A running list of things I like. All of these things have made a pretty big impact on my quality of life this year, and I hope some of these can for you too.


  • Don Memo’s Chicken Burrito
  • McDonald’s McChicken
  • Lucy Ho’s Azu Chicken Fried Rice
  • Platt Hot Chocolate


  • Typora - A way faster/cleaner alternative to Word
  • Alfred (universal copy paste feature is unreal)
  • Notion
  • Whimsical (for diagrams)
  • TickTick
  • iTerm2


  • Atomic Habits - James Clear
  • The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
  • The Dip - Seth Godin
  • Westgate, E. C. (2020). Why Boredom Is Interesting


  • CIS 555 - First CIS class that truly made me feel ownership of the code I wrote for homeoworks. No implementation stubs, etc.
  • OIDD 490 - First solid introduction to behavior psychology + behavior change for good
  • OIDD 245 - Really taught me how to go out and get things done on my own in the data science world (i.e. web-scraping data + getting good insights)


  • The Blue Stones
  • Lil Wayne
  • Oh Wonder
  • Maître Gims


  • Z-lib for free books and the iPhone Books app for a quality reading experience.
  • Netlify + Hugo + Markdown for making it super easy + almost free to make this blog (Shout-out github student pro-pack for a free domain for one year)
  • Healthy Minds Meditation Program: bringing a scientific approach to behavior change
  • Learn X in Y Minutes