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Month: June 2018

Explaining Cryptocurrencies with a Treasure Map Analogy

Explaining Cryptocurrencies with a Treasure Map Analogy

Cryptocurrencies have been the latest craze for some time. Bitcoin and many other blockchain currencies have exploded in growth over the past few years. They are here to stay long term.

But what is a cryptocurrency and how does it work?

Any complex subject can always be broken down to an analogy. In this case, I will be using treasure maps. Like the ones in Pirates of the Carribean. read more

Story of My Life

Story of My Life

My parents emigrated from China many years before I was born. I’m a 2nd generation Asian American, born middle class.

Growing up has been challenging to me, in ways most would not understand. I was socially awkward growing up. I have never had a mentor my entire life all the way up until college. My mom does not speak very good English, so things were always miscommunicated and lost in translation. My dad would come home, stressful from work and impart the same wisdom to me many times over. Its like being forced to listen to your least enjoyable song, constantly, for several years without any say of when the song plays. read more

Went to my local developer meetups. Here’s my thoughts on it

Went to my local developer meetups. Here’s my thoughts on it

This past month I decided to go to my local developer meetups in Orlando.ย  I’m starting to stagnate in terms of learning. So I thought this would be a great time to meet more experienced developers who I could learn from. It has been something I wanted to do for some time. But never did because I didn’t feel comfortable with how competent I was as a developer. read more

Dedicated Desktop Icon Shortcut Keys

Dedicated Desktop Icon Shortcut Keys

One of my biggest producitity drains is seamlessly switching to different applications. Windows doesn’t have good native ways to do this. Especially when I have 10 or 20 different things open. A picture is worth 1000 words, so take a look at my work environment: read more