"Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician."
โ€“ Attributed to Gottlob Fregeโ€Œ


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.


I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do career-wise. While I'm exploring, I'm trying to do my part to ensure that our technology, government policies, and institutional practices respect and protect 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 with a focus on information security. I like to read, but I read very slowly. You can find some of the books I've read here.


I write in English and develop software for Standard Notes, a free, open-source, and end-to-end encrypted notes app that is is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work. You can find my writing here.


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


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I would like to thank all of my friends, family, teachers, readers, and colleagues for all of their support throughout my years. I wouldn't be where I am now without them.

Nonetheless, all of my opinions are my own and not necessarily, in any way, endorsed or shared by them or anyone else connected to me.

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If you like what I do or support my goals, please consider supporting me by sponsoring me or giving me a tip. All of your support helps me maintain my free and open-source projects and pay for my domains and web hosting.

If you would like to support a particular cause, topic, or project, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate.

You can also support me emotionally and intellectually by telling me what you think about my work.

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These are some services that I like or support. If you sign up for them using these links, you may get discounts or I may get additional product or a slice of the sales.

  • DigitalOcean - a cloud hosting service with an intuitive control panel, intuitive control panel, predictable pricing, team accounts, and more.
  • StandardNotes - an open-source and completely encrypted notes app
  • ProtonMail - probably the best secure, encrypted email service
  • Dynadot - one of my favorite domain registrars


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