Jen's Blog

my little corner of the internet

Vaccinated ✔

My experience participating in the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine trial!

Arizona Campsite Reviews: Happy in Happy Jack

Starting my series of local campsite reviews

Oktoberfest in Munich

I went to Oktoberfest in Munich last fall! Here are my tips and tricks to ensure a good time.

The Mystery of the 4,000 Tall Fetishists

The $1000 Vitamin D Pills

Visualizing my Facebook Data

I downloaded all of my Facebook data and organized it into various charts

DIY Reversible Sequin Dress

Why I Almost Didn't Go into Programming


A reverse mad libs game I made based on Trump's tweets

My Dog Obeys Kendrick Lamar

A cute video of Daisy!

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went To Taiwan

Markov Chain Reddit Bots in the Worst Subreddits

I made some Markov chain bots to post in my least favorite subreddits.

6'5 in Taiwan

Life as a 6'5 woman in Taiwan

Daisy's Heart Worm Treatment Experience

Heart worm free! Here's everything we went through.

DIY $30 Apartment Chalkboard Wall

I painted a chalkboard wall in my apartment.

Daisy's DNA Results

I tested Daisy's breed ancestry with the Wisdom Panel 3.0 DNA test

Love At First Sight

I got a dog!

Coming Home

Coming home from Taiwan

Backpacking Mid/South Taiwan

For my final week in Taiwan, I backpacked Taizhong, Tainan, and Gaoxiong.

Taiwan: Week 11

Jiufen, Jinguashi, Maokong

Taiwan: Week 10

Tiger Mountain, Sunny Hills, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Bird Street

Hong Kong

My weekend trip to Hong Kong

Taiwan: Week 7 & 8

Typhoon Nepartak! Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Palace Museum, Jade, Flower, Artist Markets, Wufenpu, Rechao

Taiwan: Week 6

North Coastal Area, Taipei Zoo, Cat Cafe, Elephant Mountain, Traditional Open Air Market

Taiwan: Week 5

Yangmingshan, Yilan, Luodong, Stinky Tofu, Fruit

Taiwan: Weeks 3 & 4

Dragon Boat Festival, Wulai, Beitou, Tamsui, Bopiliao Historical Block, and life

Taiwan: Week 2

My second week in Taiwan!

Taiwan: Week 1

My first week in Taiwan!

Sleepless in Japan

On my way to Taiwan I unexpectedly had to stay in Japan for the night.

My Caucus Experience

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

My Fake Bernie Sanders Tattoo

My April Fool's day prank this year.

Taiwan Summer 2016

How I set up my own study abroad trip, and saved thousands of dollars along the way.

My Potted Pineapple Plant

I grew a tiny pineapple in my apartment.

The Weather Up Here

My perspective of being really tall

My Chinese Name

My Chinese name and how I selected it.

How to Pry

How to use Pry, the best Ruby debugger.

Tinder + Cleverbot = ?

I combined Tinder and Cleverbot for some hilarious results.

Hello World

How I got into programming.

Ellie and Jen Do DC

Spending Spring Break in Washington, DC.

Ruby Tinder Bot: Part 2

How to program your bot to do what you want.

Ruby Tinder Bot: Part 1

How to set up your very own Tinder bot

My Fake Boyfriend

The best April Fool's day prank I've ever pulled.

Cleverbot on Reddit

Best moments from my Cleverbot-Reddit bot this past month.

Xue Zhong Wen

My experiences learning Chinese

How to make a Twitter bot using Ruby

A tutorial about how to make a Twitter bot using the Ruby programming language.

Introducing... Decision Bot!

A twitter bot I made helps hundreds of people make up their minds every day, but doesn't always give good advice.