August 28th, 2021

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This is Alex from about half a year ago, when he was still at Google, demoing how to profile a web site.



Alex is great, as always, but notice the cup? Yeah, everything is a political statement...

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Again, I just marvel at how smart people (no doubt about that; I've seen how his brain works when he writes and talks about code) can put so much certainty in counterfactuals like this. There's no doubt in his mind about the effectiveness of public policy measures. As if he had access to a parallel timeline where he could have checked what effect a given policy would have had.