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May 10, 2022

A Surprising House History

The work to get started on the work in the house is slow going, but it goes. In the meantime, I’ve found some pretty interesting house history (at least, I think it’s the same house) in some old Brooklyn newspapers.

First off, it’s pretty cool that the Brooklyn Public Library digitally archives a lot of these historical newspapers online. I learned about this through some unrelated articles on Then I figured, “Why not try searching for our address just on the off-chance something comes up?” Little did I know that these old newspapers report on pretty much everything, and in fairly personal detail too.

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Sep 16, 2018

Detroit: Become Human

As the years go by, I’ve had an increasingly poor track record of starting games, much less finishing them. (Granted, I never really had a good track record of finishing games even pre-college–my MO was always “sink 100 hours into getting literally every item but then wander around pre-final boss feeling super powerful and never actually fight him because that would mean bringing my journey to an end.”) The mental commitment to start a game has gotten more and more insurmountable, so that I don’t even start. However, a couple of months ago, the hype around Detroit: Become Human was great enough that I decided to sit down and play it.
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Mar 5, 2017

Do-It-Myself: Light Fixture Upgrade

New year, new light fixtures! Or so I thought. I bought new fixtures for the apartment, but the dining room one seemed a little bit…plain. I’d never really considered myself a DIY kinda person before (at least, not for real life things…) but I thought there was a chance I could do something to spruce them up. Here is the journey:

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