FEB 18 2016
Seedling VR @ Code/Media Conference
Today the App that me and my team are developing is unveiled. It has been a really cool and interesting project that involves developing for and integrating many technologies together. But most importantly it is an experience that mixes real world with digital world (through Virtual Reality) into one single product.APR 09 2015 Shopify Environment for Development
Back when we were PSXO, we used [WooCommerce](http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/) it required my engineering team to be very involved to develop all the things we wanted to build for our site and I believe that wordpress based ecommerce sites were just bloating the stack so much that the performance was taking a really big hit. With Shopify Plus I get almost everything I was able to get through WooCommerce minus certain liabilities and infrastructure maintenance.MAR 30 2015 Shopify and Angular
At work today they gave us a beautiful mockup for a lot of kids overlapping each other. We wanted to have this to be the homepage of our lifestyle brand [Seedling](http://www.seedling.com).FEB 28 2015 Encrypting files using Cocoa
I have been [thinking](/business/2015/02/12/the-root-of-american-id-theft/) about a lot lately on security and I thought of writing a little app where I can store important files in Dropbox safely and share them with my family. As an excuse to learn the deeper ends of encryption, I did a little hackathon during a plane ride to a trip to [New York](http://www.toyfairny.com/) a couple of weeks ago. The goal was to write a little app that eventually I can turn into its own standalone product so that I can give it to my family instead of having them cracking through GPG or OpenSSL.NOV 19 2014 The Stack
I've been away for a crazy couple of weeks, but a lot has happened. In the last couple of weeks, the stars have aligned and a lot of CTO events have happened in Southern California and I have had the fortune to attend several of those.OCT 19 2014 The Inconvenient Android Experience
If mobile OS were cars Android, would be a Honda Civic or a Corolla. In other words, it woukd be a solid car that is good for solving a transportation problem but the overall experience is just *"meh!"*. On the other hand I do consider iOS, something like driving a luxury car like a BMW or a Mercedes. The big difference is in the details and providing you with an actual experience. The iOS experience starts with the developer from the moment the app is conceived.OCT 14 2014 Latinos in Tech
Last week my boss, [Kara Nortman](http://twitter.com/knortman), had the chance to meet with the President at [Cross Campus](http://www.crosscamp.us/) in Santa Monica, she asked a simple question: _How do we encourage and get more women into STEM (Science Tech, Engineering and Math)?_OCT 06 2014 Dropping all the tables in a MySQL dev database
I have a few servers that have clone copies of production sites. The big challenge is to migrate back, production data into the dev server without dropping the database.SEP 01 2014 Things I still don't like about Java after 10 years.
Its been at least 10 years since the last time I picked up Java for anything serious. 10 years ago it was my primary programming languaje doing Java Servlets, EJBs and the ocasional UI using Java Swing.JUN 10 2014 Moved to Jekyll!
I have been a little too obsessed with uber-performant things lately. I try to avoid as many CPU cycles, memory usage, I/O etc. [jekyll-gh]: https://github.com/jekyll/jekyll [jekyll]: http://jekyllrb.comMAY 17 2014 CSS (Flip Card) 3d Transform example working on IE, Safari & Chrome
Here's a Fiddle I played with as an example of a 3d transform working on IE10, Safari and Chrome.DEC 20 2013 Amazon cloud services (AWS) in Super Simple Terms
At this point we've all heard the term cloud computing, AWS, etc but in a startup world, where you have to be focused on delivering results, How can you quickly find out if AWS is right for you when every website is just filled up with lingo and super long documents.DEC 17 2013 Fixing a zero height HTML element through CSS
Typical problem: You have some HTML code that has a non-computed height even though its children's height are calculated.DEC 17 2013 4 things to make a website performant
I am going to be open, this blog is using the following ingredients: