Having a Social Life Without Social Media

Due to the popularity of my last post, I received loads of questions about how to maintain a social life without social media. Many commenters were defensive - saying that they needed social media to maintain some kind of connection with those they don't see very often. My intent with this post is not to [...]

I Quit Social Media for a Year and Nothing Magical Happened

I made a resolution in September of 2018 that I would quit social media indefinitely. This seemed to be a good decision because of the literal hundreds of articles detailing gains from the benign better interpersonal relationships to the fantastical I founded a multimillion dollar startup. The truth is somewhere in between, but doesn't make [...]

Some Design Principles for Developing Audio-First VR

"Real Time Whenever Possible" (Title sourced from VR researcher Ge Wang) The modern wave of VR and the cryptocurrency boom rapidly increased GPU development. Stunning 3D graphics can be rendered in realtime on consumer grade computers. Fixed media should no longer be used for technical reasons, it is only to be used in the event [...]

Priorities: Sorting Without Sinking

More than almost anything else, grad school is a game of priorities. As a grad student you will undoubtedly come into contact with many people that have extremely dysfunctional priority sets. Arranging priorities in a way that is not advantageous will leave you out to sea without a life raft. Organize your priorities or someone [...]

STEP AWAY FROM THE DAW: VCV Rack for Vibrational Resonance and Fun

VCV Rack is a software emulation of hardware modular synthesizers. In this article you'll find an overview of modular synthesis, and a crash course in how to get started right away with VCV Rack. Retro A Moog brand modular synth. Modular synthesis was big in the late 60s and early 70s. A modular synthesizer looks [...]