On Frustration and Anger

When I was younger, I used to be easily frustrated when things weren't going my way. I would feel a surge of emotion wash over me, and I would indulge in that burning warmth while it lasted. The sensation was a strange combination of feeling powerful — a wave of pent-up energy coursing through me,... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to jscodeshift

Recently, I had to make a straightforward change over dozens of files spread across our entire frontend codebase. I didn't like the idea of finding all the files and manually make the change; in the spirit of laziness-driven-development, I decided to figure out a way to script it. I'd discovered jscodeshift a few months ago... Continue Reading →

So-What-Ness

I've noticed a sense of so-what-ness that permeates a lot of the conversations I've had or observed. It's a sense of mild cynicism that hangs over a conversation or idea, where it feels like every sentence has to justify its significance against an unspoken "so what?". It's skepticism as a default; an indulgence in intellectual... Continue Reading →

Notes on Fasting

The hardest part of not eating for 120 hours and 11 minutes was the boredom. From the afternoon of May 17th until a late lunch on May 22nd, it was as if I found myself living in a boundless void. Time stretched out forever. I'm not sure if it's a psychological thing — not having... Continue Reading →

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