Category: Ramblings



Bacon Honey-Mustard BBQ Chili

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

In addition to programming all the time, I’ve also been known to hack my way through the kitchen whenever I get the time.  My latest creation was tested out at a chili cookoff last month where it took 2nd place for Best New and Different Chili.  I whipped up a second batch last night for […]

The Failure of Undergraduate Computer Science Programs

Posted on: Thursday, Oct 29, 2009

I started my college career as a Computer Science major, with some basics already under my belt and an eagerness to learn “complicated, college-level programming”.  By December of my Sophomore year, I had finished the lower-division CS courses, but was left unimpressed.  Most of them were clearly designed to be “weeder courses”, classes forced on […]

Final Impressions of COGS 121

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

After 10 weeks, I’ve now been able to watch all of the final presentations from the different groups. Considering that my group was the only “experienced programmer” team, I really didn’t know what to expect from the others. All in all, I’ve been incredibly impressed by the various projects they’ve managed to produce. Most importantly, […]

Delays to being Open (Past Midnight)

Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008

For those of you that have not heard, my grandfather is very ill and in the hospital.  I’ve been back and forth to LA several times this last week to try and help out the family as much as I can.  Even better, I picked up a really nasty cold somewhere along the way.  All […]

Practical Chinese for Nerds (hwk 1)

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008

The first assignment for COGS 121 was due last week.  I worked up a simple site on Practical Chinese for Nerds.  The content leaves a lot to be desired, but that was essentially filler for me.  I was focusing on two things while I built this site. Building a completely image-free site by hand.  Something […]

COGS 121: Human Computer Interaction Programming

Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008

So in my 5th and final year at UCSD, I’m finally getting to take a class that I’ve had my eye on for years: Human Computer Interaction Programming. Part of the class assignments are to maintain a blog of what we do in (or related to) class. Since I’m lazy and don’t want to set […]

Personal Goal #837: Brick Breaking

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

One of my philosophies in life is to set personal goals that seem almost impossible to reach. Then reach them. Yes, it sounds ridiculously cliche, but it moves me forward. One such goal of mine was to break 8 bricks. While I didn’t quite nail it last November, I got close. This year, I plan […]

Hello world ‘o’ blogs!

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2007

Alright, I’m finally doing it. In the spirit of 99% of the rest of the Rails coders out there, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and making my own blog.  For years, I’ve hated even the word “blog” as to me the idea represented adolescent ramblings from dissatisfied narcissists.  This is probably due to the original […]