I have the following goals for my personal projects:
In my lightning talk at Offline Camp Oregon 2019, I share how these goals led me towards 1990s aesthetics.
These design principles have guided several of my recent projects. For example, my pixel art emoji stickers are clearly inspired by the 90s aesthetic.
Likewise, I craft the HTML for my personal website by hand, similar to what folks did in the early web. …
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To use the faster method to download large results, use the BigQuery Storage API from your Python programs or notebooks. …
Alexandra and I attended Pixel Art Park 5 in Tokyo on December 9, 2018. I loved seeing so many pixel art pieces, chiptunes, and retro-style video games in one place and meeting other artists.
We got to the venue shortly before the festival opened and joined a long line to enter! Organizers announced (in Japanese) that we needed ¥ 1,000 in cash to pay for a ticket. A few minutes past 11 am, we all streamed into the building.
Inside, Alexandra and I explored three stories worth of art, music, games, and merch. The ground floor was quite crowded, so we went up to the second floor shortly after buying our tickets and commemorative t-shirt! …