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I am a writer, entrepreneur, and investor. You can click the button below to get regular updates on what I’m working on, as well as recommended reading suggestions.

Recent Blog Posts

  • A Guide to Fiction Writing
    I’m now at the point where people ask me more about my tips on writing than for job referrals (thank God), but I’ve noticed that I do not yet have a single “source of truth” on the subject besides my mostly tongue-in-cheek 10 Tips on Writing. So here is an attempt at a truly expansive guide.
  • Is Science Perfect?
    Many people seem to believe that science is an end-all be-all when it comes to discerning fact from fiction. But is our current theory of the experimental method really that powerful, or does it come with its own imperfections?
  • Read, Think, Make, Share, Monetize
    For the past few years, all of my working schedule has revolved around five activities. In this post, I’ll go over these concepts — read, think, make, share, and monetize — and explain why I think they’re vital for any entrepreneur’s success.
  • A Review of MyMind
    I do not do product reviews on this blog often. The last (and first) time I did it was with YourStack, and while I’ve used a lot of tools since then nothing has particularly caught my interest. But the tides have changed yet again, and it’s time for me to preach to you all the gospel of MyMind.
  • A Few Thoughts on MMOs
    Recently, I finished reading the book Designing Virtual Worlds by Richard Bartle. Made by the creator of MUD (widely considered to be the first MMO), it goes over best practices for creating a persistent, multiplayer experience. One thing I noticed about DVW right out the gate, however, is that it’s pretty old — so old, in fact, that the book came out just one year (!) before World of Warcraft, the game now considered to be the ultimate template in MMO-crafting. This antiquity made me curious… just how much have MMOs changed?

Podcast

In this post, I’ll be talking about immortality. No, not biological immortality — but something I believe to be just as good, if not better. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/04/26/immortality/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/ — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/astukari/support
  1. Immortality
  2. Biases Against Consistency
  3. The Mythical Self
  4. Faulty Mental Models
  5. The Crazies