San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

It’s that time of year again, and it was a very wet one. Why couldn’t they have the parade in March like last year? And because of the rain, I didn’t get to see many costumes or even floats with people on it before the parade started. Miss Chinatown didn’t even come out yet by the time we started the parade! And for the second year in a row, I missed the Miss Chinatown pageant. Someone from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce really needs to get me invited to that event. Anyway, here are a few pictures I took at the parade.


The rest of my pictures can be found on flickr.

Toll Brothers Chinese New Year Event

I am not sure how many years the Toll Brothers have done a Chinese New Year event, but this was my first time going. Between today and tomorrow, many of the Toll Brothers communities have cooking demonstrations, lion dancing, and of course open houses to view.

Now who was the one that said McMansions are dead? This house has an incredible view of the valley and is still on the market… for a few million I’m sure.

The rest of my pictures are on flickr.

My Year-End Report Card: B-

As the year end, I like to reflect on what I accomplished this year. 2007 was a great year for me, and I would like to give a big thanks to all that supported me in my ventures.

Here are some of my highlights of the year:

  • Covered 21 events – Many of them as press.
  • Launched another startup.
  • Several pictures I took were used in 2 magazines.
  • Traveled to different 13 places – 12 in the United States and 1 in Canada.
  • Utilized an index card system for achievable tasks list, and daily to-dos.
  • Created several 0day exploits.

And for the next year, I hope to post more on information addiction / overload and my security research findings.