Computer science applied to life?!
I loved this book.
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The book Algorithms To Live By was great.
I enjoyed it. Especially the first half of the book. The second half was okay, but I still thought it was a fantastic read.
It's about applying computer science to our lives besides tech. My favorite part was avoiding Overfitting.
Here are notes for myself.
- Set a threshold or deadline to force yourself to eventually make decisions and stop waiting for the perfect moment or person.
Explore -> Explore different options and experiment to find something better.
Exploit -> Use your existing knowledge to make the decision
It depends on the situation. Sometimes it's better to explore, sometimes to exploit.
Sort things in your life for quick access.
Closet, food, fridge, books etc.
Preparation prevents poor performance.
Prepare things you often need and have them ready for quick access.
I do this by always having my workout clothes ready.
Food, clothes, water, charging, keys etc.
Don't be too fixated on the details or too focused on the presence.
Zoom out, see the big picture and don't focus too much on the present feelings.
Work out, eat healthily, abstain from temporary pleasures that ruin you in the long term, and consistently put in hard work.
Networking increases your opportunities.
Seek a diverse network.
Networking is like a graph that compounds.
You can get in touch with people connected to those you know.
I wish I had read the book earlier.
It gave me new ways of seeing things.