Category Archives: Personal Development

Wherever the Wind Blows

August 24th, 2011

The winds of change have scattered my team among several companies. The cohesive forces experienced between team members at my previous company have resulted in groups of people finding themselves working in new environments with others of our previous company. Two former teammates have relocated to a semiconductor company, and two others took up positions […]

Judging a Book by Its Table of Contents

December 23rd, 2010

I stumbled upon a draft of a book on programming languages, which from a look over the table of contents seems to cover topics for a compiler book. Robert Harpers’s home page links to his book, Practical Foundations for Programming Languages. Whenever I find the time to read up on programming languages and compiler, I […]

On Thanksgiving Vacation

November 21st, 2010

2010 has been a very busy, yet brutal, year. I have used more vacation hours this year than any of my previous years of employment. By leveraging the Thanksgiving weekend, I am able to have nine contiguous days of rest from work at the cost of three vacation days. As is the case for sleep, […]

Watch Update Acquired!

August 17th, 2010

My parents gave me the Swiss Army Active Original with Red Bezel (#24221) as a gift for high school graduation, which had a retail price of 155USD at the time of purchase and is now sold by authorized dealers for 195USD. The Original features a Swiss analog quartz movement and scratch-resistant mineral crystal. Its strap […]

2009Q2 in a Word: Busy

August 16th, 2009

In a word, one could say that I have been “busy.” I was unable to find time for my blog during a whole quarter of the year. In one of those weeks, I flew from LAX to Dulles, Geneva, Paris, and Frankfurt. During another week in San Mateo, I was at the wedding of a […]