Book Reading Planning

Start to plan to read 52 26 books per year. Considering that I have already finished 14 book in Wechat Reading since June, so it should be a P75 target. 1/3 of the books will be novel and whatever for recreational purpose. 1/3 for NON-tech but personal improvement such as GTD/time management/finance. The last 1/3 for Tech like new language (seems I am no longer interested in trying new language), ML/DL (major focus), software engineering and so on.

For Tech:

  1. Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville
  2. Model-Based Machine Learning by Bishop (not sure whether I want to read PRML again, so just start the new book)
  3. The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos (bought a Chinese version in Wechat Reading…)
  4. Some Caffe/PyTorch/TF coding book

For Personal Growth

  1. Getting Things Done I (Bought in Wechat Reading and also Douban), but never finished. 50%
  2. Deep Work
  3. Outliers: The Story of Success
  4. A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on Success (I cannot believe I finished reading this one)
  5. One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild
  6. So Good They CAN’t Ignore You
  7. Pomodoro Technique Illustrated by Staffan Noteberg

For Amusement

  1. Origin by Dan Brown


Served by AWS Lightsail

Did not realize that VPS (Virtual Private Server) has been made so easy and so inexpensive. Last week, when reading the book “Deep Work“, suddenly realized that I am out of school, and again be free to write my ideas publicly. However, the static pages hosted using markdown is kind of less efficient and hard (easy to forget) to include meta information. An inexpensive VPS (with static IP) can be a better choice. Find a good VPS has been an task in my list… until I remembered it, and googled, and saw the amazon lightsail.

A really lifesaver, log in with amazon count, a few clicks, here it is. I have a new wordpress blog with static IP. Find the user name and password for the wordpress takes some time: user name is user, password is in the VPS: login to your vps via SSH, and the pwd is stored in the file called bitnami_application_password.

Here we go, changed to some simple theme, write some intro (hesitate to put my resume here), and wrote the first post. Done.

Happy Fourth of July!