Making better choices faster using Tinder-like mobile interfaces.
A strategic analysis of the market and a vision for what Twitter should build.
Why you’ll want everyone you know to wear Google Glass.
Helping us feel like we’re with friends who are far away.
The social layer that replaces Facebook will not look like Facebook.
A blog redesign and migration from WordPress on DreamHost to Jekyll on S3.
Companies that are secretive about in-progress products are at a disadvantage.
Syncing is a hard problem.
People don’t want to sort their friends in real life or on Google+.
What we can all learn from Rebecca Black.
Humans are like dragonflies, so design social web services accordingly.
What do Facebook, Wikipedia, television, and gin have in common?
Where Good Ideas Come From, a four-minute video by Steven Johnson.
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.”
Lawrence Lessig paraphrased by Jorge Ortiz.
“Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.” – Steve Jobs
“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.
tl;dr: put your Application Support folders in Dropbox
“I wonder how it feels to be bored.”
Some press for Textonic.
An overextended metaphor?
Incoming content at the speed of light.
I want filtration algorithms, not recommendation algorithms.
New York City expresses herself in neon.
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.
Five years later, and Time Warner has not improved.
So many things to build, so little time.
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.
Baby’s first domain registration?!
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.
The sort of idea that at least one ITP student has per year…
This is how switches work.
This is how buttons work.
I think this was my first blog post ever!
An early foray into physical computing.