email | s.0.x.51@protonmail.com
xmpp | x51@creep.im
irc (2600net, gnome, etc.) | some form of x51 (usually s0nx51)
finger | x51@happynetbox.com
gitlab | s0nx51
gemini | ~x51


---// quote

"man 'knows,' which is why he is always two: his life and his knowing."


---// projects

name description
hckr.fyi Information portal for hackers, programmers, and makers. Currently hosting a experimental gemini server.


---// book reviews

book rating review
The Boy Who Could Change the World by Aaron Swartz *** Collection of blog posts and essays. Not the best read, but offers insight into Swartz's thoughts from different years in this life.
Time Loops by Eric Wargo *** Starts slow. Then ramps up to a mind-blowing hypothesis. Slow again. Then Philip K. Dick. The hypothesis makes a lot of logical sense though.
The Red Web by Andrei Soldatov & Irina Borogan ***** This is the gold standard for the history of Russian telecoms and Internet—the growth of technology through the lens of Russian geopolitics.
The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti *** Introduction into the philosophy of pessimism. Starts and ends strong, but drags long throughout the middle. Ligotti is most comfortable analyzing Lovecraft, Shelley, Conrad, etc., but seems less so in his philosophical arguments.
The STEMpunk Project by Trent Fowler *** Short, blog post-like collection (self-published by the author) of meta-learning techniques that borders on metaphysics, and contains a very small handful of gems.
Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality by Dr. Ronald L. Mallett **** An emotional biography about one man's attempt to build a working time machine to visit his deceased father in the past.