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2021

Running shirtless at -3°C.

On curing sadness with cold showers, excess with Cynicism, and madness with veganism. And if you can't go vegan, eat the rich.

Money corrupts; bitcoin corrupts absolutely.

Disregarding all of bitcoin's shortcomings, a financial instrument that brings out the worst in people—greed—won't change the world for the better.

Google couldn't sign me in, so I signed out, indefinitely.

How Google's insidious behavior led me to find superior alternatives.

2020

I wish I never bought bitcoin.

Bitcoin incentivizes greed. It robbed me from my childlike curiosity and fascination for science. Bitcoin is the biggest inadvertent pyramid scheme ever and blockchain is snake oil. Take your spam elsewhere.

Ad blocking, or how to use the Web properly.

Because marketing and advertising has ruined the World Wide Web.

2019

Work less, play more!

This text was originally written for the magazine Zoeklicht. I omitted one paragraph about bitcoin because I do not support it anymore.

Wasted my life on distractions.

This struck me at the age of 28 while attending my lifelong friend’s public doctoral defense. What follows is a mishmash of events that got me here.

< 2016

Quora answers.

I used to be a frequent user of Quora, but deleted my account when it became hard to distinguish genuine from advertised content. Anyway, my answer about Salman Khan was one of the most popular with over a million views.

Shared

Mowing the lawn is a plague upon society, humanity, and yourself. Stop the madness.

Sharing this because I couldn't agree more, and to save the content since I think the hosting website is due for failure [blockchain nonsense].

Why search for prime numbers?

Found these articles to be remarkably inspirational. Since one of them has been accidentally deleted before, because the site became unmaintained, I decided to save them for posterity. My suggestion got it featured on the main website.