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Writingfrommyexperienceoncreditcardbothfromconsumer(outside)andbusiness(inside)perspective:meaningencouragemoreusageofthecardvialoyaltyandrewards,makesurethecardisonthetopofthedecketc.IalsounderstandAmericansareaddictedtothecreditcardtoalargeextent.Fulldisclosure:between2015and2019yourstrulyworkedfortheMastercardloyaltyandrewardsdepartmentonBizOps(productionsupport,SiteReliabilityEngineering,andpr...[阅读全文]
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我的小女儿经常说的一个口头禅是如上的标题。这个好像也是mybetterhalf(aka也就是我太太)有时头疼的一个问题。我觉得吃或者饥饿也是人的本性之一吧。我自己总的来说应该是没有因为经济的原因,在小时候饿过肚子。我太太应该也没有(她也是浙江人)。有一次我闯了一个不大不小的祸:小朋友玩捉迷藏,我好像躲在那个油菜的杆子后面,后来那家人说他们那个还有菜籽[阅读全文]
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油管:myYoutube2022videoforBRKHQvideobelow(narrationmostlyinChinese) CharlieMunger WeknowCharlieMunger(Wiki)passedawayrecently,andhewasthevicechairmanofBerkshireHathaway:hehadsomeinfluenceonWarrenBuffet'sinvestmentsovertheyears,includingSee'sCandy,CocaColaandsoon.HereisthefreeonlinebookPoorCharlie'sAlmanack(youcanpurchasethepaperversionsthroughthelinkshere...[阅读全文]
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OurolddaughterSerenityisentering7thgradethisschoolyear,asIsaidsomewhereelse,in6yearsshewillverylikelyattendcollege.Useherword,"IwanttoaqualitycollegesuchasColumbiaU".IknowshewantedtobeawildlifebiologistandlastIcheckedshehasnointentiontobeaengineeroracomputerscientist(likeherprouddad:-)我们的大女儿Serenity本学年要上7年级,正如我在其他地方所说的,6年后她很可能会上大学。用她的话,“我想...[阅读全文]
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(2024-02-09 05:20:18)

上面这张照片(takenatCCRC)没有小孩,thisisdoneonpurpose.这个是从楼上的bar/restaurant拍过去的。我的两个小孩开始打网球有一年左右,她俩都有进步:从一开始完全是新手到现在可以和同级别的小朋友打几个回合了。想到我自己真正开始打网球还是来美国以后,读研究生时跟同学打了一下。97,98,99年美国打网球的地方跟国内相比简直是天壤之别。我当时在罗拉的沃尔玛买了个威尔森Wilson[阅读全文]
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(Update11-13-2023)Migratedmosteverything.ThestickingpointistheMicrosoftAuthenticatorapp(forworkandschool),andtheRSASecurIDapp(forwork).ForMicrosoftOffice365etc.,Ifoundthislinkisimportantanduseful.Itwillsavetheusersometroubleandbasicallyitwillallowtheusetoselfserve(setuptheapponthenewdevice).Thetrickistoaddthephone(textmessage)numbertotheaccount,beforedeletingtheauthenticatorappontheoldiPhoneandont...[阅读全文]
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WhenIwaslittle,mymaternalgrandmasometimeswouldsaymyelderbroissuitableforacarpenterduetohiscalmdemeanor.Thisisjustapictureofacarpenter(notmybrother)SurvivingasanIT,especiallyasoftwaredevelopercontractorisnoteasy,frommypersonalexperienceandobservations.Ihavemostlybeenanemployee(sometimespeoplecallitfull-time),withafewstintsasacontractor(myLinkedInprofilehere).IworkedasacontractormostlybecauseIneeded...[阅读全文]
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(2024-02-07 05:04:12)

Thepictureisfrom春节回家路上,你是否还记得那张旧船票?
再过几年,如果不出意外(knockonthewoods),我会送我的老大去上大学。希望是一所她理想中的学校。今年是我大学毕业30周年。也就是说我是34年前(也就是1989年夏天)开始去上大学的。我家在宁波,我的大学在武汉。那时候国内火车没有现在那么发达。但是那时候有轮船,有客运的海轮和长江轮船。宁波到上[阅读全文]
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AstheoldChinesesaynggoes,下棋找高手,弄斧到班门(baidu)。下棋找高手,弄斧到班门。----中国科学院||Basicallyoneneedstogettrainedproperlyorworkataplacethathassomegoodtechnologyandprocesssothatheorshecanreallyunderstandwhat'theproperwaytodothework,andworkwithpeople.GotrighttrainingatthebeginningofthecareerMyownexpatthemy1stemployer(UnigraphicsSolutions,EDSPLMSolutions,UGS,SiemensIndustrySoftware,sa...[阅读全文]
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今天我想说说politicsonoffices(orfightsonbettercubiclesoroffices,thinkbiggercubicles,cornerofficesandsoon就是大家都想要好的cubicle或是office).Notthetraditionalgoodoldofficepolitics.不是办公室政治,而是关于争抢办公室的故事。抢办公室Fightforoffice这两天美国国内一个较大的新闻是众议院共和党的领袖麦卡锡被轰下了台。一个附带的结果是众议院民主党的前领袖NancyPelosi丢掉了她的又大又好的办公室-BBC:Interi[阅读全文]
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