This is the all important almost-a-full-year-but-not-quite-yet update. To recap, I spent all of 2017 traveling before getting a job and settling in Austin, Texas. I’m a salary man again. My ultimate goal is to build financial independence and in turn maximize my freedom while getting the most I can out of life. The worst case […]Read More The Nine Month Update
Had I never left my normal life and moved to Korea in 2014 I would never have gotten to know my elderly Aunt. She was born in Incheon in 1942 under Japanese occupation and lived through the Korean War. She was the last link in my family that had memory of this difficult period and […]Read More I Got to Know My Aunt
This is a random picture that I shot while in France. It has nothing to do with this entry but it felt weird to have a post without a picture. Anyway, I got this question from a friendly internet stranger and I did my best to address it. Hey man, I messaged you a while […]Read More Question Asked. Question Answered.
I know a few people that would argue with me, but the hardest part of any RPG is grinding. You go off into a dungeon and you repetitively stomp out low level creeps until you are strong steamroll through the boss. I don’t like grinding but I understand it to be an integral part of […]Read More Grinding
In the early Spring of 2015 after having lived in Seoul for just half a year I had purchased a small displacement motorcycle, a Yamaha YB-1. It was shipped over the narrow sea from its native Japan and somehow made its way into the Korean used bike market. When I saw it on display in […]Read More My Bike
Starting in February 2017 over the course of nine months of full-time travel as a remote graduate student, I interviewed at nine companies for a senior level hardware engineering position (MS/PHD with 5 to 10 years of industry experience). This included 18 one-hour long phone screens, two onsite interviews, and one day long interview. Altogether […]Read More I Interviewed at Nine Companies in Big Tech while Traveling Full Time as a Grad Student and Here is What I Learned
Below is my multi-pronged argument on why I never want to own a car again. It was born out of years of frustrating and PTSD inducing trauma on the roads of Boston, Massachusetts where every single day was book-ended by a layer of stress from my daily commute on I-90. I will never ever be […]Read More Living in Austin Without a Car. A Fools Game or a Smart Choice?