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Flash loans

What would you do if you could borrow a near unlimited amount of money, only need to pay the interest, and not need to provide any collateral? Sure, we have something like that with credit cards, at an outrageous interest rate, and with fairly small credit limits. But what if I’d give you this non-collateralized […]

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Wrapping NFTs for fun and less tax

I’m sure many of us have heard of, or are familiar with, companies buying and selling property. Instead of some human owning it directly, they might own the property through a firm they set up. There are many reasons why this structure might be used, but tax is certainly one of these reasons. I’ve previously […]

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ARM, Nvidia, RISC-V, Intel

Over the last few years we’ve been seeing an interesting case of The Innovator’s Dilemma playing out. The case is ARM, and how it through smartphones have grown from energy efficient but comparably slow CPUs, into something which is turning to an overall better choice for general use CPUs. Looking at how Apple is moving […]

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On the beauty of programming languages

Lately I’ve been slowly reading “Graffiti Kings: New York Transit Art of the 1970s” by Jack Stewart. I’m reading it because I’ve always been a fan of pop art, and as I’ve started to understand more about its context during its period, I also want to understand graffiti and street art better. For me this […]

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Laptop battery insights

Back in 2016 I mentioned that I started tracking my laptop battery statistics on my then new MBP. Well, now that laptop has reached EOL, with its batteries getting swollen and the fan often running a bit fast, probably due to all the dust inside it. While I didn’t have any complaints about the overall […]