Goal: Typing Goal Update – 4 Weeks In

Results, May 5th

  • Mean WPM this time: 38.69
  • Mean WPM test 3 weeks: 38.34
  • Mean WPM test 2 weeks: 34.67
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 92.88%
  • Mean Accuracy test 3 weeks: 93.35
  • Mean Accuracy test 2 weeks: 91.69%
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

 

typing progress 2020-05-05

Reflections

Still stuck.

I have improved on capital letters and symbols. I do not have to look at the keyboard to find them.

I do get stressed out during the test runs when I make a mistake and it takes me a significant amount of time to fix it.

I will continue with primarily typingclub.com during next week. It has the most parts of actual writing (eg capital letters, symbols, and full text). Also I like using it.

Focus will continue to be accuracy.

Training Plan & Tools

No change. I still roughly do three sessions per day. I try to do a minimum of 30′ of typing training per day.

I have been using the following tools since the last test:

  • typingclub.com (Speed and accuracy – so far no capital letters but includes symbols.)

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In (2020-04-21)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 3 Weeks In (2020-04-28)

Have You Changed Your Mind?

I care about what is true. This has lead me to change my mind on a lot of different issues over the years. This is what truth seeking is all about.

Here are some of the things that I have changed my mind on:

  • Philosophy (in a broader sense)
  • Economics
  • Epistemology
  • Environmental & energy issues 
  • Morality
  • Intelligence
  • Induction
  • AI
  • Liberalism
  • Mental illness
  • Parenting
  • Altruism

Have you changed your mind about anything important recently? If so, what? If not, why not?

Weekly Goal Summary 2020-05-01

Period: 2020-04-25 – 2020-05-01
(“Goal weeks” starts on Saturdays and ends on Fridays.)

I met 1 out of 2 main goals for this week.
I met 1 out of 3 secondary goals this week.

Main Goals

  • Programming / Simply Scheme (minimum 2 chapters / week)
    Met. Finished chapters 3 & 4.
  • YESNO Philosophy (post & discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week)
    Not met. Did not discuss anything from YESNO content.

Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day)
    Not met. Only did 20 min on Monday. All other days >30 min.
  • Evaporating clouds (learn basics and practice making some each week)
    Not met. Did not make any evaporating clouds.
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)
    Met. Posted 1 non-goal related post.

Goal: Typing Goal Update – 3 Weeks In

Results, April 28th

  • Mean WPM this time: 38.34
  • Mean WPM test 2 weeks: 34.67
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 93.35%
  • Mean Accuracy test 2 weeks: 91.69%
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

typing progress 2020-04-28

Reflections

I seem to have hit a plateau.

My biggest problems during the typing test are capital letters and symbols. I will utilise the tools that use capital letters and symbols in my training more in the coming week, to see if that helps me improve.

I am not honest with myself regarding accuracy being the focus. I usually try to go faster instead of being more accurate. That might be a reason to why my accuracy is not improving at all.
I will put more effort into being more accurate when I type train this coming week.

Training Plan & Tools

I still roughly do three sessions per day. I try to do a minimum of 30′ of typing training per day.

I have been using the following tools since the last test:

  • zty.pe (Speed over accuracy – no capital letters or symbols – game.)
  • typeracer.com (Speed and accuracy – includes capital letters and symbols – compete w/ other ppl.)
  • typingclub.com (Speed and accuracy – so far no capital letters but includes symbols.)
  • KeyKey (Speed and accuracy – no capital letters or symbols (might have these if you have a US keyboard).)

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In (2020-04-21)

Falsification is Not Critical Rationalism

Critical Rationalism (CR) is the philosophy of Karl Popper. It has been misunderstood by many.

CR roughly says that knowledge is created through guesses and criticism of these guesses.

One common misconception is that people mistakenly equate falsification with CR.

Falsification, in a philosophical sense, is roughly the idea that you can formulate a specific claim (i.e. a guess) about something in such a way that certain observations could contradict the claim.
If observations turn out to contradict your claim, your claim is wrong.
Even though your specific claim is proven to be wrong, a similar claim could still be correct.

Falsification, usually done through experimental testing, is only one type of criticism among many.
Although falsification could be a part of CR, it is thus not central to Popper’s position.

(See my discussion tree “CR, Oism, what intelligent ppl do” on SubscribeStar for another example of how people mistakenly equate falsification with CR.)

A Better Way to Brainstorm

I found out a better way of brainstorming in ET’s latest video stream.

The way I usually did brainstorming:

  1. Think of a topic
  2. Think of some topic categories
  3. Brainstorm about those topic categories until satisfied

The better way of doing brainstorming:

  1. Think of a topic
  2. Brainstorm freely
  3. Organise into categories after the brainstorming
  4. Repeat #2 & #3 until satisfied

The first example might get you stuck within the categories you first thought of. The second example does not limit your brainstorming in that way but lets you brainstorm freely, independent of category. When you are satisfied with your brainstorming you can organise the whole thing into categories for a better overview.

Revisiting Goals: New Goals from 2020-04-23

I had too many main goals that I tried to work on at the same time. I wanted to: learn programming, to improve my typing skills vastly, to learn critical discussion, to have lengthy discussions on covid (building on ideas that I still do not fully comprehend), read and comment on multiple books, start a blog and continuously post content there, make idea trees – all while trying to learn more Objectivism, critical rationalism, and YesNo philosophy.

I overreached. I knew better than this but did nothing to change it for weeks.

One problem that I see was that I didn’t start out with a clear goal. Instead I added more goals on the go as I came into contact with stuff that I am interested in.

This time I am being clear on my goals and I am limiting them to 2 main goals and 3 secondary goals.

You can see my goals and learning plan by going to “FI LOG” in the header.

These goals should be worked on each day for at least 2h / day (in total).
Secondary goals are the ones that will be prioritised away if I, for whatever reason, cannot work on all goals on a given day.

New Main Goals

New Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day)
  • Evaporating clouds (learn basics and practice making some each week)
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)

Timeplan

Starting 2020-04-23 and ending 2020-05-21 (4 weeks).
On 2020-04-22: evaluate and post new goals.


Edit 2020-04-23:
– I added a Color Code to my goals so that I can easily see if I am working on them or not.

Edit 2020-04-25:
– Changed goal details to be more specific and less vague: “YesNo philosophy (post questions and discuss with Alisa on weekly basis)” –> “YesNo philosophy (ask and discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week)”.
– Added “Log Goal Goals” to My FI Learning Log.

Edit 2020-05-02:
– Updated programming goal from “about 2 chapters / week” to “minimum 2 chapters / week”
– Updated YESNO goal from “ask and discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week” to “post & discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week”.
– Updated blog goal from “minimum 2 posts / week” to “minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week”