I'm Steve Gattuso, a software engineer from Brooklyn, NY who loves
traveling, photography, rock climbing, and lambda functions.
I'm a big fan of being in control of my own content rather than proxying it
through social networks, so you'll find this site to be a repository for
whatever nonsensery I've decided to publish publically: anything from
blog posts, to photography,
to various travelogues.
I'm also available to hire
as a software consultant and love talking to new people, so feel free to
get in touch if you'd like to chat.
Taken inside of the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakech, Morocco.
A short summary of Plasma
I recently was asked to do some research and give a short summary of an
Ethereum scaling technology, Plasma. Since I had a blast writing it I
figured I'd throw it onto my website just in case anyone else is looking
for a brief, high-level summary of what it does and how it works.
Read more →
March 24, 2018
The case for self-publishing content
Our best shot at combatting tech companies' power grab on the internet is
to stop giving our content to Facebook, Twitter, Medium, etc. for free.
Instead, let's take our content into our own hands by self-publishing on
our own personal websites, a medium of communication which is free of
censorship, algorithmic ranking, and increasingly intrusive advertising.
Read more →
March 01, 2018
Bitcoin emissions per transaction
January 15, 2018
An interesting statistic I’ve found: according to Digiconomist’s Bitcoin
energy consumption page,
the average carbon footprint of each transaction made is 162.48kg of CO2.
Based on Carbon Independent’s aviation emissions estimates
of 26.6g of CO2 per passenger km, we can come up with a rough estimate of each
bitcoin transaction being the equivalent of a 6,108km (3,795mi) flight. This
is more or less the distance of a flight from New York City to Copenhagen,
Denmark (calculated using DistanceFromTo).
→ The sound of the dialup, picture
November 06, 2017
I used to love this sound growing up but, like most people, had 0 clue as to
what was going on. If anything you should check out this article just to relive
the joys (🤔) of dial-up nternet for a brief 19 seconds.
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