This is an attempt at codifying my personal style guide, in part so I can look back on it in a few years and see how I compare.
Please put on this beautiful David Mallet + David Bowie video: https://youtu.be/GA27aQZCQMk — Just keep playing it on loop.
I’m just gonna list off a bunch of requirements/rules.
Continue reading “Personal Style Guide (2017)”
I was away from home spending the holidays with family and while I had fun I also broke my favorite headphones 😞.
A $149 pair of Etymotic hf3 Earphones + headset with a matching set of Comply Foam ear tips. The nicest pocket audio and microphone experience I’ve been able to find.
Continue reading “Repairing the jack on Etymotic hf3 earphones, or trying”
Before I start, because I know I have to write defensively on subjects that are touchy for me: I’m not looking for any sympathy, I’m not trying to brag about “how enlightened I am for having basic emotions” or whatever negative preconceived notion you started reading this with. I’m not trying to say “woe is me”.
I just have a lot of spiraling thoughts in my head that I want to get out so I can actually focus on what I need to focus on today. This post is mostly for me to read myself over and over again, if it resonates with anyone else, neat.
Continue reading “Being an emotional man is a gift and a curse”
Before I start, Tasnim wrote a really fantastic letter you should read before my post / instead of reading my post. Her letter allowed me to think a lot more clearly about these things.
My family emigrated to America in in November 2001. I was a nine year old refugee. Continue reading “Some Things That Make Me Scared”
It’s my blog so I get to post angry posts when I feel like it, right?
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a Google fanboy. I’ve had every major Android phone made since the initial Android Developer Phone 1 (a HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1 with a REALLY cool backplate). Continue reading “Don’t buy Made by Google.”
My last few blog posts have been in the realm of “things i am tired of repeating to everyone I care about” so let’s just go for it. None of this is new information, I didn’t come up with any of this. Continue reading “More common lessons”
As you may or may not know, we have a job platform on Stack Overflow, aptly named Stack Overflow Jobs. We’re pretty meticulous about what is allowed and what isn’t allowed, and as a result our sales team needs to be pretty high-touch with clients.
Continue reading “On developer hiring”
If you’re a self-driven person, you might be like me and beat yourself up every time you fail at anything. I fail often, and when I fail I can get really mad at myself. On days where I fail at everything from getting anything done at work to losing at video games to even forgetting to eat, it’s a fun spiral. Continue reading “The process is part of failure.”
tl;dr – I wrote an Android Wear app. The code’s here.
I really enjoy being in an air conditioned environment. Even more so during the summer. Continue reading “Android Wear & My Daily Commute”