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I've written 19 posts about tech, programming, policy, and anything else that interests me. Search my archives below for a specific post.

Forget Web3 β€” You Should Be Excited About NLP!

Forget Web3 β€” You Should Be Excited About NLP!

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From essays to art, I discuss the exciting possibilites and challenges within the space of natural language processing.

AI Ethics and Westworld: the Contrast between Artificial and Authentic Life

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Through HBO's Westworld I discuss consciousness, moral status, free will, cloning, sex robots, and if any of it matters.

Who Should Be Responsible for Accidents by Driverless Cars?

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Autonomous vehicles could lead to safer roads. I discuss what may happen when things go wrong.

There Will Be Blood – Ranking Tarantino's Filmography

There Will Be Blood – Ranking Tarantino's Filmography

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I objectively rank Quentin Tarantino's entire filmography based on my subjective opinions.

Do You Use the Web? Get a Password Manager

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Encouraging people to protect and power up their passwords online.

On Opening Worlds – The Majesty of Exploration

On Opening Worlds – The Majesty of Exploration

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Why well-designed exploration makes for better open-world games.

Finding Your β€œCalling”

Finding Your β€œCalling”

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Do you have anything that you enjoy doing? What do you want to do for the rest of your life?

The Centralization of Decentralization – Why Blockchain Isn’t Being Used To Eliminate Platforms

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Web3 has given rise to new dominant, centralized platforms. Here's why.

Have Smartphones Changed Our Lives for the Better?

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Considering the massive ramifications of the smartphone and if it has been a net positive for society.

Hello Wordle – From Linux SYSCalls to SHA-256 Hashes, I Compiled Every Programming-related Wordle

Hello Wordle – From Linux SYSCalls to SHA-256 Hashes, I Compiled Every Programming-related Wordle

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Oodles of programming-themed Wordles, including variants on gameplay and the language they're coded in.

Why Are So Many Programmers Runners?

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Contemplating the overlap of people (including me!) that enjoy two seemingly very different activities.

We Just Recreated Cable – The Splintering of Streaming

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As the number of streaming services has proliferated, we've entered a world in which the future of streaming appears familiar.

Stop Using TODO for Everything

Stop Using TODO for Everything

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Encouraging programmers to stop using 'TODO' for everything in their comments that requires them to do something later.

5 Years of Brewing - Rating 48 Commander Decks

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I examine the many MTG Commander (EDH) decks I've built (or, mostly, proxied) over the last 5 years.

Ranking the MCU – A Formula That Works

Ranking the MCU – A Formula That Works

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With over two dozen movies and countless heroes, I discuss my favorite films from this impressive cinematic universe.

How To Audit a Class Online – Learn From Free University Courses

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I discuss learning on the web, methods for choosing a topic and course, tips to consider when conducting your audit, and more! Learn how to successfully audit public college computer science courses on the web.

Rousing Reads – My Top 5 Fiction Novels of 2021

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I discuss some of the most enjoyable fantasy/sci-fi/historical fiction books I read in 2021.

Rock With Regex – Learn Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes

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Regular expressions are a powerful tool that can be used to search, replace, and manipulate text. Learn how to use them to power up your programming!

All About Git: Power Up Your Programming With Version Control

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Git is an essential tool in any programmer's skillset that keeps a record of your work, drastically improves collaboration, and looks great on your resume. Learn how you can utilize it to power up your programming!

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