Monthly Archives: March 2007

San Francisco Asian Time

Hitomi arrived in S.F. in the morning. I met her later in the evening, after I got my work done. It takes about 30-40 minutes and about $5 to make it into the city. Once you're in, driving around is … Continue reading

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More Cycling: Lucas Valley, Redwoods

2 hours, almost 30 miles, over 1500 feet elevation gain on today's route. I left work a little early today and walked back to the hotel. I had talked to a road bicyclist at work about his favorite local routes. … Continue reading

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San Rafael

After work today, I took off around 5:30PM to bicycle around the local mountain. Here is the route I took. It was quite windy, which worked in my favor going east, and against me west. Coming in view of San … Continue reading

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Banff

I left work early. I was not particularly engaged in the goings on this week because of the training. I skipped out on two meetings today.  I skipped a number of meetings this week. One was regarding engineering practices and … Continue reading

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On the Trail Again

I left work at 5PM. The professional services group was off to an evening hockey game. I said goodbye to fellow engineer Scott Ding, who was returning early tomorrow. I showed off my travel bicycle to the instructor, who despite … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring in the Snow

Oh, Canada! I bagged and brought my bicycle to Calgary, optimistic that this week would be snow-free. The forecast was for sun and warm conditions. Alas, I woke up this morning to snow flurries and slush accumulated on the streets … Continue reading

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JBoss does MBean deployment easily

I was first introduced to IOC (inversion of control) programming when I joined m-Qube (then Proteus Mobile) back in May 2002. Of course, at that time I didn't know what IOC was, or dependency injection, etc. The JBoss JMX Microkernel … Continue reading

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Stupid Development Tools

At Autodesk, basically the source control and bug tracking tools suck. We use VSS for source control, which is primitive compared to even CVS (supposedly developed in the 1980s). For bug tracking, we use "Clarify", which has a Win32 interface … Continue reading

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Phone Screen from Google

After a few rescheduling events, I was finally contacted by Google for a phone screening. A phone screen interview is where you answer a bunch of involved technical questions, usually related to computer science algorithms or general thought problems. I … Continue reading

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Cupertino, Saratoga, San Jose

My new bicycle (Ritchey Break Away) and I took off to San Jose without incident. It took me about an hour to put it away. Although it was fairly easy to disassemble by simply unscrewing the correct screws with either … Continue reading

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