Sunday, December 04, 2016

h4r3krsna.tumblr.com

I think it's time to officially close this blog. The title has been changed from "This Blog Has (not) Been Abandoned" to "This Blog Has Finally Been Moved". I'm not really sure what the change meant to me since I don't dislike the UX of Blogger or prefer anything in particular about Tumblr. Apparently, Medium is (was?) popular after I caught on to Tumblr.

I've relocated to h4r3krsna.tumblr.com.

Another thingthis blog was started a long time before "microblogging" was a thing. These days, my Twitter handle is @msreedaran.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Me, now.

I've unlearned some stuff and learned other things.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Really, it hasn't!

I know it's been years since last time. I've learned a bunch of things since then and I'm still looking to do something cool with this.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

This Blog Has Been Abandoned!

I've changed the title of this blog to "This Blog Has Been Abandoned!" I won't be posting here anymore. Sometime in the following decade, I might get around to saving the stuff here and deleting this blog entirely.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Blog Lives On

It's been a while... Over the past month, I totally forgot that I even had a blog. But there's good news. I've been spending my time getting closer to those goals I set at the beginning of the year. Sometime this week - or this month - I'll fill in a couple of the most interesting details. For now, it's enough to say that I truly feel fulfilled!

Monday, January 08, 2007

The 100 "Pie" Challenge

I took it upon myself this past winter to memorize 100 decimal places of my favorite mathematical constant: pi. It started out as a joke when I downloaded 4 million decimal places of pi on an impulse. Then I was really inspired by how far human technology has come over the last few millenia. The average desktop computer like the one that you're probably reading this on right now can calculate millions of decimal places of pi. The least I could do to honor the monumental struggle that humanity has faced along the way to attain such technological prowess was to take 100 digits of pi and make it a part of me.

In 2005, a Japanese man recited over 83,000 digits of pi from memory. That's incredible. But my curiosity ends at the first 100 digits. I'm just happy to know that we possess the technology to crank out trillions of digits of pi.

Currently, I'm at 74:
3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923087164062...

You better believe it when I say that I wrote that from memory. Tomorrow, I'm finishing the rest. Good night, Seattle - or morning, the way some people see it.

// Honeyroot - Falling

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Logo Design for Desi Dhamaka 2007

A couple of months ago, I was asked by one of the officers at the Indian Student Association at the University of Washington, Seattle to design a logo for an upcoming cultural event. This April, there's going to be a huge south Asian cultural festival called Desi Dhamaka. I've never done any professional logo designing before, but I was glad to take up the opportunity. This'll look good on the resumé, right? Anyhow, here's what I've come up with.

Preliminary - http://tinyurl.com/vccgd
Intermediate - http://tinyurl.com/yfqgpy
Final - http://tinyurl.com/yefoeg

If you'd like your own free copy of the artwork, just snag it off the pages linked above. Or download yourself a neatly packaged zip file here. And play nice. I've released the work under a Creative Commons license so you can fuss with it all you like, but just don't try to sell it. Anything you use should bear my name and the address to this blog. This concludes another significant project taken up and completed (at the cost of sleep) during my undergrad years at UW. What next?