About time to update my sidebar (current one dates from November 2015). Blogroll: Added a few sites, removed a few. Version with slightly more links here: My linking policy is that if your blog is at least somewhat active and interesting, and if you link to me, or if you make a... contribution (just make... Read More
I would like to thank everyone for participating in the Reader Poll 2016. The responses have been very helpful and have helped spur me on to make some strategic changes to the way I'll proceed with my blogging forthwith. First off, it's good to know that the average "quality of posts" mark was 4.2/5, so... Read More
I have been thinking about how to optimize my blogging and I would like to ask for your input with the following one page survey: http://darussophile.polldaddy.com/s/june-2016-akarlin-reader-survey In particular, I would like to hear from you on the following questions: What should I write more about? What should I write less about? What sorts of posts... Read More
So following in the wake of the cool NRx kids I finally got round to making myself an Ask.fm account. Here it is: Feel free to ask me questions there. I can see the more thought-provoking questions ending up as individual blog posts. The first original question I got was (for whatever random reason) about... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.