My name is Alexander Nicholi. I am an American computer scientist residing in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, where I spent a fair part of my upbringing. On September 1st, 2016, I founded a software company online that would come to be known as ARQADIUM; On December 7th,
1941, a day which will live on in infamy, 2017, I got married to my wonderful husband, whom I live with to this day. I have other projects both newer and older which you can find below, and I serve tables at a local pizza sushi cocktail bar. When I’m not slaving away, my pastimes include dining out, cycling, and peoplewatching. Beyond that, the rest are a conversation away! The best place to find me these days is on Twitter. I am also active on Discord, particularly the guild for ARQADIUM. You can also reach me by [encrypted] mail by sending to ‘me’ at my personal domain. ;-)
A practical lesson learned from the decay of IRC networks.
Is it really the end of monopoly and tyranny, or something else altogether?
The code we write is increasingly dependent on the infrastructure that only exists in “the cloud”.
Software has steadily been getting worse. Here’s what it looks like and why.
The difficulty of motivating my fundamental research with sustainable computing.
A new paradigm for scalably sustainable systems programming.
A thorough benchmark comparison of GZip, BZip2, LZMA/2, LZ4 and LZO algorithms.
An essay to assert what I have learned from my research about the fundamental nature of computers.
My experiences with novel issues in Golang, and a failed attempt at applying Scala.
A criticism of the state of modern computing, and a prescription for a return to problem solving.
His name was Jan Sloot, his system was called the Sloot Digital Coding System, and I believe I have independently rediscovered what he created, under the name OAM.
A closer examination of how the authors of programming languages foster unbalanced relationships with their users.
Originally conceptualised by Dan Garfield. Paraphrased and reformatted here.
A case study in the relationship of performance and memory management, and risks posed to the scientific method in computing.
I don’t see a path out of here without somebody else coming along and giving a damn too.
As every great friendship of mine begins, ours started with a great bounty of mutual candidness.
I was so captivated by it all that it has become the greatest story I was ever told.
A good understanding about the severity of the crisis need not beckon existential dread.
There is a primordial field of reeds, in an endless expanse of unforgiving desert and dust.
A collection from Twitter to characterise NiceRx before it is inevitably mischaracterised by others.
…the belief that power is not only mutable, but also a static property of those who have it and those who do not…
The Western white collar working world finds itself very occupied with human equity at the office, often in an intersectional sense. What’s the point?
One of the steps we are to take in pursuit of Universal Unification, showing we are more similar than different to the world around us.