We are not pawns of some scripted fate. It’s the invisible ties we forge that bind us. Robin, Fire Emblem: Awakening

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Fun Programming Projects

When I’m learning a new programming language, the biggest challenge I face is figuring out what to build with it. Programming challenge websites can be useful, but they rarely ever push you towards exploring real-world use cases for a language. Thankfully, there’s a variety of resources available on the Web that walk you through building […]

Darkest Dungeon

I never thought I’d be moved to tears by a review for a video game I haven’t even played, yet here we are. Nathan Grayson’s review for Darkest Dungeon touches on issues of burnout and overwork that I’ve struggled with throughout my twenties. Darkest Dungeon is a turn-based RPG with an interesting mechanic: as you […]

Reading List For 2020

On this page you’ll find my reading list for the year 2020. This list is aspirational, which means I might not be able to get through every book I’ve listed here. Most of these are also pretty heavy reads in terms of subject matter, so I’ll certainly be taking breaks from them to dip into […]

Week 8: Going Home

The great thing about the weeknote format is that you can make your note as long or short as you want. I’m keeping it short today, with just a few important life updates. 2018 has been a tough year for me. My mental health is at an all-time low, so I’ve decided to take a […]