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