## Unexpected Value

The expected value is not necessarily the value you should expect, Simon has proven to me today. It started from a morbid story about a dangerous attraction in Kyoto. We … Continue reading Unexpected Value

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## Unexpected Value

## On Machine Learning and Self-Directed Learning

## How much information = How many yes/no questions

## Infinite Cake Recipe

## Analyzing Random Numbers

## “I have made a game in a game!”

## Predictions and Plans

## A New Obsession

## MathVizz, an equation visualization tool

## Simon and Abhay’s Second App

## The kids made their first app: Colorful Calculator

## Square-1 Simulation and New Cubes

The expected value is not necessarily the value you should expect, Simon has proven to me today. It started from a morbid story about a dangerous attraction in Kyoto. We … Continue reading Unexpected Value

In mid-September, Simon spent a couple days learning how to build a Feed Forward Neural Network, together with a friend. It all started after the friend shared a cool business … Continue reading On Machine Learning and Self-Directed Learning

Simon and dad were having a discussion about how difficult it is to solve a 3×3 blindfolded and whether that requires a different set of skills than simply solving a … Continue reading How much information = How many yes/no questions

It was Simon’s birthday yesterday and we whipped together another geeky bake! This time, Simon based his geeky bake on the famous Missing Square Puzzle, involving two arrangements made of … Continue reading Infinite Cake Recipe

Neva and I are waiting in Simon’s bedroom to do the traditional bedtime reading, but he is stuck at his computer. When I go to fetch him I see he … Continue reading Analyzing Random Numbers

Simon has succeeded in making a playable game using another game as a programming language. He created a clone of Fight using Baba Is You, currently one of his favorite … Continue reading “I have made a game in a game!”

Late December is always a great time to dream about the future. How fast will the internet become? What will be the actual speed our future data will travel? Below … Continue reading Predictions and Plans

We say we all know Tetris, but we ignore one crucial part: the goal. If you think about it, it’s not obvious what the goal of Tetris should be. On … Continue reading A New Obsession

In the short video below, Simon explains MathVizz, an equation visualization tool he has just made together with his friends Abhay and Sarvagya. Simon was responsible for the functionality and … Continue reading MathVizz, an equation visualization tool

Simon and Abhay have just produced their second mobile app, this time a game of Connect 4! Simon: So I called with my friend Abhay and didn’t know what to … Continue reading Simon and Abhay’s Second App

They worked on this together for a week and voila, here is their first real app, a calculator with beautiful color design, which they called “Colorful Calculator”. They also came … Continue reading The kids made their first app: Colorful Calculator

Simon was so desperate to get his new set of speed cubes that he made another cube simulation in JavaScript, this time the funny cube called Square-1 that can shape-shift. … Continue reading Square-1 Simulation and New Cubes