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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 ...

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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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    Why are Californians so Flaky?

    by Cory on April 25, 2015

    Why are Californians so flaky? If you go on the internet and google this sentence, you will find a lot of East Coast dorks asking this question and a lot of people from California tooting their own horn at how awesome the weather is and how hard t...

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    An Ode to Yoga Pants

    by Cory on April 20, 2015

    This one goes out to all the spicy ladies who live at the Sports Basement. Keep doing what'chu doin

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    New Dashboard Features: Task List and Activity Feed

    by Cory on April 20, 2015

    I said I was going to make a radio, but I'm not ready yet. I've been finishing up the features that I fleshed out on the site for a while now. I ended up making a second website for my IRL resume, which is kind of cool because I managed to write a...

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    Creepy Cory and his Cartoon Caricatures

    by Cory on April 11, 2015

    I spent another drawing day at Stanford. Also, I'll post a small backlog of drawings I've built up. Turns out I'm not as good at drawing faces as I thought.

    Yes, I'm gonna be that guy. The guy who brings a book to meet new people and then sit t...

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    Things are about to Change

    by Cory on April 10, 2015

    Enough shitposting! It's time to begin my first project. I'm going to make an XM radio receiver! Details pending!

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    How to be Successful + Have Many Friends

    by Cory on April 9, 2015

    1. Separate every single task into little chunks. You need to do things in little baby steps, because you only have little baby feet and useless t-rex hands.

    2. Everything you make is shit and everything you will make will be shit. Make shit all ...

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    F'ed up Dream about Job Hunting

    by Cory on April 8, 2015

    I had this super messed up dream about job hunting last night. I dreamed that I was heading towards a job interview and I was on the bus. My mom was there and she told me she set me up with this company and don't worry about it because she handled...

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    I Painted my Sketchbook Cover

    by Cory on April 3, 2015

    Now there's a symbol I didn't think I'd see again. My sketchbook is totally legit now.

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