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I try to regularly write the kinds of things that I like to read. If you particularly like or dislike anything I’ve written, post a comment on it or shoot me an email and I’d love to talk more about it!

May 15, 2018
How I Take Notes With Vim, Markdown, and Pandoc

I’ve gone through quite a few revisions of my note-taking process and now that I’m in my final year of school, I think I’ve finally...

May 8, 2018
Open Source Students:  Jay Kamat

This week’s interview features Jay Kamat (jgkamat), a Computer Science student at Georgia Tech. I first found Jay through his work on...

May 7, 2018
Counting Usernames from Malicious Login Attempts

A while back, when I was relatively new to running a VPS (I’m still new, but I’m less new than I was then), I was looking through my sshd...

May 1, 2018
Open Source Students:  Timothy Gu

In this first post in my series interviewing students in open source, I chose to interview fellow UCLA student Timothy Gu (TimothyGu). Timothy is a...

Apr 30, 2018
College Advice I Would Give My Freshman Self

As I approach the end of my undergraduate years at UCLA, I’ve been spending some time reflecting what I’ve learned and the improvements...

Apr 29, 2018
Open Source Students: Introduction

I’ve been interested in the open source world for about as long as I’ve been interested in programming, and despite wanting to ever since...

Feb 26, 2018
Saving $167,000 on Groceries

I usually spend a good chunk of my free time reading articles and listening to podcasts on software development, tech, and other industry news. Over...

Dec 6, 2017
Thoughts on Qutebrowser

I recently began using a web browser called Qutebrowser. I heard about it on Hacker News a while ago and it caught my attention because it encouraged...

Mar 6, 2017
Finding Free Food with Python

If you live in a major city, there’s a good chance you’ve used (or at least heard of) food delivery services like Postmates, GrubHub, or...

Mar 1, 2017
Systemd Timers as a Cron Alternative

I recently gave a short talk at the UCLA Linux User Group about Systemd Timers and how they can be used as an alternative to Cron jobs. If...

Nov 11, 2016
Writing an HTTP server in Prolog

I’m taking a class now on programming languages where I’m learning all about the different styles of languages and how they can all be...

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RSS is awesome. It's a protocol that lets you subscribe to sites like this that publish content that can be represented as a feed. In order to use RSS, you'll need an RSS reader. I like to follow things with RSS reader because it lets me see all of the feeds I subscribe to in one place, in a consistent format, with fewer distractions, and without an algorithm telling me which articles and blog posts I should like. RSS isn't perfect, but I think it's the best widely-available solution for keeping up with content creators that I like.