Convex Function

it means at least four different things all at once


A subset of the blogs that I read. Links here are not unconditional endorsements of all content.


Agenty Duck: investigations and experiments in how to exist

An Algorithmic Lucidity: silly short stories, madness, computers

Andart: technology, science, and the human condition

Aphyr: distributed databases, Clojure, wizardry

Azimuth: math, modeling, inference

Carcinisation: one of nature’s many attempts to evolve a crab

Center for Applied Rationality: we can improve!

The Codeless Code: fables and koans for the software engineer

Gruntled & Hinged: madness, mental health, miscellania

In Search of Logic: looking for the logic of thought

Internet of Dreams: history and future, material and immaterial, real and imaginary, fiction and non: what does it matter when it’s all internet?

It Will Never Work in Theory: bridging theory and practice in software engineering

Kaj Sotala: rationality and some other things

The Last Psychiatrist: whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent

Let A Thousand Nations Bloom: towards a cambrian explosion in government

Machine Intelligence Research Institute: small steps toward a theory of agency design

Marginal Revolution: small steps toward a much better world

Melting Asphalt: philosophy, human behavior, and occasionally software

The Merely Real: take joy in it

Meteuphoric: psychology, sociology, anthropics, ethics

Minding Our Way: to the heavens

The Mind’s UI: metacognition, motivation, mindfulness

musicForProgramming();: a series of mixes intended for listening while programming to aid concentration and increase productivity (also compatible with other activities)

Otium: math, minds, society

Outside In: involvements with reality

Overcoming Bias: why we believe and do what we do, why we pretend otherwise, how we might do better, and what our descendants might do, if they don’t all die

Podsnap: functional programming, math, being very funny

The Rationalist Conspiracy: promoting the reality-based community

Ribbonfarm: experiments in refactored perception

Shtetl-Optimized: physics, computing, philosophy

Slate Star Codex: how people evaluate arguments for their beliefs, and especially whether this process is spectacularly broken in a way that may or may not doom us all

The Sociological Eye: looking at things for what they are

Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: exactly what it says on the tin

Thing of Things: being kind to people

The View from Hell: the search for patterns and the thickening of meaning