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.

So that’s what that feels like.


Holy god, Mother Russia is weird.

What a way to go.

Hey, I bought a four-year-old Powershot! And boy, does it look like it.


Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987.

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