Wednesday, May 30, 2007


If you decide you don't have to get A's, you can learn an enormous amount in college.
-I. I. Rabi

2.5 GPA for the win! :D

Friday, May 25, 2007


1. Deserted by an owner or keeper; abandoned.
2. Run-down; dilapidated
3. A homeless or jobless person; a vagrant.

Two weeks before I left Blizzard, I was taking a walk during lunch, and I hear a man yell, "GET A JOB, ya VAGRANT!" That man was Shawn Carnes, yelling from his car window. He had no idea I was thinking of leaving, and he made me laugh pretty good. :D

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I need to make sure I don't have an ego just because I worked at Blizzard. If there's a tradeoff between having an ego and being a good programmer, I need to be the good programmer. I need to be open to learning from everyone.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The cost of low trust

Things would cost so much less if everyone was honest. You wouldn't need to have cashiers at the grocery store if everyone would just pay for what they grabbed. Those cashiers wouldn't need to be paid, and so if there was enough competition, the price of food would be lower. It's amazing how much expense we waste because we can't trust others.

The secret to healthy relationships...

is to let people walk away from you at any time, for any reason.
The only thing giving me faith that I won't get in an accident when driving in LA is the self interest of all the other drivers who have nicer cars than mine.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Interest rate arbitrage

My credit card company was begging me to take $19,000 at 0% interest for 8 months, so I obliged and put it in an HSBC online savings account that yields 5.o5%. That's $80 a month, and nearly risk free. If you do this, make sure to make the minimum credit card payment every month, otherwise they'll jack up the rates on you, and make sure the initial fee is reasonable. And I wouldn't advise investing this money in the stock market. ;-)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Leaving the mothership :D

I'm moving on after nearly 2 years at Blizzard. Got some big plans, big hopes and a few fears. :D Meaningful content to appear here at some point in the future. :D

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Trusting Windows Update

How do I know that whenever Windows tells me that it has downloaded important updates and needs to install them that my computer hasn't been hacked and it's just installing a big fat virus? Oh well, it's worked so far.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Wasted Time

When I look back on my life, I don't want to think, "Where did all the time go? How did I waste so much time?" I want to know that I wasted my time every step of the way.