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I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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Archive for May, 2004

Chris & Alicia

May 31st, 2004

There were plenty of professional and amateur photographers at Chris & Alicia’s wedding, so I contented myself to a handful of low-resolution shots from the hip.


May 28th, 2004

But we are having a good time!

At SBC Park

May 28th, 2004

Low-scoring game. As exciting as baseball ever is…

From back when telephones were new and scary

May 27th, 2004
Let the smooth slab serifs of Lubalin Graph help teach you How To Make Friends By Telephone. “Be sure to give the person you’re calling sufficient time to answer his telephone. Wait at least a full minute.” Also: “You would not interrupt in a face-to-face conversation and the same applies to a telephone conversation.” [more info]

My point exactly.

May 27th, 2004
Harvard Magazine: The Way We Eat Now. Evolutionary metabolic traits, economy of modern refined foodstuffs, socioeconomic factors, it’s all in there.

Geek gambling.

May 26th, 2004

A Slashdot article even my brother will read: this discussion of the geekier side of poker has exploded into a great thread about casinos, statistics, and other aspects of gambling, such as when to hit the poker tables:

I found the best time was afternoons – the locals are gone, and the sharks are still sleeping it off, leaving you and a lot of really stupid people. That’s when I did really well. It helps when some moron will take 2-7 unsuited all the way to the river in Hold ‘em. It happened to me, it was great. You can’t lose.

(Oh, and I totally remember this, too. On the one hand, what a classic! “Where time becomes a loop.” On the other hand, what a ridiculous amount of storage space in my brain is wasted on television…)

Cel shading as throwback art

May 26th, 2004

I didn’t realize until leafing through this gallery of pre-WWII Japanese postcards that the color and style of Wind Waker is actually a throwback.

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