and some change

  • The Difference Between Politicians and the People

    One of the most frustrating things about discussing US politics is the disconnect between politicians and “normal people” - whether or not the representatives who are, in theory, supposed to defend the interests of their local constituencies are in fact interested in defending or even aware of these interests.

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  • More Social Norms Stuff

    Via Matt Yglesias, a new USA Today/Gallup poll finds that the richer you are, the more likely you are to think that the economy is doing great:

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  • New Sheet to the Same Heights

    Er, once in awhile I run into a piece I hear that’s not designed for piano solo. So I arrange it for the solo piano (usually by cutting the heart and soul out of the piece).

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  • The Plasticity of Social Norms

    I recently had a conversation with my father about income disparity and social mobility in the US. He’s always been a huge believer in social mobility in the US - you know, the belief that if you work hard, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

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  • New Project

    I’ve started a new project, entitled MultiGrid. It’s a 2D shooter written in C++/OpenGL. I’m writing it from scratch, and will hopefully implement internet multiplayer capabilities.

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  • Spring Break

    … and I’m spending it at home, sleeping the days away. How wonderful is life? So it turns out that my return transportation was arranged under the assumption that my spring break was two weeks instead of one, which is really puzzling.

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  • End of Winter Quarter Update

    So we’re nearing the end of winter quarter. This week is finals, which means no classes but mass tests, and next week is spring break.

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