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The
Codeless Code

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An illustrated collection of (sometimes violent) fables
concerning the Art and Philosophy of software development,
written in the spirit of Zen kōans
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slightly geeky201Ignorance is Bliss··EN········2015-07-26
moderately geeky200The Boolean··EN········2015-07-19
moderately geeky199Unwitting Accomplice··ENESFR······2015-07-12
not geeky198This Too Shall Pass··ENESFR······2015-07-05
moderately geeky197Forgiveness··ENESFR······2015-06-29
moderately geeky196Fee··ENESFR······2015-06-22
extremely geeky195The Magician's Code·DEENESFR······2015-06-15
moderately geeky194Stray·DEENESFR······2015-06-08
slightly geeky193The Vicious Circle·DEENESFRIT·····2015-05-31
moderately geeky192The Four Words of Distress: Part Two·DEENESFR······2015-05-25
moderately geeky191The Four Words of Distress: Part One·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-05-18
moderately geeky190To Make An Omelette·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-05-03
moderately geeky189The Dense Forest·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-04-26
not geeky188Tough Love·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-04-18
extremely geeky187Exit Interview·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-04-12
not geeky186Nothing, Forever·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-04-07
moderately geeky184Life·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-03-22
slightly geeky183Choosing Your Battles·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-03-14
moderately geeky182Mousetrap·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-03-08
slightly geeky181Future Imperfect·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-03-01
slightly geeky180Past Perfect·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-02-22
slightly geeky179Walking the Path·DEENESFRIT·PL·RU·2015-02-10
extremely geeky178Unity·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-01-25
moderately geeky177The Tool-Shed·DEENESFRIT·PL·RU·2015-01-19
moderately geeky176Many Happy Returns·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-01-11
moderately geeky175Flat Shark·DEENESFRIT···RU·2015-01-01
not geeky174Out of the Zone·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-12-28
extremely geeky173Lost Peer·DEENESFR······2014-12-21
not geeky172Lesson One··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-12-07
extremely geeky171Initial Conditions··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-11-30
slightly geeky170The Purple Beggar··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-11-23
slightly geeky169Best Practices·DEENESFRIT··PTRU·2014-11-16
moderately geeky168Horizontal, Vertical··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-11-09
extremely geeky167Back to Basics··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-11-02
extremely geeky166Tempus Fugit··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-10-26
moderately geeky165Failsafe··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-10-19
not geeky164Paradox··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-09-30
not geeky163Vacation·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-09-23
slightly geeky162All According to Plan··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-09-15
extremely geeky161Triangle··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-09-08
slightly geeky160The Eye of the Beholder··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-08-31
not geeky159Blocks··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-08-25
moderately geeky158Monday, Monday·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-08-17
moderately geeky157Captive Audience··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-08-10
moderately geeky156The Garden Path··ENESFRIT···RUZH2014-08-03
extremely geeky155Don't Help··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-07-26
slightly geeky154A Bridge To Nowhere··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-07-20
not geeky153The Red Circle··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-07-13
extremely geeky152What Lies Beneath··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-07-06
moderately geeky151The Summer Scarf··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-06-28
slightly geeky150Undone··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-06-22
moderately geeky149The First Finger··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-06-14
extremely geeky148Subtle Art··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-06-07
extremely geeky147Bawan's Table··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-06-01
moderately geeky146Box Model··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-05-25
slightly geeky145Five Years··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-05-18
slightly geeky144Mnemonic··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-05-11
extremely geeky143Monolith·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-05-04
moderately geeky142The Blind Leading the Blind··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-04-27
not geeky141Ill Met By Moonlight·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-04-20
moderately geeky140Heartbleed··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-04-13
not geeky139Feedback··ENESFRIT···RUZH+2014-04-05
moderately geeky138The Province of Eternal Crisis··ENESFRIT···RUZH2014-03-30
extremely geeky137The 1000 Words··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-03-23
not geeky136Unsupported Protocol··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-03-15
moderately geeky135Ass-Backwards Compatibility··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-03-09
extremely geeky134Thin Ice··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-03-01
moderately geeky133Dead Language··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-02-20
extremely geeky132Interpreter··ENESFRIT···RU+·2014-02-15
moderately geeky131Don't Think··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-02-08
slightly geeky130The First Mantra·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-02-03
moderately geeky129Like a Rolling Stone··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-01-27
extremely geeky128The Prison of Infinite Pleasures··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-01-19
slightly geeky127State Change··ENESFRIT···RU+·2014-01-12
moderately geeky126Tea for Two·DEENESFRIT···RU·2014-01-05
not geeky125Power··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-12-28
not geeky124The Hidden Variable·DEENESFRIT···RU+·2013-12-22
moderately geeky123Order and Chaos··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-12-14
slightly geeky122Craftsmanship··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-12-07
moderately geeky121Where Angels Fear to Thread··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-11-29
slightly geeky120Plug and Play··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-11-24
slightly geeky119Sushi··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-11-15
moderately geeky118Clay··ENESFRIT··PTRU·2013-11-10
extremely geeky117Bareback··ENESFRIT··PTRU·2013-11-01
slightly geeky116Trust No One··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-10-24
extremely geeky115Pain··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-10-18
slightly geeky114Character Assassination··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-10-11
moderately geeky113Black Sheep··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-10-07
moderately geeky112Speak to Me··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-09-21
slightly geeky111Labyrinth··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-09-17
moderately geeky110The Trunk··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-09-15
extremely geeky109The Ties that Bind··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-09-03
extremely geeky108Sweet Tooth··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-09-01
moderately geeky107Babel··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-08-23
not geeky106The "I" In Team··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-08-15
slightly geeky105Navigation··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-08-03
moderately geeky104Guardrails··ENESFRIT···RUZH2013-07-28
moderately geeky103The Black Enamel Box··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-07-21
slightly geeky102Paddle··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-07-12
slightly geeky101Accountability··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-07-05
not geeky100Ten Thousand Mistakes·DEENESFRIT··PTRU+·2013-06-24
moderately geeky99Queen Error··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-06-22
moderately geeky98Anti Matter··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-06-13
extremely geeky97Flammable·DEENESFRIT···RU·2013-06-08
moderately geeky96Stateless·DEENESFRIT··PTRU·2013-06-01
extremely geeky95Roses are Red··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-05-25
moderately geeky94Conventions··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-05-18
moderately geeky93You Take the High Road··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-05-11
not geeky92Still Waters··ENESFR+IT···RU+·2013-05-03
slightly geeky91The Soul of Wit··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-04-30
extremely geeky90Not A Number·DEENESFRIT··PTRU·2013-04-21
moderately geeky89Version Control··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-04-10
slightly geeky88Suku's Adviser··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-04-07
extremely geeky87The Concubine's Fog··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-03-31
slightly geeky86Liberation·DEENESFRIT···RUZH+2013-03-24
extremely geeky85Suku's Golden Mean·DEENESFRIT···RUZH+2013-03-17
moderately geeky84What It Says On The Tin··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-03-10
moderately geeky83Consequences··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-03-03
moderately geeky82Jinyu's Tack··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-02-24
slightly geeky81Bubble Sort·DEENESFRIT···RU·2013-02-15
not geeky80A Breed Apart··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-02-06
slightly geeky79Cave Canem··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-02-03
slightly geeky78Crashing the Third Gate··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-01-20
not geeky77The Upside-Down Abbey··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-01-19
extremely geeky76Myong's Cat··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-01-12
moderately geeky75Fear of Commitment··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-01-05
moderately geeky74Bathwater·DEENESFRIT···RU+·2012-12-30
moderately geeky73The White Pearl··ENESFRIT···RU+·2012-12-24
extremely geeky72Too Eager··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-12-15
extremely geeky71The Six Unwelcome Hosts··ENESFRIT···RU+·2012-12-08
moderately geeky70System·DEENESFRIT···RUZH+2012-12-02
moderately geeky69Up To Date··ENESFRIT···RUZH+2012-11-25
not geeky68Decay·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-11-17
slightly geeky67Grease··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-11-11
not geeky66Porpoise··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-11-04
extremely geeky65Two Choices·DE+ENESFRIT···RU·2012-10-28
extremely geeky64Three Beggars·DEENESFRIT···RUZH+2012-10-21
moderately geeky63Shackles·DEENESFRIT···RU+·2012-10-13
slightly geeky62Confusion·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-10-06
slightly geeky61Weight·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-10-02
slightly geeky60The Watchdog·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-30
moderately geeky58Enough to Hang Yourself By·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-19
moderately geeky57Precision·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-16
not geeky56Bear Necessities·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-12
slightly geeky54Knots·DEENESFRIT···RU+·2012-09-02
not geeky52Buckets·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-08-17
moderately geeky50Adapter·DEENESFRIT···RU·2013-08-03
not geeky49Banzen's investigation··ENESFRIT+···RU·2012-07-28
slightly geeky48Silence·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2012-07-20
moderately geeky47The Origin of All·DEENESFRIT···RU+·2012-07-15
slightly geeky46The Greatest Aspiration·DEENESFRIT+···RU+·2012-07-09
extremely geeky45Full Circle·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-07-08
slightly geeky44The Backwards Monk·DEENESFRIT+···RU+·2012-07-04
moderately geeky43Holes·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-06-08
extremely geeky42Triggers·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-18
moderately geeky41Garbage·DEENESFRIT+·PL·RU·2011-03-24
not geeky40Authority·DEENESFRIT+··PTRU·2011-05-12
moderately geeky39The River of Tea·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-12
not geeky38Language·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-05
moderately geeky37Simulation·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-06-07
not geeky36Division·DEENESFR+IT+···RU·2011-05-15
moderately geeky35Sparrow Breaks Free·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-01
moderately geeky34The Naming of Names·DEENESFRIT···RU·2011-04-20
slightly geeky33Fear·DEENESFRIT+···RU+·2011-04-20
not geeky32Weeds·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-29
moderately geeky31The Eloquent Sandal·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-29
extremely geeky30Cups·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
slightly geeky29Goldfish·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
slightly geeky28Echo·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
not geeky27Koan Zero·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
not geeky26The Uncorrected Monk·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-26
not geeky25Compromise·DEENESFRIT+·PL·RU·2010-11-25
slightly geeky24The Red Notebook·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-25
not geeky23Shape·DEENESFRIT+···RU+·2010-11-25
moderately geeky22Safety·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-23
moderately geeky21Interrupt·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-21
moderately geeky20Neither Yes Nor No·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-20
moderately geeky19By Any Other Name·DEENESFRIT···RU·2010-11-18
slightly geeky18Necessary Features·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-17
slightly geeky17Not Invented By Me·DEENES+FRIT+···RU·2010-11-16
not geeky16Documentation·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-15
extremely geeky15Immutable·DEENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-14
slightly geeky14Hello, World·DEENESFRIT+NL··RU·2010-11-13
not geeky13Evolution·DEENESFRIT+···RUZH2010-11-12
slightly geeky12Effect·DEENESFRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-11
moderately geeky11Cages·DEENESFRITNL··RUZH2010-11-11
slightly geeky10Pride·DEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-11
slightly geeky9Infinities·DEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-10
not geeky8Reduce, Reuse, Recycle·DEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-10
slightly geeky7The Enemy of the Good·DEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
extremely geeky6EmptyDADEENESFRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
moderately geeky5VoidDADEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
not geeky4WillowsDADEENESFR+IT+NLPL·RUZH2010-11-08
moderately geeky3EncapsulationDADEENESFR+IT+NLPL·RU+ZH+2010-11-08
not geeky2Unknown UnknownsDADEENES+FR+IT+NLPL·RU+ZH+2010-11-04
not geeky1The Small StuffDADEENESFR+IT+NLPL·RU+ZH+2010-11-03
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The Applicant

An open-ended chronicle which follows the journey of a young novice to the Temple of the Morning Brass Gong. A companion piece to "The Codeless Code".

moderately geeky1.5The Applicant: The Iron Cookpot·DEENESFR····RU·2012-09-23
slightly geeky1.4The Applicant: The Bundle·DEENESFR····RU·2012-08-26
slightly geeky1.3The Applicant: Doing the Math·DEENESFR····RU·2012-08-26
slightly geeky1.2The Applicant: Anantha's Fountain·DEENESFR····RU·2012-08-12
moderately geeky1.1The Applicant: The Hermit·DEENESFR····RU·2012-08-05
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Talks I've Given

Hacking the mind: How Art can help us to talk (and teach) technology. Presented September 2014 at ABB DevDay 2014 in Krakow, Poland.

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Other Works

Ancient Code How I used to code the Apple ][ in assembly/hex back in Ancient Times.

The Devil Take Them, Everyone Part of the Dark Yule collection, another writing project of mine. Dark Yule contains my (somewhat twisted) takes on various Christmas legends.

Windows, Doors and Time Machines “Windows, Doors & Time Machines" is an upcoming theater piece about the beautifully weird and individual human liminal spaces that people create when communicating over national boundaries and time zones. I'm collaborating with the artists, Jennifer Gwirtz and April Renee Pipe