A list of things about me, and various opinions
- I have not one but several sweet teeth.
- I don't always like precipitation, but when I do I prefer thunderstorms and blizzards.
- One of the most amazing places I want to explore someday: Socotra Island, home to a third of flora "found nowhere else on the planet", including stuff like THIS.
- Persimmons are the best fruit (and woefully underexperienced).
- Prefer: yogurt with no chunkyness BUT orange juice with pulp.
- Do not prefer: tradition for its own sake.
- Am an avid follower and proponent of esports (particularly Starcraft and Overwatch).
- Milk first, then cereal.
- Roofs are made for shelter but also to climb.
- An anti-gestalt taste puzzle:
- Properties I like in food: crunchy, sour, salty, pickled.
- Something I dislike: pickles.
- On things that describe themselves: I love how 'bed' is shaped like a bed.
- Can write backwards and with my right hand, but not both at the same time.
- I don't have a favorite color.
- Things I grew up wanting to be:
- A naturalist exploring the remote and less inhabited islands of the world (inspired by Dr. Dolittle);
- A xenobiologist on a space shuttle;
- A science fiction writer;
- Those anonymous artists behind the drawings you see with titles like "An artist's rendition of X", where X is some astronomical phenomena or imagination of how life would evolve on an alien planet.
A list of books I like, cumulative.
Here I link some of my favorite shorter readings.
A selection of standout comics and graphic novels.
Selected subreddits I suscribe to.
Sites of individuals I frequent or find interesting.
Original (nonacademic) writings
Various vigettes and poetry. Caution: may suffer from excessive cheese.
An ongoing work of fiction.
(Very) old essays and meditations on philosophy, history, and literature.
Design and code
A "color naming game", or Stroop task
, created using ScriptingRT
. If you want to run online studies that require more precise reaction time data, this is one way to do it. For demo purposes only.
A [sparsely populated, irregularly updated] personal subreddit with stylized theme for cataloging things of note. (CSS under construction.)
This is a comprehensive and frequently updated list.
These samples and playlists are neither comprehensive nor frequently updated.
Comprehensive but not frequently updated.
A personal ranking.
Odds and ends
Neat things about the eponymous set.
Click here to read some (what I think are) clever puzzles.
A collection of funny online reviews and ads (featuring Amazon and others).
Periodically I keep track of interesting words and where they come from.
Assorted puns, some original.
Down the rabbit hole we go.
Notes about animals that live deep in the ocean.
Societies and organizations
"A strange organization with questionable motives."
Classified archives for the containment of anomalous entities.
"Microcosm of chaos."
Folks behind the Hugo Awards.
Humanitarian aid and relief
Open Source Initiative
Some photos from my life.
Interesting places I've been to or would like to go.
Sorry for any copyright violations.
Cartographical creations of note.
Posters with nifty designs.
A collection of various notable drawings.