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  • Hyomini 12:35 am on March 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    먹고 마시고 자고 라는 거죠 

    이하 25일, 3월 추가된 내용

    http://www.tranquiltimescottage.com/

    Tranquil Times Cottage
    25 Innes Place
    Woodstock On
    N4S 8N1

    $700 Rent + $300 Security deposit

    Each person makes following cheques payable to: Margaret Sweeney

    And Post date it as March 31, 2008 (payment required 30 day prior-to vacation day)

    Put the notes for the First cheque as: Cottage Rental

    Put the notes for the Second cheque as: Security Deposit

    Everyone except 준형:

    First cheque with amount: $700 * 3/20 = $105

    Second cheque with amount: $300 * 3/20 = $45

    준형만 (since he’s coming late and will be staying for 2 nights): 

    First cheque with amount: $700 * 2/20 = $70

    Second cheque with amount: $300 * 2/20 = $30

    Gather all cheques to ME as I’ll have to send all of them through FedEx.

    See website for more details.

    Steps to rent:

    1) Fax in two sheets: Account info sheet, Request to arrival sheet, ASAP

    2) Wait for replies from Office.

    3) Mail in cheques: $1000 altogether.

    4) Payment required 30 days prior to check-in

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    *****예상 인원 7명*****
    이하 택스 추가 전 가격

    라면: (대략 25불)

    • 예상 끼니 횟수: 2끼
    • 박스당 20개 (끼니마다 대략 반박스?)
    • 예상 소비: 1.5박스 또는 25~30개 정도

     
    고기 (갈비/등심/돼지고기): (대략 80불)

    • 예상 끼니 횟수: 1.5~2끼?
    • 2LB (대략 2인분, 끼니마다 6~8LB?)
    • 예상 소비: 대략 14LB 정도

    고기 (바베큐/빵): (대략 50불)

    • 예상 끼니 횟수: 1.5~2끼?
    • 바베큐 종류 하나당 빵 하나
    • 끼니마다 1인당 햄버거1, 핫도그2? (햄버거7, 핫도그14)
    • 예상 소비: 햄버거10 (+빵10), 핫도그20 (+빵20)

    과자:

    • 추측 불가능 -_-;
    • 취향대로?

    햇반: (대략 35불)

    • 예상 끼니 횟수: 2~3끼?
    • 박스당 12개
    • 예상 소비: 1.5박스 정도 또는 18개

    야채: (40불)

    • 감자, 당근 등등
    • 술안주 거리 (샐러리 등등)
    • 블루 치즈!
    • 콩나물

    기타 재료: (40불)

    • 국 재료

    기타 먹을 것: (대략 30불)

    • 인스턴트 국 종류 (해장국, 미역국, 복어국 외)
    • 취향대로?
    • 예상 소비: 10팩?

    술: (대략 250불)

    • 맥주/양주/소주
    • 대략 한번 마실때 마다, 맥주 24캔 한박스 + 양주/소주
    • 한번에 80불씩?

    ==========================
    첫날
    ==========================
    4/30 Afternoon

    • 라면

    4/30 Evening/Night

    • 술/바베큐

    ==========================
    둘째날
    ==========================
    5/1 Morning

    • 일어난 사람만 알아서 -_-;
    • 인스턴트국/햇반/바베큐 남은거?

    5/1 Aftermoon

    • 콩나물 국? (아무 국 종류)

    5/1 Evening

    • 갈비/등심

    5/1 Night

    • 술/과자/라면

    ==========================
    셋째날
    ==========================
    5/2 Morning/Afternoon

    • 카레, 바베큐

    5/2 Evening/Night

    • 술/과자/라면/바베큐/갈비/등심
    • 음식 남은 거 대충

    ==========================
    마지막 날
    ==========================
    5/3 Morning/Afternoon

    • Check-out 전까지 남은 음식 처리
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  • Hyomini 10:35 pm on September 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Career Fair 2007 @ Mac – Postscript 1 

    So… I actually made it to the Career Fair today: venturing around when it started was quite pleasant as I didn’t have to deal with competitions of getting company reps’ attentions. 🙂

    Companies I’ve talked to are: Microsoft, Telus, Silicon Knights, Thales, Evertz, and Softchoice. Latter two companies aren’t really in my area of interests, but the end products and services they do sound quite interesting. Anyway, despite my boldness, 😛 I wasn’t able to grab numbers. By numbers, I mean starting salary figures.

    Most companies or should I say, all companies loosely use the term, ‘competitive wage.’ What does that really mean? Nothing, at least to me, nothing at all. Perhaps they are being defensive and try to keep their management style hidden from outside. Well it is business, and business means money. They probably want to pay as low as possible, but at the same time fish out as much talents as possible.

    If I ever have to, I’ll try to extend some thoughts with further details later on, but for now, I’ll summarize some of my thoughts mainly in point forms.

    First of all, good things about Career Fair today in general,

    • was held in the newly built building, David Braley Athletic Centre so everything was laid out in a very clean manner
    • list of companies participaing at the fair and associated maps to indicate their booths/tables were quite nice as well
    • in general wherever it’s held, Career Fair itself is quite useful in terms of meeting reps from numerous companies

    Now the downside of today’s fair,

    • I really don’t know in what ways they decide to put companies. They weren’t sectioned clearly. It might have been much nicer if companies from similar fields are grouped together so that students would have better chances of meeting more people and perhaps get to know some companies students weren’t aware of initially.
    • the schedule in my opinion makes it worse. Though fair was held for 5 hours (which indeed is long enough), but it was only sufficient to those who do not have straight classes. For example, most if not all, students from Software Engineering have straight classes from 11:30 to 4:30. This makes most of us very hard to attend the fair, if not impossible.
    • sadly, there weren’t that many software companies participating the fair. I was kind of hoping to see more companies from IT fields, and perhaps looked forward to seeing RIM coming over as well. Too bad the fair couldn’t attract more companies.

    Moving on to the impressions I’ve had upon meeting reps from each companies I dropped by, I’ll talk in the order of: Microsoft, Telus, Silicon Knights, Thales, Evertz, and Softchoice.

    First off, Microsoft (US) seems to be quite active about collecting students’ resumes. Good thing I printed out handful copies of resumes before I came in. Some of the good points were:

    • they, at least the person I’ve talked to, were quite keen on asking various questions about students’ experiences, skills and etc. Perhaps they were trying to gather students with talents as early as possible; not that I was the one. 😛
    • I had a pleasant talk with her as she didn’t hesitate to answer most of my questions AS MUCH AS possible.
    • Microsoft in general is quite well known to pay good money to employees and what they do is just humongous as they cover, quite literally, a lot of areas: hardware, software, services and etc.

    What I found awkward were:

    • because MS is too big, 3~4 reps cannot possibly cover every single areas in an extensive manner. They could still show me the overview and general practices MS does, but it was very hard for me to ask area/field specific questions. Or maybe I was just too busy trying to meet my schedule and didn’t have enough time to ask questions.
    • simply put, I just wish I had more time/chances to ask many other questions I had. I really wonder about hardware divisions like Zune or Xbox, but never had chances to ask about those.

    Well, Telus… I tried to be nice to them or him specifically since he had nothing to do with the bad customer experience I’ve had with them. 😛 Telus was the only wireless company came to the fair. I wonder why neither Rogers nor Bell decided to come at all. I don’t have much to talk about Telus. The discussion with the rep wasn’t too impressive either anyway. Over the year of co-op experience at RIM, I knew what wireless companies were really onto: if I had choices, Telus wouldn’t be one of my top choices, but rather would have gone with RIM.

    Now… Silicon Knights. I should admit I loved talking to them. It might have been because they were Video game company, or maybe because the discussions were pretty interesting. The lead programmer I talked was very enthuasistic about explaing what they do. I’ve left them my resume; though I lack skills and experience with C++ programming, but well I just felt like I had to give them my resume. I really appreciate the discussions I’ve had.

    Some of the good points were:

    • video game industry. What more do I need to say? By itself, it’s already interesting. 😀 Making the games, playing the games and selling the games you’ve made. It’s one of those ‘dreams come true.’
    • dynamic. Stable jobs are good, but I would never want to have a dull job where all you do is repetitive tasks and nothing much new. Video game industry on the other hand is known to be very dynamic and competitive. I like challenges and working for video game company might satisfy me quite a lot.
    • Though not market dominant, they are making games for XBOX360, which I liked quite a lot. Wish I didn’t have to sell the console. Oh well.
    • Free T-shirt! Too bad it was large size tho. 😦

    Some down sides were:

    • poor schedule. Yes, this was not their fault, but too bad most software engineering (& game design) students had to miss the opportunites due to conflicting schedules. In general, its table/booth should have attracted quite numerous students, but well.
    • a bit of poor presentation. Mind you, the poster they set it up was actually great. The sword on a black background looked pretty cool (and this definitely caught my eyes). However, they would have sold themselves much better by emphasizing the fact that they are ‘video game’ producers. Something about emphasizing some words like dynamic, thrill, excitement and etc might have helped if they have chosen to put such words around their booth/table.
    • Mints… they are so so. But they were given free so I won’t complain much. 😛

    I can probably go on and on, but it will make this note too lengthy. I’ll try to post rest of thoughts as time permits later on.

     
  • Hyomini 6:22 pm on September 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Career Fair 2007 @ Mac 

    Next week on Thursday, September 20th, there’s a career fair held on the campus. YES, THURSDAY between 10:00AM to 3:00PM!! on which I have classes from 11:30AM to 4:30PM. *sigh*

    Well what’s the problem? I just don’t feel like wearing suit all day: I can only assume the dress code might have to be somewhat formal to impress reps. from various companies. I don’t have any issues against wearing suits. It’s just that I’d have to go straight to classes after attending the fair in suits!

    I probably will go anyway to gather some more information about how other companies treat QA/SV&V positions. I’ll have to prepare a list of questions though.

    School has prepared some pages with useful information:

    http://careers.mcmaster.ca/events/career-fair/cf-2007/career-fair-2007

    http://careers.mcmaster.ca/events/career-fair/cf-2007/student-guide-making-the-most-of-career-fair-2007

    Also, notable companies (with grad recruitment) attending fair:

    Interestingly enough, Research In Motion isn’t coming to the fair. I wonder how everything is going back there now. 🙂

     
  • Hyomini 12:44 pm on August 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Bioshock: welcome to rapture 

    OK. I really really want to play this game now. Perhaps this might become one more legit game I’d own.

    However, I do have a concern if my computer (laptop) could handle the game smooth enough. I guess I could run the check up eventually from: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest If my computer can handle this game, then the game’s mine! 😀

     
  • Hyomini 7:48 pm on August 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Thank you for choosing; you’re welcome? 

    Personally, I do not care if someone thanks me for using certain product, especially those free of charge. I just think it’s funny to be thanked for using something that doesn’t cost me a dime. Shouldn’t I or in general the user itself thank the provider who’s graceful enough to provide such service for free?

    Or are they, in this case online services, really free at all?

    Certainly, I do reckon most of online services are not technically free. For a start, users have agreed to (despite whether people actually read entire TOS or not) view ads displayed. That is how most meta services generate revenues from anyway. Ads are exposed to users, and eventually lead to clicks. I don’t have the exact number, but surely online ad market is just so huge though Google is pretty dominant: and Microsoft and Yahoo obviously are not really happy about that, are they? 😀

    Then what about those ad-free services?

    Yes, what about those ad-free services anyway? Aren’t they nuts to give out fantastic services away just like that without any ads whatsoever? Well to me, nothing really is free. Whatever user produces through the service subscribed to, they are partially owned by the providers as well. Well I should be very careful about the word, “own,” but legally (as TOS suggests most of time) providers have rights or privileges to use the contents users create. Of course this really isn’t anything to worry about if you’re a casual end user; but if you’re rather a person who needs to generate profit from the contents you’ve created, then I assume it’s best to keep them just to yourself.

    In a way, providers have every reason to thank users for choosing their services. They, providers, give you the tools and an opportunity to be creative. If you are successful in generating relatively useful contents, they will love you ever more; if you on the other hand cannot meet their standards, then you are on your own about evading troubles you might have provoked. “When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing” is pretty much how you are treated.

    Well, that still doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate great services you are served with. Although I decided to move on, I appreciated and still appreciate the awesome blogging space Tistory.com provided me. Same goes to WordPress.com. I can see WordPress.com appreciates me for using their services, and I thank them as well. Let’s just hope things won’t go too wild so that they’d have to let me go. 😛

    Nowadays, it’s so easy to find “free-of-charge” services, but at the same time it is much harder to find “good” services you’ve once had or dreamed about. I sometimes don’t even know if I should really thank such providers for the services that lack quite too much. Is it I who should set the standard or the industry?

     
  • Hyomini 2:10 am on August 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Back to WordPress 

    I’m BACK! 😀 Well, technically I was never gone, but rather away for a short time. Regardless, I’m back on WordPress again to have yet another fresh start.

    This blog, I hope, is going to be used as a place where I’d shout out my voice. As the title of the blog suggests, main topics are likely tech. related. I’m not sure how many more blogs I’ll end up opening; but I’ll try to keep everything simple. As you can see I’ve tried choosing the simplest skin possible. 🙂

    Let’s just see how far I can push: I just hope I won’t make too many silly spelling/grammar mistakes. 😛 Wish me luck!

     
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