Thursday, February 28, 2019


  • Y2K problem - many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits — making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900
  • Y2K38 problem - The Year 2038 problem relates to representing time in many digital systems as the number of seconds passed since 1 January 1970 and storing it as a signed 32-bit binary integer.
  •  C10K Problem - The C10k problem is the problem of optimising network sockets to handle a large number of clients at the same time. The name C10k is a numeronym for concurrently handling ten thousand connections.
  • k8s - Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
  • v12n - virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.
  • p13n - Numeronym representing personalization  
  • i14y - Interoperability is a characteristic of a product or system, whose interfaces are completely understood, to work with other products or systems, at present or in the future, in either implementation or access, without any restrictions.
  • c14n - canonicalization (sometimes standardization or normalization) is a process for converting data that has more than one possible representation into a "standard", "normal", or canonical form.
  • m17n - Multilingualism (multilingualization) is the use of more than one language, either by an individual speaker or by a community of speakers.
  • l10n - Localization is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by translating text and adding locale-specific components.
  • i18n - Internationalization is the process of designing a software application so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Zoom Culture - Delivering Happiness

To resonate what I read from "Build the culture of good" from Scott and Ryan, I want to take a quick review of Zoom culture here. Zoom is also building a similar culture to deliver happiness to customers, communities, employees and etc.

Eric found the company to solve the unhappy customer issue he found at Cisco. The sweet spot among customer, company, and employee is happiness. Every day when I see the following after stepping into the office in the morning, I feel energized as we are doing something special here, not for money but for caring. We care for our surroundings and ourselves.

I am so grateful to work here to build product to make our customers happy, to contribute to the communities, to collaborate with happy teammates. The company defines VSE to move towards the its mission (Make Video Communications Frictionless) which is essential to deliver happiness to customers.

Vision: Video communications empowering people to accomplish more
Strategy: Deliver happiness
Execution: Focus on product and company culture

Every day in company group chat, we hear touching stories about how Zoom empowering people to accomplish more, and we hear news how sales rep, customer care team, and other field teams to deliver happiness to customers, prospect and leads. We are selling great product for delivering happiness! This is a company that cares and strives to be better every day. As engineering, we are building something to make the world better than we found it. We all love Zoom, just as Zoom loves us. :-)