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Eric Hwang
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Plays with code by day, UX by night. Likes emoticons! :)
Plays with code by day, UX by night. Likes emoticons! :)

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3D scans of art, really cool! You can see a lot of detail on the pieces that you might not get looking at them in person, especially on the bottom / interior.

Direct link to the gallery:
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/browse/?f.media_type=3d&q.openId=1&v.filter=items

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Hello, world!

I have a new job. :)  After four-plus great years at Google, I decided to try out the startup life. I've recently joined Lever (https://lever.co/) in SF, to build awesome user-centric hiring (ATS) software!

I've been having a great time so far! My first day, I fixed a bug and conducted the daily release of the main Lever app, and I'm already being quite productive just a short time into the new job.

Looking forward to what the future brings!

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Heh, this is excellent.

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Twitch Plays Pokemon just beat Pokemon Red

Glad I didn't go to sleep early tonight - I've kept it open on a laptop off to the side for the past couple weeks, and it's awesome that I got to be there for the finish!

If you haven't heard of it, it's tens of thousands of people collaboratively playing a single game of Pokemon, by spamming commands in chat. To make things even harder, there's a 30-second delay before you see your commands on the stream. It's interesting from a control theory and social organization perspective - wonder if some college student will write a paper about this :)

I'm impressed at the amount of grassroots coordination that sprung up, via Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon/) and a shared doc (twitchplayspokemonstatus). Yay technology!
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Denali National Park in Alaska, Eielson Visitor Center. It was drizzling all day... thankfully we were on a bus most of the time.

Also, this terrain reminds me of Skyrim. Which makes sense... a lot of Denali is tundra.
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On using UX principles to misdirect (such as click-to-opt-out). A good read! Even if you don't have UX experience, it should be pretty readable.

http://www.90percentofeverything.com/2013/07/23/the-slippery-slope/

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Places that look safer turn out to actually be safer. So people are actually pretty good judges of the sketchiness of a place?

Article has a nice heatmap for NYC, raw data is at http://pulse.media.mit.edu/.

http://qz.com/108322/rio-de-janeiro-has-more-crime-simply-because-it-looks-depressing/

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Found this little guy earlier today. It was very shiny, which caught my eye - the picture doesn't quite do it justice.
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At first I thought the photographer actually put hipster clothes on ancient statues... then I saw it was Photoshop. Slightly disappointed, but it's still fun to see - gives them a whole new look!

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2013/06/20/statues-dressed-in-clothing/
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