Competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute My old daughter Serenity is a sweet girl. She is so sweet so that she doesn’t like competition. I get it I don’t like competition either but if I don’t compete I probably won’t be here. Lots of smart kids in my class of probably 40 in the village elementary school in China in late… Continue reading Competition

Teach kids programming

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am thinking about this, also there was an ask from two parents. Some of the things I think I can start at first class, also some of the things I am thinking about teaching (more systematic). Starter: raspberry pi (and micro bit), coder master (Sophia’s game), the lego technic motor sets (not coding but… Continue reading Teach kids programming

Self checkout lane

Reading Time: < 1 minute The self checkout at grocery store and warehouses. Personally I think Costco $COST got it right, they have plenty of staffs to assist: for scanning as well as alcohol overwrite. Sam’s Club has one staff helping multiple lanes, but it also has a #scanandgo option in its app. /1 The scanning feature in the app… Continue reading Self checkout lane

NerdWallet ipo

Reading Time: < 1 minute 感觉这个市场还是有些泡沫的. EV 就不说了:昨天傍晚🌆的时候开车时我的七岁小女儿说看到一个Tesla. I was thinking buy a share of $TSLA just now, but I changed to $F instead [呲牙] || Separately I noticed NerdWallet the personal finance / credit card 💳 bonus website went public last week. I worked in the credit card rewards space in the past and I used to get some… Continue reading NerdWallet ipo

GCP Cloud Storage and PCF

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tried two two tutorials on my personal GCP. hello world cloud storage (upload a file, then return a public url for download; another download link) I may delete those bucket and files later on, as hosting costs money (app engine, cloud storage). Update: I disabled the app (here is one article talking about disable /… Continue reading GCP Cloud Storage and PCF

Technology, distance learning and my meltdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was thinking about this as we are at least expecting one month of distance learning for our two kids (K and 4th grade) due to the lockdown of Coronavirus pandemic. Ladue School use google suite and I think they may use google classroom for some or most teacher / students interactions. I was thinking… Continue reading Technology, distance learning and my meltdown

I love Italy

Reading Time: < 1 minute The news coming from Italy is heartbreaking: Italy lost nearly 800 people in one day due to Coronavirus. Overall Italy lost more people than the epicenter of outbreak in China’s Hubei province (Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei, with 11 millions people). I think Italy has a population comparable to Hubei’s. In my high… Continue reading I love Italy