Josh's Blog

I've been writing online since 2017. In total, I've written 18 articles on this site. Use the search below to filter by title.

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How To Teach Math

11 min read

In this post, I’ll talk about what makes learning math difficult, what makes teaching math difficult, and how we could successfully teach graduate-level math to high school students.

Andy Matuschak's Evergreen Note System On Roam

14 min read

A post describing the "Evergreen" note taking system, how it excels over traditional note taking, and how to use it on Roam.

PyTorch With Baby Steps: From y=x To Training A Convnet

30 min read

An example-driven, incremental tutorial introduction to PyTorch.

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Boosting Scientific Productivity Again

8 min read

Why Science might be slowing down, why our current tools are inadequate, and what an adequate tool might look like.

The Perils Of Office Jobs

7 min read

Why I dislike working a typical office job and how I cope.

Why To-Do Lists Do Not Work For Me

9 min read

A history of my experience with To-Do lists and why I think they have not been successful.

Getting started with the Bison SaaS Template

2 min read

A walkthrough of my experience setting up a project based on the Bison SaaS Template

Removing the distracting Twitter feed (while keeping the ability to tweet)

3 min read

How to setup Chrome to block the Twitter feed during certain times while still allowing the ability to tweet anytime.

Force Of Nature (a meditation on COVID Blues)

6 min read

A channeling of some feelings I have had during this 2020 COVID19 pandemic.

The Five Types Of Problems

9 min read

I give a spectrum for labeling problems based on how well defined they are and discuss some implications of this taxonomy.

On Learning And Memorizing

5 min read

I propose that all learning boils down to memorization and discuss the implications of such a statement.

Knowledge Graphs: Modeling your understanding of an idea

9 min read

In this post, I will give an example of a knowledge graph (using a college degree as a metaphor), why there is no such thing as tacit knowledge, and how you can use knowledge graphs to model your understanding of an idea.

Building a barebones SaaS web app

13 min read

In this post, I’ll give an overview for how to build a barebones SaaS web app from scratch using Firebase, Next.js, React.js, Vercel, and Stripe.

Gender Identiy and Gender Dysphoria: An opinion on trans issues

7 min read

My opinion on the definitions of sex/gender, preferred pronouns, and sharing bathrooms.

How To Teach Math

11 min read

In this post, I’ll talk about what makes learning math difficult, what makes teaching math difficult, and how we could successfully teach graduate-level math to high school students.

Project management for people who like flow and hate project management

10 min read

A post on how I use Roam Research for non-tedious project management.

Andy Matuschak's Evergreen Note System On Roam

14 min read

A post describing the "Evergreen" note taking system, how it excels over traditional note taking, and how to use it on Roam.

Gifts vs Transactions

3 min read

A post describing the "Evergreen" note taking system, how it excels over traditional note taking, and how to use it on Roam.

Intro To PyTorch: Evening With Python Coding Meetup Demo

8 min read

Presentation notes for a PyTorch demo I gave at the Evening of Python Coding Meet Up in Austin, TX.

Branding vs Embellishment

5 min read

Where is the line?

PyTorch With Baby Steps: From y=x To Training A Convnet

30 min read

An example-driven, incremental tutorial introduction to PyTorch.