The Living Thing

Here are my public notebooks.

This means: these notebooks concern topics about which I wish to inform myself about. All conclusions are provisional, all ideas are half-baked and nothing, at all, has been reviewed. Typos, spelling errors and bad edits abound. Youโ€™re welcome.

Much of this information is digested from the blogs on my blogroll, or the papers on my reading list.

These are rated on the 3 point scale of Usefulness (๐Ÿ”ง), Novelty (๐Ÿ’ก), Uncertainty (๐Ÿคช) and Roughness (๐Ÿšง).

Bundled/ packaged apps for Linux On unifying the existing 3 app distribution stand ards by adding 3 additionll app distribution standards 12 2019-08-09 โ€“ 2021-12-02
Bikes Especially bikes where I live, which means Sydney at the moment 2014-11-10 โ€“ 2021-12-01
Fish shell A command line shell that does not think that the problem is you 2019-03-30 โ€“ 2021-12-01
Jax Julia for python 2020-09-15 โ€“ 2021-11-29
Pyro Approximate maximum in the density of probabilistic programming effort 2019-10-02 โ€“ 2021-11-25
Jupyter The least excruciating compromise between ease of 1) doing data science and 2) seeming to laypeople to be doing data science 2017-02-09 โ€“ 2021-11-24
Time management Akrasia, gamification, hyperbolic discounting, quantified self and voluntary blackmail 2017-06-18 โ€“ 2021-11-18
Technological singularities Incorporating hard AI take-offs, game-over high scores, the technium, deus-ex-machina, deus-ex-nube, nerd raptures and so forth 2016-12-01 โ€“ 2021-11-18
Gamification โ€œBelated Blogging of a Buzzwordโ€ achievement unlocked 2019-10-27 โ€“ 2021-11-18
Decentralized net services a.k.a. web3, DEX, P2P, Peer-to-peer, friend-to-friend; Internet for an untrustworthy world 2017-09-18 โ€“ 2021-11-15
Sleep Pathologies and hacks 2017-04-19 โ€“ 2021-11-15
Jupyter front end systems UX design by underfunded committee is how I like my data science experience 2017-02-09 โ€“ 2021-11-11
Diagrams Of the kind I need, a practical guide to the creation thereof 2015-03-02 โ€“ 2021-11-11
Cheap talk Sapir-Whorf politeness, virtue signalling etc 2020-02-01 โ€“ 2021-11-11
Air pollution For a new century in which inhaling gets only more dangerous 2019-01-18 โ€“ 2021-11-10
Digital nostalgia Pixel art, geocities chic, cyberpunk retrofuturism 2020-05-15 โ€“ 2021-11-09
Nootropics The struggle to find a drug that makes you so fast that you save more time taking it than you lose reading about it 2017-08-07 โ€“ 2021-11-08
Pytorch #torched 2018-05-04 โ€“ 2021-11-05
Blogdown Plus other RMarkdown-derived scholarly blogging systems 2020-08-26 โ€“ 2021-11-04
Tip me 2016-09-06 โ€“ 2021-11-04
Project management With special attention to speculative and innovative projects 2021-03-23 โ€“ 2021-11-04
External validity Transfer learning, dataset shift, learning under covariate shift, transferable learning, domain adaptation etc 2020-10-17 โ€“ 2021-11-03
Transcoding Digital recordings and converting between them. 2020-04-23 โ€“ 2021-10-30
Political axes Dimensionality reduction for the Great Society 2021-03-01 โ€“ 2021-10-28
Sex and sexology Incorporating smut, lewdness, and prurience 2020-06-07 โ€“ 2021-10-28
But what can I do? The stuff to do to make a better society is so easy that it is embarrassing if you are not doing it 2020-02-06 โ€“ 2021-10-28
LaTeX โ€ฆand ฮคeฮง, and ConTeXt and XeTeX and TeXleMeElmo 2014-09-08 โ€“ 2021-10-28
Trousers 2020-09-05 โ€“ 2021-10-27
Fashion Theory and practice of hip garments 2020-07-10 โ€“ 2021-10-27
Survey modelling Adjusting for the Lizardman constant 2019-08-29 โ€“ 2021-10-24
Weaponizing social media Trolls, bots, lulz, infowars and other moods of the modern networked ape 2019-10-21 โ€“ 2021-10-24
First aid If you are checking this webpage while your colleague bleeds out, you are doing it wrong 2019-02-12 โ€“ 2021-10-22
Eyewear 2020-09-14 โ€“ 2021-10-21
German Fรผr Konsonantkenner 2014-10-17 โ€“ 2021-10-20
Gender Political and/or empirical engagement therewith 2017-08-13 โ€“ 2021-10-20
Scientific writing In which tips are given for the projection of status through nominal phrases and passive voice 2014-12-31 โ€“ 2021-10-20
Hyperparameter optimization Replacing a hyperparameter problem with a hyperhyperparameter problem which feels like progress I guess 2020-09-25 โ€“ 2021-10-20
Getting along Tolerance, ghettoisation, xenophobic panic; Causes, pathologies and consequences of 2017-02-19 โ€“ 2021-10-20
Data dashboards On assuring the client that you are doing something data-sciency because it looks like in the movies 2020-03-12 โ€“ 2021-10-19
PDF, Portable Document Format How we may use a thousand dollar computer to simulate a one cent piece of paper with zero day exploits 2018-06-03 โ€“ 2021-10-16
Firefox 2017-04-20 โ€“ 2021-10-14
Research discovery Has someone answered that question I have not worked out how to ask yet? 2019-01-22 โ€“ 2021-10-13
(Geo)spatial data sets In which I complain about paying a nominal fee for giant rocket robots that scan the earth from space 2021-03-02 โ€“ 2021-10-13
Matplotlib A way to draw things in python which is better than no way to draw things in python 2014-10-07 โ€“ 2021-10-13
Printing Offline backups that do not need batteries 2018-10-03 โ€“ 2021-10-11
Missing data Imputation, estimation despite etc 2021-10-07
Email clients on linux The constant low-level grind of a long term co-dependent relationship 2020-04-21 โ€“ 2021-10-04
Climate crisis The conspiracy of those malign incumbent powers, the laws of physics, against the plucky underdog, coal megacorporations 2011-12-13 โ€“ 2021-10-03
Indyweb 2020-03-05 โ€“ 2021-10-02
Psychometrics Dimensionality reduction for souls 2017-10-31 โ€“ 2021-10-02
Brains Neural networks made of real neurons, in functioning brains 2014-11-03 โ€“ 2021-09-26
Science for policy Using evidence and reason to govern ourselves 2011-08-07 โ€“ 2021-09-22
Metis and .*-rationality High modernism, spontaneous order, legibility, the Great Society, technocracy, and local knowledge 2017-07-24 โ€“ 2021-09-20
Community governance Coordinating human being by application of social force 2020-02-02 โ€“ 2021-09-20
Taking notes Notes on notes on notes 2020-02-17 โ€“ 2021-09-20
Hygienic masks Medical/anti-infectious masks 2020-08-01 โ€“ 2021-09-20
Making macOS behave itself Things I have to do to keep my laptop running so I can google how to fix other things 2015-04-27 โ€“ 2021-09-19
Timeless works of art The efficient arts hypothesis, artbitrage, arts and crafts in mass production 2015-01-12 โ€“ 2021-09-18
Bootstrap Shuffling reality to produce your data 2014-11-26 โ€“ 2021-09-18
Fonts Typefaces I need, which is to say, for web pages and scientific papers 2016-01-11 โ€“ 2021-09-18
Heavy tails Weird things about rare massive events 2020-01-13 โ€“ 2021-09-18
Memetics Taste dynamics, opinion dynamics, sincerely-held-belief dynamics etc 2020-01-30 โ€“ 2021-09-18
Institutions Stable orbits in human systems 2014-10-29 โ€“ 2021-09-18
DIY Artisanal poverty, expressive incompetence, contrarianism on a budget 2018-03-26 โ€“ 2021-09-18
GIFs 2019-11-11 โ€“ 2021-09-17
Meta learning Few-shot learning, learning fast weights, learning to learn 2021-09-16
Free content Raiding history for clip art 2014-08-31 โ€“ 2021-09-16
Economic inequality Return to capital versus return to labour versus return to state of nature 2014-10-29 โ€“ 2021-09-08
Wirtinger calculus Itโ€™s not complicated / Itโ€™sย complex 2019-05-08 โ€“ 2021-09-07
Forecasting Haruspicy 2.0 2015-06-16 โ€“ 2021-09-06
Learning stuff Shoving knowledge into my brain 2020-06-16 โ€“ 2021-09-06
Governance of the commons On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time 2014-10-29 โ€“ 2021-09-02
Cloud machine learning Cloudimificating my artificial data learning intelligence brain clever science analyticserisation 2016-08-23 โ€“ 2021-09-01
Status The original karma system 2019-10-25 โ€“ 2021-08-30
Teaching How-to 2020-02-11 โ€“ 2021-08-24
R The statistical programming language, not the letter 2011-08-07 โ€“ 2021-08-20
X11, Wayland etc The other antiquated windowing system 2019-08-13 โ€“ 2021-08-18
Group size Scaling dynamics and network effects in social coordination 2011-12-09 โ€“ 2021-08-16
Terminals More realistically, terminal emulators, because anyone who owns an actual working VT102 these days is not using it to do work 2018-10-11 โ€“ 2021-08-12
Editing images Chinks in my armour of learned Photoshop helplessness 2018-10-16 โ€“ 2021-08-12
Social media if you must Harm minimisation for corporate social network users is the alternative to harm minimisation for social pariahs 2017-04-05 โ€“ 2021-08-11
Hardened mobile Trusting the computer that follows you around all day 2015-02-15 โ€“ 2021-08-07
Tests, statistical Maybe also design of experiments while we are here? 2014-08-23 โ€“ 2021-08-04
Cascade models a.k.a. cluster distributions, Galton-Watson models 2019-10-11 โ€“ 2021-08-04
Comfy Ubuntu Now with added Pop!_OS 2014-10-14 โ€“ 2021-08-03
Music gear Digital amps and mics for the prissy yet broke 2014-08-26 โ€“ 2021-07-30
Hydrology models Rivers, aquifers and other wet things that can flood your house 2020-09-07 โ€“ 2021-07-29
Tiling window managers Basing your workflow on Tetris seems like a great use of time 2019-08-13 โ€“ 2021-07-29
Community Engineering, maintaining, organizingโ€ฆ 2020-02-02 โ€“ 2021-07-29
Contact tracing Reverse engineering social graphs for the control of contagions of pathogens, subversive ideology and other substances of interest 2020-03-21 โ€“ 2021-07-28
Comfy GNOME shell Sparing thoughts for the desktop whatsit favoured by the thoughtless 2019-08-13 โ€“ 2021-07-27
Email hosts Who handles my mail? 2020-12-30 โ€“ 2021-07-25
Code editors The best thing since punchcards 2014-11-11 โ€“ 2021-07-22
Publication bias Replication crises, P-values, bitching about journals, other debilities of contemporary science at large 2016-08-30 โ€“ 2021-07-22
Innovation Can I patent self-moving goalposts? 2014-07-27 โ€“ 2021-07-21
Science History, sociology and philosophy thereof 2017-07-08 โ€“ 2021-07-21
IDEs for R Friendly UIs for the almost-friendly statistical programming language 2011-08-07 โ€“ 2021-07-18
Media virality Strategic modelling for content creators 2016-08-30 โ€“ 2021-07-15
ML on small devices Putting intelligence on chips small enough to be in disconcerting places 2016-10-14 โ€“ 2021-07-13
Bureaucracy Iron Laws and Moral Mazes 2020-02-02 โ€“ 2021-07-08
Tensorflow The framework to use for deep learning if you groupthink like Google 2016-07-11 โ€“ 2021-07-07
Graph sampling Estimating functionals of graphs 2020-02-15 โ€“ 2021-07-06
Python CLIs Putting the โ€œargumentโ€ in โ€œcommand-line argumentโ€ 2021-07-02
Blogroll The internet of essays 2008-11-02 โ€“ 2021-07-02
Academic blogging workflow Minimising the friction of advertising my thoughts in order to maximise the chance each thought gets advertised. Not covered: maximising quality of thoughts. 2020-05-22 โ€“ 2021-06-30
Algebraic probability If you liked it then you probโ€™ly put a ring on it 2017-06-15 โ€“ 2021-06-24
ML Koans Passing through the NAND-gate 2021-06-23
Causality via potential outcomes Neyman-Rubin, counterfactuals, conditional treatment effects, instrumental variables and related tricks 2016-10-26 โ€“ 2021-06-21
DJing On encouraging people to listen to your living room playlist by demanding that they pay for it 2015-02-02 โ€“ 2021-06-14
Optimal transport metrics Wasserstein distances, Monge-Kantorovich metrics, Earthmover distances 2019-05-30 โ€“ 2021-06-08
Science communication On making people feel they are smart enough to teach themselves, or failing that, that they are smart enough to fund YOU to teach yourself 2021-06-02
Ecology 2015-01-27 โ€“ 2021-06-01
Causal inference on DAGs Confounding! This scientist performed miracle graph surgery during an intervention and you wonโ€™t believe what happened next 2016-10-26 โ€“ 2021-05-19
Limit Theorems Asymptotic distributions of random processes 2014-11-25 โ€“ 2021-05-17
Cryptocurrencies Imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin 2016-09-06 โ€“ 2021-05-17
Probability divergences Metrics, contrasts and divergences and other ways of quantifying how similar are two randomnesses 2014-11-25 โ€“ 2021-05-12
ssh a.k.a. โ€œSecure shellโ€, which is not actually a shell but an encrypted network protocol that people like to shell with 2014-12-27 โ€“ 2021-05-07
Compressing neural nets pruning, compacting and otherwise fitting a good estimate into fewer parameters 2016-10-14 โ€“ 2021-05-07
Pornography Morsels of oddity from the depiction of human sexual behaviour 2020-04-22 โ€“ 2021-05-07
The simplest thing Minimum viable whatever, worse is better, PC-losering, Postel chaos, Burkean engineering 2020-02-03 โ€“ 2021-04-27
Feed readers Automated content aggregation for an internet designed to inform you rather than distract you 2016-06-29 โ€“ 2021-04-24
Free will A matter about which I voluntarily admit I donโ€™t care, but am compelled to have something to link to when eliding 2012-03-16 โ€“ 2021-04-23
Secure chat systems Optimising back channel interjections into other peopleโ€™s meetings 2015-02-15 โ€“ 2021-04-19
Cats 2021-04-14 โ€“ 2021-04-14
Health and chemistry Pollution, ambient poisons and other things it turns out I cannot rely upon the state to protect me from 2021-04-14 โ€“ 2021-04-14
Differentiable model selection Differentiable hyperparameter search, and architecture search, and optimisation optimisation by optimisation and so on 2020-09-25 โ€“ 2021-04-13
Linux-compatible laptops I love linux but I hate googling for โ€œwifi hangs after suspendโ€ 2018-05-28 โ€“ 2021-04-11
Colour 2015-04-07 โ€“ 2021-03-24
BibLaTeX Also BibTeX if you must 2020-09-29 โ€“ 2021-03-18
Optimal transport inference I feel the earth mover under my feet, I feel the ฯˆ tumbling down, I feel my heart start to trembling, Whenever youโ€™re around my empirical density in minimal transport cost 2021-03-16
Backups Version control for horrible data 2015-01-02 โ€“ 2021-03-14
Academic reading workflow The continuing ascendancy of using piles of dead tree products for understanding cutting edge digital informatics 2016-04-11 โ€“ 2021-03-12
Git GUIs 2019-02-08 โ€“ 2021-03-12
Shells That alternative to GUIs by which you replace clicking-on-the-wrong-thing errors with typing-the-wrong-thing errors 2014-10-03 โ€“ 2021-03-05
Fit 2015-01-17 โ€“ 2021-03-03
Sauna sweating, deliberately 2017-04-06 โ€“ 2021-03-03
Markdown An itemised list of the esoteric difficulties of bullet points 2019-07-17 โ€“ 2021-03-03
Learning on manifolds Finding the lowest bit of a krazy straw, from the inside 2011-10-21 โ€“ 2021-03-03
Podcasts 2017-05-11 โ€“ 2021-02-26
Presentations Slide decks and other stylised academic dominance displays 2015-06-01 โ€“ 2021-02-25
Chaos expansions Polynomial chaos, generalized polynomial chaos, arbitrary chaos etc 2020-05-21 โ€“ 2021-02-15
Office software A short note to remind myself how to communicate with people who are compelled to use word processors 2021-02-12
E-readers and other over-engineered paper emulators 2016-04-11 โ€“ 2021-02-07
Containerized apps Doing things that previously took 0.5 computers using 0.4 computers 2015-11-05 โ€“ 2021-01-16
Bayesians vs frequentists Just because we both get the same answer doesnโ€™t mean neither of us is wrong 2014-11-25 โ€“ 2021-01-14
Auditory features descriptors, maps, representations for audio 2019-11-13 โ€“ 2021-01-14
Browse the internet for me Introducing modern automation to the ancient crafts of serfing the web and tilling the clickfarm 2016-06-17 โ€“ 2021-01-07
Covariance functions Variograms, Mercer kernels, positive definite operators, spare reproducing kernels for that Hilbert space I bought on eBay real cheap 2019-09-16 โ€“ 2021-01-05
Nowhere to hide A catalogue of terrifying surveillance methods I encounter 2019-07-13 โ€“ 2021-01-03
Email Doing email better, or better, not doing email at all 2015-01-13 โ€“ 2020-12-30
Data sets Questions for answers looking for questions 2015-06-26 โ€“ 2020-12-02
Management Upon having and being a boss 2019-04-02 โ€“ 2020-11-02
ELBO Evidence lower bound, variational free energy etc 2020-10-02 โ€“ 2020-10-28
Audiovisuals Synesthetic and other cross-media audio stunts 2020-10-26
Time Certain quirks of entropy 2020-10-20
Stan The flagship Bayesian workhorse 2020-10-19
Bandit problems Also reinforcement learning and stochastic control 2014-11-27 โ€“ 2020-10-16
Solarpunk A tomorrow worth retiring to 2019-10-29 โ€“ 2020-10-15
Subordinators Non-decreasing Lรฉvy processes with weird branding 2019-10-14 โ€“ 2020-10-08
Agtech Dotcom for โ€œagricultural technologyโ€ 2020-10-05
Rhetoric Argumentation, descriptive and prescriptive 2017-06-07 โ€“ 2020-10-05
AutoML 2017-07-17 โ€“ 2020-10-02
Natural language processing software Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. 2018-01-11 โ€“ 2020-10-01
Webcams 2020-09-27 โ€“ 2020-09-26
Data summarization On maps drawn at smaller than 1:1 scale 2019-01-14 โ€“ 2020-09-18
Dimensionality reduction Wherein I teach myself, amongst other things, feature selection, how a sparse PCA works, and decide where to file multidimensional scaling 2015-03-22 โ€“ 2020-09-11
Neural nets designing the fanciest usable differentiable loss surface 2016-10-14 โ€“ 2020-09-09
Causal Bayesian networks Staged tree models, probability trees โ€ฆCauslan Bayesian networks 2020-11-01 โ€“ 2020-09-01
Semantics Compressed representations of reality for syntactic agents; which might be what meaning means 2014-12-29 โ€“ 2020-08-21
Zotero The adequate citation tool 2019-12-01 โ€“ 2020-08-17
Footwear 2015-05-22 โ€“ 2020-08-14
Remote Desktop Business model: Uber for pixels 2019-11-18 โ€“ 2020-07-31
Financial markets Descriptive engagement with reality of 2015-03-14 โ€“ 2020-07-02
Teamwork 2020-01-26 โ€“ 2020-07-02
Website cheat codes CSS, SCSS, SASS, HTML, UX, Web 2.0, RFC, Yeah you know me 2014-12-23 โ€“ 2020-07-02
Learning of manifolds Also topological data analysis; other hip names to follow 2014-08-19 โ€“ 2020-06-23
Productivity schemes If you can tell me why this placeholder post from 2014 is still consistently in my top 10 most popular posts I would be grateful 2014-10-09 โ€“ 2020-06-05
Audiobooks Long form podcasts 2014-11-11 โ€“ 2020-05-27
Naming things Hashes, UUIDs, deep and inscrutable singular Names 2016-06-07 โ€“ 2020-05-21
MAPLE An OK computer algebra system 2020-05-19
Linux audio Making sound by banging rocks together 44 thousand times per second 2018-04-23 โ€“ 2020-05-01
C++ 2011-04-06 โ€“ 2020-04-27
Gym togs On getting fancy activewear of low impact to my pocket and the urban ecology 2018-06-03 โ€“ 2020-04-23
Particle filters incorporating Interacting Particle Systems, Sequential Monte Carlo and a profusion of other simultaneous-discovery names 2014-07-25 โ€“ 2020-04-08
Queueing The mathematical field whose major result is enraging you about call centres 2015-06-03 โ€“ 2020-04-06
Model averaging On keeping many incorrect hypotheses and using them all as one goodish one 2017-06-20 โ€“ 2020-03-22
Bounded rationality and miscellaneous non-von Neumann-Morgenstern rationality postulates 2012-01-13 โ€“ 2020-03-19
Tool discovery Settling upon an adequate gizmo to identify other adequate gizmos 2020-02-19 โ€“ 2020-03-12
Restricted isometry properties Plus incoherence, irrepresentability, and other uncertainty bounds for a sparse world, and maybe frame theory, whatโ€™s that now? 2017-06-12 โ€“ 2020-03-09
Stickers Printouts that you do not lose 2020-01-31 โ€“ 2020-03-03
Recipes Especially meta-recipes 2015-06-23 โ€“ 2020-03-03
Bias reduction Estimating the bias of an estimator so as to subtract it off again 2020-02-26
Asynchronous Python It canโ€™t be premature optimisation if it took 20 years to start 2018-03-24 โ€“ 2020-02-17
Sunda 2015-11-07 โ€“ 2020-02-16
PDF viewers On turning texts into font rendering errors 2020-02-11
R Shiny Statistics through the internet 2020-02-11
Random change of time Stochastic processes derived by varying the rate of timeโ€™s passage, which is more convenient than I imagined 2015-08-05 โ€“ 2020-02-10
Infinitesimal generators Generators of the transition semi-group, connection to Kolmogorov forward equations 2017-05-29 โ€“ 2020-02-05
*-omics 2016-08-12 โ€“ 2020-01-22
Wikis plus also CMSs 2020-01-03 โ€“ 2020-01-02
Trains #Gunzellyf 2019-12-30
FFMPEG 2019-11-11 โ€“ 2019-12-23
Nerdview 2014-12-27 โ€“ 2019-12-22
Controllerism Making thing happen by waving your arms about on stage 2014-11-17 โ€“ 2019-12-10
Clojure 2015-01-05 โ€“ 2019-11-30
Bitwig The DAW I hate least 2016-11-26 โ€“ 2019-11-22
MIDI The near-adequate compromise for digital music that we are stuck with 2015-10-03 โ€“ 2019-11-20
Tunings 2015-10-29 โ€“ 2019-11-18
Javascript audio Every program will expand until the point that it can generate cheezy techno 2011-11-25 โ€“ 2019-11-08
Phase retrieval Iโ€™ve got the power. / Like the crack of the whip/ I snap attack/ Front to back 2017-01-16 โ€“ 2019-11-07
Sparse coding How to make big things out of lists of small things. 2014-11-17 โ€“ 2019-11-05
Oh, Newcastle Newcastle, Australia, not that weird copy in England 2019-10-31
Aksara Sunda แฎƒแฎŠแฎชแฎžแฎ› แฎžแฎฅแฎ”แฎชแฎ“ 2015-10-08 โ€“ 2019-10-30
Ableton Live The de facto standard for techno 2015-01-06 โ€“ 2019-10-24
Rhythm Especially for generative music 2014-11-03 โ€“ 2019-10-23
QR codes Subtitles for robots 2019-10-30 โ€“ 2019-10-21
Voting Systems Mathematics and economics of ballots 2014-09-22 โ€“ 2019-10-05
Social psychology Which of those NPR-friendly studies actually replicated? 2017-02-20 โ€“ 2019-10-03
Correlograms Also covariances 2018-08-08 โ€“ 2019-09-22
Informations Entropies and other measures of surprise 2011-11-25 โ€“ 2019-09-10
Sneakernets Intermittent connectivity, mesh networks and the Honda protocol 2015-10-03 โ€“ 2019-09-09
DNS On asking strangers for directions 2017-10-13 โ€“ 2019-08-26
Hierarchical models DAGs, multilevel models, random coefficient models, mixed effect modelsโ€ฆ 2015-06-07 โ€“ 2019-08-19
Sandboxing apps Upon letting strangers into your house, just so long as they donโ€™t open the door to that one forbidden room 2019-08-09 โ€“ 2019-08-18
Making and its discontents Also repairers, innovators, maintainers, disruptors and sustainers, but not passive consumers 2018-09-24 โ€“ 2019-05-24
Hollow states Skim government when fat cats drank the cream 2019-03-13
Signal sampling Discrete representation of continuous signals and converse 2017-05-30 โ€“ 2019-03-08
Csound a less irritating audio programming language 2017-03-06 โ€“ 2019-03-07
3d data A grab bag of point clouds, volumetric data and photogrammetry 2019-02-15
Inner product spaces The most highly developed theory of squaring things 2019-01-01 โ€“ 2019-02-11
Meditation Socially-mandated zoning out 2016-01-05 โ€“ 2019-01-22
The right words That which I substitute with the long words 2017-06-15 โ€“ 2018-11-07
Atom A text editor I seemed to be using 2017-06-19 โ€“ 2018-11-06
Newcomb-type decision problems I know that you know what I think you know about what we all know about people who write about strong AI online. 2018-10-24
Anomaly detection I donโ€™t define what is normal, but I know it when I see it 2015-10-06 โ€“ 2018-10-22
Surviving bash The flagship product of modern unix is certainly better than any other 80s shell 2018-08-10 โ€“ 2018-10-19
UIs in Python interacting with an app, a python app, without too much dicking about 2017-06-03 โ€“ 2018-08-10
Linear algebra If the thing is twice as big, the transformed version of the thing is also twice as big. {End} 2011-04-06 โ€“ 2018-08-07
Sundanese music Karawitan, Ketuk Tilu, Jaipongan, Gamelan Degung, Death Metal and similar 2014-11-11 โ€“ 2018-07-13
Python caches The fastest code is the code you donโ€™t run 2018-07-02
Signal processing That which you study for 4 years in order to design trippy music visualisers 2015-03-18 โ€“ 2018-01-05
Matlab A method of charging you licensing fees to use the CPU you already bought 2016-06-13 โ€“ 2017-12-13
Embodiment Itโ€™s easier to teach a robot to walk if it has legs. 2015-01-02 โ€“ 2017-10-14
Quantum probability and quantum information, noncommutative probability 2016-10-16 โ€“ 2017-09-18
Models of computation Turing machines, ฮป-calculus, term-rewriting and other models of what may be computed. 2017-06-18 โ€“ 2017-06-18
Flashcards Spaced repetition systems 2015-01-02 โ€“ 2017-04-01
Scala 2017-02-11 โ€“ 2017-02-28
Statistical learning theory Eventually including structural risk minimisation, risk bounds, hopefully-uniform convergence rates, VC-dimension, generalisation-and-stability framings etc 2016-07-06 โ€“ 2016-08-16
Lua 2014-07-25 โ€“ 2016-08-12
Syntax Formal language theory 2015-01-18 โ€“ 2016-06-22
Art LISP 2015-01-13 โ€“ 2015-12-20
Visuals 2015-03-24 โ€“ 2015-11-26
Altruism 2014-08-05 โ€“ 2015-06-18
Flocking 2011-04-19 โ€“ 2014-11-20
Python Syntactic sugar for compiled code 2011-04-18