Archives - Vennela Pandaraboyina
Not Vanilla: Is the hype train harmful or helpful?
It’s hard to avoid hype. I’ve often been frustrated by movie hype, because I get scared that when I finally see the movie I’ll be let down.
Not Vanilla: A definitive ranking of the best places to chat with your friends
Today I will rank some of the popular video chatting methods — from worst to best.
Not Vanilla: The quaint lesson of ‘Stardew Valley’
It’s a place where the complications of life are absent, where you can quietly and productively live the life of a (fictional) farmer.
Not Vanilla: The ‘Bon Appetit’ test kitchen is mwah
The “Bon Appetit” YouTube channel is a great place to find information about cooking, but it is also a tour of a fantasy work environment — one where everyone is doing what they love, with company they enjoy.
Not Vanilla: Public Picassos, and the life of online artists
Stagnation is a dire problem in our age, where new content and information is constantly pumped out. I was experiencing…