New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.
I’m not using a REPL. I’m just evaluating, evaluating, evaluating all day long. It’s very easy to get separatist about this environment. Meanwhile everyone else has shipped their websites and gone out for dinner to celebrate their acquihiresition while I’m sitting home at 2AM trying to understand the spiritual essence of “conj.”

More detail than you ever cared to know about the NES implementation of Tetris, as well as details on training an AI to play Tetris.

Tame Impala - Lonerism - “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards



after the old memes have been resurrected, the first horseman, advice dog, will rise again to end them

behold, a pale horse


Does no one remember the Invisible Pink Unicorn of yesteryear (blessed be her name)?

Also, Invisible Pink Unicorn is an autocapitalized phrase in iOS!

This Home Depot has a cat.


Soviet space propaganda posters, 1958-1963

“I am happy - this is my work joining the work of my republic”

“Soviet man – be proud, you opened the road to stars from Earth!”

“We will open the distant worlds!”

“Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!”

“We were born to make the fairy tale come true!”

“Socialism is our launching pad”

“Conquer space!”

“Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!”

“Through the worlds and ages.”

“In the name of peace and progress!”