“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”


Last Updated: April 2020

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

I'm currently Working From Home, due to restrictions following the COVID-19 global crisis. Generally speaking I'm not a fan of WFH, as I'm not a huge fan of chats or video calls — but I have a hunch I'll have to get used to it.

I'm reading

  • Daemon, Daniel Suarez (2006)
  • The Perils of Perception, Bobby Duffy (2018)
  • Black Edge, Sheelah Kolhaktar (2018)
  • Segno, Umberto Eco (1973)
  • Come viaggiare con un salmone, Umberto Eco (2016)
  • Il maestro e Margherita [Мастер и Маргарита, Michail Bulgakov 1966], Italian translation by Margherita Crepax (2011)
  • The Three-Body Problem [三体, Liu Cixin 2008], English translation by Ken Liu (2014)