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Murphyjitsu

TagLast edit: 22 Apr 2022 9:36 UTC by Styrke
In the course of making plans, Murphyjitsu is the practice of strengthening plans by repeatedly envisioning and defending against failure modes until you would be shocked to see it fail. Here’s the basic setup of Murphyjitsu:
1. Make a plan.
2. Imagine that you’ve passed the deadline and find out that the plan failed.
3. If you’re shocked in this scenario, you’re done.
4. Otherwise, simulate the most likely failure mode, defend against it, and repeat.

-alkjash, Hammertime Day 10: Murphyjitsu

See also

Ham­mer­time Day 10: Murphyjitsu

alkjash7 Feb 2018 18:40 UTC
44 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Train­ing Regime Day 4: Murphyjitsu

Mark Xu18 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
22 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Unit Test Everything

DirectedEvolution29 Sep 2022 18:12 UTC
29 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

Mur­phyjitsu: an In­ner Si­mu­la­tor algorithm

CFAR!Duncan30 Jun 2022 21:50 UTC
54 points
21 comments11 min readLW link

Mur­phy’s Quest Ch 3: Murphyjitsu

alkjash5 Mar 2018 2:40 UTC
16 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Think­ing Fast and Hard

Jacob Falkovich13 May 2019 19:58 UTC
26 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 22: Mur­phyjitsu 2

Mark Xu26 Apr 2020 20:18 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

In­stru­men­tal Ra­tion­al­ity 2: Plan­ning 101

lifelonglearner6 Oct 2017 14:23 UTC
17 points
4 comments14 min readLW link

When you already know the an­swer—Us­ing your In­ner Simulator

Neel Nanda23 Feb 2021 17:58 UTC
38 points
4 comments11 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Pre­mortem as com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vice (e.g. in re­la­tion­ship)

becausecurious4 Apr 2022 18:53 UTC
8 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Failure modes in a shard the­ory al­ign­ment plan

Thomas Kwa27 Sep 2022 22:34 UTC
24 points
2 comments7 min readLW link