(In)Frequently Asked Questions

What are your credentials?

We're both software engineers with double majors in math and computer science. So... none.

What is this site?

This is basically a collection of our thoughts. I find that writing these essays makes my thinking more effective by encouraging structured thinking, enforcing a high standard before I accept ideas, and providing a record so I don't retread the same ground repeatedly.

Note: this site is not a blog:

  • There is no RSS feed.
  • I frequently go back and edit what I've written.
  • Many posts have "This page is a work in progress." at the top.
  • These pages are written with the goal of helping me think and remember. I do not spend much effort on polish (e.g. making them engaging to read; fixing typos; etc)

In my narcissism, I like to think a few people will find this content interesting enough to peruse.

Why is some text red?

Text in red represents the conclusion of a meta-analysis or literature review. This idea comes from the practice of representing Jesus' words in red Red letter edition. Meta-analyses and literature reviews aren't literally holy script, but in terms of truth-seeking they're as close as we get.

Note, some pages almost exclusively cite meta-analyses and literature reviews (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). I note at the top that I abandon this convention on these pages to make reading them less distracting.

How can I contact you?

You can reach me via email (thomas [at] redding [dot] dev), Facebook, Reddit.

How much does this cost

The domain costs me $12 per year (plus tax), and hosting costs about $1 more.

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