Long Time No Write

December 29th, 2014

I suspect it happens for many bloggers: hiatus. I haven’t written for some time. I want to write some more again. I think it has always helped me sleep better and have more organized thoughts.

SnackAisle Rocks!

June 9th, 2011

If you’re a fan of snacks from the health food section, and particularly if you like snacks in bulk, I recommend SnackAisle.

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Mathematical Inquiry

September 8th, 2010

I was going some searching and discovered some old correspondence with the Dr. Math program at the Math Forum. It’s a program operated by Drexel University. I wanted to share them.

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The Intelligent Investor

February 15th, 2010

I’ve started reading The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition). It’s originally written by Benjamin Graham who seems to be a pioneer of some sort in value investing. It also appears to be endorsed by Warren Buffet. I sought books on investing and the stock market, and this one stood out because it seemed to be at an appropriate level for me: technical enough to provide new information but basic enough to tie in with what I already know.

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New Year Update

February 7th, 2010

It’s been a while since posting an update. First, there is less than a month left before I graduate from school. My midterm grades were good. I’m also starting to pursue jobs. I’m interviewing soon with TrustBearer Labs. I’ve also been in touch with some industry contacts I have about positions in their companies. Some school friends and I have also been having weekly brainstorming meetings in the pursuit of starting our own company. There’s a lot of considerations affecting the legal organization and taxation of the business. Besides, the financials, there’s a lot of planning in coming up with a product or service that you can have reasonable confidence about being successful. And it all starts with perhaps the hardest part: coming up with a name. Anything you do as a company should be in the name of the company, and if you do business under a name other than your own, you need to register your business name in the county where you base your business.

I’ve completed my income tax return for 2009. This return was more complicated than in the past since a portion of my work has been in a self-employed situation. For that reason, I opted to have a professional tax preparer review it before submitting it. The experience does help me understand better how to manage financial information in the case of the business we’re looking to create. There’s basically two types of business arrangements: informal and formal. The informal arrangements are sole proprietorship and general partnership. The taxation of both arrangements is part of your typical income tax return. On the other hand, formal arrangements like corporations get taxed separately in addition to being taxed on your income from the corporation.

Resume Updated

December 2nd, 2009

I updated my profile on LinkedIn that populates my resume page on my site. I had new experiences with Vontoo and Google that had not been added yet.

ICRA labeled

November 19th, 2009

In the growth of the Internet, various challenges have been encountered. One of those is a battle between censorship and free speech, particularly in the context of material potentially inappropriate to certain audiences. I just brought my site, at least the WordPress-driven part of it, into the modern era of ICRA labeling.

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Running on the Future

November 13th, 2009

I received my Windows 7 Ultimate Commemorative Edition today from Microsoft for being part of the beta program. As it happens, I tend to find myself running a lot of beta software.

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Profile Duplication

November 13th, 2009

If you searched for me online, you might not find a clear home for me. You would find my Facebook profile, my personal site, my MySpace profile, and more. The point is that there is a lot of duplication out there.

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November 11th, 2009

For the majority of this fall as I’ve worked at Vontoo, I’ve eaten lunch at Bravo. I find it to be a restaurant providing excellent food, excellent service, and a nice price.

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