Welcome to the home of ChloeCat

Hello, I’m Chloe! This site is the home of my blog posts, which serve to show off some of my broad interests. Expect posts about technology, music, foam flinging, programming, hardware designs, and more. This site is still in development, and things like the layout and theme may be changed in the future. If you have any suggestions, please let me know at one of the links below.

Music and Feelings

Even from the earliest days of human cultural development, music has always been associated with feelings. Different scales, chords, and harmonies can make you feel very different emotions. As a musician, I often get an insight into how music affects emotions, as learning how to evoke specific ones is often a key part in learning how to be a very effective musician. As a composer, you have many tools in your toolbox to evoke certain emotions....

March 6, 2024 · Chloe

The Duality of The Internet

The Internet. One of the most impactful inventions in the world, and perhaps the most important part of modern life. The evolution of the Internet is a rather interesting one, and there have been lots of ups and downs throughout it’s history. Today, I’d like to discuss one of it’s more recent and controversial developments: Social Media. From the very beginning, the Internet was all about connect people. With the ARPANet, it was just about connecting military bases and important government institutions....

March 3, 2024 · Chloe

Coming Out

Coming out is a very personal process that is different for everyone. Today, I’d like to talk a bit about my journey in coming out to my parents, friends, co-workers, and classmates. For those who don’t know me, I’m a trans woman who’s still in the middle of her transition. To those online, and those that I’m very close friends with, I’m known as Chloe. To everyone else, I still present as masculine until I finally muster up the courage to come out to everyone else....

February 20, 2024 · Chloe

The joy (and pain) of Nerf modding

I first got into nerf modding after getting a 3d printer and building Captain Slug’s Caliburn V4. While I loved the experience of building my own custom blaster, I often prefer the look and design of the official blasters. Eventually, I decided it would be fun to mod my stock blasters to at least match the power of some of my custom blasters, and some of my super-stock Dart Zone and similar blasters....

November 20, 2023 · Chloe

WASBE International Band Festival

Hello readers, today I’d like to explain a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that’s taking place next summer. Last year, the Central Washington University Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the WASBE International Band Festival in South Korea in July 2024. However, in order to go, we need some addiional funding that the University is unable to provide. So, if you would like to help, please continue reading. What is WASBE? WASBE is the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles....

November 16, 2023 · Chloe

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome! Welcome to my site! My name is Chloe, and I’m a student at Central Washington University. This website was built with Hugo and hosted by neocities. The theme I’m using is PaperMod. What is this site for? Well, to be honest, I’m not sure what exactly I’ll post on this site. I’ll most likely post things I find interesting, rants about random things, or update on my latest musical compositions....

November 15, 2023 · Chloe