My name is Carl Hu and this is my personal website. In the winter of 1999, I commenced an investigation in minimal expressions of maximal truth in various formats. This site preserves and presents the dearest of efforts from this project, a project I have come to call At the Minimum.

Essays
January 2013
The Amateur in Music
September 2012
Leaving School for Industry
August 2010
The Lyrical and the Gritty
Piano
January 2013
The Amateur in Music
August 2005
Adagio in A Minor for Piano and Violin, Opus 9.
July 2004
Beethoven's Spring Sonata for Violin and Piano. Opus 2.
July 2004
Recording Equipment
March 2003
Chopin's Nocturne in E major. Opus 62, No 2
January 2003
Schubert's Allegretto in C Minor. Opus D 915.
October 2002
Debussy's Clair de Lune (Moon light) from his Suite Bergamasque.
October 2002
J.S. Bach's Prelude in C Minor from Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
February 2002
Thoughts on Beethoven. Opus 4. An improvisation.
February 2002
Beethoven's Piano Sonata 1, 1st Movement.
July 1999
I Didn't Think That! Opus 3.
Hacking
December 2012
Cognitive Biases in Website Operations
November 2012
A Checklist for Recovering from an Operational Emergency
November 2012
A Good Orgmode Configuration
October 2012
Org2Text
September 2010
Bio
May 2006
Fault Tolerant Transactional Replication
Photographs
May 2012
34th Street Subway Station. Manhattan, NY.
September 2011
On the Edge. Penn Station, NYC.
September 2011
The US Post Office on 6th Avenue and W 32nd Street.
June 2005
Duomo, Florence, Italy.
June 2005
San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
June 2005
Stairs by the Foro Romano.
June 2005
The Pantheon. Rome, Italy.
September 2001
Vendors in Wang Fu Jing, Beijing.
September 2001
View of West Lake, Hang Zhou.
September 2001
Cleaning Vegetables, Shanghai.
September 2001
Man on West Lake, Hang Zhou.
September 2001
Goldfish Pond, Suzhou.
September 2001
Houseboat, Zhou Zhuang.
January 2001
Mom saying goodbye to dad. Puget Sound, Seattle, WA.
November 2000
Cantonese Restaurant.
September 2000
Lake in the Cascade Mountains
August 2000
Mom and Dad. Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 2000
Purple and Yellow Tulips. Pentax 6x7, 105mm.
April 2000
Bench at Microsoft. Redmond, WA.
April 2000
Purple Tulip with Pistachios. Pentax 6x7, 105mm.
February 2000
Sexy Red Pepper. Pentax 6x7, 105mm.
February 2000
Two Ships. February 2000. Pentax 6x7, 105mm.
February 2000
Overlooking Lake Washington from Kirkland, WA.
September 1999
Boat Houses. Lake Union, Seattle, WA.
Composing
January 2013
The Amateur in Music
August 2005
Adagio in A Minor for Piano and Violin, Opus 9.
April 2005
Prelude in A Minor for solo piano, Opus 8.
February 2005
A Chromatic Interlude for solo clarinet. Opus 5.
February 2005
Nocturne in F Major for solo piano. Opus 7.
February 2002
Thoughts on Beethoven. Opus 4. An improvisation.
July 1999
I Didn't Think That! Opus 3.
January 1999
Piano Sonata No. 1. Opus 1.