Part-Time Genius Trophy Winners

Tupac studied ballet and was in his high school’s production of Nutcracker. Ikea uses 1% of the world’s wood to make its furniture. Einstein’s brain was about 10% smaller than that of the average human. I learned these and about a hundred other mind-blowing facts from a podcast I got into beginning last summer: Part-Time GeniusĀ (“PTG”). The hosts, Will “Will” Pearson and Mangesh “Mango” Hattikudur, describe PTG asĀ “their newest adventure, built on the premise that learning is much more fun […]

My Spirit Animals, My Neighbors

Leopard in Mumbai, India

Author’s Note: I’m not sure you’ll get much out of this post. It is more of a personal diary entry more than anything else. Still, if you’re intrigued by two of my favorite animals, read on… The BBC’s Planet Earth series narrated by David Attenborough changed my life. As is the case with many others, watching it uncovered a love for wildlife and nature I never quite realized I had. The series was first released in 2006 and on its […]

Immigrants: We Get the Job Done

I had the pleasure of (finally!) seeing Hamilton a couple of weekends ago. As many others have done, I listened to Hamilton sound track on repeat. Among so many gems, one line from Yorktown resonated with me in particular: Immigrants: we get the job done Until the Hamilton Mixtape came out, which found its way into my Hamilton Favs list on Spotify, I kept wishing more was done with that line. Sure enough, the Mixtape includes an entire song based […]

Spectacles Don’t Fall Far from the Tree

Apple logo + rotation - stem + ring=Spectacles logo

Snap’s Spectacles Logo Snap (parent company of Snapchat) recently came out with Spectacles, which seems like it is getting a warmer welcome than did Google’s Glass. I am probably late to the party here, but when I see its logo (right), I can’t help but see Apple’s (left, duh). Basically: Apple + rotation – stem + ring = Spectacles Quick Reads on Logos If you want to continue procrastinating, check out a short history of Apple’s logo, and the (not […]


Two Point Perspective

Earlier this year, I was on a flight to San Francisco (I used to “commute” from NYC to SF every month). Since I don’t mind early morning flights, I was excited to catch up on work, reading, and ticking off my digital errands over the six hour flight. On my reading list was a Hacker News article about hiring. I had been on a Paul Graham essay binge, and it seemed like an appropriate follow-up. Seeing the HN page on […]