30 Sep 2017, 16:03

Blogging With Hugo

I finally decided to get away from Wordpress and move to a statically generated website. After much research, I finally decided to go with Hugo. Of course, there are many competent projects in this space, but here is why I chose it: Fast fast fast (just search for Hugo performance) Easy to get up and running Works with Netlify Only a single executable - no environments to maintain For hosting, I have chosen Netlify.

05 Mar 2017, 00:29

Importing Issues from GitHub to Todoist

Since using GitHub Enterprise at work, I have become a much happier developer. One problem that was not solved was making it easy for me to get my work into my to-do list without manual work. Being a Todoist user, and knowing that they, and GitHub, have documented APIs to work with, I was sure it would be possible to get all of my issues into my to-do list in a quick way that I could re-use each iteration.

12 Sep 2016, 02:06

Excellent Churro Cupcake Recipe

Check out my girlfriend’s blog over at jenchuang.com – I recommend trying out the Churro cupcakes she blogged about here: http://jenchuang.com/2015/11/28/churro-cupcakes/

The pictures alone are worth the trip 🙂

17 May 2015, 04:02

Sony Bravia Remote for Pebble

Originally, I had worked on a TV remote control application for my LG TV about a year ago. Unfortunately, the panel died, LG’s support was not very helpful… and, eventually, I had my money refunded and the 1 year old panel returned to Costco. Upon receiving my refund, I decided to upgrade to a Sony Bravia 4K TV. And thus, I have decided to port the application for the new TV.

There is currently one application on the Pebble store that is supposed to control a Sony TV, but it apparently does not work with newer models as an authentication step is now required. My new application is for these TVs.

24 Mar 2014, 02:05

Tips for Securing an Internship at IBM (or anywhere, really)

My original post regarding my internship experience at IBM has become quite popular on my blog. Recently, I have been involved in the interviewing process and with this new perspective, I thought I should share some tips. I feel that if you have come across this post, you have accomplished a great first step as the act of searching out this information shows that you are genuinely interested and concerned about your career.

Show passion for what you do

Anyone can spend weeks Googling and learning interview questions to get ahead in the interview session. However, what I believe makes for a truly compelling candidate is someone who is so interested in their field that they have stepped outside of academia and pursued personal learning and experience.

04 Jan 2014, 22:54

Pebble Watch – 1 Month Later


About a month ago, I found myself at a Best Buy in New Hampshire looking for a new piece of tech gear to play with. As I was looking around, I came across the fitness watches and remembered the Pebble. I had seen it a while ago and had completely forgotten about it. I decided that this was the ultimate answer – a smart watch. It should be able to do anything! So, I found a Best Buy rep and asked if they happen to carry these. I unfortunately saw none on the floor. They did, I purchased one, and off I was to experience this new age of the Smart Watch.

04 Jan 2014, 20:56

Pebble SDK – LG TV Controller

I recently purchased a Pebble Watch and, like any programming nerd would do, started writing software for it.

I do plan on releasing source at some point, but I thought it would be good to share some resources for those interested in either writing software for the Pebble watch or who want to work with their LG TV.

Pebble Development

29 Apr 2013, 20:15

Bill ID – Identifying money with OpenCV and iOS

This past semester, I and some of my friends developed an iPhone application that is capable of detecting money using the built in camera. We entered this application as our Senior Design Project and I am happy to say that we won best project this year. I will be posting more information regarding technical aspects of the project for those who want to experiment with iOS and OpenCV. But, for now, here is a link to our facebook page where we will be posting more images, videos, and information regarding the project and the iPhone release date.

25 Mar 2013, 20:39

Software Engineer at IBM – Soon!

I noticed that this blog has been seeing some more traffic and I have had a few questions. I also noticed that I never mentioned that I had received a full time offer with IBM at the Mass Lab in Littleton, MA. I am excited to graduate and begin my career at the end of May with IBM! So, for those looking to work there this summer as an intern or as a full time hire, I hope you decide to join and that you enjoy it as much as I have!

21 Sep 2012, 20:56

iPhone 5 – Awesome!

Waited in line this morning for my shiny, new iPhone 5. It was well worth the wait. I arrived at the local AT&T store at midnight to find only a few people already waiting. We had a great time discussing Apple and various other subjects which helped pass the time. This is the best part of waiting; you get to meet some really great people. Our store only had 18 phones to sell to us and by the time they had reached me in line, they were out of the 16GB Black phones.