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Work-life balance

17th Apr 2010 - 01:49am Daily Scribble
When I talked to my friends who are working in HK, they often complain they don’t have any work-life balance. HK people probably has the highest average working hour in the world. It is not uncommon that people comes to work on 9am and work…

Chief Programmer Team

1st Apr 2010 - 11:40pm Daily Scribble
In software development, there are many different models in how to organize the team structure. I have read the Chief Programmer Team model in Rapid Software Development and Mythical Man Month and I always wanted to try it. The Chief Programmer…

CSIA level 2 ski instructor

29th Mar 2010 - 12:14am Daily Scribble
I just passed my CSIA level 2 ski instructor training, which means I no longer limited to teach bunny hills, I can now teach on blue runs. I have my level 1 certification for 4 years but never teach any lessons. This year I decided to give level 2 a…

Shopping for Piano

13th Mar 2010 - 10:25pm Daily Scribble
We are looking for a baby grand piano for our new home. I know Steinway and Sons is the best piano, but it’s way over our budget. A Yamaha is more affordable, but Tom Lee gets a fat profit margin. So I have been monitoring second hand piano sales…

How to build a small table (part 2)

5th Mar 2010 - 01:45am Daily Scribble
After eight week of wood working class, I have built my first table. After going through all the steps and trouble from raw lumber to a finished furniture, I appreciate all different kinds of furniture made available by modern manufacturing…

Google 411

1st Mar 2010 - 09:53pm Daily Scribble
Whenever I used 411 to look up the phone number I need, I always feel being ripped off by the telephone company. The information is free out there on the internet, yet my mobile carrier charges me 50 cents for each call. Now, I don’t have to…

My Olympic Experience

28th Feb 2010 - 10:37pm Daily Scribble
I did not welcome the Olympic Games in the beginning. I worried about the tourist flooding the city and curse the Olympics cuts my ski season shorts. I never watch much Olympic Games, not even the 2008 Beijing Olympic. Before February 16, it seems…

Olympic gold medal

24th Feb 2010 - 09:45pm Daily Scribble
How far is an Olympic gold medal? To the athletes, it’s thousands of hours of training and many years of hard work. To me, it’s 6 hours standing in line. In the past, normal people can only see the medal on TV or behind display cases…

How to build a small table (part 1)

12th Feb 2010 - 01:19am Daily Scribble
I am half way into my wood working class. My small table slowly comes into shape. I finally caught up with my mistakes and rebuild the two pieces that are too short. I am the fastest student in the class with everything ready to go. Since I am leading…

PMP Exam

11th Feb 2010 - 01:03am Daily Scribble
After 200 MC questions, 4 hours exam, I got the PMP credential. Seeing how my department is run compare to the other department downstairs, I definitely support the value of project management. Everyone can tells the difference between a smooth…