Alec Benzer

site reliability engineer at google
former cs and math student at uiuc

about me

blog posts

Aug, 8 2015  •  Free Speech

Feb, 7 2015  •  Entropy of Android’s unlock patterns

Oct, 9 2014  •  How Bitcoin works

Sep, 23 2014  •  How RSA works

May, 15 2014  •  Approximating solutions to linear systems

Jun, 20 2013  •  Depression (a bit of an update)

Jun, 10 2013  •  Half-drunken ramblings on “The Red Wedding” and the ending of Game of Thrones’ third season

Apr, 15 2013  •  “It’s the law”

Mar, 27 2013  •  Currying vs. Partial Application

Mar, 20 2013  •  Implementing a stack language in OCaml with continuations

Mar, 18 2013  •  Matt Taibbi on Zero Dark Thirty

Mar, 14 2013  •  Pi is a silly constant

Feb, 23 2013  •  “Creating money” and what banks do

Dec, 27 2012  •  How to sort ratings

Dec, 23 2012  •  There’s only one three-element field

Dec, 15 2012  •  Exponentials are really big

Oct, 3 2012  •  Ordinals and Cardinals

May, 5 2012  •  P vs NP: A quick introduction

Oct, 25 2011  •  Cycles