Asia Tour 2008

I'm in the final throes of getting ready for a 10-day trip Beijing and Seoul, including press meetings, two CTO breakfasts, all hands with the Sun engineering and field teams in Beijing, my staff meeting and perhaps some sight-seeing along the way. I tend to do at least one really long (by my intra-week standards) trip a year, which is about as close as I get to modelling a professional sports team talking about going "on the road" for a "critical swing along the coast."

I'm going to try out some new content and ideas along the way. Sin-Yaw Wang has promised to take me to the "Dogs Don't" dumpling place. I desperately want a t-shirt from the place, to join my "White House Subs" and "Primanti Brothers" gastro-clothing collection, so having Sin-Yaw with me to translate is critical. I also stupidly told SeChang Oh that he can bring it with the hot kimchi (my fault for suggesting that I can tolerate spicy food) but once the food intake is set, the engineering output can follow (very Dilbert-ish, I know).

I'm a huge believer in fate and coincidence, call it cosmic unconsciousness or karma or destiny, but my original plan was to fly out tonight. Unfortunately for anyone coming home from a week of vacation, there are half-day long delays at the local airports due to our first real snowfall.

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You are such a lovable. Hal.

Posted by Sin-Yaw Wang on February 22, 2008 at 10:08 AM EST #

[Trackback] Hal said , "once the food intake is set, the engineering output can follow." That really cracked me up. I have always known that foods are such powerful motiviator for engineering behavior, but never put it so poetically like Hal. Long time ago, ...

Posted by Whiteboard infinity on February 24, 2008 at 07:41 AM EST #

[Trackback] Hal 说过 :“食入腹,程序出”。我闻言大笑。一直以来,我都相信食物为工程师的日常工作提供了强大的动力,不过却从未像 Hal 一样说得如此诗意。 许久之前,我打赌输了,于是从 Palo Alto's Michael's Gelato & Cafe 买来了4桶5加仑的果冻冰激淋。带着这些美味,我,第一次也是唯一的一次使用了公司的公共广播系统。喧哗着蜂拥而至的工程师们可真够热闹的。差不多25个年轻工程师用了30分钟消灭掉4桶冰激淋,个个都洋溢着幸福的表情。 每个星期五,Sun 中国工程研...

Posted by Whiteboard Infinity on February 24, 2008 at 07:42 AM EST #

It was great having you here at ERI Hal! Thanks for making time to talk with us today. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here!

Posted by melanie gao on February 28, 2008 at 01:47 AM EST #

Hal, Did you get a t-shirt from the "Dogs Don't" dumpling place? If so, please post a picture of it on your blog!

Posted by Candace on February 28, 2008 at 07:23 AM EST #

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