Productivity during a pandemic

The abrupt switch to working from home utterly destroyed my routines and with them my ability to get anything done. A long period of floundering later, I realized the problem wasn’t fixing itself and I needed to be more deliberate about my approach. This post contains some suggestions to hopefully help you work more effectively from home.

Gram matrix intuition

Recently I came across the Gram matrix and was trying to understand what it meant intuitively. Like most of my attempts to understand new mathematical concepts intuitively, the process quickly became recursive as the definitions relied on other terms I was unfamiliar with.