Author Archives: Liang Shi
It’s exhilarating how different typefaces can convey so many different moods. Choose the wrong one and your message may get ruined. Choose the right one and a whole story can be derived from the way particular letters are carved out, biding the mind’s imagination. A few months ago, I went to Pencil to Pixel, an exhibition from Monotype, showcasing the type house’s 100 years of typesetting and type design. I recently rediscovered the photos I had taken and decided to share … Continue reading
Somewhere along the line of blogging (or lack thereof), I got super self-conscious about what I wanted to express and forgot that this is actually my personal blog and I can say/post/rant about whatever the hell I want. And really, I have a lot to say. Here are a few random thoughts as of late: I really, really, REALLY love Taylor Swift. I won’t argue that she has the voice of a cherub, but seriously. I haven’t related to this many … Continue reading
The past month has been insane. I’ve been on a 4 week marathon working on Clarity, going from hackathon to Lean Startup Machine Weekend to Startup Weekend EDU to SXSW to NY Tech Meetup where we demoed to over 1,000 people. …where do I start?
I started freelancing about six months ago and it’s been an amazing adventure. And by amazing adventure, I mean it’s been like riding a roller coaster that’s breaking the sound barrier and I’m trying to hold on with both hands but there aren’t any “oh shit” bars. Essentially, I had to learn everything from sales to invoicing to collecting money (like a PIMP) to taxes, all in record time. I wanted to share with you some of the online tools … Continue reading
Photo taken by Khanh Nguyen. The start of 2012 felt like I was facing a shadow monster. I couldn’t really see it, but I could feel its negative presence and sharp claws on my back, breathing over my shoulder and whispering into my ear, join us… JOIN US!!!!! *cue dramatic music* Anyways — the point is I was deeply dissatisfied with my circumstances at the time, and above all else, bored. Boredom is probably the single worst thing to ever … Continue reading
Huge thank you to everyone who has checked in on me, offered me a place to stay and helped me throughout Sandy. Power and heating returned Friday evening and everything is increasingly returning to normal. When I first learned about the category 1 hurricane, I sort of shrugged it off. We get category 3 and 4 hurricanes in Texas all the time, this would be no big deal, right? Nay, I now live on an island and before the storm … Continue reading