Tag: tinfoil hat analytics

“I couldn’t do it”

Had 4 drunk cops (out of uniform) in my car last night. The entire ride they were telling me that this gig is crazy and the drivers are…

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…

Slippery When Racist

Floor mats in my Prius are plastic, bucket style. Sometimes, very rarely, pax’s feet slip on them while getting out of the car… despite said mats being clean,…

Another Conspiracy Theory

That earnings “glitch” led to a substantial reduction of market saturation here, much less drivers are on the road… despite a really nice quest. What if Uber wanted…

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?…