Please sort in order of oldest to youngest.


Alex Kehayias’s Notes

Hugo Cisneros’s Notes

Andy Matuschak’s Notes

How Democrats Killed their Populist Soul

Goliath by Matt Stoller

Dive into Deep Learning

Hacker News Classics (2018)

Ask HN: What agenda do you have for 1:1 meetings with your supervisor?

[Discussion] What are some habits of highly effective ML researchers?

1-on-1 meeting questions

MIT 6.S191: Introduction to Deep Learning


Ask HN: How to self-study physics?

Show HN: Meta book recommendations from Ask HN threads

Ask HN: Great fiction books that have had a positive impact on your life?

Ask HN: Must Read from ACM Library?

Ask HN: What is your blog and why should I read it?

[Why is Maxwell’s theory so hard to understand? (2007) pdf]

An Interactive Introduction to Fourier Transforms

BetterExplained: Clear, intuitive lessons about mathematics

Convolution Is Fancy Multiplication

EmacsConf 2020 Talks

What are the different activation functions and why we use them?

Ask HN: What’s the best paper you’ve read in 2020?

Lisp in Small Pieces

What are your favorite lectures on YouTube?

Quick Thoughts on Immoral Mazes

Emacs Survey 2020 Results

Teaching math via its history?

Rules of Thought

A computer science study plan to become a software engineer

The Gervais Principle, or the Office According to “The Office” (2009)

100 Tips for a Better Life

My favorite essays of life advice

Ask HN: What was a book that changed your life?

Ask HN: Best Talks of 2020?

Essential/best posts for someone new to Slate Star Codex?

What’s your favourite content from 2020?

Introduction to Reinforcement Learning (2015)

Ask HN: Favorite Podcast Episode of 2020?

Best way to learn reinforcement learning in 2021?

[R] A List of Best Papers from Top AI Conferences in 2020

[The Elements of Statistical Learning pdf]

My Favorite Books 2020

Some end-of-year media recommendations

Ask HN: What was your favorite comment in 2020?

Essential Zen Habits of 2020

Best Paper Awards in Computer Science in the Past 25 Years (1996-2020)

How do you optimize your own learning?

Deep neck flexor exercises – Back and neck

Algorithms for Decision Making

I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup (2014)

Setting goals for 2021 – A brief guide about personal goal setting

What Is Social Cooling?

If you want peace, study war

‘Megascale’ structures that humans could one day build

Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

The values of Emacs, the Neovim revolution, and the VSCode gorilla

Japanese people may have gained longevity by balancing their diets

HR is not your friend, and other things I think you should know

How Inequality Killed the Roman Republic

That XOR Trick (2020)

Public selves

For Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism is rooted in loneliness

Flow-Based Programming

90% of Everything Is Crap

Select a muscle and it provides the exercises to workout the selected muscle

Weak Men Are Superweapons (2014)

Lessons I’ve Learned from Autodidacting

The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class

Everything I Know

The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

A Map of Mathematics

The Culture War: Iain M. Banks’s Billionaire Fans

How to Be Clear

Show HN: Collection of deep learning implementations with side-by-side notes

Universal Basic Income Is Superior to a $15 Minimum Wage (2019)

Regular afternoon naps linked to improved cognitive function

Book Review: Crazy Like Us

How would you prep for MLE role at FAANG?

Book recommendations with focus on clean mathematical formulation

Stanford CS 329S Machine Learning Systems Design - is there a good online alternative?

The Focus to Say No (2011)

What principles guide your life decisions?

Engineering productivity can be measured, just not how you’d expect

What Is Applied Category Theory? (2018)

The Relentless Jeff Bezos

Complexity Explained

Are there any better high school options out there?

The Mediocre Programmer

Graph theory, graph convolutional networks, knowledge graphs

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Walk

Algorithms by Jeff Erickson

What are the best posts to introduce someone to SSC?

Soft Skills in Engineering Leadership

Critical Thinking Isn’t Just a Process

More About Teaching Less Math

All of Gwern’s book reviews - sorted by his favourites

Find the Hard Work You’re Willing to Do (2018)

Mistakes I’ve Made as an Engineering Manager

The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence (2019)

On Writing More

Is the Western way of raising kids weird?

Bitcoin: The Idea That Eats Smart People

Mentorship, Management, and Mysterious Old Wizards

Show HN: Can’t afford Bloomberg Terminal? No prob, I built the next best thing

A No-Nonsense Guide to Early Retirement

When you already know the answer - Using your Inner Simulator

Kelly isn’t (just) about logarithmic utility

The Art of Reading More Effectively and Efficiently

Software Engineering Laws Everybody Loves to Ignore

Are there legitimate ways to improve critical thinking and processing speed?

Every thought about personal finance I’ve ever had, as concisely as possible

A Vim Guide for Advanced Users

“If You’re Not a Holy Madman, You’re Not Trying”

Your Thinking Rate Is Fixed

What are your favourite (non-SSC) blog posts?

Kelly is (just) about logarithmic utility

How to end stagnation?

What are the best books for office politics or managing where one does not have authority in the organization?

Gigerenzer’s simple rules of thumb often outperform complex models

Enabling Children

Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Stochastic Processes

Strongly consider metformin instead of electron transport chain decouplers

An Introduction to Lockless Algorithms

Understanding deep learning requires rethinking generalization

Multimodal Neurons in Artificial Neural Networks

Book review: “A Thousand Brains” by Jeff Hawkins

Book Review: Fussell on Class

Why is electricity so hard to understand? (1989)

Highlights From The Comments On Class

Burned House Horizon

Ask HN: What tangible benefits did you get from spending time on HN?

Why must we hate the things teen girls love? (2018)

Why was the Amiga Kickstart 1.x “Insert floppy” graphic so bad?

Tesla has closed its forums to launch a social platform and fans are not happy

They’re Made Out Of Meta

Procrastination is flight, deadline is fight, freeze is staring at the screen

Californians aren’t leaving the state en masse but are leaving San Francisco

NFTs Are a Dangerous Trap

Contrarian Writing Advice

The Mathematical Engineering of Deep Learning

The Consequences of Radical Reform

Its the Sugar, Folks (2013)

Write libraries instead of services, where possible

Where to start on reading SSC?

Emacs org-mode examples and cookbook (2017)

Based Cooking

From Vim to Emacs in fourteen days (2015)

Write Simply

What are some productivity books, frameworks, or ideas that actually work?

What’s your Workflow when Researching a Topic? How do you Use or Store what you Learn?

You Can’t Censor Away Extremism (Or Any Other Problem)

How I come up with ideas

Suarezian Ethics

Prose is bad

The OODA Loop: How Fighter Pilots Make Fast and Accurate Decisions

Learning Without Burnout

Matthew Yglesias: Meritocracy is bad

Encountering Thomas Sowell

Ask HN: What are some “10x” software product innovations you have experienced?

Lost in Thought: Psychological Risks of Meditation

How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects

Ask HN: What is the most complex concept you understand?

Ask HN: How do I find energy to work on hobbies after the work day ends?

The recent Chinese concept of “involution” is a lot like Scott’s Moloch

Book Club: Software Design for Flexibility

Senior Engineers Build Consensus (2019)

Hacker’s Guide to Numerical Analysis

[A Guide to Writing Mathematics pdf]

Emacs is the 2D Command-line Interface

How to Study Mathematics (2017)

My self-study plan for electrical engineering

Identify a remarkable trait in anyone, then either copy or avoid it

Ask HN: What was the biggest contributor to your happiness in the past year?

Don’t End the Week with Nothing

Running a Bakery on Emacs and PostgreSQL (2019)

Study finds walking improves creativity (2014)

The Most Important Scarce Resource Is Legitimacy

Book Review: Antifragile

“Ars Longa, Vita Brevis” by Scott Alexander: “This story’s about feeling like you can’t transmit knowledge fast enough. I now realize that, at age 20, I was an idiot. Probably 10 years from now I’ll think I was an idiot today. I’d love to have the ‘How Not To Be An Idiot’ book, but there isn’t one."

20-Minute Neighborhoods

ICYMI: Duncan Sabien Argues that Punching People is Good for Society, Especially If They Can’t Hit Back! (Provocative musings on the nature of micro-phenomena and the weight we should give them).

Some things I’ve learned in college

What terms/concepts do you frequently hear in this community but rarely in real life?

Fussell on muscle

Employees are happier when led by people with deep expertise (2016)

What’s the empirical validity of “how to gain power/influence” literature like what you see from Robert Greene/Dale Carnegie/etc?

Sam Fussell: An interview with the author of Muscle (2014)

Louvre makes its entire collection available online

Dares, Costly Signals, and Psychopaths

The Ambiguous Utopia of Iain M. Banks (2009)

Addiction to Outrage (2020)

It’s all just displacement - Freddie deBoer

Yes, experts will lie to you sometimes

[Retrospective review of Gödel, Escher, Bach (1996) pdf]

Work peak and professional decline

Show HN: Three Things Daily – Make gratitude a daily habit

Beach High School

Category Theory: Orders

Against Hickelism

On Radical Reforms, Technocracy and Seeing Like a State

Writing tools I learned from The Economist

Better air is the easiest way not to die

[The Economist’s Style Guide pdf]

“I’ll Finish It This Week” and Other Lies

The myth of excess vacant housing distracts from solutions

Maslow’s Pyramid of Code Review (2015)

Stale Air, CO2 and cognitive function.

Lisp as an alternative to Java (2000)

The antidote to civilisational collapse – An interview with Adam Curtis (2018)

[What have we lost? video]

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction (2019)

How to Learn Complex Things Quickly: A Guide

Embrace the Grind

Who are some good thinkers on the “woke” side of the culture war?

Are you a lazy programmer?

A reading list for new engineering managers

The Cursed Computer Iceberg Meme

Ted Chiang: Fears of Technology Are Fears of Capitalism

Specializing in Problems We Don’t Understand

This is kind of tangential, but I figure someone here might know – how smart, relative to adults, are children?

“Taking your environment as object” vs “Being subject to your environment”

Using the switch(true) pattern in JavaScript

The True Meaning of Technical Debt (2020)

China is betting that the West is in irreversible decline

I Refuse to Stand by While My Students Are Indoctrinated

The most important statistical ideas of the past 50 years

The Ponzi Career

Ask HN: How to Speak Confidently?

Plastic, Sperm Counts, and Catastrophe

List of Emerging Technologies

Julia Galef and her new book The Scout Mindset

Ask HN: What was the biggest leadership challenge of your career?

“Teaching Algebra I” by EdRealist (2012): “I wake up each day grateful that I’m not teaching algebra I. No class is designed more perfectly to slap you in the face with the insane inadequacies of our educational policy."

Public-ownership rental as a third option to renting or owning a house

A practical guide on generating hellishly good ideas

Newer viewer to the blog. Has Scott ever talked about how he has the time to write/research so much?

You Are Not ‘Behind’ (2016)

Nietzsche, reason and Analytic Philosophy

Home ownership is the West’s biggest economic-policy mistake

[Letter] Advice for High School

My collection of machine learning paper notes

What books are for: a response to “Why books don’t work."

Ask HN: Maybe I’m just not smart enough?

Thiel on secrets and indefiniteness

How do you come to terms that you will never know more than a tiny fraction of what there is to know?

Feynman: I am burned out and I’ll never accomplish anything (1985)

New Proof Reveals That Graphs with No Pentagons Are Fundamentally Different

99 bits of unsolicited advice

Deregulation of Stimulants

Better air is the easiest way not to die

The United States needs to learn how to learn

The Fourier transform is a neural network

Child rearing: is it a good idea?

Category theory is a universal modeling language

What’s going on here, with this human?

On silence

Ask HN: How did you transition from FTE to self-employed/sole proprietor?

The Psychology of Design

Why programmers don’t write documentation

[Letter] Re: Advice for High School

My Favorite One Liners

Efficiency Is the Enemy

Book Review: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Eating

Sussing out Differences in Tap Water Composition Between Cities

How college became a ruthless competition divorced from learning

How to survive a toxic workplace and how to avoid creating one

Be in a field where tech is the limit

I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

Why quantitative finance is so hard

Ursula Le Guin Books

No, pi is wrong: The Tau Manifesto

Hacker News Classics (2018)

[Advanced Situational Awareness pdf]

How to write a resume that converts

Just Use Email – How to Use Email for Everything

Ask HN: How to negotiate continuing to work remotely?

A Communist Success Story

Things I wish someone told me about getting a promotion

Programming and Writing

Book review: against education

Your Book Review: Addiction By Design

Ask HN: What lessons did you learn from your best or worst colleagues?

Absolute wealth, relative wealth, taxes, and staying rich

Saying the Difficult Things

Ask HN: Desperately need “sales for nerds” advice

Saving Time

Advice for Young Scientists–and Curious People in General

To be more tech-savvy, borrow these strategies from the Amish

An Interactive Guide to the Fourier Transform (2012)

Ask HN: How much do you contemplate per week?

[How to learn Machine Learning Guide]

Your Book Review: The Accidental Superpower

An Introduction to Knowledge Graphs

What’s it take to be unflappable?

Laws of Fun (2009)

The over-thinker’s guide to planning a high-impact career

Ask HN: Favorite Blogs by Individuals?

An Intuition for Lisp Syntax

Your Book Review: Humankind

A writing tip I learned at Oxford

Abolish High School (2015)

All the best engineering advice I stole from non-technical people (2019)

Ask HN: Negotiating Salary

(Trying To) Study Textbooks Effectively: A Year of Experimentation

Drones may have attacked humans fully autonomously for the first time

Drunk Post: Things I’ve Learned as a Sr Engineer

Analyzing Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

The Brazilianization of the World

Rotations with quaternions

Stop overstimulating your mind with digital entertainment

Leaky Abstractions

A Concrete Introduction to Probability (2018)

Pandemic homeschoolers who are not going back

Yann LeCun Deep Learning Course 2021

Ultra-processed food targets bone quality via endochondral ossification

HOWTO: Be more productive (2005)

Social behavior curves, equilibria, and radicalism

What are the best essays/thoughts on relationships?

Ask HN: Books for Effective Communication

I’m compiling a list of interesting talks by smart people that I think some of y’all might appreciate

A Lifetime of Systems Thinking

An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding

Keep Your Identity Small (2009)

Clever vs. Insightful Code

Do any you keep lists of interesting words, or know any unusual/interesting words that describe things that would require whole phrases otherwise?

A walk in nature is better than microdosing

Kids are people too

Things Every Educated 21st-Century Person Should Know but that Most People Don’t?

Always Be Quitting

The Apprentice Experiment

Your Book Review: Down And Out In Paris And London

Changing my life in 2021, halfway through

[Mathematics Cheat Sheet pdf]

J. Kenji López-Alt is Seattle’s reluctant powerful food influencer

Your Book Review: How Children Fail

“Don’t waffle, give a ‘‘‘simple’’’ answer."

Win at Risk by using systems thinking

Burnout from an Organizational Perspective

The Modern Mathematics of Deep Learning

May 2021 newsletter

What are Scott’s most useful posts on politics?

Finish Your Stuff (2015)

How to Be a Stoic (2016)

Kids need freedom, too

How to Boost Self Esteem and Stop Procrastinating

How to Become a Bad Developer

Useful and useless code comments

The Document Culture of Amazon

Advancing AI theory with first-principles understanding of deep neural networks

Engineering Management

What are the best writings that provide intuitive explanations of game theory topics?

Longtermism: an idea that might save 100 billion trillion lives

Reinforcing Habits

The obesity wars and the education of a researcher by Katherine Flegal

Types of propaganda, propaganda techniques, and propaganda strategies (2017)

The “self-made” myth: Why hard work isn’t enough to reach the top

The high-return activity of raising others' aspirations

Ask HN: What Are You Learning?

Ask HN: Technical Summer Reading List

What do you consider as the most crucial theories with practical applications? Let’s share the knowledge.

Ask HN: Which book or course gave you an unfair advantage?

Immutability is not enough (2016)

Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction

The Book of Secret Knowledge

So you want to build a house more efficiently

Ask HN: How to learn how to sell?

Calvin & Muad’Dib

Book Review: How Asia Works

Can someone help me find an article that was like “things you can buy” and it’s a list of things you can buy to improve your life, but more from a services perspective. Like hire someone to do this for you, buy this thing as a service, etc.

How to Work Hard

A curated list of books on Software Architecture

A Philosophy of Software Design (2020)

Heat dome causing record breaking heat wave

The most precious resource is agency

Highlights From The Comments On “How Asia Works”

A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy (2003)

Mise-en-place for knowledge workers

The ‘flow state’: Where creative work thrives (2019)

The Dawn of Formalized Mathematics

The Growth Ponzi Scheme

Heat Domes Are a Red-Hot Warning on Climate Costs

Music for Programming

AI Explorables: big ideas in machine learning, simply explained

An alternate approach to improve your children’s IQ

The topic is not the content

Breathing exercise lowers blood pressure better than working out, medication

Poisson’s Equation is the most powerful tool not yet in your toolbox

As climate warms, a rearrangement of world’s plant life looms


Ideas in statistics that have powered AI

Extremely revealing books that explains everything behind machine learning?

Not school or homeschool, but modular learning

We need a Butlerian Jihad against AI

If you had to pick the ten most important posts of the Sequences, as a brief introduction to the core points of rationalism, what would you pick?

US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming

Why North America’s killer heat scares me

MIT OpenCourseWare

Book Review Contest: Winners

How to work hard by Paul Graham

Hello. I am sharing my personally curated lecture library of 2000+ videos on Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy.

Julia and the Reincarnation of Lisp (2020)

Should you reapply sunscreen every 2 hours? More than you needed to know.

Plenty of exercise can be enough to offset the negative impacts of poor sleep

[Why is standing more tiring than walking? audio]

Is homeschooling associated with worse social skills or social outcomes?

The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday

Re: Competent Elites

Find Freedom in Any Moment

My Mindfulness Practice Led Me to Meltdown

On Pace and Productivity

A 3°C world has no safe place

Open Decision-Making (2014)

Heuristics for Effective Software Development: A continuously evolving list

US set for punishing temperatures as ‘heat dome’ to settle over country

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule (2009)

Evil programmer’s tip: avoid “easy” things (2016)

What I Know About Cleaning and Seasoning Cast-Iron Skillets

Calculus Made Easy (1910)

Command line tools for productive programmers

Are artificial wombs the future?

Sequence of Posts about James C. Scott’s Ideas of Legibility

Thinking Mode vs Doing Mode

Ask HN: Do you have a process or a framework to learn specific skills quickly?

This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap - Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge

Six Years of Professional Clojure

Lisp as an Alternative to Java (2000)

Almost-Billionaires (2014)

On blankfaces

Aesthetics Wiki: List of Aesthetics. From synthwave to grandparentcore to dark academia to 1950’s suburbia

[Yann LeCun on his start in AI, recent self-supervised learning research video]

Reflections on 10k Hours of Programming

Atlantic Ocean currents weaken, signalling big weather changes: study

The Emacs Lock-In Effect or the Emacs Sunk Cost Fallacy

World to hit temperature tipping point 10 years faster than forecast

The Principles of Newspeak (1949)

Against “blankfaces”

Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’

Unsong, a fantasy novel where the universe is programmable with Hebrew (2015)

Outline of Galef’s “Scout Mindset”

An Old Hacker’s Tips on Staying Employed

Quality and Effort (2018)

When Things Feel Scattered

Intro to Deep Learning

Turning 38; life as a 37-year-old

Little kids burn so much energy, they’re like a different species, study finds

Guide to cognitive biases

Interactive Linear Algebra (2019)

Genuine tips for making friends as adults?

Nearly 200M in U.S. under heat advisories, warnings as two heat domes form

The uncanny absence of nihilism

Why is learning functional programming so damned hard? (2019)

Programming Idioms

A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics

[A Gentle Introduction to Tensors (2014) pdf]

Complexity theory puts limits on performance of gradient descent

Using the wgrep package in Emacs to rewrite grep results from lots of files

Suggestions on improving physical and mental energy

B-Trees: More Than I Thought I’d Want to Know

Ask HN: I joined a FAANG and it is awful

Ask HN: What’s the most life-changing blog post you’ve ever read?

Has anyone found a genuinely helpful way of increasing trait conscientiousness or dealing with low conscientiousness?

What is ‘elite overproduction’?

Genius Checklist

How Should I Think about School & Child Care Now?

How to deliver constructive feedback in difficult situations (2019)

Machine learning’s crumbling foundations

Ask HN: Managing career progression for those with no interest in progressing?

Discovering Ourselves

Work Hard (2007)

Highlights From The Comments On Missing School

Climate change will alter where many crops are grown

Emacs Modernization: Simple Changes Emacs Should Adopt (2006)

Research productivity tip: “Solve The Whole Problem Day”

This Is Water (2005)

How To Write Quickly While Maintaining Epistemic Rigor

Some of Scott Alexander’s Writing Tricks

Walking increases spontaneous fluctuations in the brain

Reasonable Person Principle

Clinging Desperately to a Metaphor (2011)

A guide to fun mathematics YouTube channels

Multiplying Matrices Without Multiplying

How I re–over-engineered my home network for privacy and security

Why William Gibson Is a Literary Genius

The Seniority Roller Coaster and Down-Leveling in Tech

How to Study Effectively

Your Standards Are Too High

How To Get Started With Machine Learning In 2021

A Gentle Introduction to Graph Neural Networks

MIT Mathlets

Writing Well-Documented Code – Learn from Examples

Follow boring advice

Hiring Developers: How to avoid the best

Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable (2005)

Intermediate Algebra

[D] Going beyond average ML Engineer

The Problems with Deliberate Practice (2020)

Ok, so you can’t decide

Very Useful Guide to Stem Careers

[Squats can boost brain activity video]

Ask HN: How Do You Learn?

Write More, but Shorter

Be Intentional with Ben Kuhn

Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain

A cheat-sheet for mathematical notation in code form

The Future Is Big Graphs: A Community View on Graph Processing Systems

Physics-Based Deep Learning Book

How Many People Can Someone Lead?

Equal Parenting Advice for Dads

“Someone has to get hurt, occasionally”

Bryan Caplan: Our Homeschooling Odyssey

High Performance Organizations Reading List

Smart kids should skip high school (2015)

What I Learnt Becoming a Tech Lead

Book Recommendations for Learning Maths

OCW MIT: 6.006 Intro to Algorithms 2020

Things to do before and after you write code

What is property-based testing? (2016)

The Truth, by Stanisław Lem (1964)

A mathematician’s guided tour through higher dimensions

“A calorie is a calorie” violates the second law of thermodynamics (2004)

Reading code is a skill (2020)

Are you playing to play, or playing to win?

Updated WHO global air quality guidelines

Category Theory Illustrated – Logic

How can I get better at original thinking and being creative, at having my own unique independent thoughts?

What does my engineering manager do all day?

How we doubled the human lifespan from 35 to 70 in a century. - Interview with Steven Johnson author of “Extra Life”

Hell is other people: a monk’s guide to office life

What are some of the most interesting, insightful, life-changing articles that you’ve read in the past few years? (outside of SSC)

[Book review] Gödel, Escher, Bach: an in-depth explainer

[The Art of Linear Algebra pdf]

Things Unlearned

Machine Learning is Mētis-Based Programing

It takes a PhD to develop that

Curiosity Is Better Than Being Smart?

I’m a parent to a kindergartner and I am unsatisfied with the curriculum materials the school provides for learning basic letters and reading. Any good books/guides out there you all recommend? Any favorite alternative learning methods?

Why are American houses so flimsy and poorly built?

It is easier to educate a Do-er than to motivate the educated

Conterintuitive facts in mathematics, CS, and physics

The Skill of Org Design

Can you summarize every academic discipline with 3 findings most revealing, interesting, or useful for everyday life?

Explaining explaining: a quick guide on explanatory writing

Things I’ve Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer

1 Year of Coinbase as a mission focused company

A new biography explains the genius of John von Neumann

Lisp in a Weekend

Real Inner Misalignment

2021-10-11 Emacs news

Don’t give up on having kids because of climate change

Please Don’t Give Up On Having Kids Because Of Climate Change

Large percentage fear having children because of climate crisis

Building Blocks of Politics: An Overview of Selectorate Theory

Always Do Extra

Ask HN: What’s the Point of Life?

Some reasons to work on productivity and velocity

What are some good reads on the future of human civilization?

Book Review: How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

Functional Algorithms, Verified

How to Safely Think in Systems

Updates to Biodeterminists Guide to Parenting?

Explaining Capitalism Harder

[Why Mathematics is Boring (2007) pdf]

Notes on “Inadequate Equilibria” by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Some Books that Have Influenced Me during the Past Decade

What to Learn

Quick Look: Altitude and Child Development

Math Foundations from Scratch

Overly analytical guide to escorting

Becoming A Whorelord: The Overly Analytical Guide To Escorting

The PDF version of my book “Deep Learning Interviews”, can now be downloaded

What are things that one can do when young that people don’t think to do when young to ensure success for the future?

Willingness to Look Stupid

Forget Twitter Threads; Write a Blog Post Instead

How to get useful answers to your questions

Docs for Developers: An Engineer’s Field Guide to Technical Writing

Successful Mentoring on Parenting, Arranged Through LessWrong

A Brief History of Schooling in America

Knowledge Graphs

How to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later (1978)

Self Studying the MIT Applied Math Curriculum


Slow Down, Finish Faster

Prague’s Brutalist Buildings

Programmer’s emotions

A developer’s guide to programatically overcome fear of failure

Repeat Yourself, a Lot

Ask HN: How do you tackle your own negativity?

Live Not by Lies (1974)

3Blue1Brown – SoME1 (Summer of Math Expositions) Results

They don’t even know the fundamentals

Two stories about tacit knowledge

Our self imposed scarcity of nice places

Don’t build your castle in other people’s kingdoms

The Dawn of Everything and Fascism in Society

Don’t be spooky

Common Lisp code optimisation

Ask stupid questions as a new software developer

I read a book that blew my mind a little

Your users will do what you make easy

Culturally transmitted skills and values

When is the revolution in architecture coming?

My Emacs Lisp book is finished

Show HN: I built a no-BS recipe search engine

Suppose I Wanted to Kill a Lot of Pilots

If You Have Writer’s Block, Maybe You Should Stop Lying

Why Lisp?

Higher Math for Beginners (1987)

Project Euler

Yann LeCun’s 2021 Deep Learning Course at CDS free and fully online

Assume everyone is stupid, lazy and possibly insane, including you

Ask HN: Messed up my education, now 30 and regretting it. What to do?

Hopepunk, optimism, purity, and futures of hard work

The Burnout Society

Ask HN: Tech-savvy parents, what are the gadget rules for your kids?

Three sins of authors in computer science and math (1997)

Finding Your Swagger

Most who want simple ‘bonsai’ trees are ill-served by traditional bonsai methods

How I got wealthy without working too hard

Ask HN: I feel so shallow and dumb when I see what other smart people are doing

An Introduction to Lagrange Multipliers

An introverts guide to increasing energy

Ask HN: What mental models do you use everyday?

There are infinite worlds to explore


Japanese Dome House

[What Makes Us Tick? (1952) video]

Books I loved reading this year

XKCD: Bayes' Theorem

The Catherine Project: A new experiment in liberal education

California moves to recommend delaying algebra to 9th grade statewide

2022-02-14 Emacs news

Those writing extensively on note-writing rarely have a serious context of use

What to know about the stock market

How to Drop Out

Forbidden Emacs Lisp Knowledge: Block Comments

Ask HN: Disillusioned with the Direction of Society and Technology

Clarifying the palatability theory of obesity

Theses on Sleep

Putting Ideas into Words

Analog: A simple productivity system

Building an Intelligent Emacs

2022-02-07 Emacs news

Richard Feynman on meeting “great men” (1985)

Long-standing literary magazines are struggling to stay afloat

People need to hear the good news about climate change

Alexey Guzey’s Theses on Sleep

We sound like idiots when we talk about technical debt

Life, School, and the 80:20 Rule (2019)

Introduction to the A* Algorithm (2014)

Case against OOP is understated, not overstated (2020)

Read “Data and Reality”

Design policy to be testable

Reflections on six months of fatherhood

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