Alvin Kerber

math and computers and stuff


This is to track ongoing personal goals. At some point I should add some historical goals here too.

Practices (see Results vs Practices

Study Plans

I really like making plans for things to study. Sometimes I even finish!

To clarify the difference between this and the reading list:


followed by

Historical / Completed



I bought a bunch of books but didn’t get through most of them.


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.