Manifesting a Trading Career

I’ve been intrigued by the world of quantitative trading for many years, so when ex-Jane Street trader Ricki Heicklen ran a trading bootcamp at Manifest recently, I jumped at the opportunity! The bootcamp was a two-day intensive program designed to teach the fundamentals of quantitative trading and provide a glimpse into the experience of being a professional trader. Using a play currency, we went through various hands-on exercises to solidify concepts taught in energetically-delivered lectures....

July 17, 2024

School Mindset

In my life, I have spent three years working full-time as a software engineer. Before that, I spent almost twenty as a student in formal education. My education prepared me in many ways for my life and career, and on the whole has been a great advantage. However, the structure of formal education taught me a pattern of thinking that I realized has held me back as a professional. In this post, I’ll examine this pattern, which I name “school mindset”, and how it can be a hindrance in the professional world....

October 16, 2023

Connections Maker

My mom asked me to make a way to generate her own Connections puzzles, so I did! It’s bare bones, but I’m still pretty happy with it, so this is a link post for Connections Maker.

January 12, 2024

My Tips For Fried Rice

I’ve been making fried rice for several years, and it’s gotten a lot better since I started. Here are my tips for a delicious fried rice. 1. Use a Wok: The high edges of a wok make vigorous stirring easier and reducing spillage. 2. High Heat: In Asian kitchens, chefs use special high-heat burners for cooking, so use the maximum heat on your home stove. 3. Lots of Butter: Butter gives a better flavor than oil, as well as keeping the wok greased....

December 31, 2023

How I Made This Blog

This blog is built with Hugo and hosted on Netlify (free tier). I also bought the domain name from Netlify for $13, the only monetary expense in the process. I’m using Abricotine to write this post.

July 1, 2023