#LAFI Chapter 7: I Got 99 Problems, But a Glitch Ain’t One


“If you got code problems, I feel sorry for you son. I got 99 problems, but a glitch ain’t one.”

That’s my favorite Tweet I saw during the Start Up Weekend in October, it’s a shame I can’t recall who it was that tweeted it.

I’m no professional developer, and I don’t claim to be one. I do know, however, how to code html, css, php and mysql. I started back in seventh grade when I used to create games on my TI-83. I remember one time, racing with my friend to see who could re-create Snake first.

You can create Snake on a TI-83 using three functions (pixel on, pixel off, and pixel test) and some if-then functions and basic algebra.

This weekend, I had a chance to site down to have my dad look over my code and give me some tips. This isn’t the first time it’s happened, but it’s the most helpful he’s been to me, as far as coding goes. The reason is that I’m finally at a point where he can help me.

To give you a quick background, my father, Satoshi Nakajima worked for Microsoft for over 13 years and was one of the lead developers for both Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 3. He was one of the co-founders for Ignition, one of the largest VC in Seattle, and was the CEO/Founder of UIEvolution, which was sold to the Japanese company Square Enix for $58 million. He currently codes strictly for Apple products such as the iPad and the iPhone.

Additionally, he has been my personal coding and business coach.

So, as I said before…

If you got code problems, I feel sorry for you son. I got 99 problems, but a glitch ain’t one.

Photo from Flickr. Thanks JonWatson!


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