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 — You Should Be Excited About NLP!
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
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?
Autonomous vehicles could lead to safer roads. I discuss what may happen when things go wrong.
There Will Be Blood – Ranking Tarantino's Filmography
I objectively rank Quentin Tarantino's entire filmography based on my subjective opinions.
Do You Use the Web? Get a Password Manager
Encouraging people to protect and power up their passwords online.
On Opening Worlds – The Majesty of Exploration
Why well-designed exploration makes for better open-world games.
Finding Your “Calling”
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
Web3 has given rise to new dominant, centralized platforms. Here's why.
Have Smartphones Changed Our Lives for the Better?
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
Oodles of programming-themed Wordles, including variants on gameplay and the language they're coded in.
Why Are So Many Programmers Runners?
Contemplating the overlap of people (including me!) that enjoy two seemingly very different activities.
We Just Recreated Cable – The Splintering of Streaming
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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