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    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    IT role trending 软件行业的职位收入趋势

    一直洋洋得意觉得自己收入不错。和一群一起寄宿的小年轻聊天,顺道广告我们公司的中级Java developer 空缺,年薪 100k~110k。
    当他们获知这样的工资,没有额外福利奖金期权;马上一脸茫然,表示毫无兴趣。

    其中一个小哥说了一席话,感觉自己太失落。初级十三万,中级十八万,高级三十万。他刚刚从硅谷搬到西雅图微软,数据来自他的朋友圈,大多在西雅图一流软件公司。听完后 我备受打击。

    - 消息准确吗? 

    以前20年,总认为自己走在前面。突然发现自己落后太多,备受打击。 是绝望,还是希望? 赶紧修正方向。


    附录,一些朋友的反馈:

    坛主:人和人不能比,下次聚餐告诉你一些真实的人生故事。比这工资差距大得多的多。走自己的路,enjoy 你自己的life.


    长枪会长:对 人不能跟别人比 只能跟自己比 有的人选择事业 有的人选择家庭 有的人选择悠闲 只要自己尽力了就好 。
    你走遍五湖四海 也有多少人羡慕呢 包括我。
    我被lay off 的时候才觉得自己失败呢 后来不也挺过来了 很多事要经历之后才明白。
    生活不仅是眼前的苟且 还有未来很多年的苟且。
    
    

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Looking for renting a room in Seattle/Bellevue

    Hi There,

    How are you doing?

    I'm looking for a room to rent in Seattle.
    Hope it takes less than 30 minutes drive to Seattle downtown in rush hour, quiet and lot's of trees. 

    E.g.: Mercer island, Factoria/Bellevue, Magnolia, Interbay, Ballard, Bainbridge Island.

    Myself:
    -=-
    42 years Computer Database Engineer.
    I just started a new job in Seattle downtown 3 months ago,

    I'd like to have a quiet place, so I can read and learn every night.
    love hiking, swimming and soccer.

    My home is in Canada, I usually go back home every weekend.

    Never drink or smoke.

    My linkedin profile: 

    AirBnb review,
    =-=

    Could I have your detail address? Can I have a look at your room?

    My contact:  Good.GoodWish at gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Charlie

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    一个 Development Manager 的自我修养

    采访两个 Software Developer Manager, 做了一些笔记,供给日后学习和提升.


    " Lead, but not manage. "


    部门协调

    Clearly set objectives and expectations.
    取舍。 do, cut, trade off.
    or put to backlog, or late delivery.

    Partner.
    - Treat Product Manager/BA/QA/OPS as partner
    - Set priority and plan.
    - Think Win/Win

    任务安排

    Function spec,
    Break down to use cases,

    Star team member: architect design, key function development.
    intermediate: common functions
    Junior: simple duplicate work, support work, learn system.

    Grow team

    Make team member happy, then proactive and motivate from inside out.
    - Service
    - Enable

    Teach or set the goal and measurable outcome.
     ( No micro management.  )
    - Review the progress and help on problems.
    - Code review and learn.

    - See the specialty strong point, and adapt to it.
    -- Talkative ,做沟通协调的活
    -- Quiet,给出具体目标,定期检查进度,尽量少打扰。

    Performance Review
    - monthly review task completion progress, lunch break talk,
    - Reward outstanding key members
    - Encourage the rest.

    Hiring
    - what do we want to have? to fit into the team.
    - passion
    - looking for potential.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    To be a full stack developer

    Oracle 数据库市场日渐狭窄。 $60/小时 成了市场标准,而且每况愈下。 这个技能越来越不好卖。
    雇主只顾捡便宜货,伯乐难求。

    开吻说了,搞IT,要走在技术趋势的前面,才能长盛不衰。
    开吻就是渐悟加顿悟,从困境中走出来的。以前在偏僻的小岛 长期用C++做一个安装工具,倍感冷清和落后。如今快速冲刺,成为全栈工程师的先驱,跑着硅谷的前面。
    (先驱: 本义指马车中前面的一匹奔跑的马,引申指在思想上和行为上走在前端的人。)


    那么什么是全栈工程师呢? 我个人喜欢下面这些解释:

    a genuine interest in all software technology. (对所有的软件技术抱有一种真挚的兴趣)。

    full stack developer (FSD) 其实没有什么硬性的门槛,需要的是解决任何问题的能力和意愿。你要做到的就是不固步自封在一个领域。遇到问题,就去研究,
    不因为问题不在你的 comfort zone 就放弃或者推给别人。即使一开始的解决方案很笨拙也无所谓,just learn whatever it takes to make it work.
    比如说我要做一个网站,我有一些东西没碰过,但我有足够的兴趣和动力去搞个八九不离十。(这里自学能力很重要,有好的mentor也会帮助很大)
    当你经历过一次这个过程以后,你就会有信心去弄明白更复杂的东西,在之前的基础上进一步去消化、改进、学更多的东西。
    学的东西用来解决或是改进实际遇到的问题,由实际问题驱动.

    ~ 作者:尤雨溪
    ~ 链接:https://www.zhihu.com/question/22420900/answer/21457250

    他们学习技能和知识,不是为了成为某个领域的专家;而是因为那些 是完成自己目标所需要的.  ~顾鹏


    ~ 第一版草稿.  25-Feb-2016.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Better than t-mobile

    For last 2 years, I only know T-Mobile is affordable. Now we have some better choice.

    If you decided to go to Ultra Mobile, I strongly suggest you to go EZKonnect and get either 6 month or 12 month.  If you get 6 month, it’s like $21/month.  If you get 12 month, it’s like $19/month.

    If you pay month by month, it’s $29 plus they charge some $1 and some other charge every month, the total is $31/month.  If you pay 6 month or 12 month, they only charge that $1 once.  It’s quite a bit saving.

    Also just for your information, I bought a moto e phone (spring locked) from Bestbuy for $29.99 + tax, and got the Walter Hagen plan from https://ringplus.net/.  It’s unlimited call, text and 1G LTE data for free.  You only need to top-up $20 one time and make sure not exceeding that data limit.  I got it for my daughter.


    Enjoy,

    Charlie 木匠.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    一封家书,关于邪恶的美帝国. American fear The middle kingdom

    老爸的家书:

        今天读报,又一个叫许家强的华人工程师遭美国“钓鱼执法”,记得早前天津大学一教授如法遭难。北京一经常处理中美商业诉讼案件的律师董纯钢说,起诉中国人,首先对于美国来说是“政治正确”的,由上至下各个部门也都很支持。因为从民事上告,可以从中国人身上拿到钱,从刑事上告,又可以限制中方的产业结构升级和转移。二三十年前,日本、韩国公司也曾遇到过这种情况。他提醒说,既然无法回避这样的事实,那么中国一些从业者就更应洁身自好,以免陷入诉讼之争。
        我大段引述报上所载,是因为你现在美国打工,联想到安全为要。我过去常想一件事,就是美国是西方国家之最,民主、自由、博爱、平等是他们的价值观,国内法律齐备,这些在本国以内可畅行其道。如若搬到世界上,在国与国之间,那就反其道了。这就是矛盾,大大的矛盾!我也意识到,国与国之间与人与人之间的关系的相处是一个道理。我最近看到比较权威的一家报纸说,国际间国家都是势利国,如同人都是势利眼一般。大概我的意识不太离谱啦。

    我的回复:

    完全正确。美帝国主义是邪恶的。
    坚持独立思考和批判性思维。

    目前就业环境还是美国最好,但同时我们要保持冷静和时刻警惕。革命尚未成功,任重而道远。

    还好美国有了川普( Donald Trump ),虽然违背“政治正确”,但却会带来实实在在的好结果。因此推荐华人选民投他一票。

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    一些扯淡的职业中介 debunk job agent

    鄙人:I talked to some friends work at RTP, they said these Java jobs salary is not attractive, no one is interested  ^O^. Is there some bonus and stocks besides base salary?

    猎头: There are bonuses offered with these base salaries.  While they might not be the highest paying job opportunities they offer working with Big Data (Hadoop) and other skills that could propel someone moving forward.  We also have other Sr. Developer positions.

    鄙人一针见血: I don't think the employer just want to train the employees and then let them go, to get a better compensation job. Ha~ha.

    猎头自己打圆场: Haha understood Charlie.  Thanks for checking with your network though.