My name is Frederick, and I am currently an engineering undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. My home is in Ontario, Canada, and I am proud of my citizenship. Online anonymity isn’t of particular importance to me, which is why I blog openly.
I like programming, Web development (indeed, two facets of the same stone), reading, and learning. I’m particularly interested in technology and law — and the general sciences. Career-wise, I am drawn to medicine.
Favourite books include:
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Favourite music… well that’s a difficult question.
Favourite movies include Star Trek (any one, really), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight (2008), The Social Network (2010), My Fair Lady (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Love Story (1970), Schindler’s List (1993), and a few I can’t remember at the moment.
Favourite documentaries include Michael Moore’s Sicko (2007), BBC’s Planet Earth (2006) (DVD / Blu-ray), Stephen Hawking’s Into the Universe, BBC’s Life (2009) (DVD / Blu-ray), and An Inconvenient Truth (2006).
Open source work
I have worked on some open source projects in the past, including two WordPress plugins, a system for display signage, and an electronic ticket system using 2-dimensional barcodes.
Elsewhere on the Web
(That being said, there are other people with similar names out there, and I am not Frederick S. Ding or somebody living in a place far far away.)