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Kyle Strand

I am a father, a software engineer, a pianist, a dancer, and an over-thinker.

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I keep intending to write a blog some day, but for now I'll just recommend someone else's blog that I enjoy: Slate Star Codex.

My favorite Romantic poem is Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson, my favorite cello concerto is the Elgar, and my favorite rock album is Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. I would recommend Galina: A Russian Story to literally anyone. Seriously, go read it.

If you don't mind subtitles, or if you speak German, go watch Das Leben Der Anderen.

But this is primarily a software website! Talk about that!

I enjoy coding, and I'm good at it, and I care a lot (perhaps too much) about language-design, but I don't particularly like any of the languages I've used extensively.

In theory, I'm pretty sure I'd like Rust, Julia, and maybe Kotlin, but I haven't done much coding with them yet. Some day maybe I'll write my own language.

I like the fact that C++ exists, but actually needing to use it makes me sad. I feel similarly about Perl, but fortunately my day job doesn't require Perl.

Ruby is pretty good.

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