I still use ttyl
don’t judge me?
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and...– Albert Einstein
Though it was tough while I was traveling, perhaps it’s preferable only to have to worry about tomorrow’s itinerary, housing and transportation.
happens often to unknowing single immigrant mothers apparently. It’s been a huge pain throughout my life to have to deal with the consequences and aftermath (apparently speaking fluent english can get you pretty far) but it’s been a huge blessing in that it’s been a fundamental educational experience. I’ve come to realize how scary the world is and how prepared you have...
Everyone should have Spotify.
Its capabilities and potential uses cover everything a user would want when it comes to music… :) It amazes me.
Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is... →
All trends are a reaction to the trend before it.– The insightful Chris Hahn
For some reason I have a feeling that there will be some sort of backlash to all this tech ie. the conservative backlash to the student activist movement of the 70s or transcendentalism as a protest against capitalism Wouldn’t that be interesting.
On Google Glass
“Google Glass, like the Segway, is what happens when Silicon Valley spends too much time talking to itself. Maybe that’s even overstating the case: The rhetoric around Google Glass is what happens when important tech people spend a little too much time congratulating each other.” Marcus Wohlsen in the article Guys Like This Could Kill Google Glass Before It Ever Gets Off the Ground I...
If I asked my customers what they want, they simply would have said a faster...– Henry Ford
When the Latin poet Horace first wrote this 2000 years ago, he wasn’t...– Chris Bland on Carpe Diem on Quora “The Imperfectionists” taught this to me my freshman year in Muir 40.
Technology & Social Change Group →
I can’t handle this right now… my heart is going crazy hahaha I can’t believe this exists! Literally so excited right now. If I get Microsoft for the summer, definitely going to inquire on how to get involved with this research group over the summer. Ok that’s all goodbye. — Tumblr’s generated link image thing looks so spammy.
Tools built to support co-opting
We should start focusing on making our products have a number of features that people can co-opt to. Find a way to create something where the user can make the rules up about how they use the product. It’s a weird way to think of things and in the end, we’re anticipating “other uses” but I think this is the way we should head with technology. The tools we use mean...
If you don't know how to think about the...
be wary. They’ll just outsource your technical skills once they finish raising the next crop of trained robots. Google Engineer Says Vietnamese 11th Graders Know Enough Computer Science to Pass Their Interview Process I don’t mean this to be offensive, I just think there’s potential for CS to become the next sweatshop labor. And it’s unethical to project this technology...
I often get carried away on Airbnb...
browsing through all the different cities and photos takes you away for a moment.
On "Lean In"
“I think that seeing the stresses that trying to play a game that wasn’t necessarily meant for women to win, seeing those sorts of stresses of trying to pursue a career and balance the family and juggle all of these different things, it just made me think that life is not appealing. I want to be free. I want to be flexible in my career, and I want to be able to make my own rules and...
We The Common - Thao Nguyen “This song was inspired by a poignant, candid and unshakable conversation with Valerie Bolden, a woman serving life without parole in the California state prison system. It’s hard to imagine that meeting would be anything but somber — but it resonated with a humanity and humor that greatly outshone its surroundings. It’s in this spirit that “We...
The Audacity of Louis Ortiz →
“In this short documentary we meet Louis Ortiz, an unemployed man from the Bronx whose life is turned upside down when he discovers his uncanny resemblance to President Obama.”
Facebook vs. Google
Facebook Home doesn’t only pose a threat to Google’s Android platform, but is leading it’s way to challenge Google’s ownership of the user’s internet browsing experience. It seemed Google’s success would come out of unifying an internet experience for it’s users. It handles mail, browsing, drive and attempted to provide the social aspect. Most importantly...
Sick of talking tech
You take a few minutes probing through some of the big tech sites out there and you look at all the “groundbreaking” tech they report on… most of it doesn’t even really matter in the long run. People are screaming over new interfaces, “revolutionary” hardware etc… Facebook making waves with Facebook Home, people violently debating over patent...
In other (good) news
I found the perfect supplement to my CogSci major. The backstory is that for the past two years, I was trying to find ways to take humanities courses and have it count for something. I had seriously considered doubling in history or philosophy, double minoring, creating my own major etc. As I went in to the Philosophy dept again to figure out what I should do once and for all, we randomly came...
Crossing my fingers for this one… So over begging for jobs. My dignity…
On a college education
“In debates here over teacher evaluation and the testing of student skills, what has been lost is the question of the very substance of education. I have long thought that there is a quiet conspiracy at work to reduce education to training—to generate students who have the skills to get a job rather than the historical perspective or theoretical detachment to criticize authority. It’s a...
Do you know the Musheneez? They sing that song that goes Hey! Ho! Hey! I like...– My father on the Lumineers <3
omygad. apparently i didn’t crash and burn as horribly as i thought i did. second round wish me luck. (disclaimer: preparing to not get it so don’t judge me when i don’t)
But I want to let the world know. That I contacted a professor at MIT asking to speak about work he did… that he never did. He replies so politely correcting me that he’d never done any work on the topic that I brought up and I am dying. Dying. Still agreed to meet with me. But I am dying. f a i l
I've come to the conclusion
that I’m never going to get a job interviewing. I’m a nervous wreck when it comes to these and I don’t think it’ll get any better the more prepared I get.
I don't know anything about MS
T-1 hour to read up on Windows 8, phone what? HOLY CRAP I AM SO NERVOUS I BOMBED IT
"You're not supposed to just slot into their...
Kirsh is so great. But I’m already so deep into this…. Thinking about switching gears from healthcare to something I might be more interested in. What are some interesting technology topics you’ve come across lately?