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A still frame from a fractal animation I made with Mandelbulber2

Deliberate Practice #1 2022-06-10

This is a series where I note down some miscellaneous lessons learned, so that I remember them more. Deliberate practice is the best way to make sure the time you spend practicing is fruitful, but I find myself unable to recall the many lessons learned during the day, so I started this series!

Culinary

Dipping potato sticks in the flour + chili powder + salt slurry (with some turmeric on my second iteration) is an ineffective way of coating before frying. While the coating tasted great, it was really uneven and hardly stuck to the fries, most of them were only covered on half their surface area if that. Next time, try coating the potato sticks in egg white and then rolling them around in the powder mixture.

Software Engineering

It almost seems obvious but big software projects on GitHub (e.g. Vue and Tensorflow) put good effort into making the README.md look good, since it's basically the front page of their software.

Muay Thai

When kicking to push back someone (I believe it's called a teep?), if I'm using my left leg then I should swing my left arm straight down right when I move my leg out for balance since it conserves my angular momentum and thus makes the movement easier for my body.

This article was updated on June 13, 2022