San Francisco-based designer and developer.

Hearthstone Beta Key Giveaway

A while back I was lucky enough to wine a Hearthstone Beta Key through the Facebook giveaway. Yesterday I happen to get an email from Blizzard welcoming me to the beta with a new key.

read October 8th, 2013

How I run my Sublime Text

I've been a long time Sublime Text user and I have spent a bit of time customizing it to my needs. Today I helped out a coworker who recently started using Sublime Text 3 get up and running with some cool things I use.

read August 8th, 2013

Disneyland

August 3rd, 2013

Disneyland

July 30th, 2013

Rainy Day

June 29th, 2013

Rainy Day

June 25th, 2013

Changing ecosystems and optimizing my life

iPhone has been my primary smartphone since the launch of the original iPhone back in 2007. I've since followed the upgrades (with the exception of the 3G and 5) and have owned every iPhone. I was well burrowed into the Apple ecosystem.

read June 20th, 2013

HTC One

June 18th, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge

June 18th, 2013

iOS7 Switches

I really liked what Apple did to some of their UI elements in the new iOS7. Specifically their switches. On tap it does the usual move to the left. But when dragged they become a little stretched. It's a neat effect.

read June 12th, 2013

iOS7 is lacking some polish

Apple recently showcased the next update to the very popular mobile operating system, iOS. iOS7 takes the design in a slightly different direction to what we're used to seeing from Apple.

read June 11th, 2013

China Town

June 9th, 2013

It's all about consistency

Starbucks has spread like wildfire across the world since founded in 1971 in Seattle. Manhattan alone has a reported 225 stores. Some hate it, some love it. But you cannot deny the success of Starbucks.

read June 9th, 2013

The Right Hook: How I was hit by a car

Over the past few years I’ve always had a dislike for the cyclists in San Francisco. Not because they’re sharing the road, I’m fine with that, but it’s because they want the same rights as vehicles but don’t want the laws applied to them.

read June 7th, 2013

ffocus: Focus on what you want to read

There are often times where some sites overload a page with things I don't care for, when all I want to do is read an article. It can be tough to focus on the content that matters. There are some tools to help out a bit, extracting the content and presenting it in an easy to read focused manner.

read June 5th, 2013

Introducing Lunchables, a short daily newsletter

Interesting articles often find it to my screen through Twitter, HackerNews or other social avenues. Sometimes I'd bookmark them and read them during lunch, or even later. Often I won't be bothered to share it unless I know it'd be of interest to someone I know personally.

read May 29th, 2013

Please Microsoft, go all the way

I recently received my Windows 8 Quickstart kit, with it is a Windows 8 Pro license and Parallels. It's a (great) way to get some iOS heavy developers to try and make some apps for the windows platform.

read May 24th, 2013

Xbox One: It's not just about gaming

Microsoft finally unveiled the next generation Xbox, titled "Xbox One." And with it a slew of changes to the way you use the Xbox.

read May 21st, 2013

The next 30 weeks

I've tried to stay fit and active, multiple times. But I was never able to really commit and get back in shape. Not that I'm overweight or unhealthy, but there are many improvements that can be made.

read May 17th, 2013

Be Curious and learn new things

Like seasons, my interest in things change every now and then. One month I'll be obsessed with everything bread, the next I want to know all there is to know about coffee. It sometimes drives my girlfriend crazy, but she understands and in most cases benefits from it.

read May 9th, 2013

Big Sur, CA

May 4th, 2013

Wine Country

April 22nd, 2013

Publishing in Today's World

I've always been fascinated with the world of publishing, both as a reader and a designer. I used to browse the New York Times website and skim some articles, but I typically didn't stay for long. And as time went by I'd only find myself on major news sites when someone sends me a link.

read April 17th, 2013

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 14th, 2013

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The Ritual of Making Coffee

I'm often asked why I spend so much time making my morning cup of coffee. Why I measure, pre-infuse, wait, pour, and consume. It's not only a matter of making the best possible cup of coffee so I can get my day started. But it's a way of starting my day out on a productive path.

read April 1st, 2012

BioShock Infinite: Complex and intoxicating

Once in a while a video game will come along and give a specific genre a push in the right direction. A hint of "Hey, this is how you should do this." And challenges the current preconception of how a genre should be done.

read March 29th, 2013

Simple Bread Recipe

Over the past few weeks I've been really into the bread making world. I've made everything from boulles to epi baguettes. Here's a simple recipe anyone can follow.

read March 28th, 2013

New York

December 25th, 2012

New York, I will miss you.