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
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.
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
I took a hiatus from updating this blog. This was partially due to my being busy but more than that, I needed time to collect myself and mull over my decision to stop traveling and setup shop in Austin, Texas. I never in a million years imagined that I would have ended up here but […]Read More I Moved To Austin
I took the above picture from near my home in Seoul for 2.5 years. It can be difficult to know where exactly we need to be and what we need to be doing. Paramount among the quest for a pleasant lifestyle is answering where we want to live, how close to friends and family, […]Read More Lifestyle Design
I’m not just out in the world wasting away, stringing together hangovers in strange cities. When I am done traveling and living like a hobo my career will continue without so much as a hiccup. I’m covering my tracks. I’m in graduate school. Again. Kinda. A week ago I submitted a design project for an […]Read More The Traveling Graduate Student
In 2014, sometime after hopping around the US and East Asia for five months in post-grad school glory, I started at the Device Solutions Research division of Samsung Electronics. Samsung is the largest, most well known, and arguably the most coveted place to work on that tiny densely packed peninsula. Navigating the ins and outs […]Read More Working as a Foreigner at Samsung Electronics in South Korea