Here is an incomplete list of mistakes I’ve made:

  • I wrote about mistakes I’ve made in my effective altruism efforts here.
  • Factual mistakes:
    • I thought I had found a proof related to bundling, but I was wrong. I posted the proof to Facebook very late at night.
      • Process which would have prevented this mistake:
        • I should have checked my conjecture against the toy simulation of the problem which I’d already built
        • I could have written a program to randomly test the conjecture.
          • TODO: I should use Quickcheck to demonstrate the falsehood of my claim, so that I’m more practiced at Quickcheck.
        • I could have sent the post to one person instead of many
        • I could have slept on it