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  • Everything Shii Doesn't Know

    Category: Diary

    When I began writing in this diary-of-sorts on paper ( later I transcribed my writing from paper to Markdown) I never thought I'd keep writing for so long. The pages and feelings buried here span 6 years of my life; many entries only I know what was going on because they are so vague; however when I go back and read my own writing I feel so distant from the mindset woven into those pages, as if being separated by time has separated us both in some other dimension as well. Yet at the same time I don't feel like such a different person at all.

    Somebody... somewhere...

    The main difference, I think, is that when I look left and right the things around me have changed from the things that w...

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    Tags: Things Writing
  • Change of Plans

    Category: Diary

    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 music.

    Artist Time

    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...

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    Tags: I Hotel
  • Fundamentally Uninterested

    Category: Diary

    I've betrayed my ennui here more than once 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...

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    Tags: Year Today
  • Decentralized Finance in the Terra Ecosystem

    Category: Internet

    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 video helpful.

    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...

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    Tags: Terra Ust
  • Aaaa

    Category: Diary

    In my last diary entry, here at least, I said:

    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 work .

    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...

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  • Arcadia of my Youth

    Category: Diary

    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...

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  • First it Stings, then it's Fine

    Category: Diary

    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.

    Anyway it's ni...

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