I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and Epistemology.

I talk a lot about travel, dev, yeg, grad-school, indieweb, japan 2019, japan, art, tech, and article


What is the etymology of an auditorium? Let's just look up.


Me and my new twitter friends going for ice cream at Salt & Straw after work.

The ice cream at Salt & Straw is described as some of the best in North America. That may be true, but it still doesn't hold a candle to the perfection of Mary's Milk Bar.

I wander the earth in search for an equally revelatory scoop.


I'm going to go to Homebrew website club next week.

At: Homebrew Website Club

From 2020-02-19T18:00 To 2020-02-19T19:30


I'm at my first Homebrew Website Club in three years, and It's the San Francisco Meetup in the Mozilla office! I feel like I've made a pilgrimage to a spiritual centre of the indieweb.

All of us indie-folks are really fortunate that the indieweb is such a warm and welcoming community.

At: Homebrew Website Club

From 2020-02-05T18:30 To 2020-02-05T20:00


Moved to San Francisco for three months. I'm ready for a little bit of a PhD break and a lot of adventure :)

Edmonton International Airport → San Francisco International Airport

At: Twitter Internship

From 2020-02-02T17:00 To 2020-04-27T17:30


Today is a palindrome. 02/02/2020


I’ve finally fixed my laptop 👩🏼‍💻✨


I need to pick a favourite twitter handle for my intern directory page: an unexpectedly overwhelming decision.


  • Went to a story slam
  • Ate pasta
  • Watched The Post and The Irishman
  • Went to Dylan's choral recital


  • Reviewed a book
  • Had Katya over for coffee
  • Lost my keys
  • Found a glove I lost mid-December in a snow-drift
  • Started converting research code into reusable libraries
  • Worked on a sweater
  • Lost a lab-mate
  • Started flat hunting