Peter Wielander

Language learning, machine learning, and everything in between.

  • Blog The mountains of my mind My first attempt at creative writing, inspired by a week in the mountains and countless cycling trips.
  • Blog Reading notes: Thinking Fast and Slow A summary of all the conversational examples of biases and fallacies covered in Kahnemann's "Thinking Fast and Slow". This does not replace reading the book, which I highly recommend. I've chosen to only extract the conversational examples, as these are easiest to review for memorization purposes, and are closest to real world problems that may invoke associations with the content from the book.
  • Blog Reading notes: The science of (language) learning This is a summary of "The Science of Learning: Mechanisms and Principles" by Stephen M. Kosslyn, extended with thoughts on how each concept can be applied to language learning. This should serve as a checklist for points to think about when creating a language learning product.
  • Blog My Book list A chronological list of books I have read, chunked by year, scored by how glad I am to have read them. The list might not be kept up to date. Feel free to reach out for detailed reviews.
  • Link Code RealPhabet Tool to learn and practice reading alphabets of different languages. Currently supports full lessons on Hindi, and can be used to review Japanese (Hiragana). Aside from a visual redesign, no new features are expected to be released.
  • Link Code Motitab A browser extension that replaces your new tab screen with a counter of your age, ticking up the seconds. You'll have to decide for yourself whether this is motivating or just plain anxiety inducing.
  • Link Code QuarksJS Animation library for creating quark animations. I don't actually know what the animation type is called, if anyone knows please tell me. I made this to try to replicate a fancy loading animation I once saw in a custom version of KDE Plasma.
  • Code WikiQuick Browser extension that allows you to double click on a word to display a Wikipedia preview card. Useful for quickly looking up proper names, places, references etc.
  • Blog Code How not to write a blog This post talks about the motivation for starting a blog, the technological choices I made when creating it, my interests, and what you can expect to see here in the future.
  • Link Code Solitaire Lightweight browser-based implementation of Klondike Solitaire. I think I botched the rules when coding it, so it might be a tad harder than the original. Message me if you manage to complete it, you'll get a virtual cookie.