A certain someone told me once something that once you dream for long enough, and you plan for those dreams, more and more they start becoming goals. It's funny how I forgot that conversation until I realized I was reading this post in a 5-star hotel in South Korea that I didn't pay for, 9000km … Continue reading Dreams and goals
I’m going to miss the format, the laughs it created, the memories it forever immortalized for me, and the wistful thoughts going back. These guys are fantastic, and it’s just a shame I’ll never be able to say “thanks” to them in person. It felt like they were “in person” to me.
Despite general dislike of the public gatherings of any sort, protests (the peaceful ones at least) can be a fun day-trips into the world of strong opinions and freedom of speech that are usually strange to me. I managed to spend some time hanging out with friends at the third annual Women's March in Boston … Continue reading Woman’s march – Boston
A recent switch to the professional world, as well as the annoyance of owning a car in the city, led me to frequent the rent-a-car agencies in the area. While most cars are generally boring and uninspiring affairs that suffice my grocery shopping needs , last weekend's one was particularly bad, for detail that I … Continue reading Tales of a rental: headrest
For quite some time, I wanted to write something following Bourdain's suicide, but I never got to it. Partially because I don't really think there is anything that I could write about that would add anything meaningful to the debate, but mostly because he was sort of a hero to me. In my mind he … Continue reading A long slow goodbye
The text editor is likely the software in which programmers (and those who sell themselves like ones, i.e. myself) spend the most time, thus it is vital that the tool of choice is up to the job. However, choice of the code editor is somewhat controversial. In the core software engineering classes we had religious … Continue reading Updating my text editor
2017 has been a bad year for science. A certain political figure who happens to lead what is arguably most powerful nation in the world took decided not to believe in science and made his mission to minimize the potential impact of the said nation's scientists (through severe cuts in scientific funding, for example). Because … Continue reading Notes on evolution