Category Archives: Thought

How I follow things these days — chain reaction of discovery

Since having graduated from ischool, I have not followed the trends in the tech startup space much for years taking classes doing research all good stuffs. Many things seeminly have happened: crunchbase started and some new language and frameworks (node.js, golang) have appeared.

Recently, I signed up to receive daily newsletter from crunchbase. It sends me digest of startups that got funded. Skimming through them one by one is becoming my daily habbit now. You can browse the archive of their newsletter from here: http://static.crunchbase.com/daily/content_20140919_web.html

Then, a few days ago I found this new service called producthunt. It’s basically daily tournament of new products and services.

One thing I recently found was drop. You can take a look yourself.

Obviously cool things are coming to the market every day and it’s quite amazing to watch them almost real time.

Plan for CV page

After finishing the dissertation proposal defense, I will start working on my academic website. The design requirements I am considering are:

  • Ease of update: I want to keep my CV up-to-date in Markdown format and convert it into a part of web page as well as pdf. I am not sure if I will have enough time
  • Clean layout: I don’t want to throw in all fancy modern CSS techniques into a CV page. However, I do want to have it cleanly display at different devices. I will keep interactive elements at the minimum.
  • Single index.html file: so that I can easily migrate things When I get a faculty job at another school.