Archive for the 'Self' Category

Duolingo and me

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Duolingo has always been an interesting one among education startups. It didn’t embroil itself in any debate about pedagogy; it didn’t say it was going to revolutionize education. All it was was a website, and later an iPhone app, and after that a cross-platform app that promised to help you a learn a language for […]

What do I do with all this data

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This isn’t actually a post; more a question I’m thinking through and asking others for any tips on. So I have a ton of data (short observations I’ve gathered in my ubiquitous text capture system). An item or observation is usually a sentence separated from the next item by a blank line. It’s all in […]

My music-listening habits from first semester of college, visualized

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

As you can see, I was just steady listenin’ to my normal rap collection for a few months. Then BAM, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. That blew up my chart, way more than all my other music before. Got on some Common Market too (another Seattle group). The darkish green band at the bottom is Blue Scholars. […]

I’m really split on NYC

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I loved it when I was living there on my own, but towards the end I did get the feeling that it was starting to be too much for me. There is no escape. You have to accept the fact that you will always be surrounded by people and buildings and other man-made things. Still, […]

I want to get better at writing

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

That’s one of the biggest things I wanted to learn when I came to college. Unfortunately it’s not happening because too many kids are forced into writing classes as a requirement and it’s too easy to treat writing as a blow-off. I just want to be able to… [see, if I were a better writer […]

I paid $1 to see the Guggenheim for 30 minutes

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

The number one rule to seeing art museums? Don’t get there 30 minutes before the museum closes.   I broke the number one rule to seeing art museums. Ticket sales for the Gug ends 30 minutes before closing. I got there 27 minutes before closing and paid my $1 for pay-as-you-wish night (ironically, that’s actually all […]

What am I doing wrong?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

So after reading Steve Corona’s “College” blog post, I felt pretty bad for this guy living on $400 a week and sleeping on the floor to make ends meet. $400 a week is hardly enough to live comfortably, but I made it work. Like, I could pay for rent and food, but had to sleep […]

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