Jack Sparrow perusing the latest post on jerrychacon.com

TL;DR – He/Him. Husband, Father, Gamer, Craft Brewer, Tech Junkie, Retired Lawyer, Shit Disturber, Grouchy Old Man. #TransAlly🏳️‍⚧️ Thinks thoughts about AI.

The Blog

j² (or j-squared) is written by Jerry Chacon on an Apple MacBook Pro M2 Max.  I purchased that computer so that I could run AI models locally (12 core CPU and 38 core GPU).

The nickname of the blog — j² — is explained here.  Fundamentally, with one exception that perhaps swallows the rule, this blog seeks to accomplish no goals in particular and I very much hope to keep it that way.

A number of the header images were created via generative AI by the fine folks over at https://www.almostintelligence.art/. Check them out, those folks are quite talented.

The Site

j² uses a ridiculously recent version of WordPress.

The jerrychacon.com domain is registered with GoDaddy (quite a good group) and hosted at the rock-solid MediaTemple. I can highly recommend both companies.

The Author

Jerry Chacon is lucky enough to be: (i) husband to an amazing human; (ii) father to two others (the older of which is in the chitenge in the above photograph); and (iii) living in a great little community in San Jose, California.

Jerry was previously paid to form and nurture investment funds (known in many parts as Venture Capital Funds). More about that below.

During his “off time,” Jerry and his Dad were known to turn a few Cabernet and Merlot grapes into a handful of rather respectable red wines. Jerry has since graduated to the processing of water, barley and hops into a different handful of rather respectable craft beers. He and his wife are also in the ownership group of a legit brewery in Santa Rosa California named Henhouse.

Jerry is obsessed with LLMs and Stochastic Parrots.

Board Games and Disc Golf form an inordinate percentage of his remaining time.

From Jerry’s former Marketing Staff: Jerry was a highly experienced Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Attorney in the Silicon Valley Office of Goodwin Procter LLP with nearly three decades of experience advising venture capitalists and other investment professionals in all aspects of forming and operating venture capital, secondary and private equity funds. He advised many of the cool kids and some of the others.

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