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>>> Building a Physics Engine

I got my hands on Landau, Course of Theoretical Physics. I want to challenge my understanding of the book by writing a physics engine that provide a computational layer for the book chapter by chapter.

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>>> Building in Elixir

Elixir is a functional programming language designed for high-concurrency. Lately I heard many cool startup using it (like tandem.chat from YC W20), so I want to give it a go. I am building clone of the messaging app Discord from scratch, it should be live at https://dixord.herokuapp.com.

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>>> Building in Lisp

I have always been fascinated by obscure technologies, after reading Paul Graham essays about ViaWeb I decided to spend the weekend to learn lisp.

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>>> Building on the Blockchain

I have been turning away from this Blockchain technology because of the major hype that has been happening in the last 5 years. Now that the hype is finally going down looks like is time to have a look at it...

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>>> Building in Rust

Lately I got interested in Rust, it sounds fun and hacky, and a lot of cool people use it. Here is me build some CLI applications in Rust because.. CLI application are fun?

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>>> How we arrived second at Kaggle Days Hackathon and eventually appeared on Wired (without being field-experts)

This time playing smart worked better than playing hard: using 2019-state-of-the-art approaches to predictive machine learning (autoML) was a winning idea. Here is how we did it and why it worked. (And how we got mentioned on WIRED)

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>>> Building tools to model your lifestyle

This post is to report my continued effort into building tools to model, analyse and organize my everyday life. I started from a really convoluted TODO app, and now I am evolving from that to track everything about myself 24/7.

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>>> How I moved to Harvard without getting admitted (and still went to class everyday)

Everyone on campus kept asking me:

- "You mean you are not enrolled but still physically go to lectures with all the other Harvard students?"
- "Yes, I just walk in and sit."
- "Is that even possible? Don't they somehow stop you?"
- "No, most universities welcome listeners. And in a class there is usually around 200 students, so you wouldn't be noticed anyway. Why not just go there?"

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>>> Learning Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement Learning (RL) keeps coming back and I finally took action in getting hands-on experience on the topic. Here is what I am trying to do.

  • Collect resources on Reinforcement Learning
  • Play with 2D grid-world gym
  • Learn imitation learning
  • Play with physics simulations gym
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>>> About

Hi there I am Alessandro and I like VIM. I like it so much that I made my website look like a command line! I also like Python, Bill Evans, and LiBai (with other chinese poets). In my free time I am Software Engineer at Facebook London, working on Workplace Machine Learning.

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