Monthly Archives April 2006


Interesting article from Wired magazine: You Play World of Warcraft? You’re Hired! [Stephen Gillett] accepted Yahoo!’s offer and now works there as senior director of engineering operations. “I used to worry about not having what I needed to get a job done,” he says. “Now I think of it like a quest; by being willing […]

Does “serendipity” have an antonym? (edited)

I am not inherently an unhappy person – but I have lived through unhappy experiences and seen other people suffering. I want to make that distinction, because I realise that I may not come across as a happy person. Rather than unhappy, I’d say I’m serious. I take life seriously, and just because I recognise […]


As some of you may know, I have a younger sister named Esther who is a senior in high school this year. I love her dearly, though we don’t always see eye to eye, and lately I have been extremely worried about her. She has been depressed for the past year or two, and tends […]


Well boys and girls, welcome to tax-season update number one and only. This week has been overwhelmingly devoted to my taxes, which were unecessarily, frustratingly, distressing complicated this year. I won’t go into details. It’s not entirely clear whether everything worked out peachily in the end, but at the very least I feel quite accomplished […]

Help: Tax question

I have a tax-related question for anyone who might know. I did an SRC internship last summer for which I received a stipend. However, I didn’t get a W-2 for that money, and I don’t know how research stipend type money is treated tax wise. It seems pretty likely to me that I should pay […]

This made me laugh out loud

“It [a juggling routine] was… designed for an audience of late 80’s pop fans who thought Michael Jackson was the Second Coming of Christ. Too bad there is no God, and Michael Jackson is just a pedophile with bad plastic surgery.”