I'm not a writer, but occasionally throw out a word or two. Mostly, I write
stuff for role-playing games, but I have
written a few other things that I'm willing to share with the world (aren't
you lucky). I've also thrown
a few other things together:
I occasionally get irritated enough at something the write a letter about it
to whoever is worth venting upon.
- After getting an incredibly irritating parking ticket in Great Neck, I sent
this letter of congratulations to them for
screwing me so well.
- When they used to be worth reading, I sent a letter to
Wired magazine on a whim, which was
Every once in a while, I needed to give a demonstration or quick lesson
to people at work for one thing or another. (Part of my job has been to mentor
more junior engineers.) Notes from these lessons follow:
I sometimes (usually when responding to an e-mail) just let loose a
rush of typing. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does I tend to
keep writing until I run out of stuff to say. Most of these rants are never
seen by anyone else. These, however, are:
- Just prior to the U.S. taking military action in Afghanistan, I became
momentarily obsessed with alternative
strategies that might be brought to bear against al-Quada.
Even as a Computer Science major, at Harvard, you write a lot. I wrote a
number of bad papers, and a few good ones. As I progressed through school,
I started using "hooks" (little hidden oddities that only I knew about) in
order to keep my interest up while writing.
Anyway, God knows why you would care, but here is some of my college
- Sweephand: One of my
favorite papers, this architecture paper analyzes the inner space of two
Las Vegas casinos. (Senior Spring)
- Them: This is a horrible
paper, using just about every Bad Thing you can do in a paper. It is here
only because I wrote it in a big, big hurry (about six hours), so this is
what happens to my writing when I have no motivation other than a deadline.
- Bastard: The most "Harvardian"
of the stuff I wrote (Rice-a-Roni reference aside), this explores the purpose of
the character of Edmund in King Lear. (Senior Spring)
- An investigation of Shakespearean England's
attitudes toward witchcraft in general and the mystical significance of names
in particular, this paper is intentionally nameless.
- Mirrors: A treatment
if how Shakespeare used of language and the idea of a play-within-a-play to
have Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
comment upon each other. (Senior Fall)
- Well?: A semi-successful
attempt to dive into the complexities of Twelfth Night. (Senior Fall)
- Uncertainty: Confusianism
and quantum physics, oh my! (Junior Spring)
- Shards: Written during the
early 1990's, when it looked like Japan was going to take over the world. (Junior Spring)
- livEEvil: Is man's
nature good or evil, occording to old, dead Chinese guys? (Junior Spring)
- Over a Blood-Red Ocean: On the
importance of red, blood and water to the Mayans. (Sophomore Spring)
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