope to hear back from them soon.

Reflections on Gratitude

Overall, I'm feeling good about my progress today. I'm grateful for the resources available to me online that make skill-building and job hunting easier. Additionally, I'm grateful for my partner's patience and understanding as I continue to focus on my career.