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


I took some cuttings before the frost and they just rooted. I feel like a plant magician.


I unit-tested a personal project and now I feel like I deserve a gold star or a cookie


It’s nog time!

Egg Nog:

  • 12 eggs
  • 450 g of sugar
  • 12 oz tequila
  • 15 oz sherry
  • 36 oz whole milk
  • 24 oz heavy cream
  • spices!

e.g., nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, allspice.

  1. Beat egg yolks and slowly add sugar. Set aside.
  2. Combine the milk, cream, and spices in a pot over the stovetop. Bring to a boil.
  3. Slowly pour the boiling milk into the egg mixture. This is called tempering and makes the nog food-safe. You're slowly cooking the eggs by integrating the hot milk. Go slow, you don't want the mixture to get clumpy.
  4. Stir in the alcohol
  5. Bottle the nog and store in the fridge.


IndieWebCamp East

At: IndieWebCamp East

From 2020-11-14T10:45 To 2020-11-15T18:00


Tried making some sourdough pizza. Not the best in the world, but pretty okay for a first try.


Building a new computer


FORECAST: My guess is that houseplants are going to be the popular hobby in winter covid. Plants are to winter-covid as bread-baking was in spring-covid.

I was at a hardware store recently, and the garden section was still hopping despite being out of season here.

Loads of friends are currently picking up green friends to keep over the snowy months. Most of the local plant shops seem to be low on stock.

An artist I follow recently did painting of a plant that they wanted to trade for cuttings of said plant.


New keycaps


26 years


In 2020, I’m really focusing on how to smile with my eyes. Interacting with others can be difficult.