# Md Abid Sikder

## Deliberate Practice #15 2022-07-24

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! While I was waiting today, I sat at a park and just stared at a fountain and the surrounding grasses. I…

## Deliberate Practice #14 2022-07-19

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! The huge size of my Incubate (see GTD) system has rendered it nigh useless, and the same is becoming true of…

## Deliberate Practice #13 2022-07-15

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Meal prepping for the week can take you very far, and taste great as well. I thought I ate a lot…

## Deliberate Practice #12 2022-07-14

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! I'm only on page ~272, and this book continues to shake my world! Almost feel cheated for not starting with this…

## Deliberate Practice #11 2022-07-13

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! I need to work on my breath control. More specifically, after each punch exhale a little bit. Also, when kicking, at…

## Deliberate Practice #10 2022-07-08

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Made french toast today. Just went with only some white granulated cane sugar and salt for the egg batter, and a…

## Deliberate Practice #9 2022-07-07

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! You can represent abstract data types also as procedures, and not just static data laid out in a certain shape. For…

## Deliberate Practice #8 2022-07-06

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! I learned that git submodules exist, and might be great alternatives to using monorepo packages. A git submodule is basically a…

## Deliberate Practice #7 2022-07-04

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! I spend far too much time on the internet, even if it's just normal use. To remedy this, I think first…

## Deliberate Practice #6 2022-06-29

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Almost goes without saying, but make sure to keep my eyes opened when I punch, I need to train that out…

## Deliberate Practice #5 2022-06-26

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Today was one of the most productive days I've had in months. And I think it's all due to the fact…

## Deliberate Practice #4 2022-06-21

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Using the Feynman method in the rest of your life can work wonders for keeping awareness of what you are doing,…

## Deliberate Practice #3 2022-06-17

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Warming up food in the oven is even better than warming up in the pan or microwave! I guess we've come…

## Deliberate Practice #2 2022-06-13

This is a series where I write lesson(s) learned during the day, so that I remember them better. Hopefully you take away something too! Warming up food in the nonstick pan versus the microwave makes it taste way better. I think that's because it heats…

## Deliberate Practice #1 2022-06-10

This is a series where I note down some miscellaneous lessons learned, so that I remember them more. Deliberate practice is the best way to make sure the time you spend practicing is fruitful, but I find myself unable to recall the many lessons learned…

## 3 Reasons Why Serif Font is Better for Coding

I think serif fonts (e.g. Times New Roman) are better for coding for 3 main reasons. 1. Names (of variables, functions, etc.) are easier to read Syntax names are recognizable as the words they were originally constructed from, since the letters are closer together in…

## MIT Crush Analysis - Fat Outdegree Tail

This year, 2022, for Valentine's season MIT sent out a survey asking people to name their crushes, so that they could match any potential lovers. I was curious about the distribution of how many people crushed on other people vs. how many people had crushes…

## Idea Up for Offer: What is the Average Human Finger Frame Aspect Ratio?

You know that frame you can make by using your index and thumb? I wonder what the actual average aspect ratio is. If you standardized what it means to make this frame, e.g. must align tangent of thumb apex with tangent to index finger, then…

## Bezos's Climate Change Hypocrisy

I'm very interested in working on climate change solutions. Like many in my generation, I'm at the very least incredibly conscious of it. So I was initially very excited to see that Jeff Bezos pledged a massive 10 billion dollars towards climate solutions: https://www.wsj.com/articles/jeff-bezos-pledges-10-billion-to-tackle- climate-change-11581974234…

## Memorize the Cross Product with "Water Flows Under the Bridge"

I've been trying to memorize the formula for computing the components of the cross product, but I had a lot of trouble. LaTeX for the above image: \mathbf{A} \times \mathbf{B} = \begin{pmatrix} A_y B_z - A_z B_y \\ A_z B_x - A_x B_z \\ A_x…

## How to Better Remember Spring and Resistance Equivalent Constant Formulas

// Problem This year I've been using Anki to memorize useful Physics formulas. While theoretically I should be able to derive everything from first principles on the spot every time, the practicalities saves me time and mental energy when working on problems. But I've had…

First put the PDF into some random folder (I used my Downloads folder) $> cp reading.pdf ~/Downloads Then I started a simple HTTP Server there:$> cd Downloads; python3 -m http.server Then I used Linux's ifconfig command to find my local network IP address. Then I browsed…