My Faults My Own

…beleaguered by the same

negation and despair,

show an affirming flame.

IN WHICH Ross Rheingans-Yoo, a sometimes-poet and erstwhile student of Computer Science and Math, oc­cas­ion­al­ly writes on things of int­erest.

Reading Feed (last update: April 14)

A collection of things that I was happy I read. Views expressed by linked authors are chosen because I think they're interesting, not because I think they're correct, unless indicated otherwise.


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Blog: Marginal Revolution | The importance of local milieus — "We find suggestive evidence that co-locating with future inventors may impact the probability of becoming an inventor. The most consistent effect is found for place of higher education; some positive effects are also evident from birthplace, whereas no consistent positive effect can be derived from individuals’ high school location."

Blog: Shtetl-Optimized | How to upper-bound the probability of something bad — an algorithmist's guideline.

Blog: The Unit of Caring | Anonymous asked: you have the most hilariously naive politics i've ever seen... — "[in conclusion...] And I think anon is wrong about whether I need to grow a backbone."


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Class Notes

Classes started yesterday (though my median class wasn't until 11:30 today), and, on a lark, I decided to take my notes, not on paper (as I have for the first five semesters of my college career), nor in \(\LaTeX\) (like a reasonable person), but here, on my blog site. This has the benefits of (1) being easier to share with other people and (2) lowering the activation energy for me looking them up come finals-time.

It has the problems of it being really annoying to write MathJax-compatible Markdown. (For other people facing this problem, Ore Babarinsa / Ben Kuhn suggest Madoko.) But I'm getting better at it, and I'm already at the rate where I can live-write these things, so it's not so bad.

Anyway, without further ado:

Maybe if I build up some momentum, I'll finally have

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