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Figure 1

An orderly retreat from relevance

agents
bounded compute
collective knowledge
concurrency hell
distributed
economics
edge computing
extended self
faster pussycat
incentive mechanisms
innovation
language
machine learning
neural nets
NLP
swarm
technology

Which are your 200 bytes?

economics
faster pussycat
innovation
language
machine learning
mind
neural nets
NLP
technology
ui

Simulation-based inference

approximation
Bayes
feature construction
likelihood free
machine learning
measure
metrics
probability
sciml
statistics
time series

Comment systems for static websites

computers are awful together
diy
doing internet
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Let’s try substack

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
plain text
workflow
writing

China

place

Email blogs and newsletters

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
plain text
workflow
writing

Maximum Mean Discrepancy, Hilbert-Schmidt Independence Criterion

approximation
functional analysis
Hilbert space
measure
metrics
nonparametric
optimization
probability
statistics

Scalable vector graphics

computers are awful
faster pussycat
photon choreography

TikZ/PGFplots etx

communicating
computers are awful
dataviz
faster pussycat
latex
photon choreography
plain text
typography
ui
workflow

Procedurally generated diagrams

communicating
computers are awful
dataviz
faster pussycat
photon choreography
plain text
typography
ui
workflow

Quarto

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
javascript
julia
language
making things
plain text
premature optimization
python
r
writing

The robot regency

computers are awful
economics
faster pussycat
innovation
language
machine learning
mind
neural nets
NLP
technology
ui
unsupervised

Money

economics
diy
money
utility

Quarto integrated website system

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
javascript
julia
language
making things
plain text
premature optimization
python
r
writing

Nostr

computers are awful together
confidentiality
distributed
diy
economics
p2p

Factor graphs

algebra
graphical models
machine learning
networks
probability
statistics

Algorithmic mechanism design

economics
faster pussycat
game theory
incentive mechanisms
institutions
networks

Morphogenesis

agents
compsci
distributed
extended self
game theory
generative art
hidden variables
incentive mechanisms
life
photon choreography
self similar
spatial
statmech
swarm

Bureaucracy

cooperation
culture
economics
game theory
institutions
rhetoric
wonk

Cooperation in evolutionary context

adaptive
cooperation
culture
economics
evolution
gene
incentive mechanisms
wonk

Conflict theorist models of coordination

adaptive
bounded compute
cooperation
culture
economics
evolution
game theory
incentive mechanisms
networks
wonk

Dunning-Kruger theory of mind

bounded compute
cooperation
culture
how do science
incentive mechanisms
learning
mind
snarks
wonk

Intimate question systems

adaptive
bounded compute
cooperation
culture
ethics
evolution
extended self
gene
institutions
learning
mind
wonk

Battlers

cooperation
culture
economics
ethics
evolution
incentive mechanisms
mind
social graph
utility
wonk

Terminal session management and multiplexing

computers are awful
faster pussycat
plain text
posix

submitit

computers are awful
computers are awful together
concurrency hell
distributed
premature optimization

Social organisation of knowledge

adaptive
agents
bounded compute
collective knowledge
distributed
economics
game theory
how do science
incentive mechanisms
institutions
learning
mind
networks
sociology
squad
standards
swarm

Adaptive design of experiments

functional analysis
how do science
model selection
optimization
statmech
surrogate

Drugs, prescribed

chemistry
health
mind
neuron

Data summarization

approximation
estimator variance
functional analysis
information
linear algebra
model selection
optimization
probabilistic algorithms
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

The money laundry

computers are awful together
confidentiality
cooperation
cryptography
economics
hand wringing
money
wonk

Australia in data

data sets
place
straya

Typst

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
plain text
workflow

Innovation

economics
innovation
ip
making things
policy
sociology
spatial
technology
the rather superior sort of city

Status

cooperation
culture
economics
evolution
incentive mechanisms
mind
social graph
utility
wonk

Tensorboard

computers are awful
faster pussycat
how do science
information provenance
premature optimization

Tracking experiments in data science

computers are awful
faster pussycat
how do science
information provenance
premature optimization

LaTeX

computers are awful
faster pussycat
latex
plain text
typography
ui
workflow

VS Code online and networked

computers are awful together
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Ethnomusicology

culture
information provenance
making things
music

Symbols and the public sphere

cooperation
culture
democracy
distributed
economics
game theory
language
making things
mind
networks
rhetoric
semantics
sociology
virality
wonk

VS Code for python

computers are awful
faster pussycat
plain text
python
ui
workflow

Nearly-low-rank Hermitian matrices

feature construction
functional analysis
high d
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Git tricks

computers are awful
information provenance
workflow

DIY social networks and groupware

computers are awful together
confidentiality
distributed
diy
economics
p2p

Static websites

computers are awful together
diy
doing internet
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Single-site web browsers

computers are awful
computers are awful together
confidentiality
ui

Web browser hacks

computers are awful
computers are awful together
faster pussycat
standards
ui

Offline email syncing

communicating
computers are awful
computers are awful together
concurrency hell
confidentiality
distributed
diy
encryption
faster pussycat
office
p2p
plain text
posix

Python, compilation and acceleration of

compsci
computers are awful
premature optimization
python

Gradient descent, Newton-like

functional analysis
neural nets
optimization

Indonesian music

music
nusantara
south east asia

Hugo

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
plain text
workflow

Fashion

diy
economics
fashion
making things
sustainability
wonk

Javascript user interfaces

computers are awful
javascript
ui

Transferring money

computers are awful together
confidentiality
cryptography
money

Data cleaning

information provenance
statistics

Switching to netlify

communicating
computers are awful together
diy
doing internet
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Worker- and founder-owned ventures

economics
ethics
incentive mechanisms
institutions
markets
money

Metis and .*-rationality

classification
collective knowledge
culture
ethics
how do science
mind
wonk

Iterated and evolutionary game theory

agents
bounded compute
cooperation
economics
evolution
game theory
incentive mechanisms
mind

Recurrent / convolutional / state-space

Bayes
convolution
dynamical systems
functional analysis
linear algebra
machine learning
making things
music
networks
neural nets
nonparametric
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
state space models
statistics
time series

Recursive identification

Bayes
dynamical systems
linear algebra
probability
signal processing
state space models
statistics
time series

Travel hacks

faster pussycat
money
travel

Internet search engines

computers are awful together
faster pussycat
information provenance
NLP
search

Internet for the marginally online

computers are awful
computers are awful together
diy

All we need is hate

cooperation
culture
economics
ethics
evolution
incentive mechanisms
mind
social graph
wonk

Quantified self

causality
economics
faster pussycat
fit
gene
graphical models
how do science
machine learning
mind
probability
statistics

Stochastic Taylor expansion

dynamical systems
Lévy processes
probability
SDEs
signal processing
stochastic processes
time series

Narrative

culture
making things
mind
rhetoric
sociology
wonk
writing

Symbolic regression

compsci
dynamical systems
machine learning
neural nets
optimization
physics
probabilistic algorithms
sciml
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
stringology

Extraversion

gene
mind
statistics

Model interpretation and explanation

adversarial
game theory
hierarchical models
machine learning
sparser than thou

Neural codecs and compression algorithms

compsci
computers are awful
information
metrics
music
photon choreography
standards

Music software

making things
music
signal processing

Superstimuli

adaptive
bounded compute
collective knowledge
cooperation
culture
economics
ethics
evolution
gene
incentive mechanisms
institutions
neuron
utility
wonk

Software audio routers

making things
music
signal processing

Audio sample libraries

data sets
diy
music

Travel checklist

faster pussycat
money
travel

Scientific institutions and mechanisms

adaptive
bounded compute
collective knowledge
distributed
economics
how do science
incentive mechanisms
institutions
learning
mind
networks
sociology
standards
swarm

Hallucinations

health
mind

Microsoft Windows for the avoidant

computers are awful
MS Windows

Audio/music corpora

content
data sets
machine listening
music
statistics
time series

Generative music with language+diffusion models

buzzword
computers are awful
generative art
machine learning
making things
music
neural nets

Neural denoising diffusion models

approximation
Bayes
generative
Monte Carlo
neural nets
optimization
probabilistic algorithms
probability
statistics

Voice transcriptions and speech recognition

faster pussycat
language
machine learning
NLP
real time
signal processing
stringology
time series
ui
writing

Effective altruism

cooperation
economics
ethics
game theory
hand wringing

Moral wetware

adaptive
bounded compute
collective knowledge
cooperation
culture
economics
ethics
evolution
extended self
gene
incentive mechanisms
institutions
neuron
utility
wonk

Audiobooks

content
making things
music
signal processing

Computational Fluid Dynamics

algebra
functional analysis
linear algebra
PDEs

System identification in continuous time

calculus
dynamical systems
Hilbert space
Lévy processes
machine learning
neural nets
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics
stochastic processes
time series

Learning graphical models from time series

algebra
graphical models
machine learning
networks
probability
statistics

Neural process regression

functional analysis
Gaussian
generative
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
meta learning
nonparametric
regression
spatial
stochastic processes
time series

Data storage formats

computers are awful
data sets
standards

Visualising data

communicating
computers are awful
faster pussycat
generative art
making things
photon choreography

Machine learning for partial differential equations

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
Hilbert space
how do science
Lévy processes
machine learning
neural nets
PDEs
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
time series
uncertainty

Hardware for neural networks

compsci
computers are awful
concurrency hell
grammar
number crunching
stringology

Automatic differentiation

algebra
calculus
computers are awful
functional analysis
linear algebra
number crunching
optimization

Calibration of probabilistic forecasts

model selection
regression
signal processing
statistics
stochastic processes
time series

Feedback system identification, not necessarily linear

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
how do science
Lévy processes
machine learning
PDEs
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
time series
uncertainty

Generative industrial design

buzzword
computers are awful
generative art
machine learning
making things
music
neural nets
photon choreography

pandoc

academe
computers are awful
faster pussycat
lua
plain text
ui
workflow

Learning new languages

faster pussycat
language
learning
mind
utility

Designing social movements

agents
collective knowledge
cooperation
culture
democracy
distributed
economics
game theory
incentive mechanisms
institutions
insurgency
mind
networks
policy
rhetoric
social graph
sociology
swarm
wonk

Git GUIs

computers are awful
information provenance
ui
workflow

Comfort traps

adaptive
incentive mechanisms
learning
mind
utility

Diagrams

communicating
computers are awful
dataviz
faster pussycat
photon choreography

Javascript/browser vector graphics

computers are awful
faster pussycat
photon choreography

Free content

content
making things
photon choreography

Lotekno

making things
music
nusantara
south east asia
Sunda

Playing video

compsci
computers are awful
information
making things
metrics
music
photon choreography
standards

Big history

adaptive
collective knowledge
economics
evolution
game theory
networks
social graph
sociology

Quantization

Bayes
classification
clustering
compsci
feature construction
information
networks
nonparametric
probability
sparser than thou
statistics

Sexual ethics and institutions

culture
diy
economics
ethics
gender
institutions
life
mind
networks
sex
sociology
squad
wonk

Rationalists in Australia and surrounding regions

crisis
culture
ethics
history
language
mind
wonk

Non-negative matrix factorisation

feature construction
functional analysis
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Causal inference under feedback

algebra
graphical models
how do science
machine learning
networks
neural nets
probability
statistics

Causal inference in highly parameterized ML

algebra
graphical models
hidden variables
hierarchical models
how do science
machine learning
networks
neural nets
probability
statistics

Learning under distribution shift

algebra
graphical models
how do science
machine learning
networks
probability
statistics

Numerical PDE solvers

algebra
computers are awful
functional analysis
linear algebra
PDEs
premature optimization
sciml

Time management

bounded compute
faster pussycat
incentive mechanisms
mind

Physics-informed neural networks

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
Hilbert space
how do science
Lévy processes
machine learning
neural nets
PDEs
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
time series
uncertainty

Neural PDE operator learning

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
Hilbert space
how do science
Lévy processes
machine learning
neural nets
PDEs
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
time series
uncertainty

Interpersonal relationships

adaptive
bounded compute
cooperation
culture
ethics
evolution
extended self
gene
institutions
learning
mind
wonk

Pytorch

computers are awful
neural nets
optimization
premature optimization
python
statistics

Classification

classification
metrics
statistics

Wicked tail risks

adaptive
crisis
economics
game theory
how do science
incentive mechanisms
markets
probability
risk
statistics
wonk

Static website editors

computers are awful together
diy
doing internet
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

gene
health
learning
mind
neuron
utility

Text data processing

computers are awful
data sets
plain text
stringology

Decoupling the economy from energy

ecology
economics
incentive mechanisms
innovation
institutions
physics
snarks
statmech
technology

Material basis of the economy

ecology
economics
physics
snarks
statmech

Brain-like neuronal computation

learning
life
mind
neuron
probability
statistics
statmech

Whom to live amongst

cooperation
culture
economics
housing
incentive mechanisms
institutions
insurgency
making things
policy
spatial
straya
wonk

DNS

computers are awful
computers are awful together
confidentiality

Low-rank matrices

feature construction
functional analysis
high d
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Matrix inverses

feature construction
functional analysis
high d
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Canalization in human learning agents

adaptive
cooperation
evolution
learning
mind
networks
utility

Clickbait bandit problems

bandit problems
culture
economics
mind
reinforcement learning
sociology
ui
utility
wonk

Gradient flows

functional analysis
neural nets
optimization
SDEs
stochastic processes

Misrule, punks and ravers

adaptive
collective knowledge
communicating
cooperation
culture
design
diy
economics
institutions
making things
mind
networks
sociology
squad
status
wonk

Probabilistic numerics

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
Hilbert space
how do science
Lévy processes
machine learning
neural nets
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
time series
uncertainty

Weaponised design

design
making things
the rather superior sort of city
wonk

Machine learning for climate systems

calculus
climate
dynamical systems
geometry
Hilbert space
how do science
machine learning
neural nets
PDEs
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
time series
uncertainty
wonk

Python

computers are awful
python

VS Code / VS Codium

computers are awful
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Hybrid machine/human ML

computers are awful
statistics
ui
unsupervised

Ecomodernism

cooperation
economics
hand wringing
life
sustainability
wonk

Degrowth

cooperation
economics
hand wringing
life
sustainability
wonk

Data dashboards and ML demos

communicating
computers are awful
data sets
dataviz
faster pussycat
generative art
making things
photon choreography
statistics
ui
workflow

Bayesian inference for misspecified models

Bayes
how do science
statistics

Orthonormal and unitary matrices

algebra
dynamical systems
functional analysis
geometry
high d
linear algebra
measure
signal processing
spheres
stochastic processes
time series

Taking notes

computers are awful
faster pussycat
information provenance
learning
plain text
ui
workflow

Differential geometry, geometric algebra etc

algebra
functional analysis
geometry

Exit/voice dilemmas

adaptive
collective knowledge
economics
evolution
game theory
networks
social graph
sociology

Image file formats

computers are awful
generative art
making things
photon choreography

Cohousing in Australia

cooperation
culture
economics
extended self
housing
incentive mechanisms
institutions
insurgency
making things
policy
spatial
straya
wonk

Emoji

computers are awful
standards
typography

Statistics and machine learning

graphical models
how do science
machine learning
probability
statistics

Footwear

fashion
gear
health

Where next Sydney freaks?

climate
cooperation
culture
economics
housing
incentive mechanisms
institutions
insurgency
making things
policy
spatial
straya
wonk

Akrasia

bounded compute
economics
faster pussycat
incentive mechanisms
mind
utility

Random number generation

computers are awful
Monte Carlo
probabilistic algorithms
probability
pseudorandomness

Incentive alignment problems

economics
extended self
faster pussycat
game theory
incentive mechanisms
institutions
networks
swarm

Informations

classification
compsci
information
metrics
statistics
statmech

Annealing in inference

Bayes
density
Monte Carlo
probabilistic algorithms
probability
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes

Zotero

academe
collective knowledge
computers are awful
faster pussycat
how do science
workflow

Academic writing workflow

academe
faster pussycat
how do science
plain text
workflow

Fediverse

computers are awful together
confidentiality
distributed
diy
economics
p2p

Autism/allism spectrum

communicating
cooperation
culture
mind
sociology
utility

Mirror descent

Bregman
functional analysis
optimization
statmech

Bregman divergences

Bregman
functional analysis
optimization
statmech

Code generation, programming assistants

faster pussycat
language
machine learning
making things
neural nets
NLP
real time
signal processing
stringology
time series
ui

Monte Carlo methods

Bayes
estimator variance
Monte Carlo
probabilistic algorithms
probability

VS Code as LaTeX editor

computers are awful
faster pussycat
latex
plain text
typography
ui
workflow

Potential theory in probability

algebra
dynamical systems
functional analysis
Lévy processes
PDEs
probability
SDEs
statmech
stochastic processes

Gradient descent

functional analysis
optimization
statmech

Reshipping

money
place

Approximate matrix factorisations and decompositions

feature construction
functional analysis
high d
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Browser machine learning

computers are awful
javascript
machine learning
neural nets
optimization
premature optimization
standards
ui

Remix and copyright

economics
incentive mechanisms
information provenance
institutions
music

Making neural models small

bounded compute
edge computing
machine learning
neural nets
sparser than thou

Generalised autoregressive processes

dynamical systems
Hilbert space
Lévy processes
probability
regression
signal processing
statistics
stochastic processes
time series

Community

cooperation
culture
democracy
economics
institutions
insurgency
rhetoric
social graph
wonk

Secure Scuttlebutt et al

computers are awful together
confidentiality
distributed
diy
economics
p2p

Materials informatics

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
how do science
machine learning
neural nets
PDEs
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
stringology
surrogate
time series
uncertainty

Non-uniform signal sampling

dynamical systems
Hilbert space
signal processing
statistics
time series

Doing it yourself

adaptive
collective knowledge
communicating
cooperation
culture
design
diy
economics
institutions
making things
mind
networks
sociology
squad
status
wonk

Doing complicated things the obvious way

adaptive
collective knowledge
cooperation
culture
economics
evolution
faster pussycat
incentive mechanisms
institutions
mind
networks
snarks
sociology
wonk

Modern conspiracy theorising

confidentiality
democracy
economics
evolution
game theory
insurgency
networks
p2p
wonk

Timeless works of art

adaptive
collective knowledge
diy
making things
sociology

Science; Institution design for

academe
agents
collective knowledge
economics
faster pussycat
game theory
how do science
incentive mechanisms
information provenance
institutions
mind
networks
sociology
wonk

Firefox

computers are awful
computers are awful together
faster pussycat
standards
ui

Snowmobile or bicycle?

economics
faster pussycat
innovation
language
machine learning
mind
neural nets
NLP
stringology
technology
ui

Economics of large language models

agents
bounded compute
collective knowledge
concurrency hell
distributed
economics
edge computing
extended self
faster pussycat
incentive mechanisms
innovation
language
machine learning
neural nets
NLP
swarm
technology
ui

Music gear

diy
hardware
making things
music

Real estate economics

cooperation
culture
economics
housing
incentive mechanisms
institutions
insurgency
making things
policy
spatial
straya
the rather superior sort of city
wonk

Community governance

cooperation
culture
democracy
economics
institutions
insurgency
wonk

Large sample theory

Gaussian
likelihood
optimization
probability
statistics

The social brain

adaptive
adversarial
bounded compute
collective knowledge
cooperation
culture
economics
ethics
evolution
extended self
gene
incentive mechanisms
institutions
mind
networks
neuron
rhetoric
snarks
social graph
sociology
swarm
wonk

Gradient steps to an ecology of mind

adaptive
collective knowledge
cooperation
culture
economics
energy
evolution
extended self
game theory
gene
incentive mechanisms
learning
mind
networks
probability
social graph
sociology
statistics
statmech
utility
wonk

Genetic programming

agents
optimization
probabilistic algorithms
swarm

Bitter lessons in compute and cleverness

bounded compute
functional analysis
machine learning
model selection
optimization
statmech

Ablation studies and lesion studies

algebra
graphical models
hidden variables
hierarchical models
how do science
machine learning
mind
networks
probability
sociology
statistics

Learnable coarse-graining

Bayes
machine learning
physics
statmech
surrogate

Plotting in python

communicating
computers are awful
dataviz
photon choreography
python

AV controller interfaces

lua
machine learning
making things
music
real time
ui

Ergonomics

faster pussycat
health

Noise pollution

cooperation
design
diy
economics
housing
incentive mechanisms
institutions
making things
mind
neuron
policy
spatial
straya
the rather superior sort of city

Crisis, collapse etc

crisis
economics
game theory
wonk

Polynomial bases

convolution
functional analysis
Hilbert space
nonparametric
signal processing

Gaussian process regression

functional analysis
Gaussian
generative
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
nonparametric
regression
spatial
stochastic processes
time series

Python spatial statistics

data sets
Gaussian
python
spatial
standards
statistics
time series

Semidefinite proramming

functional analysis
optimization
statmech

Optimisation

functional analysis
optimization
statmech

Matrix calculus

algebra
calculus
functional analysis
linear algebra
optimization

Healthcare in Australia

health
policy
straya
wonk

M-open, M-complete, M-closed

Bayes
how do science
statistics

(Reproducing) kernel tricks

algebra
functional analysis
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
metrics
nonparametric

Devcontainers

computers are awful
diy

The Gaussian distribution

algebra
Gaussian
geometry
high d
linear algebra
measure
probability
signal processing
spheres
statistics

Geoscience

Gaussian
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
spatial
statistics
stochastic processes
time series

Hydra for tracking machine learning experiments

computers are awful
faster pussycat
how do science
information provenance
premature optimization

Bio marker tracking

causality
economics
faster pussycat
fit
gene
institutions
mind

Hypothesis tests, statistical

algebra
Bayes
functional analysis
Hilbert space
how do science
linear algebra
machine learning
model selection
nonparametric
statistics
uncertainty

Feed readers

academe
computers are awful together
doing internet
faster pussycat
information provenance
learning
ui
workflow

Reinforcement learning

bandit problems
control
signal processing
stochastic processes
stringology

3d data

computers are awful
faster pussycat
photon choreography

Generative art with language+diffusion models

buzzword
computers are awful
generative art
machine learning
making things
music
neural nets
photon choreography

Codebraid

academe
computers are awful
faster pussycat
how do science
information provenance
julia
plain text
premature optimization
python
r
ui
workflow

Calendars and scheduling software

confidentiality
diy
standards

Gaussian process ensembles

algebra
approximation
Gaussian
generative
graphical models
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
machine learning
networks
optimization
probability
statistics

Synchronising config files across machines

computers are awful
computers are awful together
distributed
diy
p2p

Blogdown

academe
doing internet
faster pussycat
how do science
plain text
workflow

The returns on hierarchy in group coordination

cooperation
culture
economics
evolution
extended self
incentive mechanisms
mind
social graph
wonk

Homebrew

compsci
computers are awful
posix
premature optimization

Editors for LaTeX

compsci
computers are awful
faster pussycat
latex
typography
ui

Syncthing

computers are awful
computers are awful together
concurrency hell
distributed
diy
p2p

Bayes neural nets via subsetting weights

Bayes
convolution
density
likelihood free
machine learning
neural nets
nonparametric
sparser than thou
uncertainty

Rough path theory and signature methods

control
dynamical systems
SDEs
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics
stochastic processes
time series

Neural nets with implicit layers

dynamical systems
linear algebra
machine learning
neural nets
optimization
regression
sciml
signal processing
sparser than thou
statmech
stochastic processes

Exponential families

functional analysis
probability
statistics

Position encoding

approximation
dynamical systems
functional analysis
Hilbert space
machine learning
neural nets

Journalism, normative

agents
collective knowledge
cooperation
distributed
economics
game theory
incentive mechanisms
information provenance
institutions
networks
swarm
virality
wonk

Teamwork

communicating
distributed
economics
extended self
faster pussycat
game theory
institutions
learning
mind
networks
squad

Curators of nice bits of internet

computers are awful together
information provenance
making things

Decaying sinusoid dictionaries

dynamical systems
functional analysis
Hilbert space
linear algebra
signal processing
time series

Markdown

academe
computers are awful
faster pussycat
plain text
ui
workflow

Neural nets that do symbolic maths

compsci
language
machine learning
meta learning
networks
neural nets
NLP
stringology

Spatial data in R

computers are awful
data sets
dataviz
faster pussycat
Gaussian
generative art
making things
photon choreography
r
spatial
standards
statistics

Neural vector embeddings

approximation
feature construction
geometry
high d
language
linear algebra
machine learning
metrics
neural nets
NLP

Medicalisation

classification
ethics
health
language
wonk

Research discovery

academe
collective knowledge
faster pussycat
how do science
institutions
mind
networks
sociology
wonk

Noise contrastive estimation

approximation
Bayes
Bregman
feature construction
likelihood free
machine learning
measure
metrics
probability
statistics
time series

Statistical mechanics of statistics

dynamical systems
machine learning
neural nets
physics
sciml
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes

Fish shell

computers are awful
faster pussycat
macos
plain text
posix

Bayesian model calibration

functional analysis
how do science
model selection
optimization
statmech
surrogate

Who I donate to

democracy
insurgency
money
wonk

Institutions and governance for mass conversation

bandit problems
boring
cooperation
culture
democracy
economics
ethics
mind
rhetoric
snarks
sociology
wonk

Tabular data processing in python

approximation
Bayes
clustering
high d
linear algebra
networks
optimization
probabilistic algorithms
probability
sparser than thou
statistics

Matrix norms, divergences, metrics

algebra
feature construction
functional analysis
high d
Hilbert space
linear algebra
networks
optimization
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Stylus input

academe
making things
plain text
real time
ui

Livescribe

academe
making things
plain text
real time
ui

Bayes functional regression

functional analysis
Gaussian
generative
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
nonparametric
regression
spatial
stochastic processes
time series

Non-Gaussian Bayesian functional regression

Hilbert space
kernel tricks
PDEs
regression
spatial
stochastic processes
time series

State filtering for hidden Markov models

Bayes
dynamical systems
linear algebra
probability
signal processing
state space models
statistics
time series

Nerdview

language

Singular Value Decomposition

feature construction
functional analysis
high d
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Neural learning dynamical systems

calculus
dynamical systems
geometry
Hilbert space
how do science
Lévy processes
machine learning
neural nets
physics
regression
sciml
SDEs
signal processing
statistics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
time series
uncertainty

Dropbox if you must

computers are awful
computers are awful together
distributed
diy
p2p

Saying “Bayes” is not enough

Bayes
bounded compute
how do science
Monte Carlo
statistics

Gradient descent, first-order, stochastic

functional analysis
neural nets
optimization
SDEs
stochastic processes

Belief propagation and related algorithms

algebra
approximation
Bayes
distributed
dynamical systems
Gaussian
generative
graphical models
machine learning
networks
optimization
probability
signal processing
state space models
statistics
stochastic processes
swarm
time series

Canonical correlation

algebra
Bayes
convolution
functional analysis
Hilbert space
linear algebra
machine learning
model selection
nonparametric
statistics
uncertainty

Method of Adjoints for differentiating through ODEs

Bayes
dynamical systems
linear algebra
probability
signal processing
state space models
statistics
time series

Differentiable PDE solvers

geometry
how do science
machine learning
PDEs
physics
sciml
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
uncertainty

IPython

computers are awful
python

Matrix square roots

feature construction
functional analysis
high d
linear algebra
networks
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
statistics

Jax

algebra
calculus
computers are awful
linear algebra
number crunching
optimization

Databases (for scientists)

computers are awful
concurrency hell
data sets

Conformal prediction

Bayes
statistics
stochastic processes
surrogate
uncertainty

Multi-objective optimisation

economics
machine learning
model selection
neural nets
optimization
regression
sparser than thou
spatial
stochastic processes
time series

Distances between Gaussian distributions

algebra
Gaussian
geometry
high d
linear algebra
measure
probability
signal processing
spheres
statistics

Reparameterization methods for MC gradient estimation

approximation
Bayes
density
likelihood free
Monte Carlo
nonparametric
optimization
probabilistic algorithms
probability
sciml
statistics

Normalizing flows

approximation
Bayes
density
likelihood free
Monte Carlo
nonparametric
optimization
probabilistic algorithms
probability
statistics

Monte Carlo gradient estimation

Bayes
calculus
density
estimator variance
Monte Carlo
probabilistic algorithms
probability
risk
uncertainty

Combining kernels

Hilbert space
kernel tricks
metrics
signal processing
statistics
stochastic processes

Academic publishing

academe
collective knowledge
diy
doing internet
economics
faster pussycat
how do science
incentive mechanisms
information provenance
institutions
mind
networks
sociology

Numerical libraries

computers are awful
number crunching
premature optimization
python

Scheduling jobs on HPC clusters for modern ML nerds

computers are awful
computers are awful together
concurrency hell
distributed
premature optimization

Bayesian posterior inference via optimisation

Bayes
estimator variance
Markov processes
Monte Carlo
probabilistic algorithms
probability

Probabilistic neural nets

Bayes
convolution
density
likelihood free
machine learning
neural nets
nonparametric
sparser than thou
uncertainty

Neural implicit representations

dynamical systems
functional analysis
machine learning
neural nets

Neural rendering

dynamical systems
functional analysis
machine learning
neural nets

Dynamics of recommender systems and other AI social interventions at societal scale

classification
collective knowledge
confidentiality
culture
economics
ethics
faster pussycat
game theory
how do science
incentive mechanisms
innovation
language
machine learning
mind
neural nets
NLP
sociology
stringology
technology
ui
wonk

Covariance estimation

algebra
functional analysis
Hilbert space
kernel tricks
metrics
nonparametric
regression
sparser than thou
statistics

Generative AI workflows and hacks 2024

economics
faster pussycat
innovation
language
machine learning
neural nets
NLP
stringology
technology
ui

Generative AI workflows and hacks 2023

economics
faster pussycat
innovation
language
machine learning
neural nets
NLP
stringology
technology
ui

Legibility and automation

classification
collective knowledge
confidentiality
culture
ethics
game theory
how do science
incentive mechanisms
sociology
wonk

Lua

computers are awful
lua
number crunching
premature optimization

Model order reduction

feature construction
functional analysis
linear algebra
machine learning
networks
neural nets
PDEs
physics
probability
sparser than thou
statistics
statmech
surrogate
topology

Secure chat systems

communicating
computers are awful
confidentiality
encryption

Agent-based models

agents
economics
mind
sociology

ΦFlow

geometry
how do science
machine learning
PDEs
physics
statmech
stochastic processes
surrogate
uncertainty

Code editors

compsci
computers are awful
faster pussycat
plain text
ui

Performance indicators, Measurement, analytics

economics
faster pussycat
incentive mechanisms
institutions
networks
statistics

Online collaboration tools

academe
communicating
computers are awful together
distributed
diy
mind
photon choreography
ui

The property market is pollution

cooperation
culture
economics
housing
incentive mechanisms
institutions
insurgency
making things
policy
spatial
straya
wonk

Indyweb, small web, cozy web

communicating
computers are awful together
diy
doing internet

Leakage in predictive models

estimator bias
estimator variance
linear algebra
model selection
probability
statistics

Configuring python with “.env” files

computers are awful
python

Cheap talk

bandit problems
cooperation
culture
democracy
economics
ethics
mind
rhetoric
snarks
sociology
wonk

Addiction

ethics
fit
health
learning
mind
neuron
utility

Optimal rotations

algebra
calculus
functional analysis
geometry
high d
linear algebra
measure
optimization
probability
signal processing
sparser than thou
spheres

Mathematica

algebra