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Featured Posts:

How I Studied for the SE Exam

May 22, 2017
I passed the Structural Engineering license exam (SE Exam) in Hawaii after two tries. I go over my how I studied for the exam in detail, including study methods, SE Exam practice questions, and test strategies.

Recent Posts:

Books Read in 2023

Feb 2, 2024
I was caught off guard making this year’s list. I read 30 books this year. It felt like I barely opened a book after my daughter’s birth in September. I saw trends in my reading this year, more so than in past years. I dove into topics around Japan, parenting, sci-fi and behavioral economics throughout 2023.

Optimizing the Axie Infinity Garuda Shrine Store

Jan 6, 2024
Axie Infinity just released a significant update introducing parts evolution. This update completes the core game loop. Players now have a compelling reason to consistently engage with their Axies, increase their levels, and evolve their parts. This process builds on the connection between a player and their Axies. This update establishes a more sustainable ecosystem, surpassing the play-to-earn model in the previous bull cycle.

Past Year Review 2022

Jan 21, 2023
I examine the people, activities, and commitments that produce the most positive and negative emotions in 2022. Then use this information to map out 2023.