I do this often, and over time. I've noticed quite a bit of digital pack rat genetics in myself, not just related to Anki but data in general. Over this December holiday I reindexed and cleared out over 16 years of digital projects, I was amazed at the amount of things I thought I'd have use for again at some point.
What was however fun, was seeing how I've grown as a programmer and developer.
With Anki, I do it gladly, every note deleted with no practical value, saves me first the cognitive overhead and stress of review and second all those wasted little f... (read more)
That makes sense, I however try to keep my new cards low as I'm mostly bulking academic content and vocabularies. I still recall the first month with Anki, where the planning fallacy had me learn so many new cards that I was stuck within 2 weeks with something like a 2 hour deck, which then luckily eased off to a more sensible 35 minute deck I could squeeze in to my day.
That was probably more sensible. Post here
Hi LW, I've been a lurker for the quite some time, it ended this week.
The sequences and blog (ebook compilation I found somewhere) have a comfortable text-to-speech place in my commutes and I've incorporated quite a bit of the lingo, bias definitions and concepts into my daily Anki decks. It's not that this community was that daunting but rather that I thought I could play catch up. My reluctance reminds me of a programmer asking if it's worth getting on github if he's only joining the party now. I've studied computer systems engineering (electronics, di... (read more)
Definitely brings déformation professionnelle to mind for me, I'm not sure if there is anything in there about the community aspects of it though.
I feel like I'm whoring for upvotes just so I can post links. I've been lurking for so long, but I guess the 20 karma finally got me into action in the last two weeks.
2 more to go cracks best rationalist grin and winks
I like this idea, and I'll post if I can get around to it over the weekend.
In the past I've used https://thoughtback.com to send me quotes,ideas and maxims I thought useful. These come up at semi random times in email, and retriggers the memory and context - probably not as good as Anki, but I enjoy having these show up in my email stream.
You could also supplement your learning by doing a couple of standard industry certifications related to security, although I do not know how relevant something like CISSP would be in quant finance environments, it would give you a little bit of background, especially if you haven't been interested previously. This and other similar courses also give you a considerable foot in the door at certain environments requiring security clearances.
I agree with the rest of the comments that a github profile (even contributing to interesting projects you didn't creat... (read more)
The panel idea - especially if this can be done early, has a lot of value, could boost discussion and also provide a possible influx here.
I've definitely experienced strong adverse reactions to discussing eugenics 'cavalierly' if you don't spend at least ten to fifteen minutes covering the inferential steps and sanitising the perceived later uses of the concept.
Good point about the possible three communities. I haven't posted here much, as I found myself standing too far outside the concepts whilst I worked my way through the sequences. Regardless of that, the more I read the more I feel I have to learn, especially about patterned thinking and reframes. To a certain extent I see this commun... (read more)
Thanks I needed that with my afternoon coffee. Now to clean this keyboard and table. 'Free kids!' begs the question for me how many economists donate swimmers.
I have five of six chapters of my thesis done. It feels great to be able to finally apply for PhD positions. Choosing a future supervisor, I'll do a lot more checks to ensure my continued sanity. LaTeX & knitr saved the day with regards to document and layout management.
On to the conclusion chapter, then 3 weeks with a language editor, and hand in is so near I can taste it.
I was hoping for a minute that this would be able to truncate the horrid use of auto-tune but then I remembered I mostly, luckily, stay away from the radio regardless of its use.
Would love to see a larger scale study with more specifics done with this especially with regards to language acquisition.
This might be very late in the game for a reply. I use it mainly for MOOC and textbook learning as well as very successfully dumping large amounts of German vocabulary into my head.
From February I have the following deck stats (usually 1/2 hour in the morning, whilst stationary cycling - one boring high-intensity body task and one boring high-intensity mental task hack):
Mature: 12094Young+Learn: 392
Unseen: 59142Suspended: 11528
The decks take a bit of fiddling to ensure you have the correct amount of cards setup. Initially in my first two months, I had to... (read more)
. wrong click, couldn't find delete - posted above.
I can't access Mysterious Answers deck. Does anyone have a non-Posterous copy of this please?
Thanks, this has been very helpful, I've previously used the wiki and personal notes, but this contains a decent summary.
Can you suggest where a Karma-less account (new) can post then? As everything ends up as draft for me.
As a relatively new member of this community I was wondering what implications you could foresee because of this:
I know this might not be the right place to post, but Karma disallowed me from posting anywhere else, and I was hoping to get some thoughts on this.
Same here, I'd gladly test it. Also read the two recommendations 59 seconds and Eat that Frog after reading this thread, having fallen head first into the Anki rabbit hole about a month back.
Thanks for that.