Vincent Chu Tinkerer | Leader | Innovator

Product & Engineering leader in SaaS.
Passionate with technology. Worked at Electronic Arts and Apple before venturing into the startup world.


February 2023

-Added references to new apps (CJExplorer / Receiptopia) and

February 5, 2023

December 24, 2023

-Removed embedded Twitter feed which doesn't work anymore.

-Updated some minor details in About Me.

February 5, 2023

-Updated some basic info and added links to Github

January 21, 2022

-Updated some basic info and added links to LinkedIn

December 23, 2020

-Updated some basic info and added links to LinkedIn

December 25, 2016

-Updated css and improved layout

January 1, 2015

-Updated title and description

March 3 , 2014

-Added a page on how to import 3D models as Lego brick configuration in Build with Chrome

January 4 , 2014

-Added a page for WordTile, a web-based game that is playable on both desktop and mobile. Game mechanic is based on LetterPress, but playable in Japanese with Hiragana tiles.

August 10 , 2013

-Updated Pegauses Driver for Mountain Lion

August 5 , 2013

-Updated title and description.

January 4 , 2013

-Updated search box on website.

December 29 , 2012

-Added a page on Qurious.

December 27 , 2012

-Added a page on previous work projects.

December 26 , 2012

-Update index page. Removed redundant javascripts and other bugs in css.

December 28 , 2011

-Updated "about me" and "projects". Fixed several formatting errors.

September 16 , 2011

-Updated html and css. Got rid of old layout that was using tables, it's too embarassing.

April 16 , 2011

-Added Chinese version of the website

January 16, 2010

-Removed old geocities link since geocities is now officially dead
-Updated About Me
-Updated MATITK page

September 27, 2009

-Updated ASCII Art Steganography link

September 17, 2009

-Updated privacy policy

May 10, 2009

-Updated links

September 28, 2008

-Updated licensing terms

August 11, 2008

-Added youtube player

August 10, 2008

-Updated photos

July 26, 2008

-Added CJExplorer

May 19, 2008

-Added MSN Stock Quoter page.
-Added Photo Slideshow Viewer page

April 20 , 2008

-Updated MSN AdBlocker page.

January 13 , 2008

-Updated about me page.

January 12 , 2008

-Updated projects and fun page.

November 25 , 2007

-Uploaded new photos to my pictures

July 7 , 2007

-Uploaded new 2007 photos to my pictures

May 12 , 2007

-Updated about me info
-Updated contact page info

April 14 , 2007

-Fixed formmating issues

February 3 , 2007

-Minor links updates

January 19 , 2007

-Updated MSN Ad block for Windows Live Messenger

October 15 , 2006

-Added Spell Checker

September 30 , 2006

-Updated MATITK usage.
-Updated my info.

August 18 , 2006

-Regular updates.

May 26 , 2006

-Updated photos

April 2 , 2006

-User interface changes - including icons for things that can be downloaded
-Updated profile

February 15 , 2006

-Updated pages. Including MSN Status Scroller.

January 7 , 2006

-Added a section

December 26, 2005

-Regular site maintainence

November 5, 2005

-Uploaded MATITK. Updated MSN Client Block pages.

August 27, 2005

-Updated MSN Client Block

August 20, 2005

-Updated photos.

July 9, 2005

-Updated project descriptions, made search available and uploaded Plagiarizer.

June 20, 2005

-Updated MSN Adblock to work with latest version of MSN.

April 26, 2005

-Various updates to about me and index page

April 23, 2005

-Added a page listing my publications, a page to demonstrate the use of SAJAX in a chatroom, and about to replace the Diary link in the main menu with Search (developed but not uploaded). I also made the necessary adjustment to projects.

April 19, 2005

-Shrinked banner. Readjust table layout.

March 25, 2005

-Various updates, bug fixed, etc.

February 27, 2005

-Added an application to completely block MSN.

February 19, 2005

-Included photos from conference. Updated personal info.

December 25, 2004

-Added AI Reference Sheet, Psychology 100 Research Paper, digit recognition matlab script, client/server code and algebra homework. Also updated the project description, and photo page.

November 21, 2004

-Adding used text book page.

October 29, 2004

-Minor links changes

October 10, 2004

-Created a proof-of-concept application that would force a video to be played back and the user cannot quit it until the video is finished. It's useless I admit :P.

September 24, 2004

-Made my diary script available to public
-Added a few photos to the photo section
-Updated several projects

August 29, 2004

-Added MSN Ad Blocker.

August 23, 2004

-Added additional favorite links

August 17, 2004

-Updated e-mail addresses, various pages to make the site more google friendly.

August 8, 2004

-Added Multiplayer UNO

August 7, 2004

-Updated my summer schedule
-Included my ITK application

August 6, 2004

-Updated index page.

-Removed the following from Projects, and updated the content.

I have worked on projects of different topics over the last five years of my educations - mainly because of the International Baccalaureate Program that I was in. (aside: if you ask someone to spell baccalaureate and he/she can spell it correctly for you, then he/she is probably in such a program)

In high school, they're mainly science labs, and miscellaneous stuff - except for one big computer science project that has ~100 pages of documentation. You may also want to try I have a crush with Vincent - a fun little game.


And then I come to Simon Fraser University, and most of my time is spent on working on computing science assignments or projects assigned by professors - many of them are really interesting. However, that doesn't mean that I no longer spend extra time on working on extra projects.

Example: 3D-Tetris Screen Saver, Huffman Tree Compression, and Zip/JPEG File Mask.

3D Graphics
The projects that I like the most are those that employ 3D graphics. I am sure there are more to come in higher level graphics courses, but so far, the assignments / self-starting projects I worked on are already very visually pleasing.

Notably, 3D Room Scene was showcased in SFU computing science Employer's Open House 2003.

Fun Projects (High school level projects..)
These are miscellaneous things that I've created over the last few years for different occasions when I was in high school. Some are silly (who would want my "Yes Card" -__-), but some I hope are useful for other people. I spent considerable amount of effort on Flash - but I think it has become so commonplace that it's not something special anymore :(.

I also spend considerable amount of time playing with photos using photoshop. I might put some of my work in photoshop later.

July 5, 2004

-Added automatic browser refresher

July 3, 2004

-Added personalized emailing script. It can also be regarded as a perl tutorial. Also uploaded COM reference sheet, and course I am taking next semester.

July 1, 2004

-Uploaded a photo

May 20, 2004

-Uploaded a photo and fixed some spelling mistakes. Cleared miscellaneous files in the files area.

May 13, 2004

-Updated photos. Added research notes

May 1, 2004

-Added Photos

March 27, 2004

-Added Diary and rearranged contents

March 18, 2004

-Updated photos and graduation plan

February 22, 2004

-Updated photos

February 1, 2004

-Updated various outdated information

January 16, 2004

-Updated Photos from Hong Kong Trip

December 16, 2003

-Updated Photos
-Self Note: Remember to revert flash changes

November 22, 2003

-Updated my plan for next term
-Updated telephone book
-Updated pictures

October 19, 2003

-Encryped my e-mail addresses with JavaScript to avoid pick up by bots. Hopefully this scheme works better than trying to obscure the e-mail address visually which also gives humans a hard time sending e-mails to me. Added a silly little telephone book under Projects. Added some emoticons ...I feel like it these days.

October 5, 2003

-Added a co-op diary section under About Me. Also made updates to some of the pages.

September 15/22, 2003

-Major updates to the photo sections.

August 24, 2003

-ZJMask Release 1.2 is out. A Progree bar is added to show the process of encoding and decoding files.

August 14, 2003

-Password protect "About Me". Added C++ Reference Sheet.

July 9, 2003

-Uploaded my software engineering project from 2002-Summer.

June 17, 2003

-Updated ZIP/JPEG File Masking utility to version 1.2, and it now includes password facility.
-Updated about me page. Changed a few lines

June 11, 2003

-I didn't realize I haven't linked 3D Tetris Screen Saver to the project page until's now fixed.
-Uploaded ZIP/JPEG File Masking utility to allow the user to mask a file...see details in projects>Zip/JPEG File Mask

May 22, 2003

-Updated "about me", movies and schedule.

April 30, 2003

-Uploaded 3D Tetris Screen Saver.

April 28, 2003

-Minor link updates and changes.

April 16, 2003

-Added 3D Tetris and Program Translation to my Project showcase :)! Updated project and index page. An explanation for huffman tree compression algorithm is also added, by popular demand.

April 8, 2003

-Updated the index page so that it's more simple-looking (Just studying CMPT 363 final, and that pops into mind!).

April 7, 2003

-It's exam period again! This means I can update my website more often...(Did I hear "what the..."?). I changed things in about me, and updated my course plans. Also, I uploaded my graduation plan for my bachelor degree.

March 29, 2003

-Just participated in my school's open house (displaying my 3D room scene!). Added several updates to this website (haven't updated it for a month....too busy for the last month)

Feb 22, 2003

-Sick for a week :(. Added a project done for CMPT 365.

Feb 9, 2003

-Added a window GUI interface to the popular Huffman Tree Compression. Please see the updated version under:
Projects => Compression

Feb 7, 2003

-Never mind about the white space thing.

Feb 6, 2003

-The description of each section table is moved to here to avoid cluttering up the first page.
-Also added a funny cartoon for in the chain letter
-Also practise using white spaces

About me
-My hobbies, what I do, etc
-See Fun Stuff for Pictures

Previous Projects
-Old documents, projects, things that you might/might not find useful

My Courses
-What I am taking, what I will be taking and what I was taking

Fun Stuff
-Stuff for you to play with. You will regret it if you haven't checked it out

January 27, 2003

-There are now 8 different banners at the top of each page now~! Also, a guestbook is added. Please sign it when you leave (The link is at the bottom of each page).

January 25, 2003

-Made tiny changes to various pages. Added cooking with monkey professor movie.

January 15, 2003

-Made some changes to the index page.

January 11, 2003

-Added a flash page to Projects. Updated the chessy icons.

January 4, 2003

-Some modifications to About Me.

December 29, 2002

-Added a picture. Also added a page for chain letters that I have seen.

December 26, 2002

-Added warcraft and starcraft pages (under Fun Stuff).

December 25, 2002

-Updated pictures from Christmas (Fun Stuff -> Pictures).

December 21, 2002

-Updated little tihngs, layout, etc.

December 18, 2002

-Updated Links (Fun Stuff -> Links)

December 17, 2002

-Science Club photos added to temporary folder (Under News).

December 10, 2002

-A few links, and information are updated in "Courses".

December 9, 2002

-Added a suggestion/comment form at the bottom of each page. Updated a few starcraft-related links.

December 7, 2002

-Added bad monkey to fun stuff

December 5, 2002 - What is this section

-Added a "what is this" game in the fun stuff section, and updated the pictures.

December 3, 2002 - Launch of new site

-Exam period begins. My exams don't start until 11th, so I have quite a bit of time to study, and so I decided to do a "make-over" for my site. People can still connect to the old site using the link at the bottom of the first page. Major updates include adding a selection of projects that I have done in the past, a list of courses that I was taking, a lengthy description about myself, and some pictures.