Hello, my name is Kun Xi. I am happily married to Dr. Hui Jin and live in the beautiful Sammamish, where we raised our two kids, Chloe and Gavin.

The Xi family
The Xi family

I am currently working in the SurveyMonkey Seattle office, aka SeaMonkey. We deliver fast, inexpensive, and high quality market research surveys to help our customers to make better decision. Before that, I worked in a cloud computing provider, Skytap and catered the Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to the enterprise customers. Feel free to checkout my LinkedIn profile, or my resume for more information.


I started this blog in 2005, first in Blogger, then quickly moved to WordPress, and later hopped on several VPS providers to self-host WordPress service. I quitted blogging in 2012 due to the frustration of low traffic, then rekindled this blog to a personal web site in 2013 with the migration to static site generators, first jekyll/octopress, then nanoc and temporarily settled on metalsmith for now.


UX is definitely not my strongest forte: I am a picky, indecisive and amateur web designer. I dislike stock looking, enchanted by the minimalist style, and annoyed by the bloated stylesheets, so I steal goodies to build my own style:


This site is built with gulp and metalsmith and various plugins. Notably:

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