Off the top of my head, I can describe the country in three different languages, yet the names sound so dissimilar. This video breaks it down very well for those curious.
To easily describe the Transatlantic accent is to describe it as old-timey or an accent from old new reels. The video above gives a pretty decent description/history of it. Interestingly, I came across this accent twice in the wild in my life. Once from a guy who admittedly has an auditory processing disorder, and then […]
Tweet When I read Gayle Laakmann McDowell‘s post If you want an A+ career in technology, move to the Bay Area, I felt a slight case of FOMO (fear of missing out). As a mobile software developer based in Los Angeles, happily bike commuting in a city known for its highways and car traffic, in a sea […]
The idea for this post came about after I started watching the Bosch series on Amazon Instant (it comes free with Amazon Prime). I came to watch the show based on the recommendation of an office mate who had to duck out to LAPD headquarters, where Amazon is shooting the series, to interview Michael Connelly (who wrote the […]
Tweet I used to tell people that getting my California Bar exam results on my birthday was the best gift I have ever received. The anticipation and thrill of refreshing the results page incessantly at 6PM Pacific Standard Time tapped right into my brain’s reward systems the way playing blackjack in Vegas would. After all, it’s […]
Tweet Bitcoin, the digital currency that’s arguably one of the greatest social technical innovations since the internet is not without its detractors. Whenever there’s substantial coverage in the press, people are quick to dismiss it as a fad or a scam, likely both. It challenges people’s philosophical understanding of money, and understanding of cryptography and […]