Quest for the Perfect Gyoza:
SMIC update - there's been
a big change going on at this company which I first started following
in 2003. They're still around, but are maturing, in a "only
in China" kind of way. The president is stepping down and TSMC
is not just an corporate adversary, but now owns 8 percent of the
brings you home...
- I guess I should comment on this nytimes piece about Obama, and
in a sense McCain too, being a wanderer.
Wanderer, Wanderlust, is that a bad thing? or
AS my fine
professor of economics at Columbia, C. Lowell Harriss (who just
celebrated his 96th birthday) used to tell us, economics is the
study of the allocation of scarce goods and services. What could
be scarcer or more precious than love? It is rare, hard to come
by and often fragile.
In light of all the changes I wonder how long this will go on.
Sometimes there's a bit of joy in traveling. But it's somehow gotten
to the point where it's simply a haul.
Other update about travelers
in my life.
- I don't have too much of a comment on this except that I've seen
these bands and can imagine how hard they work. And indeed they
are all from the Phillipines.
Back the the usual. Traveling,
this time a place I hadn't been in a while, commenting on culture
and the like.
A bit of an update, reflection
on cars, and bikes.
My history with
And why I ride.
as always still interesting seeing how the semiconductor industry
evolves. More comments on career, and corporate America? And a little
bit about the big biotech conference going on in Boston this week.
It's Lent, so I ask myself
are lentils lenten?
"Like a bridegroom coming forth from his
pavilion." Psalm 19:5
So after a moderately non-adventurous past five
months I'm again traveling. Maybe I'll get some more photos or clean
up some of the broken links. My values haven't changed. But I should
put up my resolutions for the year
Traveling or not? - I haven't traveled all that
much since last April. although making it to Malaysia and Cambodia
has gotten my fill of wanderlust.
Anyhow for now I've given up on the quest, because
it really wasn't that much. However a friend of mine has picked
up PigTrip, a very interesting
review of all the BBQ places between NYC and Bangor Maine. of course
the winner is Blue Ribbon BBQ. Sheez, and I thought I had too much
time on my hands
The Quest Continues.
I'm off again to Asia, for most of March and April. And I was in
Dallas, to get my feet wet again for the rigors of business travel.
Still in the midst of cleaning things up. This
month, my resume and my work history. As well as cleaning up the
descriptions of what I do.
I should add a section about My
Education, right now it's only a summarry of my experience in
one quite hellish class.
My thoughts on the holidays:
life has no purpose. My life has no direction. No aim. No meaning.
And yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas
is coming but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed
to feel. I always end up feeling depressed." [Charlie Brown]
Older things to focus on
I've been rethinking this site. Trying to get
a little bit more cohesion to things, and make it seem a little
bit more coherent not to mention professional.
So I guess I'll start here:
My Career and Resume
My current thoughts on SMIC - The company I
almost went out there to work for.
What it's like to work
They may be not as ethical and good as