Category: Software development

Reading Time: 2 minutes I hope everyone had a happy new year and everything worked out as expected. I wish things always happen as we expected. But unfortunately reality sometimes caught us off guard. From my experience in computer world I know all kinds of things (good or bad) can happen. The infamous Windows “blue screen” problem. A friend

January 3, 2006

Reading Time: < 1 minute Software development jobs are no longer glamorous or sexy these days. The industry has recovered from the dot com crash but the outsourcing pressure is putting a lid on the salary of programmers in the US and other western countries. Another thing is development job itself could be boring and repetitive. Considering all these factors,

December 31, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute The working days between Xmas and New Year are usually slow. By “slow” I mean not many people will show up and there are not many business activites. I was surprised to see quite a few people showed up this week. Like poor me they ran out of their vacation days. One of my neighbour

December 29, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute I read this article from wenxuecity a while ago. Being a programmer for more than 5 years in the US, I shared the author’s view to great extent. I have made the mistakes he/she mentioned below (see bold text). I think the principle could be applied to other careers as well. The article link is

December 28, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes I got chance to watch some NBA games lately. I am not a big NBA fan because I don’t have cable at home and I felt it takes too much time (usually 2.5 hrs) to watch a game. I told my friends who are big NBA (Yao Ming) fans that I only need to watch

December 26, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was pretty stressed out debugging a problem last two weeks. Luckily I saw the light at the end of the tunnel yesterday. I found out the cause: the tolerance of transform matrix. This is a tough problem because it appears to me the problem occurred without any pattern. But later on I realized out

December 21, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes Working in the software development these days also means working with people all over the world. Most notablly, Indian software engineers. I have great respect with my Indian colleagues. I know some of them from my graduate school. But I have to admit I don’t like Indian food. I have been to Indian restaurants in

December 16, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes As software developer finding and fixing the bugs (defects in software) is just a way of life. I have been debugging (find the cause) a tough problem lately. During debugging sometimes I wished I would have another job. But when I solved a real problem, the satisfaction can not be easily described by words. I

December 16, 2005
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