Saturday, July 17, 2004

Friday, July 16, 2004


Job Hunt Update

I've been very busy job-hunting this week. Aside from further resume tweaking, sending out scads of letters, scouring the job-sites and networking, I've also been preparing and updating my list of references.
I've been contacting all my former employers and many co-workers to let them know that I am searching, to affirm that I can expect an excellent reference and to alert them that they should expect reference inquiries as my job-search progresses. It feels good to get in touch with people I've not seen or spoken to for many years and it is certainly very gratifying to know that I can count on them.
I consider myself to be very lucky indeed to have had such an interesting life and a career that has allowed me to learn so much, work with so many fascinating people and travel the world. And it ain't over yet!
Still can't get a handle on the whereabouts or contact information for Norman Fong, who I worked with at FWB. Anybody out there know where Norman Fong is or how to get in touch with him?
The market does seem to be a bit more lively than it was 2 years ago before I set out on my travels in southest Asia, but there is still that lingering sense of conservatism and misplaced values. So many companies are looking to only hire people who attended "top-tier" schools or who have had extensive experience working for their direct competitors. Too bad for them! And so many job-listings written in inscrutable MBA-speak.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

I'm famous

Yeah! Its about time someone else finally posted some photos of me.

Of course, I went to a famous University to study Philosophy. This article details how the University of Pittsburgh deliberately built up its Philosophy department to be one of the very few best in the the country.


Wednesday, July 14, 2004

World gone wrong

These guys are brilliant. I've often thought that the angrier you get at Bush and Co., the more power you accede to them.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, whoever you are... YOU ARE UNDER SURVEILANCE

Because you are a potential criminal, perhaps you secretly doubt the sanctity of corporate property, or the validity of laws made by the rich to govern the poor, or the soundness of capitalism itself - We can't afford to assume you don't. That's why there are video cameras pointed at every cashier and police cars circling every block. Left to itself, a state of disorder and inequity returns to equilibrium. Our job is to perpetuate this one indefinitely. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - in suspicion we trust.

Politics is a joke in this country. The level of public political discourse is at an all-time low.

What a pathetic mess.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Mirror Mirror

Wow! 3 of my recent photos have been accepted for inclusion in The Mirror Project. You can see them here, here and here.

I'm still pulling together various portfolios and hope to soon make a submission to
28mm, an online photography magazine.

I've got LOTS of photos where I appear in some reflective surface, so I'll be making more submissions periodically to The Mirror Project. Fun!

Sunday, July 11, 2004

A day of rest

Gorgeous day today here in SF. Had dim sum with Pauline, shot 500 photos and visited Sophie Mae Berman.

Here's today's favorite photo:

And here are a couple more nice shots from today's excursion.