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GRTiQ Podcast
Claberus - Co-Founder of Karpatkey

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 42:56


Today I'm speaking with Claberus, Co-Founder of Karpatkey, a team that designs and implements non-custodial and trust-minimized DeFi strategies for DAO treasuries. As I am sure you've seen for yourself, DAOs have captured the interest of the entire web3 industry and it can be a challenge to understand what makes a DAO a DAO, how DAOs work, and what's the future of DAOs.During this interview with Claberus, we're going to go inside DOAs from the perspective of someone who has direct experience with some of the biggest and most well-known DAOs in the industry. In addition, we'll learn how Karpatkey is creating significant value for DAOs by providing expertise in treasury management. It's hard to imagine a future where DAOs flourish and teams like Karpatkey are not part of the explanation.Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

Multipolarista
New cold war math: US Fed exaggerates China's military spending with absurd graph

Multipolarista

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 17:13


The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published a jaw-droppingly misleading graph that portrays China as spending more on its military than the US. In reality, the Pentagon's budget is roughly three times larger. VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=tD4P-vWWGLc Sources and more information here: https://geopoliticaleconomy.com/2023/01/23/china-military-spending-st-louis-fed-graph

Interchain.FM
The Graph - Integrated Cosmos Hub

Interchain.FM

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 19:31


✨The Graph ✨ Guests: Tegan Kline, Joseph Al-Chami 0:00 intro 0:19 Tegan high-level overview 5:59 Joseph technical overview Please excuse the extensive background noise, as interviews were conducted in the middle of a press room in the middle of a lot of action. ______________

GRTiQ Podcast
Yaniv Tal - Co-Founder of The Graph and Edge & Node, and Founder and CEO at Geo

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 96:40


Today I'm speaking with Yaniv Tal, Co-Founder of The Graph and Edge & Node, and Founder and CEO of Geo. Ever since the launch of the GRTiQ Podcast, the community has consistently wanted to hear this interview and, to help mark this important milestone, I'm incredibly grateful that Yaniv joined me for an extended interview.During our converstion, Yaniv and I talk about a lot of different topics. I ask him about his background and his early career, and then we spend a lot of time talking about the origins of The Graph and, in a way you won't hear anywhere else, the ideas that led to it. We then shift our attention to talk about Geo, the world's first web3 browser and knowledge graph app.As you're about to hear, Yaniv is a remarkable person with a wide range of talents. He's the unique mix of tech visionary and entrepreneur, with a real vision for how to change the world. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com 

Hashtag Realtalk with Aaron Bregg
Episode 76 - Why Your Business Needs Data Visualization

Hashtag Realtalk with Aaron Bregg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 30:28


In this episode I had a chance to talk to Lisa Jones-Huff about the importance of data visualization and how it can help both security AND the business. Lisa is the Senior Director of Global Security Specialists for Elastic.Talking Points:Some basic steps for understanding how to interpret your data:What is the very first thing you should do on your data visualization journey?What type of data do you have?What is the value of that data?What types of use cases provide the most 'Combined Value'?How can Graph can help tell the story in a detail that a 'regular' person can understand?Episode Sponsor:This episode is sponsored by Elastic. Elastic is a multi-faceted business and security solutions company based out of Mountain View California.  Part of the sponsor ship fee will be going to raise money for the Autism Alliance of Michigan.

In The Hunt...
Bonus 5. The Most Interesting Graph in the World

In The Hunt...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 15:41


Sit back and enjoy mark sweeney explaining the most interesting graph in the world, This is a new series inside Fuel Video Platform. He will interveiw some of the best minds in golf and give you an answer on the puzzeling graph of the month. Stay inquisitive my friend. Plaese join Fuel for 9.95 a month to watch this series and many more......videos.mygameforge.com. IN THE HUNT IS STARTING ITS NEW SEASON NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! New format, great insight and smae talking clowns.

GRTiQ Podcast
Brian Berman - Ecosystem Brand & Marketing Manager at Edge & Node

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 70:08


Today I'm speaking with Brian Berman, Ecosystem Brand & Marketing Manager at Edge & Node. As you may already know, Edge & Node is one of the core devs teams working on The Graph.If you've ever read a blog post or tweet from The Graph, then you are already familiar with Brian's work on the marketing team at Edge & Node.During this interview, Brian shares his amazing backstory and journey into Web3 and arriving at The Graph. You may be familiar with some of Brian's story, he recently gave a talk at ETHLatam that went viral and received a lot of attention on social media. But during our interview, Brian shares a lot more of his story, including his experience growing up in New York, the son of immigrants from Ukraine, along with why he moved from a career in the traditional media industry into web3.And towards the end of the interview, Brian also introduces a new analogy that he uses when explaining The Graph to friends and family that I'm sure will gain some attention within the community.Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

The Cloud Pod
194: The Cloud Pods New Years Resolution: Change everything!

The Cloud Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 80:40


For our New Years Resolution, we decided to change some of our show. First, we have cut the lightning round in favor of our new Cloud Journey series, where we will talk about core cloud concepts over several episodes. We are also covering only the larger stories from the cloud providers, we still want to provide you with all of the news, so you'll find it in the show notes; if you enjoy the aggregation, subscribe to our newsletter to get the show notes to get your mailbox weekly.  Share your feedback through our website or join our slack team.  On this episode of The Cloud Pod, the team follows up on the news from Salesforce's last episode, as workforce cuts ensue as a fallout of the noted decline in productivity, with more on 2023 predictions from Peter, including general expectations in the tech space, while also highlighting the new Graph-explorer tool by Amazon Neptune, GCP security trends for the coming year, the CES Conference and CCOE from the new Cloud Journey Series. A big thanks to this week's sponsor, Foghorn Consulting, which provides full-stack cloud solutions focused on strategy, planning and execution for enterprises seeking to take advantage of the transformative capabilities of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. This week's highlights

Edge of the Web - An SEO Podcast for Today's Digital Marketer
560 | Understanding the Knowledge Graph and Topic Layer w/ Cindy Krum

Edge of the Web - An SEO Podcast for Today's Digital Marketer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 37:22


The SEO Sherpa, Cindy Krum, comes back to the EDGE loaded for bear! It's awesome to reflect back on what Cindy was talking about in 2018 and and nowm in 2023. She was spot on with Entities being the target of search engine optimization, and we cut back to that show just to reflect. Erin and Cindy walk through the history of the portability of concepts in search, watching what Google is leveraging as it rolls out features and functions for content providers to test. The Big G is always learning, and our job is feed the beast in order to win in search. Cindy Krum is a stellar player in the SEO constellation and we're excited to unpack this first segment of her 2022 interview with us. Be sure to check out the second episode coming shortly! [00:02:50] Introducing Cindy Krum [00:06:04] A Throwback Moment on Entities from the 2018 Show with Cindy [00:10:47] What are Entities? [00:12:43] Contextualizing the Cute Puppy Search [00:13:44] How Does Google Define an Entity? [00:15:02] Did Google Use Links to Understand Entities in the Early Days of Search? [00:16:23] How has the Knowledge Graph Evolved? [00:17:35] Site Strategics: Title Sponsor of EDGE of the Web  [00:18:20] Mobile-First Indexing was a Misnomer. It had to do with Portabiity [00:21:28] Entities Being Language Agnostic: HREFLang [00:22:50] What is Above the Knowledge Graph? The Topic Layer [00:26:26] You Can Guarantee that there's Another Training Benefit to What Google Rolls Out [00:27:30] EDGE of the Web Sponsor: WIX edgeofthewebradio.com/wix [00:28:36] Moving from Monolithic to Micro Services [00:30:31] Portability as it Applies to Passage Indexing Thanks to our sponsors! Site Strategics https://edgeofthewebradio.com/site WIX https://edgeofthewebradio.com/wix Follow Cindy Krum https://twitter.com/Suzzicks  https://www.facebook.com/cindy.krum/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindykrum/  https://www.instagram.com/mobilemoxie/  Mobile Moxie recently launched some cool new Chrome plugins for our main tools: SERPerator: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/serperator-by-mobilemoxie/ghnlaojdcibbkcgmanbbmbdgccmfdaof  Page-oscope: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-oscope-by-mobilemoxi/aofebfljannpdpbeapgnolkihjiepdeo  They also have a new WordPress Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-oscope-preview-by-mobilemoxie/

GRTiQ Podcast
Marc-Andre Dumas - An Indexer (Ellipfra) at The Graph

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 68:01


Today I'm speaking with Marc-Andre Dumas, an Indexer at The Graph. Marc-Andre launched his Indexer operation, Ellipfra, during Mission Control, which means Marc-Andre is one of the OGs in the Indexer community. Since that time, Marc-Andre has been very active in The Graph community and, as you will hear, he is now participating in the MIPs program.  During this interview, Marc-Andre talks about his career before entering crypto, his journey into Web3, and becoming an Indexer at The Graph. Marc-Andre also shares important insights on the MIPs program, Zero-knowledge proof, Firehose, and Substreams, along with his vision for the future of crypto and The Graph. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

The Last Theory
Graphs v hypergraphs in Wolfram Physics with Jonathan Gorard

The Last Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 6:50


Here's a slightly technical question:Does Wolfram Physics really need hypergraphs?Or could it based on graphs instead?Jonathan Gorard shares some interesting insights into the evolution of Stephen Wolfram's model for a fundamental theory of physics.Wolfram started with trivalent graphs, in which each edge joins two nodes, and each node has three edges.But when he ran into issues implementing simulations using these simple graphs, he solved the problem by graduating to hypergraphs, in which each hyperedge can join any number of nodes, and each node can have any number of hyperedges.Here's how hypergraphs, rather than graphs, came to be the basis of Wolfram Physics.—Jonathan Gorard Jonathan Gorard at The Wolfram Physics Project Jonathan Gorard at Cardiff University Jonathan Gorard on Twitter The Centre for Applied Compositionality The Wolfram Physics Project Concepts mentioned by Jonathan Trivalent networks (a.k.a. cubic graphs) Mathematica —I release The Last Theory as a video too! Watch here.Kootenay Village Ventures Inc.

Let’s Chop It Up! w Ziz
4DADJS RADIO / DJ JAZZYWHUT!! (The Eaze Up Show EP. 168)/ EP. 113

Let’s Chop It Up! w Ziz

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 119:54


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Homebrewed Christianity Podcast
Ryan Burge: a Year in Religion (w/ graphs)

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 94:53


Dr. Ryan Burge is back on the podcast with his most popular charts of data on religion. The graphs we discuss are the 5 most popular he shared over the last year on his nerdy twitter. Ryan P. Burge is an assistant professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University. Author of numerous journal articles,… Read more about Ryan Burge: a Year in Religion (w/ graphs)

Machine Learning Street Talk
#96 Prof. PEDRO DOMINGOS - There are no infinities, utility functions, neurosymbolic

Machine Learning Street Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 169:14


Pedro Domingos, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, is renowned for his research in machine learning, particularly for his work on Markov logic networks that allow for uncertain inference. He is also the author of the acclaimed book "The Master Algorithm". Panel: Dr. Tim Scarfe TOC: [00:00:00] Introduction [00:01:34] Galaxtica / misinformation / gatekeeping [00:12:31] Is there a master algorithm? [00:16:29] Limits of our understanding [00:21:57] Intentionality, Agency, Creativity [00:27:56] Compositionality [00:29:30] Digital Physics / It from bit / Wolfram [00:35:17] Alignment / Utility functions [00:43:36] Meritocracy [00:45:53] Game theory [01:00:00] EA/consequentialism/Utility [01:11:09] Emergence / relationalism [01:19:26] Markov logic [01:25:38] Moving away from anthropocentrism [01:28:57] Neurosymbolic / infinity / tensor algerbra [01:53:45] Abstraction [01:57:26] Symmetries / Geometric DL [02:02:46] Bias variance trade off [02:05:49] What seen at neurips [02:12:58] Chalmers talk on LLMs [02:28:32] Definition of intelligence [02:32:40] LLMs [02:35:14] On experts in different fields [02:40:15] Back to intelligence [02:41:37] Spline theory / extrapolation YT version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9BH3F2c0vQ References; The Master Algorithm [Domingos] https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=master+algorithm&i=stripbooks&crid=3CJ67DCY96DE8&sprefix=master+algorith%2Cstripbooks%2C82&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 INFORMATION, PHYSICS, QUANTUM: THE SEARCH FOR LINKS [John Wheeler/It from Bit] https://philpapers.org/archive/WHEIPQ.pdf A New Kind Of Science [Wolfram] https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Kind-Science-Stephen-Wolfram/dp/1579550088 The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy: Superintelligent AI and the Geeks Who Are Trying to Save Humanity's Future [Tom Chivers] https://www.amazon.co.uk/Does-Not-Hate-You-Superintelligence/dp/1474608795 The Status Game: On Social Position and How We Use It [Will Storr] https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60598238-the-status-game Newcomb's paradox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcomb%27s_paradox The Case for Strong Emergence [Sabine Hossenfelder] https://philpapers.org/rec/HOSTCF-3 Markov Logic: An Interface Layer for Artificial Intelligence [Domingos] https://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00206ED1V01Y200907AIM007 Note; Pedro discussed “Tensor Logic” - I was not able to find a reference Neural Networks and the Chomsky Hierarchy [Grégoire Delétang/DeepMind] https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.02098 Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture: A Critical Analysis [Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn] https://ruccs.rutgers.edu/images/personal-zenon-pylyshyn/proseminars/Proseminar13/ConnectionistArchitecture.pdf Every Model Learned by Gradient Descent Is Approximately a Kernel Machine [Pedro Domingos] https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.00152 A Path Towards Autonomous Machine Intelligence Version 0.9.2, 2022-06-27 [LeCun] https://openreview.net/pdf?id=BZ5a1r-kVsf Geometric Deep Learning: Grids, Groups, Graphs, Geodesics, and Gauges [Michael M. Bronstein, Joan Bruna, Taco Cohen, Petar Veličković] https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.13478 The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science [Gary Marcus] https://www.amazon.co.uk/Algebraic-Mind-Integrating-Connectionism-D

Steamy Stories Podcast
Shauna, the Christmas Elf

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022


‘Tis the season for giving.By TheSleepingKing. Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.7:16 amThe door from the bathroom swung open, spiling steam into the dim blue rays of light sneaking in through the blinds. Wrapped in a towel, Shauna strode into her dorm room, feet sinking into the carpet as she padded across the floor. Pausing at the window she pulled the cord to raise the blinds, bathing the room in the soft glow of an overcast Michigan dawn.A dusting of snow covered the glazing. About an inch drifted on the ledge outside. Beyond and several stories down a lone figure rounded onto the back straight of the athletic track. Shauna leaned in, her breath fogging the glass. She poked two dots and underlined them with a curve. Smiled at the new face smiling back at her. It was a beautiful Christmas Eve morning.She unhooked the towel and tossed it over the back of the chair parked under the desk. The cool air plucked at her nipples and sapped the heat from her skin. She skimmed her hands around the bulge of her breasts, across her taut tummy and the arc of her ass. Appraising her profile in the mirror she nodded. Spin class and yoga really paid off this year.From the top drawer of the dresser, she picked out white lace panties and drew them up over toned, creamy thighs. She paired them with red and white argyle knee socks and a soft strapless bra. Sifting through the hangers in the closet she settled on a flirty red A-line dress with wide shoulder straps and a length about mid-thigh. Not practical for the weather. But perfect for the mission.7:32 amShe capped the outfit with a fuzzy Santa hat and white-soled black Keds before returning to the mirror. She turned side to side and took a twirl, the dress flaring out before settling over her legs. Certainly the sexiest elf she'd ever seen. She glanced over at the clock on the nightstand. She would need to get going soon to make her deliveries. The schedule was tight.On any other Christmas Eve she'd still be asleep; tucked in tight and dead to the world in a quiet corner of her parents' six-bedroom McMansion in Traverse City. She'd get up around 10:00, meet her brother for lunch, then spend the afternoon serving food at a shelter across town before heading home for the traditional Christmas Eve dinner with her family.This year, dinner had been moved up to lunch – something about grandma and grandpa's flights. So volunteering was out. She was fine with it at first. But as the season ramped up and the holiday spirit infected her, she felt the need to replace it with something. Some way to give back. To spread a little cheer to those less fortunate this time of year.As 3rd floor RA for the co-ed dorm, she was privy to certain information. The administration realized not every student could make it home for the holidays. So the school remained open in a limited capacity, depending on the holiday and how many students remained behind. This year on her floor there were three. And since they were stuck there maybe she could celebrate with them before she left.She snatched a small white drawstring bag off her bed and slung it over her shoulder, the contents momentarily rustling about inside. Taking her key card from the dresser she slipped it into her bra and reached for the door. She paused, re-thinking, the lever rocking under her palm. Quickly, she picked it out and tucked it neatly into the back of a sock instead, before ducking out into the hall.7:40 amShauna stopped at Room 303. She gave her usual rata-tat-tat RA knock and shrugged the bag off her shoulder, holding the strap in the crook of her elbow. The corridor was weirdly quiet. No music or raucous conversation bleeding through the walls. She couldn't imagine having to spend the next week here under these conditions. A latch clicked in front of her, and the door creaked open.“Hey Ty,” she chirped, “Merry Christmas!”Ty seemed surprised by the greeting, then confused by her presence. He smiled. “Um…thanks. Merry Christmas to you too.” His eyes dipped – first to her cleavage, then to her legs – before rebounding to hers. He now seemed nervous too.“Can I come in for a minute?”“Uh…yeah, sure.” Shoving his hands into the pockets of his sweats he stepped aside. She glided past, her blonde curls swishing about her shoulders. Ty gently shut the door behind her.Shauna glanced around the suite. Open textbooks were strewn across the couch. Graph paper filled with notes littered the desk. The three computer monitors that typically flickered video games, now hosted row upon row of complex equations she didn't understand. Ambient techno pulsed softly through a pair of small speakers, and the room smelled faintly of Axe body spray.“I'm sorry,” he offered, “I wasn't expecting anyone today.”He was a freshman, so she'd only known him one semester. But he seemed like a good kid. Sure, he was disheveled, nerdy, and a little immature. But he was charming and considerate, and very bright – dedicated to keeping his name on the Dean's List. Didn't hurt that he was cute either.“That's okay,” she replied. “Santa knows it sucks having to be here over the holidays, so he got you a present.” She lowered the bag and reached inside, pulling out a deep green envelope with a silver star sticker sealing it shut. “Nothing big, just something to give you a break from…” she waved her arm toward the paper and monitors, “…this.”Cautiously he took the envelope, turning it over to find his name written neatly on the front. “Oh,” he said, “…thanks. That's…really nice.”A moment of awkward silence followed. “Go ahead,” Shauna prompted, “open it.”Ty shrugged. He peeled up the star and lifted the flap, extricating a Christmas card with a red-nosed Rudolph gracing the cover. He smiled as he opened it, eyes tracking back and forth across the page. Wedged in the crease was a white 3 by 5 note card. Flipping it right-side-up he discovered a sketch in black marker in the center. He froze, the smile fading, jaw dropped. He looked up at Shauna. Then back at the card.“Wait…,” he stammered, “is this…. Are you…. Is this for real?”Shauna raised her eyebrows and shrugged. “Santa likes to make sure no one on the nice list gets left out.” Her gaze fell to his groin, dialing in on the growing bulge. There was the response she was hoping for. She hung the bag over the doorknob. Closing the distance between them she reached out and pinched the card in her fingers.“Why don't you get comfortable.”She set it on a textbook and slouched against the desk, waiting. Ty looked left, then right, unsure of what to do. Finally, he stepped back and eased himself down to the edge of his bed. Shauna placed her hands on his thighs, pushing them apart before kneeling between them. The tented fleece covering his crotch pointed directly at her. She smiled. Looked up.“You've done this before, right?”He paused a moment, then nodded vigorously. She wasn't convinced. But it didn't really matter. It might even help keep her on schedule. She gave him a shove, forcing him to recline and brace with his arms. Grabbing his sweats by the pockets she jerked at them until they pooled around his ankles. His cock sprang out, slapping his abdomen before swaying back to vertical.She wrapped it in her fingers, the whole head protruding from her fist. He puffed and shivered under her touch. Leaning forward she lowered her head. His body tensed. She raised her eyes to find his narrowed, his mouth rounded and dry. “Relax,” she cooed, “just enjoy it,” and slipped his dick between her lips.A breath rattled his chest. She felt the blanket cinch beneath them as his fingers gripped and pulled. First she teased the glans, undulating her tongue beneath, then around and over the top. His hips shot up to meet her mouth. She lightened her hold, welcoming him in deeper.She bobbed her head to the rhythm of the music – down on one and three, up on two and four. His cock was rock hard, curving into the roof of her mouth with each descent. He sighed, and groaned, and grunted; the tone and timbre of each growing more urgent with each passing minute.Shauna's free hand dove under her dress and between her legs, fingers plucking aside the damp lace and strumming the slick, smooth lips of her pussy. Her partners were usually more experienced. More restrained. It had been some time since one had responded with such virginal enthusiasm. And she found it to be quite the turn-on.She held her neck as steady as she could, relinquishing control of tempo and depth. Ty trembled, huffing air through gritted teeth. Shauna peeked to find his eyes closed, neck strained, deep blue veins pulsing through. Sensing the moment, her fingers left the base of his dick and curled around his balls. She tightened her lips to a gentle squeeze.Ty stalled. A guttural growl forced its way into the air. His eyes popped open wide and fixed on Shauna's. With a batting of lashes, she pushed down on his throbbing cock until the tip of her nose bumped his abdomen. A heartbeat later, torrents of warm, viscid cum spewed into her mouth.The jets struck the back of her palate, sloshing over her tonsils and sliding down her throat. She swallowed hard but couldn't keep up. Each burst seemed richer than the last, filling her cheeks and leaking from the corners of her mouth. Her own juices deluged her fingers in response; the squelching filling the gaps between Ty's staggered gasps.A dozen spurts later his orgasm subsided. Shauna held his cock a little longer, savoring its texture on her lips and the mild, distinct flavor of his seed. She moved with him as his hips sagged back to the mattress, sinking him deeper to the root of his erection. After one final gulp she sucked in her cheeks and lifted her head, teasing the remaining fluids from the head of his dick.He gawked at her, speechless. She pulled her fingers from her pussy and held them up in front of her. They gleamed in the light, strands of grool clinging to her knuckles as she separated them. Fixing on him she sucked each finger into her mouth, swabbing them clean before licking her lips. Ty's eyes rolled back in his head and he collapsed flat on the bed.Shauna giggled. Pushing off she rocked to her feet. She looked at him spread over the rumpled blanket, his penis twitching on his tummy. She nodded, pleased with herself. Sweeping her hair out of her face she took the gift sack from the doorknob and the note card from the desk, slipping the latter into the former.“Did you enjoy your present?” she asked, slinging the bag over her shoulder.Ty groaned a sigh, his satisfaction evident. A smile lit Shauna's lips.“Good,” she said, “that's great.” She made her way back to the door. “You know, Santa can't offer gifts like this to everyone, so…let's keep this between us, okay?”An arm raised and a hand approximated a wave before tumbling limp to the mattress. She took it as a yes. Catching her reflection in the window she adjusted her hat. “Merry Christmas Ty,” she said softly, before disappearing into the corridor.8:05 amSnowflakes drifted past the tall narrow windows of the student lounge separating the north and south wings of the third floor. Curled up at the far end of the couch opposite the ping pong table, Shauna twisted the cap off a bottle of diet soda and took a sip. Pulling her phone from the bag she checked the time. Javon would arrive in fifteen minutes. Plenty of time to finish her drink.She stretched out across the cushions and downed another swig. This one excited her more than the others. She and Javon were casually acquainted. Though both juniors they rarely shared classes. But they saw each other often around campus; playing pool in the lounge, grabbing coffee at Starks, or stocking up on dollar tacos Tuesday nights at Frankie's. And always, always flirting.Nothing ever came of it, unfortunately. He was putting himself through school and the scholarships just weren't enough. So he needed to work a lot. Every chance he got he'd bank some overtime or pick up an extra shift. That didn't leave much time for anything else. But today was Christmas Eve. The print shop would be closed tomorrow, so he couldn't go in tonight. Which she hoped would free up just enough time for what she had in store.A door closed in the distance, followed by footsteps in the hallway behind her. She checked her phone. He was early. She chugged another mouthful of soda, then quietly stuffed everything into the bag. The footsteps halted. A latch turned and a door opened, then closed. She counted to thirty, then slid off the couch and left the lounge, rounding the corner toward 317.8:08 amShauna waited, impatiently, shifting her weight from foot to foot. Still no response. She knocked again, harder this time. Shuffling noises, then heavy footfalls. The door swung open on a scowling Javon, his uniform shirt crumpled in his fist, muscles chiseled and taut. She smiled up at him, head cocked to the side. He looked her over, his mood softening as he recognized who she was.“Hey,” he said, eyebrows furrowed. “What are you still doing here?”She shrugged, ignoring the twinge in her pussy. “Waiting to see you. Can I come in?”Javon retreated inside, tossing his shirt on the bed and perching on the edge of his dresser. Shauna followed, taking quick stock of the room. Clean and sparse. Suitable for someone who spent very little time there. She turned her attention to him. Tall and dark, with bold, crisp features. His hands splotched with cyan and yellow ink from the press.“Is um…is this a bad time?”“Nah,” he said, shaking his head. “I was just going to take a shower, then go down for a nap.” He waved a hand in her direction. “Soooo, who are you supposed to be?”“I'm a Christmas elf,” she replied. “Santa's Helper.”Javon's eyes widened. “Oh. You're a lot taller than I would have expected of an elf.”“Well, we're not all size challenged artisans baking cookies in the off-season you know. Some of us are taller, and educated, and…really cute.”He laughed, his pecs jumping. “That's fair. Please forgive my ignorance of the elf community. I don't know any – aside from you.”She shrugged the bag off her shoulder and reached inside, crossing the carpet between them. “Listen, she began, “Santa knows how hard you work to be here, and how much that keeps you from having a life. So, he got you a little gift. It won't make up for having to be here over the holidays, but it might help take the edge off?”She pulled out a red envelope and handed it to him. He stared at it, his face cycling through several emotions, settling on confused.“Thanks,” he said, “that's…really sweet. I'm sorry I didn't get you anything.”Shauna smiled to herself, setting the bag on the floor. “Open it.” She wandered past him to the window. Raising the blinds she took a quick peek outside before turning and sliding up onto his desk, swinging her feet freely beneath.Javon zipped a finger under the flap and extracted the card; a red-nosed Rudolph printed on the cover. As he shook it open a white note card fluttered out. He snatched it out of the air and held it up. A sketch in black marker graced the white space.Shauna watched over his shoulder as he stared at the figures suggested by the swooping lines. He fanned the card, then turned and eased off his seat. He walked over to her, holding it up, the image upside down. His mouth curled in one corner. “This is uhhh…you and me?”She squinted at the picture. “Well…right-side up and all, but…sure.” She took it from him and snapped it on the desk. Her arms extended, fingers wedging themselves between the waist of his jeans and the warm, smooth skin of his abdomen. She reeled him in between her legs, squeezing them in hers. “Come on,” she said, thumbs separating the button and peeling the zipper. “Take a break.”Javon reached out, tracing the curl of her ear with his finger. Tilting his head, he leaned in for a kiss. Shauna planted a hand in the center of his chest, stopping his lips a hair's breadth from hers. His heartbeat pulsed through her arm and gut, thumping through her clit like a kick drum. She tapped a finger on the card beside her. He glanced down. Then back at her. She smiled. Pushed him away.She hopped off the desk, lowering her eyes to the height of his fly. Waiting. Javon nodded. In a single swoop he shoved his jeans to the floor and stepped out. The outline of his cock bulged the breathable fabric of his boxer briefs, curving down his right leg. A squeak left Shauna's throat. She reached inside and fished it out, needing both hands to hoist the shaft.It hardened in her grip, rising, reaching for its target. She pulled a few long strokes, its heat warming her hands. She had imagined what he might be hiding. But none of those dreams fell short of reality. Reluctantly she let go. Eyes fixed on her prize she slowly turned round, bending over the desk. She shuffled her feet a shoulder's width apart and casually wiggled her ass.Javon stepped up, his demeanor all business. Stroking his meat with one hand he grabbed the hem of her dress in the other and flipped it up over her butt. Her firm white cheeks glowed in the morning light. He took the waistband of her panties and rolled them down her hips and thighs, abandoning them around her calves and exposing her labia to the chill of the room.She was sopping wet. He swiped his penis along her slit, greasing it with her cream. Current bolted up her spine, raising the hairs on the back of her neck. She threw her ass toward him, anxious to be filled. But he took his time, lubing every inch to a slippery shine. Finally satisfied, he set a palm in the small of her back and wedged the tip of his cock between her folds. Slow and steady, he sank into her vagina.Shauna gasped, eyes round. Her knees buckled, fingertips clawing at the laminate as her canal expanded to accommodate the intruder. It was thicker than any dick or dildo she remembered. And she was suddenly grateful he'd been so careful to slicken up.He took shallow, steady thrusts, loosening her vice a touch each time. Short, silent breaths gave way to grunts and groans. She tried to restrain herself in case anyone still left was walking the halls. But it was a losing battle. The pressure coiling inside would soon be too much to contain.Javon curled over her. Reaching into her dress he freed her breasts from their padded sling and cupped one in each hand. He pinched her nipples between strong fingers, yoking her tits to her clit with little bolts of lightning. The heat of the moment telegraphed through her skin, flushing her ears, cheeks, and chest a robust, rosy pink.He pushed on, diving deeper into her velvet pouch. Her arms burning, Shauna lowered her elbows and forehead to the desk. Her hair shrouded her periphery, leaving the only clear view that of her lover's balls swaying back and forth between her thighs. A delightful fog rolled over her brain, occluding everything outside the aura of their bodies.“Do you want it all,” Javon whispered, his voice piercing the veil.Shauna turned her head, mouth agape. “That's not all of it?”A baritone chuckle rumbled from his chest. He straightened up, releasing her boobs for a firm hold of her waist. He eased down the throttle, slowing his rhythm. Measuring the distance. She caught his eyes for a moment, glimpsing the same lechery she felt coursing through her veins. He smiled at her. Then hilted his cock in her pussy.“Uhhh gawd.” A wave of pleasure rippled out from her core, breaking over her entire body. She couldn't gauge how big he was, but he was now twice as deep as he had been seconds ago.He gave her a moment and a few shallow dips before ramping up the pace; drawing his dick out to the barb each time before plunging back in. Shauna's ass rippled, limbs shuddering under each impact. She stretched her arms to brace herself. But her hands squeaked against the desk each time he crashed into her, jolting her forward.She began to lose control. Her pelvic muscles clenched; labia stretching around his shaft. He growled his approval. A stern smack stung her left buttock, forcing a squeal from her larynx and a shock to her sex. Another followed, echoing off the walls into her ears. Her strength failed, drooping her back and turning her legs to jelly.Javon grabbed hold of one and lifted it, bending the knee and setting it securely on the desktop. He continued to hammer away. The cords binding her orgasm began to fray. She imagined his view from behind; her sodden pink snatch vulgarly splayed for the massive dark rod plowing her gut. Words escaped her, leaving only screams and moans to communicate her desire.8:42 amShauna's head was swimming, her brain just mush. But she held on, wanting this ecstasy to last forever. Her hat flew off her head, landing silently on the windowsill. Long fingers raked through her hair. They gathered her curls into his fist and pulled. Her head snapped back, jaw dropped, eyelids fluttering. The cords snapped and the coil exploded.She bore down on his dick, silent and stiff, her body racked with orgasm. Her toes dug into the carpet, her raised foot flopping about over the edge of the desk. She slapped the top with her hands, translating her contractions into a frantic rhythm beat out for Javon to hear. Her juices flowed freely, seeping out past his cock and dribbling down her thighs. And through all this, he continued to fuck her.Shauna's orgasm continued in suspended animation, tweaking her muscles and prickling her skin. As snug as he fit there was now no friction. He glided in and out like a piston in a well-oiled machine. He pumped harder, faster, working to create resistance. But her pussy was a flooded mess and that wasn't going to change.He whispered something toward her ear. A question? She couldn't decipher the words. But it didn't matter. As long as he kept filling her, perpetuating this feeling, he could do whatever he wanted. She nodded as best she could. The pounding slowed and the hand holding her waist released. The slapping of skin ceased, and his penis slipped out of her vagina.The emptiness was deflating, like the air had been sucked from her lungs. She turned to look but he stopped her, pushing her head back down to the desk. She opened her mouth to demand he continue and that's when she felt it. The pressure on the dip of her anus. Her insides knotted up. Everything clenched, then released. Her rosebud relaxed, and Javon's cock surged up her ass.She held her breath, expecting pain. But there was none. Only an indescribable fullness she had never experienced before. Each time he retracted her stomach dropped. Each plunge threatened to split her at the seams. Orgasm ripped through her again, rattling her bones and sweating from every pore. The room closed in, swaddling her in a thick black heat. She screamed but heard nothing. Felt only his cock.His fingers curled over her shoulders and around her neck. He pushed and pulled her with new urgency, opposing the swing of his hips. He'd found the resistance he was seeking, and it drove him on toward ferocious climax.In her stupor, Shauna somehow regained control of her limbs. She twisted an arm behind her back and flailed at his. When he looked down, wanton lust blazing in his eyes, she willed words from her lips.“Cum in me,” she cried, breathless, desperate for his load. “Cum in my ass.”He glared at her, neck craned, jaw set. He shifted his weight, pinning her tits to the desk and raising her butt. He tried to hold out a bit longer. But she was too tight and he was too far gone. Nodding his head Javon closed his eyes and buried his throbbing cock balls deep, erupting hot semen deep in her bowels.He roared in release, his balls smashed against her pussy, rocking into the curve of her ass. The pressure lifted her foot from the floor, grinding her hip into the edge of the desktop. But she didn't care. His cum splattered inside her, capping her climax with a warm, gooey buzz. Her buttocks quaked with each spasm. She had his cock. All of it. In the moment, that was everything.9:04 amGradually the pumping slowed. The pressure on her back eased and the room drifted back into focus. She glimpsed herself in a mirror near the window; hair disheveled, bare breasts smushed beneath the cockled red fabric; a trembling leg coiled on the desk, panties dangling casually from her ankle.“You are so fuckin' hot,” said the voice in her ear. She cooed, not yet able to formulate words. He rested in her a moment longer, sharing her warmth.When they'd finally caught their breath Javon stood tall. Kneading his hands into the meat of her cheeks he pushed himself back, emerging from her ass with an obscene wet slurp. Empty, Shauna sighed, the void disappointing. Her rosebud gaped, then winked several times before shrinking back into place.Javon slumped against the wall near the window. Fumbling with the latch he cracked it open. December rushed in, swirling round their bodies and raising goosebumps on their skin. Shauna shivered, invigorated, the cold soothing her scalded sex. Watching her lover she smeared her cream over her pussy and along the crack of her ass. His organ flexed toward her, but Javon shook his head. Smiling, she wriggled off the desk.On wobbly legs she gathered the note card and the bag and set them on the edge of the bed. Rummaging around in the neck of her dress she tucked her tits back into her bra and plumped them into position. Javon sauntered over, her hat in one hand, soggy panties in the other. She took the cap and fit it over her head.“Can't put those back on,” she said of her underwear. “You keep them.”He nodded, draping them over the corner of the television. She shouldered the bag and looked up at him.“Did Santa get you what you wanted?”He laughed. She followed his eyes down to his semi-hard, polished rod.“I think he fucking crushed it,” he replied. Closing the gap between them he lowered his voice. “Tell me something though. Is this strictly a Christmas situation, or…are…special occasions not required.”Shauna shrugged, the corners of her mouth curling up. “Why don't you come by sometime and find out,” she offered. “You know where I live.” She gave his penis a playful nip and tug and backed out into the hallway.9:13 amShauna stood quietly outside Room 334, gently swaying to a tune in her head. Her fingertips tingled and her pussy hummed along to the beat, still riding the high of the last half-hour. A trickle of semen stained her inner thigh, the remainder of Javon's deposit still trapped inside. She smoothed the front of her dress and flipped the pom of the hat to the side. She was a few minutes behind schedule. But that shouldn't be critical here. Ready for more, she knocked on the door.There was a rustling inside. A few moments later the door opened on a beautiful raven-haired Japanese girl in a tight anime tee shirt and bright blue boyshorts. Seemingly surprised, the girl dropped the pencil she held in her left hand.“Hey Sachiko,” Shauna chirped.Sachiko ripped off her headphones and flashed a nervous smile. Shauna nodded inside. “Can I come in for a minute?” Sachiko glanced over at something Shauna couldn't see, then backed her slender frame away from the door. Shauna strode inside, the latch clicking shut behind her.Unlike her first two stops, this was a bit of a gamble. Their contact had been minimal, generally restricted to her RA duties. And her scouting report was incomplete. She knew Sachiko was a sophomore, and a graphic design major. She spent summers at home in Osaka. But she couldn't afford to fly back and forth for breaks, so she usually spent them on campus.Rumor was she was into women. Of this Shauna had no confirmation. But from their interactions in the dorm and Sachiko's shyness and fluster around particular friends she did have a feeling. It was risky. But that heightened the thrill.The room was warm and cozy, lit by a floor lamp and a cube on the nightstand. Fuzzy orange pillows adorned the loveseat below the window. Incense burned in a jade tray on the corner of the dresser and a thick down comforter covered the bed. Several sketchpads scattered across the desk, a collection of porcelain cats lining the shelf above. It was clearly the space of someone needing a touch of home.“Am I like…in trouble…or something?” Sachiko wondered.“No,” Shauna laughed, amused as much by her apparent discomfort as the absurdity of the question. “I mean, have you ever been in trouble? I just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays.”Sachiko blushed. Her face made several contortions before settling on a half nod and awkward smile. “Th…thank you,” she stammered. Shauna pinched her lips between her teeth. So far so good.“I like your kitties,” Shauna continued, drifting toward the shelf. She scanned for messages, photos, anything that might give her a clue.“My sister sends me a new one for my birthday every year,” Sachiko offered.“They're beautiful.” She spotted a sheet of paper with dark smudges sticking out of the pad on top of the pile. “What's this?” she asked, reaching for it.“What? Oh!” Sachiko leapt toward her, mortified. “It's nothing, I just – ”Before she could swipe the pad Shauna had the page, staring at a gorgeous unfinished graphite sketch of a sleeping woman. She lay on her side, head on a pillow, hands underneath. Bikini panties cloaked her nethers, an arm crossed her bare breasts. And her face. Well…. Her face was very familiar. Shauna smiled to herself. This might work after all.Sachiko slunk back as Shauna turned around. She studied the drawing a moment longer, impressed by the resemblance. Finally, she looked up at Sachiko. The rosy hue of her cheeks crept into her face and neck. Shauna noticed for the first time she wasn't wearing a bra.“Did you draw this?”Sachiko sighed, looking everywhere forward. “I um…. It…it's for a class.”“You did it from memory.”She rubbed her arms with her hands. “Yeah. It just…works that way.”“It's amazing.”Shauna returned the drawing to the desk. Sluffing off the bag she retrieved the final card. “I know you don't really celebrate Christmas,” she said, “but it can't be easy being here by yourself while everyone else is. So, I got you a gift.”The silver envelope rested in her palm while Sachiko hesitated, her name glittering in gold marker. She looked up, embarrassment clouding her eyes. Shauna smiled, extending her hand. Finally, Sachiko accepted.She zipped open the flap and removed the card. A red-nosed Rudolph blinked at her from the cover. Shauna dropped the bag on the loveseat. She clasped her hands behind her back and crossed her legs at the ankles, a flirty little swivel seizing her hips. Sachiko picked the note card from the fold and looked closely. Her fingers began to tremble.Shauna sidled up closer, tucking a lock of Sachiko's hair behind her ear. Sachiko jumped at the light touch. But her gaze remained fixed on the card. Her lips parted. No sound escaped.“If you want me to stop,” Shauna murmured, “just let me know.”She kissed Sachiko's ear lobe, rolling it between her lips before drifting to her cheek and the nape of her neck. Sachiko's tremor spread to her chest. The cards fell from her grasp. Shauna continued down, over her shoulders to the swell of her breasts. She caressed one in each palm, grazing the nipples with the soft cotton of the shirt.Sachiko tangled her fingers in Shauna's hair. They curled and flexed as Shauna descended, raising her shirt and kissing her navel. She lingered there, circling, lips skimming Sachiko's butter-smooth, unblemished skin. She smelled of cherry blossom and jasmine. Shauna filled her head with the scent, priming her for the peach she was about to unwrap. Sachiko's hushed whisper floated down from above. “Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.”Sinking to her haunches Shauna eyed Sachiko's sex. A small wet spot darkened the fabric between her legs. Shauna peeled the underwear down over Sachiko's ass and thighs, pooling them around her feet. Exposed to the low light was a plump, tidy pussy, closely cropped dark pubic hair gracing her mound. Shauna's lips quivered. She bowed, pressing her face between Sachiko's thighs, sopping up the heat.Sachiko moaned, easing her legs apart, welcoming Shauna's tongue between her folds. Her entire body shook, chopping her breaths between chattering teeth. Shauna probed a little deeper. Sachiko doubled over, humping Shauna's mouth. Shauna yipped with delight. She shook her head side to side, slathering Sachiko's light sweet syrup over her cheeks and chin.She dug her nails into the brunette's ass, spreading her cheeks and kneading the meat. Sachiko mauled her own breasts, stretching and twisting the characters on her shirt into impossible shapes. Buffeted by Sachiko's gyrations Shauna wobbled on the balls of her feet. It was all she could do to hold on for the ride and she found herself failing at that. Toppling to her butt she roped an arm around Sachiko's neck and pulled her ear to her dripping lips.“Sit on my face,” she hissed.Sachiko fell to her knees, straddling Shauna's chest and pinning her to the floor. On all fours she scooched forward over the blonde's shoulders until her succulent snatch hovered over her RA's gaping mouth. Shauna's tongue darted out, flicking Sachiko's swollen clit. Stifling a scream Sachiko collapsed on Shauna's kisser, squeezing her ears between her thighs and swirling her pussy over her lips.Shauna lost herself in Sachiko. Inhaling her essence. Drinking her qi. She thrilled at her lover's responses – involuntary, honest and pure. There was no pretention. Only the passion of an inexperienced girl wholly submitting to her desires. She reveled in it, lapping at Sachiko's sex from the hood of her clit to the crease of her ass.Sachiko's back arched, thrusting out her chest. Her head lolled back, eyes strafing the ceiling. She squirmed on Shauna's face, blissfully ignorant of her weight, Shauna's nose, or her need to breathe. She reached back between the Shauna's splayed legs, probing under her dress until her fingers found the blonde's honeypot and slithered inside.Strangling Sachiko's wrist in her thighs Shauna groaned into her pussy. The vibrations spurred Sachiko's building orgasm, winding her body tighter and tighter, pushing her fingers faster, deeper. The circuit closed, the feedback loop complete. Every flip of the tongue, every curl of a digit, amplified the next.Sachiko bucked and thrashed. Shauna swirled and writhed. Again and again they traded blows until suddenly Sachiko fell silent, her body rigid, muscles strained. Clutching fistfuls of Shauna's hair Sachiko spread her knees and bore down, smashing her quaking pussy into Shauna's lips and gushing slippery, viscous cum all over her face.Racked with spasms she hunched over Shauna's head, wave after crashing wave of orgasm pummeling her sex.9:38 amWhen the contractions finally slowed, Shauna worked her hands up to Sachiko's buttocks and nudged her. Spent, Sachiko rolled away, settling on her back against the foot of the bed. Shauna's chest heaved, gulping the cool dry air. Her eyes re-adjusted to the light. Reaching up she brushed the hat off her head and raked her fingers through moist matted hair. Arms flopping to the floor she sighed. That went well.She rolled her head and looked at Sachiko. The junior lay knees up, feet flat on the floor, her arms draped between her legs – the odd twitch in her muscles interrupting her stillness. Shauna willed herself up and crawled over. Finding her eyes shut she pressed in close and planted a tender kiss on her forehead. Sachiko smiled.“Merry Christmas,” Shauna whispered. Sachiko nodded, radiant from her orgasm. Shauna stroked her ear. “If you want me to model for you sometime,” she added, “give me a call.”She gathered her things and prepared to leave. As she passed the mirror on the closet door she stopped to look. Her face and neck glistened, glazed with Sachiko's juices. She tossed the hat in her hand, raising it to wipe herself clean. But she didn't. She decided instead she liked the way it looked. And she'd wear it a little longer. Pursing her lips, she slipped out of Sachiko's room.Light as a feather she skipped down the hall toward her room. She slowed passing Javon's door, wondering if he was already asleep. Her phone chimed in the bag, interrupting her curiosity. Retrieving it she scanned the screen and frowned. Two texts and a missed call. All from her brother.“Hey Josh,” she answered.“Yo, where the hell have you been?” There was an urgency in his tone. “I've been calling you. I'm out front, let's go!”She frowned. “Wait, what time is it?”“Quarter to ten. I told you I'd be here at 9:30, remember?”She thought for a minute, then rolled her eyes, realizing what went wrong. “Fuck,” she spat. “I thought you meant 9:30 your time.”“So you're not ready?”“No, I packed last night. I'll be right down.”Hanging up she shook her head. How did she make that mistake? She thought she'd have an hour to shower and clean up, but now they were running late. No time for any of that. Swiping the key card from her sock she popped into her room and tossed the gift bag on the bed. Snagging her backpack and navy peacoat from the closet she dashed back out headed for the lobby.9:52 amShauna flung open the passenger door of the coupe and tumbled inside, stuffing the backpack between her feet as she settled in the seat. Her teeth chattered from their brief exposure to the cold. Rubbing her hands together near the warm air vent she looked over at her brother behind the wheel. He stared at her, forehead crinkled, a mix of confusion and amusement scrawled across his lips.“What,” she said, staring back.He glanced down at her bare thighs – the coat just covering her lap – then back at her scowl.“Nice touch,” he replied, pointing to the bright red pileus cap.“Thanks,” she quipped, flashing a smile.“But you know it's snowing, right?”She flipped him the bird. He shrugged.“You're going to get Uncle Leo in trouble today.”Shauna tried to stifle her laugh. “Just drive Josh.”He put the car in gear and pulled away from the curb. “Unlike you,” he said, “I got an early start. So I'm going to get some coffee. Did you eat already?”“Yup,” she nodded. “Several times.”Josh's eyes narrowed, but he said nothing.At the next light he made a left and turned into the coffee shop drive-thru. Waiting in line behind a pick-up he turned to his sister. “Are you okay?” he asked. “You look a little…weird.”Shauna checked herself in the side mirror. She could taste Ty's spunk on her tongue; feel Javon's cum in her ass and Sachiko's pussy all over her face. A shiver buzzed her clit. She reclined the seat several notches and sighed, beaming at the ceiling.“Yeah,” she said softly. “I'm just…filled with Christmas spirit.” Quietly she shoved her hands beneath her legs to keep from touching herself for the remainder of the trip.By TheSleepingKing for Literotica

GRTiQ Podcast
The Best of 2022 (Part 2)

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 52:45


Episode 98: This episode is The Best from 2022 (Part 2), where we're featuring highlights from Episodes 73-96.Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

Future of Agriculture
FoA 343: Artficial Intelligence, Knowledge Graphs, and a Cloud for Agriculture with Krishna Kumar of CropIn

Future of Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 33:08 Very Popular


Sound Agriculture: https://www.sound.ag/CropIn: https://www.cropin.com/Software is Feeding the World Newsletter: https://www.rhishipethe.com/newsletterToday's episode features Krishna Kumar of CropIn. Krishna shared with me CropIn's 12 year journey in the agtech world, which I think is in some ways representative of agtech's journey more generally. They started by building applications for farmers and companies with a vested interest in agricultural supply chains. From scaling their digital solutions to now 500 crops and 10k varieties in 92 countries, they realized they were capturing a lot of data and built what they call the Data Hub. They also started to build artificial intelligence models which now exist for 22 commodities in 13 countries. Krishna gives some examples of the wide range of use cases for those AI models.Now, CropIn is entering the next phase of the 12-year old company. A few months ago, the company announced the launch of a cloud platform with integrated apps. Founded in 2010, Cropin's other products are live in 92 countries, it is partnered with over 250 B2B customers and it has digitized 26 million acres of farmland. It claims the world's largest crop knowledge graph from the data I mentioned of more than 500 crops and 10,000 crop varieties.In short, CropIn wants to help make it easier for companies to build their own AI models by providing the data and infrastructure needed, which Krishna says is roughly 80% of the work. Like many people lately, I've been playing with OpenAI's ChatGPT platform lately. It has really opened my eyes to what's coming. The chance to really pull together data sets into optimal answers in a user friendly way. I have no doubt we will see a similar trajectory in agtech, and companies like CropIn are doing interesting work to that end.One interesting aspect to this story is CropIn's ambition to build a knowledge graph for agriculture. This is a term that I was not familiar with a year ago, but i've learned about knowledge graphs this past year from reading Rishi Pethe's tremendous newsletter Software is Feeding the World. He explains the concept in his 116th edition in September. I'll link to that in the show notes, I highly recommend it to understand this episode even better. He revisited it again in his 2022 recap edition which is 126, and I thought I'd just read his excerpt that he included in both editions. Here are Rhishi's words: “How can knowledge graphs work in agriculture?Knowledge graphs can incorporate both structured (for example, coming from a spreadsheet, or precision agriculture equipment) and unstructured data (a twitter feed, images, YouTube video, bulletin board information, books etc.) Knowledge graphs can be successful and valuable if they can uncover new insights by automatically incorporating new data sources, understanding the context, finding new connections, and continuously evolving and learning.Building a data set of crops and varieties is a necessary and an early step to building a valuable knowledge graph in agriculture. It is an extremely hard challenge to go from data, to context, to connections, to new and surprising insights using knowledge graphs. It will take some unknown (aka long) amount of time.” - Rhishi Pethe,

GRTiQ Podcast
The Best of 2022 (Part 1)

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 60:35


Episode 97: This episode is The Best from 2022 (Part 1), where we're featuring highlights from Episodes 47-72.Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

It's Always Day One
New UI update will show 4 KPIs on Ad Campaigns graph (Week 51, Lesson 2)

It's Always Day One

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 1:28


A new UI update on the Ad console will now allow you to choose 4 KPIs to show simultaneously on the Ad campaigns graph. Amazon has started rolling it out in a few accounts.5 Amazon ad lessons. 2 minutes read. 1 weekly email.https://georges.blog/subscribeFind every wrong with your Amazon ads in under 72 hours.https://georges.blog/audit

The Fishing Guide Podcast
NW Arkansas Marine Electronic Installer Greg Robinson goes in depth on installing and about being an authorized Trophy Graph Systems dealer

The Fishing Guide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 15:55


In episode 146 of the Fishing Guide Podcast host Brad Wiegmann interviews Northwest Arkansas marine electronics installer and Beaver Lake crappie fishing guide Greg Robinson. Robinson goes in depth on his installing business and about being an authorized Trophy Graph Systems dealer for the Northwest Arkansas region. Tackle Time features PICO Lures.

GRTiQ Podcast
Alex Pakalniskis - Indexer DAO, Graph Advocates, and AdvocatesDAO

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 66:15


Today I'm speaking with Alex Pakalniskis, Graph Advocate and member of Graph AdvocatesDAO. In addition to his contributions in Web3 and The Graph, Alex works as a Product Engineer at Esri, an industry-leading mapping software and spatial analytics company.  There's a good chance you have already met Alex. He's very active in Graph Advocates and the broader Graph community, often hosting online events, such as coding workshops, or social events, like online scavenger hunts. During this interview, Alex talks about his full-time job at Esri, how he became interested in Web3 and found his way to The Graph, his experiences as a Graph Advocate and AdvocatesDAO member, and his membership in a new community-organized Indexer, IndexerDAO. And, as you will hear, Alex is incredibly thoughtful, smart, and eager to help others on their own Web3 journey.  Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.co 

Unleash the Awesome
What I Learned from Spending a Few Days with Grant Cardone

Unleash the Awesome

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 27:26


You can subscribe and listen to every episode of the "Unleash the Awesome" podcast at https://gambrill.com/podcast .  0:50 You can learn from successful people whether you agree with everything they do or not. 2:40 If you want a deeper dive into what Dave learned from Grant, including some powerful, action-oriented resources, then head to https://gambrill.com/2023 .  3:22 When you do your marketing correctly and consistently, selling becomes much easier.  6:35 Graph everything - make your key performance indicators, dashboards, etc. easy to see and understand and keep them in front of you. 7:52 Build your email list! 8:27 Get your systems and processes locked on. 9:40 "Increase Your Productivity Through the Power of Trello and Kanban" - Episode 33 of the "Unleash the Awesome" podcast with Dave Gambrillhttps://gambrill.simplecast.com/episodes/increase-your-productivity-through-the-power-of-trello-and-kanban . 10:34 Create a "studio" in your house to consistently create content. It can be as simple as a dedicated place like a sunroom, dining room table, or even a walk-in closet with decent lighting and a good microphone. But if you don't have any of that yet, get started using your smartphone. 12:25 "My Simple Content Creation Framework - Who's the Who? So What?!" - Episode 8 of the "Unleash the Awesome" podcast.https://gambrill.simplecast.com/episodes/my-simple-content-creation-framework-whos-the-who-so-what . 13:04 "What is the ROI of being invisible in the marketplace?!" - Grant Cardone  14:26 "How will you know whether something works for you until you work it?" - Grant Cardone 15:05 "1000 True Fans" - Kevin Kellyhttps://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/ . 17:48 The top five things Grant focuses on in his business are Mindset, Marketing, Sales, Communication/Networking, and Scaling. 18:38 Grant spends a lot of time meeting new people and networking. Your network determines your net worth.  22:08 In general, your marketing should focus on helping people move towards pleasure or avoid pain.  . . . . . . . .  Want some help deciding what tech tools to use in your business? Check out Tech Tools Tuesday.https://gambrill.com/ttt . Come join the conversation in our communities... Digital Marketing Mentorship with Dave Gambrill Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/dmmdavegambrill . Digital Marketing Mentorship with Dave Gambrill Telegram Channelhttps://gambrill.com/telegramdmm . And let me know what you thought of this episode and what you'd like me to cover in future episodes over on Instagram.https://www.instagram.com/gambrill/ .  #unleashawesome #grantcardone #10x #unbreakable #toolset #entrepreneur #success #skillset #publicspeaking #digitalmarketing #coaching  #trainer #creatoreconomy #process #systems #gambrill #davegambrill #execution #framework  #partner #sidehustle #kevinkelly #1000truefans #automation #kpi #marketing #moneymindset #sales #selling #trello #kanban    CONSUMER NOTICE: You should assume that I have an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the providers of goods and services mentioned in this broadcast and may be compensated when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.

Untold Stories
Building a Value Graph: Creating vs Extracting with Sakina Arsiwala of Taki.

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 32:31


Today's guest is Sakina Arsiwala, Co-Founder of Taki. We begin our conversation by discussing Sakina's experience working at NextDoor. Sakina explains how NextDoor enabled trust by ensuring the users of the platform were verified and how that helped create a flywheel effect for getting users to use and trust the platform. We discuss the lessons blockchain startups can take from NextDoor's success. We transitioned our discussion to focus on Taki. Taki is an engage-to-earn social network which aims to create a better community by rewarding users with a stake in the network itself. Traditional social networks have become stagnant and exploitative: bombarding users with advertisements, operant conditioning for engagement, and preventing free movement. These problems stem from a fundamental incentive misalignment between the users who create value and the platform that extracts it. The new tools and paradigms of web3 offer an opportunity to create a better system. Engage-to-earn rewards user contributions. Free-flowing tokens enable low-friction value transfer. User coins deepen creator-audience relationships and create new engagement vectors. Decentralized organizations grant users governance over their own platform. Composability on-chain unlocks the interoperable potential of the whole blockchain ecosystem. Taki promises a better social network, shifting focus from the social graph to the value graph. Sakina has held Product and Growth leadership positions at Nextdoor, YouTube (She took Youtube International, launched 22 countries, including India), was Product Lead on Google Search Internationally. She also co-founded a social startup that was acquired by Groupon, where she led Social Product Growth for Groupon. She loves building products that help level the playing field. We discuss Taki, Web3's promise, the future of Social Networks, the Creator Economy, and much more. Sakina explains who is currently their core user base and how they imagine expanding their user base over time. Sakina goes on to explain Taki's value proposition to content creators and how web3 enables them to have more control over their careers. We discuss why Taki is focusing on UX and why simplifying the user experience is how you onboard the next wave of crypto participants. Sakina explains engage-to-earn and why this model can be so powerful for both creators and their fans. We discuss the importance of thoughtful token economics and Taki's approach to ensuring proper token dynamics. We discuss the future of advertising in web3 and how web3 can help create a better advertising experience. Sakina discusses the mission of web3 and the importance of building products and services that enable web3's core ethos. Our final conversation topic centered around the importance of interoperability and synergy for the long term value proposition of web3 to come to fruition. Sakina stresses the importance for protocols to strive to be self-sustaining. Please enjoy my conversation with Sakina Arsiwala

Heroes in Business
Experian Identity Report, Identity Graphs with Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist for Experian DataLabs in North America

Heroes in Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 10:33


Experian Identity Report focuses on Identity Graphs with Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist for Experian DataLabs in North America, interviewed by David Cogan famous host Heroes Show and founder Eliances entrepreneur community. The Experian DataLabs are at the forefront of the company's efforts to scan the horizon for opportunities to disrupt and transform the business with data and more in this episode.    

The Fishing Guide Podcast
Trophy Graph Systems Johnny Christy and Beaver Lake crappie guide talk about different marine mounts for boats

The Fishing Guide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 19:31


In episode 145 of the Fishing Guide Podcast host Brad Wiegmann interviews Rose Metal Products Trophy Graph Systems Johnny Christy and Beaver Lake crappie guide Greg Robinson. Christy goes in-depth on the complete line of Trophy Graph Systems; in addition to talking about the new updated versions of the Trophy Graph Mounts with its iconic logo and improved structural design. Robinson reveals that he is an authorized Trophy Graph Mount dealer and professional marine electronics mount installer in Northwest Arkansas. Tackle Time features PICO Lures.

The DeFi Download
CoinFund: picking the best investments in Web 3.0 with Jake Brukhman

The DeFi Download

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 51:49


CoinFund is a crypto-native investment firm and registered investment advisor. The team specialises in portfolio management, token design, decentralised networks, as well as research, trading, market structure, engineerings, brand strategy, law, and regulation. CoinFund has made investments in a number of different projects, some of which include Dapper Labs, Upshot, The Graph, Balancer, and Fuel Labs.Chapters[01:23] Why Jake decided to start CoinFund and how he got his start in the investment industry [04:16] The more complicated aspects of being an investor[05:56] Where did CoinFund obtain its first round of funding? [06:57] What was the amount of CoinFund's initial financing round and what was the return on investment? [07:20] Investment and capital allocation mindsets may be shifted via foresight, conviction, and the support of others (including those closest to you in life).[09:32] When looking back on the infancy of the cryptocurrency market, what trends does Jake observe that the CoinFund team looks for in addition to the three things a traditional investor looks for (team, technology, and traction)?[10:03] Blog article by Jake detailing the 9 core value propositions of crypto networks[12:14] What does Jake see as the insight that will make the overlap between crypto and AI succeed in terms of deep value delivery?[19:01] How do we move from open development to guaranteeing that the original investors monetise the output of the final model and receive a return on their investment?[23:10] The desktop of the future will be little more than a text command prompt, and all software will be built from scratch[24:01] Generative and creative artificial intelligence systems and algorithms hold great promise for the creation of valuable assets. What does Jake think of NFTs as an asset class, and how does he anticipate that this category of assets will continue to expand and become increasingly financialised in the future?[26:44] Is there a difference in the liquidity of fungible and non-fungible assets?[28:57] Blog post by Jake: "Appraisal Games and the NFT Liquidity Problem"[30:00] Upshot.xyz: a pricing mechanism using machine learning[31:08] Is Jake of the opinion that private investors, mindful of the idiosyncratic risk associated with individual assets, will increasingly choose basket assets that have been transparently rated using AI?[35:09] For every asset or token, the early stages are the most challenging.[36:20] The NFT financialization process was pioneered by the arts. Jake names the next three things he predicts will become NFTs.[39:50] Jake writes on his blog that “all digital content is going on-chain”[40:43] Is it going to take longer than anticipated to get real-world assets on-ledger?[42:02] What is CoinFund's perspective on the next phase of public ledger scalability?[48:16] The value of keeping an open mind as to the potential outcomes of the future of blockchainsFurther resourcesCoinFund's WebsiteJake Brukhman's WebsiteCoinFund on Twitter: @coinfund_ioJake Brukhman on Twitter: @jbrukh

Expedition to Try
The Midpoint Effect - Your Motivation Follows A U Shaped Graph

Expedition to Try

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 3:33


This is the audio version of the Day to Day blog for 12/7/2022 titled The Midpoint Effect - Your Motivation Follows A U Shaped Graph If you're a visual learner, you can read this blog at expeditiontotry.com/midpoint-effect --------------- I love hearing from all of you, so don't hesitate to message me on any of my social media sites: https://www.instagram.com/expeditiontotry/ https://www.facebook.com/expeditiontotry/ Or check out some of my blogs at http://expeditiontotry.com/For more content, check out the conversations I've had with friends about life and all the confusion that comes with it. https://anchor.fm/expeditiontotry and follow my own journey at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7pn8SRaud4Jd7kHcE_BX-Q

Science Fiction - Daily Short Stories
The 4D Doodler - Graph Waldeyer

Science Fiction - Daily Short Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 33:31


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GRTiQ Podcast
Sergej Kunz - Co-Founder at 1inch Network

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 58:19


Today I'm speaking with Sergej Kunz, Co-Founder of 1inch Network, a leading DeFi solution and exchange aggregator that scans decentralized exchanges to find the lowest cryptocurrency prices for traders.As you are about to hear, Sergej is a remarkable person. Like many other guests of the podcast, Sergej's story is another example of someone who overcame many obstacles to become what they are today. Sergey is equal parts brilliant and incredibly hard-working. During this interview, Sergej talks about his background, how he became interested in crypto, the origins of 1inch and how it works, how 1inch uses The Graph, and his perspectives on the future of DeFi and Web3. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

Crypto Sapiens
BrightID: Gamifying identity social graphs with Philip Silva

Crypto Sapiens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 42:16


Today we are chatting with Philip Silva, the Founding Advisor at BrightID. We discuss digital identity, social graphs, and how BrightID works. Philip says, "BrightID is a verification that you exist once within any given context." Further explaining that BrightID can be used for different personas, allowing you the freedom to choose how you present yourself depending on the context. BrightID also provides a level of Sybil resistance to applications that wish to validate that each person is participating once. They want anyone in the world to participate. But how do they validate that they are participating only once? He gives the example of the CLR Fund using quadratic funding to distribute $250,000 from the ETH Foundation to Latin American projects during ETHColombia. Lastly, we go over the latest update to BrightID, Aura, a multiplayer game of sorts that anyone is welcome to play to help verify those they already know. Philip says this is the future of BrightID!     To learn more about Philip and BrightID, you can follow them on Twitter @ubipromoter and @BrightIDProject, respectively. And please remember to like and subscribe wherever you listen to this podcast. And give us a 5-star review. This helps our content reach more people like you. You can also find our entire podcast archive on our website - cryptosapiens.xyz. Until next time, stay brainy. Crypto Sapiens is produced in partnership with Bankless DAO.   https://bankless.community   ---   Crypto Sapiens hosts lively discussions with innovative Web3 builders to help everyone learn about decentralized money systems, including Ethereum, Bitcoin and DeFi.       https://www.cryptosapiens.xyz/   https://twitter.com/CryptoSapiens https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC26aOc_4vSGiQATW1V4e9Tw   https://www.instagram.com/cryptosapiensofficial/   https://www.facebook.com/CryptoSapiens-Podcast-107678875061018       Connect with Humpty Calderon   https://twitter.com/humptycalderon   ---       ---   Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions.   Talk to your accountant.   Do your own research.

Machine Learning Street Talk
#85 Dr. Petar Veličković (Deepmind) - Categories, Graphs, Reasoning [NEURIPS22 UNPLUGGED]

Machine Learning Street Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 36:55


Dr. Petar Veličković is a Staff Research Scientist at DeepMind, he has firmly established himself as one of the most significant up and coming researchers in the deep learning space. He invented Graph Attention Networks in 2017 and has been a leading light in the field ever since pioneering research in Graph Neural Networks, Geometric Deep Learning and also Neural Algorithmic reasoning. If you haven't already, you should check out our video on the Geometric Deep learning blueprint, featuring Petar. I caught up with him last week at NeurIPS. In this show, from NeurIPS 2022 we discussed his recent work on category theory and graph neural networks. https://petar-v.com/ https://twitter.com/PetarV_93/ TOC: Categories (Cats for AI) [00:00:00] Reasoning [00:14:44] Extrapolation [00:19:09] Ishan Misra Skit [00:27:50] Graphs (Expander Graph Propagation) [00:29:18] YT: https://youtu.be/1lkdWduuN14 MLST Discord: https://discord.gg/V25vQeFwhS Support us! https://www.patreon.com/mlst References on YT description, lots of them! Host: Dr. Tim Scarfe

GRTiQ Podcast
Collin O'Brien - Marketing Manager at Rubic

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 44:35


Today I'm speaking with Collin O'Brien, Marketing Manager at Rubic, a multichain DeFi ecosystem, where users can complete multi-chain swaps utilizing different solutions, along with receiving the best rates from all the leading swap protocols, all with one click. During our interview, Collin talks about how he first encountered Bitcoin, his non-technical background and pathway into crypto, what Rubic is and how it works, and his opinion on the future of Web3 and The Graph. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

Crypto Banter
The Ultimate 2023 Crypto Portfolio ($2K, $5K and $10K Options)

Crypto Banter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 60:06


Building the best crypto portfolio for 2023 starts today! We have built a crypto portfolio with what we think will be the best-performing Altcoins and the perfect allocations for 2023. Join Cryptoman Ran in today's episode of Crypto Banter and get your portfolio organized too! - - - - - - - - - - BEWARE OF SCAMMERS IN OUR COMMENTS AND COMMUNITY CHANNELS Disclaimer: Crypto Banter is a social podcast for entertainment purposes only. All opinions expressed by the hosts, guests and callers should not be construed as financial advice. Views expressed by guests and hosts do not reflect the views of the station. Listeners are encouraged to do their own research. #Bitcoin #CryptoPortfolio #Altcoins - - - - - - - - - - - 00:00 Show Summary & Intro 04:40 Jerome Powell - Inflation & Interest Rates 09:20 Creating a New Crypto Portfolio for 2023 10:00 James from Invest Answers Joins the Banter 15:10 Important Criteria for a Crypto Portfolio 18:54 Bitcoin & Ethereum Allocations 21:07 Altcoin Allocations - Solana, BNB, Cardano 26:08 Avalanche, Fantom, Algorand, NEAR Protocol 29:10 Aptos, Cosmos, Polygon, Optimism, Arweave 34:52 Chainlink, DogeCoin, Uniswap, Curve, Injective 37:00 Uniswap, AAVE, Stargate, The Graph, 40:18 Crypto Gaming - Vulcan Forged, Immutable X 40:52 Enjin, DOT, Kujira 46:45 Latest Sam Bankman-Fried Interviews

Burn Your Draft
#41: Understanding Climate Graphs with Rishi Krishnamurthy '22, Psychology

Burn Your Draft

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 27:37


Why do two people look at the same graph and walk away with different interpretations? Rishi spent a year looking into some reasons for why this happens when people are looking at climate data. Reed community members can read Rishi's thesis, “Overt Attention and Cognitive Ability Explain Climate Graph Interpretation,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive: https://rdc.reed.edu/i/38faede2-2f0a-4aee-82e3-12613409ef96

Brands that Book with Davey Jones
Episode 176: 3 Activities to Complete at Your Year End Review Meeting

Brands that Book with Davey Jones

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 29:48


Today Krista and I are sharing three activities that we will doing together during our year-end review and planning meeting. While these activities aren't the only things we'll be discussing, we thought it would be more helpful to give y'all an idea of what sorts of things we focus on during these meetings vs. how to plan the meeting (more on that in a minute).We discuss an activity that will help kick things off and set the tone for the meeting that analyzes both the revenue driving activities of the business and how the team feels about those activities. Then we jump into an overview of how we examine our finances. We don't go into great detail because I'm releasing an episode in a few weeks with financial expert Shanna Skidmore who helps us explore this. And we end by discussing some of the marketing related efforts that we're going to take another look at.We have a few goals during these sorts of meetings. One is efficiency. And by that, I mean we want to figure out how we can do more with less—which ultimately means that we're figuring out what we can eliminate so as to make better use of our time and resources. It can be difficult cutting things out, but it's always amazing to me the growth that a little pruning can bring about. Beyond that, we of course want to create some space to get on the same page and dream together a bit about what the next year could look like.Sometimes the middle of these conversations aren't always easy—especially if you have a partner that you work alongside—they might have a totally different assessment of the year and what should be done the following year. God knows that has occasionally been the case with Krista and me… but these conversations are so necessary to have, and I'm always so grateful afterwards for having had them.There are so many ways to make your year-end review or planning meetings more effective. We don't jump into actually how to plan these reviews, although we do have other episodes that cover such things. Regardless of what your end-of-year meeting looks like, we hope you find one or more of these activities helpful.As always, links and resources can be found in the show notes. Check ‘em out at https://daveyandkrista.com/ And if you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review over at Apple Podcasts.Find it quickly here (in the podcast):0:00 Intro4:31 Year end review7:31 Graph with four quadrants to help evaluate goals8:43 Upper left quadrant, things that drive revenue but you don't want to be doing8:57 Upper right quadrant, things that drive revenue and you want to be doing9:06 Lower right quadrant, things that you want to be doing but aren't driving revenue9:11 Lower left quadrant, things that don't drive revenue and you don't want to be doing14:23 Financial evaluation16:59 Freedom to cancel a tool you once purchased18:15 Helps to keep track of expenses throughout the year20:57 Marketing evaluation25:05 Evaluate relevant content frequently

GRTiQ Podcast
Noelle Becker Moreno, Marketing Lead at Edge & Node

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 60:14


Today I'm speaking with Noelle Becker Moreno, Marketing Lead at Edge & Node, one of the core dev teams at The Graph. And, as you probably know, Edge & Node was formed by several members of the original team that founded The Graph. Similar to the stories of a few prior guests, Noelle is another example of how someone with a non-technical background moved into Web3 and is making an impact. As you're about to hear, Noelle's story is inspiring – she's a proud mother and has demonstrated incredible courage many times during her life. During this interview, Noelle talks about her career, which includes impressive chapters in entrepreneurship and working at Airbnb, her path into Web3 and what compelled her to make the move, and how she and the marketing team at Edge & Node contribute to the protocol, and so much more. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

Voices of Search // A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Content Marketing Podcast
Content Optimization with Knowledge Graphs -- Beatrice Gamba // WordLift

Voices of Search // A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Content Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 11:43


Beatrice Gamba, Senior SEO Strategist at WordLift, discusses the knowledge graph. The knowledge graph is Google's semantic database of the world, cataloging millions of entities, their relationships, and general facts about them. This means that it's a perfect match for content optimization, the process of writing content that conveys your business goals while fulfilling user intent. Today, Beatrice talks about content optimization with knowledge graphs. Show NotesConnect With: Beatrice Gamba: Website // LinkedInThe Voices of Search Podcast: Email // LinkedIn // TwitterBenjamin Shapiro: Website // LinkedIn // TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Voices of Search // A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Content Marketing Podcast

Beatrice Gamba, Senior SEO Strategist at WordLift, discusses the Knowledge Graph. The Knowledge Graph is a powerful tool for search engine optimization and can help you improve the relevance of your content by adding more meaning to it. In fact, it's so powerful that simply submitting a Knowledge Graph can be considered an SEO strategy. Today, Beatrice talks about Knowledge Graph SEO. Show NotesConnect With: Beatrice Gamba: Website // LinkedInThe Voices of Search Podcast: Email // LinkedIn // TwitterBenjamin Shapiro: Website // LinkedIn // TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Rate Guy
2023 – Year of the Stag

The Rate Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 15:45


On this week's episode of The Rate Guy we discuss PPI (the Producer Price Index), the two opposing perspectives of the Market and the Fed, Stagflation, and JP's favorite graph ever...financial conditions. Graph fans can check out the newsletter here: https://www.pensford.com/industry-news/2023-year-of-the-stag?hsLang=en And if you're interested in joining us for the webinar December 6th, register here --> https://www.pensford.com/q4-pensford-webinar This webinar will cover a variety of topics including: 2023 Rate Forecasts Fixed vs Floating Cap Cost Analysis When Will the Fed Cut Rates? And, undoubtedly, some trash talk 

GRTiQ Podcast
Suhail Kakar, Developer Advocate Engineer at Livepeer

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 39:52


Today I'm speaking with Suhail Kakar, a Developer Advocate Engineer at Livepeer. You have likely already come across Suhail's work either on Twitter, through his blog, or through his newsletter. Suhail is a content machine, regularly producing Tweets, illustrations, and articles that explain Web3 and empower devs to build the next generation of dapps. During our discussion, Suhail talks about his background and his work at Livepeer, his perspectives on dapps and the Web3 stack, and then we talk about his enthusiasm for different projects, such as Lens Protocol and, of course, The Graph. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators
Shorts | Dan Romero: Unlocking The Power of Your Web3 Social Graph

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 11:40


Dan Romero, Co-Founder of the sufficiently decentralized social network Farcaster, joins Season 6 to talk about implementing web3 social graphs and what this unlocks.Full EpisodeSeason 6 Episode 20About Mint ShortsEnjoy the best moments from the podcast in bite-size segments.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sign up for Adam Levy's newsletterhttps://levychain.substack.com---------------------------------------------------------------------------Follow Adam Levy on social media:Twitter:https://twitter.com/levychainInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/levychainLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/levy-adamWebsite:https://adamlevy.io

The Data Stack Show
113: What Is Streaming Graph? Featuring Ryan Wright of thatDot

The Data Stack Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 64:32


Highlights from this week's conversation include:Ryan's background and career journey (2:49)Quine and where it came from (4:36)Graph databases 101 (7:17)Use cases for graph databases (13:44)Purposes for graphs (22:27)How to use Quine (31:49)Quine's performance and scale (43:06)Educating users about a new product (49:13)The team that would optimize Quine (52:23)When graph will gain popularity (56:15)Quine: https://quine.io/The Data Stack Show is a weekly podcast powered by RudderStack, the CDP for developers. Each week we'll talk to data engineers, analysts, and data scientists about their experience around building and maintaining data infrastructure, delivering data and data products, and driving better outcomes across their businesses with data.RudderStack helps businesses make the most out of their customer data while ensuring data privacy and security. To learn more about RudderStack visit rudderstack.com.

365 Message Center Show
Public Preview of Power BI and Microsoft Graph Integration - #262

365 Message Center Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 33:48


See recommended Power BI content. Receive signals such as "Megan edited your Power BI report". Isaac created a new report in your team workspace.  Power BI with more power to reach you where you are working, across Microsoft 365. Also on the show:        - ContextIQ: Inline Search During Message Composing      - SharePoint Tenant URL Rename - General Availability      - Office for the web rebrand on Service health and Message center      - Microsoft Teams: Users ability to delete chats      - Announcing Public Preview of Power BI and Microsoft Graph Integration      - Relevance recommendation for Message center posts             Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell as a Service Webster as they cover the latest messages in the Microsoft 365 Message Center.   Follow us!   Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:     Daniel - https://DanielGlenn.com/YT Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkmentor   

The Data Stack Show
The PRQL: Graph as a Utility

The Data Stack Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 3:25


In this bonus episode, Eric and Kostas preview their upcoming conversation with Ryan Wright of thatDot.

The Rate Guy
Unemployment Doesn't Go Up Until The Fed Has Started Cutting

The Rate Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 22:31


On this week's episode of The Rate Guy we discuss the market's reaction to the inflation print and what Powell needs to see in order to change course. Graph fans can check out the newsletter here: https://www.pensford.com/industry-news/unemployment-doesnt-go-up-until-the-fed-has-started-cutting?hsLang=en And if you're interested in joining us for the webinar December 6th, register here --> https://www.pensford.com/q4-pensford-webinar This webinar will cover a variety of topics including: 2023 Rate Forecasts Fixed vs Floating Cap Cost Analysis When Will the Fed Cut Rates? And, undoubtedly, some trash talk 

IELTS Podcast
5 Tips to describe a line graph in Academic Task 1

IELTS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 25:20


  In this tutorial, we discuss 5 tips to describe a line graph in IELTS Academic task 1. We look at: 5 tips to describe a line graph correctly The structure of academic task 1 questions A useful list of phrases, nouns and adverbs to use in your task 1 answer How to group the […] The post 5 Tips to describe a line graph in Academic Task 1 appeared first on IELTS Podcast.

GRTiQ Podcast
Paolo Diomede, Graphtronaut, Graph Advocate, and Graph AdvocatesDAO

GRTiQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 52:34


Today I'm speaking with Paolo Diomede, member of Graphtronauts, a Graph Advocate, and member of Graph AdvocatesDAO. Paolo is a very active and familiar voice in the ecosystem. His work as an admin at Graphtronauts, a supportive community dedicated to motiving GRT holders and inspiring new delegations to The Graph, along with his contributions as a Graph Advocate and AdvocatesDAO member, has established him as a community leader. As you may have seen, the Graphtronauts recently announced the launch of an Indexer. Paolo agreed to come onto the podcast to talk about that announcement, his path into crypto and how he found The Graph, his work as a Graphtronaut, and his experiences as a Graph Advocate and member of Graph AdvocatesDAO. Show NotesThe GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of The Graph's community and ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review.Twitter: GRT_iQwww.GRTiQ.com

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain
Kyle Rojas - The Graph

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 21:57


On episode 292 of the podcast BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain, Kyle Rojas with Edge & Node joins me to chat about The Graph and the importance of Web3 indexing. The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible. The Podcast is available on…

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators
Shorts | Aaron Mcdonald: Understanding the Power of Your Web3 Social Graph

Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 3:23


Aaron McDonald, crypto OG and founder and contributor to Altered State Machine, FLUF World, Futureverse, Sylo, Centrality, and D64 Ventures, talks about the power of understanding your web3 social graphFull EpisodeSeason 6 Episode 7About Mint ShortsEnjoy the best moments from the podcast in bite-size segments.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sign up for Adam Levy's newsletterhttps://levychain.substack.com---------------------------------------------------------------------------Follow Adam Levy on social media:Twitter:https://twitter.com/levychainInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/levychainLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/levy-adamWebsite:https://adamlevy.io

Voices of VR Podcast – Designing for Virtual Reality
#1149: Adding Interactivity to glTF via Node Graph-Based Extension as a Step Towards an Open Metaverse

Voices of VR Podcast – Designing for Virtual Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 58:36


The Khronos Group published a blog announcement on November 3rd titled, “Deliver Interactive Experiences with glTF: A Node Graph-Based Approach,” which is adding an interactive extension called KHR_Behaviors to glTF (the *.jpg format for 3D objects). This adds interactive capabilities to glTF objects that are similar to Unreal Engines Blueprint system, Unity's Visual Scripting Language, and NVIDIA Omniverse's Omnigraph systems. I had a chance to sit down with Threekit's Ben Houston, who has been collaborating with the Khronos Group on this interactive behavior extension to get a run down of how this fits into an overall development of an open and interoperable Metaverse. (see reference implementation here). The Metaverse Standards Forum is an independent and separate process that started after this specific effort, and it's role is to foster collaboration among Standards Development Organization to make recommendations for standards that are in service towards creating an open and interoperable Metaverse, and does not have any power to enforce adoption or promote any one standard at the expense of others. While glTF with interactive extensions may eventually be a building block towards creating a complex of standards that replicates many of the functionality of a game engine, but within a broader set of open standards. Moving from static objects to interactive experiences that are dynamic, unfold over time, respond and interact with the environment is certainly a key feature of an immersive virtual world, and the abstraction of that interactivity into a visual scripting language. Tune in for more details, and then check out the behave-graph reference implementation and the introductory webinar for more context.