Welcome to my blog, where I share thoughts on various topics that I have varying levels of expertise in. I started this blog because it was a requirement for MIT Massive (which also spurred me to make a personal website in the first place), so many of the posts are related to education. Now that the class is over, I’ve branched out a bit in terms of content matter. I’ve written some posts on:
You can also see snippets of my most recent posts below.
- Advantage/Disadvantage vs. Direct Modifiers in Dungeons & Dragons (9/1/2019) - This year, after a hiatus that lasted a couple decades, I started playing Dungeons & Dragons again. I’m a bit late to the D&D renaissance – it has broken into the mainstream so thoroughly that it has appeared in a number of popular (read: target audience != nerds) TV shows. D&D is popular enough that … Continue reading "Advantage/Disadvantage vs. Direct Modifiers in Dungeons & Dragons"
- The Marginal Cost of Driving a Mile (8/3/2019) - For car owning Americans, vehicle expenses will almost always take up a significant portion of the monthly budget. Cars cost less than housing, and might cost less than food, healthcare, or childcare depending on specific circumstances, but they cost more than pretty much everything else. Since the great majority of American households (~90%) own cars, … Continue reading "The Marginal Cost of Driving a Mile"
- Variations on Capture The Flag (7/8/2019) - Even though the arrival of summer no longer corresponds to a long break from school/work for me, it still reminds me of the weeks spent at summer camp when I was growing up. In my elementary school years, one of my favorite games to play at camp was capture the flag (CTF). There’s something deeply … Continue reading "Variations on Capture The Flag"