I’m Ky-Cuong Huynh! Welcome to my personal blog and newsletter, where I write about how things work, how they break, and how to make them better. During the week, I'm a software engineer at Stripe. If you like what I write, you can buy me a coffee. 🤓
On the weekends, I can usually be found running, reading (see my Substack subscriptions), writing, enjoying a musical or museum, cooking with friends, and soaking in the great outdoors! I'm also certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
Finally, you can also find me on LinkedIn and GitHub.
(For the curious, “Ky-Cuong” is my first name and pronounced “key-coon” as in a “key to open a cocoon”. “Huynh” is my last name and pronounced “win” as in “win the race”. For the extra-curious, the cover image on the homepage is from Ruslan Bardash on Unsplash. It symbolizes self-transcendence and taking a broader perspective.)
On My Mind
Here are some example questions I've been reflecting on recently:
- Why is primary pandemic prevention so under-valued compared to pandemic response?
- How can civilizational capacity be built in a democratic and rights-preserving way?
- What will people in 500 years think of as the obvious moral catastrophes of today?
- Why are mochi muffins so delicious?