GirlHacker's Random Log

almost daily since 1999



My name is Lilly Tao and I started GirlHacker’s Random Log in November 1999. It’s not really a journal and not merely a list of must-see links, but more of a place to stick those random thoughts that pop into my head. I keep a rather old personal site here.

A few quick facts about the author:
I am older than 39.
I am married, but thanks for asking.
I use the term “hacker” in the positive sense, not the “cracker” definition.
I grew up in Connecticut and am still a New Englander at heart.
I went to Wellesley College where I double-majored in computer science and cognitive science.
I lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years.
I live in the Seattle area.
I have worked at five software startups and one huge corporation.

You can email me at

Written by ltao

February 25th, 2010 at 12:49 am

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