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Air speed: 527mph

Posting while traveling 527mph, at 37,740 feet. En route from Boston to San Francisco, and diggin’ the fairly fast in-flight wireless internet access on Virgin America. With Linux-powered in-flight entertainment system, funky Miami-night-club mood lighting, purple plexi-glass cabin dividers, on-screen food ordering, I could really get used to this. Must …

Random thoughts from Korea

I’ve been here for about a month, working, living, and generally absorbing as much of Korea as I can. Here are a few random observations that I’ve noted. And yes, they generalize a lot about an entire culture. Think of it as an outsider’s snapshot of Korea. Smoking seems to …

International Superstar

Once again, my family has made the trek from home (Boston) to Seoul, Korea. For those that might care, I will be a visiting professor at Yonsei University this summer, teaching a version of the Olin Principles of Engineering course. I’ll write more about that experience as it unfolds. Anyways…Carter, …

Updates from the land of broadband, part 2

Just some quick notes (and sorry for the super-long posts recently — I gots time on my hands). Korea is: Fast broadband, and without filters! I can now torrent all those legal HD movie trailers I’ve been aching to see! Awesome because of DMB — Digital Multimedia Broadcasting. I watched …

Updates from the land of broadband

After secretly skimming Planet Olin (really, I just skim) and reading all the “road-tripping home”, “packing”, “unpacking”, “graduation”, “life after Olin” posts, I realized that I hadn’t posted anything lately. Ah, such is life. So, just like so many students, after Olin’s graduation, my family packed up and blazed out …