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History Technology

QWERTY vs Dvorak vs Colemak, and Tangents

I remember trying to learn how to type using QWERTY. It was back in elementary school, and one of my classmate’s dad was volunteering to teach us kiddos how to type. He would wheel over a big cart of chunky Mac’s, and we were each assigned to a numbered computer. It was super exciting stuff; back then, getting access to a laptop in school was a pretty big deal. Obviously, the keyboard…

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Language Philosophy

Failure to Perform

So recently I helped host an open session with a dancer by the name Chaz Cabonce. Chaz brought his open session crew over, DJed some old school beats, and we had a blast. Although it was pretty intimidating seeing these great dancers kill it on the dance floor, it was an enlightening one. Everyone was so creative, everyone was so open, and everyone was willing to share their knowledge, acting as both teacher and…

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Art Business Language

Fair Use as a Writer

One side project I’m interested in exploring involves analyzing song lyrics, breaking them down, and memorizing them. I want to consciously digest the harmony, rhythm, melody, dynamics, etc. I realize that I often treat songs as ear candy. I hear them, but I don’t truly listen to them. Hopefully by putting in more deliberate effort towards understanding a song, I can connect with it better, improve my musicality, and maybe even my memory (I’ve always…

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Art Language

Why I Write

I figure I’ll start off this first post with the reason why I’m engaging in this endeavor in the first place. For a while, especially in high school, I really took solace writing in my journals. I wrote about my thoughts, feelings, ideas, and also penned some cringeworthy poems. But I also found writing an invaluable tool for reflection, growth, creativity, and learning. I genuinely believe I would be quite a different person…

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