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Piano Lessons

The little town I grew up in did not have any music schools. What it did often have, was a friend who knew someone who knew something about music. That friend would sometimes also know if the person they know are willing to teach you music in exchange for a ...

Open Source Retreat: Afterword

As I wrap up my time with Stripe's Open Source Retreat, I have quite some things to be thankful for. (Also, I just always wanted to give a thank-you speech.) So here goes:

I am grateful to Glyph Lefkowitz, Ying Li, and Christopher Armstrong for their long-suffering patience and ...

TLS and Python: Stripe Open Source Retreat

Programmed to Receive

Earlier this year, Stripe announced an Open Source Retreat in which it offered to fund development on a couple of open source projects for 3 months. I sent in a proposal to work on a pure-python implementation of the TLS protocol and got selected. As a result ...

Heads Up, San Francisco!

I will be visiting San Francisco this August and staying until November, spending my days working on a TLS v1.2 implementation in Python, using existing crypto math, thanks to Stripe's Open Source Retreat. Keep an eye out for a blog post with more details on that.

I just ...

The Reactor Part 2: Because It Reacts

Once Glyph had asked me "Do you know why the reactor is called a reactor?"
I could only think of one very simple (too simple, perhaps) answer and concluded that maybe I'm just not wise enough to come up with something more insightful. But as it turned out, it ...