People don’t want to sort their friends in real life or on Google+.
What do Facebook, Wikipedia, television, and gin have in common?
Sup dawg, we heard you like games, so we wrapped a game around your game…
Strong ties, weak ties, and latent ties.
“Self knowledge through numbers.”
“Why not Facebook for everything?”
Baby’s first VC pitch.
Just a deck.
What I was actually planning to build.
“What’s in a name?”
“Faster, faster, until…”
Wander the Internet, bring your friends.
Some press for Textonic.
An overextended metaphor?
A permanent home for the project.
Free ticket to WWDC :)
Theoretically this thing should still work.
Baby’s first iPhone app.
Proof-of-concept for full-text search of my bookmarks.
The beginnings of my ITP thesis.
Analayzing the papers I wrote in college.
“The D is silent.”
More text processing.
Baby’s first Objective-C.
Later, we changed the name of the project to Textonic.
Delicious API + Google Custom Search Engine + Google App Engine
Eventually, finally, they made their own.
The NYT’s first API conference, with a keynote by Tim O'Reilly.
Rudimentary stastical models of text.
How did anyone program anything before Google?
A system for processing freeform SMS input.
Counting links on Twitter.
“Expanding on/explicitly exacerbating the problem of punctuation.”
Managing high-volume email lists.
“DreamHost I love you, but you’re bringing me down.”
This is still a problem for me on Twitter.
I always carry a notebook.
To San Francisco and back in twenty-four hours.
A physical wiki.
(I wish I had better documentation of this.)
Twitter took its time monetizing, but there should never have been doubt.
Baby’s first desktop app!
Presenting to an audience of several hundred people, gulp.
Baby’s first ITP Show!
Four projects in four days!
More info/thinking about TwiTerra.
More class shopping.
Collecting metadata about retweets was not easy.
Learning how to strategically shop classes.
I still <3 the ITP Shows.
Title: Supporting the Supporters in the 2012 Election: Video Media
Perhaps more ‘talking things through’ than ‘proposing’.
Reinventing the CMS-wheel.
I have a GitHub account now!
Five years later, and craigslist still owns that marketplace.
NASA is the best for open-sourcing that library.
Display tweets on a globe? How hard can it be?
“It’s a tricky language,”
Baby’s first Scala!
Title: Text Media: A Comparative Analysis of Contextual Importance
Form from function, or function from form?
In order to understand recursion,
I still like the portfolio website idea in Part 3.
Getting more comfortable with complexity.
GitHub was less than six months old when I posted this.
This reminds me of the report I did on fractals in 9th grade.
Not the usual core classes of the first semester, but I regret nothing.
“There will be time, there will be time.”
If you ever felt like Rock Paper Scissors was too easy to play.
Radios are magic.
This is how switches work.
This is how buttons work.
An early foray into physical computing.