Mindless Algorithm

A blog for someone who sometimes writes

Thoughts on my personality

October 22, 2021

This is likely of interest only to myself and a few others. It’s always interesting to think about what traits are foundational to a person…

UFOs are probably nothing

July 10, 2021

The point of this post that I want readers to take more than anything else is that the recent rash of UFO interest is not unprecedented and…

What's the plot?

March 01, 2021

Inspired by Katja and Anders’ posts on this topic. I will try not to repeat anything they say, or at least do so as briefly as possible…

2020 Donations

December 21, 2020

TL;DR: I’m giving away £35k this year. £3.5k to SCI and the remainder to the Long Term Future Fund I normally write myself a few pages on…

Phone Call UX

July 03, 2020

Like so many young people I hate making and receiving phone calls. Various apps (WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Hangouts) have supplanted them for…

Covid Vaccine Trial - Second Visit

June 28, 2020

See my previous post for more details The evening of my previous appointment I got the antibody blood test back through the hospital’s…

Covid Vaccine Trial - First Visit

June 26, 2020

Oxford university is running a phase II/III trial for their vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 - hereafter CHAD). I heard about it on Twitter and…

Anxiety

July 13, 2019

I have generalised anxiety disorder with panic attacks. The main triggers for me are related to social situations and unfamiliar situations…

Mars as an x-risk reduction strategy

June 01, 2019

Note: I rediscovered this post on the EA forum which is probably where I got most of my inspiration from, the comments are better than this…

Purpose

May 14, 2019

This blog is intended for me to write about roughly whatever comes into my head. This may include content on Effective Altruism and the far…

Postal UX

May 14, 2019

Every day I get letters through the door, despite my attempts to redirect everything I can into email. Packages are a constant battle to be…