Some thoughts from (and on) a free education in computer science and related topics.

I started writing about self-studies in 2013, when the first MOOCs were gaining popularity. Andrew Ng’s seminal AI course on Coursera and Peter Norvig’s Design of Computer Programming course on Udacity remain among my favorites to this day (though I’ve forgotten most of the content from Ng’s class).

This blog used to be hosted on Blogger. When I decided to move to, the Jekyll import function had some issues with the XML export from Blogger…. so I’ve left it up at

I also occasionally make data visualizations.