Archive for April, 2006

Trust Metrics

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

I have started a page on how I think distributed trust metrics could bring a sort of perfect information politics.. the same way free markets are contrasted to anticompetitive monopolies. It’s seriously patchy and incomplete right now, I am open to suggestions for improvement. You can find it on the right side of this page, under “Pages”.

Update (4/30/2006):
I’ve found the platform I want to do this on:

MIT ROCSA name change software

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

I’ve made the python scripts I wrote for counting the MIT ROCSA name referendum votes available here:


Monday, April 24th, 2006

Went with CF to a concert today at the Boston Symphony Hall. The first time I’ve ever stepped into the place. The acoustics were pretty good (they had to be, I heard everything quite clearly and we were almost all the way at the back) but the seats were less than comfortable. I had been told that Bach was on the program. (more…)

Notions of Freedom

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I went to Frank Hsieh’s talk today at MIT. He has really set self-determinism right at the center of his message, which is refreshingly principled in the light of how populist most Taiwanese politics tends to be. The thought process which he exposed really impressed me – he has a few axioms, being the goals (self-determinism and self-preservation) and a few heuristics for achieving those goals (his so called ‘mutualism’). Everything else is up for discussion because it is all derived. Beautiful, I say. (more…)

Not Found

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I had deleted the default post on the blogging software, and so the front page got replaced by the following message:

Not Found

Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

It’s very zen, don’t you think? The message of my life, almost.