Tag: overlords

Confirmed: Uber steals tips. Well, kinda…

We have a lot of new pax in my town, so at least 2-3 times per “shift” I have to explain how to rate, tip, add a stop……

Sticky Surge: A Perfect Experiment

Picked up a neighbor from his home, dropped off at a grocery store nearby. He wanted to add a stop to make it a roundtrip, but I told…

Dry Spells

Keep an eye on current driver invite incentives. It will let you predict many dry spells quite accurately. Why? Well, most of the drivers are pretty dim (and…

This is what privilege looks like

Exhibit A: a cluster of very rich gated communities. I have no idea how they got this never-surge deal with Uber, but good luck getting anyone to accept…

There Are Patterns In The Randomness And Randomness In The Patterns

How do we analyze a black box? Well, first we have to know what comes in and what comes out. What comes in in case of ridesharing companies?…

How Uber can increase driver earnings…

…without hurting their friggin’ sacred bottom line. Just a little UI tweak. Make a rating/tipping screen pop up when we’re in a proximity of destination instead of when…

It’s A Conspiracy Theory Time!

How could Uber possibly transition from the fleet of super cheap human drones (hi!) to their proposed super expensive fleet of self driving cars? I think their plan…