Knee Update

I made it through a whole day of airsoft without any pains in my knees! My knees used to hurt after a prolonged period of being on my feet. For airsoft, they would start to feel sore in the afternoon and at the worst, I would have trouble walking up and down the stairs at […]

2015 Recap

A lot happened in 2016. I graduated for the second time from UCLA in March. I went through a stressful period of interviewing. I had an offer lined up that fell through last minute. In hindsight, I’m glad because that led to me joining Thumbtack. I moved up to NorCal in June (July?). By moved, […]

The Future

It’s hard to witness defining moments when you’re experiencing it day to day. I’ve been wondering how different the future, say five years, will be. Remember what life was like before the iPhone? When you had to print out driving directions from Google maps or better yet, MapQuest? This is like a time capsule of […]

Dart and Ruby

Before making the drive back from NorCal to SoCal, I was looking for some podcasts for the trip. I was looking for something techy and educational and came across The Hanselminutes. Each episode is a conversation with an expert on a tech topic. One was with Lars Bak and Kasper Lund, the creators of the […]

RWB Sealing Wax

I stopped by LTMW this afternoon to check out the latest RWB creation, named Project Sealing Wax. If I’m not mistaken, this is the fourth one in Los Angeles. This is based on the 993 platform. I’ve noticed that most of them from the states are based on the newer 993 chassis while the ones […]

What happens when California runs out of water?

I think a lot of people don’t understand the severity of the drought. A recent study says that there is roughly a year’s supply of water left. New measures were put into effect today to further reduce water consumption. While this may mitigate the problem and further stretch the already thin supply, a positive outcome relies […]

The Microsoft Experience

I flew up to Seattle the day before my interview and arrived at the hotel in the Redmond Town Center around mid afternoon. I did some studying and walked to a nearby burger place for an early dinner. I spent the rest of the evening preparing for the next day. The Microsoft campus was only […]

Techies Win. Everyone Else Loses.

I met up with Steph and Matt last night for boba and chatted through the night. We talked about our future plans and I mentioned my desire to address the growing social disparity in Silicon Valley. Steph asked what I would do/what would be a solution and I was at a loss for words. I […]

UCLA CS Grad Course Offering Is Broken

The department accepted around twice as many graduate students this year while maintaining the same faculty size and similar course offerings. It was already bad enough trying to get into classes last year. For fall, I’m enrolled in a class with a classroom capacity of a tad over 30. More than 60 people showed up […]

The Future of Hong Kong

I feel uneasy about the current political tension in HK. I fully support the locals’ fight for democracy and free election. All eyes are on HK and China as the situation escalates and it is becoming reminiscent of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Realistically, the protests are little more than a thorn to China’s side. In […]