Go Home and Grind

It’s a well-known fact that I’m a workaholic. This doesn’t necessarily instill a sense of pride or regret. When I left Kyruus, I was so committed to maintaining a “perfect” work-life balance that I neither brought my work laptop home nor cloned edX repositories on my personal laptop. I think that lasted for two months, maybe. The truth is: I […]

Hurts So Good

For the past two-and-a-half months I have been away from circus due to injury, illness, and holidays. I’ve mostly spent the time wishing I were back at circus, coding, and watching a lot of streaming media. Last week marked return. I was a bit nervous as I assumed I would have forgotten the various tricks and routines I’ve […]

Delivering Bad News

Disclaimer: Coursera is a competitor of edX (where I work). My views are my own, not those of edX. Last week Coursera announced they’d be shutting down their old platform, removing some older courses. Hacker News and reddit went crazy and trashed Coursera. Ironically, Coursera made the right choice. They simply did a poor job […]

MIT Senior House

I’ve been reading various posts on Facebook, reddit, and Medium about MIT’s recent announcement of a moratorium on freshmen in Senior House. The overwhelming majority of what I am reading is dissatisfaction with the MIT administration. Many feel this another step to squash the culture normally associated with east campus. I didn’t spend much time […]

Let’s Encrypt

Take a look at your URL bar. See that green lock? That’s about 10 hours of work this weekend, approximately 9 more than planned! Nevertheless, I am happy to share that all of my personally-hosted sites are now served exclusively via SSL thanks to Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is a new certificate authority issuing free […]