About Samantha

I enjoy learning new things and being creative with art and code.

Infinite Recursion


InfiniteRecursionIt was really embarrassing when Randall started yelling “Infinite recursion!” in the grocery store. I didn’t know how to calm him down.  I didn’t want to explain, to strangers, the excitement of his epiphany, mostly because people just won’t understand. There’s a new taco at Taco Bell, flavored like Dorito chips. After it became popular, Doritos had to continue flavoring things…. Doritos now has a new chip that is flavored after the taco that was initially flavored after themselves…. It is like a never ending loop!

Logic-Loving Husband



So programmers are programmed (like the programs that they write) to think logically and that creates a sort of, human error problem for Randall sometimes. When I told him that I was “head over heels” for him once, he was very confused as illustrated in exhibit A above. I suppose that I sound just as confusing to him too.





Theoretically, he’s right. We can possibly make more money than a savings account’s interest rate offers if we invest in things instead. It is always a gamble however. At least my husband is excited about getting ready for the financial future now. Randall was so excited that the next day he built a command line app to handle your personal BitCoin called BTC. Check it out here, http://rdegges.github.io/btc/.



RoboticsCompetitionWe attended our first robotics competition! That’s what we do for fun now….yeah. It was a regional F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition at San Jose State. My geeky husband, who pirates too many violent shows, kept asking when the robots were going to destroy each other. Thankfully, they never did and instead displayed their many impressive and uber exciting skills. All the robots were built by teenagers and were sponsored by some pretty big names including NASA and Google! We’ve added robotics to our list of things to do this year as a couple. You should definitely check out some video of the competition here: Time Magazine covers FIRST.

Happy Birthday to Me!



Today is my birthday(and Easter)! I just remembered it’s my twin sister’s birthday too, so happy birthday Allison! Anyway, one year Randall gave me Warcraft ( in a little software box-remember those?) as a present. I was livid. First of all, I hadn’t played the game in years! Secondly, it cost money to play! That turned into a fight… especially when I found out he threw out the receipt. Oh well, it was still nice of him.

Precious Heartbeats


mammalianheartI’ve done some research after rudely finding out Randall was watching me use up my limited amount of heartbeats….I found that most sources say mammal and human hearts will beat between 2 and 3 billion times. That’s a pretty big discrepancy, but it depends on how long the person lives. The worldwide average life expectancy is supposedly 65 years old (2 billion beats), but I might be lucky enough to reach 95 years of age (3 billion beats). All in all, doing cardio regularly actually slows your sitting heart rate and therefore helps you out in the long run. Hah! (I made a pun.) So Randall started running with me!

A Pen?




My hacker husband has awful handwriting. It looks like someone dipped a chicken’s feet in ink and let them scurry all over a poor sheet of paper. But how fast can he type you ask? Incredibly fast! He is a ninja with the keyboard yet defeated with the old-fashioned paper and pen. When we signed our last lease, he said this quote above out loud and I found it quite embarrassing.

Hacker Wardrobe


RandallsclosetSo we just moved and I unpacked my husband’s clothes for him (because I’m amazing). It was pretty easy considering he only owns a few essential hacker necessities. He has tons of tech shirts but usually opts for a black t-shirt. In fact, ever since we started dating, I told him that he reminds me of a cartoon character because he wears the same thing all the time. I like that he values comfort and simplicity but he needs to at least start dressing up for Halloween.