Sup Neighbour

I’m Michael, a software engineer living in Seattle.
I write about technology and other things that interest me I feel inclined to share.
Welcome, and I hope you enjoy your stay in my little corner of the Internet.

  • Hard Seltzer Tier List

    Recently, hard seltzers have dethroned beer as the drink of choice for parties. They can be good and I believe more well received on average, due to taste and lower caloric content, being mainly just water, vodka, and flavouring. So here I go, casting my opinion nobody asked for into the great ether :fishing_pole_and_fish:

  • Lyrics to Ponder

    An incomplete and growing collection of impactful lyrics that stood out to me. Multiple lyrics from the same song are separated by ellipses, but are strong enough to stand alone. Please check out any artists or songs you haven’t listened to you see here, I wish you the best, and enjoy the music :studio_microphone:

  • The Republic of Palau

    I went through a couple domain names before landing on I use the first three letters of my given name and surname for everything nowadays. It makes for a unique domain & email. Thanks Palau for the TLD! I plan on sticking with this one until death does me in :skull:

  • My Car - 2010 BMW 328i

    This will be a log of all the things I’ve done to my car over the years, I don’t know much about vehicles so this will double as a learning journey. The secret remains, was I inspired to get a BMW by this song or was I just giving fair warning to other drivers that I’m someone who drives like they own a BMW :boom:

  • Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY. (2016)

    Here’s my first album review, or maybe just the conscious stream of thoughts I had while listening. It’s an anti-capitalist kinda pop punk album with high energy songs that also provoke thought. I first listened to this album when my friend @plourde_e mentioned it after I had moved to Seattle :us:

  • Quarters

    One joy that comes with living in a modest apartment are the coin-operated laundry machines. After getting tired of exchanging $10 bills for a roll of quarters with QFC cashiers every few weeks I made a trip to my bank and returned with a weapon-like bag of 400 quarters :moneybag:

  • Vinyl Record Shelf

    Hiding away the beautiful artwork on the album covers in my collection would be a damn shame. I wanted a place to display some of my favourites where they would remain easily accessible. I had nothing going on above my TV set so a vinyl shelf there was a no-brainer :musical_note:

  • !Lights Challenge

    At one of my first hackathons, I participated in a challenge called !lights. The goal was to recreate a webpage in a limited amount of time, using only a text editor, and having to drink a shot of hot sauce. For just a moment, life felt like a movie; things were getting a little heated :fire:

  • Hat Rack

    I’ve been hanging my hats on my coat rack and on push-pins in my cork board for far too long. My hats deserve better and will be nomadic no more. At last, Everything In Its Right Place. All I need now is motivation to make the trip to The Home Depot :house:

  • Phone Call Visualisation

    Given a call history file, generate an image showing all calls with their time, duration, and type. Okay, the wording I used might make this sound like homework… Nope, this is just something I wanted to see and share with the person on the other end of these calls :telephone:

  • Beer Tier List

    After years of drinking beer I finally wanted to figure out which ones I actually liked. I think doing side-by-side comparisons is a great way to figure that out… even though may rankings might be affected by my rising blood alcohol concentration :dizzy_face:

  • Drawings

    Here are some things I’ve drawn in reverse chronological order, some random doodles, and a list of nostalgia motivated subjects I want to draw in the future. I enjoy drawing and find it to be a good way to relax my mind. I will continue to update this post as I draw to preserve this monumental artwork for millennia :relieved:

  • Hello World

    Hello and welcome to my first post!
    I want to motivate myself to work on ideas I have and able to share them with people.
    So here I am making this blog… I’ll name it Michael's Motive :sparkles: