I was surprised to see many new subscribers to this newsletter over the past couple of weeks. I appreciate and welcome you all, and I hope you find the…
The tech downturn is hitting closer to home, with a few in my close networks being impacted. Whatever happens, we need to remember that layoffs are not…
To those in the US: Happy MLK day! The fact that I, an immigrant Asian, can live without discrimination or fear in the US owes a lot to Dr. King. The…
It’s nice to see you again in 2023. Tech layoffs continue in January (Amazon, Salesforce, etc.), and I wish you the resilience to manage the stress…

December 2022

This is the last issue of 2022. Thank you for being a subscriber through this eventful year. I will take a break next week to celebrate the new year and…
As we go into the final two weeks of 2022, I wish you happy holidays! Software Engineering ⚙️ Engineering in a Hybrid World This report shows how other…
After so much legwork and decisions, my home remodeling project is scheduled to be completed this week. Through this process, I’ve learned to…
I’ve been enjoying the World Cup and its many upsets so far. I am happy that current and former Arsenal players do well on this global stage. Even some…

November 2022

For those in the United States, I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. The world is suffering, but I found much to be grateful for: my family is healthy…
We closed on a house last week. It was our first time buying a home, and it was as unnerving as exciting. We plan to do some work on the house before we…
It was another tough week for tech workers with massive layoffs. I really feel for those who may have to uproot their life in the US because of their…
I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I am a huge League of Legends fan. Its 2022 World Championship concluded with the underdog team defying the…