Fastidious Elegance


My name is Aaron Hsu, and I'm a computer scientist. I'm changing the way people look at computing and programming languages, what they can do with them, and how they do it.


  1. Reinventing the (Christian) Wheel

    Why does modern American Evangelical Christianity insist on reinventing Christianity? Case in point: umpteen gazillion statements of faith. So much of modern Christianity tries, poorly, to recapture what the ancient Church established over a millenium ago. So each individual and "spirit led" church decides that they need to figure it…

    on christian, christianity, faith, creed, Nicene-Constantinopolitan, nicene, statement of faith

  2. TL;DR -- Or not?

    I just read a long article. I pretty well knew what the article was saying shortly into it. About halfway through I was pretty sure that there was no new insights to be gained from further reading. At that point I decided to stop reading, but I couldn't stop. I…

    on communication, tldr, writing, rhetoric, tl;dr

  3. FrogLube Px4 Part 3: Initial Range Time/First Cleaning

    I took the newly lubricated Px4 to the range today and the experience was good. The gun fired flawlessly and operated without incident, modulo a failure to lock back that was due to my experimentation with grip. The gun was accurate with all of the ammunition I tried, including Independence…

    on video, shooting, px4, froglube, cleaning

  4. FrogLube Px4 Part 2: Initial Application

    The following video documents, without editing or cuts, the entire process that I used to lubricate the Px4 using FrogLube. It's long and arduous without much commentary. If you want to get a step-by-step introduction to the use of FrogLube in video format, seek other instructional videos. This video is…

    on video, shooting, px4, froglube

  5. FrogLube Px4 Part 1: Analysis

    The first part of my Px4 FrogLube test is an analysis of the gun and its lubrication points, and how I plan to approach these points using FrogLube. Here's the first video. Note that I don't care to do anything more than provide information. I'm not sure that the information…

    on video, shooting, px4, froglube

  6. New Gun ≡ New Tests

    I've picked up a Px4 of late that I think I'd like to try a few things on. In particular, I don't usually have a brand new gun to start fresh ideas with, but I think this one calls for a long term test of FrogLube. It appears that some…

    on px4, shooting, gun, firearm, test, froglube, frog, lube, lubricant, evaluation

  7. Chiappa Rhino and S&W 686

    It's no secret that I am a big fan of revolvers. I love the .357 Magnum round, and the first revolver I bought for myself was the S&W 686. It's an absolutely great revolver, and I can easily recommend it to anyone interested in getting into revolvers. I'm…

    on guns, 686, revolver, chiappa, shooting, rhino, handguns, S&W