Syed and I changed venues to El Jannah in Granville for today's meeting. Ever since Elliott took me to this place two weeks ago, I have been looking for an excuse to come back.
"It is from Arabic. In our religion, when you die, you are judged. If you are good, you go to 'aljana', if you are bad, go to 'aljahim'. El Jannah is from aljana."
"So, we were just in heaven."
We are going to get fat in heaven.
Today's meeting lasted a semi-marathon three and a half hours. Earlier this week, when I was at the Zambesi launch, when I was supposed to be listening to the talks and mingling with the crowd of startups, I was actually writing the latest iteration of our recommender system. I had been working on a way to simplify the probability density functions in our propensity algorithms into simple operations that can be done on any mobile phone in real time.
I think I figured out a way to achieve approximately the same mathematical outcome using three layers of simple arithmetic operations - turning this monster truck into a Ferrari. Unfortunately, I cannot share the solution on the blog! If what I propose works, then we might have cracked something pretty amazing, increasing the power of our algorithms and increasing the speed simultaneously, and that would be a proprietary technology.
The new tech is probably six months away from implementation. We will have to write the codes and test them first.