Hi! My name is Tim Chu, and this is my site. Hopefully a few fun bits will be coming on here soon, but for now it just contains my CV, employment history, a few things I've done, and some fun writings I've been up to.
I graduated from MIT in 2014, and have been exploring the world ever since; from Google to startups, from training math teams in Africa to Mongolia, and a bit of following the winds of my fancy. I've been loosely involved with rationalist circles, and keep a blog here that I update from time to time.
My motto is that life is full of opportunity. If you stumble upon here, feel free to drop me a line, or send me money at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I only added this section so that this "website" would have some new material in it to increase my site traffic. I should also mention that my "writing" section is periodically updated with new content.
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I suppose I should write something here, if only to have something to do this evening. DD roped me into biking to SF with her and Nathan Benjamin, which is a good 40 miles away from Palo Alto! We started in the California Avenue train station, and headed onto the bike trails down Redwood City and along the Bay. The view was amazing! A few people were heading down the bike trails, but not too many, and there were ducks swimming in the Bay and airplanes landing in SF flying in the clear blue skies above. We got 2/3 of the way there into Milbrae, when we were running low on time and energy and decided to take the Bart the rest of the way up.
(Picture to come; seriously, it was awesome).
On another note, maybe I should finally step into the 21st century and get myself a smartphone. I would have loved to have been able to take pictures of the Bay Trails today, because the view was simply stunning. I also could have navigated if I had a GPS on my phone, or called the Uber to the Real Escape Game at ATT Park (Attack on Titan themed), or arranged our transport home after we found out we missed the last Caltrain out of the city. I guess I've been clinging to my notion that "a phone should be a phone", and I hate smartphones because nowadays when I go out to eat with people sometimes they just browse their phones the whole time and I think that's really annoying -______-. Then again, if I were an interesting conversationalist maybe they wouldn't feel the need to browse their phones.
Did a fair amount of stuff this weekend, and there was a ton of material in convex optimization this week and I have to catch up on the lectures and finish the problem set early this time. Last time it bled into work and so I had to work overtime to make sure I got the proper amount of work done in the day T_T. Gptta get stuff done by today.