So I’ve spent the last day wrestling to understand the since_id and max_id calls in Twitter. If you are having troubles with this like I am, here’s what you need to know - the results will always be in DESC order.
I, similar to most people who use twitter more than a few times a week, like to keep track of their twitter follower growth with TwitterCounter (my stats). If you haven’t started using it already, I recommend you signup for a free account.
A valuable service provided by TwitterCounter is having your twitter account promoted throughout their network. The service comes up with a number of customization options including geolocation and as a result you get exposure to real authentic twitter followers who are actually interested in your tweets.
Building BreakOut in JS (1 of X): A weekend's iterations!
Along the way I realized how ancient this code is.
Here’s what I completed:
1. Remove the difficulty function 2. Add mouse control, remove keyboard, make sure the paddle stops at the wall 3. Create start/restart button, changes score area coloring as well 4. Replaced timer = setTimeout() with more efficient/modern requestAnimFrame
For a job application I was asked:What’s your story? Give us a concise narrative describing the evolution of your personal values and professional aspirations to date. How have you tried to actualize your values in your work? (max: 500 words)
In 2003, I created the Dewitt Technology Club at my high school. This was the first time I created an organization and only as I grow older do I realize how influential this first step was. My club wrote a grant and received money to build a server computer and combine 2 broken down PC labs into a single functioning one able to handle Office 2000 or its equivalent. Using a Linux Terminal Server we proved to the district that it was possible to save hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on Microsoft and Dell products in favor of open source technology.
At Cal Poly I started my own chapter of a fraternity; it still persists today the way my co-founders and I intended: a social fraternity for engineers. I also attempted to create a rowing club, but the boat house and lake were too far away and thus too difficult for a team of mostly freshman to carpool too regularly.
In 2009, I started my own business called “Immortal Events”. I worked with local DJs to put on large city quality events (1000+ attendees) that were a major success. The result of my work was a change in the musical landscape of San Luis Obispo from country and pop music to a majority electronica. I also transported hundreds of people round-trip from the SF Bay area down to Los Angeles for large events saving my clients the hassle of driving and looking for a hotel. Immortal Events was always profitable but after 1-year I didn’t feel like I was using my life to solve real problems. I was told I saved lives, but I knew I could have a greater positive impact once I got out of SLO and learned what problems I really care about.
After New Years Eve 2009, I closed Immortal Events and spent 2010 in Paris. I was born in Paris so I applied for the benefits of my French citizenship, getting my passport and ID. I traveled a lot, learned to love the metro, learned French, had a French romance, met my French family, and worked at a couple technology companies applying my “American Naiveté” to various problems.
All of my California relationships were fading though, and I didn’t feel encouraged to take risks in Paris. I knew that if I wanted to be an entrepreneur, especially in the technology space, I must return to San Francisco.
Since Summer 2011, I have been exploring the bay, networking, and searching for the right problem being worked on by the right team. I’m an excellent digital marketer, and an average web developer.
The solution I want to create is for everyone to receive the benefits of urbanity. I think it is a cultural shift in America, but there are so many problems with living in a city that people still flee to the suburbs. Any of these numerous problems that work towards making a better city, I am interested in working on.
“Developing in PHP is like buying code at a rope store. You can make ladders and bridges, but php rope comes pretied into nooses and you need to know how to untie it before you can do anything else.”—Garrett Prechel