Thursday, April 17, 2014

Housing Affordability

Numbeo Property Investment Rankings Property Prices Index, Price to Income Ratio, Gross Rental Yield, Price to Rent Ratio, Mortgage as a Percentage of Income, Affordability

Global Property Guide, Asia Price GDP-per-Cap,

A Place That Makes New York Real Estate Look Cheap, IMF, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong
Median House Price or 70m^2 / Median Household Income

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt

Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino Sat 10-12
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church Sun 10:15
Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church Sun 10
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Easter Egg Hunt Sat 10-12

Mountain View Farmers' Market Sun 10:30

Easter Brunch

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Image Stabilization

Image stabilization

Sony Balanced Optical SteadyShot vs Panasonic Hybrid OIS

Sony HDR-PJ790V Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 1/2.88" back-illuminated Exmor R, 6MP, 26-260mm, F1.8-3.4, 575g, 74x85x138mm
HDR-PJ760V

Panasonic HC-X920K 1/2.3" BSI MOS Sensor x 3, Hybrid O.I.S. with Active Mode, Level shot function, 30-400mm, f1.5-2.8, 417g, 67x72x150mm

Canon Vixia HF G20 2MP, 1/3", Dynamic SuperRange Optical, 30-300mm, f1.8-2.8, 575g, 77x78x161mm

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cancer Screening

Cancer screening

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Colorectal Cancer 50-75

American Cancer Society recommendations for colorectal cancer early detection 40+ 50+
ACS recommendations for prostate cancer early detection 50+, PSA<2.5 2 yearly, >2.5 yearly, >3 biopsy

NCCN colorectal cancer screening.  50: colonoscopy, repeat 5
NCCN prostate cancer early detection.  Baseline 45: DRE + PSA.  PSA>1, repeat 1-2, PSA<1, repeat at 50.  50+ PSA<3 repeat 1-2yr

Medicare colorectal cancer screenings 50+ colonoscopy every 10 years, sigmoidoscopy every 4 years

American Family Physician 40+ 50+ repeat 10
AAFP Updated Guidelines on Cancer Screening 50+, PSA<2.5 2 yearly, >2.5 yearly, >4 biopsy

Monday, March 17, 2014

Youth Symphony

Youth Orchestras in the United States

San Jose Youth Symphony since 1951, Los Gatos Audition, 4/4, Concert Winds Ensemble (6 major scales), Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra
California Youth Symphony since 1952, Gunn High, Almond School Los Altos, audition, Introduction Wind Ensemble (1 year), Wind Ensemble I (2yr), Wind Ensemble II (2yr), Associate Orchestra (3yr), Senior Orchestra (3 years)
El Camino Youth Symphony since 1963, Palo Alto, Jane Lathrop Stanford, Cubberley Community Center, audition, Chamber Players Orchestra (1yr), Camerata Orchestra (2-3yr), El Camino Wind Orchestra (3-4yr), Senior Symphony, Sinfonietta Orchestra
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra since 1966, Cubberley Community Center, Auditions 3/22, Preparatory Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra since 1981
California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2007 West Valley College, auditions 4/1, 4/13, CPYO Associate Orchestra, California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Silicon Valley International Youth Orchestra since 2011 West San Jose 飛楊藝術學院

Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival
California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, El Camino Youth Symphony, Oakland Youth Orchestra, Young People's Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Festival Orchestra

Choosing a Youth Symphony

The Breaking Winds

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America 16-19 during participation, grade 11-14 at time of application
Stanford Youth Orchestra grade 8-12 at time of application
National High School Honors Orchestra