Some random stuff that I'd like to share for no real good reason.

Apr, 2023
Something new that I learnt?

Ever taken a personality test and then suddenly your inbox is flooded with spammy emails for life? Or spent hours creating something only to be told you have to pay to export it?? Or when you try to unsubscribe but the link is broken? Or when you try to delete an account or unsubscribe and there's no option for it?

Welcome to the world of Dark Patterns , where interfaces are sneaky little devils designed to dupe you into doing stuff you don't want to do.

Something I watched?
The Ultimatum

Jermaine made us watch it together and at first I was like 😑, but ended up 😲. Who knew I'd be a fan of trashy reality TV.

The drama was pretty intense and the premise of the show was really ridiculous but made for amazing entertainment.

What am I thinking about?
You, dead, are so much better than anyone else alive.
- Richard Feynman in a love letter to his wife, 16 months after she passed away

...you can give me nothing now yet I love you so that you stand in my way of loving anyone else — but I want you to stand there.

The sweetest, saddest thing I've read in awhile.

What song is on repeat?

Ok this song is massively overplayed but it's soooooo catchy and was stuck in my brain during algos finals so it definitely deserves its place on Tidbits.

What am I reading?

Like a third of the way through. Sorry it's been finals week, haven't had much time for reading. And the one day where Jermaine and I decided to go to a cafe to read, I brought my kindle which had no battery. 😵

Something I did this month?
Ended Term 4

Around halfway done with university. Term 4 was not as bad as many seniors made it out to be, in large part due to the amazing team I had that made the projects much more palatable and fun. The final project showcase where we won in both Comp Struct and InfoSys was also a banger of a way to end the academic term.