I’m in Berlin!

for the Wikipedia Hackathon: Berlin 2012! I’m going on a sightseeing trip led by a WMF Germany volunteer: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Berlin_Hackathon_2012/Sightseeing/June_1 I am in the lounge area of the hostel for wifi right now, and met a bunch of other people attending the Wikipedia hackathon. One of them was the creator of the “I’m hacking” badges:

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Annie graduated!

My sister graduated from college on Friday! My whole family flew out to Boston on Wednesday night. Taking the red-eye is brutal. The theme for the baccalaureate on Thursday was hoops, and it was a beautiful ceremony–lots of memories. The speaker at the commencement on Friday was Melissa Harris-Perry, and here’s an official video of… Continue reading Annie graduated!

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Lights music video using Three.js

I like Ellie Goulding’s song Lights, which I found out about through the Bassnectar remix. It’s my favorite dubstep. I just found out that HelloEnjoy created an interactive music video for Lights using Three.js and WebGL. They wrote up the technology here: http://www.netmagazine.com/features/behind-scenes-lights-latest-webgl-sensation It’s a good read — there are details about how they chose… Continue reading Lights music video using Three.js

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DeCadence turns 20!

DeCadence, my collegiate a cappella group, turns 20 this year. I was in it from 2001 to 2005 or so. DeCadence is doing phenomenally well — they sound better than ever, and just won ICCA quarterfinals a few months ago with an emotionally powerful set and really tight choreography. Today they hosted a grand reunion… Continue reading DeCadence turns 20!

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m & e

maiki and Emma came to visit a few days ago. Emma is growing up so fast. E smiled at me and tried to take my glasses. Their love is abundant.

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On reaching my limits

On Thursday, I broke. I started to panic in the morning. I realized later that it was because I hadn’t had a second to myself since Monday, Feb. 20, because I went to BeMyApp, Angelhack, and PyCon on all the weekends, and had events and classes on all the evenings. I am also doing a… Continue reading On reaching my limits

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PlayPitch wins BeMyApp!

We won the SF edition of AppOlympics, the BeMyApp weekend hackathon, and are now competing against the winners from Berlin, London, Paris, NY, and Boston! Vote for PlayPitch here: http://appolympics.bemyapp.com/!!! I have GOT to go to bed, but not before posting about what the heck just happened. PlayPitch is our iPad app that teaches basic… Continue reading PlayPitch wins BeMyApp!

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When Taxi Drivers Attack

I went through an ordeal last night. I was at Eudemonia for BATLL IX (Starcraft tourney!!) all day, and caught the last BART home. I got off at Daly City and walked towards the cab line. I was fourth in the group of passengers. The first two passengers got in to taxis without incident. The… Continue reading When Taxi Drivers Attack

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