Why is java script the programming language of the web even though it is objectively the worst programming language? Oh, man. You're really making me work for it, aren't you. I'm assuming it's still used because people think it's easy to learn, and it's already so popular. However, I can tell from your tone, mystery… Continue reading You Asked for It! Part 2
Where is the line drawn when using colloquial language not of your culture? Because I personally grew up attending schools where it was okay that I said that because that was the reality of our environment even though I was a white girl in a predominately black and predominately poor school. And I’m just really… Continue reading You Asked for It! Part 1
I don't know what I don't know. But when I do learn something new, I feel smarter, well-rounded, and... sadder. Because not all the information we learn is good! Yes, some knowledge I gain is wanted. I want to know how to ace a test, or write a good email, or other skills that will… Continue reading Is ignorance blissful?
It's that time of the year where everything feels a little too routine, the sky is more grey than not and its just generally harder to get out of bed. But the work doesn't stop! Of course, this is my experience, but at school right now, homework, projects and papers are just piling up. And I don't… Continue reading How can you find motivation or energy?
The bubble has no one definition. For some people, it's the community they live in, the family they live with. For others, it's their state, their country, or maybe even the entire world (maybe astronauts were just trying to escape their bubbles...). For me, my bubble looks like my school, and the Twin Cities. I've… Continue reading How do you avoid the bubble?
I've been thinking about how people deal with pain a lot. Some people listen to music, spend time with friends, go on walks or play with their dogs when they're sad. And others turn to alcohol, drugs, or isolation. While the former seems physically more healthy than the former, I wonder if either are mentally… Continue reading Are coping mechanisms like band-aids?
My parents always like to recall how good I was at throwing tantrums. Every time it was time to leave the park, or take a nap, or eat my veggies, I promptly fell to the floor, screaming and crying and flailing my limbs. It didn't matter if I was in the presence of other adults… Continue reading Why not throw a tantrum?