Letting Go of Things

January 26th, 2015

Materialistic attachment is a silly feeling we get the moment we’re about to lose something we invested time or money into. But if we stop for a moment and ask ourselves what really matters in the universe, then reality settles in. As long as we are in good health, have some friends and family and are not starving, things are going to be OK. Everything else is just extra. Next time your car breaks down or your phone stops working, […]

The Path of Least Resistance

December 19th, 2014

How do you describe something beautiful? In nature, art, design, music, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, something beautiful simply flows. Whether it’s a concept, an artistic expression, a practical implementation or an elegant solution. A beautiful flow is achieved by means of finding a path of least resistance. This is going to be very abstract for some readers, but try to follow my thoughts: Flow is in nature A river finds its way from the mountains to the sea by going around things in its […]

What society needs is more free time

August 9th, 2014

We go to school for 12 years, then we go to college for another 4 to 8 years. We are already in our mid-20s by the time we can become a productive member of society. On average we die at age 80. We spend almost 1/3 of our life just getting ready, doing nothing but homework. How are we going to spend the rest? We can do what society wants, get a nice paying job, get our 2 weeks of paid vacation a year, buy some expensive toys (we’re making […]

Living with less == Living with more

June 25th, 2014

You might have heard the saying: “Enjoy the little things in life!”. This is a passive thought. The fact that you should enjoy things that are small in your life implies that your life already contains such moments, that they may be rare, that you should be on a hunt for them. You might be at the point in your life where all such moments have vanished, caught by the rules and expectations of a heavily industrialized society. I would […]

Funniest Electronics Quiz

December 15th, 2012

This was my Thanksgiving take home quiz for my electronics class. My professor sure has a sense of humor.

Limitations of mobile devices

September 12th, 2012

I have been busy designing a new application for Glassomium. I’m not sure of how I’m going to call it, but it’s going to work as follow: A user places his/her phone on the table. The table recognizes the phone, confirms the identity of the person. A menu pops out, providing the user with the ability to pull out pictures, videos, contact information and a business card. The menu responds to movements of the phone on the table. Other users […]

My interview experience with Amazon

May 2nd, 2012

I’m not a person that gives up easily. Soon after my interview experience with Microsoft I applied for a position in software development at Amazon and my resume was able to catch the attention of the people from HR. My first phone interview happened sometimes in December 2011. The usual technical questions that you would expect from big technology companies, given a problem go through the solution, do complexity analysis, write the code. I don’t actually remember how I did […]

Where do babies come from?

December 27th, 2011

Great explanation.

Are we teaching math the wrong way?

December 13th, 2011

I’m hoping somebody will comment on this post to help me understand why math is taught the way it is and start a constructive discussion on the matter. So, here’s how I have been taught math from 1st grade all the way up to college: You learn the basics of whatever part of math you are studying (theorems, formulas, basic algebra, etc.) You solve hundreds of exercises to strengthen your skills on the part you’ve learned the basics of. This […]

My interview experience with Microsoft

December 8th, 2011

On early October of this year I submitted my resume to the Microsoft University Careers website. After a few weeks I received an e-mail from a Microsoft representative to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was quite brief (a little more than half an hour). The person on the phone seemed very nice and asked me a series of questions that sounded a little absurd, but I guess they are useful to them to figure out how you think. […]