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Christopher Kobayashi
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  • Honolulu, HI
  • United States
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Software Developer, Web Developer
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
GPS/location-based systems, JavaScript - especially AngularJS, cloud infrastructures (Amazon, Heroku), Ruby on Rails, HTML5-based web apps and the realtime notifications web.
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
Coffee Script, HTML, Javascript, Objective C, Ruby, SQL
About Me:
Made in Japan, raised in California, half my life on Oahu, many years in Tokyo, back in Waikiki.
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Remembering 3/11 and Yurekuru

About 15 seconds into this video you'll hear an alarm from an iOS app called Yurekuru, which is a Japanese word that translates to a shake or sway is…


Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Remembering 3/11 and Twitter

I was sitting at my desk on the 6th floor with a fresh cup of coffee that I bought from Tully's downstairs. They're a bit pricey, but they smelled and tasted so good I could never resist. I usually got a hot cup of the daily special and did so that day.

Took a few sips and started a discussion with a colleague about the project that we were on.

The desk I was assigned to was in the corner with a window overlooking a major street and I could see down it all the way to Shimbashi…


Posted on March 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Tokyo Observations: Coin-op Card Games

As a kid I loved playing coin-op games. Some of my favorites were: Space Invaders, Defender, Centipede, Galaxian and Galaga, Dig Dug, Tempest, Joust, Tempest, Spy Hunter, Tron, Robotron, and I must've spent a lot on Gauntlet.

My experiences with them were mostly at where ever I could find them. From liquor shops, bowling alleys, pizza parlors to if I…


Posted on March 6, 2014 at 3:34pm — 4 Comments

Tokyo Observations: QR Codes

I took a short trip to Tokyo in October to visit family and friends. I've lived there for over eight years, so every time I go back I notice what's changed. And since I'm on the geekier side, I notice tech-related changes.

QR Codes to Search Boxes

When I moved to Tokyo in 2003 there was a trend to switch to camera phones. All the…


Posted on November 29, 2013 at 5:18pm — 4 Comments

Start Free and then Scale

You have the latest and greatest idea for a web application. You tell your friends and colleagues, and put together a small team to get the idea rolling. Your programmer, a Ruby on Rails guy, develops a prototype of the web application that works on his machine. You want access to it to show it off, and put it in front of users to get feedback.

Even though you believe in your idea, there's a part of you that's not "all in". You…


Posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 4:06am on April 16, 2012, Sam Joseph said…

mobloggers unite!

At 2:16am on June 17, 2008, Scott Nishi said…
kobayashi-san! genki desuka?
trying to get tyzy to visit you in january.
tokyo auto salon!
At 11:40am on June 13, 2008, Truman Leung said…
Konichiwa, Chris. Welcome to the Javascript group. What's your favorite Javascript framework?
At 5:54am on June 13, 2008, Doug Masuda said…
Aiight, I'm on yo! Now what? *cry*
At 10:17pm on June 12, 2008, Nathan Salon said…
Aloha Chris!
At 7:08am on June 12, 2008, aaron kagawa said…
hey. welcome to the group. so you work in japan? how is it up there?
At 4:00pm on June 11, 2008, Mika Leuck said…
Welcome Christopher! Dan mentioned you are from Hawaii. Do you visit Hawaii often?

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