Sunday, September 28, 2008

flight aa269

4:20 boarding begins
4:50 depart gate
6:20 cannot proceed because the plane ahead of us possibly blew soMe
debris into our engines
6:35 heading back to gate
7:00 wait for equipment to be moved at the gate
7:10 arrive at the gate
7:55 cleared to leave
8:13 push back from gate
9:05 takeoff!
11:00 scheduled arrival in SEA
2:30 touchdown in Seattle
2:35 at the gate!

Only a little over 10 hours for a direct flight.

is there asphalt in the engine???

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

company match

Rocking the company match for the first time.  Funny because I'm giving to a cause my ex is supporting.  It would have happened sooner if Outlook didn't dump the reminder e-mail I sent myself into the spam folder.  It seems like it does that a lot.

And if you're curious or if you're in a generous mood:

It's for the kids!

Friday, September 19, 2008

in bed!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

nice ride

Monday, September 15, 2008

leaving work "late"

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

wifi on the bus

I'm trying wifi on the bus home for the first time. It works, but it's
a bit slow. I'm downloading this song from iTunes right now and it's
going at about 6kBps. Oh well, what else would I be doing here on the
bus? Maybe I'll do some web browsing and see how many times safari
crashes on the iPhone. Wish me luck.

idiot mba candidate

From: Ip, Paul
Sent: Wed 09/10/2008 12:40 PM
To: Idiot MBA Candidate
Subject: RE: Tech Product Management at yale

I've been doing well. Thanks for the followup three months later. I was wondering whether you were ever going to get back to me.

Since you prefer to do the complete impersonal style of the Google Forms Informational Interview, I would advise you to also try the Google Search Information Interview. I sure you can find a wealth of information about Product Management online. It also requires less personal interaction and followup, which appears to be what you're looking for anyway.

Seriously... what response do you expect to recieve after claiming to "really really appreciate" it if I could give you a few minutes, then not even sending back an e-mail after I respond within 24 hours saying that you can call me whenever you want with your questions.

Paul Ip


From: Idiot MBA Candidate
Sent: Tue 09/09/2008 11:26 PM
To: Ip, Paul
Subject: Re: Tech Product Management at yale

Hey Paul,

How have you been doing ? Hopefully you're settled down and enjoying MS.

If you have some time, it would help a lot if you could answer some product management questions for me. (I'll be sending out the questions in another email using google forms)

- Idiot MBA Candidate

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 10:11 PM, Paul Ip wrote:

Sure thing. I'm in Seattle this week looking for apartments, so just give me a call whenever. Chances are I'll just be walking around somewhere in the city.

Paul Ip

Class of 2008
Yale School of Management

On Jun 7, 2008, at 10:31 PM, "Idiot MBA Candidate" wrote:

Hello Paul,
I recently came across your profile on the yale message boards and as some one keen on following a very similar career track, I would really really appreciate it if you could give me a few minutes to talk about yale and how it is in general for product management.

Cheers !
-- Idiot MBA Candidate

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


So coming to Seattle to work full time, I knew that some things would
be different from last year. Some things would change for the better,
some for worse, and some would just change...

As always, I love optimizing my modes of transportation. I've been
rocking the bus pass at least five times a week whereas I used it
twice all of last summer. Not surprisingly, I'm also driving a lot
less. I think I've put on less than 2,000 miles since I arrived here
in Seattle and most of that was in the first two weeks when I was
driving to IKEA every day. Nowadays I use my car only once or twice a
week. Not bad.

I also got a bike Saturday. It's something I should have done last
year with the intern bike money. So far I've already biked to REI and
hit up downtown twice. The ride back up to my place sucks (I live 500'
up from downtown), but the ride down is exhilirating. And yes, I got a
helmet. (-:

Another odd change is my social life. I was a bit of a recluse last
summer... Yes - weird. I'm doing better this year, but still not at
biz school levels (which is probably a good thing, especially for the
liver). And yes, need to get back in touch with some people. At the
same time, I've been lucky to meet a cool chick that I've spent some
quality time with. Yeah, she's pretty... AWESOME. Heh heh.

Then there is work. I'll leave out the meaningful details, but I knew
some things would be different. It's been easier getting up to speed,
and the people are still cool. On a less significant topic, I always
knew last year that at some point I would stop abusing the free soft
drinks and start consuming bevs like a normal person. Rather than
constantly drinking endless Talking Rain sparkling waters, I've
started drinking more regular water from a plastic bottle. Probably
better for the teeth and the balance sheet.

So what else... um... I think I'm ditching cable tv at the end of
football season.

worst banana ever