AIDS/LifeCycle 2022

Pre-ride AIDS/LifeCycle is a charity cycling event organized by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Los Angeles LGBTQ center. Thousands of riders come together to ride 535mi/860km from San Francisco to Los Angeles. My friend Tyler did this a few years ago, and his travel blogs from that event got me intrigued. I wondered what an…

AIDS/LifeCycle training ride

This summer I signed up to ride my bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise awareness to AIDS. I’ve been riding a lot as training toward the trip. Generally ~1000km/650mi per month in 2022. This weekend was a key milestone in that effort. Day 1: Official training ride Saturday was an officially organized…

Gitlab DevSecOps global survey 2021

This might be a bit of an old news, but the other day I saw that Gitlab issued a “DevSecOps landscape” survey. So I decided to take a look.

Making your CI/CD 10x faster

I came across the following post today on Twitter: What was interesting was the reaction. It really shows the big diversity in the kind of software development we are involved in, and how people seem to be unaware of it! At one end of the spectrum is people whose CI time can be measured in…

I’m supporting AIDS Life/Cycle

I signed up to ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles this summer, and I need your help. This is an annual charity fundraising ride for SF AIDS foundation and LA LGBT center. Since 1993, this event has been raising awareness to AIDS and people who were lost to it. I’ll be riding 545mi/877km over…

Jan cycling update

I rode a lot in January. I traveled 1,400km/870mi and climbed 10,000m/33,000ft. That’s 45km/29mi and 333m/1100ft every day, which is crazy. Perhaps it was because Dec was rainy and I had to stay indoor too much. Maybe because the temperature is getting warmer and comfortable. Or maybe it’s just because my app is giving me…

2021 in review: Model making

Another one of my pandemic hobbies is model making. In 2021, I completed 14 models, all of which you can see on my Flickr. I also post most of them to Reddit to seek encouragements. I mostly do airplanes and cars. I like their aerodynamic shapes, and I like painting them in bright brilliant colors….

2021 in review: Launchable

On weekdays, except for cycling, I’m spending most of my waking hours working. I’m an early riser, I work from home, and my team is basically 8 hours behind me which means meetings tend to be in the evening. With that combination, a long working hours become somewhat inevitable. The crew is getting larger, the…

2021 in review: Cycling

I started riding in 2020 May but it was 2021 that I got really into it. In 2020 I used to ride about 35 miles / 50km a week, which probably sounds like a lot already for normal people :-), but in 2021 it started going up. I bought a road bike in April, had…

2021 in review: Watercolor

I’ve been painting with watercolors since this summer. I fell from my bike, injured my ankle, and I couldn’t ride for about 6 weeks, so I had to find something else that lets me get out of my house. I eventually settled into a routine of sort. Small 5.5″x8.5″ paper. My daughter’s left over watercolor…

Governance of open-source projects

One of my colleagues have tweeted about how open-source projects are individually unique and therefore individuals who seek to participate in such projects should focus on learning about their projects, as opposed to focusing on the “how to participate in open-source” kind of generic statement. It’s like the difference between knowing individuals vs a labeled…