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Catching Up

Nov. 24, 2019 |  Categories:  Miscellaneous  

So anyways, once I get back from my trip I'll... Wait, it's been three months already?! Apologies for the long hiatus, I promise that it was for a good reason! Before I get into that though, here's a rapid-fire recap of D.F. The best thing I ate: A four course meal at Casa Azul. Starter: 3 bottles of Stella Artois with pickled olives ![Stella][1] Soup: Caldo de pollo (rice, chi...

Bon Voyage! (pt. 2)

Aug. 11, 2019 |  Categories:  Miscellaneous  

Alright, back to the itinerary! Of all the days that I'll be in Mexico City, Wednesday will probably be the most logistically challenging. My plan is to get out to the ruins of Teotihuacan nice and early in the morning, spend most of the day exploring the area, and stop by the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the way back. ![Picture of the ruins of Teotihuacan][1] By bus, the pyramid...

Bon Voyage! (pt. 1)

Aug. 9, 2019 |  Categories:  Miscellaneous  

After a long summer away, I've finally returned to my cozy home here in Lawrence, KS. Of all my favorite things about being home, working again on my home desktop probably been the most joyful for me. Don't get me wrong, I adore my trusty macbook, but it's nice to be using this beast again, most especially because of the mechanical keyboard! Anyways, I said that I'd share my itinerary for my up...

A Step Back, A Step Forward

July 31, 2019 |  Categories:  Miscellaneous   Learning  

Can you believe it’s almost the end of July? I certainly can’t. Over the weekend, I decided to ease off the gas pedal a little bit with respect to my coding work. I’ve been pushing really hard for the past two and a half months, and I could use a little break. Thankfully for me, my long awaited trip to Mexico City is coming up in just two weeks, and I can hardly wait! ![Picture of the Mexica...

The Joys and Vexations of Being Self-Taught

July 15, 2019 |  Categories:  Miscellaneous  

I’ve been sitting on this idea for a while, but I feel like now’s a good time to lay some of my feelings out there. When I set out on this journey to teach myself programming, I had no idea what I was in for. I knew that it would be difficult, as all self-motivated things are, but I never imagined how frustrated, how lost, and how discouraged I would feel at times. While I’ve been able to incor...


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