Hey, I'm Rob Moore — glad you made it. Here you’ll find some photography, some thoughts on Seneca and Socrates, some sports data analytics, and some software startups.
Breaking Down the NBA's Elite Scorers
A way to explore the diversity of scoring talent in the league today
The 2023 NBA MVP Race
Growing up, Sunday mornings meant the big weekly edition of the Baltimore Sun. The one with all the sports statistics a 6 year-old could want - player leaderboards across the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB, all in one place. Being a Philly fan, I would always look forward to seeing Allen Iverson at the top of the points per game list.
The NFL Heart Rate Index
Each NFL game has a heartbeat. A high-level analytical fingerprint of the game that can be leveraged for studying performance, matchups, and competitiveness. A game's heartbeat is the play-by-play win probability calculated throughout the game. It starts at a certain mark, based on the Vegas betting line, and then moves up and down over the next 60+ minutes of game time.
0: The Origin Story
In the last three years I've had: There's nothing physically wrong with me. Nothing major at least. Things showed up here and there, some more concerning than others. But nothing that posed a real, concrete threat. What I did figure out through all of this testing is that I have health anxiety.
1: Deliberate Content Consumption
When I was 12, I decided I would learn how to play golf. So the next time my mom went to Walmart, I tagged along and bought a $12 pitching wedge and an 8 pack of golf whiffle balls. Given that no one else in my family played golf, learning the sport was going to be a self-taught adventure.
I've spent the better part of the last 4 years living in England. With regards to culture, the Northeastern United States, where I'm from, and England are probably 90% similar. Most of the differences are in funny little things that occasionally pop up but have no real impact on day to day life.
3: Effective Socratic Method Part I
Socrates (470 BC - 399 BC) wrote the manual we need today for dealing with snap judgements and emotionally charged discussions. His mindset and tactical playbook are the most effective method ever developed for getting people to carefully consider their own beliefs. It is a technique built on empathy instead of argument.
4. Thinking Like Humans: Exploring the Potential of GPT-3 Applications
First BERT. Then GPT-3, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney - all the latest in the world of AI, and all the result of an advancement in machine learning (ML) modeling called transformers. This breakthrough technique adds an attention mechanism to neural networks, a key component with next generation text and image generation with AI.