Week 19

So I set my goals for this week:

And now fast forward to the end of the week and I got it all done. I did however come across some performance issues which I need to address next week. :(


Week 18

What should you do when a task you think should take a week takes a month? It’s a tough humbling pill to swallow but here it is.

I’ve had this Trello item on my board for a month now. A few times, it made its way to done, only to find its way back to todo. Why is this? Is it because I don’t know what I’m doing or maybe the task is too hard? The answer to both is yes and let me elaborate below.


Week 17

A lot of time this week has been spent listening in on accelerator information sessions. Having been rejected by a couple of accelerators, Techstars (Roux), Expa, and venture capitalists, afore.vc and Insight Partners, I thought it would be good to learn more before trying again.

I am currently listening to information about TechStars and should you get in, they have a great track record and sound very founder-friendly. I was blown away by a TechStars pipeline manager giving feedback on my pitch deck, even though I was not accepted into the program.

Two takeaways from this meeting, should…


Week 16

Sometimes we make bad technical choices. Last week was one of them and I’m paying for it this week. Let’s take a quick moment to talk about the stack. Pretty standard stuff, except the Flutter part …

So I decided to use flutter because I always hated the idea of a separate app for iOS, Android, and Web. React Native was ok, but the performance was so so and that red screen was impossible to debug. So I choose Flutter.

And this is one of the screens I’m building. I need to stream data from a server to…


Week 15

I know, week 15? This is the first day I decided to do any blogging, so if you are the one person reading this, apologies for skipping so much. On the bright side, there should be 6 more of these weekly postings before going live.

Why write a blog? I decided to do this because mainly, I want to keep a log of all the things going through my head and sometimes need a break from code, reading about lean canvases, and cap tables. And what is with the unicorn 🦄? …


The Dog Pooping in My Yard Transformer Detectron PyTorch Tutorial

Part 2

The Problem

The problem is some owners do not pick up their dog poop. I believe this is not a problem isolated to where I live, in the bay area, but is ubiquitous to the world. To combat this problem, We are going to develop the Dog Pooping in my yard Transformer Detectron.

This is a 3 part tutorial wherein:


The Dog Pooping in My Yard Transformer Detectron PyTorch Tutorial

Part 1

The Problem

The problem is some owners do not pick up their dog poop. I believe this is not a problem isolated to where I live, in the bay area, but is ubiquitous to the world. To combat this problem, We are going to develop the Dog Pooping in my yard Transformer Detectron.

This is a 3 part tutorial wherein:


Written by a parent for inpatient managers, written March 2020

As a parent and software engineering manager, I’ve found there are a lot of lessons in dealing with little ones that can apply to deal with … bigger ones. After all, grown-ups and toddlers are both people, right? Both have feelings, both can be happy, sad, laugh, cry, and sometimes, even throw tantrums.

My main source of toddler communication learnings comes from How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen which is full of tools for handling emotions.

Tool #1, Acknowledge Feelings

The book emphasizes how important it is to…


Original posting 11/11/2016

One of the hardest things to deal with as a parent is a crying baby. In this blog, I’m going to attempt to describe how I approach soothing my baby when he cries from the perspective of a software developer. My son, Lucas, was 3 months old. I’ve since replaced writing code for Daddy duty.

While there are different types of cries, such as boredom, hunger, … for the harder cries, I’ve found I usually follow a pattern of actions. For example, if he’s crying in the middle of the night, I first reach for my feeding…

Matthew Chung

FastAI student, MC Labs founder

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