Category: General

  • Mid-year check-in, also I’m 28 now

    Yesterday, I turned 28. This is the perfect time to reflect on the first half of 2018 and also my past year since I turned 27. When 2018 started, I decided not to start with any resolutions as they most often don’t get fulfilled. I wanted to mostly observe myself and get to know myself […]

  • Preview of Free Press

    Below is a screenshot of the most recent changes I’ve made to free press to get a single post showing. It’s missing author, date, and other important links but I’m working on that next. I’ve spent maybe 15-20 minutes just trying to get the line-height correct, but…it’s a tricky problem because I’m sure by now […]

  • Getting started with local WordPress development and a log for free-press development

    Over 2 months ago, I wrote about starting work on my own theme. This has been slow going but I have actually learned quite a bit even for being a thing put on the back-burner for awhile.  First, local WordPress development is easily doable on OSX using MAMP. After installing MAMP, you’ll need to point […]

  • Chrome console output notes

    Below are some cool console.log tricks that I recently have been learning about. Add CSS using %c Change Styles: use the %c formatter to style everything that follows. Each %c acts as a delimiter which means everything following will take the styles added to the next param passed to console.log. Clear the console This one just happened for […]

  • Mid-May update

    In the past 2-3 months, I’ve been writing way more code and relatively more blog posts than I had before starting this blog. This has been mainly due to my goal of being consistent about things that interest me. I’m writing this post because I haven’t posted in about 10 days and I was getting […]

  • The Three-body Problem

    A few months ago, a friend recommended The Three-body Problem by Liu Cixin (translated by Ken Liu from Chinese to English). I listened to it as an audiobook. This book is a different kind of science fiction! It starts out with at the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s and then sets the beginning there […]

  • Say something nice

    I love people who are helpful and caring. I think it does require effort to be nice and I think it’s important to recognize people who are nice! Thank you to everyone who is nice!

  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Review

    When I first started listening to audiobooks, I tried a couple of different books whose name I don’t even remember and I never got past the first few chapters. Last year, there was something different, I tried listening to the Harry Potter series. All the audiobooks in the Harry Potter series are narrated by Stephen […]

  • Goodbye Bilo – December 2nd, 2017

    Earlier today, we had to put Bilo to sleep. Bilo Star (pronounced Be-lo) was born in the first week of February in 2015. He was just a few months short of his 3rd birthday. When he was just a few weeks old, my sister had adopted him and in July of 2015, I brought him […]

  • A new topic to explore

    On my previous blogs and on this blog so far, I have not talked about finances. I think it's a tough topic, to write about and to talk about. I believe most people around me (Silicon Valley) like making money and talking about companies' finances but are afraid or hesitant to talk about personal money/finances […]