Wednesday May 21, 2008

The rotation to SE group

I've rotated to SE(System Engineering) team for about a week now(So might response slowly these days). It's pretty impressive that the engineers here have the direct high pressure from the customers and how to make revenue. To compare with that, software engineers, focus more on software development and how to get involved into open source community.

The rotation program between ERI(Engineering and Research Institute) and SE team is a special program provided by Sun China. Engineers from these two divisions can rotate to the other side. The benefit for software engineers I think is to build up a better idea on how the customers feel about our products, how the company(Sun) operates, collaborates among 4-S(Software, System, Storage and Service) groups and makes money. That gives us a big picture for the company as a whole.

No matter which group you are, communication is still the most important thing for a big bunch of people to share the ideas. The courage to communicate can reveal the problem hidden inside somewhere and fix it. It can definitely help run the team in an efficient way. I believe that's also true for the open source community.

Monday May 19, 2008

China stands in silent tribute

2:28pm May 19th, exactly one week after the Sichuan earthquake, the whole country stands in silent tribute for three minutes, car horns and sirens everywhere.

May those who left us rest in peace.

May those who are still struggling with death safe.

Sichuan, fighting! China, fighting!!

Jonathan, thanks for the post.

Thursday Nov 01, 2007

Surgery next Monday

I'll take the knee surgery next Monday and be not available after that for several weeks.

Sunday Oct 21, 2007

Knee surgery


The doctor's diagnose shows that the front cross ligament of my right knee was heavily damaged in the basketball game last month and a knee surgery is needed to fix this in two weeks. I'll be in sick leave for several weeks due to the surgery, with limited access to the network.

Watched an NBA preseason game this morning: Houston Rockets vs Seattle Sonics(117-94). The Rockets seems to be much stronger this year. Especially, Luis Scola played a great game today and made the Rockets on paper deep enough to compete with anyone in the West. He becomes the solution at power forward, the biggest defect for Rockets previously.

Look forward to the upcoming NBA season.

Saturday Oct 13, 2007

Get back online finally

It's a little bit hard to get on line these days. The travel is great till now. Las Vegas is really a special city for entertainment. The CEC conference was also nice, with lots of sessions from different divisions of Sun, and around 4000 people joined this event, including some vendors(I'll blog about the detail later on). I finally met with Glenn in Vegas, which is pretty exciting! BTW, the security Glenn gave was wonderful.

One great thing happened recently is that the Mozilla DTrace Framework was checked in to the Firefox trunk code, by Johnny Stenback on Oct. 10th. Thanks very much, Johnny. Some other works are still going on to make better usage of DTrace in the Mozilla development, such as the URI probes and the Javascript probes. If there are some specific probes you want to add to Mozilla code, just go ahead and do it:-)

Wednesday Sep 26, 2007

Knee hurts

It's so sad that my right knee was hurt last Friday in a basketball game. I can't unbend my right leg now and it seems that the ligament was damaged a little bit. I had to walk away from basketball for a long time...

However, the NBA season is coming. I can still watch the game.

Wednesday Aug 08, 2007

One year before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

One year later, the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be hold in the National Stadium--Bird's Nest.

Jul. 13th, 2007 is a special day, especially when Samaranch made the announcement that Beijing will be the host for the 2008 Olympic Games. I was at Haikou city, Hainan province at that time, watching the TV live broadcast with some friends and cheering for this.

It's really a great honor for Beijing to have this opportunity to be the host. Things here have changed a lot based on my 9 years experience in Beijing, and that's also true for some other cities. More and more communication is happening everyday between China and the other countries. I benefit from this change since I graduated from the college and get more chances to meet with some foreign friends:-)

2008 is coming. Welcome to Beijing! Welcome to China!

Thursday Aug 02, 2007

The trip to some cities in China

During the last one to two weeks, I was on an vacation. It was a long journey and it seems that summer holiday came back to my life after the graduation from college. I went to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Shanghai, and then back to Beijing. Actually the trip to HK was a real travel. For other cities, to get together with some old friends in high school and college was the main purpose.

It's my first time to HK and the trip was really wonderful. Most of the people in my age, including me, have watched a lot of HK movie and love them. Lots of things have stamped in my memory: the Xiangjiang River, the beautiful sight along the river, the cable car to the peek of the Taiping Mountain, the night landscape of the whole HK from the peek, the Victoria Harbour, the Ocean Park, the delicious food and also, the shopping paradise.

Some other cities are also impressive. It's exciting to meet with friends everywhere.

Then what is the next destination? 

Saturday Jun 30, 2007

10th anniversary for Hong Kong's return back to China

10 years, a long period of time for my life and a small step for the history.

Today is the day of 10th anniversary for Hong Kong's return back to China. 10 years ago, I watched the Live broadcast of the return on TV and it was really exciting to see the Chinese National flag rising up in Hong Kong. I was a student in high school at Wuhan city at that time. 10 years later, it's still exciting to watch some video records on TV again and I've been staying in Beijing for about 9 years.

Then how about the next 10 years? 

Tuesday Jun 05, 2007

Halton's wedding

Halton's wedding in ShanXi was really great. And congratulations to Halton and ningning:-)

Friday Sep 29, 2006

桂林印象

公司一年一度的旅游活动,我选择是桂林线路。桂林山水从小就在我心里留下了深刻的印象,诗有云:“桂林山水甲天下”,歌中也有唱到:“我想去桂林呀,我想去桂林,可是有时间的时候我却没有钱;我想去桂林呀,我想去桂林,可是有了钱的时候我却没时间。”现在终于是得偿所愿了。
桂林旅游可以归结为八个字:山清水秀,洞奇石美。只是这个评价也是仁者见仁,智者见智了。
首先来看看桂林的山吧,桂林的山很有特点,每座山都不是很高,几十上百米,和动辄上千米的高山相比,自然是逊色不少。这儿的山我以为是以数量取胜,隔不了多远就会有一座小山,被桂林人赋予特殊的名字和意义,加之和桂林市区的房屋融合在起来,就别有一番味道了。最著名的三座山就是象鼻山,伏波山和蝶彩山了,网上的介绍比比皆是,我就不再多加描述了。
这水指的就是漓江了,乘船行驶在漓江之上,虽然没有两岸的猿声相伴,不过也是层峦叠嶂,碧波荡漾。最奇特的莫过于九马画山了,巨大的山壁上可以很清楚的看到几匹神态各异的骏马,的确是增添了几分神话的色彩,只可惜我眼力不够,没能看到九匹,有兴趣的朋友去的时候可以仔细的看看。船行驶在这秀丽的山水之间,远离城市的喧嚣,心旷神怡,一直到达小镇阳朔。第一次听说“阳朔山水甲桂林”的说法,置身其中也多少能够感受到当地旅游业的繁华,驰名的西街充斥着小商品摊位和各式的酒吧,很是热闹。气势磅礴的印象刘三姐,似乎是每个到阳朔人必看的节目。以山为幕,以水为台,延续了老谋子色彩鲜明的风格,说这是把一幅幅山水画展现在观众的面前也一点都不为过。漂流也是很放松的旅游方式,坐在竹筏上,置身于山水之中,精神也不自觉的就放松了下来。
洞和石恐怕就是几千处桂林的岩洞了,我们去了其中的两处:银子岩和芦笛岩。第一次走进这奇异的洞中世界,形态各异的钟乳石,石笋,石柱也给了人们很多想象的空间,于是各种虚构的故事也就随之而生,什么瑶池仙境啊,什么雄狮送客之类的。虽然不能说惟妙惟肖,不过也还是有些相似的。两个岩洞相比,银子岩更加壮观一点,胜在岩洞更大;而芦笛岩内的很多石头已经被氧化了,只是号称这个岩洞是当初西游记的拍摄现场,加上开发较早,名声更大一些。用奇和美来形容也不为过。
五天四夜的旅行,行程并不算紧凑,整体感觉比较休闲。一大帮人一边吃着啤酒鱼,一边喝着漓泉啤酒,感觉甚是惬意。

Monday Sep 18, 2006

X-man: The last stand

X战警III--最后之战,期待了很久的电影,昨天终于抽空到星美去看了。其实电影本身的情节不算复杂,不过就好像我很喜欢很多美国英雄题材的电影(例如《蜘蛛侠》,《蝙蝠侠》)一样,这个电影也同样深深的吸引了我。第一部吸引我眼球的应该是离奇的内容和精彩的打斗场面,每一个人物都是以极炫的方式出场,具备着各种超级的能力。主人公坚韧和永不放弃的性格同样打动了我,而这也正是每一个英雄共有的特质。
从二到三显然是一个漫长的过程,等待越久,期待就越大,不能说三让我失望,只能说短短一个多小时的内容,让我意犹未尽。五级变种人,游戏中的术语,果然是从漫画改编而来。多个人物一个接一个的离开,战争似乎也暂时告一段落,世界恢复了和平。但是导演最后留下的一点点悬念,是否是继续拍下去的一个征兆呢?我还是继续期待着。
晚上CCTV-6又重播了一次《勇敢的心》,一部百看不厌的电影,梅尔.吉布森的经典之作。从本科第一次看到现在,已经不记得看了多少次了,不过每一次都还是会被打动,不仅仅是华莱士战争中的勇敢,坚定的信念,还有他始终不渝的爱情。只是节目中插播的广告,一次又一次的挑战着睡眠的神经。那个大声喊出的震撼人心的“自由”,不仅仅是对那个年代的一种呐喊,在今天也同样发人深省。

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