Alex's working notes

These are my notes—a central hub for all that I learn. Press Ctrl + / to search, or scroll through the whole list (sorted by date edited).

  • Write for yourself
  • Writing
  • Zettelkasten
  • Wind Power
  • World Energy Usage
  • Write first, edit later
  • Writing refines thinking
  • Why Little is Done About Climate Change
  • When learning a new skill, quantity trumps quality
  • Voting Systems
  • We all get 24h per day
  • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics
  • What classes should be taught in school?
  • What does it mean to be a man?
  • What is Creativity?
  • Values
  • US Politics
  • Trucking Industry
  • Two-Day Rule
  • Tyler Hobbs
  • Understanding the Fourier Transform
  • University
  • Transportation
  • Tim Urban
  • To-Do Lists
  • Three-Pass Method
  • Tiago Forte
  • Tim Ferriss
  • The value of minimalism
  • The value of reading
  • The Wright Brothers
  • The Slight Edge
  • The Untethered Soul
  • The Sleep Solution
  • The Overton Window
  • The Pragmatic Programmer
  • The Secret of Our Success
  • The Mind Illuminated
  • The importance of the moon
  • The Inner Game of Tennis
  • The Effect of Politeness in Online Communities
  • The flaws of bitcoin
  • The flaws of capitalism
  • The Importance of Arts Education
  • The importance of privacy
  • The Course of Empire
  • The Chilling Effect
  • The cost of war
  • Teachers should be payed more
  • Tesla
  • Test-Driven Development
  • The splendour of mountains
  • Tax Policy
  • Tags
  • Talk: How to Take a Digital Note
  • Summarize content to build mental models
  • Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman
  • Syntopic reading
  • Steve Jobs
  • Strategies for Collaborative Learning
  • Studying
  • Specialization Versus Generalization
  • Spherical Cow
  • Sönke Ahrens
  • Social Media
  • Societal Complexity
  • Solar Power
  • Spaced Repetition
  • Slow Work
  • Small Web
  • Show Your Work
  • Sievert
  • Simplicity
  • Skepticism is healthy
  • Skill-acquisition is compounding
  • Sleep
  • Shane Parrish
  • Shane Parrish: What Canada should be doing
  • Sandworm
  • Score Voting
  • Self-Improvement
  • Separation Between Public and Press
  • Shame
  • Safety of Nuclear Fission
  • Rocket Men
  • Russel Brand
  • Resource Acquisition is Initialization
  • Revise
  • Richard Feynman
  • Rock Climbing
  • Relative Cost of Energy Generation
  • Representation Invariants
  • Real-time bidding
  • Rehabilitation
  • Racial Inequality in Western Societies
  • Reading
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Qubit
  • Quotes
  • Rachel Pohl
  • Python Version Management
  • Quantum Computing
  • Progressive Summarization
  • Public Opinion of Nuclear Energy
  • Privacy violations are invisible
  • Procrastination
  • Productivity
  • Programming
  • Privacy is Power
  • Privacy limits judgements of character
  • Prioritize content over tools
  • Privacy Creates Stagnancy
  • Police reform
  • Politeness
  • Politics
  • Precautionary Principle
  • Plurality Voting
  • Poise
  • Permanent Record
  • Personal Networking
  • Personalized living communities are an unexplored way of life
  • Physics
  • Plasma
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Perfectionism
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Org-Roam
  • Parkinson's Law
  • Nuclear Fission
  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Note-Taking
  • Nuclear Energy
  • NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Nims Purja
  • Negative Externality
  • Negotiation
  • Natives
  • Naval Ravikant
  • Mirroring
  • Miscellaneous Ideas
  • Misinformation on Social Media
  • Mobility
  • Modularize Your Life
  • Principles to live by
  • Michael Nielsen
  • Mindfulness
  • Make Time
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Meditation
  • Mental Models
  • Mental Representations
  • Magnetized Target Fusion
  • Make processes reproducible
  • List of Edible Mushrooms
  • Literate Programming
  • Loss Aversion
  • Love
  • Machine Learning
  • Magnetic Confinement Fusion
  • Learning
  • Linguistic Hedging
  • John Green
  • Journalism
  • Lateral Thinking with Withered Technology
  • Learning by Intuition
  • Learning in Public
  • Joanna Kustra
  • James Clear
  • James Turrell
  • Interior Design
  • Inertial Confinement Fusion
  • Infinite Pools
  • Infinity
  • Innovation
  • Instant Runoff Voting
  • Hydrogen
  • Immigration
  • How to Take Smart Notes
  • How to write an email
  • Human Connection
  • Human Running Adaptations
  • How to travel without moving
  • How to Wake Up In The Morning
  • How to Live
  • How to Live an Unhappy Life
  • How to Have More Time
  • How To Learn
  • How to live a long life
  • How to Drive a Manual Transmission
  • How to get hired
  • How to spend your time
  • How to be happy
  • Build a body that does not demand your attention
  • Happiness
  • Hello World
  • Grid Energy Storage
  • Gun Control
  • Hannah Fry
  • Goal-Setting
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Generative Artwork
  • Genome-wide Association Study (GWAS)
  • Get Things Done
  • Geneology
  • General Fusion
  • Generalized Perspective Projection
  • Fuel Cell
  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
  • Flashcards
  • Flow State
  • Focus to relieve stress
  • Fraternity
  • Free-Market Leftism
  • First Principles
  • Feature-Positive Effect
  • Feedback Loops
  • Favourite Images
  • Favourite Paintings
  • Favourite Visual Artists
  • Favourite Visual Artists
  • Favourites
  • Fairness
  • Examples of digital privacy abuse
  • Exercise
  • Ephemerality of Memory
  • Ephemeralization
  • Epigenetics
  • Escaping the sedentary lifestyle
  • Emission Intensity
  • Energy
  • Emacs
  • Emacs Lisp
  • Educational Reform
  • Edward Snowden
  • Effective typography
  • Elaboration
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Elon Musk
  • Don't mistake the system for the solution
  • Earn pleasure
  • Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing
  • Discipline is Invisible
  • Don't be Shy
  • Don't dream small
  • Don't expect that progress will be easy
  • Don't kill time
  • Delay Gratification
  • Derek Sivers
  • Design your environment
  • Digital Privacy
  • Deep Work
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • Deindividualization Theory
  • Purposeful/Deliberate Practice
  • David Perell
  • David Whyte
  • Consistency
  • Conversational Forecasting
  • Cooking
  • COVID-19
  • Curate
  • Daily Highlight
  • Concern Trolling
  • Confidence
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Clocks
  • Clojure
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Charlie Munger
  • Children should be taught to do nothing
  • Corporate Surveillance in Everyday Life
  • Canada's Economy
  • Carbon Capture
  • Causes of Modern-Day Racism in America
  • Censorship
  • Charisma is valued more than intelligence
  • Cal Newport
  • Barack Obama
  • Base Load Electricity
  • Bayes Theorem
  • Belief bias
  • Beyond Possible
  • Broken Windows Theory
  • Building Habits
  • Anxiety
  • Article: Augmenting Long-term Memory
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artist
  • Aspect-Orientated Programming
  • Atomic Habits
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Austin Kleon
  • Ali Abdaal
  • Ancestry
  • Anki
  • Always leave a margin of safety
  • Always look good
  • Ambient Privacy
  • Ammonia
  • Anonymity facilitates changing opinions
  • 23andMe
  • Academic Writing
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Active Recall
  • Addiction
  • Alan Watts
  • Algorithmic Bias
  • Algorithmic Policing
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You
  • Never Split The Difference
  • Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
  • How to Become a Straight-A Student