My year in books

Posted on Sun 31 December 2017 in life • Tagged with life, books

At the beginning of 2017, I made a resolution: I would read 17 books for pleasure over the course of the year. Now, this might seem like very few to my mother who claims to read a new book every two days on her Kindle. And it might seem like …

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Wonders of YouTube

Posted on Fri 19 May 2017 in life • Tagged with life, italian, youtube, spirits, mediums

Who was Eusapia Palladino?

Eusapia Palladino era una medium Italiana.

I remember saying these words over and over in my dorm room in Schapiro Hall during my third year of college. I was practicing for the midterm presentation in my Advanced Italian Conversation course, in which we had to make …

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You need a doorbell

Posted on Fri 03 February 2017 in programming • Tagged with life, programming, python, twilio, flask

Sometimes a dumb technical approach can be a solution to a real world problem.

I live in a graduate residence that doesn't have a buzzer system. To be granted access, my guests have to text/call me directly and I have to walk downstairs to let them in. Though this …

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Eight days a week, revisited

Posted on Thu 02 June 2016 in economics • Tagged with life, economics, corporate drones, nundinum

If, as I investigated in a previous post, you were down with an eight-day week, then you were down with an idea that is possibly welfare improving. Give yourself a pat on the back.

That's according to Maya Eden in a paper elegantly titled The Week. Dr. Eden presented her …

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Eight days a week

Posted on Sat 09 January 2016 in economics • Tagged with life, economics, corporate drones, nundinum

What would you give up for a three-day weekend?

The problem

How great are three-day weekends? For me, at least, they recall the days in undergrad in which Thursday at 2pm was the end of the work week. The rejuvenation of those three-day weekends is certainly a step above the …

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Posted on Fri 08 January 2016 in life • Tagged with life

Welcome to my site. I'll be writing about various topics, such as the world to which we are all party.