Tiny Worlds

Have you ever seen a picture like this? Colloquially it's known as a tiny world, and some guy I saw on Reddit said the technical term is an "inverse stereographic projection."…

Japan Winter 2019: Day 1

Early in Fall Semester 2018, my friend Alan had the great idea of studying abroad in Singapore during the spring, so of course I hopped on board (as did our other friends Charles and Jing). Eager to make the most of our journey, Alan also suggested we spend some time…

Anthology of Interest III

The following is the final collection of short stories I wrote for my Creative Writing course in high school. Like the second collection, these stories aren't related and don't have to be read in any particular order. Bomb's Away! or Why Throwing Toys off a Balcony Is a Bad Idea…

Anthology of Interest II

The following is another collection of short stories I wrote for my Creative Writing course in high school. Unlike the first collection, these stories aren't related and don't have to be read in any particular order. Arca As the harsh Saharan winds blew the sand in all directions, a mound…

Qrator

3 Days and 5 Hours of Sleep HackUmass IV was the first college hackathon I went to, and so far has also been the hackathon in which I've gotten the least amount of sleep. It all started out with a fairly long bus ride, delayed by over two hours due…

(A Little Less Than) 120 Minutes

This is Part Two of the story of my biggest project (so far). Read Part One here! The app was finally ready (or so I thought), and the time came for it to be used during the Bay State Ballot Question Hackathon, an event hosted NECIR and WGBH in which…

252411: The Horrors of Very Large Datasets

During the last week, I worked on what was the largest project I have built by myself (so far). I received an email from my future CS professor about an opportunity to work on a web app for an upcoming event hosted by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting…

A Farewell to Highschool

Wow. Four years already. It's weird how each day itself felt so long, yet highschool just flew by. It feels like just yesterday I was staring confused at a map of the building, with absolutely no idea where anything was. Yet somehow I made it, and now I'm sitting at…

(Almost) A New Chapter

It's been two weeks since my last post, so I'm already failing the rule of "pick a schedule you can live with, and stick to it." Then again, that's probably due to the lack of interesting things to say for the past 14 days, and to be honest…

PAX East 2016

About a week ago, I went to PAX East 2016, my third PAX East adventure. To be honest, I didn't have a lot of hope for enjoying the event before I got there. I attribute that sentiment to the fairly lackluster experience that was PAX East 2015, at least compared…