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Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm *New Place* 2012-10-02T14:56:15.094Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm *New Place* 2012-09-24T19:40:11.947Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm 2012-09-19T16:56:17.676Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Cancelled: Longmont Colorado Meetup 2012-09-10T14:12:40.516Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Longmont Colorado Meetup 2012-09-05T13:27:23.623Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm 2012-08-25T23:58:21.201Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm 2012-08-17T16:33:16.847Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Longmont Colorado Meetup 2012-08-13T23:13:04.545Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Longmont Colorado Meetup 2012-08-09T02:50:05.133Z · score: 2 (3 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm *New Place* 2012-07-20T19:08:59.468Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Berkeley visit report 2012-07-14T19:02:56.108Z · score: 29 (30 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm 2012-07-08T16:03:14.779Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Thursday 7pm *New Day* 2012-06-22T14:42:55.010Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-04-29T15:38:32.494Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-04-06T15:49:49.621Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Longmont Sparkfun Soldering Competition Field Trip 2012-04-06T15:39:00.316Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-03-23T16:37:03.163Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-03-21T17:49:59.496Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins Meetup Saturday 17th 2012-03-09T03:46:20.911Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-03-02T15:26:21.584Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-02-28T00:22:07.964Z · score: -1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-02-28T00:21:57.298Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Loveland CO (Fort Collins) 3D printer tour 2012-02-22T17:27:55.694Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2012-02-22T00:33:57.649Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-02-15T15:30:19.429Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2012-02-08T18:23:03.381Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins Meetup 2012-01-11T17:15:16.280Z · score: -1 (4 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins Meetup 2012-01-11T17:14:10.454Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Visualizing effect sizes 2012-01-04T05:18:58.159Z · score: 0 (5 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2012-01-04T04:53:11.481Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Role-reversal education for math and science students (pilot project) 2012-01-01T00:09:33.815Z · score: 7 (10 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2011-12-21T23:28:11.129Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wednesday 7pm 2011-12-12T23:45:55.920Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2011-11-29T18:06:36.193Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2011-11-17T20:46:00.723Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wedneday 7pm 2011-11-14T04:54:36.078Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2011-11-04T16:26:57.437Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wednesday 7pm 2011-10-27T03:03:22.774Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2011-10-22T23:22:25.434Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
Physics Video Lectures 2011-10-02T09:05:58.698Z · score: 6 (15 votes)
Priming with Hypothetical questions 2011-09-27T16:53:41.449Z · score: 6 (7 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wednesday Sept 28 7pm 2011-09-25T11:48:23.899Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wednesday Sept. 21, 7pm 2011-09-20T17:33:10.257Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Heaven+Earth+Joe Davis Documentary 2011-09-11T23:08:17.214Z · score: -3 (6 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2011-09-08T20:28:57.930Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
A prize to become artist in residence at CERN 2011-09-03T02:56:14.354Z · score: 2 (7 votes)
Defrag conference scholarships 2011-08-30T03:36:40.264Z · score: 4 (12 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wednesday August 31 7pm 2011-08-25T19:16:08.631Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Meetup : Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup 2011-06-25T21:53:45.463Z · score: 0 (1 votes)
Fort Collins, Colorado Meetup Wednesday June 22 7pm 2011-06-21T00:53:50.957Z · score: 0 (1 votes)

Comments

Comment by evelynm on Any LessWrong readers at the University of Michigan? · 2014-09-16T23:37:42.041Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

You may want to ask Yvain for assistance.

Comment by evelynm on Open thread, 14-20 July 2014 · 2014-07-14T18:38:18.642Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The life hygiene issues of exercise, sunshine, good sleep, social support are all helpful in getting stuff done.

Beyond that, don't rely exclusively on your working memory for keeping track of all of the things you need to do. You are already taxing that with learning, and offloading everything you can to external aids is helpful (todo lists, experimental journals, daily 3 page mind-dump journaling). A regular review cycle of what you have written can give you a sense of accomplishment, which can be lacking in multi-year projects with few intermediate wins. Count volume of output as a goal, and use beeminder or something similar to remind you to track it, and show you what you have accomplished (pages written, commits made, hours worked...).

Comment by evelynm on Group Rationality Diary, January 1-15 · 2014-01-14T23:39:19.339Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I switched from an espresso machine, to a Clever dripper. The coffee tastes great, and is much simpler to clean up.

Comment by evelynm on AALWA: Ask any LessWronger anything · 2014-01-14T23:29:27.248Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

That advice is reasonable. The hospital/Doctor may be able to refer you to a local Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. Many people find the social support of meditating in a group, helpful.

I hope you make a speedy recovery to full health, XiXiDu.

Comment by evelynm on January Monthly Bragging Thread · 2014-01-08T01:28:17.114Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

That is a hard thing you've done well. For all the people who will never thank you for this, I thank you.

Comment by evelynm on LWers living in Boulder/Denver area: any interest in an AI-philosophy reading group? · 2014-01-01T16:37:29.730Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'd be interested in participating in this, though would prefer a video conference meetup, to a face to face one.

The topic is likely to be of wide interest beyond Colorado, and that format would allow for wider participation.

Comment by evelynm on Open Thread, December 2-8, 2013 · 2013-12-05T04:15:22.386Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I got one as well. Link http://wiki.lesswrong.com/prefs/wikiaccount

Comment by evelynm on Open Thread, October 20 - 26, 2013 · 2013-10-23T16:04:38.554Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

An external view of your life and health, from a trusted professional, may help you identify causes of your discomfort and, most importantly, strategies to improve your life.

Comment by evelynm on Advice for a smart 8-year-old bored with school · 2013-10-15T14:35:05.157Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Encourage creative projects, which build skill and accomplishment, and create opportunities to meet people who share common interests.

Comment by evelynm on Meetup : Sunday Brunch Club - Sunday 20th October · 2013-10-15T14:32:22.787Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This sounds delicious and fun. You may want to put the City in the title.

Comment by evelynm on Schelling Point Strategy Training · 2013-10-11T04:41:17.743Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Harold and Maude. By far, the film worth seeing once, or once more, on the list :)

Comment by evelynm on Book Review: Naïve Set Theory (MIRI course list) · 2013-09-30T17:13:19.808Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for the review.

A more recent book on Set Theory: Basic Set Theory - A. Shen, Independent University of Moscow, and N. K. Vereshchagin, Moscow State Lomonosov University - AMS, 2002, 116 pp., Softcover, ISBN-10: 0-8218-2731-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-2731-4, List: US$24, All AMS Members: US$19.20, STML/17

I found it in the American Mathematical Society for Student's series, which is highly recommended on mathoverflow.com: http://www.ams.org/bookstore/stmlseries

Comment by evelynm on The Anti-Placebo Effect · 2013-09-30T02:28:55.650Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This effect isn't limited to people with anxiety and depression. People losing weight also experience it: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/metabolic-research-center/146593-paper-towel-theory.html

It's hard to be objective about yourself. Using tools to gain objectivity is a good thing.

I agree anti-placebo isn't a a good name. It's more like a distorted or cloudy mirror (don't see yourself clearly). but that doesn't capture the difficulty of remembering precisely how you were a long time before, to capture changes that happen at a slow rate.

Having a good name for this, will help people to pass along the idea. Thanks Shannon.

Comment by evelynm on Book Review: Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists (MIRI course list) · 2013-09-21T16:31:48.814Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Category Theory for Scientists is available as Open Courseware from MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s996-category-theory-for-scientists-spring-2013/index.htm

The student examples of how to use Olog are worth reading, in addition to the lecture pdfs.

Comment by evelynm on Yet More "Stupid" Questions · 2013-09-11T17:43:45.216Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks NancyLebovitz.

The more I learn about human metabolism, the more I realize how complex it is. And because of that, I am more skeptical of simple, broad claims, that aren't backed up by solid research.

Comment by evelynm on Yet More "Stupid" Questions · 2013-09-09T14:53:08.076Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Nancy, what made you think that coach was sensible?

Comment by evelynm on Meetup : New Meetup: Boulder CO · 2013-09-04T20:23:24.537Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for organizing this!

I enjoyed meeting all of you, and hope that there are more meetups in the future.

Comment by evelynm on New Monthly Thread: Bragging · 2013-09-01T23:36:14.050Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

You're welcome, gwern.

A worthy adversary helps one to up their game.

Comment by evelynm on My workflow · 2013-08-18T19:32:57.046Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Catch is going away the end of August 2013.

Comment by evelynm on Personal information management · 2013-08-17T21:41:48.514Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Catch.com is shutting down 2013-08-31. You can download a zip file of your notes.

Comment by evelynm on Help please! Making a good choice between two jobs · 2013-07-11T17:47:58.620Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

You can start a Less Wrong Meetup in Glasgow, or plan to travel to the London one once in a while.

Which one of these opportunities will give you more good choices in 5 years?

Comment by evelynm on Are wireheads happy? · 2013-04-08T23:20:37.755Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I follow my breath. A meditation teacher can offer you constructive suggestions, specific to the difficulties you are having.

Comment by evelynm on Welcome to Less Wrong! (5th thread, March 2013) · 2013-04-02T16:29:32.967Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

If I were reading this in inconsolata, I'd have known that. Thanks.

Comment by evelynm on Welcome to Less Wrong! (5th thread, March 2013) · 2013-04-02T02:09:50.698Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Welcome to Less Wrong III!

Comment by evelynm on Programming the LW Study Hall · 2013-03-20T17:03:23.018Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

https://developers.google.com/drive/realtime/application uses google drive for realtime collaboration

Comment by evelynm on Recent updates to gwern.net (2012-2013) · 2013-03-18T01:34:44.640Z · score: 25 (29 votes) · LW · GW

Gwern, you're an inspiration to us all.

Comment by evelynm on Open thread, February 15-28, 2013 · 2013-02-17T00:05:55.041Z · score: 1 (9 votes) · LW · GW

That's depressing.

Comment by evelynm on Open thread, February 15-28, 2013 · 2013-02-16T21:55:19.961Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Are you referring to curetogether.com, Nancy?

This graph illustrates clusters of related systems from that site: http://circos.ca/intro/genomic_data/

Comment by evelynm on Open thread, February 15-28, 2013 · 2013-02-16T21:50:02.519Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The date in the title is incorrect s/2003/2013/

Comment by evelynm on Meetup : Love and Sex in Salt Lake City · 2013-01-27T20:28:51.869Z · score: 23 (23 votes) · LW · GW

I up vote meetup posts because running a meetup is work, and is undervalued in this community.

Comment by evelynm on How much to spend on a high-variance option? · 2013-01-04T05:31:45.984Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Beyond your fear, was Kelly Bet sizing too aggressive? That is, were you so poorly calibrated that full Kelly would have led to wiping out your bankroll, with the sequence of bets you made?

Comment by evelynm on How much to spend on a high-variance option? · 2013-01-04T00:16:26.491Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

"It was terrifying" is evocative, but not informative.

Can you explain, preferably by including your evidence?

Comment by evelynm on Meetup : 13th January London Meetup · 2013-01-03T02:29:24.410Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Benito, I've found the best way to find this out, is to start a meetup and see who shows up. There are Less Wrongers everywhere, it seems.

Comment by evelynm on Gauging of interest: LW stock picking? · 2013-01-01T19:03:29.939Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The source of that story is Benjamin Graham.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Graham

Comment by evelynm on Group rationality diary, 12/10/12 · 2012-12-14T07:59:04.734Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I've found it helpful to have a plan for what to do when I get off track, and a small allowance for random interference in my tracking.. Perfection is an unreasonable standard for the majority of my activities.

Learning how to start again is more valuable than keeping to perfection. And, it's a skill I use more often.

Comment by evelynm on Open Thread, December 1-15, 2012 · 2012-12-02T05:09:07.438Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The interest rates for that sort of peer-to-peer lending are high, because the default rates are high. That is, you have a lower probability of getting all of your money back.

Comment by evelynm on Open Thread, December 1-15, 2012 · 2012-12-02T05:05:36.914Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

National Response Teams (http://www.nrt.org) are governmental inter-agency teams formed to respond to incidents of a wide variety of sizes. That may be a place to start your research.

Comment by evelynm on 2012 Survey Results · 2012-11-29T21:23:21.829Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

"iqt <- as.numeric(dat$IQTest)" The already numeric IQ is in dat$IQ, iqt is only the suspect, online IQtest.

Comment by evelynm on 2012 Survey Results · 2012-11-29T19:43:20.379Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

This worked "dat <- read.csv('http://raikoth.net/Stuff/LessWrong/for_public.csv')"

Comment by evelynm on What do you think of my reading list? · 2012-11-26T21:05:23.344Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Skip the Zentangle book, the videos and pictures online are all you need. For learning how to draw, I recommend Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, or The Natural Way to Draw, and, of course, doing drawings.

Comment by evelynm on Stop learning, start thinking [LINK] · 2012-11-26T21:03:32.860Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I found this talk to be quite motivating.

Comment by evelynm on Meetup : Weekly meetup, Champaign IL: Cafe Paradiso · 2012-11-26T21:02:12.921Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I've found it helpful to mention the town in the headline.

Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T23:45:28.465Z · score: -2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Shea Moisture Soap, Body Wash and Baby Ointment.

It has a soft, natural, a little bit nutty smell. It contains Shea Butter, which is an emollient. The soap comes in several different scents, including Lavender.

Shea Moisture Soap

Shea Moisture Baby Ointment This is not a lotion, it's much greasier than that. Nice on your skin in a dry climate.

Shea Moisture Body Wash

Available online from Walgreens.

Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T23:28:06.699Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I've used workflowy and liked it, but the lack of an android app made it not very useful. Now I see there is a couple of android apps, and will try it again.

Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T23:20:39.936Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Self massage is a great healing method.

Yoga for maintaining and improving range of motion.

Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T23:16:30.062Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I've thought of getting the Toto toilet with integrated spray wash and dry. If I do, I will report back.

Wet wipes, or good quality toilet paper. Cheap toilet paper is offensive.

Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T23:14:12.969Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Texcelerator is nicely done!

I use Spreed! http://www.spreeder.com/app.php for speed reading. It's free. The big hassle with using it, is the cut and paste.

Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T23:07:15.442Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I have Android:

  • Sleep duration data collection (Sleepbot)
  • Sleepiness forecast (Sleep watcher)
  • Google Drive (writing/spreadsheet)
  • White noise/nature sounds for going to sleep (Lightning bug)
  • Bed lamp (full screen light)
  • Notes (Catch)
  • Google Tasks integration (gtasks)
  • Calendar
  • Countdown and count up timer
  • Sudoku
  • Streaming audio (SomaFM)
  • Fitness improvement (100 Squats)
  • Camera/Photo manipulation (Painteresque/Vignette/Paper Camera)
  • Knitting pattern counter/row counter
  • Habit building reminder (Beeminder/Habit streak/FailLog/TaskLife)
  • Daily diary
  • Rain forecast for where I am (SkyMotion)
  • Shared grocery list
  • Current images of earth cloud cover and of the sun (Solaris)
  • Current wave height, temperature and other data covering the whole earth (Earth Now)
  • Dual-n-back
  • IRC client (Android IRC)
  • walk tracking (MyTracks)
  • Psychological first aid (The Tools)
  • Work timer (Pomodroido)
  • When should I call my family again (Nextcall)
Comment by evelynm on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-11-17T22:47:40.676Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I've got tasker, but haven't successfully set it up to do anything. I find all of the layers of menus and terminology confusing and wonder why there isn't a configuration file I can edit by hand.

Comment by evelynm on How To Have Things Correctly · 2012-10-19T02:27:56.943Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'd like to hear more about your Empowerment framework.