this blog is hosted by the title is a combination of gilles deleuze and pierre-félix guattari’s image of the nomad and the higher-kinded type monad (stolen from category theory (d&g would approve) and central to the design and structure of programs in the haskell programming language). i have indeed spent more time studying poststructuralist philosophy and typed functional programming than i ever have on homework, though i supply no guarantee that the fruits of such labors are dispensed here.