Uhh... what? This is a real actual youtube commercial I got the other day. (Read More)
by Cory on November 3, 2019
It's Sunday and I feel like shit. I'm just sitting by myself in my room and I don't think i've talked to another human being outside of transaction store interactions in like 3 days.
I spent the last week trying to figure out how to get the forum...
by Cory on October 26, 2019
I took this Friday off to go run a bunch of errands and it ended up being one of the worst days in recent memory. I got a parking ticket when I parked in a university lot to go to the bathroom and I bought a package that came in and looked like so...
by Cory on October 24, 2019
Behold this rare Omegle get, wherein Stranger 1 pretends to be a MAGA freak and streamrolls my brilliant conjecture and Stranger 2 is a novice high schooler who just can't seem to remember their history facts:
by Cory on October 24, 2019
I recently remembered a conversation I had with someone in highschool and only now did it occur to me how fucking weird it was.
Other guy: "Dude my dad, like, makes me so angry."
Me: "Oh, uh, that sucks. How come?"
"He's just like... a bitch"...
by Cory on October 19, 2019
No tangible progress on the forum right now, but I spent this week adding regression tests to the repo. I began the week about to work on implementing a "Create New Thread" flow when I realized that I accidentally broke the REST api somehow. I spe...
by Cory on October 5, 2019
I got SASS setup and started plopping in css variables everywhere. I could get used to this. I read a little bit about semantic HTML5 tags and object-oriented CSS (OOCSS), block-element-modifier (BEM) methology, SMACSS, etc. Sounds cool. I'm tryin...
by Cory on October 3, 2019
I put in breadcrumbs and styled them kind of pretty like:
I need to make it look pretty now. I have an unofficial milestone which is to make a presentable demo by the end of this week.
Also since the last post, I added SASS support to the webp...
by Cory on September 7, 2019
I refactored some of the react code and set up my django models so now I have forums and threads. I also made forum and thread list views.
I changed the editor a little bit so that it appears in what would be the next post in a thread:
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
This is a surprisingly engrossing story about a race between Tarahumara and American ultramarathoners that frames a discussion of how running informs human evolution, culture, health, and lifestyles. It's a pleasant surprise.
Added on November 2, 2019 3:06 AM★
This is the most beautifully laid out book. It's for really new beginners though, but the later examples are pretty substantial.
Added on August 19, 2019 5:43 AM
Anger Management for Everyone
I had to read this because I started to hate my job and all my ideas don't make any money. It's a good book though with a lot of techniques that cover lifestyle changes, behavioral changes, and provides you with ways to manage anger. Not just anger but bitterness and over negativity too. To get the most out of the book requires picking a new strategies and following through on them until they become habit. I've been trying to keep a disciplined schedule and practice for these couple weeks and I think I can already feel results.
Added on April 8, 2019 10:47 PM
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
I didn't know that Theranos was so fucking crazy. Just from casually listening to the news I thought it was just some girl who bit off more than she could chew and then started lying. No, this is the Final Fantasy 7 house of silicon valley start ups. I was captivated by this guys book the whole way through. I thought 350 pages would be long but it flew by. Also the stereotype pairing of young girl engineer and creepy piece.of shit incompetent old guy is really common in Silicon Valley. It's the worst. I need to get out of here.
Added on January 20, 2019 3:54 AM★
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
This book is life anecdotes backed up with psychology for how to become an enlightened person. He also really likes the Bible. (Belief not necessary to enjoy the book). I think he has some interesting points but I disagree on a couple things, for instance when he says it's completely unreasonable to not want to have kids or that "striving the maximum good for most people" is specific enough to let you figure out what you should do in a day. I learned a lot of cool things about lobsters though.
Added on January 7, 2019 6:42 AM