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Long Walks at the Airport

Terminal B of the Salt Lake City airport is unique among the airport terminals I’ve been to. Perhaps as an homage to Utah’s love of nature, this destination features a...

Abstraction and Problem Solving

Here’s a contention that you may or may not agree with:

Thoughts on Futarchy

Democracy, the way we know it, has a lot of problems. Many Americans are now reporting record levels of discontent with the government, in a pattern echoed across other democratic...

Writing reliable software in a service-oriented architecture

In the process of starting a startup – and writing code to make it work – I’ve read a lot of advice. Thanks to the internet, we can now access...

The Third Bowl: Building Online Communities Centered Around Connection

Obesity, smoking, and alcohol are the typical targets of a United States Surgeon General. Dr. Vivek Murthy, however, realized that, outside of these well-publicized dangers, many of the problems he...

Exploration and Exploitation: Finding Consistency Across Business, Personality, and Food

Imagine you’re a comedian, debating between two routines. The first is a safe bet, a tried-and-true routine where the audience is guaranteed to laugh. The second, however, is more experimental,...