1 year ago
My companies.
1 year ago

Kickstarter: Beautiful Craigslist Ads

As some of you know, I recently moved into a new house and have been really happy with the move but prior to that, there were a few months of searching that made me want to tear my hair out.

I decided to do something about it so I’ve been working on a project with some friends to make Craigslist ads better and better-looking. This will be a free and easy form that anyone can use to create beautiful craigslist ads that have all the necessary information included and laid out so you know exactly what you’re getting.

What I thought would be a quick and simple exercise in design has grown to be much more and we’ve gotten obsessive with the details, paring everything down to just what you need. I’m hoping that once we solve real estate rentals, this will translate to other parts of Craigslist. I’m happy to announce that we’re close to launching it now.

If you choose to back this Kickstarter for Beautiful Craigslist Ads, know that it will be going towards server costs (EC2 baby!) and anything left over will go to Helen’s snack fund. It’d mean a lot to me if you reblogged and help spread the word!

Oh yeah, we made some cool stickers as part of the rewards:
 

Kickstarter: Beautiful Craigslist Ads

1 year ago
Slow day at work for me.

Slow day at work for me.

1 year ago
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Cite Arrow Happy 156th birthday, George Bernard Shaw. (Editor’s note: You Might Create Yourself?)

(Source: explore-blog)

1 year ago
Updated the resume.
1 year ago
Never forget your beginner’s spirit.

ymfy:

It was both awkward and accurate to say that we didn’t have very much money when my family came to America. My father spent most of it buying a very used Oldsmobile and he worked double shifts until he made enough to send for my mother and I.

We ate a lot of rice porridge and vienna sausages. Sunday was the only day we ate meat unless it was payday.

If you were to look up my hometown, you’d realize that the median income for a household in the city was $26,704 (versus $48,259 for the rest of Texas), and the median income for a family was $34,543. The per capita income for the city was $13,993. About 17.3% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over. A quarter of the city was living UNDER the poverty line! The funny thing is, we didn’t know we were poor. At least I didn’t.

Around the time we arrived in Texas, a group of retired teachers volunteered and were assigned immigrant families like ours to teach the basics of the English language. I remember when my father left to work in Taiwan for a few years, I had to sign the checks for the utility bills because my mother could not.

Eventually I’d go to college. When I graduated, I left Texas and moved out west with little money and almost no possessions. I smile when I think about how similar my beginnings were to my father’s. One of the few possessions I owned was a very small square photograph of my grandfather as a boy with his family. It’s unclear how they afforded it, but I keep it to remind me where I came from.

Never forget your beginner’s spirit.

I have a new blog just for my writing: ymfy.tumblr.com. It serves as an unfettered place for me write and get into the habit of writing again. I’ve designed it so that the layout should be enjoyable to read natively on all screens and mediums. I hope you like it.

1 year ago
For those ordering YMFY stickers, I’ve been stuffing them with a few Boba Guys stickers as well.

For those ordering YMFY stickers, I’ve been stuffing them with a few Boba Guys stickers as well.

2 years ago
The product is what you buy. The brand is what you buy into. Cite Arrow YMFY
2 years ago

YMFY.com has been updated.

2 years ago
YMFY sticker spotted on some graffiti vending machine in Prague.

YMFY sticker spotted on some graffiti vending machine in Prague.