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Jun 8, 2020

Quarantine Hobbies Pt 2: Ariel

My quarantine “hobby” is mechanical keyboards (but mostly just buying keycap sets).

(Is buying things a hobby? Honestly, after spending an ungodly amount of time on r/mk on this subject, I think it is 90% of it.)

Work-from-home keyboard:


The base template: a Keychron K2 (75% form factor) with Gatetron blue switches

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May 3, 2020

Quarantine Hobbies Pt 1: Frank

We’re actually using the kitchen now. Or rather, Frank is using it such that 6.5/7 of our meals don’t come from takeout anymore. Some highlights:


We tried jjapaguri, or “ramdon” as it was named in Parasite. Verdict: not that great.

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Apr 6, 2020

Totally Normal Start to the Year

Don’t even know why I’m making this post, as 2020 has been entirely normal so far.

…So yeah, there’s no way in my last post I could have predicted that COVID-19 would essentially cancel the second quarter (if not half) of 2020. Sure, at the end of 2019 I was aware of the rapid spread and quarantine in Wuhan but I (and it seems everyone else) didn’t anticipate it would spread worldwide. The previous viruses like SARS and Bird Flu seemed much more contained and…”over there,” so to speak. But it escalated so rapidly “over here” in the last few weeks, especially here in NYC.
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