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TODO KasperZutterman/Second-Brain

TODO Alex Kehayias’s Notes

TODO Hugo Cisneros’s Notes

TODO Andy Matuschak’s Notes

TODO How Democrats Killed their Populist Soul

TODO Goliath by Matt Stoller

TODO Dive into Deep Learning

TODO Hacker News Classics (2018)

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

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

TODO 1-on-1 meeting questions

TODO MIT 6.S191: Introduction to Deep Learning

TODO org-special-block-extras

TODO Ask HN: How to self-study physics?

TODO Show HN: Meta book recommendations from Ask HN threads

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

TODO Ask HN: Must Read from ACM Library?

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

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

TODO An Interactive Introduction to Fourier Transforms

TODO BetterExplained: Clear, intuitive lessons about mathematics

TODO Convolution Is Fancy Multiplication

TODO EmacsConf 2020 Talks

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

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

TODO Lisp in Small Pieces

TODO What are your favorite lectures on YouTube?

TODO Quick Thoughts on Immoral Mazes


TODO Emacs Survey 2020 Results

TODO Teaching math via its history?

TODO Rules of Thought

TODO A computer science study plan to become a software engineer

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

TODO 100 Tips for a Better Life

TODO My favorite essays of life advice



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

TODO Ask HN: Best Talks of 2020?

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

TODO What’s your favourite content from 2020?

TODO Introduction to Reinforcement Learning (2015)

TODO Ask HN: Favorite Podcast Episode of 2020?


TODO Best way to learn reinforcement learning in 2021?

TODO Against Essential and Accidental Complexity

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

TODO [Interview Transcript – Donald Knuth pdf]

TODO One Year of Pomodoros

TODO Shamelessness as a Strategy (2019)

TODO [The Elements of Statistical Learning pdf]

TODO What Is Life? (2019)

TODO “Utilitarianism for Engineers” (2013) by Scott Alexander: “It’s impossible to compare interpersonal utilities in theory but pretty easy in practice. Every time you give up your seat on the subway to an old woman with a cane, you’re doing a quick little interpersonal utility calculation."

TODO My Favorite Books 2020

TODO Some end-of-year media recommendations

TODO Sparse Matrices (2019)

TODO State machines are wonderful tools

TODO The parenting style that creates leaders

TODO You’re Never Too Old to Become a Beginner

TODO Ask HN: What was your favorite comment in 2020?

TODO Essential Zen Habits of 2020

TODO Things I Didn’t Learn in 2020

TODO A Simple and Dynamic Method for Consistent Productivity

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

TODO Thoughts on being mortal

TODO 2020 letter | Dan Wang

TODO How do you optimize your own learning?

TODO Emacs Symbolic Integration

TODO Deep neck flexor exercises – Back and neck

TODO Chemisty of Cast-Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To (2010)

TODO Algorithms for Decision Making

TODO Reverse Cargo Cult (2017)

TODO I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup (2014)

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

TODO What Is Social Cooling?

TODO If you want peace, study war

TODO ‘Megascale’ structures that humans could one day build

TODO Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

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

TODO Japanese people may have gained longevity by balancing their diets

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

TODO How Inequality Killed the Roman Republic

TODO That XOR Trick (2020)

TODO Public selves

TODO For Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism is rooted in loneliness

TODO Flow-Based Programming

TODO 90% of Everything Is Crap

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

TODO Weak Men Are Superweapons (2014)

TODO Lessons I’ve Learned from Autodidacting

TODO The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class

TODO Everything I Know

TODO The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

TODO A Map of Mathematics

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

TODO How to Be Clear

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

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

TODO Regular afternoon naps linked to improved cognitive function

TODO Book Review: Crazy Like Us

TODO How would you prep for MLE role at FAANG?

TODO Book recommendations with focus on clean mathematical formulation

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

TODO The Focus to Say No (2011)

TODO What principles guide your life decisions?

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

TODO What Is Applied Category Theory? (2018)

TODO The Relentless Jeff Bezos

TODO Complexity Explained

TODO Are there any better high school options out there?

TODO The Mediocre Programmer

TODO Graph theory, graph convolutional networks, knowledge graphs

TODO Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Walk

TODO Algorithms by Jeff Erickson

TODO What are the best posts to introduce someone to SSC?

TODO Soft Skills in Engineering Leadership

TODO Critical Thinking Isn’t Just a Process

TODO More About Teaching Less Math

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

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

TODO Mistakes I’ve Made as an Engineering Manager

TODO The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence (2019)

TODO On Writing More

TODO Is the Western way of raising kids weird?

TODO Bitcoin: The Idea That Eats Smart People

TODO Mentorship, Management, and Mysterious Old Wizards

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

TODO A No-Nonsense Guide to Early Retirement

TODO When you already know the answer - Using your Inner Simulator

TODO Kelly isn’t (just) about logarithmic utility

TODO The Art of Reading More Effectively and Efficiently

TODO Software Engineering Laws Everybody Loves to Ignore

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

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

TODO A Vim Guide for Advanced Users

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

TODO Your Thinking Rate Is Fixed

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

TODO Kelly is (just) about logarithmic utility

TODO How to end stagnation?

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

TODO Gigerenzer’s simple rules of thumb often outperform complex models

TODO Enabling Children

TODO Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Stochastic Processes

TODO Strongly consider metformin instead of electron transport chain decouplers

TODO An Introduction to Lockless Algorithms

TODO Understanding deep learning requires rethinking generalization

TODO Multimodal Neurons in Artificial Neural Networks

TODO Book review: “A Thousand Brains” by Jeff Hawkins

TODO Book Review: Fussell on Class

TODO Why is electricity so hard to understand? (1989)

TODO Highlights From The Comments On Class

TODO Burned House Horizon

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

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

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

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

TODO They’re Made Out Of Meta

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

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

TODO NFTs Are a Dangerous Trap

TODO Contrarian Writing Advice

TODO The Mathematical Engineering of Deep Learning

TODO The Consequences of Radical Reform

TODO Its the Sugar, Folks (2013)

TODO Write libraries instead of services, where possible

TODO Where to start on reading SSC?

TODO Emacs org-mode examples and cookbook (2017)

TODO Based Cooking

TODO From Vim to Emacs in fourteen days (2015)

TODO Write Simply

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

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

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

TODO How I come up with ideas

TODO Suarezian Ethics

TODO Prose is bad

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

TODO Learning Without Burnout

TODO Matthew Yglesias: Meritocracy is bad

TODO Encountering Thomas Sowell

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

TODO Lost in Thought: Psychological Risks of Meditation

TODO How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects

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

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

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

TODO Book Club: Software Design for Flexibility

TODO Senior Engineers Build Consensus (2019)

TODO Hacker’s Guide to Numerical Analysis

TODO [A Guide to Writing Mathematics pdf]

TODO Emacs is the 2D Command-line Interface

TODO How to Study Mathematics (2017)

TODO My self-study plan for electrical engineering

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

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

TODO Don’t End the Week with Nothing

TODO Running a Bakery on Emacs and PostgreSQL (2019)

TODO Study finds walking improves creativity (2014)

TODO The Most Important Scarce Resource Is Legitimacy

TODO Book Review: Antifragile

TODO “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."

TODO 20-Minute Neighborhoods

TODO 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).

TODO Some things I’ve learned in college

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

TODO Fussell on muscle

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

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

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

TODO Louvre makes its entire collection available online

TODO Dares, Costly Signals, and Psychopaths

TODO The Ambiguous Utopia of Iain M. Banks (2009)

TODO Addiction to Outrage (2020)

TODO It’s all just displacement - Freddie deBoer

TODO Yes, experts will lie to you sometimes

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

TODO Work peak and professional decline

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

TODO Beach High School

TODO Category Theory: Orders

TODO Against Hickelism

TODO On Radical Reforms, Technocracy and Seeing Like a State

TODO Writing tools I learned from The Economist

TODO Better air is the easiest way not to die

TODO [The Economist’s Style Guide pdf]

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

TODO The myth of excess vacant housing distracts from solutions

TODO Maslow’s Pyramid of Code Review (2015)

TODO Stale Air, CO2 and cognitive function.

TODO Lisp as an alternative to Java (2000)

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

TODO [What have we lost? video]

TODO Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction (2019)

TODO How to Learn Complex Things Quickly: A Guide

TODO Embrace the Grind

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

TODO Are you a lazy programmer?

TODO A reading list for new engineering managers

TODO The Cursed Computer Iceberg Meme

TODO Ted Chiang: Fears of Technology Are Fears of Capitalism

TODO Specializing in Problems We Don’t Understand

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

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

TODO Using the switch(true) pattern in JavaScript

TODO The True Meaning of Technical Debt (2020)

TODO China is betting that the West is in irreversible decline

TODO I Refuse to Stand by While My Students Are Indoctrinated

TODO The most important statistical ideas of the past 50 years

TODO The Ponzi Career

TODO Ask HN: How to Speak Confidently?

TODO Plastic, Sperm Counts, and Catastrophe

TODO List of Emerging Technologies

TODO Julia Galef and her new book The Scout Mindset

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

TODO “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."

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

TODO A practical guide on generating hellishly good ideas

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

TODO You Are Not ‘Behind’ (2016)

TODO Nietzsche, reason and Analytic Philosophy

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

TODO [Letter] Advice for High School

TODO My collection of machine learning paper notes

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

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

TODO Thiel on secrets and indefiniteness

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

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

TODO New Proof Reveals That Graphs with No Pentagons Are Fundamentally Different

TODO 99 bits of unsolicited advice

TODO Deregulation of Stimulants

TODO Better air is the easiest way not to die

TODO The United States needs to learn how to learn

TODO The Fourier transform is a neural network

TODO Child rearing: is it a good idea?

TODO Category theory is a universal modeling language

TODO What’s going on here, with this human?

TODO On silence

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

TODO The Psychology of Design

TODO Why programmers don’t write documentation

TODO [Letter] Re: Advice for High School

TODO My Favorite One Liners

TODO Efficiency Is the Enemy

TODO Book Review: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Eating

TODO Sussing out Differences in Tap Water Composition Between Cities

TODO How college became a ruthless competition divorced from learning

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

TODO Be in a field where tech is the limit

TODO I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

TODO Why quantitative finance is so hard

TODO Ursula Le Guin Books

TODO No, pi is wrong: The Tau Manifesto

TODO Hacker News Classics (2018)

TODO [Advanced Situational Awareness pdf]

TODO How to write a resume that converts

TODO Just Use Email – How to Use Email for Everything

TODO Ask HN: How to negotiate continuing to work remotely?

TODO A Communist Success Story

TODO Things I wish someone told me about getting a promotion

TODO Programming and Writing

TODO Book review: against education

TODO Your Book Review: Addiction By Design

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

TODO Absolute wealth, relative wealth, taxes, and staying rich

TODO Saying the Difficult Things

TODO Ask HN: Desperately need “sales for nerds” advice

TODO Saving Time

TODO Advice for Young Scientists–and Curious People in General

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

TODO An Interactive Guide to the Fourier Transform (2012)

TODO Ask HN: How much do you contemplate per week?

TODO [How to learn Machine Learning Guide]

TODO Your Book Review: The Accidental Superpower

TODO An Introduction to Knowledge Graphs

TODO What’s it take to be unflappable?

TODO Laws of Fun (2009)

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

TODO Ask HN: Favorite Blogs by Individuals?

TODO An Intuition for Lisp Syntax

TODO Your Book Review: Humankind

TODO A writing tip I learned at Oxford

TODO Abolish High School (2015)

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

TODO Ask HN: Negotiating Salary

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

TODO Drones may have attacked humans fully autonomously for the first time

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

TODO Analyzing Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

TODO The Brazilianization of the World

TODO Rotations with quaternions

TODO Stop overstimulating your mind with digital entertainment

TODO Leaky Abstractions

TODO A Concrete Introduction to Probability (2018)

TODO Pandemic homeschoolers who are not going back

TODO Yann LeCun Deep Learning Course 2021

TODO Ultra-processed food targets bone quality via endochondral ossification

TODO HOWTO: Be more productive (2005)

TODO Social behavior curves, equilibria, and radicalism

TODO What are the best essays/thoughts on relationships?

TODO Ask HN: Books for Effective Communication

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

TODO A Lifetime of Systems Thinking

TODO An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding

TODO Keep Your Identity Small (2009)

TODO Clever vs. Insightful Code

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

TODO A walk in nature is better than microdosing

TODO Kids are people too

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

TODO Always Be Quitting

TODO The Apprentice Experiment

TODO Your Book Review: Down And Out In Paris And London

TODO Changing my life in 2021, halfway through

TODO [Mathematics Cheat Sheet pdf]

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

TODO Your Book Review: How Children Fail

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

TODO Win at Risk by using systems thinking

TODO Burnout from an Organizational Perspective

TODO The Modern Mathematics of Deep Learning

TODO May 2021 newsletter

TODO What are Scott’s most useful posts on politics?

TODO Finish Your Stuff (2015)

TODO How to Be a Stoic (2016)

TODO Kids need freedom, too

TODO How to Boost Self Esteem and Stop Procrastinating

TODO How to Become a Bad Developer

TODO Useful and useless code comments

TODO The Document Culture of Amazon

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

TODO Engineering Management

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

TODO Longtermism: an idea that might save 100 billion trillion lives

TODO Reinforcing Habits

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

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

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

TODO The high-return activity of raising others' aspirations

TODO Ask HN: What Are You Learning?

TODO Ask HN: Technical Summer Reading List

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

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

TODO Immutability is not enough (2016)

TODO Information Theory: A Tutorial Introduction

TODO The Book of Secret Knowledge

TODO So you want to build a house more efficiently

TODO Ask HN: How to learn how to sell?

TODO Calvin & Muad’Dib

TODO Book Review: How Asia Works

TODO 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.

TODO How to Work Hard

TODO A curated list of books on Software Architecture

TODO A Philosophy of Software Design (2020)

TODO Heat dome causing record breaking heat wave

TODO The most precious resource is agency

TODO Highlights From The Comments On “How Asia Works”

TODO A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy (2003)

TODO Mise-en-place for knowledge workers

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

TODO The Dawn of Formalized Mathematics

TODO The Growth Ponzi Scheme

TODO Heat Domes Are a Red-Hot Warning on Climate Costs

TODO Music for Programming

TODO AI Explorables: big ideas in machine learning, simply explained

TODO An alternate approach to improve your children’s IQ

TODO The topic is not the content

TODO Breathing exercise lowers blood pressure better than working out, medication

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

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

TODO Relentlessness

TODO Ideas in statistics that have powered AI

TODO Extremely revealing books that explains everything behind machine learning?

TODO Not school or homeschool, but modular learning

TODO We need a Butlerian Jihad against AI

TODO 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?

TODO US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming

TODO Why North America’s killer heat scares me

TODO MIT OpenCourseWare

TODO Book Review Contest: Winners

TODO How to work hard by Paul Graham

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

TODO Julia and the Reincarnation of Lisp (2020)

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

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

TODO [Why is standing more tiring than walking? audio]

TODO Is homeschooling associated with worse social skills or social outcomes?

TODO The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday

TODO Re: Competent Elites

TODO Find Freedom in Any Moment

TODO My Mindfulness Practice Led Me to Meltdown

TODO On Pace and Productivity

TODO A 3°C world has no safe place

TODO Open Decision-Making (2014)

TODO Heuristics for Effective Software Development: A continuously evolving list

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

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

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

TODO What I Know About Cleaning and Seasoning Cast-Iron Skillets

TODO Calculus Made Easy (1910)

TODO Command line tools for productive programmers

TODO Are artificial wombs the future?

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

TODO Thinking Mode vs Doing Mode

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

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

TODO Six Years of Professional Clojure

TODO Lisp as an Alternative to Java (2000)

TODO Almost-Billionaires (2014)

TODO On blankfaces

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

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

TODO Reflections on 10k Hours of Programming

TODO Atlantic Ocean currents weaken, signalling big weather changes: study

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

TODO World to hit temperature tipping point 10 years faster than forecast

TODO The Principles of Newspeak (1949)

TODO Against “blankfaces”

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

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

TODO Outline of Galef’s “Scout Mindset”

TODO An Old Hacker’s Tips on Staying Employed

TODO Quality and Effort (2018)

TODO When Things Feel Scattered

TODO Intro to Deep Learning

TODO Turning 38; life as a 37-year-old

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

TODO Guide to cognitive biases

TODO Interactive Linear Algebra (2019)

TODO Genuine tips for making friends as adults?

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

TODO The uncanny absence of nihilism

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

TODO Programming Idioms

TODO A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics

TODO [A Gentle Introduction to Tensors (2014) pdf]

TODO Complexity theory puts limits on performance of gradient descent

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

TODO Suggestions on improving physical and mental energy

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

TODO Ask HN: I joined a FAANG and it is awful

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

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

TODO What is ‘elite overproduction’?

TODO Genius Checklist

TODO How Should I Think about School & Child Care Now?

TODO How to deliver constructive feedback in difficult situations (2019)

TODO Machine learning’s crumbling foundations

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

TODO Discovering Ourselves

TODO Work Hard (2007)

TODO Highlights From The Comments On Missing School

TODO Climate change will alter where many crops are grown

TODO Emacs Modernization: Simple Changes Emacs Should Adopt (2006)

TODO Research productivity tip: “Solve The Whole Problem Day”

TODO This Is Water (2005)

TODO How To Write Quickly While Maintaining Epistemic Rigor

TODO Some of Scott Alexander’s Writing Tricks

TODO Walking increases spontaneous fluctuations in the brain

TODO Reasonable Person Principle

TODO Clinging Desperately to a Metaphor (2011)

TODO A guide to fun mathematics YouTube channels

TODO Multiplying Matrices Without Multiplying

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

TODO Why William Gibson Is a Literary Genius

TODO The Seniority Roller Coaster and Down-Leveling in Tech

TODO How to Study Effectively

TODO Your Standards Are Too High

TODO How To Get Started With Machine Learning In 2021

TODO A Gentle Introduction to Graph Neural Networks

TODO MIT Mathlets

TODO Writing Well-Documented Code – Learn from Examples

TODO Follow boring advice

TODO Hiring Developers: How to avoid the best

TODO Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable (2005)

TODO Intermediate Algebra

TODO [D] Going beyond average ML Engineer

TODO The Problems with Deliberate Practice (2020)

TODO Ok, so you can’t decide

TODO Very Useful Guide to Stem Careers

TODO [Squats can boost brain activity video]

TODO Ask HN: How Do You Learn?

TODO Write More, but Shorter

TODO Be Intentional with Ben Kuhn

TODO Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain

TODO A cheat-sheet for mathematical notation in code form

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

TODO Physics-Based Deep Learning Book

TODO How Many People Can Someone Lead?

TODO Equal Parenting Advice for Dads

TODO “Someone has to get hurt, occasionally”

TODO Bryan Caplan: Our Homeschooling Odyssey

TODO High Performance Organizations Reading List

TODO Smart kids should skip high school (2015)

TODO What I Learnt Becoming a Tech Lead

TODO Book Recommendations for Learning Maths

TODO OCW MIT: 6.006 Intro to Algorithms 2020

TODO Things to do before and after you write code

TODO What is property-based testing? (2016)

TODO The Truth, by Stanisław Lem (1964)

TODO A mathematician’s guided tour through higher dimensions

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

TODO Reading code is a skill (2020)

TODO Are you playing to play, or playing to win?

TODO Updated WHO global air quality guidelines

TODO Category Theory Illustrated – Logic

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

TODO What does my engineering manager do all day?

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

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

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

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

TODO [The Art of Linear Algebra pdf]

TODO Things Unlearned

TODO Machine Learning is Mētis-Based Programing

TODO It takes a PhD to develop that

TODO Curiosity Is Better Than Being Smart?

TODO 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?

TODO Why are American houses so flimsy and poorly built?

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

TODO Conterintuitive facts in mathematics, CS, and physics

TODO The Skill of Org Design

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

TODO Explaining explaining: a quick guide on explanatory writing

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

TODO 1 Year of Coinbase as a mission focused company

TODO A new biography explains the genius of John von Neumann

TODO Lisp in a Weekend

TODO Real Inner Misalignment

TODO 2021-10-11 Emacs news

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

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

TODO Large percentage fear having children because of climate crisis

TODO Building Blocks of Politics: An Overview of Selectorate Theory

TODO Always Do Extra

TODO Ask HN: What’s the Point of Life?

TODO Some reasons to work on productivity and velocity

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

TODO Book Review: How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

TODO Functional Algorithms, Verified

TODO How to Safely Think in Systems

TODO Updates to Biodeterminists Guide to Parenting?

TODO Explaining Capitalism Harder

TODO [Why Mathematics is Boring (2007) pdf]

TODO Notes on “Inadequate Equilibria” by Eliezer Yudkowsky

TODO Some Books that Have Influenced Me during the Past Decade

TODO What to Learn

TODO Quick Look: Altitude and Child Development

TODO Math Foundations from Scratch

TODO Overly analytical guide to escorting

TODO Becoming A Whorelord: The Overly Analytical Guide To Escorting

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

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

TODO Willingness to Look Stupid

TODO Forget Twitter Threads; Write a Blog Post Instead

TODO How to get useful answers to your questions

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

TODO Successful Mentoring on Parenting, Arranged Through LessWrong

TODO A Brief History of Schooling in America

TODO Knowledge Graphs

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

TODO Self Studying the MIT Applied Math Curriculum

TODO Ephemeralization

TODO Slow Down, Finish Faster

TODO Prague’s Brutalist Buildings

TODO Programmer’s emotions

TODO A developer’s guide to programatically overcome fear of failure

TODO Repeat Yourself, a Lot

TODO Ask HN: How do you tackle your own negativity?

TODO Live Not by Lies (1974)

TODO 3Blue1Brown – SoME1 (Summer of Math Expositions) Results

TODO They don’t even know the fundamentals

TODO Two stories about tacit knowledge

TODO Our self imposed scarcity of nice places

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

TODO The Dawn of Everything and Fascism in Society

TODO Don’t be spooky

TODO Common Lisp code optimisation

TODO Ask stupid questions as a new software developer

TODO I read a book that blew my mind a little

TODO Your users will do what you make easy

TODO Culturally transmitted skills and values

TODO When is the revolution in architecture coming?

TODO My Emacs Lisp book is finished

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

TODO Suppose I Wanted to Kill a Lot of Pilots

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

TODO Why Lisp?

TODO Higher Math for Beginners (1987)

TODO Project Euler

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

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

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

TODO Hopepunk, optimism, purity, and futures of hard work

TODO The Burnout Society

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

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

TODO Finding Your Swagger

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

TODO How I got wealthy without working too hard

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

TODO An Introduction to Lagrange Multipliers

TODO An introverts guide to increasing energy

TODO Ask HN: What mental models do you use everyday?

TODO There are infinite worlds to explore

TODO Functorio

TODO Japanese Dome House

TODO [What Makes Us Tick? (1952) video]

TODO Books I loved reading this year

TODO XKCD: Bayes' Theorem

TODO The Catherine Project: A new experiment in liberal education

TODO California moves to recommend delaying algebra to 9th grade statewide

TODO 2022-02-14 Emacs news

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

TODO What to know about the stock market

TODO How to Drop Out

TODO Forbidden Emacs Lisp Knowledge: Block Comments

TODO Ask HN: Disillusioned with the Direction of Society and Technology

TODO Clarifying the palatability theory of obesity

TODO Theses on Sleep

TODO Putting Ideas into Words

TODO Analog: A simple productivity system

TODO Building an Intelligent Emacs

TODO 2022-02-07 Emacs news

TODO Richard Feynman on meeting “great men” (1985)

TODO Long-standing literary magazines are struggling to stay afloat

TODO People need to hear the good news about climate change

TODO Alexey Guzey’s Theses on Sleep

TODO We sound like idiots when we talk about technical debt

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

TODO Introduction to the A* Algorithm (2014)

TODO Case against OOP is understated, not overstated (2020)

TODO Read “Data and Reality”

TODO Design policy to be testable

TODO Reflections on six months of fatherhood

TODO /r/antiwork: A tragedy of sanewashing and social gentrification

TODO Managing People

TODO XKCD: Control Group

TODO The Stacks Project, a new model for organizing and visualizing mathematics

TODO Unlearning perfectionism

TODO The Biggest Mistake I See Engineers Make

TODO How the World Went from Post-Politics to Hyper-Politics

TODO Building a modern home in the woods

TODO Ask HN: What do you do and what’s your consulting rate?

TODO Quick-to-learn, highly rewarding skills or bodies of knowledge

TODO Prison abolition steelman?

TODO Running Lisp in Production (2020)

TODO Which affirmations and motivational slogans do you think are actually true and useful, and which are questionable?

TODO How to Explain an Idea

TODO The unreasonable effectiveness of one-on-ones

TODO Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics

TODO Like a Lemon to a Lime, a Lime to a Lemon

TODO Nuanced communication usually doesn’t work at scale

TODO How can you tell if the company youre interviewing with is rotten on the inside?

TODO Masterclass on mathematical thinking

TODO Foundations of Computer Science

TODO Ask HN: Eating and coocking is so inneficient, better way?

TODO Sleep quality and consistency associated with better academic performance (2019)

TODO Experiences with intelligent tutoring systems?

TODO Doing too much work on one’s own before looping in others

TODO Caffeine’s Smarter Sibling: An Experience with Modafinil (2013)

TODO A surprisingly hard CS problem: sums of square roots (2018)

TODO Introduction to Probability for Data Science

TODO Scaling tacit knowledge (Nintil)

TODO What is that one self-improvement book which you liked enough to read a second time?

TODO Look For Principles Which Will Carry Over To The Next Paradigm

TODO What it means to teach gifted learners well

TODO The Eyes Have It (1953)

TODO Bad Emacs Advice

TODO I’m a Public School Teacher. The Kids Aren’t Alright

TODO School Daze

TODO How to build homes with virtually no heating (2020)

TODO How to Be Useless

TODO America Will Collapse by 2025 (2010)

TODO Does Not Translate

TODO Cognitive load theory and its applications for learning

TODO Things you’re doing but don’t want to be doing

TODO Reality is Very Weird and You Need to be Prepared for That

TODO Terence Tao’s favorite problem-solving strategies (2010)

TODO Ask HN: I suck at math, where to start?

TODO Holistically how important is air quality for health and productivity?

TODO Deep Learning Interviews book: Hundreds of fully solved job interview questions

TODO Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction (2019)

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

TODO Brain Efficiency: Much More than You Wanted to Know

TODO Neural network from scratch

TODO The Pragmatic Pragmatic Programmer

TODO How to design a house to last 1000 years

TODO You Don’t Need a Mentor-Find a Nemesis Instead

TODO Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected (2020)

TODO My work routine: plan, do, learn loops

TODO Sugar not so nice for your child’s brain development

TODO Why do 70% of families lose their wealth in the 2nd generation? (2018)

TODO Land of Lisp (2010)

TODO Do climate models predict extreme weather?

TODO Tips for making writing more fun

TODO How to Mentor Software Engineers

TODO Visualizing Bayes Theorem (2009)

TODO Summary of Atomic Habits

TODO An Algorithm for Passing Programming Interviews

TODO Understanding the Power of Lisp (2020)

TODO Ask HN: Best Engineering Blog Posts?

TODO 2021 Letter

TODO Ask HN: Favorite/Classic HN threads of all time

TODO Hacker Laws

TODO Self-Hosting Dozens of Web Applications and Services on a Single Server

TODO The Price of Discipline

TODO If – A Poem by Rudyard Kipling

TODO What’s your unconventional college or career advice?

TODO Anti-mimetic tactics for living a counter-cultural life

TODO Things I learned writing my first technical book

TODO The Best Things and Stuff of 2021

TODO Ask HN: Favorite Podcast Episode of 2021?

TODO How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught

TODO Engineers should invest in decision-making skills early

TODO The year in math and computer science

TODO Emacs for You – A 72 line –/.emacs to quickly set up vanilla Emacs for editing

TODO Mind-expanding books

TODO Ray Dalio: Money, Power, and the Collapse of Empires | Lex Fridman Podcast #251

TODO 2021-11-29 Emacs news

TODO 2021-12-06 Emacs news

TODO 2021-12-13 Emacs news

TODO Adding little nudges to help on the EmacsConf wiki

TODO Why I Love Emacs - from Bob Oliver

TODO Reflecting on wasted effort

TODO 2021-12-20 Emacs news

TODO Making the most of the moment

TODO Frame Control

TODO Where can one learn deep intuitions about information theory?

TODO Perishable Knowledge

TODO Parenting: “Try harder next time” is bad advice for kids too

TODO Experiences raising children in shared housing

TODO Be curious, not judgmental

TODO Ask HN: What’s the best book you read in 2021?

TODO Plans you’re not supposed to talk about

TODO Show HN: Timeless articles posted on Hacker News, written 1321 to 2021

TODO Ask HN: Life Changing Books?

TODO Uncomfortable Truths in Software Engineering

TODO Some thoughts on writing

TODO What does a Principal Software Engineer do?

TODO Plans you’re not supposed to talk about

TODO Tacit knowledge is more important than deliberate practice

TODO Books or articles on the intentional origins of mass culture?

TODO What are your favourite non-ACX blog posts ever?

TODO Ten Million a Year: David Wallace-Wells on polluted air

TODO How does Scott Alexander make his writing so engaging?

TODO Give Me Slack

TODO The Learning System: A Decentralized Alternative to Education

TODO What do you think about the idea of sub-personalities?

TODO What’s your favourite content from 2021?

TODO Ask HN: I’m looking for a good book on the fundamentals of CS

TODO Groups never admit failure

TODO Books that changed my career as a software engineer

TODO Crises of Elite Competition in the East and West

TODO Emacs Docs The modern documentation website Emacs deserves

TODO Ten Million Deaths a Year: David Wallace-Wells on Polluted Air

TODO Sorry, but you’re already living in the “Squid Game”

TODO Darebee – A database of workouts

TODO 100 years of whatever this will be

TODO Writing Skills For Engineering Managers

TODO Here’s Why Movie Dialogue Has Gotten More Difficult to Understand

TODO Novel mind-body program outperforms other treatments for chronic back pain

TODO EmacsConf 2021 – Live Now

TODO Kropotkin’s ‘The Conquest of Bread’

TODO XKCD: Bayes' Theorem

TODO In Praise of Idleness (1932)

TODO Underrated Reasons to Be Thankful

TODO Ask HN: How did you learn math notation?

TODO Batteries included with Emacs