This is to track ongoing personal goals. At some point I should add some
historical goals here too.
- No internet – 4 weeks (since 2019-07-20).
(Previous record: about 70 days).
- Writing 3x / week, at least 5 minutes each time – just started (since
- Home study 2x / week, at least 1 hour each time – 4 weeks (since
- Math/CS eclectic reading 3x/week, at least 15 minutes each time – 2
weeks (since 2019-08-03).
I really like making plans for things to study. Sometimes I even finish!
To clarify the difference between this and the reading list:
- reading is me going through a book and (hopefully) remembering some
- studying is me actively putting effort into long term recall. This usually
means homework exercises and exams, but can also be oral exams and presentations, spaced repetition, etc.
- Skeina, Algorithm Design Manual
- Ch 1 complete (2019-08-03)
- C++ programming practice
- Rust programming practice
- MIT OCW 6.006 => 6.046
- Cormen et al, Introduction to Algorithms
Historical / Completed
I bought a bunch of books but didn’t get through most of them.
- AI (Russell–Norvig)
- ML (Murphy, Hastie et al)
- Statistics (Rice, Ch 9-12)
And a brief, aborted stab at Knuth’s Art of Computer Programming (hah!).
This is around when I realized it’s much harder to study while
working full-time and not actively required to. This list is one way to
start fixing things…
Mid-2017 is when I finished my PhD in pure math. Before then all my studying
energy went into getting that done. But afterwards I did get through some things.
- Probability (MIT OCW 6.041)
- Statistics (DeGroot–Schervish, Ch 6-8)
- CS and Finance interview prep (Gayle, Crack)