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Mirage Editor

by Cory on August 11, 2019

I've been slowly chipping away at making a text editor using React. Damn, I thought I could make something quick and simple real quick but text processing has so many corner cases and shit. This isn't even a simple react app.

The progre...

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The Uninhabitable Earth

It's a comprehensive summary of global climate change. Also read the comments for a bit... (Read More)

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    (NSFW WARNING) How did it end up like this? It was only a fart, it was only a fart!

    by Cory on July 25, 2019

    Today I ended up sitting into an unintentionally gay roleplaying session...

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    Starting Something New...

    by Cory on July 22, 2019

    I quit my fucking job! I almost have a new job, maybe. I might have about a month for a nice vacation.

    I haven't been keeping up with my projects during the job hunt and I fell off the meditation wagon really hard. I'm in a much better place ment...

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    Powder Keg

    by Cory on July 2, 2019

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    Session ?

    by Cory on June 3, 2019

    Damn, I haven't been doing these lately. I flew to Boston this past week and went to a job interview. It was pretty stressful.

    But that's not why I'm making this entry. I just happened to go get some water with a work friend and we sat down outsi...

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    Session 5

    by Cory on May 28, 2019

    Note to self: need to do this more regularly. Every night before bed?

    Was unusually calm this time. Not sure if meditation is working because I was stressed and depressed and angry after getting bad news on Friday but then I felt strangely calm a...

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    Session 4

    by Cory on May 22, 2019

    I'm sitting seiza on my bed. The lights are on and I'm staring at the books on my bookshelf.

    Slightly elevated heartbeat. Probably around 80bpm. Minor, dull pit in stomach but nothing extreme.

    I'm concerned about my definition of success and cha...

  • Slacker Zen

    Session 3

    by Cory on May 22, 2019

    Not sure if it's because I was so tired but it was really easy to keep my head empty this time.

    I was also able to slow my heart rate and dull the pang of anxiety for about 20 seconds at a time.

    Concentrate on breathing. Sitting on my bed in the...

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    Session 2

    by Cory on May 17, 2019

    I tried to concentrate on not concentrating but my mind would wander. I think meditating must be like holding your breath, but right now I can't even stop wandering for more than 3 seconds.

    I have a song stuck in my head. That's ok.

    Keep replayi...

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