About dzaefn

That still wasn’t a good enough about page. I think probably the best way to actually make a good about page is an AMA. So uh, go ahead. Ask me anything. Comment, e-mail, or zephyr me questions. I might answer. I’ll accept questions for about two days.

So far:

1. Which location within MIT’s academic buildings have you spent the most time in?

I think it would probably be 32-123. I have had a lot of classes there, which is probably the largest chunks of time spent in academic buildings. It is also my favorite lecture hall.

2. What is your favorite time zone and why?

I don’t think I have a favorite time zone. If I’d go for the one I’m the most amused by, I think it’s UTC+9.5, because it’s a weird time zone that doesn’t even seem to have any reason to be weird, and out of many time zones that are like that, seems to be the one that looks the most like it was made weird just to be weird.

3. What do you do when you hang out with friends?

Pretty much anything. Whatever seems to be right for the moment.

4. Favorite author?

This is tough. I don’t think there’s a particular one that’s my favorite. I also don’t think there’s a particular author that I have read enough of to even confidently say I’m sure they’re my favorite. I like George Orwell, Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Douglas Adams, Arthur Clarke, and many others. In terms of poets, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe come to mind. Does Tom Lehrer count as an author?

5. Favorite quote?

This is also tough. I think for now I’ll go with Christopher Hitchens’ last words, “Capitalism. Downfall.” Two words that sum up quite a bit of the modern day world.

6. Favorite color?

Black. I really like nearly all colors, though, just not some that are too light.

7. Why did you start this blog? Why are you continuing it?

I wanted an online place where I could deposit my thoughts and musings. It still serves that purpose, although the things I’ve talked about may have generally shifted.

8. What’s your MIT major anyway?

I major in 6-3 (Computer Science). I should note, though, that I like to distance myself from classification by major. I like to point out that I have many interests elsewhere, and additionally am also a big fan of courses 5 (Chemistry), 16 (Aeronautics and Astronautics), 18 (Mathematics), 20 (Biological Engineering), and 24 (Linguistics and Philosophy).


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