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Nov 01, 2013
ios jobs work

Joining NBC News

I’m excited to announce that I am joining NBC News as a Principal Software Engineer where I will be taking the lead on building their suite of iOS apps! I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work for such a storied company, and help br...

Jul 15, 2012

Find Farmers Markets Near You

Earlier today it struck me that, although I know about and frequent the Broadway Farmers Market, there are a ton of other markets in the Seattle area that I never go to. I went off to find out how many, and was surprised to discover that there app...

Jun 26, 2012

Video Game Emulators for Kindle Fire

I don’t know why this never occurred to me before today, but it struck me that the Kindle Fire would be a great system on which to play old-school video games. I’m not a big fan of the virtual controller setup, but I bet that the 7” screen would w...

Apr 03, 2012

Bite me, Wordpress

I finally bit the bullet and moved off Wordpress today after learning that my blog had been hacked at some point in the recent past. I decided to switch over to Octopress, which is based on Jekyll, in part because there’s an easy-to-use Wordpress ...

Mar 03, 2012

(via Instapaper) - the most popular articles on Twitter

A couple weeks back, I noticed that when you ‘like’ an article in Instapaper, it will publish a link to it on your Twitter account with a predictable suffix, assuming of course that you have enabled Twitter integration. The most interesting part o...

Nov 15, 2011

A letter to Mayor McGinn

Regarding This needs to stop. Now. I voted for you because I thought Nickels was a useless idiot. I don’t think the same of you, ...

Oct 05, 2011

What is there to say?

Begin forwarded message: From: Aaron Brethorst Subject: What is there to say? Date: August 25, 2011 1:54:21 AM PDT To: For some reason, i feel like i am emailing santa claus. I’m saddened to hear that you’ve resigned. You’ve bee...

Apr 28, 2011
Personal Life

SB 5073 - Medical Marijuana

From: Aaron Brethorst Date: April 28, 2011 9:34:49 PM PDT To: Cc:, Subject: Please Sign SB 5073 Into Law--Don't Veto Any of It Dear Governor Gregoire, I've been a Sea...