Category: Software development

Reading Time: 2 minutes Community night, open house, curriculum night,… the bottomline is, they are all “meet the teachers” night. It’s not as hard as “meet the parents” (I recall there was a movie with that name). Because of pandemic, last few years, meet the teachers have mostly virtual or drive through, to avoid large crowd etc. And I

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September 1, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute In my old job at the credit card πŸ’³ co. I did support for a while and once I spent about 2 hours giving cardholder about 1.3 cents worth of US dollar. Today the roles reversed. Btw, Serenity said she was proud of me (assuming she was complementing I was the cool 😎 guy). What

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August 18, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute also Btw, I sense the current market probably wiped out a lot of new retail investors (home gamers in Jim Cramer’s words), or many new Robinhood app users. Last but not least, is this transitory?

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June 11, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Link to all videos; course overview page. I saw the first video (Introduction, Financial Terms and Concepts) a while ago. Some background on instructor Dr. Jake Xia. Portfolio Management (also by Jake Xia)

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May 23, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The stock market continued its downward trend this past week, and on Friday, S&P 500 went down 20% from the beginning of the year, and it officially tested the bear market (20% down is a measurement of bear market). But, per other measures, such as Schiller PE, it’s 36 as of 04-01-2022 (may down a

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May 22, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute High profile or high impact outage or incidents are just a way of the life in modern internet, or public cloud. The key is to recover quickly from the incident, and learn from those incidents: post mortem analysis, or in some places they do root cause analysis or RCA, and in my personal opinion, RCA

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February 4, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute I listened to or watched a few interesting youtube video and or twitter space recently. The most significant one is the “storytelling”, I believe this is probably as important as “compounding effect” in investing and life time learning. Below is the youtube video, how to speak, by Prof Patrick Winston of MIT Twitter Space (how

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January 22, 2022

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

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December 30, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes For 12 factor application the No. 1 principle is one source code base. Today I was thinking about this topic: one sets of source code for one app, and use configuration for language, region or other different settings for different customers. And this reminded me of some of the articles I read (such as this

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November 11, 2021
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