Practically Efficient—an amalgamation of posts on technology, productivity, and the highly imperfect pursuit of personal betterment—is written by me, Eddie Smith.

This site is the main place I write, and I do it for free because most of the value to me is getting my thoughts straight. I’ve written a few other noteworthy things, namely co-authoring a book about Markdown. I’ve also written for

I’m a credentialed actuary and director at The Infinite Actuary, a company that provides educational products for actuaries. I’ve volunteered with the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and previously chaired the Technology Section of the SOA. I live in Greenville, South Carolina with my wife and two kids.

The best way to follow Practically Efficient is by subscribing to the RSS feed or following @PractEff on Twitter. The best way to contact me is through my personal Twitter, @eddie_smith, or email.