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I'm Alaric Nightingale, a software developer based in London specialising in C++ based developer tools and libraries for use in financial applications. I do Rust for fun. This site is my personal thoughts about a variety of topics. They are not the opinion of any employer current, future or former.

what's in a name

Alaric is an unusual name, he was originally the King of the Visigoths that sacked the Roman empire in 410 AD. It‘s not why I’m called Alaric, but it's the history of the name.


“The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously” - George Orwell in 1984. It's the opposite of cognitive dissonance.