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Folklore: A review by someone actually familiar with Swift’s work

Folklore: A review by someone actually familiar with Swift’s work

Picture from me and Eryn’s listening party. Rules are that you must show up with a completely blank slate. We sat very seriously staring at the back of her house for a solid hour. This work is instantly recognizable as a work of Swift’s. She […]

Insights into Learning Language from a Mediocre Polyglot

Insights into Learning Language from a Mediocre Polyglot

My language learning history: TLDR: Age 0 Cantonese + English, Age 2 French, Age 12 Mandarin, Age 21 Spanish, Age 22 Italian My first language is Cantonese. This is the language I was most comfortable with up until the time I was about 6 or […]

I had a one of those cliche “stoner sidekick in movie has a grand revelation” moments…

I had a one of those cliche “stoner sidekick in movie has a grand revelation” moments…

Back story: I was showing my family around Amsterdam, a city I had seen before, and while we were shopping, we popped into this classy looking coffee shop. And bought a “special” cupcake for everyone to share. Ate some. Felt nothing an hour later, so […]

The Afghan Dreamers are the inspiration in FIRST

The Afghan Dreamers are the inspiration in FIRST

FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology I have almost spent more years of my life involved in the FIRST Robotics program than not. I don’t do it for the robots. I do it for the people. In FIRST you’ll hear the most […]

Are Tessa and Scott *Together*?!

Are Tessa and Scott *Together*?!

First thing you need to do is watch this: Behold, one of the greatest feats of athleticism like literally ever. The passion, the heart, the perfection, and the raw emotion all while figure skating. I watched this and then couldn’t watch it again because it […]

WTF is CryptoKitties: What it is, Why they’re worth anything, and How it works

WTF is CryptoKitties: What it is, Why they’re worth anything, and How it works

I’m a dog lover who currently owns four virtual, cartoon cats because I was curious. Hopefully this post will help you make sense of the Cryptokitty madness because for the most part there’s no one who is explaining it in a way that I would […]

Taylor Swift’s Latest: Reading Into “Look What You Made Me Do”

Taylor Swift’s Latest: Reading Into “Look What You Made Me Do”

    Taylor Swift’s new song is meant to make your uncomfortable. And I think that’s why a lot of people don’t like it. This song isn’t bubbly, it’s no ‘Shake It Off’ nor ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’. This is the new […]