Jonathan ES Lin
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On blocking Medium.com

Feb 17, 2016

Malaysians should probably realize by now that Medium.com has been blocked, and we all know the reason why. It was because Sarawak Report used it as an alternative platform to publish the already blocked sarawakreport.org articles.

As a software engineer...

My Scouting Experience

Oct 29, 2015

I was a scout for at least 8 years. To be fair, I'm an average scout. I missed out on many camping trips on the pretext of wanting the weekend to study. But in doing so I lost out on many memories.

In my high school, the scouts were the cool guys...

What the Introvert Saw

Oct 14, 2015

Today, I visited my paternal grandparents – at the cemetery. I'm not sure why, but I didn't speak much to them. I just said hi, and we just stood there staring at the stones.

The next time I visit, I would want to talk more to my grandmother. I feel...

The Hard Reality

Jul 30, 2015

I graduated from high school in 2005. It's 2015. There's talk of a 10th year reunion. I would go, but only because I feel obliged to, as I was the Head Prefect. I don’t really want to, actually. I’ve nothing great to talk about since high school.

Hard Things

Jun 7, 2015

Here are some hard things I want to accomplish in the next 5 years:

  1. Stay at my current job (BAE Systems AI) for at least 5 years. My longest stint was only slightly over a year. Perhaps things have changed, and people switch jobs every two years...

Living Dangerously

May 29, 2015

Most people live it safe. I'm not saying that they prefer stable jobs over entrepreneurship, but rather that they prefer to keep their time, money, and skills for themselves, rather than be generous with it. It might also be a preference for a stable...

Personal Encounters

Apr 6, 2015

I thought that the visiting pastor gave a good sermon on Easter Day. He touched on the topic of doubt. And along the way he brought up the reality that even though one may have had grown up in a Christian home and called himself a Christian, he is...

The Admirable Christian

Mar 28, 2015

As a duty-driven person who tends to do Christian things out of duty (and continue to keep on doing them in a dutiful fashion), I really admire the Christian who is able to serve continually with strong sense of grace and purpose. And even if they...

Moving to Enterprise Software

Mar 22, 2015

In my last semester of college (university, for those outside the US), I had the privilege and opportunity to learn Ruby on Rails (RoR) in Software Engineering (CS169, Spring 2012). Hitherto, I never had any "real-world" software experience — until...

Confessions of an ISTJ

Feb 19, 2015

Disclaimer: Well, perhaps not all ISTJs are like this. But it's true for me at least, most of the time. It may even be just me, not an ISTJ thing.

  1. When I'm engrossed in something, like when I'm actually busy on the computer, nothing goes in if you try to tell me something. I'd pay lip service a bit, but I'm really not paying attention. So please don't go mad later when I say, "I don't remember you saying that!"

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