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. Modern Decocking Tragedy

    I have to put out a short rant here. Modern handguns often include a decocking lever of some sort to allow you to safely decock the pistol without requiring the user to pull the trigger. This has a few benefits, including the dropping of the hammer in such a way…

    on guns, shooting, handguns, decocking, hammer fired, safety

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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