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Jessica Yang
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illustrator/techie/designer/ux
illustrator/techie/designer/ux

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This post is largely a copy of a critique I posted on Facebook of the “Manual Tea Maker No 1”, a “modern” take on the gaiwan (a tea brewing device invented in the Ming dynasty) that I and several others found immensely irritating. Here’s the campaign…

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I recently finally took the plunge and purchased a few tubes of casein paint, of which James Gurney is a fan, after practically a year of “I really shouldn’t be buying paints since I get to touch them so rarely” deliberation. In a bout of overly frugal…

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I have started a list of German language resources that I have encountered or used in my language-learning studies. This may eventually devolve into simply a collection of links to German-language material, but I think that such a list would still be…

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If you're still on G+, you're probably going to like this. Another alternative social network, this time one that promises to compensate you for the revenue you generate for them.

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My desktop, five minutes ago. Bugs and rough edges (of which there are still many! remember to run Windows Update!) aside, I’m very impressed. It just feels nice to use. It definitely doesn’t hurt that I’m running this OS on the hardware it was designed…

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Yale affiliates! The devs are hiring!

(Poster #design by me. Pic via Unsplash.)
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How to put Facebook Messenger into a window on its own

Hello, blog. It’s been a while and I have lots to write about, including several posts about the new but ill-fitting pride of my life, a 1971 Raleigh Sports 3-speed bicycle that I will sadly have to sell at some point. I am also overwhelmed by schoolwork…

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      Did you know that if you opt into Google location services on your Android phone (I’m sure Apple/iOS do something similar) you can view a map of all the places you – or rather, your phone – has been using the Google Location History tool? Since a…

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The lower bound of human sketching ability

Speaking of adding more pictures to this blog, here are a couple of choice figures from a computer graphics paper I read recently [1] that had me giggling out loud at my computer screen at 2am. In it the authors describe a system for classifying sketches…
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