Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Steve Nash the footballer?



For those of you who don't know who Steve Nash is.
He is a 2-time NBA MVP - a basketball player.

Having car accidents is a lose-lose game

Driving thru busy streets of here in Korea today, I saw some people jaywalking a very wide street where cars are driving at 80km/h.

At the same time, the thought and scene of that person being hit by a car went thru my mind. When it happens, we all lose. It's a lose-lose situation, an opposite of a win-win situation.

First, people get hurt physically and mentally.
Secondly, money and time has to be spent to repair cars and people. The resource is something that didn't have to be spent. It's basically a waste as it doesn't add any value to the society or any individuals.

The only plus side of a person jaywalking? He could have probably saved a little time, maybe 5 minutes at most. But is his 5 minute saving is worth more than his well-being and his and others' resources? I don't think so, but there are still a lot of people thinking otherwise. They are very selfish bastards, in my opinion.

Certainly, people need more serious education in how to calculate things and economics/sociology.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Linux Kernel expert wanted!

Someone said here in Korea, it's super hard to find anybody who knows Linux Kernel inside out and be able to tune it if necessary. It's so true. The company I work for right now has like 1300 employees, and I have not encountered a single person who are Linux Kernel guru. Maybe I haven't met many people, but when I look up the names of the teams and departments, most of them are about developing the front end GUI and user applications.

It seems like the people who program and tune at "lower" abstract level are becoming more and more scarce. Maybe there isn't much demand for them - after all, how many companies are willing to write their own OS or tune their OS? Most of them are just using whatever it's currently available off the shelf, and my company is one of them.

Anyways, if you know of anybody who's good at Linux Kernel here in Korea, let me know, please.