On this page you’ll find web resources that I enjoy. I hope you’ll find something that interests you. To start, here is a short post about why I created this page.

Computer Graphics

Graphic Rants


Brian Karis’ (known for Epic Games’ “Nanite” virtual geometry system) blog. A bunch of interesting hardcore real-time graphics work from someone working at a triple-A studio. It’s rarely updated and most of the posts are from 5+ years ago.

SIGGRAPH Advances in Real-Time Rendering


This SIGGRAPH track has heaps of information about state-of-the-art graphics techniques, mostly used in games. There are lots of technical talks and slides.


Rationality from AI to Zombies


A compilation of blog posts about rationality. These had a huge impact on me and my way of thinking during my early 20s, and I still re-read them now and then. I don’t know the right philosophy words to describe the genre. Materialism is one that I do know.

I know some people who don’t like this series because to them Yudkowsky comes across as arrogant; a sort of “look at me I am very smart” vibe. I personally have never felt anything like that when reading these posts.


Casey Muratori’s blog


Casey Muratori is a game developer. They’ve written a lot about API design, and I still benefit from re-reading posts such as Semantic Compression. Their posts on software performance also stand out in my mind.

matklad’s blog


Alex Kladov’s (known for Rust Analyzer) blog. They seem to care about good software in ways that I relate to. Some values of “good”: well-structured, refactorable, understandable, efficient.

nikic’s blog


Nikita Popov’s blog. They have worked on the PHP VM and the LLVM compiler. I like it because they talk about fairly low-level programming language performance (interpreters/VMs and compiler performance).

Visual Art

FZD School


Feng Zhu is a concept artist who runs a concept design school school out of Singapore. On this channel he draws while talking. He often talks about drawing fundamentals, advice for beginner/student artists, and his experience in art school and industry. There is a lot of content and he rarely posts new videos.

James Gurney

Blog: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JamesGurney

I learned about James Gurney because he wrote a highly recommended book, Color and Light. He is an extremely good artist. His blog is mostly about painting/visual art, and often includes art-related philosophy and neuroscience. On his YouTube channel he posts wonderful narrated videos of plein air painting.

No category (read: weird, in a good way)

Gwern Branwen


Gwern is a pseudonymous American writer and researcher. They write about a range of topics too broad to list. To gesture somewhat in their direction, they are connected to the [San Fransisco] “bay area rationalist” community, have a GitHub profile, use the Haskell programming language, and contribute to to Wikipedia.

Scott Alexander

Original site: https://slatestarcodex.com

Substack: https://astralcodexten.substack.com

Bay-area rationalist psychiatrist who writes a lot. I simply find his opinions and cognitive style interesting, whether or not I agree. So far, I prefer his old content (Slate Star Codex) to his new content (Astral Codex Ten).