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Review Haiku, again

Posted at 3:49 pm on June 24, 2017 by lafnlab

Over the past year or so, I notice I haven’t been writing as many Review Haiku. There are a few reasons for this. One reason is that I wasn’t very satisfied with the most recent method of posting them, where I created a static PHP page for each review. While it’s good(-ish) if I want […]

JavaScript Coding Challenge 1

Posted at 12:21 pm on March 16, 2017 by lafnlab

JavaScript Coding Challenge 1 For a long time, JavaScript was a programming language I tried to stay away from. It’s notorious for being insecure, but maybe a lot of that is due to sloppy coding by some of the people who use it. These days, however, it’s nearly everywhere, so it’s hard to escape. When […]

Attic Insulation

Posted at 8:17 pm on February 19, 2017 by lafnlab

As mentioned in the previous post, the attic of my house had virtually no insulation in it. Indianapolis is sort of in a weird place when it comes to weather. We don’t often get heavy snowfalls or bitter cold in the winter, however, they do happen every so often. Since heat rises, an uninsulated attic […]

The House

Posted at 10:33 pm on February 16, 2017 by lafnlab

Last spring, I bought a house in the Haughville neighborhood of Indianapolis. It’s a two story house in the American Craftsman style and was built in the 1920s. Though the house has been well-maintained and is very livable, with a house this old, it’s not surprising it needs some work. As I do new projects […]

Messing around with code

Posted at 1:18 pm on May 20, 2016 by lafnlab

Coding is something I do so rarely I often have to look online for tips and go through alot* of trial and error to get things done. On the current project, I wanted to do something differently. Normally, in most database tables, it’s common to create an ID field to hold a number that serves […]

没有咖啡因 - without caffeine

新年快乐!

Posted at 3:02 pm on January 8, 2016 by lafnlab

新年快乐! 我不是新年决心迷,可是有的年我做决心。三年以前我退出了咖啡因。几年以前在工作我经常正常喝了咖啡。因为周末我不喝了咖啡,星期天我平常有了头疼。退出咖啡因以后我少有了头疼。

Another semester

Posted at 6:19 pm on August 30, 2015 by lafnlab

Another semester, another Chinese class. This semester at IUPUI I’m taking EALC-C 301, Third Year Chinese 1. Classes started last week and I can already tell the class is going to be interesting. This is the first Chinese class I’ve had where I feel like I’m in the bottom-half of the class. Granted, it’s a […]

Music and the Lollipop Lock Screen

Posted at 4:49 pm on June 15, 2015 by lafnlab

Music and the Lollipop Lock Screen After the battery started giving me trouble in my THL T6 Pro, I broke down and bought a slightly more upscale smartphone – an ASUS Zenfone 2. Both phones are about the same height and width, though the ASUS seems to be a bit thicker. One of the main […]

Live Below the Line

Posted at 7:22 pm on April 11, 2015 by lafnlab

A year or so ago I read about a challenge where some people in the UK tried to live on £1 a day for five days. This is the level the World Bank sets as the level of extreme poverty. Nearly 1.2 billion people around the world live in conditions of extreme poverty. In the […]

很嗔

Posted at 5:20 pm on March 28, 2015 by lafnlab

Today I took the HSK 3, which was a disaster. The character 嗔 (chēn) means angry or annoyed, and that pretty much describes my feelings about today’s test. The HSK 1 exam which I took last year had a vocabulary list of 150 words, and I passed that test. The HSK 2 test, which I […]