Regex

Interests

lesswrong
Rationality (Both the truth of the world, and winning)
Transhumanism & Singularitarianism
Mathematics & Science
Engineering - Robotics & Software
Piano & guitar (can't play either!)
Japanese Language
Self-Improvement (How to be most effective. Increase rationalist power, remove waste)
Game Making
Drawing
Ponies
Bitcoin
Cryptography
Soylent
Polyphasic sleep
AI
Health
Lojban (kinda want to learn it)
Kenning
Fermi estimates

Skill Paths

Bike Riding

Habits (Current)

Habit Name Date Started Expected Difficulty Expected Quality of Results Expected Value Method Comments Suggested changes Link to post
Daily Method 1.5 9/27/15 2 8 2 Daily Method 1.5 One problem with iterating is that it the 'value' becomes relative to your best, and therefore is unhelpful. This may be a product of separating the idea from 'quality of results'
Daily Drawing ? 3 6 Seems to work so far
> 1000 Daily Writing Word ? 2 3
Weekly Review ? 2 5 ZTD's weekly
Do ? 9 7 ZTD's Do Really hard to pull off in practice
New Habit Material Every Term ? 2 8 Focus on one book, extract all its value for 3 months

Habits (Old)

Habit Name Dates Used Difficulty Expected Quality of Results Expected Value Actual Quality of Results Actual Value Method Comments Suggested changes Link to post
Daily Method 1.0 9/26/15 4 6 6 3 Daily Method Helped identify my issues, but I'm not convinced it did so better than merely writing down issues as they cropped up. Streamline, fix habit section Initial Post Summary of my first week using it
Method Name Date Difficulty Quality of Results Value to You Method Comments Suggested changes Link to post
Daily Method 1.5 9/26/15 - 10/5/15 2 7 2 Definitely an improvement over 1.0, but I very quickly moved past it onto 2.0.

Goals & Goal Projects

Goal Name Expected Difficulty Completion Condition Expected Value Comments Link to post
Ingrained self-improvement 10 no longer spending time on learning about self improvement- I'll just do it. 10 basically this goal means being so effective that I'll never come back here.
Learn Bike Riding 3 able to ride from college to home without dying 6 kinda embarrassing that I never learned this, but waiting for the bus kills me inside every morning and evening.
3.2 GPA 10 by end of Spring term I need 3.2 or higher in engineering classes 10 Gonna be tough, but I really want to make robots.
Zen Habits 7 Ingrain all of ZTD's habits- I need not review the book 6
Project Name Expected Difficulty Skill elements needed Expected Value Comments link to post
Finish Reading the Sequences (post timeless physics) 4 4 Already gone through about half…
Contention 5 Flask & Python 6 Web programming experience, epistemologic benefits
Show Clips 4 3 fun 3D animation/show replication
Synthesia 3 3 Basic piano learning
IR wiki 5 7 I figure if I set up a good system, it'll take care of itself
Fragments 2 basic video/audio editing 1 mostly to appease my brain

Completed Goals & Goal Projects

Date Goal Name Expected Difficulty Actual Difficulty Expected Value Actual Value Comments Link to Post
? First half of Sequences ? 6 ? 9 How to Actually Change Your Mind was incredibly valuable to me, and helped me to start thinking valuable thoughts.
Date Project Name Expected Difficulty Actual Difficulty Expected Value Actual Value Comments Link to Post
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