Monthly Archives: February 2009
Hello World(s) — From Code to Culture: A 10 Year Celebration of Java Technology Sun Microsystems Inc. ISBN: 0-13-188867-6 Kid picked from my pile from weekend’s garage clean-up project and blogged about it. It jerked back so much memory, bitter … Continue reading
In the formative years of my managerial career, I ate books to facilate growth. It became a habit. Later, I would pick up books from airports or lists from New York Times or Wall Street Journal. For years, managerial books … Continue reading
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King ISBN-13: 978-0743455961 Publisher: Pocket (July 1, 2002) I was a big fan: Salem’s Lot, Cujo, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Tommy Knockers, Pet Sematary, The Shining. Then I stopped reading Stephen King. … Continue reading
The economy is bad. Your company considers a reduction-in-force (RIF). Geographically, how to do it? Sort sale regions by anticipated rebound speed. Infra-structure and employees spin up slowly. If a company’s capacity is not ready, it will miss the rebound, … Continue reading
别急着找工！东家把你给裁了，依法有遣散费，总有几个月的钱。先定下心，想想。谋定而后动。 想不想创业?农牧,医疗,教育.这三块大有前途.你有没有个独到的先机(每个人都有,要去想)． 不知道？没关系．够年轻的话，考虑去念个书．国外的最好，国内的也行． 还是要找活？可以。简历写的好吗？这事要花点时间，少则4小时，多则一两天。不要第一个offer就收，想好自己要做什么，老板如何，能学到什么?钱是小，前途是大。 Good luck.
A Beijing friend visited us yesterday. She brought two bags of roasted chestnuts. We celebrated. Traditionally, chestnuts are roasted in a bed of hot sands, coarse, more like fine gravels. Vendors mix sugar and sands into a roasting pan and … Continue reading
Taiwan, that small island of 22 million people, issued about US$100 for every citizens: man, woman, child, baby. If you exist on the government’s census record (that is kept pretty much up-to-date all the time), you get $100. Not cash, … Continue reading