20 Jul 2021

useMemo vs useEffect and useState

Since the advent of React Hooks, there have been a few hook-related anti-patterns that have popped up. To be fair, these existed before hooks as well, but in different forms. The use of derived state is one of the most pervasive of these. As the React blog pointed out way …

18 Jul 2021

On Bunny Girl Senpai
This is not a review. *stomps on foot*

This weekend, I did something I had never done before: binge an entire 13-episode anime AND its movie. I usually like to consume media at a much slower pace and sit with what I’ve just watched in an episode, but two things colluded in this case to make me …

16 Jul 2021

An Update

I am alive and... well? I don’t know much about quantifying wellness— but in the age of a pandemic—I feel lucky to be healthy. There hasn’t been much activity in this blog, not just because I have been busy (work really took over life in quarantine), but …

15 Mar 2021

On the making of "Paramitha"
Where the "making of" is longer than what it's about

One week ago, on 7 March, I released my animated short Paramitha. I stared working on it in early February and just as I expected it took ~4 weeks of work to finish. I used Krita for the drawing and frame-by-frame animations, and Synfig Studio for things like parallax.

The …

28 Jan 2021

Better Halved


I wonder if I am

A shard of glass

Safely disposed

Away from any exposed flesh

A burning ember separated

From dry cotton

It wishes it gets to know

A little too intimately

For a fleeting second

A malignant tumour

Discovered early

Before it could cut short

A mother's …

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