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?
I was in New York City this past November and was browsing for cheap and interesting destinations. I had initially wanted to travel to Greece but the ticket to Lisbon was less than half the price so I bought a ticket, booked a hostel, and thus began my short but eventful excursion to Lisbon. The […]Read More Lisbon was my Favorite Travel Destination of 2017
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
My friend and old colleague in Korea asked me for advice. As I’ve described before, company life has a tendency to pulverize the human spirit into dust. Our older colleagues are physically and spiritually depressed and live lives hyphenated by company sponsored booze-fests. He wants to escape the corporate noose and move abroad to study […]Read More Advice Asked, Advice Given
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
My cheap mechanical Swatch tells me that it is September 30th. Today marks nine months of being out in the world. In February of this year I departed the normal salary-man life and managed to circle the globe twice. On a few occasions I got angry enough to throw a punch or two. Minor crises […]Read More Nine Months of Travel