(Credit: Keller Holmes)
I'm an independent writer and app developer. My latest book is Character & Chemistry and my latest app is Nebulous Notes, an iOS text editor for Dropbox. You can see the rest of my apps here.
Available for speaking gigs. Email me.
- Dear Charlotte: A Life of Self-Improvement (2013)
- Character & Chemistry: The Only Two Questions You Need in Dating (2012)
- Life-Altering Experiences: How One Question Tapped into the Soul of MetaFilter (2008)
- Keynote speaker at Hallmark's Trends Week Conference (2012)
- William Shatner's Weird or What? episode on The Bray Road Beast (2012)
- Short film "#Zombies: Followers of the Dead" (2011)
- Panels on education and technology with Sen. John Kerry and Lt. Gov. Gray Davis (1999)
- TechTV host (9 episodes) on San Diego local access TV (1998)
- How I learned to motivate others (Book Excerpt 4/2011)
- What's it like getting DNA test results (2/2011)
- 8 life-changing results from meditation (2/2011)
- How I would re-design Facebook and Twitter (6/2010)
- 20 Things I Don't Like About the Droid Phone (12/2009)
- Which of our own closely held beliefs will our own grandchildren by appalled by? (5/2009)
- A droll summary of conservative Bernard Goldberg's book, 100 People Who Are Screwing America (7/2005)
- Nebulous Notes, a text-editor for Dropbox (featured three times by Life Hacker)
- The Creative Whack Pack (featured twice by Apple)
- Tarot and Tarot Pro, the best-selling tarot apps on iOS
- Rave Light (see catchy video)
- 3D Porch is the No. 1 3D-Photo sharing site, and was featured by CNN
- RealOrFake3D.com is a handy list for separating the real 3D films that were shot/rendered natively in 3D from the fake ones that weren't.
- A Prison Population Graphic that shows how America is NOT the land of the free.
- Anti-Semitism in Europe
- Most cited books on Human Relations from Ask.MetaFilter Q&A
- Most cited books on Work & Money from Ask.MetaFilter Q&A
- A flow chart explaining the Tangled Web of Syriana.
- What is The Perfect Album, according to Plastic, a web community.
- I created some free-form blogs in excel.
- My go2 flash demo was played on CBS MarketWatch
- Adobe "Design Award" Winner in ThinkQuest '98 for EgyptWorld ($20,000 scholarship)
- Finalist in ThinkQuest '97 for The Sciences Explorer ($1,000 scholarship)
- Initial selection in the Slashdot re-design Contest
- Bronze Medalist in the "Audio" category for Darwinphony, my entry in Ludum Dare 24
- Design Engineer on The Sims: Life Stories, which received PC Gamer's Editor's Choice
- Took Mutual Mobile from 20 to 40 employees in its early growth stage. It's now the largest mobile consulting company in the world.
- Stanford President's Scholar and Bachelors in Mathematical and Computational Sciences
- 30 years old
- My dad's from India, my mom's from Philippines.
- I have an older brother.
- They live in San Diego, where I was raised
- Currently live in Austin, TX
- Spent 2000-2006 in Silicon valley