Today I Learned

Some of the things I've learned every day since Oct 10, 2016



About this:

A while ago I decided that I wanted to do something like the Everyday projects that have been done by Beeple and other visual artists. This project here was the closest analog I could think of for someone like myself who isn’t an artist but instead does math and writes code all day.

The deal is: every day I make myself learn something I didn’t know the day before, and then I make myself write about it here.

The primary goal of learning something new every day is to maintain personal momentum. “No zero days”, essentially. However, there’s also the added benefit of my knowledge base getting branched out, where my natural tendency is to stay stuck in small areas.

The purpose of posting everything online is just to hold myself accountable and make sure I actually do this, even on the days where I super don’t want to.

About me (a person):


I have no idea what I’m laughing at in this pic

My name’s Zach and I study math and computer science at Berkeley. Other than that, I’m into playing guitar, seeing music shows, backpacking, snowboarding, and generally having a good time and enjoying things.

My general interests include metamathematics, information, and intelligence. At their intersection, I’m ultimately interested in designing intelligence capable of doing creative mathematics.

If you’d like to chat about anything, email me at


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