I'm the founder of Lexica – we're building a suite of creative tools backed by state-of-the-art generative models (P.S. we're hiring). I previously worked on a low-code tool powered by language models called Debuild. Before that, I built Vectordash, a P2P cloud gaming startup backed by Y Combinator and scaled it to thousands of users globally.
I live in San Francisco and spend my free time experimenting with software design, researching genetics and longevity, and trying to build the future.
The quickest way to reach me is by messaging me on Twitter at @sharifshameem. If you prefer a more serious medium, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I try to make a point to respond to every message I receive. Some of my closest friends were strangers I decided to message on a whim.
How to Engineer Flow
Some tips on how to get a lot done with little time.
June 3, 2021
Apple and... Transhumanism?
What comes after the iPhone?
March 29, 2021
Shaping My Personality with the Internet
Because our personalities are malleable, the internet lets us become anyone.
December 4, 2020
Alexandria: A Lightweight Library Genesis Ebook Browser
The internet's favorite library made beautiful.
July 6, 2020
How to Solve Hard Problems
Problems that Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and the Wright brothers faced.
May 11, 2022
On Steve Jobs
Job's philosophy on computing resonates with me deeply.
June 3, 2021
Musicians are the luckiest people
One of the best gifts is being able to create for others. Musicians take it to the next level.
December 5, 2020
Improving Large Video Calls
Physical rooms allow for serendipity while Zoom doesn't. Here's a potential fix.
March 28, 2020
Golden Era of Productivity Tools
A quick rundown of Roam, Sunsama, and Super.
December 28, 2019
The Startup Operator's Manual
A collection of startup advice that may or may not be useful.
December 22, 2019
Developing an API for human behavior
What if humans were as programmable as computers?
November 18, 2019
You Need to Ship Faster
Shipping product is the heartbeat of any startup. Stop shipping and you're dead.
November 17, 2019
Going Super: Quantifying and Optimizing Your Life
A tool for tracking my life.
September 25, 2019
Is this a Bug in React, Chromium, or the HTML Spec?
The way browsers handle number-based inputs could be improved.
August 23, 2019
Life is Great, So Damn Great
August 4, 2019
Using Cognitive Dissonance to Shape Your Behavior
How we can take advantage of the unpatched exploit hidden in our minds.
July 28, 2019
Very Helpful Startup Questions
A few questions that can clarify your startup idea.
July 19, 2019
Twitter is Far Too Expensive
While fantastic, is Twitter actually worth the cost?
June 10, 2019
Don't try to be happy
A brief musing on fulfillment.
May 28, 2019
Move to your optimal city
Cities with likeminded individuals make us feel good.
May 18, 2019
How to become a billionaire without being lucky
A simple, straightforward how-to guide. Backed by science, possibly.
May 16, 2019