Category Archives: Personal Development


May 16th, 2021

One of the things I have always wanted to achieve is fluency in the Japanese language. A web search for how to learn Japanese led me to Tofugu’s I want to learn Japanese! This page provides a guide for learning Japanese. The page also builds a strong case for purchasing Tofugu’s product, WaniKani. Tofugu motivated […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

October 13th, 2020

The latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator was released August 18th, 2020. I had always considered getting earlier iterations of MSFS, and I hesitated even on the current iteration. Although it has had software issues, I do not regret buying the Premium Deluxe edition eight days after its release. The software continues to be supported […]

Making Your Grass the Greenest

October 6th, 2019

Sometime around November 2005, I stumbled upon Scott Berkun’s Essay #41 – Why I Left Microsoft. At the time, I felt inspired by his courage of leaving an environment where he acquired tenure as a program manager for the Internet Explorer web browser project. In his essay, Scott Berkun writes: So I chose to leave […]

Aiming Higher

May 7th, 2015

Many people interpret the phrase, “aiming higher,” as setting goals that are 110% of what is desired. A trivial example of this interpretation’s absurdity is setting the goal to fit one gallon of water into a cup. Aiming for an unattainable goal is aiming for failure. The trivial example shows it also wastes resources. “Aiming […]

New eReader Acquired!

May 15th, 2012

Whenever I run errands, such as having my car serviced or getting a haircut, I usually bring a book with me for the wait. I already had a desktop, laptop, netbook, and smartphone, which are used daily. I figured that I can use my netbook or smartphone to read ebooks. The need for an ereader […]