Brian Chan

Learning, building, living

Fan of adventure, astronomy, public transit, and Cantonese

Email - brianchan2489 at google's mail

See what I've been reading online >

Favorite Books

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Ever Yours: The Essential Letters - Vincent Van Gogh

Founders at Work - Jessica Livingston

My Goodreads >

Life Perspective


Life Is Short

Van Gogh on fear and risks

Life as Poems

The Algebra of Happiness

Recommended Reads

(New) The Coronavirus Pandemic and a Once-in-a-Century Change - International Relations (see my commentary on /links)

Liquid Cities: Architecture and Media transforming Human Culture - Cities, Culture, Futurism

The Eleven Laws of Showrunning - Leadership

You're probably using the wrong dictionary - Linguistics

Lottery Ticket NNs: Intelligence from Structure, Not Weights - ML

How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History - Emergency Medicine, Operations

What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars - Astronomy

A Map for Learning Web Development that I Wish I Had - Web Development

My Favorite Links >

Written Thoughts

What Matters Right Now - Jul 2020

Downtime by Kid Quill - Jun 2020

Visualizing Information Transmission - Jun 2019

My Blog >


Wait Here, Soapbox - Kid Quill

Till The End, Lord Willin' - Logic

Letter for God, Mama Bling - Abhi the Nomad

Philly Jawn, Hollywood - Kota the Friend

My Spotify >


  • I've been looking for ways to practice my Cantonese more, if you're interested in watching + discussing encoreTVB shows, let me know