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May 8, 2022

Redactle-Inspired Edits

My favorite Wordle-related game right now is Redactle, where you have to try to guess a random Wikipedia article by the words it contains. It’s great fun trying to tease out what word could go where based on sentence structure, word length, other words around it, typical Wikipedia phrasing, and so forth.

Jan 2, 2022

My Year In Cities, 2021

Like two years ago, but unlike last year when I never left my home, here is the list of cities I visited during 2021, in chronological order.

Dec 31, 2021

A Closed and Common Lisp

I just recently finished up Advent of Code for 2021, and, like last year, I did it in a new-to-me language. This year’s choice was Common Lisp. My total previous exposure to Lisp was a couple weeks writing Scheme in my Programming Languages class at university, so it was almost entirely a novel experience.

Dec 28, 2020

A December with Julia

I first did Advent of Code last year, and I decided then that I wanted to use it to learn a new programming language each year. Last year it was Rust, this year it was Julia. Unlike last year, this year I managed to complete every puzzle on the day it was released, and in the process I think I got a pretty good introduction to Julia.

Jun 14, 2020

20 Years of Programming

I’m not sure of the exact date, but 20 years ago, around now, I started my first professional programming job. It’s weird to think about having done anything for 20 years. That’s as long as all my schooling put together.

Jan 7, 2020

My Year In Cities, 2019

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2019, in chronological order.

Jan 1, 2019

My Year In Cities, 2018

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2018, in chronological order.

Mar 24, 2018

A Day in the Life of an American in London

As an American living in the UK, I often have people ask me how life here differs from in the US, and it’s a hard question to answer. On the one hand, things are pretty much the same whether you’re living in New York or London, but on the other hand, there are hundreds of tiny differences that can be confusing or annoying. So, I decided to pay attention one day and write down all the differences I could notice, no matter how small, over the course of one day (specifically, Monday, March 12, 2018). I’ve presented it in chronological order so you can get an idea of what it’s like to live a day in London as an American.

Jan 8, 2018

My Year In Cities, 2017

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2017, in chronological order.

Jan 3, 2017

My Year In Cities, 2016

Like last year, here is the list of cities I visited during 2016, in chronological order.