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This is the homepage of Bendini, but feel free to call me Ben. I write mostly about practical topics, with a heavy dose of theory. I’m in my mid twenties, I live in Manchester (the original one) and while I’m a carpenter by trade, I’ve spent the past few years laying the groundwork for what you see here.

This site was created for multiple reasons, but the main one was to serve as a pedagogical tool for explaining ideas that I think are important, yet widely misunderstood by others. The overarching goal is to distribute knowledge that will free more people from economic and social coercion, allowing them to work on things they find meaningful and build communities that align with their values.

If you want to know more about me and the philosophy behind this site, click here.

Systematic Cooking

The way we learn how to cook in a domestic setting is inadequate, which makes cooking your own meals a lot harder than it has to be.

But what can be done about this, realistically?

The short answer is that you need to model food preperation as an entire system that begins at the supermarket and ends in the dishwasher, with a whole lot of hidden complexity in between. Then you need to build software tools to manage all that complexity.

The longer answer is here.