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A city is not a tree

Feb 22, 2019

While reading Christopher Alexander’s amazing essay “A City is Not a Tree” I was reminded of a page in one of my old notebooks. On that page I had taken some notes on some amazing computer science (and related) dissertations that might form the basis for a personal program design gestalt.1 In this post I’ll […]

The best things and stuff of 2018

Jan 2, 2019 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2018. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog-posts / articles read One Windows Kernel – While I’m also a sucker for all things osdev1, my […]


Nov 27, 2018 some comments

While listening to Starboy by The Weekend I’m reminded about some codebases that I have to dive into more deeply. When reading codebases, be they for fun or profit, I tend to take a systematic approach to exposing them, described as: Get it building and running – not always as easy as it should/could be. […]


Oct 25, 2018 some comments

As I listen to “Soup” by Can I’m reminded of the time when Alan Kay took some time to post on Hacker News addressing his thoughts and ideas about object-oriented programming. For raw context read the original thread, but in this post I’ll attempt to annotate some of what was posted. For the purpose of […]


Oct 17, 2018 one comment

As I listen to “Monster” by Steppenwolf I’m reminded of my mother. Earlier this year she passed away due to complications from an infection. As a kid I was surrounded by music. My mother was alone in raising me for a large portion of my early childhood and as a result we spent a lot […]

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