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(In)Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

Thomas Redding and Morgan Redding.

What are your credentials?

We're both software engineers with double majors in math and computer science. We're both intelligent and curious, but hold no advanced degrees.

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). At

How can I contact you?

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

How much does this cost

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

Wikipedia contributors. (2020, December 22). Red letter edition. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:44, March 15, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Red_letter_edition&oldid=995770009 App Engine Pricing. https://cloud.google.com/appengine/pricing