My upcoming & recent presentations.

My interview with The National, a leading English-language print newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.

My interview with AI Time Journal, touching on privacy and on-device AI, open publication instead of patents, building a dream team, fostering a culture of extreme ownership, and more.

My interview for the Meet the Team blog series, published on the Aurora Labs blog.

My interview for the Humans of NEAR blog series, published on the NEAR Protocol ecosystem blog.

I present and discuss my work on Sworn, the Clarity compiler for SmartWeave.

I present my work on Clarc, the Clarity compiler for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

My guest appearance on a special episode of the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast regarding the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. (4h27m)

My guest appearance on a special episode of the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast regarding the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. (2h58m)

How to build a neural network from scratch to recognize handwritten numbers with excellent accuracy.

How to get started with Nerves by building a home security system running on a Raspberry Pi.

An examination of some force multipliers to reduce the cognitive load of polyglot programming.

My talk at the Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2017 (HCPP17) conference.

An introduction to the Nerves embedded framework based on a live-action wargame involving drones.


My scribblings on various topics.


My response to Marc Andreessen’s Techno-Optimist Manifesto, wherein I highlight the city-state of Dubai as the epitome of techno-optimism and mankind’s first large-scale terraforming project.

Here follows a brief history of the little-known subarctic origins of the Molotov cocktail in the epic Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-40. It is a true tale of a people who stood up to the depredations of an evil empire, and, against all odds, prevailed. Along the way you’ll gain a pretty good idea of what exactly the Finnish word “sisu” means, despite English lacking an exact and equivalent translation.

This is a transcript of Prof. Joseph Peden’s 50-minute lecture “Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire” given at the Seminar on Money and Government in Houston, Texas on October 27, 1984. The original audio recording is available courtesy of the Mises Institute. I have commissioned this transcript in the hope that you may find it as interesting and educational as I did.

My Road to Lisp survey response, which lays out, in some detail, how I came to be a smug Lisp weenie.


My book reviews.

Book summary of The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma in Ukrainian.

⭑⭑⭒⭒⭒ More a product of its environment than a root cause analysis that will stand the test of time.

⭑⭑⭒⭒⭒ An encomium to empire, deliberately and carefully selective with its facts.

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ A roller-coaster of a cyberpunk thriller, and a compelling vision of hackable wetware.

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Near-future hard science fiction at its finest, this is the ultimate marooned-on-an-island yarn.