Updated 7/29/2022

Hello! arcana dot computer is a weblog from Justin Duke. (That's me.)

I run Buttondown and Spoonbill. Before that, I spent four years at Stripe, where I did things like:

  • building data products into mature lines of business
  • managing reporting infrastructure & components used by hundreds of thousands of merchants
  • running and scaling Stripe's Product Quality initiative

I also have a very nice Corgi puppy and mentor aspiring technologists in partnership with Unloop. With what precious time remains, I generally am probably reading or writing or playing some video games. Here's what I've currently got on tap:

Currently
Playing
Melvor Idle
Nobody Saves The World
Farm RPG
Reading
LaserWriter II: A Novel
The Savage Detectives
The Secret History
Watching
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Bob's Burgers
Tokyo Vice
Spy x Family
Attack on Titan

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Alternatively, you can jump right into some writing. This domain is an ongoing work: links below that are slightly faded are drafts, and unclickable links are placeholders for future content. You're welcome to peruse them, of course, and you might also enjoy my shorter, more blog-y posts.

At the moment, I'm not looking for a position — I am happily spending my time working on Buttondown and cosplaying as a house husband. That being said, if you're interested in a full professional history, as they say, you can find it right here:

Resume
2018 — 2022
Stripe
Built out and marketed Sigma. Took Sigma's technology and used it to power the Stripe dashboard. Built out a team & interviewed around a thousand people. Ran Product Quality.
2016 — 2018
TenantBase
First technical hire at a seed-stage CRE startup. Reported to the CTO. Grew the team. Wrote lots of code.
2013 — 2016
Amazon
Built data pipelines for Kindle. Wrote a lot of six-pagers. Learned about PubSub.

Lastly, if you're interested in chatting, please reach out. I am in general much happier to answer an email or DM than jump on a call.

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