I’m stalking you

A classmate from college, Dr. Frank Ling, is giving an internal talk at CNET: Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! Frank works as a PostDoc at Berkeley on green technology, guest blogs on Cleantech, and does the radio program, Berkeley Groks, with another classmate of mine, Charles Lee. Great people, both of them. Change the world. 🙂

Reading George Orwell

In my seventh grade English class, I got an opportunity to read Animal Farm by George Orwell. My mom had read it once as a little girl during the brief occupation of Seoul in the Korean War. “One day Ohma brought home fish for dinner, wrapped in paper. But it was too much paper—everything was […]

Bebo for $850 million

I guess the news in my world today is that Bebo sold to AOL for $850 million. Trust AOL to make the Microsoft-generated $15 billion “valuation” look like a steal. I’m curious how much Hi5 must be worth now: Just trying to add some perspective. Not sure how Falco thinks “dominating in the United Kingdom” […]

nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 (and panoramic landscapes)

I finally upgraded my copy of nik Color Efex Pro.1 It has this new feature called “u-point” which allows you to do zone system tone masking a lot like LightZone. This means I can finally edit without masks. The other advantage is it finally works again on the Mac version of Photoshop. 😉 So I […]

Obama's 2002 speech

“Those are the battles that we need to fight. Those are the battles that we willingly join. The battles against ignorance and intolerance. Corruption and greed. Poverty and despair. “The consequences of war are dire, the sacrifices immeasurable. We may have occasion in our lifetime to once again rise up in defense of our freedom, […]

Home alone (or not)

I’ve been writing lately about the three P’s: programming, photography, and politics. Many of you must be bored out of your mind and are thinking, Damn! Terry.TMI. Time to break it up a bit. A friend is in the process of moving to a new place. She mentioned that she had never lived on her […]

Running with cameras

DPReview has an excellent review of the 18-200mm Nikkor travel kit lens, a lens I happen to own. I wait for Pizza with my Nikon camera (from side) Patxi’s Pizza, Palo Alto, CA Lumix DMC-LX1 1/3 sec @ f/2.8, iso 200, 6mm (28mm) One criticism missing from the review is how annoyingly long the lens […]


The other day someone asked me again about what I thought about jQuery, and I’m getting tired of repeating myself for almost a year. jQuery actually is fodder for an interview question I sometimes ask: What’s wrong with the jQuery $() function? [Showing you the money after the jump.]

Computers don’t cry

>> Hello. How do you do. Please state your problem. >> Joseph Weizenbaum, your creator, died today. Why are you concerned over my creator ? >> Joseph Weizenbaum, your creator, died today. What about your own creator ? >> Joseph Weizenbaum, your creator, died today. Are you worried about someone else’s creator ? >> Joseph […]

The Trouble with Techies

While researching the previous article, I came across this hilarious quote: This is a far cry from 1966, originally the Klingons were scotch tape Asians (Fong, 176); White actors given slanty eyes. The Klingon race incarnate all the characteristics that most scare White America. The Klingons are violent, ill tempered, lustful, and drunk. They are […]