# Writing

## Finite Poisson approximation

Events that are "not too dependent" and occur "not too often" behave like the Poisson distribution.

*Monte Fischer — 16 Dec 2021*

## A semester of probability with Persi Diaconis

A distillation of recommendations from a semester of probability theory with Persi Diaconis

*Monte Fischer — 10 Dec 2021*

## Practical Attention Conservation

No-nonsense tools for conserving attention, managing time, and getting real work done.

*Monte Fischer — 10 Aug 2021*

## Max Weber and the Spirit of Capitalism

You've heard of the Protestant work ethic before, but why is it an interesting idea? Here I break down the concept using Max Weber's original text, *The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism*.

*Monte Fischer — 10 Apr 2021*

## The QWERTY-Dvorak Permutation

Using group theory to investigate a silly question about keyboard layouts / asking a silly question about keyboard layouts to learn some group theory.

*Monte Fischer — 21 Mar 2021*

## Nassim Taleb's probability theory library

A collection of Nassim Taleb's recommended texts for probability theory.

*Monte Fischer — 29 Mar 2020*

## Using TensorBoard with a Google Cloud Platform Instance

A short technical note on setting up TensorBoard for a Google Cloud Platform instance.

*Monte Fischer — 20 Feb 2020*