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Some vague ideas on building a secure email service

A secure email service should not only encrypt messages end-to-end, but also meta-data. It should work without disclosing senders and recipients to third parties, and work asynchronously. Here is a possible solution.

Another Perversion of Human Thought Processes

My first word was… GOTO. At least as far as programming languages are concerned. It turns out that GOTO captures a fundemental thing about how our computers work, and how our minds don’t work.

Don’t Care about Meaning

Here’s a short email exchange with Caryn, on the common mix-up of meaning and relevance, kept for myself and posteriority.

The plight of nerds

Science and IT are full of nerds, and nerds seem to have some distinct things that set them apart from other people. What makes nerds nerdy?