I’ve had RARE, the newest album by Hundredth, on repeat for the past two days. In a departure from their previous metalcore style, RARE is a collection of ethereal shoegaze that is stunningly beautiful.
My goal for June was to read ten research papers. Unfortunately I failed.
Here are the papers I read:
- WiscKey: Separating Keys from Values in SSD-conscious Storage
- Polaris: Faster Page Loads Using Fine-grained Dependency Tracking
- Efficient Memory Disaggregation with Infiniswap
- Redundancy Does Not Imply Fault Tolerance: Analysis of Distributed Storage Reactions to Single Errors and Corruptions
- Early Detection of Configuration Errors to Reduce Failure Damage
- MemC3: Compact and Concurrent MemCache with Dumber Caching and Smarter Hashing
- Replex: A Scalable, Highly Available Multi-Index Data Store
Here I the papers I didn’t have the time to read:
- CORFU: A distributed shared log
- vCorfu: A Cloud-Scale Object Store on a Shared Log
- Hints for Computer System Design
Favorite paper – WiscKey: Separating Keys from Values in SSD-conscious Storage
Planetarium by James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, and Nico Muhly came out a few days ago and it is everything I expected it to be: beautiful, awe-inspiring, and wonderful.
Lifting/workout injuries this year so far (listed in descending order of severity):
- Pulled muscle in my lower left back.
- Micro tear in my tricep in my right arm.
- Pain in the region of my right knee.
- Sprained finger.
- Bruise on nose. This was a result of doing what I call a “jump clap push up”: it’s a clap push up in which you also lift your entire body up while you’re clapping, so your feet are lifted off the ground when you clap. I can typically do these without any problem, but because of injury #2 in this list I fell and my nose hit the ground. Hard. This happened before I knew that I had torn my tricep; I was trying to see if my arm had healed. Turns out it hadn’t.
The Contortionist released the first single “Reimagined” from their new album Clairvoyant a few days ago. The song is beautiful and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since it came out. This single carries over the style they developed on 2014’s Language, which is one of my favorite albums. I can’t wait for the auditory bliss Clairvoyant will (hopefully) bring.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Skyharbor the past few days. Something about their music appeals to my current state of mind.
I’m super excited for their new album.
I love mathematics. I was looking for ways to increase my knowledge in this area and stumbled upon Numberphile, a YouTube account dedicated to mathematics videos. All the Numberphile videos I’ve seen so far have been super interesting and easy to understand. Here are a few of their videos I enjoyed watching: