Daily Review – Day ending in 2020/11/02


Elliott and I drove to Lowe’s home improvement store and picked up a new faucet. Normally, Elliott will cry after sitting in the car for more than 10 minutes but not this trip. She did amazing and the two us had a blast at Lowe’s and she helped me select our new faucet since the one installed in our kitchen busted, causing water to leak into and underneath the sink. Luckily, my dad is in town and helped replace the existing broken faucet with the one I just purchased.

Graduate School

Submitted project 3 assignment on gRPC and multi-threading. Similar to project 2, I partnered up with another Seattle based student (who also happens to be Vietnamese as well) and we divided the work down the middle and stitched our code together.

Watched half the lectures on RioVista. This lecture series seems to be a continuation of the last lecture series (on lightweight recoverable virtual machines), adding on top of the idea of using transactions to keep a log record of changes to the virtual memory address space. The key different with RioVista though is that they are targeting performance as their primary goal.


Walked about 3 miles on the treadmill yesterday while working and studying. Last week, I could not find the remote that controls my treadmill but luckily Jess found it buried in the back of my office and luckily I was able to get some exercise in.


Held a dry-run kick off meeting for a panel that I’m hosting and moderating this upcoming Wednesday. The purpose of the panel is to give people a sense of what it looks like to grow one’s career as a software engineer at Amazon.