“Once upon a time, there was a young child who came to America. Raw, naive and full of hope, he fell in love with the country that accepted him and his family as her own. His thirst for knowledge directly led him to the pursuit of life, liberty and inner happiness. Life is short and he believed that there is much to learn. This blog was created so this child can become a responsible citizen that cherishes the free voice that this country has given him.”
Ok, that little abstract might be a little too self-appeasing. Anyways, besides my main academic research interests in computers, robotics, medical devices, theory, and graphics, I tend to get easily distracted in various unrelated interests.
I love investing and economics and trying to put my analytical and engineering side to good use. After many years of investing, I can’t help but think there must be a dependable way to have stable returns every year. Technical analysis is very interesting to me.
I enjoy reading about game theory and probability of decision and random games, analyzing game strategies such as card games and gambling games. For years, people have been trying to come up with optimum strategies for playing any game, but in all of them, the house edge is impossible to overcome.
I also enjoy reading about history and current events. I think it is the best soap opera in existence. The first thing I do in the morning is go through my news websites.
Something I have become really interested in is photography. I own a Nikon D40x with an 18-200mm lens. I will be posting my amateur reviews and pictures in this topic.
Other things I find rather interesting are sociology, religion, politics, Eastern philosophy, health and fitness, and psychology. I’m a huge sports fan and follow almost any sport, and its technical aspects as well. I am a pragmatist that tries to find logic and scientific reasoning behind everything, but I also realize that some things are beyond explanation by mankind and we must be open-minded. I am politically an independent, having supported either or neither party at different times of my life.
A note on my political views – Although my blog has been clearly pro-Obama, I still consider myself an independent. It is because of the past eight years of Republican mess that I have voted Democratic. In 2000, I actually rooted for McCain because I believed he resembled a true maverick going strongly against Bush in the primary. I don’t believe in limiting myself to one party.
This blog is just me trying to make sense of the world. Hope you enjoy it!
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of inner happiness…