Arjun Yadav

Note

I define a project as anything I am building, creating or participating in (this website being an exception).

This may be with other people as well and I do not count my writing, self-improvement, coursework any non-active task that I may have done. (Example: Maintaining a project by updating data doesn't count)

Due to privacy, some projects and their logs may come later. I may also come off a bit vague, but that is, again, done for privacy reasons.

Ongoing

A.I. Benchmark Paper

24 Oct, 2021-present
My attempts at an effective, independent research paper.


Log

24 Oct, 2021 - Started with a bit of research into Stockfish. They have over 4000 commits with the earliest being September 2008. This is not a bad start, but I wish I got something earlier.


Effective Altruism In-Depth Fellowship

23 Oct, 2021-present
My current EA fellowship.


Effective Altruism In-Depth Fellowship's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

23 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about systemic critiques of EA, entrepreneurship in EA, high-risk, high-reward and so much more!


Coursera - Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

22 Oct, 2021-present
After reading Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, I got interested in cryptocurrency. Here's me trying to learn about it.


Log

24 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about digital signatures.

23 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about the implementation of hash functions in data structures, really cool stuff!

22 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about Cryptocurrency Hash Functions and SHA-256.


bettermailto

18 Oct, 2021-present
Creating a no-code replacement to the annoying mailto function


bettermailto's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

26 Oct, 2021 - Kind of messed up my code structure while trying to make a sign up page. Good luck, future Arjun.

25 Oct, 2021 - Fixed an annoying glitch where the GitHub opacity wouldn't work. My solution? Remove the opacity.

24 Oct, 2021 - The design is so close to being fully responsive. I added a non-functional hamburger menu and I deployed it to Netlify.

23 Oct, 2021 - Made the design more responsive. Need to learn how to make a hamburger menu in React.

22 Oct, 2021 - Made the design a tad bit more responsive.

21 Oct, 2021 - Added compose links for Gmail and Outlook.

20 Oct, 2021 - Added a cool code snippet in the about section!

19 Oct, 2021 - Added an about section. I have many doubts about this project (such as infrastructure and security). But, we push on.

18 Oct, 2021 - Added a footer and changed up the favicon!


EA Global: London 2021

17 Oct, 2021-present
Attending EA Global: London 2021 as a virtual attendee!


EA Global London: 2021's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

24 Oct, 2021 - Sent a couple more requests, on a side note, I got notified that I will be considered to be a facilitator for EA Cambridge in January 2022!

23 Oct, 2021 - Sent a connection request.

17 Oct, 2021 - Reserved seats for two meetings, one with Benjamin Todd and one with Will MacAskill, super excited!


Effective Altruism Data

17 Oct, 2021-present
Currently a programmer and writer for EA Data.


Effective Altruism Data's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

26 Oct, 2021 - Got scattered and was looking at changing plotly's background color.

25 Oct, 2021 - I removed the image and made some small tweaks to the text. It looks pretty good!

24 Oct, 2021 - The loading screen is coming together now, but the image is really blurry. Need to fix that tomorrow.

23 Oct, 2021 - Well, that dark mode idea is dead. For now, I've learnt how to change the loading screen of Dash.

22 Oct, 2021 - Added storage for dark mode. Now, when you refresh or come back later, your preference will be saved!

21 Oct, 2021 - Made the automatic dark mode detection slightly less broken.

20 Oct, 2021 - Tried to make an automatic dark mode detector. Currently, it is very broken.

19 Oct, 2021 - Wondering what plots.wilkinson is.

17 Oct, 2021 - Continued trying to fix an annoying glitch for the mobile view.


freeCodeCamp

17 Oct, 2021-present
Trying to finish freeCodeCamp.org's curriculum by Feb 2022!


freeCodeCamp.org's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

26 Oct, 2021 - Learnt more about JavaScript.

25 Oct, 2021 - Learnt more about JavaScript.

24 Oct, 2021 - Finished my survey page project and learnt more about JavaScript.

23 Oct, 2021 - Worked on my survey project and learnt more about JavaScript.

22 Oct, 2021 - Finished my tribute page project for Kofi Annan and learnt more about JavaScript.

21 Oct, 2021 - Learnt more about arrays and functions in JavaScript.

20 Oct, 2021 - Learnt more about strings and arrays in JavaScript.

19 Oct, 2021 - Learnt more about strings in JavaScript.

18 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about strings in JavaScript.

17 Oct, 2021 - Continued with basic JavaScript.


Guitar

17 Oct, 2021-present
Trying to learn acoustic guitar online via JustinGuitar


Guitar's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

24 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about how to hold the guitar (again) and counting in 'ands'.

23 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about the A minor chord.

22 Oct, 2021 - Learnt the E minor chord.

21 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about minor chords.

20 Oct, 2021 - Played the songs "Three Little Birds" and a bit of "Common People".

19 Oct, 2021 - Finished the rest of the practice (except for the songs)

18 Oct, 2021 - Finished half of the practice for Module 2, wish I could have done more.

17 Oct, 2021 - Finished Module 2, going to practice it for a couple of days and I hope to move on to Module 3 by the end of this week!


Duolingo

17 Oct, 2021-present
Learning Hindi with Duolingo, currently at a Level 1 Trophy.


Duolingo's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

26 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 59 day streak. One more day till 60!

25 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 58 day streak.

24 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 57 day streak.

23 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 56 day streak. So close to the 7500 XP achievement!

22 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 55 day streak and completed the Jack-o-Lantern challenge!

21 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 54 day streak and tested out of Family 2.

20 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 53 day streak!

19 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 52 day streak!

18 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 51 day streak!

17 Oct, 2021 - Hit a 50 day streak! Only 10 more skills left for the next Hindi trophy!


Cubing

17 Oct, 2021-present
I've been cubing for a long time, however I only recently got back into it.


Cubing's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.
AO5 stands for "Average of 5" where the best and worst times are removed and the average of the rest of the times are taken. The order in which the AO5's are given are: 3x3, 2x2, 3x3 OH and Skewb. PB stands for Personal Best and is the best time I have gotten in cstimer.net, the timer I use.

Log

26 Oct, 2021 - PB! Got a 14.912 for 3x3. As for the other times, I got a 18.736 (!), 5.419 (!), 43.025 and a 10.320.

25 Oct, 2021 - Alright session, got a 20.174, 6.678, 56.522 and a 11.756.

24 Oct, 2021 - New week, new AO5's, I got a 20.268, 6.430, 49.298 and a 9.525. My goals for this week are mainly learning. I want to finish the remaining PLL's that I don't know and start learning full OLL.

23 Oct, 2021 - Today is a special day. I have completed 100 solves in every event I practice. So, here are the AO5's (as usual): 20.817, 5.761 (!), 47.196 and a 13.088. And here are the AO100's: 22.303, 6.410, 48.755 and a 10.291. Learnt about some ways to improve my Skewb time.

22 Oct, 2021 - Another meh day for cubing. I got a 22.342, 6.064, 46.878 and a 10.215.

21 Oct, 2021 - Again, very consistent. I got a 21.075, 6.434, 45.686 and a 10.807.

20 Oct, 2021 - Probably my most consistent session. I got a 20.148, 6.052, 40.640 (!) and a 11.515.

19 Oct, 2021 - Alright session, got a 20.585, 5.972, 47.924 and a 8.705.

18 Oct, 2021 - Pretty great session, completed my goals for this week, though I wish I did better in 3x3. I got a 23.098, 5.739, 43.806 and a 8.678.

17 Oct, 2021 - This session was a rollercoaster of emotions. I (finally) got a sub-20 AO5 for 3x3 (completing a goal for this week) and got a PB for Skewb. However, I was so close to reaching my goal for 3x3 OH and 2x2. Anyways, I got a 19.082, 6.463, 46.044 and a 11.562


Chess

17 Oct, 2021-present
I have known the rules of chess for quite some time, but I am nowhere near "okay". Currently trying to beat the free bots on chess.com


Chess's start date is the date I started logging, not the date when the project started.

Log

26 Oct, 2021 - Tried to earn three crowns against Sven, to no avail.

25 Oct, 2021 - Played chess earlier with a friend (and checkmated him). Later, I started a game with Sven.

24 Oct, 2021 - Jumped around bots, again. Feeling pretty unfocused. Later in the day, I learnt about the Caro-Kann defence.

23 Oct, 2021 - I ended that previous game and started jumping around other bots. I tried my hand at 3 | 2 and failed. Later in the day, I had an amazing game against Sven (1100) and won two crowns. Here's the game.

22 Oct, 2021 - Started a game with Sven, will continue it tomorrow.

21 Oct, 2021 - Incredible game, I finally defeated Emir with three crowns! I have to say that I was pretty bad but I still somehow won via checkmate as white. Here's the game.

20 Oct, 2021 - What a game! I won as black via checkmate to an 850 bot. (By the way, yesterday's bot was 850, not 800.) Here's the game.

19 Oct, 2021 - I've now realized that I was progressing too fast. I moved down from 1000 to 800 and got two crowns. Hoping to get three crowns on 800 soon and then move on to 900.

18 Oct, 2021 - Learnt about the 4-move checkmate.

17 Oct, 2021 - Played a bit during the day and had an incredible game (that I lost) on chess.com!