• A Blog Post

    It’s been 364 days since my last post, so I’m getting right in under that 1 year mark so that I can still declare that my blog is regularly updated. Here are some boring random tidbits that somehow constitute a blog post.

  • Reputation Review

    Reputation is Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album and it is lit af. It is 1989’s sexy older sibling, drinking alcohol and having sex. Reputation has a new, distinct sound. It is significantly different than the composition of 1989, but it is a clear evolution of that same “poppy” sound. It is nuanced, with every song exploring different formats under the same style.

  • Coldplay Favorites

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot since their amazing Seattle show, so I made a playlist of my favorite Coldplay songs.

  • My Favorite iOS Apps

    Here’s my highly anticipated list of favorite iOS apps. A follow up to my favorite Mac apps.

  • My Favorite Mac Apps

    Here’s a list of my favorite (third party) Mac apps.

  • Blogging in 2017

    I’ve always enjoyed blogging, but have been very lazy recently about getting around to it. And part of that is because I haven’t really had a good home for all my content. I’ve been using Medium because it’s easy and fast. The design is pretty good and has suited my needs. But I really want a place that’s my very own on the WWW. One that’s not owned by any corporation, that I have (almost) complete control over.

  • Why I Like Vinyl

    Recently I, a 20 year old, have taken a liking to vinyl records. And not because it’s an old medium and I want to be a hipster. I am not “nostalgic” about CDs, casset tapes, or other antiquated mediums. There are solid reasons for why I specifically like this antiquated medium.

  • Using an Ecobee Thermostat with a Millivolt Heating System

    We’ve always been using an old simple thermostat for use with the house’s stove which uses a millivolt connection. This is the only heating appliance in the house, and there’s no AC (perks of living in Washington). But recently, I decided that it was time to upgrade to a smart thermostat.

  • Project Diva X Review

    For those new to the series, X is the third project diva game on the Playstation Vita. The two others are f and F2nd, which are the same game for the most part with different song lists and minor changes. The basic gameplay is a rhythm game based around the playstation shape buttons, hitting the right notes in time with the music. You can watch a few gameplay videos or try to the demo to find out if it clicks for you or not pretty quickly.

  • Applying to the WWDC scholarship

    I submitted my application to Apple’s WWDC 2016 student scholarship 2 days ago. It seems like every year I really want to do this, but this year I finally did. It feels like a great accomplishment, even if I don’t win. I’ve been learning Swift ever since The Swift Programming Language book dropped at WWDC 2014, but I’ve always struggled with Cocoa frameworks because there’s just so much there to learn.