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Wy'east trip report
June 1, 2021
Wy'east - better known by its colonizer name, Mount Hood - is an 11249' stratovolcano situated just southeast of Portland, OR, in the Cascade Arc. Towering over the surrounding landscape, its comparatively high elevation and relatively low bar to entry made it an attractive objective for my first real ski mountaineering objective...
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What is backcountry skiing?
March 9, 2021
Author's note: this began as a Twitter thread that spiraled out of control - if it's written a little strangely, that's why. If you've ever talked to me for more than a minute, you've likely heard me talk about the main passion in my life...
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Monads Made Simple
July 8, 2018
Monadic programming is something I've run across often but never understood. And really, how could anyone? Just take a look at the Haskell Wiki's description. Haskell's Control.Monad class is easily the most widespread use of monadic programming...
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A Gentle Intro to PLT
June 10, 2018
Programming Language Theory (PLT) is an extremely rich subject with a relatively high bar to entry. Most of the literature is written for a reader already well versed in the subject; it's hard to find a tractable introduction...
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