Paul-Arthur Asselin
I'm interested in software, hardware, org design and how tools shape what we make.

I currently work as a full-stack engineer writing software across the lending stack (useful: a primer on ledgers). Prior to that, I studied Computer Science at Penn.

You can reach me at or find me on Twitter , Github , Hugging Face & .


Multimodal Model Evaluation — Non finito example eval
Evaluate and compare hundreds of models with automated evaluations (example & more info)


003 - multimodal model evaluations Mar 24, 2024
002 - links Mar 18, 2024
001 - links Sept 9, 2023
000 - let the dice fly high July 16, 2023
Merkle Trees Nov 27, 2017


Inspired by Patrick Collison, Dan Wang, Bret Victor amongst others.

The Master and Margherita — Mikhail Bulgakov
The Remains of the Day — Kazuo Ishiguro
The Return — Hisham Matar
Siddhartha — Hermann Hesse
In Praise of Shadows — Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Kaputt — Curzio Malaparte
Hard Rain Falling — Don Carpenter
The Baron in the Trees — Italo Calvino
Shipwrecks — Akira Yoshimura
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science — Eric R. Kandel
Chess Story — Stefan Zweig
A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader — Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick
From Eros to Gaia — Freeman Dyson
Let My People Go Surfing — Yvon Chouinard
On Food and Cooking — Harold McGee
Margin of Safety — Seth Klarman
Hackers & Painters — Paul Graham
What does memory taste like? — Bo Bech
The Siege of Krishnapur — J. G. Farrell
La vie devant soi The Life Before Us
Romain Gary
A Month in Siena — Hisham Matar
Travels — Michael Crichton
Syntax & Sage — Sep Kamvar
Parkinson's Law or The Pursuit of Progress — C. Northcote Parkinson
Becoming Steve Jobs — Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli
L'insoutenable légèreté de l'être The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera
The Skin — Curzio Malaparte
Slate Star Codex Essays: Volume II — Scott Alexander
Temptations — János Székely
A Biography of the Pixel — Alvy Ray Smith
The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Power Law — Sebastian Mallaby
To Pixar and Beyond — Lawrence Levy
La Promesse de L’Aube — Promise at Dawn
Romain Gary
Limonov — Emmanuel Carrère
The Betrothed — Alessandro Manzoni
When we cease to understand the world — Benjamín Labatut
Confessions of an Advertising Man — David Ogilvy