This past weekend I tripped to San Francisco for Porter Robinson's "Second Sky"
festival. The festival itself was held over two days; I attended Sunday which
was the final day. Both days were essentially the same show, same artists, same
Air to Earth 11:15 — 12:05
Wavedash 12:10 — 12:55
Knower 1:10 — 1:40
Jacob Collier 1:55 — 2:40
Jon Hopkins 2:55 — 3:45
Toro Y Moi 4:05 — 4:55
Jai Wolf 5:15 — 6:15
Madeon 6:35 — 7:35
Porter Robinson 8:00 — 9:40
I flew out of RDU on Saturday afternoon wearing a Gundam hoodie, black leggings
and some shorts over top. Before getting through the checkpoint the TSA agent
stops me and frisks my shoulders, probably because...
I've betrayed my ennui here
in recent memory. The situation has not changed much; I've just gotten worse at
pretending to care.
It's unfortunate that I've let it linger for so long. I really could've done
much more with my disinterested-time, had I taken care of this sooner than I am
now taking care of it.
I went to the grocery store today. Among other things I grabbed a bottle of
kefir. As a fermented milk it's really good for my stomach; there's always a
bottle in my refrigerator, but this is only a habit I've picked up in the past
month or two. I like also that it has a healthy amount of protein which
supplements the muscles I tear while exercising. I've found myself in t...
Here's something I don't write about normally; I've figured that taking a break
from writing my usual stuff would be a nice change-of-pace :)
What is Terra network?
Terra is a public permisionless blockchain providing
a number of algorithmic stablecoins pegged to currencies like the US
Dollar . Handling Terra USD
(UST) is just like handling the equivalent amount of USD; 1 UST = 1 USD, and
this dollar-peg is supported by the mechanics of the Terra network. If you're
further curious about how Terra achieves this peg you may find this
There are many other stablecoins pegged to the US dollar outside of the Terra
ecosystem like USDC and Tether
USD but both of these are only back...
Where I am during the day, it's an excessively comfy place to be, but I'm
perpetually tired from writing and designing and coding until very very late
at night most weeknights.
... this has not changed o(〃＾▽＾〃)o I am every-day tired yet I am
consistently learning new things even after the hours of my daily regiment of
I'm right: 24 is still quite young.
Still, I feel I should be farther along than I am in both my work and hobbies. I
cannot find an immediate solution which makes time for all my interests. Some
days my work suffers because I'm thinking of Japanese or P2P or Solidity or any
number of other things. Other days all...
Recently I've felt keenly aware of something that's only vaguely haunted me for
years. It's terrifying to know of and simply knowing the fact has paralyzed me
more than I like to say. But dually, the idea is inspiring, just the notion that
it can be achieved at all. I'm sure many people suffer from this, too, but I do
not open up so much to many people so I'm not sure how widely it's felt.
By title I'm a software engineer, or something close. I was trained though to be
an electrical / computer engineer in school; from a young age I fell in love
with computers and electronics. In the 7th grade (that's age ~13) I was first
exposed to the TI-84, a scientific graphing calculator that supports a...
I washed my car today. The pollen this Spring is fucking atrocious and it had
all accumulated in a thick layer over my E36. The wash today was much-needed.
In the past I've taken my car to an automatic car wash, one of those ones with
the flashing rainbow lights and the machine you drive up to that eats at least
$7 and then does a piss-poor job at cleaning any amount of grime off. Today I
settled on a hand-wash instead of the automatic one because (1) I can clean my
car better myself and (2) it's only like $4 for 8 minutes of high-pressure soap
and water. Also I get to clean the tires myself which is a massive benefit since
those automatic ones can't clean tires well at all.
For some years I've used Pass , so branded "the
standard Unix password manager", to store and retrieve my passwords for various
tools I use and websites I sign up for. This was nice because pass is a password
manager which integrates tightly with GPG on Linux boxes, which I use an awful
lot, and password managers are inherently better than just using the same
password over and over. After I started using pass but before I began using my
Yubikey, my passwords were encrypted with an encryption key on my personal GPG
keyring. This was, at the time, a marked improvement over memorizing 10 character
passwords made of a random string of letters and symbols I generated via
openssl and I greatly enj...