What I'm Thinking

What is Stellar?
12 January 2018

Ever since the holiday break began, I’ve found myself addicted to learning everything about cryptocurrencies. It was an eventful two weeks. I witnessed the rise and fall of Verge (XVG) and Tron (TRX) as well as an Ethereum rally more recently. I put some money in Ethereum and some altcoins; and after researching methods to store my crypto holdings, I bought a Ledger Nano S hardware wallet.

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Last year, my New Year’s resolution was to kick off this blog and write about not just tech-related stuff, but whatever interested me. I made two posts of photos I took during my adventures studying abroad here and here, documented my summer in San Francisco in a three-part series starting here, and I even wrote two posts analyzing the performances of top professional Smash Bros players here and here.

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ZeRo vs. MKLeo at 2GGC
ZeRo vs. MKLeo at 2GGC Championship

2017 was yet another big year for the Super Smash Bros community. There were plenty of large major and “supermajor” tournaments for Melee and Smash 4. In Melee, the old order once again established their dominance while in Smash 4, newer players had some breakout performances. But how do they stack up against each other? Who are the top players for Melee and Smash 4?

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I often hear fresh concerns about saturation in the job market for tech. It seems that a lot of computer science students worry that they will struggle finding a job; and if they might struggle, whether computer science is still a good career. On the extreme side, these concerns devolve into conspiracies such as “tech companies and the government are encouraging more people to go into CS to lower wages.”

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In my free time, I find myself reading a lot of technology-related blogs, articles, and essays. It’s interesting to hear the perspectives of engineers and VCs who have their pulse on the technology industry. I’ve also read some great career advice, and I will feature four of these articles and essays in this post.

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