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I work at Airbnb doing iOS, and I love it.

I love cohesive design: showing that you care enough to design something amazing from the bottom up is a requirement to really get my attention.

I love little details: I probably sweat the details in everything I do—a true strength and weakness—more than anyone I've ever met.

I don't settle when it comes to The User Experience: users, at the end of the day, are the only ones who matter, so if I'm not unwavering in my determination to create the ultimate User Experience, then I'm not doing my job.

Other than that, I enjoy studying Japanese and whistling like a pro to my favorite songs.


Jan
30
comment Words that are pluralized in the middle?
Gah! So many exceptions in this language! This form of pluralization always bothered me, but then again, I am a rather persnickety individual!
Jan
26
revised Why is “primer” pronounced with a short “i” sound?
Removed the title-style capitalization for the question title
Jan
26
comment Is there a technical term for the degeneration or evolution of words?
Ah, thanks for the comment. Yeah, I wasn't really sure what the best term was, so I took a chance. :)
Jan
26
accepted Why is “primer” pronounced with a short “i” sound?
Jan
26
comment Why is “primer” pronounced with a short “i” sound?
That's interesting that our personal experiences differ completely. I guess I'll stick with the short "i" sound because of its seemingly ubiquitous nature in American English, but it'll always bother me. :)
Jan
26
revised Why is “primer” pronounced with a short “i” sound?
Added clarifications based on answers and comments
Jan
26
comment When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?
I actually wrote a blog post about this recently: lucastizma.com/a-dash-of-grammar I'm all about using proper punctuation, but would you say it has become acceptable to effectively use a hyphen in place of most dashes?
Jan
26
accepted Is there a technical term for the degeneration or evolution of words?
Jan
26
asked Why is “primer” pronounced with a short “i” sound?
Jan
26
comment Is the expression “may or may not” semantically void?
Is there any reason to believe that using this phrase in formal writing or speech is less appropriate than a more direct expression? "I don't know if I will go to bed tonight," for example.
Jan
26
accepted Is the expression “may or may not” semantically void?
Jan
26
asked Is there a technical term for the degeneration or evolution of words?
Jan
26
awarded  Commentator
Jan
26
comment Is a whole cake still a “piece”
A very good, thorough explanation. You illustrate well the simultaneous frustration and beauty of subjective-laden concepts like language. :)
Jan
26
asked Is the expression “may or may not” semantically void?
Jan
25
comment Should I use “ related” or “-related”
Interesting. I always thought that the same rules for "regular" adjectives applied as well to predicate adjectives, since—per my understanding, anyway—predicate adjectives are merely a means to rearrange word order. I think I'd have to prefer the British style for consistency's sake!
Jan
24
accepted Is there a classification for words combined with hyphens used as adjectives?
Jan
24
comment Is there a classification for words combined with hyphens used as adjectives?
Thanks for the direction and clarification. I feel terrible for having not known this already!
Jan
24
revised Is there a classification for words combined with hyphens used as adjectives?
Changed instances of "dash" to "hyphen" to more accurately reflect the actual punctuation used
Jan
24
accepted How is punctuation used after dashes?