- What do you miss most about living geographically outside the
MIT community? Is there some particular local feature that
makes up for it?
Hmmm ... I was more attached to the surrounding area than the
campus, per se. I suppose I miss most the bike paths and
parks along the Charles, the Esplanade, etc. Shoreline
Park in Mountain View is somewhat like that.
- If you could go visit a world/place from a science-fiction
book, and return whenever you liked, where would you go and
from what story or book? Would you still go there if you
weren't sure that you might be able to return?
Hmmm ... it's been a while since I've read sci-fi. If fantasy
fiction is allowed, I'd like to go (in the Silmarillion) to
the Isle of Númenor at the beginning of the Second
Age. I'd still go even if I might not be able to return.
- Suppose you're given a 3-month paid sabbatical from work
on the condition that you be actively engaged in learning,
preferably a hands-on skill. What would you do?
By hands-on, do you mean building something physical? I've
never been much into things like carpentry, home remodeling, etc.
In my upcoming "paid sabbatical" (read: unemployment with
severance pay), I'd like to learn French. I probably won't be
continuing with dance lessons. The jury is out on whether
I'll be continuing with piano lessons.
- Who is your favorite little kid (yours, if you have any, or a
relative's or friend's) and what do you like about him or her?
My cousin Dar adopted a baby girl named Kaiya a couple of
years ago. IMO, she is very cute. Lots of other people seem
to think so, as whenever she is out (e.g. at a restaurant),
people seem to be drawn to her. She also seems to have an
interest in rhythm and possibly dance.
- What do you think is your must unappreciated or most rarely
noticed good quality (that you wish others would appreciate
or notice more often)?
I wish my (soon-to-be) ex-employers appreciated my analytical
skills more, particularly when it comes to planning for
contingencies, future expansion, etc.
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