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This weekend:

We did a family ride up to the High Bridge on Saturday, which just reopened as a pedestrian and bike crossing between University Heights (Bronx) and Washington Heights (Manhattan).

Today we went to the Queens Museum, and naturally enough went looking for the High Bridge in the New York City Panorama. (It was there. :)

I just now got to thinking: the Panorama was built for the 1964/65 World's Fair. Which predates the High Bridge's 45-year closure. At the time, the original High Bridge ped path was still open.

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Venting steam release in front of the Broadway traffic light. Very NY atmospheric.
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Getting up to some snow construction in Riverside Park slightly before sunset.

We couldn't find a second acorn cap, so read the snowman's expression as a wink.
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Protest appears to be on Bowery now. They were on 6th midafternoonish. I tried to get a Santa broette in the foreground of one shot; it's just so incongruous...
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Do you notice when apparently able-bodied people exit from the front door of an MTA bus rather than the rear?

I'll do it myself sometimes, but only if I've already seen that my stop is empty or there are otherwise extenuating circumstances. (The bus is jam-packed and I'm much closer to the front door, for example.)
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I go with option 2 here, and I try to temper the annoyance by bearing in mind that not all disabilities are readily apparent and I shouldn't assume.
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I'm just amused that there's a segment in Central Park called "Horse Shit Climb", which prompted someone to go into the segment editor to say, effectively, "No, no, no, that's not right. This is 'The REAL Horse Shit Climb".

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Shots taken on my hike yesterday from the top of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Park, to the north, south, east, and west. Also down to the plaque there, and a look back to Wildcat Peak from the paved trail leading back to the parking area. +Ting Chang​: I am taking you this way next time we are all in town. It was astonishing.

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I lived right there in Kensington while I was at Berkeley. Great running trails there too in the valleys. Kid's farm, swimming lake, etc too!!
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Dragon selfie!
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Happy new year !
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Dear +LegalZoom :

You wrote the following in a customer service email from October 22:

"Your Legal Advantage Plus membership has been canceled. We hope you were satisfied with the service and were able to take advantage of all your member benefits."

Oh, you mean the service that I was auto-opted-in to and specifically called to cancel within weeks after using LegalZoom to prepare a will? That I had to call to cancel because, cynically, you offer no online way to cancel it? The service that I have not logged in to once, or that you have even emailed me about once to remind me of its existence? The service that I only noticed was active by reviewing credit card transactions, and tracking them back historically? That I called my credit card company to charge back against you for recent months, and to block any further charges?

No, I was not satisfied with this service. As far as I'm concerned, LegalZoom, your business practices are deceptive, and this service can go die in a tire fire.
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Hi +LegalZoom ,

I will contact you by e-mail with more details about what went wrong in my particular case.

However that's resolved, though, I'm much more interested in the general problem. It appears that many of your customers (not necessarily all, but a significant number) are automatically enrolled in a program with a recurring monthly charge with no easy way to cancel. This is what I have a beef with.

Do you know the scene in Bowling for Columbine where Michael Moore, the director, brings a couple of survivors of the Columbine shootings along to Kmart headquarters to ask for a refund on the bullets still inside their bodies? That wasn't really about getting a refund; that was about changing corporate policy. Not that the magnitude of my victimization is in any way similar, but the same thinking applies here.
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Education
  • Yale University
    BSCS, 1996 - 2000
  • Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    MSCS, 2003 - 2004
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If Ting has made a hotel reservation for us, I go by Mr. Chang
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Software Engineer, Dad, and Bicycle Adventurer
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Software Engineer
Employment
  • Dropbox, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2015 - present
    (note that my start date is imminent - like, 3 days in the future - as of when I made this edit)
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2015
  • Intel
    Contractor, 2003 - 2003
  • Red Hat
    GCC Engineer, 2000 - 2002
  • IBM
    Summer Intern, 1999 - 1999
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New York, NY
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Croton, NY - New Haven, CT - Sunnyvale, CA
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I went here as part of an office outing with colleagues visiting from out of town, knowing that the restaurant had a reputation for being interesting, New York-ey (though not in an actual Chinatown sort of way), and good for groups. Service was fine and the decor is very striking. The food itself -- with the possible exception of Joe Ng's dim sum dishes, though -- does not aim for authentic Chinese flavors. Rather, it takes American/Americanized Chinese Restaurant recipes and executes them in an upscale setting. Generally, execution and ingredients are good, but it's American Chinese food executed reasonably well, and comes across as somewhat subdued overall. When we sat down, a colleague asked me if the restaurant is at all like a P.F. Chang's. I said "no, not really", and I stand by that, but the at the same time the experience isn't totally dissimilar to P.F. Chang's either.
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I grew up in Croton and visit my parents here on a pretty frequent basis. The Black Cow is a quality establishment and something interesting to go to/to do in a town that has a shortage of places to just hang out. Quality of the coffee is generally pretty good (certainly much better than Starbucks, probably not as good as, say, Oren's Daily Roast), atmosphere is good, chances of running into an acquaintance (for townies like me, at least) very good, etc. Full disclosure -- a friend from high school is one of the managers there.
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