Category: School/Work

  • Is being a student or having a full-time job more difficult?

    Depends on the job. Speaking as a Software Engineer, being a student was tougher for me. I had about 4–5 programming assignments due every week. I had literally no free time. I was sleeping in the computer labs and surviving on instant ramen and popeyes chicken and Red Bull for 4 years. Each Final you…

  • Alternate income streams

    Ok, so beginning of 2019, my New Years resolution is to make back the money I lost last year. Which is around $150k give or take. I know, that’s ALOT of money to make back, and I’m still trying to figure how to make that much money back *while* giving me a path to go…

  • Toronto trip, new job, new videos

    Haven’t updated in a month, so here it is. I traveled back to Toronto and Orillia (my hometown) for the first time since Dec 2011. I finally got to visit my friends and family again, which was really nice as I haven’t met my friends especially for a long time. Here are some pictures, including…

  • Thoughts about introversion, leaving BT, Ladies Code, Tech

    Work Today is my last day at BitTorrent. I enjoyed working there, I had a cool manager, smart co-workers, I learned a lot of technologies like NodeJS, EpoxyJS, more Backbone and especially payments systems like Paypal and StripeJS, but in the end I guess I was still tired of the monotony. I needed something new…

  • Integrating payments into a web application

    If you ever make a web application, and you want it to make money, sooner or later you have to deal with integrating a payment system. Here at BitTorrent Bundles, I’ve been tasked with integrating a payment system with our product, and it’s been hell to deal with. Once you deal with payments, you have…

  • Video Recording, Korean studying

    Korean Ok, first post of the new year. First off, my new years resolution, and my only one, is to understand at least 60-70% of Korean conversation. I’ve been really disappointed with my progress with Korean speaking/listening despite having studied it for 2.5 years. But I know why now. With anything, it takes a lot…