Break Into Your Brain

The Book This post is a short summary of learning methods described in “Wlam sie do mozgu” by Radoslaw Kotarski. A book summarizing the most efficient learning methods studied by scientists over centuries. Methods Curious Kid Ask questions about the meaning of everything you learn about: “Why?” “How is it possible?” Connect new information with knowledge you already have Don’t go too far off-topic when asking questions Terminator Immediately connect theoretical knowledge with physical movement.

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My Wife Is a Floss Tuber and that's cool

My wife is a floss tuber and that’s cool. If you don’t know, floss tube is a little corner of YouTube where people talk about cross-stitching and other little crafty projects. They share some how-to’s, projects they are working on and their progress. That’s not the cool part though. It takes months or even years to finish sufficiently large project so what they do most of the time is talking about any random and mundane things that happen in their lives.

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I don't want a gold-plated cyclotron

Mr Feynman on cyclotrones A quote from “Surely, you’re joking mr Feynman!” MIT had built a new cyclotron while I was a student there, and it was just beautiful! The cyclotron itself was in one room, with the controls in another room. It was beautifully engineered. (…) It was what I would call a gold-plated cyclotron. Now I had read a lot of papers on cyclotron experiments, and there weren’t many from MIT.

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Evaluating Odin by writing DayBlocks

Recently I’ve found this post on Hacker News. It’s a simple web app showing how many 10 minute blocks are in your day. This reminded me how every single time tracking app I ever found was a bloated pile of mess, and this approach would be great for building my own time tracker. It was also a good excuse to try out Odin. The project was very simple so I didn’t get to use all of Odin’s features but it was enough to get a basic understanding of the language.

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