This collection is a long-winded argument directed at reasonable people who believe in ethics. While most of the ideas here aren't new, I haven't found any single place where they have been compiled into a cohesive argument that assumes minimal knowledge from the reader.

My primary goal is to convince you that any reasonable person who believes in ethics should believe in a variant of utilitarianism. In doing so, I hope to counter the idea that ethics is entirely subjective.

  1. Weak-Ordering
  2. Numerical Goodness
  3. Personal Utility
  4. Veil of Ignorance
  5. Summatarianism
  6. Universality
  7. What is Utility
  8. Utility Comparisons
  9. Moral Arcs
  10. Population Ethics
  11. Ethics FAQ


Machine Learning

Paper Summaries
Imagenet classification with deep convolutional neural networks201244193
Visualizing and Understanding Convolutional Networks2014-096705
Very Deep Convolutional Networks For Large-Scale Image Recognition2014-09-0425237
Going Deeper with Convolutions2014-09-1714817
Fully convolutional networks for semantic segmentation2015-0610474
Delving deep into rectifiers: Surpassing human-level performance on imagenet classification2015-125345
Deep Residual Learning for Image Recognition2015-12-1026333
Deep residual learning for image recognition201626333
Densely connected convolutional networks2016-08-254538

Math & Computer Science Notes

Health & Finance

Book Summaries


Optimal Taxation Literature Summaries:

Politics, etc


I was told long ago to never start an essay with a disclaimer, so instead I'll end with two:

  • Most of these analyses were typed up in a textfield with minimal spelling and grammar support on a keyboard with serious issues and with little proofreading. For this reason, expect minor grammar and spelling mistakes. We might get around to proofreading some day, but, ultimately, this is a hobby, not work.
  • We are software engineers and, therefore, not professionals in (let alone experts on) most of these topics.