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### How To Be Broken and Never Get Better

There is a book in the forest just outside of town. It's an old legend.

### Chloe & Una’s Tentacular Experience Volume 2: Your Neighborhood Tentacle Shop Notes

In this episode, Chloe and Una make this podcast live up to it's name and talk about one of our favorite hentai manga, Your Neighborhood Tentacle Shop, a beautiful tale of the love between a young woman and hundreds of slimy tentacle monsters. Written by Okunoha (@okunoha on Twitter), Anata no Machi no Shokushuyasan is probably the most important piece of art ever created and you should read it and probably **** *** to it and thank us later. Seriously go read it and support the author as well.

### Gravity Dev Log IV

By Una Ada, June 06, 2021

This is the final section of my blog on the browser game Gravity (at least as far as working on it before the project is due), where I hastily throw together some game mechanics to make project feel something like a game. Expect some future work on this, as I am not proud of its current state in the slightest.

### Gravity Dev Log III

By Una Ada, June 03, 2021

In this third development blog for my browser game, Gravity, I finish the background functionality of the game. Now the view in the DOM should reflect the model at every animation frame, and also some physics should apply to the scene!

### Gravity Dev Log II

By Una Ada, June 01, 2021

Continuing work on my browser game, Gravity. This time, I'm setting up the overall framework of the project's code and adding in some very basic functionality, like checking for user inputs and creating an output element.

### Gravity Dev Log I

By Una Ada, June 01, 2021

This is the first installment in a series of blogs about a browser game project I'm doing for my software engineering course, going over some background info for both the assignment and my project itself as well as my plans going forward.

### Una Mono

Another font? That's right! I'm continuing on my journey to update the styling on my GitHub pages blog, this time I'll be creating a monospace font for code blocks!

### Chloe & Una’s Tentacular Experience Volume 1: Alignment You! You! Notes

Chloe and Una take you, the beautiful and highly intelligent and also did you do something with your hair recently? listener, on a journey into the world of Japanese erotic cartoons, beginning with the 2007 manga Alignment You! You! and it's 2008 anime adaptation.

### Una Nota

A new heading font to express the feeling of not being able to get tacos.

### 無名の女子

A neatly arranged pair of shoes. Legs swinging to and fro over the edge. On the horizon, an apocalypse looms.

A real episode.

### Fonts, eh?

By Una Ada, July 11, 2020

### 未来がない

By Una Ada, April 27, 2020

Fuck my life, lmao.

### Been a while...

By Una Ada, February 07, 2020

I sure do post on Twitter a lot (think 1k posts/month), but never really write about myself on my blog anymore. I’ve written “blog posts” about research or programming, but nothing about my life. Hell, recently I migrated to a new Twitter account, so there isn’t much record of what I’ve been up to. The last post was about a year and a half ago when I was talking about school stuff; this post will...

### Anarchy.Websiteに振り仮名と地域化

By Una Ada, December 11, 2019

Sleep deprived ranting about ruby text, internationalization, localization, CSS3 support, monospace fonts, and some other stuff. Does this count as documentation? Am I doing a documentation here?

### Goth Angel Sinners Pt. V: Post-Scarcity Notes

A couple of sleep deprived losers try to explain the philosophical and ecological necessity and implications of post-scarcity as a quote unquote economic mode.

### Goth Angel Sinners Pt. IV: The Paris Commune Notes

We're not a history podcast and nobody actually knows what happened in Paris in 1871.

### A Quick Note on Monetary Theory

By Una Ada, January 12, 2019

I’ve as of yet done little research and study on economics; in college I was well more preoccupied with physics and computer science and in my own time I’ve simply neglected it. I find this necessary to remedy, simply as a person who lives in, as they say, a society and as someone whose interests lately tend toward socioeconomics; to that end I will soon after completed a few currently in progress works be embarking...

### Goth Angel Sinners Pt. III: Spiderman 3 Notes

In this latest episode of Goth Angel Sinners, we've addressed complaints that the episodes were too long and that we are "over representing people born in 1997" while we discuss Spider-Man 3, cops, moral ambiguity, and Infinity War for some reason.

### Overreliance on Connotation

By Una Ada, October 06, 2018

First, let’s assume that all that we know is truth, or more precisely that our certainty in currently held knowledge is invariable and that said certainty for a given concept is arbitrarily high. For simplicity’s sake we will divide the set of all that is known into two smaller sets, $A$ will refer to the set of concepts that are (based on some arbitrary threshold) good and $B$ will refer to the set of all...

### Goth Angel Sinners Pt. II: Catalonia Notes

Join our hosts @trewbot and Chloe in this second installment of the Goth Angel Sinners podcast for an interview with senatorial candidate Jae Em Carico and discussions about the CNT, Revolutionary Catalonia, the Spanish Civil War, and the 2017 Catalan Independence Referendum.

### The Absurdity of Madoka Magica

By Una Ada, September 08, 2018

This post contains spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica/Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) Beginnings (始まりの物語), Eternal (永遠の物語), and Rebellion (叛逆の物語). Please watch the show (or first two movies) and Rebellion before continuing. Everyone has some contrarian opinions, a prevalent example of this being to claim that the Star Wars prequels were actually good. While I’m sure that I have plenty of these opinions laying around myself,...

### Goth Angel Sinners Pt. I: Shoplifting Notes

In this first installment of the Goth Angel Sinners podcast, our hosts @trewbot and Chloe, along with special guest @CheechGuevara, discuss the extremely controversial topic that is the morality of shoplifting. Join us for this exciting discussion about loss prevention, optimization, morality, and absentee ownership.

### Does Shoplifting 'Hurt' Workers?

By Una Ada, August 30, 2018

A discussion on the idea that shoplifting has an effect on the employees of the store against which it is done.

### The Windbreak Forest Lattice in Hokkaido

By Una Ada, July 26, 2018

I saw some trees on a map and decided I just had to know what was up, completely forgetting that not everything in the world is available in English and overall just making myself look like a fool.

### AI Isn't Going to Kill Us

By Una Ada, July 19, 2018

According to the Future of Humanity Institute’s 2008 technical report titled “Global Catastrophic Risk Survey” by Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom there is a 5% chance that a superintelligent artificial intelligence (AI) will cause the extinction of humanity by the year 2100, and I’m here to tell you why that is fucking stupid. I considered talking about this a few months ago after seeing the estimates from this study on Wikipedia: [Deleted Tweet] But since...

### Mathematical Graphing Library

By Una Ada, July 14, 2018

Every now and again I get back to transcribing my old school notes as digital files on this site; which notes I work on really depends on my mood, and if you have read any of this site I’m sure you’re aware I’m more often than not in the mood for mathematics bullshit. To that end, one set of notes that’s been taunting me for months is that from my calculus classes (AP, II, and...

### An Absurd Temptation

By Una Ada, July 07, 2018

It’s been increasingly difficult to describe my emotions in words as they slowly become more and more nuanced. A significant contributor to this is that I’ve never really tried to express myself as I actually feel rather than a filtered form of myself, which probably influenced the near uselessness of the short while I had a therapist a while back. It’s always much easier to build on a notion that someone already has, like an...

### Graphing a Poisson Distribution using Canvas

By Una Ada, May 21, 2018

A few semesters back I was taking a class called “Mathematics for Physics and Engineering II” which was a companion course for “Intermediate Physics Lab” that covered a lot of the mathematics used in data analysis. One example of this is the Poisson Distribution, which we had plenty of assignments on, including one that involved calculations. Rather than simply using one of the many available tools that existed already to calculate this, I decided to...

### Notes on Differential Equations

By Una Ada, April 27, 2018

(Fall 2015) Do you love calculus but wish it was a bit more... actually useful and good? In that case, do I have the math for you: Differential Equations. More specifically: the basic stuff about differential equations that I actually took notes on.

### Death isn't real and neither are you

By Una Ada, March 20, 2018

Oops! I wrote another thing about death! This time rather than picking apart traditional descriptions of death, I'm going to be introducing a more modern take on the whole idea.

### Fear and Death

By Una Ada, March 15, 2018

I'm on that existential bullshit right now and it's not going away. So, I'm just going to plunge head first into philosophy and verbosity to try to act like I'm fine when in reality I'm panicking at the mere notion of existing in a universe that has time.

### Introduction to Syndicalism

By Una Ada, October 14, 2017

This post was published in All That Is Left Issue 001 as “Syndicalism.” While a sentiment of anti-authoritarianism born of a distaste for corporatism and other modern manifestations of centralized capitalist governments lends itself quite cleanly to the ideas of anarchism, what is not immediately clear is how, in an anarchist system, the resources necessary for the survival of all people will be both produced and distributed, or how a society following this ideal could...

### Praxis and the "Report from the Real Minority"

By Una Ada, August 31, 2017

This report needs a real breakdown from an experienced political analyst that isn’t just some neoliberal corporate sellout, but as I’m me and I’ve not slept in something like 24 hours now, I don’t feel qualified to do this. However, perhaps because I have not slept, or perhaps because I do believe it to be necessary, I want to write a quick piece about the false idea of praxis that is described in this “report.”...

### PVF Design Proposal

By Una Ada, August 29, 2017

After much consideration of different manners of creating a design for the People’s Virtual Front that would represent the intent of the project as a whole, I had the idea of attempting to create a hammer and sickle with lines and circular terminals to give the appearance of a printed circuit board. While I do agree that to some extent the hammer and sickle is overused, the goal of this project is to provide a...

### Thelma & Louise 2: Army of Darkness (Scene 10)

By Una Ada, May 07, 2017

This post was published as Scene 10 of Thelma & Louise 2: Army of Darkness FADE IN: EXT. MORNING - The place where they were camping The trio is sleeping, CORN begins to bloat a bit as the sun rays from the fresh sunrise filter through the trees that are probably there. This awakens CORN. CORN Fuck. Shit. Fuck. Damn it. Fuck. Oh my god. What the fuck. Holy shit. God damn it. Fucking fuck...

### Sonic's Last Adventure (Scene 10)

By Una Ada, April 02, 2017

This post was published as Scene 10 of Sonic’s Last Adventure CUT TO: EXT. EVENING - Large empty meadow THE COROLLA rolls along the highway, a shot from above would do well here. A breeze sweeps across the plains of golden wheat or some other grass. Either way this is a very calm scene, comfortable and quaint. CUT TO: EXT. EVENING - In front of a small house We see a small white house, one...

### The Childhood Fear of the Void

By ████, March 27, 2017

One night, when I was about ten (10) or so, I found myself laying on my bed, just scared of it all. While that bed had originally been the top bunk of a bunk bed I had shared with my younger brother, it had been moved across the room. I think the carpet was blue, I’m sure there are pictures somewhere but I honestly don’t care that much and I don’t think I ever will....

### The Muppets Yakuza (Scene 9)

By Una Ada, March 05, 2017

This post was published as Scene 9 of The Muppets Yakuza INT. NIGHT - BASEMENT-ESQUE ROOM It’s really dark, like, really pushing the dynamic range on them cinema-grade cameras that cost as much as my college tuition kind of dark, people in the theaters will be complaining about the glare but the content will be so good they’ll forget all their gripes. The room consists mostly of concrete, blood stuffing stained concrete everywhere. Also, it’s...

### y r u crying.txt

By Una Ada, February 23, 2017

y r u crying? im not crying yes u r y r u crying? im literally not yes u r y do u keep insisting that im crying when im not bc if i believe it mb itll come true

### A Collection of .txt Files from Feb. 22 and 23, 2017: An Exploration in Monospace Formatting as Emotional Expression

By Una Ada, February 23, 2017

This is a collection of .txt files that aren’t long enough to rationalize each being archived on its own. About half of the files of this sort were written in these two days. Files in alphabetical order: 2017-02-22 07:27 alignment.txt 2017-02-22 07:41 breathe.txt 2017-02-22 07:10 concern.txt 2017-02-22 04:35 how are you.txt 2017-02-22 04:24 hug me.txt 2017-02-23 03:19 i swear im sorry.txt 2017-02-23 03:29 manipulation.txt 2017-02-22 07:34 pity.txt 2017-04-28 13:18 satisfied.txt 2017-02-23 10:01 screen.txt 2017-02-22 07:19...

### Opposite Jurassic Park (Scene 7)

By Una Ada, February 05, 2017

This post was published as Scene 7 of Opposite Jurassic Park INT: SOME BUNKER, This is a very dimly lit bunker, something like you see in movies with war rooms and stuff, there is a flashing red light in the background. Aside from the light and a telephone sitting on a desk in the center of the room, everything is gray or olive green. SEN. CHOMPYCHOMP is standing in the room, he looks moist, the...

### I was sitting in a Wal-Mart

By ████, January 22, 2017

I was at a Wal-Mart for five hours. I did not just sit there in one spot and I was not alone, but my mental image of the whole experience is very singular and lonely. The immediate circumstance leading up to this situation were just as depressive as the more permanent shell that contains this story. For Christmas both my parents and my maternal grandmother along with her brother presented to me gift cards for...

### A Brief History of Martian Colonization

By ████, January 17, 2017

~12,000 H.E. The idea of colonizing Mars was always a dream of people on Earth. Though many would rationalize it by way of thinking the Earth would go to shit and we would need to move on. This idea was, of course, absurd; they weren’t going to fuck up the planet enough to make it easier to move to a new one than to sustain the population where it already was. Yet they still continued...

### I Feel Alone

By ████, January 17, 2017

There was an odd comfort in being alone, as if I knew it was my fault and would never dare to fight against it. My bed was comfortable, it was very warm, almost sickeningly warm but not enough to make me want to do anything about it… or maybe that was just another consequence I didn’t feel I should fight against. The comforter was new, much heavier than my old one, I went out of...

### Playing an FPS on a Drawing Tablet

By ████, November 19, 2016

This post was submitted to Student Voice but not published, for some reason. Update Jun. 4, 2020: Since apparently people have actually been trying to read this article, let me just point out that tablets frequently have a “mouse mode” where they will act like track pads, use that. Also cleaned up some of the text a bit. Let’s say you have a drawing tablet for your computer, like, one with no screen and a...

### Building a Flight Computer

By ████, November 16, 2016

This post was written as a project proposal for an electronics course, the project was not completed. Last year I participated in the Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition on the UW-River Falls team, wherein we were tasked with the building and launching of a high power rocket on which there was a mechanism to control the apogee via air braking. The flight computer on said rocket was less than satisfactory, a result of compromises for power...

### Building an Acousto-Optical Deflector

By ████, October 17, 2016

This post was written as a project proposal but never submitted for funding. Introduction The acousto-optical effect is the change in refractive index of a material caused by an acoustic wave applied to said material. This is a particular case of photoelasticity, which can be used to experimentally measure stress distributions within a material1, where the difference in refractive indices (represented by the optic indicatrix2 $B$) along each axis is caused by acoustic waves rather...

### It is 5am and I Give Up

By ████, October 13, 2016

I have no real motivation to do anything. Not to be awake, not to go to sleep. Not to stay here, not to go anywhere else. It’s a tricky thing, this motivation. Humans, as it would seem, need a reason to do anything. That reason can be as little arbitrary bullshit as some ancient societal structure that is simply outdated by literally everything that constitutes the modern era of information, but nonetheless it is some...

### Measuring a Magnetic Dipole via Harmonic Oscillation

By ████, May 06, 2016

Introduction Oscillations are among the most important motions to understand when dealing with physics on both a macro and micro scale; the oscillation of an object can be used to determine specific properties of said object, especially in the case of magnets and magnetic fields1. In this case, we placed a cue ball containing a magnetic dipole in a constant magnetic field generated by an approximately2 Helmholtz coil (so as to create a consistent magnetic...

### Pop Tarts (God)

By Una Ada, March 26, 2016

This post was written as a submission to an open call by @ruinedpicnic on twitter (now called @punishedpicnic) for music to sing. Ruined Picnic and Friends by ruined picnic and friends Every single morning I wake up in a state of peace. As if part of the void, or an emptiness at least. When not quite awake, life itself can be like a dream. Like the pop tarts that are flavored like cookies and cream....

### Calculating Heat Efficiency on Campus Using Infrared Imaging

By ████ and Benjamin Michaud, March 12, 2016

Abstract. Using data collected with an infrared camera, a mean external temperature for any given building can be found and subsequently compared to that of other buildings or the building’s own internal temperature. This data gives a statistical basis for determining the heat efficiency of a building. Introduction With the current pushes to maintain a green campus and common complaints about certain buildings’ inconsistency in temperature, we decided that we would find a way to...

### The feasibility of spontaneously morphing into an octopus

By ████, February 05, 2016

This post was published in Student Voice Volume 102, Issue 13 as “The process of spontaneously morphing into an octopus.” This argument has been deemed quite controversial: is it possible for one to simply become an octopus without outside forces acting upon them? To start off, one might ask if this is likely, the answer to which is clearly ‘no.’ While it would be amazing for someone walking alongside you to suddenly be dragging themselves...

### Using Pens for Math Is Not Bad

By ████, December 24, 2015

Perhaps an argument against this would be the resource usage, the amount of paper used when you leave mistakes on the page is so much more. Think of the trees! Then again, erasers either come from trees or petroleum so you’re going to be using something either way. Efficiency aside, there is a sort of philosophy that really needs to be acknowledged here. We’re all taught that nobody is perfect, that we all make mistakes....

### A student’s guide to pencils

By ████, December 02, 2015

This post was published in Student Voice Volume 102, Issue 11 as “Philosophy of pencil classification can be very complicated.” Pencils are pencils, but to say all pencils were created equal is a stretch of the imagination that one should not be so willing to make. What exactly is a pencil? Here we shall assume that a pencil is a utensil that utilizes graphite to write, so as to be able to easily erase any...

### General Relativity's Astronomical Effects

By ████, November 18, 2015

This post was published in Student Voice Volume 102, Issue 10 as “Thinking about theory of relativity can garner many impactful realizations.” Four score and another score ago, Einstein introduced the idea of general relativity. Well, that’s when he presented the results at the Prussian Academy of Science. Unlike previous models for gravity and such, this relativity thing actually accounted for reality. Consequentially, a lot more science was able to be understood thereafter. Karl Schwarzschild,...

### Calculating Heat Efficiency on Campus Using Infrared Imaging Project Proposal

By , November 16, 2015

This post was submitted to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) department as part of applying for an Undergraduate Stipends and Expenses (USE) Grant. The grant was rewarded. Introduction In light of recent discussion on the UW System’s coal contract in relation to environmentalism and movements on campus to promote more sustainable systems, little discussion is being held about the actual energy efficiency of individual buildings. Significance Highlighting...

### ORCA National High Power Rocketry Competition Project Proposal

By ████, November 15, 2015

This post was submitted to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) department as part of applying for an Undergraduate Stipends and Expenses (USE) Grant. The grant was rewarded. Introduction The goal of this project is to compete in the NASA Midwest High Powered Rocket Competition, which includes teams from throughout the nation. This competition entails designing a high-powered rocket with an active braking system to be launched twice,...

### SPS and Chem Demons Host Annual Haunted Lab

By ████, November 01, 2015

This post was published in Student Voice Volume 102 Issue 8 as “Physics lab gets spooky on Halloween.” On Halloween, which was Saturday, more specifically: Saturday, October 31, 2015. Well, really specifically: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5pm to about 9pm. Anyway, where was I going with this…? Oh, yeah, On Saturday, which was Halloween, the UW–River Falls Society of Physics Students and Chem Demons held their annual Haunted Lab. Side note: “haunted” does not...

### Office chair provides fun, convenience, comfort

By ████, October 29, 2015

This post was published in Student Voice Volume 102, Issue 7 as “Wednesday blues healed by nifty spinning office chair.” The UW-River Falls campus classrooms are sprinkled with a wide assortment of differing sorts of chairs. Many classes have those odd plastic ones with the slits in the back, which are probably there to help it flex? Whatever. Sometimes those have those pointless little desk attachment things on which you can fit maybe a third...

### UWRF SPS Visits 3M Super Science Saturday

By ████, October 08, 2015

This post was published in Student Voice Volume 102, Issue 4 as “UWRF Society of Physics Students Chapter visits 3M.” On Saturday, Oct. 3, several members of the UW–River Falls Society of Physics Students Chapter attended 3M’s Super Science Saturday. Moving from the left to right, as from the perspective of people in front of the table, one would first notice the infrared camera display. This display had a monitor, so as to display the...

By ████, October 06, 2015

The dog walks along the road. Didot, the name of neither dog nor road, rather a class of fonts, the class of fonts used for the poster in the shop window that can be seen just behind the dog. The reflection of the dog nonexistent. This world itself does not exist. It is all a lie. Bark. Not the dog. No, the dog is a mute. The dog is now passing a birch tree. The...

### Awkward Smile Day

By ████, September 14, 2015

I open the door and the bell rings. That familiar electronic bell that is really more of a beep but tradition says it’s a bell and there’s no arguing with tradition. I am thirsty and really need to raise my blood sugar level before I faint. To this end I walk past the cashier without so much as looking up. “Hello,” she greets me. I don’t bother to reply with words for fear of dehydration,...

### Nihilism on Aisle 7

By ████, September 14, 2015

The rain stopped, it had completed its task, it had watered the crops just the right amount; it was ready to die. There was no funeral for the rain. Nobody was saddened by its departure. There was a silent acceptance of what it had accomplished for the world, but no mourning for its passing. It was here just a moment ago, blessing the lands with its watery goodness, and now it was gone. The lack...

### Sunny Day

By ████, September 04, 2015

It was a sunny day, not that I could be bothered to give a damn about things in the sky. I had my eyes on the prize and not much more. One way or another I was to end the day \$0.15 richer. You see, one must set goals for themselves. Goals that are difficult to reach. But not goals that are completely unreasonable. The goal of this particular day was to “make bank,” as...

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