Monday, February 23, 2009

Blogs and SDM

Today, Nisheeth grabbed and chatted about using SDM blogger to promote sdm. I think it's a superb idea. I researched Yoav's blogs extensively before decided to go SDM. Actually, it provided at least as much as information as

To my fellow sdm bloggers, this is what I am thinking:
  • Discuss our interest areas and have our blogs a little more specialized in those area: SDM Courses, SDM student life, MIT life...
  • Have link our blog entries;
  • This should involve both present and past SDMers. Or anyone who wants to contribute back to sdm.
Nisheeth also mentioned monthly news letter to SDMers (sorry stealing your thunder a little here). That's a great idea too. We should propsoe this to Pat.

Let me know what you think...

MS Speech SDK and start-ups

My teammate of strategy class, Alex Stevenson, reminded me that there is a speech sdk available from MS. I played with it, but haven't found a way for speaker adaptation though. Will keep pushing on this front (when got time;)). Alex worked at MS before came to sloan and was on the direct2d team...

On another note, apologize for not post for so long. Too many things going on and didn't know what to post;). nexiwave is doing very good at this moment, with the first contract in hand and turning in profit-making company;-o. Other than that, I have been really working really hard: nexiwave is the main focus of course. A lot of small features, bug fixing, etc.

I am also involved with 3 more start-ups, with Barr and Jason mainly. I am glad that Barr is very interested in my facebook idea. Speaking of that, I need to do the slides for the facebook idea for the 100K entry. I am on a side-team with MBT and helping out with SENLive.

Too much to dump for one entry. Nexi time;).

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Broke my promise yesterday...

Leigh had an impromptu gathering at Tavern in the Square last night and I promised I'd go. I didn't make it though, but my excuse was I was with another friend. I am sure my fellow SDMers had fun there.

btw: rushed to SDM to install the two new and final rack servers around midnight. I realized I used up all available ports in the switch. In the need of a gigabit switch again.


This afternoon, I had a good chat with with CEO of SENLive, Jason. We discussed how I can help out with Very interesting problem to solve and we made a few very interesting differentiation points. SENLive definitely has a huge market to tackle, but also not with an uphill battle though. Jason is also interested in enrolling into MIT 100K. A lot of work is ahead for this.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Spring already

Looks like Spring term is here already. I shopped for a few classes with one of the other fellow SDMer for some strategy class. Still deciding which one to take. Am I taking way too many strategy classes? Maybe I should sign up for some leadership classes instead. I do need one more class though.

The reason of being this late for the classes was because of the craziness of doing many things at the same time: a start-up to build, a family to care and ... a MIT Master degree, probably one of the most demanding University in the world;), to finish. Life is certainly the way I wanted it to be: don't want to know what for sure will happen six month from now: It seems I am slated to graduate this July, but we still haven't decided where to live yet. Oh, the craziness.