Welcome to my blog! This blog is primarily a journal/diary of my mental life written as a documentation for my future self. Go to All Posts below to check all the posts I've written.

A friendly warning to other people who are not me:
Anytime you feel that I'm being too harsh or rude in my posts, please remember that the 'you' written on the post refers specifically to me (Yoshua Elmaryono) and not you. If you feel offended by any of my post, please realize that it's not my intention to offend anybody.
All in all, this is my journal. If you don't like it, then there are so many blogs that you can read instead of mine.

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Post Categories

Some of my post are marked with category inside square brackets []. Here are the explanations of those categories.

  • [Less Wrong Premise] Less wrong premises to create more accurate mental model which can then be used for descriptive purposes (knowing how things are) and prescriptive purposes (knowing what to do).
  • [Mental Technique] Techniques you can add to your mental toolbox to be used at the appropriate time.
  • [Technical Tips] Specific, practical tips to make life better.
  • [Keeping Symmetry] Reminder for things I'd like to keep constant about myself, even through transformation.

All Posts

These are all my posts sorted top to bottom from newest to oldest. You can use Ctrl+F or Cmd+F to find the post you're looking for.

  1. Using abstraction or art to explain complex ideas [Mental Technique]
  2. Handling crisis with ANC model [Mental Technique]
  3. Modern explanation of five constant factors (art of war) [Less Wrong Premise]
  4. Type signature, vectorized ML algorithm, and jigsaw puzzle [Technical Tips]
  5. Using regularization to avoid overfitting in real life [Mental Technique]
  6. Time constraint is illusion
  7. Seeing without interpreting
  8. On wanting [Less Wrong Premise]
  9. My biggest regret
  10. Be humble, keep soaring [Less Wrong Premise]
  11. The importance of architecting after revolution
  12. The absolutes and the relatives [Less Wrong Premise]
  13. Mono no aware
  14. Why I drop out
  15. Risks, prices, consequences [Less Wrong Premise]
  16. The important role of good mentor (in providing guidance to reach our real goals)
  17. A good way to live
  18. Context switching: multitasking strategies for humans [Mental Technique]
  19. Why I go barefoot a lot of the time [Technical Tips]
  20. What to ask when you are a beginner
  21. Using run as textual shortcut for Windows software and file [Technical Tips]
  22. The unteachable vs. unlearnable [Less Wrong Premise]
  23. Underlying pattern (what fanatic atheist and fanatic religious guys have in common)
  24. Switching to DVORAK so you can touch type [Technical Tips]
  25. Practice your foreign language speaking skill alone [Technical Tips]
  26. My idea of femininity and masculinity
  27. Master of basics [Less Wrong Premise]
  28. A meta-post: how to be {insert characteristic here}
  29. General job description of programmers
  30. Focus on goal, not on way
  31. The definitive guide to be a genius
  32. Social skill heuristics for logical people [Mental Technique]
  33. Resolve conflicting heuristics [Mental Technique]
  34. The relationship between agency and growth [Less Wrong Premise]
  35. The reality-empathy tradeoff [Less Wrong Premise]
  36. Reading by typing to a note-taking software [Technical Tips]
  37. Personal time management
  38. Getting to the top vs. getting near the top [Less Wrong Premise]
  39. The eternal children and how to be more lovable
  40. A business undergrad’s lament
  41. The pros make mistakes too (even if they seem to be perfect) [Less Wrong Premise]
  42. Money doesn't solve problem [Less Wrong Premise]
  43. Ego death
  44. Delusion trick [Mental Technique]
  45. Who do I fight for? [Keeping Symmetry]
  46. The journey is the reward [Keeping Symmetry]
  47. My current priorities [Keeping Symmetry]
  48. Blessings I need to remember [Keeping Symmetry]