## The Silky Smooth Sounds of Nerddom

Or, y’know, my dorky voice talking with an old friend about nerdy stuff. You could describe it that way too… I’ve been so busy with all the drama and illness lately that I damn near forgot to mention my latest project – a podcast called Codex Nerdicus. My old friend Dave Wolfe and I have had [...]

## Everybody’s Got a System: Arbitrage Betting

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Everybody's Got a System

An examination of the arbitrage betting system by a Las Vegas insider: How it works, strengths, weaknesses and why it’s not for everyone.

## Everybody’s Got a System: Card Counting

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Everybody's Got a System

An examination of blackjack card counting by a Vegas insider, how it used to work and why it no longer does.

## Everybody’s Got a System: Martingale Betting

A statistical and mathematical analysis of the Martingale or “Double Up” betting system, how it works in theory and why it fails in reality.

## SWTOR Math/Formulas

In this post we cover the Math/Formulas behind the popular SWTOR (Star Wars the Old Republic) game, now pretty-fied with MathJax!

## On the Google Wallet “Problem”

A quick write-up of a recently slashdotted story claiming Google Wallet has a problem because it’s storing a few digits of card data unencrypted. We discuss what the numbers on your credit card actually mean and why it’s not a big deal.

## Rubber-Ducking: Elliptic Curve Cryptography

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Rubber-Ducking

In this, the first installment of the Rubber-Ducking series, we explore the concepts behind Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).