Author Archives: zuomingshi

Der Blaue Reiter on Form

“And so as a last conclusion, it must be established that it is not most important whether the form is…

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Ivan Galamian on Renowned Violinists

Came across this text in Ivan Galamian’s “Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching”. Ivan Galamian is a world-renowned violin teacher…

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November Meditations

Throughout the month of November I finally found the time to clear my list thoughts and observations about everyday life….

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Resource entanglement problems and the problem of elegance

I have a problem for you: Suppose we want to maximize our combined number of X and Y products over…

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What is Luck?

Richard Garfield, the designer of Magic the Gathering, defines luck in his ITU Copenhagen talk as “uncertainty in outcome”. I…

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On finding and being ok with mistakes

Elon Musk caught my attention when he said something to the effect of “successful company fix mistakes fast, while unsuccessful ones…

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Primary Source is Actually Pretty Great

I’ve been wondering about why I had such a great time reading Daniel Kahneman and Scott Alexander (of Star Slate Codex),…

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Pure Land in Bullet Hell

A collection of mini-essays as a homage to Touhou scorerunners. Generalizable to shmups, and to a degree some other mediums. For the…

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Relativity of Experience

I think the reason I enjoy Totoro so much despite the tiny scope of the conflict in the plot is in…

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