• BLUF

    Stands for ‘below the line up front’ as a way leading with the conclusion from a memo.

  • UXR

    User experience research (UXR) is a function that works with users and analyzing data to learn about and test ideas.

  • Sapiens

    A book by Yuval Noah Harari about the history of humans and how we got to where we are today.

  • Developer Minded

    Users that think about your product in terms of how it will be used and what they need it to do.

  • Business Minded

    Users that frame decisions by understanding cost, benefits, and want to buy solutions.

  • Second Brain

    A tools for networked thought that allows the user to offload a process into something external to themselves.

  • 'Removed' Exhibit

    A photography exhibit by Eric Pickersgill which shows people in their every day life looking at their phones, but with the phone removed from the image.

  • White Fragility

    White people respond with outrage over any allegation, perceived or actual, of racism because they see racist as synononymous with bad people who hurt others.

  • Slate Star Codex

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  • Illusory Self

    In mindfulness, the practice of meditation aims to deconstruct the ego by observing thoughts and trying to notice where they originate.

  • Polymorphism

    A way of expressing similar, but different objects. For example in object oriented programming you might have a Vehicle class that specifies a method to move and any method that operates on a Vehicle can call the move method.

  • Oumuamua

    An interstellar object that passed through our solar system in 2018.

  • Karura

    Uber drivers in Kenya call it ‘riding Karura’ when you use the app to match with a driver, cancel the ride, then paying the driver a pre-negotiated amount in cash.

  • Trust Models

    Describes different systems that require reliance on others by plotting across two axes—how many people need to behave correctly out of how many for the system to work.

  • Metacognition

    How we think about thoughts is composed of metacognitive knowledge - our understanding of our thinking and learning, metacognitive regulation - strategies and practices that control our learning, and metacognitive experiences - thoughts and feelings while learning something.

  • Metta

    Love and kindness meditation where you concentrate on visualizing someone you know being purely happy and reciting phrases to with them well.