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Boss Bottled - A Hugo Boss Fragrance Review

Boss Bottled is my first serious fragrance, which I bought after a summer job in California a couple of years back. The perfumers are Annick Menardo and Christian Dussoulier. Officially, the notes ...

Intro to My New Fragrance Review Series

I have a few long-time hobbies, and one of them is fragrances. It’s not a common one, which is one of the reasons I take pride in developing a unique preference and insight into this relatively nic...

Ceramic Pillow and Zun Wine Vessel - A Formal Analysis

By Ian Y.E. Pan, 2021 This writing is adapted from an essay I wrote for a university course on artistic traditions in China. Ting Ware White Ceramic Pillow in The Shape of a Child Ting War...

Formatting Code in Emacs with Format-All

Format-all is a simple yet awesome Emacs package that allows you to “format source code in different programming languages using the same command, instead of learning a different Emacs package and ...

«Love, Death, and Alienation»

By Ian Y.E. Pan, 2021 This writing is adapted from an essay I wrote for a university humanity/literature class. It is an attempt at using the narrative method of “stream of consciousness”,...

My Subjective Take on the Editor War

I use both Emacs and Vim. However, I spend 99% of my time in Emacs, and only 1% in Vim — read on to find out why. I first heard of the names “Emacs” and “Vim” in the TV Show Silicon Valley whe...

Moving Away From Oh-My-Zsh

If you have 12 minutes of free time and would like to learn more about this topic, I highly recommend watching Brodie Robertson’s YouTube video on why you should uninstall oh-my-zsh. I started...

GRE 334 + AW 5.0 心得分享 (中文)

Foreword This post is intended for Chinese speakers who are on their way to take the GRE exam. In the following paragraphs, I share some preparation tips that helped me achieve GRE 334 and Analyti...

Syncing Sticky Notes Between Laptop and Mobile

This post is intended for Windows 10 users with either an Android phone or an iPhone, or MacBook users with an Android phone. If you are using a MacBook with an iPhone, the better option would b...

Microsoft Edge Collections - A Browser Workflow

TL;DR - It’s somewhere between bookmarks and sticky notes. Ever wanted to combine browser bookmarks and your scattered sticky notes? If so, I highly recommend you try out the “Collections” fe...