A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
How To Understand Non-Self: Buddhism And Conway's Game Of Life
John Conway's Game of Life is a math puzzle that gives us insights into the Buddha's teaching of anatman.
Review: The Scout Mindset
Julia Galef's book points out the dangers of motivated reasoning, and encourages us to be skeptical of ourselves.
Paper review: Paxos vs Raft
Which consensus algorithm will win?
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Aragog: Scalable Runtime Verification of Shardable Networked Systems
An efficient invariant checker for network protocols.
Pegasus: Tolerating Skewed Workloads in Distributed Storage with In-Network Coherence Directories
A clever research paper describing a rack-sized distributed KV store.
Gertrude Berg Armstrong Davis was an industrious homemaker and affectionate sister.
Give Something Away to a Stranger
Rich countries and drug firms are acting selfishly during the pandemic. Selfishness is natural, but we can strengthen our universal goodwill through training.
Nighttime meditation in East River Park
November 28, 2020. Members of the Village Zendo meditating outdoors at night in Manhattan's East River Park.
These Unreliable United States
We're shocked how fragile our country is, but Buddha told us nothing lasts. We can rely only on the truth. A talk at Village Zendo, November 8, 2020.