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Everybody tests, sometimes on purpose.

If you think about it, everybody tests.

Infants test your ability to operate normally while sleep deprived. Toddlers and young children test their boundaries. Teenagers test the rules. There is a natural balance to our contention with and affinity for rules. Without exception, we all test the world around us. The healthy ones use this skill in their youth to build their comfort zones and navigate life with safety and confidence. For the average ones, at some point the curiosity wears off and the urge to test everything wanes so much that a child's openness is unrecognizable against the common cynical post-modern adult-onset conformity. For the truly cursed, testing everything becomes a compulsion or worse yet, a profession. I am in that third group. 

My name is Russell and this is my digital pensieve for all the things I'm curious about, all the stuff I work on professionally, and even some extra-curricular shenanigans. Don't expect too much in terms of religion or politics because I'd like to focus here on problems I know how to solve or think are solvable.

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