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Mitchell Rysavy
I'm a big believer in believing in big things
I'm a big believer in believing in big things


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familiar 0.1: Precocious Panda
Hear ye, hear ye! I declare the first release of familiar: my genealogy sitebuilder for peasants! (...and everybody else.) First off, and most importantly , if you're interested at all in familiar, I'd love to have you test it. Even if you can't set it up y...

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Rule of Threes
Tonight, I will not regale you with my continued pining for the British Isles, though that does most certainly continue. No, tonight I want to talk about three fairly large projects that have kept me busy for the past eight months! I really used to hate "we...

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469,440 minutes, or, Where in the World is Mitchell Rysavy?
Now listening: Seasons of Love (RENT Soundtrack) At the time of writing, it has been 326 days (or 10 months, and 22 days) since I left England. I've been thinking about this fact for a long time (325 days, in fact) and I've wanted to write something about i...

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Sixteen Songs To The Tune Of 2014
I'm about two weeks late to the New Year's party here, but I've been sitting on this a while. Last year I compiled a playlist of ten songs that I thought characterized 2013. By all rights it is a well-crafted list, and each song on it was chosen carefully t...

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Beanstack: Online Video for the Free World
Occasionally I'll get a really cool idea and crank out a demo of it to see how feasible it is, then forget about it. This is an idea that I've been kicking around for a while but I was spurred to act this summer when my dad asked me for a way to share and s...

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One Month In
Now. Where was I? Right, I went to England . I've decided not to update that blog anymore because I think it has fulfilled its purpose as a narrative - it has a clear beginning, middle, and end. The blog posts themselves are more monologue-y, and the accomp...

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I don't want to leave. Is anyone? How do you even prepare? Really, I always knew it would come to this. I remember lying in my bed sometime in January, amazed that so much time had already passed. In some sense I suppose I could say with a wistful sigh or p...

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Packing ProTips™
As departure time draws nearer, here are some tips on how to pack for your year abroad: You get a carry-on, a second smaller carry-on (such as a purse or backpack), and a checked bag that must weigh under 50 pounds. Make sure to double check these requireme...

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Letter from America
" Mitchell, By the time you read this, you'll be leaving England. At the time of writing, you've been here almost two weeks. It's been a good two weeks. Hopefully the experiences you've had complete overshadow everything that's happened so far though. So I'...

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Meet Worcester
Featuring the students of Study in England 2013-2014.
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