Davis Remmel

About

My primary goal is to discover as much as possible about the Universe, by tearing it apart and building (often computational) models. Sometimes, I write about my findings in Posts and Projects. I am an enthusiastic proponent of Free Software: one can't have a free society without it.

I like to see a site as simple as can be:
few images or styling, just plain old text posts, please.

Computing is my passion, driving my inspiration, philosophical and (anti-)spiritual beliefs. Currently, I hack in Smalltalk and Python in my private life, but I'm a capable programmer in lots of ALGOL-like languages, as well as document markup languages. My favorite languages are those which recurse and reflect, because I find their symmetry and semantics simple, and therefore beautiful.

I live in Milwaukee, WI, trying to envision my ideal reality, identifying the differences, and nudging the present direction here and there. I am not working my dream job. The need for economic stability means I currently work at a data center services company. They are nice enough to give me some autonomy, although the real work I want to perform is the kind of research that takes 8 years of thinking, without any interest in making products or profits. These kind of research dollars have mostly dried up, plus the cost of entering academia is prohibitively high. By myself, I manage to get by with an industrial workbench in my living room, dreaming of access to sophisticated equipment and larger spaces.

Contact

Please send mail to d@visr.me. My public key's fingerprint is 07DA 3404 774D AB37 130B EA84 4DAF F3F0 C0EB 75B6 (find the key through a third-party).

Small posts

Below is where I put interesting things I find on the Web.

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