Mark Hoekstra

A friend passed away suddenly last month. Mark, the world will forever be years behind without your creativity to guide it.

Announcing BeerhugCamp

We’re gathering on a porch at 24th and Bartlett with 40’s this Saturday after dark to discuss the future of microsocializing. If you are not yet familiar with the term, “microsocializing” refers to the habitual, and near ritualistic, activity of attending all free events related heavily to one’s own industry wherein the main goal is […]

Escalating Anti-Gentrification Sentiment in the Mission

The neighborhood I live in, the mission district, specifically the area between 18th and 24th streets, has lately been the target of various anti-gentrification statements, culminating for me today while a man shouted insults from his window at people walking out of Ritual Roasters Coffee (there is already anti-gentrification sidewalk stenciling outside the entrance). It […]

Termie’s Talent Agency, Take 2

Lately the amount of people asking me for friends who code to work on their projects has been increasing so I think it is time to revive Termie’s Talent Agency, and add a little twist. Here’s the breakdown: Developers, Designers If you think that you could at some point in the future be interested in […]

Stealth Mode

Received an email today asking me to evaluate the feasibility of an idea, this was my response to it: Subject: Re: Question Body: | In a nutshell, I would like to create something – like [XXX] – that is geared more towards the [XXX] community. | Is that enough information? Obviously not. | I don’t […]

Things I Won’t Do

Anybody who’s spent much time with me knows I’m neither the kind of guy to take no for an answer nor the kind to say something isn’t possible, rather I am the kind who feels like he can be great at everything and be everything to everyone. It’s a fault but I do well enough […]

To All Those “Coachella’s Line Up Sucks This Year” People

Andy wouldn’t mind seeing: Friday – The Verve Tegan and Sara The Breeders Goldfrapp Slightly Stoopid Battles Aesop Rock Vampire Weekend Saturday – Kraftwerk (Zombienaaation) Rilo Kiley MIA Animal Collective Flogging Molly Islands Man Man (!!) AkronFamily Minus The Bear Yelle Sunday – My Morning Jacket Justice Metric Simian Mobile Disco Autolux Sia Holy Fuck […]

My Performance Self-Review

So, at big companies like this it appears you get to do these “performance review things,” anyway I ended up spending far longer working on it than I wanted to when I should have been rapidly typing things like api.channel_post or request.user but I figured I could make up for some of that by posting […]