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The World's Finest Audiophile Electronics

Now Live

I’m very excited to announce LosslessLife, a company focusing on the best high resolution audio gear. LosslessLife reflects the continuous hard work and commitment in the products it believes in by creating a voice to get the word out from the audiophile communities and to consumers.

It is often assumed by the average consumer that a higher price and/or bigger brand name results in better product. While this can be true to some degree, consumers are often paying more for a product’s marketing expenses when purchasing from large retail stores rather than receiving higher performing product.

Strict factors such as performance, output quality, and the overall craftsmanship of products must be met in order to make it to LosslessLife as the company name is synonymous with the highest level of quality.

In a market that is saturated with mediocre products, LosslessLife believes it’s success will be by educating consumers to make smarter choices when purchasing. We do the research for you and provide all of the facts in an unbiased fashion.

While many companies sell products which they claim they would use, LosslessLife only sells products it does use by it’s highly enthusiastic team with backgrounds in technology, production, and an affinity for music.

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Nov 15, 2015 2 min read

TMZ Mobile Website

Version 2

It has been an exciting journey from start to finish. As the head developer of the mobile website for one of the world’s biggest blog sites, I’m pleased to announce Version 2 of TMZ! Take a look at all the new features. I think you will like it.


The views and opinions shared in this article are those of the author’s (Richard Sumilang) and do not necessarily reflect TMZ, Telepictures, Warner Bros and any staff member or affiliate.

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Sep 22, 2015 7 min read

Version 3

Refined. Polished.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the new site is refined from the presentation to the source. The theme has been modernized to load faster and I created more ways to navigate the site so more data is easily accessible while keeping the idea of simplicity in mind.

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Sep 5, 2015 4 min read

"effective. Power" ... An AOL Flashback.

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ


There’s a popular text message going around today that restarts a recipients iPhone (if notifications is turned on) when they receive the following text:

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ
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May 28, 2015 2 min read

Apps I can't live without on OS X

Protip: Want to automate your software installation? Take a look at how I did with cask!

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May 7, 2014 1 min read


Today was just one of those days that started like any other. I’ve been doing a lot of reflection over the past few weeks on what are my new goals. The act of starting a new goal is always exciting but my life is pretty consistent despite how random it seems. I always start off the day choosing one of my many similar yet different shirts. Today I chose the shirt labeled Chocolate. I just wanted someone to read “Chocolate” aloud so I can reply “Melts with in your mouth, not in your hands.” Is that too much to ask for? (Who knows…) So I go about my day and start brushing up on PHP namespacing documents. I got some pretty useful information out of the top comment and find out that it was written by me 6 years ago! It felt like the past me was talking to current me. A bit trippy but also a bit embarrassing because I used to be on the bleeding edge of software development >= 6 years ago. I then joined big corporations. The technology was usually behind but I did learn a lot in terms of scalability and working with agile teams. Now in my current role I have the opportunity to do some really cool stuff which has been a bit of a refresh. It’s true what they say, “if you don’t use it, you lose it”. But that’s ok as I was also focusing more on other aspects in my life rather than just being an engineer.

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Apr 24, 2014 3 min read

First day at TMZ

Today marks day 1 of my journey at TMZ. There is an exciting energy in this environment. The first thing you notice is an open workspace where there is action going on every minute. (You probably already know that if you’ve watched the show before.) The technology is also very impressive. The team no doubt consists of nothing but A+ players. How else would TMZ have gotten to be so big in a short amount of time?
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Apr 1, 2014 1 min read

Just one of those days

I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the weather was today while returning home from brunch. The sky was a perfect blue, the winds were fresh but warm, and the sun was casting amazing shadows from the trees. One of those perfect weather day’s that you would kick yourself for staying in. As soon as I got home I pulled my bike out from the garage, wiped the spiders off, pumped up the wheels, and rode away. I always forget how happy it makes me to go out for a bike ride until I’m actually riding. So glad I did. :D

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Mar 30, 2014 1 min read

Hello world! ... Again.

I’ve decided to bring back my blog in order to share  technical notes and observations. I may carry over some content - particularly timeless posts - from my previous blog.  I’m hoping to begin a discussion on this blog, so don’t hesitate to comment on the posts.

Without further adieu, welcome to my blog and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. ;)

Sincerely, Me.

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Mar 29, 2014 1 min read