Monthly Archives October 2007

How to do what you love

More timely stating of the obvious from Paul Graham: I think the best test is one Gino Lee taught me: to try to do things that would make your friends say wow. [...] What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. […]

eerie moment of clarity

A couple of years ago, 30 came and went. It didn’t feel like some people say, like a milestone or anything like that. Yeah, I was getting into motorcycling at the time but that didn’t feel like an escape, just like a hobby. But something changed then and I didn’t notice until last night. Well, […]

Some personality tests

Between Organizational Behavior/HR class, in which we learn about psychological tests, and all the stuff going on at school and at home, in which I’ve been doing them, I, uh.. I’ve done some psychological tests, is what I’m getting at. You probably already have figured out that I am a MBTI ENTP. The description fits […]

<3 xkcd.

I’ve always enjoyed reading xkcd, but lately a few of them have been hitting pretty close to home: When did we forget our dreams? You’re curious, smart, and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. (This one’s my desktop right now, and also on my fridge.) Because we’re […]


Paul Graham: How can I avoid turning into a pointy-haired boss? The pointy-haired boss is a manager who doesn’t program. So the surest way to avoid becoming him is to stay a programmer. What tempts programmers to become managers are companies with old-fashioned corporate structure, where the only way to advance in salary and prestige […]