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My laptop is dead

This morning, I found the laptop that I have been using for the past 7 years has died on me. It’s a tablet and I brought it because the it allows me to input Chinese characters using hand written recognition on it’s tablet screen. I practically built the Taiwan’s largest social networking site (http://English.tw and […]

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earthquake

Taiwan, where I grew up,  is situated on the edges of the Eurasian and Philippine Sea plate hence I am no stranger to earthquake.  But the 5.8 earthquake this afternoon really surprised me…  Why?  Because the epicenter is in the state of Virginia (40 miles northwest of Richmond) which is almost at the center of the North American plate!   […]

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very exciting…

I came to US when I was 16, went through schools here and have worked for NASA and Northrup Grumman before co-funded and crashed my first startup during the .com gold rush in late 90.  After the the .com bubble burst in Y2K, I went back to Taiwan and worked there for almost two years, I […]

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The Fukushima 50

The Fukushima 50 – the 50 volunteers who stay behind, risking their life to try prevent the nuclear meltdown, who are willing to sacrifice their life for their country!   The Fukushima 50– you are true heroes and I’m rooting for you!   Reports about The Fukushima 50: Last Defense at Troubled Reactors: 50 Japanese Workers Fukushima heroes: Not afraid to die Japan hails […]

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Man in the Arena

I worked on a C3 (Command, Combat and Communication) air defense system at Northrup Grumman when I was 19.  I was so proud of the fact that I was the youngest associate engineer on the project and I was always learning, like a sponge that just soak in all the knowledge.   One day, I was […]

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All hands…

the following event happened back in 2008…   Thru acquisition,  I inherited one of the most mission critical risk valuation system for our commodity trading floor.  Stability of the system means millions of dollars (that’s what trader said).   So, try to stabilize the system after the acquisition, I sent out an email to senior IT managers and called for a all hands […]

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A Day Made of Glass…

a near future, >5 years from now?  GLW, a long idea perhaps?  

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s speech at China’s 2011 annual parliamentary session.

At China’s annual parliamentary session on Saturday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao outlined Chinese goals for 2011. (economic goals in red below)… 提高宏觀調控水平,保持經濟平穩較快發展 繼續實施積極的財政政策。 繼續實施適度寬鬆的貨幣政策。 加快轉變經濟發展方式,調整優化經濟結構 加大統籌城鄉發展力度,強化農業農村發展基礎 全面實施科教興國戰略和人才強國戰略 大力加強文化建設 着力保障和改善民生,促進社會和諧進步 堅定不移推進改革,進一步擴大開放 努力建設人民滿意的服務型政府 Content of his entire speech:

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LuckySpeculator.com upgrade & plugins

From Lifetype to WordPress, over the weekend, I converted and upgraded LuckySpeculator.com’s blog platform. I also installed following plugins: SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – to avoid comment spam. Google Analytics for WordPress – for traffic analytics Facebook Comments for WordPress – to enable interaction with social medias Advertising Manager – to make some money I also […]

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2010 performance review

Just had my 2010 performance review handed to me today.  The review is good and pretty much in line with my expectation. Below is one of the statement on my review which I think it’s pretty funny… He is one of the hardest workers I have ever met.  He works days, nights, and weekends.  I […]

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