Hey, I'm Tiger. I live in Denver, Colorado with my pup Niko. I'm currently working on a stealth real estate tech startup, running a deep learning study group, reading a lot of books, and building models to win sports bets.

I think a lot about how AI and machine learning will shape the future, improving my instrumental rationality, writing good software, my physical and mental health, and whether or not Bronn will finally get his castle.

Learning Things

In early 2018 I started this site to help myself think more effectively. I spent a lot of time studying, but was frustrated by how much and how quickly I ended up forgetting.

The most effective techniques I have found have been compressed knowledge and spaced repetition with a bias towards narrative and tree sources alongside doses of perceptual exposure where appropriate. This site's contents heavily reflect this; my notes are organized as full-text-searchable webpages, and my full Anki deck is published here regularly. The tradeoff of consuming less and thoroughly understanding more has made my work and study orders of magnitude more enjoyable, productive, and fulfilling.

While the primary purpose of this site is as a personal reference, it also ostensibly functions as a set of recommendations for anyone with shared interests, just like the many book lists and Twitter feeds I've trolled to find books and articles. The headers at the top are a good starting point. My generic star-rating system goes from 1 (waste of time) to 5 (legitimately life-changing), with 2 being "average". Each tag has its own page with items in descending rating order. If you know of some content you think I might enjoy, please shoot me an email!

- Tiger
tigershen23[at]gmail.com

"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then -- to learn." (T.H. White)

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