Blog

A place for me to dump my thoughts — personal reflections, project and product concepts, things I appreciate, snippets about projects.

The most important step in web design happens before you push a single pixel

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How to Support User-Selected Google Fonts in WordPress Themes & Plugins

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The "flow" mind state

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CSS is an art, and it's dying. A reflection on CSS and JS frameworks and the evolution of CSS

I’ve been working through the serverless-stack.com tutorial. It’s awesome, teaching you how to set up an AWS backend, React front-end, and now is going through CI/CD through See...

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“What do you truly want to accomplish before you die?” A goal-setting app that shares my life philosophy

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pedestal

Thick foam. Support — pedestal for a statue. On a webpage, a store shelf; a box, a bag, a shoe rack, a pair of feet. Rubber soles. Carpet, concrete, asphalt, grass, gravel. Win...

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Offsetting Overlapping Labels in d3.js with a Recursive Algorithm, or: using recursion on a real project for the first time eeeee

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roar

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The Only Thing A Graphic Designer Needs to Know

or, How To Break Through And Create Amazing Graphics / or, intuition derived from my jank design journey that many designer friends don’t have / or, Gesalt Principles, Purpose-B...

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Brief Reflection on Coronavirus, or: Realizing The World Is (Slightly) Falling Apart

Talking with a friend about how things are falling apart, how we might not be able to return to campus for the rest of the term; me realizing just how many opportunities are van...

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Meaning and Purpose in Life as an Equilibrium of Monkey Mechanisms in an Unmonkey World (briefly ft. Coronavirus)

Talking about Coronavirus, confrontation with the possibility of death or the death of a loved one, and the emotional pain caused by having higher desires and ambitions ripped a...

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peace

I sat on the floor of my room, eyes closed. My brain was filled with noise, with random thoughts and anxieties throwing themselves all around. “Clear, clear,” I thought, trying ...

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platonic slut

A label Tessa and Kelly came up with for me, because I have so many platonic one-night stands.1 Sure enough, I had platonically “fucked,” without entering into a close social r...

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Thoughts on Ben Platt, Excellence, and Running

I: Ben Platt Yesterday, I read this New York Times feature on “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt. It discusses Platt’s background immersed in musical theater, growing up in Beve...

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library stairwell

Searching for a study space with sight of the clear afternoon sun, Maxwell and I end up in the back stairwell of the library. Tucked between the furthest back study rooms, the s...

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folding clothes

There’s a simple joy to folding clothes. At 2 AM, I descended to my room only to find the pile of unfolded laundry I had left on my bed. I was dismayed at not being able to slee...

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bus ride

Sitting in a coach bus — “the nicest I’ve ever seen,” says Christina — my relphil reading on my lap in front of me, wearing sleek purple-blue Nordic gear up top down to ugly swe...

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apology

An apology through email holds up as an admission of guilt in a court of law. As soon as you apologize, it’s over. I spent the whole time fighting. I didn’t apologize because ...

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Welcome! ~About This Blog

Hi, welcome to my blog! I’ve wanted to build a blog for a while. Over the summer I remade my entire website and now I’ve finally added a blog to it. I have a variety of objectiv...

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Hymn for a Scarecrow Cover

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