Some random thoughts on teen sports

Reading Time: 3 minutes Something random came to my mind the other day. I think overall our middle schools, high schools and some colleges *may* have emphasized too much on sports, especially team sports. I can see that from the NCAA Division I sports, basketball and football, etc. The reason I am saying that is twofold. We have limited… Continue reading Some random thoughts on teen sports

The Bayer formerly Monsanto Creve Coeur campus redevelopment

Reading Time: < 1 minute I noticed it from news first, then heard from a friend who lives next to them. Here is the twitter thread I wrote. There seems will be a lot more apartments in the area, as I know Olivette also built/is building quite some new apartments recently. It seems the affordability of single family houses, rising… Continue reading The Bayer formerly Monsanto Creve Coeur campus redevelopment

Chat with Serenity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nike AirMax 270 This afternoon Serenity told me #Nike #Airmax 270 is the most popular shoe at LMS. Good stock tip. I cannot wait to buy $NKE on Tuesday morning. || Btw, she said it’s overpriced and doesn’t really care: similar attitude to the #Lulelemon šŸ™‚ The war against drugs seems backfired, from YouTube video.… Continue reading Chat with Serenity

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American Healthcare Systems Iļ¼šē¾Žå›½ēš„医ē–—ē³»ē»Ÿē³»åˆ—之äø€

Reading Time: 3 minutes American healthcare systems are probably the most convoluted healthcare system in the world. The US probably has the world most advanced medical device and pharmaceuticals industry, many brilliant doctors and great hospitals, e.g., the BJC hospital in the St. Louis area, which is one of the top research hospital in the USA. At the same… Continue reading American Healthcare Systems Iļ¼šē¾Žå›½ēš„医ē–—ē³»ē»Ÿē³»åˆ—之äø€

Production Incident

Reading Time: < 1 minute Had a production incident recently after production deployment. I was not intimately familiar with the oracle index charge (drop) and impact on other apps (lack of visibility and lack of perf testing environment). It’s hard to prevent this sort of thing from happening but I think as developers we should learn from those mistakes and… Continue reading Production Incident

Tech Layoffs and don’t lose faith

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 01-20-2023) #Google to lay off 12,000 people ā€” read the memo CEO Sundar Pichai sent to staff and noted Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s comments on layoff. (Update 01-06-2023, posted at my linkedIn as well): The writing is on the wall for many tech companies regarding recent (or upcoming #layoffs). So please don’t get caught… Continue reading Tech Layoffs and don’t lose faith

US Consumer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Or American consumers. I did not realized that the consumer credit card debt skyrocketed recently until I saw a year at Twitter. This chart has about 4 years of data: both the credit card loan and personal savings. The source of data is from FRED (I think it stands for Fed Research Economic Data): I… Continue reading US Consumer

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Reading Time: 2 minutes I joined Twitter back in March 2008, and it’s been 14 years since I joined it. I don’t remember the exact reason I joined it, but I think one reason is probably in the early days of iOS (iPhone) app development, many developers are on Twitter as well. In recent years, the platform has expanded… Continue reading Twitter

Alternatives to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The three legacy social networks šŸ™‚ I have been using the 3 for a while, since 2008 to be precise. I started using LinkedIn after I switched job in Nov 2008 (amid financial crisis), because I realized I want to look for a developer job quickly after I jumped ship. I cannot remember the reasons… Continue reading Alternatives to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter