With luck, this site will someday host a quality collection of effective-altruist and rationalist essays, plus acting as a hub for my literary analysis of games like Braid and The Witness, among others. For now, things are still very much under construction.
Eventually this section will host a LessWrong-style sequence of posts about values and the human condition, in light of facts of the universe like the pervasiveness of darwinian competition, the threat of death, etc.
RecentExistential Risk & Peter Thiel's 'Optimistic' Investment Thesis
I analyze Thiel's investment strategy, using ideas like X-risk and the anthropic principle.Collection of 'Braid' and 'The Witness' interviews, articles, etc.
My curated collection of all the best analysis out there.Examining 'The Witness'
A deep dive into the philosophy of Jonathan Blow's masterpiece.The Meanings of Braid: Six Variations on Reality
Analyzing the mood, setting, and mechanics of the acclaimed time-travel puzzle game.
X-Risk & Peter Thiel's "Optimistic" Investment Thesis
- I analyze Thiel's investment strategy, using ideas like X-risk and the anthropic principle.
Nuclear Strategy in a Semi-Vulnerable World
- What if all you needed for a nuke was the raw uranium?
Eventually this section will host some personal notes about managing finances, how I think about health/diet/etc, disaster preparedness, and thoughts on how to make big life decisions.
Games, Movies, Sci-Fi
Examining 'The Witness'
- A deep dive into the philosophy of Jonathan Blow's masterpiece.
'Chrono Trigger' Short Story
- Six perspectives on determinism, free will, and purpose.
Braid Mod 'More Now Than Ever'
- My own fan-sequel with new puzzles, writing, and music.
Meanings of 'Braid': Six Variations on Reality
- Analyzing the mood, setting, and mechanics of the acclaimed time-travel puzzle game.
Meanings of 'Braid': Four Meditations on The Princess
- Plot twists & fan theories. Enumerating Her divine attributes.
Collection of 'Braid' and 'The Witness' interviews, articles, etc.
- My curated collection of all the best analysis out there.