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Showing posts from June, 2019

What AD means for the NBA

Admittedly, I have been following professional sports less and less in the past few years, ever since I quit playing fantasy football in 2015. I barely watched the 2019 NBA finals, despite the devastating injuries to future hall-of-famers Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and the potential of Jeremy Lin becoming the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship (which he later accomplished, playing a whopping 1 minute in the final series). Still, I could not help but jump on the bandwagon and discuss my thoughts on the recent blockbuster trade of New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, which I argue is the biggest sports trade in recent memory, immediately transforming a Lakers team who fell shy of the playoffs this year to championship favorites for the 2019-2020 season, but also provides much needed depth and future consistency for the Pelicans, who are looking to build a dynasty around Zion Williamson, the most hyped NBA prospect in recent memory.

The Brow has only made the playoff…


When I was 8 years old my dad brought an extra desktop from work home. It had Windows XP, Internet Explorer that only worked because we leeched off our neighbor's WiFi, and of course the greatest pinball machine game ever. At the time I was fascinated by the things that desktop could do and how everything could fit into a metal box that seemed to be made up of random colorful wires, loud fans, and way too much dust.

At that instance, I'd subconsciously made the decision that I wanted to work with computers in the future. I didn't know how, but I knew that was my goal. At the time I hadn't even heard of college or university, but I knew I wanted to work with computers. All the way from that day to 6th grade where I learned about a '13th grade' to just last semester at Berkeley I always thought that I'd be best suited for a career with computers. Software engineering was the only pathway that I would be taking, because that's all I'd ever heard while…

5 Things We Can Learn From Leonardo (di ser Piero, not DiCaprio)

Recently I finished a fantastic biography by Walter Isaacson detailing the life and works of one of my favorite historical figure of all time - Leonardo da Vinci.

Born on April 15th, 1452 as an illegitimate (and oldest) son of notary Ser Piero and peasant lady Caterina, Leonardo was markedly different from his peers and relatives from a very young age. He proved too curious to follow his father's wishes of him becoming a notary and proved that until the day he died in 1519. Many of us know of the left-handed genius from the popularized Mona Lisa or The Vitruvian Man, and many aspiring artists and scientists have tried imitating his brilliant works. Handsome and social, he was respected by many people in his time as well as the present. Today, our discussion will not draw primarily from his famous works, but what we can learn from Leonardo's characteristics and actions. 1. Be Tremendously Curious about Yourself and the World If I could take away anything from Walter Isaacson&#…