A 2019 Update

January 1, 2019

I figured it was about time for me to post an update.

tl;dr: I've closed down my Etsy store, but the NGNL playing cards are still available here.

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Switching Domains

August 19, 2018

Yesterday, I finally switched domain names from to This was long overdue, for a variety of reasons:

  • I haven't used the 3edgy6u moniker in years. Honestly, it's a bit too edgy of a username for me to use these days, and also there are just random websites out there that allow numbers in usernames but disallow numbers at the start of usernames. Incredibly arbitrary if you ask me, but it's just another inconvenience.
  • I needed a more professional personal email. An address is not really something I can put on a resume, and I also can't keep an address on it after college.
  • is a sketchy domain name with too many numbers. I've seen it get blocked on business firewalls and such.
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Yet Another Site Redesign

November 24, 2017

This is like, my fourth site redesign, but hopefully it'll be my last one for a while. After many years of reluctant PHP use because I didn't want to refactor my entire site, I finally decided to bite the bullet and completely replace the backend. This site is now uses Flask with a SQLite database and loads much faster than before. I've also taken the liberty of redesigning the frontend to something more pleasing to the eye—bright orange on white as a color scheme definitely stood out but was difficult to look at for extended periods of time. This time I've decided to reference (read: copy) the user interface design from the game Nier: Automata; I'm a big fan of its aesthetic and was inspired by a blog post from the game's UI designer. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all. (Basically, please don't sue me, Yoko Taro!)

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One down, seven more to go!

January 29, 2017

It’s been almost a month since the semester has ended, and I figured that now was a good enough time as any to write a reflection about my first semester at MIT.

I’m basically just looking through my diary for interesting things to write about, since college is a busy time and I certainly can’t list everything I’ve done off the top of my head. Also, keeping a diary and going through old entries is never a bad thing; it’s not a huge time commitment and it does wonders for your mental health.

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TI6 Reflections

August 15, 2016

Just got back from a brief excursion to the west coast, and boy was it amazing. Seattle weather was a nice change of pace from the humidity and heat of northern Virginia. It didn’t rain at all during the week of TI, and the city itself was clean too. Apart from the homelessness problem in Seattle, I had no issues with the city. Right when I arrived at Key Arena during Monday, I saw Arteezy and Aui_2000 walking out of the stadium, and my mind went blank. Meeting the personalities was an unreal experience; bumping into people like WinteR and GoDz in the hallways, or talking players like Dendi and PPD was incredible. There was a lot of standing in lines to meet the more popular personalities, but it was all worth it. The games were spectacular too – the Secret vs LGD match on the first day left my voice extremely hoarse after the very first day, and EHOME vs EG was another epic game that also resulted in my favored team letting me down. Despite relatively disappointing performances from the teams I supported, there was always a match up to be hyped about every day. In addition, the production value was seamless. Not a second of downtime, the weatherman Purge segments were great, the panelists were great, and the event was a very smooth experience.

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