From Coder Merlin
Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
— Merlin, The Coder
Merlin's Cave

For many thousands of years Merlin has lived in a cave. It was from deep within this cave, while others were busy practicing the futile black art of alchemy in an attempt to transform base metals into gold, the Merlin turned his focus to what he termed soft alchemy.

Soft alchemy
Employing the magical process of cooperating with one's creative muse to realize fantastic works expressed through soft (non-corporeal and non-material) means, most often through controlling the flow of electrons and photons