A couple of weeks ago Venkatesh challenged his followers to brainstorm at least 100 tweets on a topic via live responses. Since I’m not an expert on anything in particular, I decided to simply see if I can come up with 100 discrete pieces of life advice in a day.
Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve and share knowledge in their daily activities (Grundspenkis 2007) and the way in which these processes support work activities (Wright 2005). It is a response to the idea that knowledge workers need to be responsible for their own growth and learning (Smedley 2009). It is a bottom-up approach to knowledge management (KM) (Pollard 2008). Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_knowledge_management] I am curious about how LessWrongers manage personal information, including but not limited to - research reading/ research output, side-projects/ hobbies, blogging, managing watchlist/ to-read list, social information, incremental-reading, making flashcards, threads-from-unfinished-conversations, braindumps, and maybe even general GTD-stuff. Information about any of the following will be greatly appreciated. * General framework/ philosophy for PKM.Can be very concrete and well-defined like Building a Second Brain [https://buildingasecondbrain.com] or a very a general rule-of-thumb like 'I bookmark everything/ I write down all thoughts in org-mode.' * Toolchain.What and How. Everything counts - wikis, org-mode, physical notebook, etc. * Workflow.Both local (how you manage fuzzy and perpetually arriving information on a day-to-day basis) and global (how you PKM for bigger and concrete projects over longer time). * Comparison of multiple frameworks, if used. * Tips and tricks/ info about building PKM habits.
I work on AI alignment, by which I mean the technical problem of building AI systems that are trying to do what their designer wants them to do. …
The other day I made an advice thread based on Jacobian’s from last year! If you know a source for one of these, shout and I’ll edit it in. Possessions 1 .If you want to find out about people’s…
«Don’t confuse ‘doing a thing because I like it’ with ‘doing a thing because I want to be seen as the sort of person who does such things’»
Early this year, Conor White-Sullivan introduced me to the Zettelkasten method of note-taking. I would say that this significantly increased my research productivity. I’ve been saying “at least 2x”.…
The following may well be the most controversial dilemma in the history of decision theory: …
I am on a quest to show that anthropics probability are normal, at least in the absence of exact duplicates. …
Shared by 73, including Matt Cutts
Swiss political system may be best known for its extensive use of referenda. However, others may argue that its most striking feature is the ability to avoid political polarization. In this respect it…
I mean two things: 1. Epistemic rationality: systematically improving the accuracy of your beliefs. 2. Instrumental rationality: systematically achieving your values. The first concept is simple…
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