Author Archives: Jeff

About Jeff

Jeff lives in Silicon Valley, and attempts to juggle marriage, fatherhood, computer systems research, running, and writing.

Public Service Announcement: Asian American Gothic

This public service announcement, created by director Brian G. Cheung and production company Only Today puts expresses a simple message: Asian Americans are Americans. This is in response to the ongoing trend of anti-Asian attacks, and in particular to the … Continue reading

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Asian American Medical Hazard: Pulse Oximeter Readings

Reuters, NPR, and other news outlets report that  African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians receive less supplemental oxygen when hospitalized because of a problem with a common medical instrument, the pulse oximeter. This instrument clips onto a finger, as shown in … Continue reading

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Ms Marvel Episode 6 Review: No Normal (Major Spoilers)

Ms Marvel wrapped up its initial season with it’s finale, episode six titled No Normal. Here is my final episode and season review. Overall I loved the series but thought that the finale was a mixed bag.  Major spoilers below.

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Ms Marvel Episode 5 Review: Time and Again (Major Spoilers)

The Wife and I anxiously awaited  Ms Marvel episode 5 and found most of it enthralling and even informative.  Overall I thought it was worth watching, althoughI thought that this episode had some problems in my opinion. Major spoilers to … Continue reading

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Ms Marvel Episode 4 Review: Seeing Red (Major Spoilers)

Even as Ms Marvel has passed the half way point, I am still finding the series to be intriguing. While it wasn’t perfect, I really enjoyed Episode 4, titled Seeing Red, especially from an Asian American point of view (more … Continue reading

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Bias in Source Code Review Pushback impacts Asians and other groups at Google

You would think that tech rank and file positions in Silicon Valley (as opposed to upper and executive management) would be where Asians would experience less bias, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Researchers at Google have found … Continue reading

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Ms Marvel Episode 3 Review: Destined (Minor Spoilers)

When I first the saw this official clip, I really wanted to see episode 3 of Ms. Marvel, Destined. It has nothing to do with superheroes, but that is part of the charm of the show. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Ms Marvel Episode 2 Review: Crushed (Minor Spoilers)

I watched the second episode of Ms. Marvel along with the Wife and Number Two Son, and I liked it even better than the first!  The Wife and Number Two Son were initially skeptical whether they should watch it, but … Continue reading

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During the pandemic, my family picked up the habit of watching Marvel streaming TV series together, from Wandavision through Moon Knight.  With Ms. Marvel, Number Two Son said that he wasn’t interested. The lead character of Ms. Marvel is a … Continue reading

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US Memorial Day: Commemorating John Douangdara and his Navy Memorial Statue

As a Navy veteran, one thing my father wanted to do is to see his name in the register of Navy veterans in the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC.  When the Wife and I finally took him there, I … Continue reading

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When Asian Americans are “too American”: Filipino Americans in the 1930’s

A recent poll suggests that many Americans think that Asian Americans are more loyal to their country of origins than to the United States.  In contrast, a blog post from the JSTOR Daily describes a time when Asian Americans immigrants … Continue reading

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The Outsized Economic Contributions of Asian Americans according to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs recently released a report on the outsized economic contributions of Asian Americans.  Highlights include Asian Americans creating 19% of high impact patents between 2003 and 2019, and driving 23% of US economic growth during that period despite being … Continue reading

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