Blog Posts and Essays

I walked past my server, but I noticed something amiss: the console was spitting out read errors for my hard drive. So, I shut the whole server down (which is why the server was down for the past week). I got a new Samsung 870 EVO 1TB for Christmas, then installed it and copied over the data. Howeve...

In our robotics team, we have multiple programmers all working on the same robot. The robot is controlled by a REV Control Hub, which is just an Android device at heart. We write our code in Android Studio and send it over WiFi and ADB's TCPIP feature. The robot creates a WiFi network to which the...

I went outside today and took some pictures. It was cold and wet but the pictures turned out great. NEF available on request.


I looked out the window of my classroom today and saw that the wind had picked up and the leaves were falling off the trees rather quickly. I recently got tripod and fo...

If you did not know, I use Grav for my website. This is the first CMS that I really enjoyed using. Drupal was too much, WordPress was difficult to hack, and I did not want to bother with anything static since it seemed like too much work. Probably was not, but eh whatever.

Anyway, RSS and Atom f...

This is my first draft of my Extended Essay that I wrote for the IB Diploma Programme. At the time we were choosing our topics for our essays, I was getting interested in Vector Packet Processing. The maximum limit for this essay is 4000 words, and I am at 3425. If any of you have improvements I can...

I was sitting at my dining table the other day, when I took a look at the ever-present chessboard. It's a very nice board we got from an estate sale, with pewter pieces. But that's besides the point. There was a partially completed game on that board, and I started to wonder if I could figure out th...

Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication, and its Apache licensed reference implementations.

I personally am super excited about a decentralised and federated real-time communication protocol. It follows the sam...

This is an essay I wrote for my IB Economics final about free software and economics. It's heavily inspired by the Freakonomics movie. I've made minimal changes from the version I submitted.

As always, if something is wrong or you just have an opinion to share, feel free to contact me.

Shoutou...

The moon is cool. It's big, it's bright, and it's easy to take a picture of. Not with your phone camera by the way. That always ends up looking like a small black dot. I took my DSLR and made an attempt to take a picture of the moon. It wasn't too bad.

I don't actually get asked this at all, but people ask me a lot, "why doesn't your blog have comments?" It's simple. Comments foster hostility, often provide no contributions to the article, and social media works fine for comments.