These past 4 months have been pretty wild. In November, I was pretty involved with a new local political group, and saw it through to its completion. In October and December I began investing time into the world of internet politics again while finishing my school term. My empiricism class wasn't anything to write home about, and my C++ / OOP class just made me hate C++ and OOP more than I already did.
I'm busy getting involved with local activism
Having formerly been on board with Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign and finding myself squarely in the green quadrant of the political compass now, my political development's been shifting -- and Trump's only been making me feel a stronger sense of duty toward developing a philosophical system/approach to the issues. Being in Portland, studying philosophy at a liberal university, and from associating with serious and thoughtful socialists and anarchists, I've been tackling many issues in the field of political science from an analytic perspective : one which is often undervalued when dealing with Marxism, a field dominated by Hegelians and postmodernists (wretch)
No, I'm not a tankie or SJW.
As my academic and political life progress this quarter, I'll be dropping a few decent essays and field notes here. In preparation for my future political event, I've minimized my social media presence. Apologies for not posting on Twitter.
Sakuracon 2017 was a great experience. I'm glad I was able to meet so many great friends and it was wonderful to go on a little vacation.
I'll post notes and update this post with time.
Still working on LispMark, Iyagi BBS, and a few other projects. Sorry for the lack of updates -- I've had WiFi problems and been busy otherwise.
Also working with a friend to record music for a 4x13 music label! (!!!!)
Vaping -- of controversial fashion value but guaranteed health benefits -- is a form of ingesting nicotine gaining in popularity. The practice of inhaling and expelling vapor is similar to cigarette smoking, but tastes much better, generates nearly no smell / second hand effects, and seems to be pretty harmless on people's lungs. Here's my primer on vaping, for people who are interested in making the switch.
Here's some pipe tobacco reviews
Well, here's just a brief review of what's gone on this year: