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Cupertino 5K Jogging Path

Jogging outdoors is a event rarely happened in Seattle. When it does, many unreasonable conditions must be met: the the weather being nearly perfect: clear day and between 65°F and 80°F; asphalt or well paved paths; a loop, instead of … Continue reading

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Jack Reacher: Persuader

I read fictions only from the library. I figured the good ones will eventually work their way into the system. The popular one all have long waiting lists. I would request them, and patiently waited my turn, sometimes for months. … Continue reading

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Red Rising Trilogy

In the distant future, Luna colony rebelled and ruled the Solar system. They abandoned the concept of “all men are created equal” and created a genetic caste system: the Gold would be on the top of the pyramid to rule, … Continue reading

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Development Methodologies

Modern software is a very unique art form that is similar to creative writing, yet different in scale, volume, and the number of people that must work together to produce it. Imagine a fiction 100 times larger than the encyclopedia … Continue reading

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iPhone’s Irking Ringtone

Like you, I got used to having my personalized ringtones. Also like you, I don’t want to pay for them. I have a large collections of songs and I don’t want to pay for a snippet of things that I … Continue reading

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A Chef’s Decision

There are many ways for restaurants to succeed, having a good chef is not really a necessity. The point is serving a well defined clientele what they want at a profit margin. In some cases, the restauranteur will be wise … Continue reading

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Minimum Wages

I had three jobs that paid minimum wage way back then. I was a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant. I re-filled water, cleared and set-up tables, folded napkins, put up chairs after closing, etc. At closing, the senior waiter … Continue reading

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All about booze

Really. Why do some people cannot hold their liquor and others cannot get drunk? Exactly what are the effective ways to deal with hangovers? Adam Rogers attempted to find the answers of these, and many more regarding alcoholic drinks. I … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea

Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test. It takes less than a minute and there are only 8 questions. I always thought myself as a Power Napper. Given a flat or reclined surface, I can start snoring in less than a … Continue reading

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Time to Hunt

I enjoyed “Point of Impact” which was the base for the movie Shooter. So I read the next one in the series: Black Light. It was OK and I grew a bit tired of Bob Lee Swagger. As I had … Continue reading

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