I want to be a good engineer; but no matter how I try, there is always 5 days a month when I feel like absolute shit and feel like I’m not doing the best I can. Yes, I’m talking about my menstrual cycle known as the period.
Note: This should really be obvious without me saying but everyone’s menstrual symptom is different. Symptoms I deal with are mine and shall not be used as “all women”. Also, not all women menstruate so “She must be on her period” joke is not funny FYI.
I was recently talking to my friend about how I had 5 hours long job interview on the 2nd day of my period. I was joking how all I could think while doing code interview was “Is it my butt sweat or period” and how interviewers saw me on the lowest performing and really distracted day ever possible. My friend then asked me “Did you tell them you were on your period?” My immediate response was “Oh hell no”. It made me wonder why my initial reaction was like that. …
This is just my musing on experience traveling with US visa and Green Card. I don’t have any conclusion or point to make, just jotting out what’s in my mind because frankly, I’m freaking out this weekend.
Note: I am probably in the most privileged “easy to get approval” group when it comes to US visas and Green Card. I’m a Japanese citizen who gained permanent resident status (Green Card) via marriage to US citizen.
First time I applied to US Visa was to study abroad at a university in US. After some time spent on paper works, I went to US embassy in Tokyo for a interview. Interviewer asked me to raise my hand and swear that I’ll tell the truth. I don’t remember what kind of question I was asked, but at the end of very short interview, interviewer handed me a piece of paper that said “your visa was approved” and told me my passport will be mailed within few weeks. …
me : “Service Worker, what are you?”
Service Worker: “I’m a programmable network proxy.”
me : “… what?”
On stage, in between his anecdote about UX epiphany in public bathroom, he introduced this new thing called Service Worker, which is a thing you can use to make your website act like native app (or at least that was my understanding). …
*Yes! you should be a compiler. It’s awesome.
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One wonderful Sunday in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I found a book “Design by Numbers” by John Maeda at my local bookstore. …
TL;DR Last October, I donated my (would-be-unattended) ticket to JSConf Colombia. You can read why and what happened here. This year I attended the event (finally!) and got to experience wonderful community they are building, along with very happy surprise.
TL;DR I donated my ticket for JSConf Colombia scholarship. I’m thankful of the community that helped me get started in my job, my side project, and public speaking. I hope I can help bring more people into the community.
Earlier this summer, I planned a trip to Medellin, Colombia to attend JSConf Colombia. My friends told me it is a beautiful city and JSConf Colombia is one of the conference not to be missed.
I was also very excited how affordable conference ticket was ($99 for early bird ticket). …
Last week, I was presented with a challenge to build dashboard / slideshow type of application for large LCDs screen mounted on the office wall. The application need to show realtime data (like site analytics) and maybe used in other ways like video streaming for presentation. Most Importantly, I needed to make it fast. …
I recently graduated from Startup Institute New York — where I was encouraged to get out and attend events and coffee chats for “networking”.
As an INTP (MBTI personality) person. This “get out and talk to people” assignment was intimidating at first, and I needed to develop my strategy to keep my sanity…here are few things I did.
(*notes: Introverts are not equal to Anti-socials. I enjoy meeting people! I just need to maintain a balance of social time and time alone.)
They are different species on earth. They go to an event and comeback with stack of business cards and 3 coffee chats scheduled for next week. Don’t let them intimidate you. …