Saturday, June 25, 2005

Heh... came across a site which wanted information about my company before it would let me browse. I decided to have a little fun...

Kanga International is a consultation group which assists manufacturing companies in solving logistical problems. We specialize in electronics and electromotive markets, both consumer and industrial. Our clients rely on our knowledge and experience in every step of the product lifecycle, from initial concepts to finding ways of getting the product to the customer.

Key facts:
Founded in 2000 by a group of five engineers in the software and chip design industries in the U.S. northeast and Pacific coast regions.

Profitability first achieved in calendar year 2001.

Expanded to 10 consultants in 2002. Revenues reach $700,000.

Continued growth in solving our customer's toughest issues results in "most valued partner" awards from two companies, 2003-2004.

First $1M+ year, 2003.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hm. First time I've had a chance to even look at LiveJournal today.

Everyone, go say Happy Birthday to ! She's that awesome!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Sandra Tsing Loh's (BS 83) Commencement Speech to the Caltech Class of 2005

One of my favorite excerpts:
I believe I'm on the short list of candidates for patron saint of those lost at Caltech. Junior year, I was assigned as physics lab partner classmate Sekhar Chivukula, widely regarded a genius, he's still in physics today. Of our pairing it was said: "Sekhar will do the calculations, Sandra will handle the radioactive samples." Thanks for the respect. Never mind-- By senior year, I'd developed my own law of quantum mechanics that had nothing to do with Wigner-Eckhart's Theorem or Clebsch-Gordon Coefficients-

No, Sandra's Theory was: "On any Phys 106 exam involving the spin of an atom, the answer is at least 63 percent likely to be. . . . 1/2." I don't know why but. . . You'd be amazed how often it worked: To skip the calculations and just boldly put down 1/2 and then write next to it an illegible honeycomb snarl of curlicues that vaguely resembled any of the Greek symbols--lambda, iota, zeta, tau, ampersand-- With any luck a tired Pakistani TA might just look at it, get a headache and throw you a point--!

So by the time I graduated, I had a Caltech diploma entirely made of. . . partial credit, yes-- My degree was glued together, faintly pulsing with. . . radioactivity, graded less on a curve than on a kind of wild hyperbola asymptotically approaching . . some imaginary. . . actual answer. . .

Friday, June 10, 2005

I like today's quote of the day from MyWay:
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Heh... at first, I thought this document was written by a judge as a ruling over the specified case. It's an amusing read.

Monday, June 6, 2005

Is it a sign of total geekiness that, when someone mentions Maxim, I think of the chip maker and not the lad mag? (The latter is probably not safe for work.)

I had some free time today (while waiting for yet-another-sync from San Jose to complete... it's been over 5 hours now, and still not 20% finished), so I thought about designing a 6502 based system. Anyone up for writing some software for it? , I'm looking at you...

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

I received a new catalog from Omega today. It was depressing yet entertaining, as usual.

Not because I dislike Omega or anything. They just have Dilbert cartoons in their catalog -- 96 of them, in fact. Dilbert is painful because it is a biography of my job.