Questlog

2020

2020

November 1, 2020

Bits and Pieces

Keep your head up. You do not control the ebb and flow of the universe. You are just trying your best. And trying your best does not mean spending every waking moment...

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September 3, 2020

Pretend

Pretend this is the last day. The last day of what, you ask? Certainly nothing out of the ordinary seems to be going on. Life has been the same, and will be the same, for quite...

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August 7, 2020

Speedrunning, Part 1

This may be one of the last posts that I type out on this keyboard. It’s currently suffering from some mechanical defects: a few of the keys don’t respond immediately...

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July 5, 2020

Days

Taking a break from all the nihilism and “nothing matters” posts to write about productivity as usual. It’s been hard to get things done because I have enrolled...

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June 17, 2020

Tokens, Part 2

I don’t really want to write this. What I want is to be productive, which is why I’m using this little bit of time to create content so I can consider this day not entirely...

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June 8, 2020

Derivatives

It's almost six in the morning and I have an Economics final at noon. I have an A- in the class pre-final, and the final is actually now optional and I will retain my ...

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April 30, 2020

Rendering

About a year ago I had to use the 3D modelling software Blender to make some graphics and renders for a mechanical keyboard keycap set I was designing with my friend...

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April 24, 2020

On Paper

I had an interview yesterday, probably the last one I’ll have for a while. It didn’t go terribly but it also wasn’t exactly stellar, so I’m left with this ambiguous sense...

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April 20, 2020

Striving After the Wind

This whole quarantine thing has made my sleep schedule completely irregular, so I’m writing this at 5:35 AM in what feels like a regular midday afternoon, as I woke up at...

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April 8, 2020

Tokens, Part 1

Time is a rather interesting currency. It spends itself regardless of our choices and continually empties and replenishes itself in a manner undetectable by any means...

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February 12, 2020

Volatility and Risk Aversion

It’s been a very hectic couple of weeks. A lot of midterms and assignments means I don’t have time to focus on what I want to do, so I’m once again forced to put those...

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February 6, 2020

Downtime

This is probably the most blog-post like post I’ve written in a long while. I’m just going to ramble about how things have been and hopefully bring up some observations...

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January 31, 2020

A Fleeting Moment

It’s not too often anymore that I’m still up this late. Of course, going to bed in the early AMs has been the standard for me for many years, but I’m usually asleep by 3...

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January 25, 2020

Motivation, Part 2

I am not particularly bothered by unfinished projects, especially ones with no real deadline. As far as I’m concerned, they contain a substantial amount of progress and very...

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January 17, 2020

Complacency, Part 1

Today I am comfortable. I attended classes, browsed some videos in the 1-2 hours between each one, and am about to head home, after which I will probably cook dinner and...

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January 7, 2020

January 7th Resolutions

Today I made a January 7th resolution to go bouldering at the gym two times a week once I get back to school. What’s a January 7th resolution, you ask? Well, it’s like a New Year’s...

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December 31, 2019

Motivation, Part 1

Once again I am writing one of these to prolong the time before I have to actually work, because today is a free day and the prospect of 10+ hours that can be used for productivity is...

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December 30, 2019

To See the Future

Sometimes when I’m lying awake at night, I wonder what life will be like in a year. In 5 years. In 10, and so on. A year is easy to visualize. I’m still in school. I’ll probably still be doing...

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December 29, 2019

Counting to Three, Part 1

I’ve been told that I’m pretty good at taking the initiative. While I will accept the compliment and awkwardly respond to it in thanks (like any other), this is the one which I...

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December 23, 2019

The New Order

I love to romanticize the “clean slate/new beginnings” theme because it allows me to pretend that not all is lost. No matter how many mistakes I make, I can always have a new...

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November 19, 2019

A Preliminary Trial

I guess we’re just going to write in here until we can get our flagship site running and up in the air. To make that happen, I’m currently learning HTML and CSS in my free time. Hopefully...

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November 17, 2019

The Adventure Revitalized

Some backstory: Between the years 2016 and 2018 I developed a very intense yet not very productive case of workaholism that stemmed from the idea that time and effort would...

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March 5, 2019

#1: Truth

This is a devotional type thing that I wrote a while back when I was struggling with identity and doubt. More of this kind of stuff can be found under Prose and Poetry in Works.

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September 5, 2018

What's Worth Doing

Too many times I've gone and set out to do something, just to give up on it because "it wouldn't be worth my time". And by that, I mean that it would take a long time to do and...

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August 22, 2018

A Year's Reflection

One of my favorite go-to quotes for inspiration is the following: "If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now."

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August 19, 2018

How to Take a Hit

I really suck at failing. Ok, not the actual failing, but I just suck with failure. I don't take it very well, and I go to great lengths just to avoid the prospect of failure. Basically...

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August 16, 2018

And Once Again...

Working is so hard. I legitimately mean it. I'm sitting again in a coffee shop with my laptop, hoping that I'll get something done. But I'm not. For the past ten minutes, I've just been sitting...

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August 15, 2018

The Saturation of Appreciation

I am sitting in a cafe with 10% on my MacBook and no charger, so I might as well write another post while I'm at it. More likely is the prospect of me running out of battery in the middle of...

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August 15, 2018

The Do-Nothing Club

I had this idea for a school club or organization a while back. It was called the "Do-Nothing Club" and would pretty much consist of exactly what it sounds like: people just doing nothing. During...

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August 14, 2018

A Trash Update

Well, disregard most of everything I said in the last post. Orientation was a real clownfest, with it being mostly composed of boring lectures, white kids, international kids, and a poor...

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August 13, 2018

Worrying, Part 2

So I got into the honors program anyways. Felt really relieved at first then also really dumb because I'd spent the last 4 days just wallowing in depression, only to find out that it didn't...

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August 9, 2018

Simplicity, Part 1

I guess all of these are part ones, because I always feel like I'll have more to say later. I'm also just not going to use the "weirdo deep rants" tag for now because these are all pretty much...

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August 7, 2018

Worrying, Part 1

I just learned that I forgot to accept an invitation to my university honors program. The deadline was last week. They still haven’t responded to my email yet. We’ll see. Admittedly...

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August 1, 2018

Being a Fan

I'm now going into week 2 of 2 as a New York City tourist. Being a tourist is pretty lame for multiple reasons, but that's a topic for another time. I've been maintaining a terrible sleep...

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July 26, 2018

The Status Quo

The status quo is a phrase meaning "the existing state of affairs", but I like to use it a lot just to refer to "the current situation". The status quo defines what I do every day. In essence...

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July 23, 2018

Day 4

Life is like riding a bicycle. Except that there is no bike, and in its place is an endless torrent of inescapable misery. You suck. I created a document called "Work" about four months...

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July 21, 2018

2:57 AM

I am not an insomniac. However, it does take a very long time for me to fall asleep in bed. Like usually an hour or two. Lying awake at night is a good time to contemplate your entire life...

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July 20, 2018

Day 2

Today was pretty bad, I suppose. I didn't really do anything again. Woke up at noon and proceeded to panic about how my shirt company is pretty much getting 0 traction...

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July 19, 2018

Day 1

This is probably like the seventh time I said a day was "day 1 of getting my shit together". What does that even mean? I mean, I woke up at 1:30 PM and then spent the next one and a half...

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July 19, 2018

The First

Wow! I actually spent 12 dollars to get this custom domain so that my writing can feel more legit. This is neither my first diary entry nor my first blog post, but...

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