*author: niplav, created: 2019-04-02, modified: 2023-01-19, language: english, status: in progress, importance: 3, confidence: log*

A monthly review of changes on this website.

Mein Unternehmen ist im Grund nicht schwierig, ich brauche nur unsterblich zu sein, um es zu vollenden.

*—Jorge Luis Borges, “Pierre Menard, Autor des Quijote”, 1962*

it’s Good that just mutates and twists, and it’s Evil that teems with fecundity.

*—Scott Alexander, “The Goddess of Everything Else”, 2015*

- Solutions to “Maths for Intelligent Systems”
- Solutions to “Introduction to Optimization”
- Some preliminary notes on Have Attention Spans Been Declining

- Unclaimed Domain Names
- Squeal
- Some more senryūs, some of them lipogrammatic bukkake ones

Meditation.

- Other personal datasets I collect
- The Five Horsemen of Hard Forecasting

Meditation.

- Types & Methods of Data Collection I Use
- If I Were An Eccentric Trillionaire
- Sections & editing on Turning Some Inconsistent Preferences into Consistent Ones, in particular
- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory”:
- Solutions to “Population Genetics”:

I also worked on the library iqisa, which I hope to bring into a presentable shape by the end of the year (any faster and I'd lose the forecasting community, I fear).

- Range and Forecasting Accuracy
- Rewrote the code in Python 3
- Between Forecasts
- Statistical Significance of Truncated Datasets
- Between Questions
- Within Questions
- Appendix A: Quotes About the Maximal Time-Horizon of Forecasts

- Turning Some Inconsistent Preferences into Consistent Ones
- Re-organised the Text Reviews
- Notes

- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory”:
- Solutions to “Algorithmic Game Theory”
- Sent in many fixes to typos in other peoples' texts
- Reward Long Content
- Range and Forecasting Accuracy
- Rewrote part of the code in Python
- Statistical Significance of Truncated Datasets

- Converted Twitter links to nitter.net links, since Twitter now freezes the view for visitors to the site who aren't logged in (another internet platform bites the dust, at least as infrastructure—maybe that will change under Musk?)

- Notes
- Notes on Pickup
- Pickup Reports
- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory”:
- Solutions to “Reactive Systems”
- Rationalist Gods
- Restructured Range and Forecasting Accuracy by moving the section previously called "Conclusion" to the beginning and renaming it to Results

- Solutions to of the 99 Klong Problems:
- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory”:
- Solutions to “Population Genetics”:
- Solutions to “Reactive Systems”
- Notes on Ethics
- Playing with Language
- About
- Notes
- Now hosting a copy of A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

- Solutions to “Population Genetics”:
- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory”:
- Solutions to “Reactive Systems:
- Exercises for “The Jazz Piano Book”
- Imported Solutions to “Programming in Lua”
- Brain-Computer Interfaces and AI Alignment:
- Text Reviews
- Notes
- Mathematics Notation Convention

- New pages:
- Playing with Language. Collecting linguistic weirdnesses, rants about improper terminology, idioms for paper titles, quines, umeshisms, missing symmetries, types of guy, …
- Microfiction. Portmanteaus, interesting & nice words, short poems, haikus, Davisian dialogue fragments, misattributed & invented quotes, …
- Recommendation-Worthy Websites
- Discord Servers for Textbooks

- Additions to old pages:

I now sort-of disavow Life Improvements in 2030: It completely missed the premise of thinking how regular people might perceive the future to be better in everyday life, instead turning into another average "How might the future be like?" post by focusing on big-picture developments. Boring.

Updated the Texts List. I finished reading the AI alignment articles in the corresponding Arbital domain.

Nothing.

- Various Statistics About the Site
- Brain-Computer Interfaces and AI Alignment
- Life Improvements in 2030
- Notes on Ethics
- Added one section to Considerations on Cryonics:

Again updated the Texts List with a large number of texts. I continue to read a lot, and write relatively little.

- Administrativa for Facts
- Started Notes on Predictions, though these are probably not very interesting for other people to read
- Notes

Updated the Texts List with a large number of texts. I read a bunch this month.

- Solutions to “Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning”
- Solutions to “A Primer in Social Choice Theory”
- Notes on Ethics

- Rewrote & re-analyzed Range and Forecasting Accuracy
- Solutions to “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”
- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory“
- Notes
- Text Reviews

- Solutions to “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”
- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory“
- Life Advice

- Administrativa for Textbooks
- Solutions to “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”
- Text Reviews
- An Exploratory Toy AI Takeoff Model
- Exercises 1-4 in Section 10 in Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory“
- Notes

- Added Text Reviews
- Why Some Negative Ranges? in Range and Forecasting Accuracy
- Exercise 3 in Section 9 in Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory“
- Notes
- Reports

- Simpson's Paradox in Range and Forecasting Accuracy
- Exercise 2 in Section 9 in Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory“
- Reports
- Notes

Updated the Texts List.

- Added two section to Considerations on Cryonics:
- Started Reports with
- Some more thoughts on Exercise 1 from Section 9 in Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory“
- Explaining the different approaches of analysis for Range and Forecasting Accuracy

Updated the Now page and the Texts List.

Renamed the Haikus page to Senryūs.

- Considerations on Cryonics
- Caveats on the value of future life years
- Started more in-depth thoughts on the Quality of Cryopreservation

Rebuilt the website, the chronological blog archives now contain the newest posts from the respective blogs.

Updated the Now page.

Due to personal commitments, I didn't work on this website very much in June.

- Non-Solution to Exercise 1 in Section 9 of Naïve Set Theory
- Analysis and Results on Range and Forecasting Accuracy between Questions

Imported existing lists I maintained on past Media Consumption, specifically:

Due to other personal commitments, I didn't work on this website very much in May.

- Range and Forecasting Accuracy
- Solutions for Exercises in “Naïve Set Theory”: Section 8
- Social Costs from being Found Out Doing Daygame
- Notes:

- A Slightly More Complex Model for the Value of Daygame
- Solutions for Exercises in “Naïve Set Theory”: Sections 6 & 7
- A Generative Solution for P60 in the 99 Problems Klong Solution
- A Monte-Carlo Simulation for the Value of Cryonics

- Started Daygame Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Added Longevity Escape Velocity impacts to Considerations on Cryonics
- Notes
- Updated the chronological blog archives:

- Restructured the index page
- Notes

- Solutions to “Naïve Set Theory” up to section 6
- Solutions to P61, P61A, P62 and P62B of the 99 Klong Problems
- Notes

- Added table support in the CSS

- Against Applause After Classical Concerts
- Solutions to P55, P56, P57, P58 and P59, and a complete implementation of the Huffman code for the 99 Klong Problems
- Notes

- Subjective Estimates of Life Expectancy
- Solutions to P40, P41, P49, P50 and P54A of the 99 Klong Problems
- Notes

- Tooltips for images and links (to increase accessibility)

- Notes
- Contributions
- Other Proposed Solutions to Rendezvous on a Sphere
- Solutions to P34-P39 for the 99 Klong Problems
- Archives

- Notes
- Solution to Problem 27-33 of the 99 problems
- Finished transcription of the Tao Tê King (chapters 71 to 81)

- Images are centered now

- Started Notes
- Pipe Rings
- Transcribed chapters 43 to 70 of the Tao Tê King
- Added illustrations to Two People on a Planet

- Updated CSS to highlight quotes & code
- Added a favicon
- Made sections anchor-links to themselves

Structurally supporting pages (like this changelog, the home page and the about page) are also new, but not even near being finished.

At the beginning of the month, I set up the code to generate this website and imported some existing projects of mine.

- 99 Problems Collection
- K-99: Ninety-Nine Klong Problems
- 99 Problems Klong Solution
- Equally Many Heads and Tails