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Hello World: Take Two
There should've never been a take two, but here we are. My bad.
It’s been 367 days since my first post on here, welcoming you to my new publication, titled The Number XIV (pronounced the number fourteen).
367 days between post 1 and post 2. Nice.
I’ve been quiet on most social fronts, not just my substack. I have no posts on my Instagram, I’ve slowed down a lot on Twitter (X), and deactivated my Facebook. I also created profiles on platforms such as Warpcast, Lens, Threads, Bluesky, and Poaster (oops, RIP) with not much activity.
Well I’m back. For good.
What I’ve Been Up To
I created this Substack last year with the intention of sharing some of the stuff I was working on while I was unemployed; I was laid off about a month before.
That job was such a horrible experience. Among other personal events unfolding, that job suffocated me, deteriorated my mental health, and burnt me out like nothing else could.
That door violently closed, and, thankfully, another gracefully opened, hence a forgotten publication.
I joined Brink, which has proven to be my best software engineering job to date.
I’ve been contributing to the development of new intent-based infrastructure that empowers things like automated and conditional EVM transactions and an overall better UX for users.
I’m proud to say I am still on the Brink team, building, researching, traveling, and vibing.
What To Expect
I am still very focused on the intents narrative. I am incredibly optimistic on the future of intents, and very bullish on intent-based infrastructure (Brink, and others).
Here on The Number XIV, I plan to publish plenty of my own thoughts and research as it unfolds.
There will be plenty of posts about intents, plus other EVM development things such as Account Abstraction (ERC-4337), security, Solidity, Huff, cryptography, and more.
The Number XIV will be a sort of flow of consciousness, a technical thought-stream, learning in public, if you will.
I hope to have you along for the ride.