Stanford-topia, forever

by daniel on November 10, 2012

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The final days of my time in America have been spent where it started. Four years ago I arrived at Stanford as a bewildered 19 year old, amazed and intimidated by American culture. Returning again to spend a few quiet days before returning to Singapore to join the police has been an opportunity to reflect on the formative years spent here.

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Journey to the Hermit Kingdom: North Korea

November 28, 2011

Took the opportunity to go to North Korea over Thanksgiving break.  My interest in the hermit kingdom had been piqued over the summer: I met a guy in Boston whose parents had escaped in the mid-80s, and listened to their …

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Changing Majors: 2 years on

September 5, 2011

In a blink of an eye, 2 years have passed since I made the decision to switch out of Economics as a major. Since then, it has been a long path that has seen me unofficially switch majors 7 …

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Poster Design

May 22, 2011

Thought I should upload this. It won the best poster award, for our CS147 class on Human Computer Interaction.

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A/B Test your Resume

March 6, 2011

This summer represents the first time I’ll have to look for a job, after spending 2 summers with the Police. The internship search process has been an eye-opener, especially to someone whose only experience being evaluated was through the scholarship …

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Fixing the WordPress Pharma Hack (Embedded Links Variant)

March 3, 2011

I’ve just spent the last 9 hours recovering this blog from the Pharma hack. I was hit by a far more vicious variant- instead of just making the results visible to search engines, it embedded Viagra and Cialis links in every

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Designing for Extreme Affordability

February 20, 2011


Driptech: A case of design for extreme affordability

Designing for extreme affordability brought Banny Banerjee of the Stanford Design School, Krista Donaldson of D.Rev, and Peter Frykman of Driptech in one panel. I had heard Peter speak years earlier as …

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SAID Conference: Communication Technologies

February 20, 2011

Attended the Stanford Association for International Development’s (SAID) conference yesterday. I had joined SAID earlier in the year and helped out with the conference website, and it was great seeing the conference bring together speakers and people interested in development …

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Amateur Anthropology: American Football

February 6, 2011


Source: AP

I’ve been following American football since coming to the US, having read about it in Singapore, and playing flag football (a non contact version of football) with my friends. Stanford’s amazing prowess at football this year, where …

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Idea: University of the World

December 31, 2010

(This is the first idea that I’m posting, as part of my new approach to ideas. Please take this idea if it’s good, or call bullshit if I’m wrong!)


The working world- what next? (Source: SFC)

I met …

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