Ran or organised 11 (one every month bar January) rationality dojos for the Less Wrong Sydney group.
Went along to the second Less Wrong Australia mega-meetup in Jindabyne. Thanks to Tim for the lift there, and Gavin for the lift back!
Ran a successful experiment on breaking the dojo format up into smaller sessions led by different people. I highly recommend this format to anyone else running similar events. Engagement is higher, and a lot more material gets covered.
Second visit to Taste of Sydney.
Went with some friends to see Mingus Amongst Us play.
I've wanted to see live jazz ever since I watched Treme.
A long time coming, I finally made it out of Australia.
Went snorkelling at the rock pool at Coogee Beach.
I've given blood before, but never plasma or platelets. Due to a booking mixup, regular blood was off the table. It's an interesting experience watching a mission remove your blood, separate it, and then pump what's left back into you.
Read about it many times, but finally played it when my cousins brought it with them for Boxing Day lunch.
Had my card details stolen and used to steal several thousand dollars at remote ATMs. Not very fun, but all in all, it could have been a lot worse.
Finished the Khan academy course on Linear Algebra. I'd need some significant practice before I could actually use it, but it's good to have another learnt model in the mental toolkit.
Relaunched Illuminosity, and created this website!
Not a very good one (Casa de Mi Padre), but this one is more about the accomplishment than the experience.
Made it through the Khan academy lessons on probability & statistics.
I've been doing foxtrot lessons since about March 2014, but it wasn't until the end of 2015 that the foxtrot finally started to click for me. There's still a long way to go, but it's very gratifying to get it, at last.
If nothing else had been accomplished in 2015, this alone would make the year worth it. Realising some long-standing problems I'd been having were due to lactose intolerance, and better yet, could be fixed by taking some inexpensive tablets before eating has been a huge improvement in my quality of life.
Went on a trip to San Francisco. My first time out of Australia!
Meals I've never cooked before
Tried out the Food Truck Jam — not the best experience; I prefer my food events without one hour queues.
Back down to Melbourne for Owen & Fran's wedding. Special thanks to Devin and family for hosting me for a night.
New foods tried during the year.
Went to the second Less Wrong Sydney Summer Solstice celebration.