Tim Oey

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A little about me...

After 2.5 years at the Bank of Boston (1984-1986), 2.5 years at Fidelity Investments (1986-1989), 8 years at Apple Computer (1989-1997), a year at Sun Microsystems (1997-1998), and 12 years at Adobe Systems (1998-2010), I'm now at Silver Spring Networks (since 2010) working to help everyone use energy and resources more wisely.

In my spare time, I have fun with my family, defend free speech and our environment, mow the lawn (with a mulching electric solar-powered mower), teach soccer coaches, and help in my community. Frequently, I think about life, the universe, and everything.

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My perspective...

  • Be clear.
  • Be the ball.
  • Know thyself.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Everything is relative.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Think globally, act locally.
  • It is often best to just say no.
  • Live carefully and be positive!
  • What goes around, comes around.
  • The constants in life are birth, death, and change.
  • When visiting, always leave a place better than it was when you arrived.
  • Do unto others as they wish to be done unto, not just as you would have them do unto you.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword, and the computer is the mightiest pen yet invented by mankind.
    --My 1993 extension of a quote from Edward Bulwer Lytton and Richard Burton.
  • Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a woman to fish and feed her for a lifetime. Build a fishing school and feed a community for an eternity.
    -- My 1993 extension of a quote from Kuan-tzu (Chinese Philosopher).
  • Human life is precious. Our Earth is precious. Please do not waste either. We must educate everyone, encourage planned parenthood, enjoy our differences, and empower individuals. I believe in self-determination. I believe in ecosystems. I believe in balance.
  • I don't believe in drugs or smoking, but I do believe people have the right to choose, as long as those choices don't hurt others. I do not tolerate intolerance. I believe in religious freedom. I believe in checks and balances. I believe in free market economies and democratic governments. I believe in sustainable communities.
  • Life and death are challenging and difficult. Yet they must balance. So that any may live, all must die (eventually). Humankind needs to mature in its understanding of both life and death. Death should not be viewed as a bad thing. It is a natural consequence of life. A mother is the best person to choose whether she aborts her fetus or not. Each individual is the best person to choose when to end his or her own life. God has given us the power and the resources -- we must use them wisely and empower people to manage their own destinies -- without stomping on those of others.
Copyright © 1995-2016 Tim Oey, California USA, tim(at)oey(dot)us
Hopefully this website will be updated at least once a year ;-)