Chicken scratch

For less half-baked and more polished exposition, check out my blog posts. Chicken

Because not all posts are publication-worthy. Not all ideas are fully baked, not all words are written, yet all trash should be put on the internet.

Writing a software contract

I’ve been working on starting a software collective, and spend a nontrivial amount of time doing non-technical things (namely discussions with clients and reading contracts). Here are some of the key points I’ve found so far, and what feels intuitive.

Notes on Freelancing/Agency

Sites Toptal Upwork 20%, 10%, 5% Turing Trash: TripleByte Pros of sites invoicing social proof + testimonimals how much tax?

A summer in Auckland, New Zealand

I bought a one-way ticket to Auckland, New Zealand. With this one-way ticket, is also a two week mandatory quarantine period. This post will document my journey. Phone and data plan Vodafone NZ top-up Get currency and a way to withdraw Schwab

Working Holiday Visas for Digital Nomads

Something I’ve been thinking about as a dual citizen is what opportunities I have to travel. I want to move places and be a serial drifter, more than a true nomad but less than an expat.

Useful things to learn


Sci-fi List

I really enjoy reading sci-fi, and want to start to compile a list, and eventually an encyclopedia/knowledge engine of ideas and technologies present in each. This is also what I class as sci-fi, others, including original artist themselves may beg to differ.

TLDR: The Original Bitcoin Whitepaper

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System One-Liner Bitcoin is an anonymous digital coin that changes hands based on unique cryptographic keys, validated through a decentralized distributed (P2P) ledger that A) is publicly-run by transaction chronology verification from decentralized volunteer compute nodes that solve a “proof-of-work” (proof of this node’s goodwill) in exchange for the coin itself and B) incentivizes actors with malicious intent to support the system because it is more profitable for them to perform A rather than attack it (antifragile).


I’m going to add another level of granularity to the notes of my website: Zettelkasten. I think there’s a strong case this will improve my learning and production. Blog posts are polished, well-researched, peer-reviewed pieces that take 15-20 hours to write.

Active learning for video (Iteration)

Put your money where your mouth is and build out this prototype. This will be a YouTube video annotator. You watch a longer YouTube clip, you want to index it, get the meat out of it, so you can re-watch it yourself, or share a set of clips seamlessly to a friend.

Blog categorization ideas

This blog is about passing things along, as I’ve benefitted greatly from what others have offered on the internet. My degrees might as well have been from Google or John’s blog or Hacker News.