Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Microsoft still being sexist

Wow, it's 2016 and Microsoft is still throwing sexist GDC parties.

I had this exact experience in 2006: here's my blog post.

At least this year, Microsoft was forced to apologize.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

A good week (we launched Evertoon!)

It's been a fun week!

We launched Evertoon.

We were written up in Forbes, TechCrunch, Fortune.

Users are making very creative videos!  They're adding their own music, audio clips, doing voice impersonations.  It's what I always wanted to happen!

We won an award at LAUNCH conference.

Chicken and waffles at the conference Winners Dinner.  Service was slow, but you could get unlimited portions.  Overeating occurred.

Me to our team: It's winner winner chicken dinner, literally.

Our advisor CP sent us cupcakes and cake pops, as a launch celebration.

We moved into a new office!  It's next door to our old office, which means everyone's commute stays the same.  But now we have windows looking onto a view of trees, and it's quiet.

Here we are goofing around with our cake pops.

Outside of work, Aff made me three batches of carrots and handmade guacamole (amongst other food).  That also made it a good week.

Now go download Evertoon from the App Store!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Aff showed me this comic:

We decided to have a contest to make up our own poems about our own lives.  His was based on the book Little Pookie, and mine was about CSS.

Aff's poem:
Roses are red,
Napa is hilly.
Did a goat eat your hat?
No, that's silly!

My poem:
Roses are red,
violet is a hue.
This poem sounds good,
but check on mobile too.

Friday, February 05, 2016

geek drama (very different from greek drama)

Recently I need to configure push notifications. I merrily fetched the encrypted certificate, to discover ... I don't have the private key in order to decrypt it.

I scoured my mind and laptop for this key. I searched deep within my soul for whether it's possible that I could've intentionally deleted a private key from my laptop. Could I have been so stupid? What does it say about me that I could've done something as stupid as deleting a private key?

If I looked back hard enough, I could vaguely semi-recall clicking on a line in Keychain Access and deleting it.

Tonight I figured out that because I'd used a service that "auto-configured" push notifications, they used their own private key, which they stored on their server. I had to upgrade my account and pay them $49.95 to download this private key. Wow.

“Without pain, how can we know joy?” —John Green