My name is Alexander Nicholi. I am an American computer scientist residing in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, where I spent a good part of my upbringing, but I also take extended visits to Southeast Asia, as my family is there. As of 2017 I am happily married, and since 2016 I have led a software development company called Arqadium. At the dawn of 2019, I began working on my biggest passion project, HALO, and I also serve tables at a local
pizza sushi parlour. When I’m not slaving away, my pastimes include dining out, cycling, and peoplewatching. Beyond that, the rest are a conversation away! You can find me on Twitter directly, or you can find me on Discord by joining Arqadium’s Discord guild. In the case those services have bit the dust, you can also find me on Arqadium’s Mastodon instance, Freenode IRC with handle
#arqadium), and over [encrypted] mail by sending to ‘me’ at my personal domain. ;-)
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.
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.