"Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician."
– Attributed to Gottlob Frege‌


My name is Theodore Chu. I also go by Theo, Ted, and Teddy, but I always introduce myself as Theodore. I'm a United States citizen.


My dream is to serve as a physician. It takes a tremendous amount of time, money, and effort to become one. While I'm training, I'm trying to do my part to ensure that our technology, government policies, and institutional practices respect our rights, freedoms, and liberties.


My formal training has been focused on philosophy, mathematics, and science. My personal training has been focused on computer science and technology, especially topics related to information security. I also like to read, but I read very slowly. You can find some of the books I've read here.


I'm a part-time writer at Standard Notes, a free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app that is is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work. You can find my writing here.

I also manage realestate.help.


I'm a financial contributor to Ghost, Docusaurus, and Wiki.js. My contributions are via Open Collective and GitHub Sponsors.


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