Author Archives: Mark Doliner

Notes about how air quality affects you

It takes hours for carbon monoxide to leave your body That means low exposure over a long period of time can be a serious problem. “Once inhaled, carbon monoxide passes from your lungs into your bloodstream, where it attaches to … Continue reading

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Cognitive Biases

Five years ago a friend posted a link to Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases with this message, “Note to self: review this at least once a year.” And it really stuck with me. I think about it a lot. It’s … Continue reading

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Choosing another new car

Edit, 2021-12-31: I’ve made no attempt to keep this info up to date and it’s from January 2020. Since then the availability of EV vehicles has certainly changed. Ford sells the Mustang Mach-E. Polestar has cars on the market. There … Continue reading

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Assorted music suggestions

NPR hosts things called “Tiny Desk concerts” about twice a week. A band or musician plays a short set of 3 or 4 songs in the NPR office and they post it on YouTube. The quality is high and I’ve … Continue reading

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Laptop shopping

I bought a laptop four months ago. A 13″ MacBook Air with Retina display, 16 GB memory and 256 GB SSD. I was laptopless after leaving Honor. I have a great desktop but I knew a laptop would be useful … Continue reading

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Interesting ideas, technologies, and companies

I’m in the market for a job! I left my old job at Honor in San Francisco at the end of February. I love Honor, loved working there, I’m proud to have been a part of their growth over the … Continue reading

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An idea: A Wikipedia-like site for collaborative law drafting

Let me explain the idea first. I’ll get into why I love this idea further down. I envision a public forum for the drafting of laws. “Crowd-sourced” is another way to describe it. The goal is to create turnkey legal … Continue reading

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Thoughts on health insurance

Last month we left our jobs and moved to a new state and we’ve been trying to figure out what to do about health insurance. The best way to sum up the experience is “ugh.” More thoughts: First let me … Continue reading

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