Category: Thoughts

Final Thoughts About RelevantXKCD project

Part of my RelevantXKCD project writeup After I wrapped a simple Django server and posted it on Reddit in the subreddit /r/xkcd, I got some great feedback! For the Model As /u/drcopus helpfully enlightened me, I should’ve done data augmentation on the original training set. I could’ve...

Signatures

Signatures are truly a work of art. As they mature through age, they become more flowing, graceful, and elegant. I remember the days during my childhood, when, after meticulously writing my name in cursive, I would broadly proclaim: “Look at this beautiful signature.” It was a long...

Mobile Websites are getting way to Slow

Have you ever noticed how mobile sites are taking longer and longer to load? When I want read the news on the LA Times, they first load all the fancy animations (while I’m staring at a white page), and then finally the article appears. I understand why...

Thoughts about Raspberry Pi (and installing Alexa)

I recently got a Raspberry Pi much to my delight… until I realized that as a software-focused developer, the Pi has very little use for me. Sure it’s great to have, but honestly it’s pretty useless. I looked at a lot of open sourced projects but a...

The Conundrum of Book Response Essays

As I’m analyzing the books my English teacher has assigned, I often wonder how other people interpret each sentence. Simple sentences are easy to decipher and understand, but when I get to the abstract statements, I pause: There is a reason I’m asked to read these books....

School Websites Need an Update

I’ve been looking at a lot of school websites recently, and I’ve noticed that many of these institutions don’t bother keeping their online presence up to date. Most of the school websites that I’ve been too aren’t fitted with Responsive CSS (for easy tablet use), nor do they...

Swimming Olympic Trials — Changing Faces

I read this article Already this week, he has watched several old Olympic comrades struggle in signature events. This years swimming Olympic trials in Omaha was pretty surprising. Other than Michael Phelps, the older swimmers from the 2012 Olympics haven’t been doing so hot (although they are...

Microwave Numbers

When I microwave stuff, I’m usually not sure how long I should microwave it for. There’s really no “perfect” solution, but rather estimations based off of water content, size and weight — Well kind of just guess. Sometimes when I’m thinking about the number, I usually become conflicted...

Gone

Death is one of the few unknown subjects that we all know about. Yet it is one of the perfect analogies with communication. Once dead, communication to this universe ends, never again able to interact with the environment. Never again able to talk with other people. So...

YouTube

I love YouTube. But I know I watch way too much of it. YouTube has trained my brain to want YouTube anytime I have free time, and after I watch my first video, more follow. Soon an hour passes before I even realize how much time passed....