Category: general

SEP 20 2013

Painting Adventures

A couple of friends and I decided around a month ago that we wanted to get better at drawing, so we decided to embark on one of those "draw one thing every day for 365 days" projects. Well, if we're being realistic, for *approximately* 365 days—we even named ourselves "Approximately...
SEP 09 2012

Goodbye, Wordpress!

As you may or may not have noticed, this blog has recently undergone a pretty drastic change. Aside from pure design upgrades, I've moved off Wordpress (good riddance!) and joined the geek bandwagon by writing my blog with [Jekyll](https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll). Here's my obligatory "I moved to Jekyll" blog post! ## Why...
JAN 03 2012

2012 CS Resolutions

Matt Might's ["What every computer science major should know" article](http://matt.might.net/articles/what-cs-majors-should-know/) is fantastic. I regret not reading this article in the beginning of the holiday break, but I guess I can use this as sort of a "2012 CS Resolutions" list since everyone seems to be making New Years resolutions right...
OCT 05 2011

Sorry for the long hiatus!

I know I always write a post like this every couple of months or so, but I swear I'm coming back to blogging soon! It's my (probably) my last semester at Berkeley, and I'm really excited and terrified at the same time. My workload this semester is intentionally light (well,...
JUL 09 2011

Being a Designer

> Being a designer is like being Priest in an MMO. This is probably the nerdiest and geekiest thing I've ever said, but it's totally true. As far as I've seen (or maybe this is just in Berkeley), there's a disproportionate ratio of designers to developers so I'm constantly being...
MAY 26 2011

The Boy Scout Rule

During the last couple of weeks I've been reading [97 Things Every Programmer Should Know](http://techbus.safaribooksonline.com/book/programming/9780596809515) online, it's a great book full of interesting and enlightening articles. One that stuck to me in particular was #8 - The Boy Scout Rule. From the real-life Boy Scout rule "always leave a place...
MAY 18 2011

A busy semester..

Abstract Syntax Trees. Target lists. Augassigns. Function types. This semester I took a compilers course with [Professor Hilfinger](http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~hilfingr/), who, despite his formidable reputation, quickly became my favorite professor at Berkeley. During the course of the semester, my group of four and I wrote a Python compiler in C++ basically from...
NOV 15 2010

CS "Bucket List" 11/15

Wow, I haven't written in here in a loooong time (over 2 months!). School is getting crazy busy, between taking 3 upper div classes (which I love), TAing the [Software as a Service course](http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs169/fa10/) here at Berkeley, co-facilitating a [web design](http://decal.aw-industries.com/) class, undergraduate-researching over at the [RAD Lab](http://radlab.cs.berkeley.edu/), and hacking...
JUL 15 2010

CSS/Javascript Summer Reading List

Although I've been working with CSS and Javascript for quite some time, I still regard myself as a semi-beginner in terms of deeply understanding the foundations of these two languages. Therefore, I've taken it upon myself to learn as much as I can this summer (as long as I have...