I am a child of the digital era. As an awkward, wayward preteen, I understood math better than I understood people. Kids are cruel but math follows predictable logic. I didn’t know it then but this was to be important training for the future.

Order

Human knowledge is the practical codification…


A mesh network is a local, non-hierarchical network in which all nodes on it have the capacity to reorganize to maintain optimal network efficiency. It is a self-organizing system. They are decentralized, preferring mechanisms of self-healing over top-level controller routing. A mesh network is a type of specific, physical network…


Lingchi was an actual method of torture, resulting in execution, whereby a person was slowly killed by being administered thousands of small incisions across their body over several hours. Metaphorically, the phrase, “death by a thousand cuts” represents how a large number of small problems can accumulate to cause a…


My first serious girlfriend, Katrina, was the bee’s knees. We were both born on the same day, thirty minutes apart. She came from Salina, Kansas. On our shared eighteenth birthday, in 1988, we bought our first lottery tickets. Neither were winners. She used to get worked up about small choices…

Matthew Barton

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