Category Archives: Peek into my mind

The Big Drought

The great drought of California is a surprisingly easy problem to solve. Price! Since the drought, the price of water for farmers went up 10 times to over $1000 per acre-foot (that’s one foot deep of water to cover an … Continue reading

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Wearables

Apple eclipsed Intel on the opening day of IDF (Intel Developer Forum), announcing iPhone6, AppleWatch, and Apple’s mobile payment. Intel’s nerdy executives, this year, boasted Core™ M CPU. Most in the audience cannot hide the boredom. We knew that fancier … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s Food Safety Crisis

A large, strong-branded, everything-certified-by-the-government manufacturer of cooking oil was caught. They imported “feed grade” lard from China and Hong Kong, bought used cooking oil from restaurants, mixed in pure lard, and sold them as if everything was fresh and top-graded. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Monument in China

The 2008 Olympics marked nearly the end of the great monuments rush of China. Beijing’s Olympic Park, the “Bird’s Nest” stadium, and the “Water Cube” swimming stadium are the pinnacle of those monuments. The new airport terminal, T3, was the … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad

Yes, I am both late and accidental to the Breaking Bad sensation. I needed a backup time killer for a business trip. I have lots of “me time” during those trips. Exercising is difficult, I am usually tired or inconvenienced. … Continue reading

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How Clean Is Your Drinking Water Supply?

Portland, Ore., dumped 38 million gallons of drinking water because of a urinating teenager. That teenager’s pee added about 0.01 PPM (part-per-million) of pollution to the water supply. That more than 200 times less than the allowable amount in drinking … Continue reading

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Taipei’s Sunflowers

March 29th, 2014 One of the best features of this hotel is the jogging path. It is close to the “Freedom Square” (used to be known as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Park). I enjoy the run around the perimeter and come … Continue reading

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Dear Terry

Dear Terry, You said that you had lost passion for your job and had been thinking of quitting. In various meetings, you would lose your concentration and drift away. You are not learning much and don’t care to figure out … Continue reading

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$10.10 Minimum Wage

Thirty years ago, I earned minimum wage working for the school computer lab and took home about $600 a month. My newly wed wife did the same, but less hours, and earned about $300. We shared an apartment with another … Continue reading

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$15 Minimum Wage

If we give everyone more money, what happens? Since the total amount of goods and services stay the same, by the general laws of supply and demand, everything will become more expensive and everyone ends up the same as before. … Continue reading

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