A gambler's look at the math, science, and philosophy of life.
I am a college dropout (math major) who spent the first twenty years of my career working as a computer programmer and playing poker in my spare time. Now I work at a poker room and program computers in my spare time. I am probably best known as a free software advocate and one of the primary developers of the software behind Wikipedia.
The job of a poker player is basically to be a rational human being surrounded by people who are irrational, superstitious, or just bad at math. It turns out that these skills can apply to other parts of life in unexpected ways. Etceterology is my personal blog about those insights.