Here are some blog articles, I've written. I write about anything from code to cancer.

Five Ways I Deal with Writer's Block

28 April, 2024

Some coping mechanisms I've developped over the years of staring at the blinking cursor.

On Mastodon-powered Blog Comments

23 February, 2024

This blog has a comment section and it's powered by ActivityPub pixies. I share some thoughts about the pros and cons.

Maybe don't use Blake3 on Short Inputs

15 January, 2024

I needed to hash some relatively short data (the length of an English word) and couldn't really find any benchmarks that fit my purpose. So, I ran them myself, and some of the results were actually kind of surprising to me.

Mr. Robot Hides Data on Audio Disks, And So Can You! (Season 3 Spoilers)

26 December, 2017

Mr. Robot hides RSA keys in images hidden in an audio CD, and it’s a little involved. I go through the step-by-step details, and some suggestions on how to improve it.

Quick n' Dirty Protein/DNA Low-Complexity Masking Implementation

30 January, 2017

I explain how to identify regions of DNA/Protein that repeat themselves or are made of few nucleic/amino acids, and implement a simple solution in Python.

Quantifying the Trump & Obama Inauguration Crowds

23 January, 2017

There's been much ado about how many people attempted the Trump & Obama inaugurations. I take a crack at estimating the crowd size with the power of math!