Affect is a personal psychology blog, written from a software engineer's perspective. I focus on:

  • Minor depression, anxiety, narcissism, and poor self-esteem - exacerbated by modernity
  • Self-destructive behaviour, and why it it occurs in a species wired for survival
  • The ever-awkward conversation about mental health, loneliness, and why we sometimes live without optimism for the future
  • Psilocybin mushrooms, and the powerful mental shifts which they produce

I keep this blog a stone's throw away from my technical and professional content, to make room for authenticity - because I know not everyone feels comfortable around such topics. I welcome messages, feedback, and criticism - and I also like genuine stories of struggle: casey(at)cs(dot)toronto(dot)edu

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Thanks for asking,

- Casey