7thGen

7thGen

Innovative, Insightful, Intelligent, Intriguing
Safari+
Safari 5 brings whole new extension framework, allow 3rd-party HTML/CSS/Javascript based extensions to run as toolbar item, in-page code, etc. Here are my extension(s), some for testing, others may useful for more people. Goo.gl URL...
Apples
My Apples - click the link to see the photo iPad Model No.: A1430 iPhone 4S Model No.: A1387 MacBook Pro Model No.: CTO(Customized) iPod Touch 4G Model No.: A1367 Part No.: PC544CH/A iPad Model:...
Plugins

Safari+

Safari 5 brings whole new extension framework, allow 3rd-party HTML/CSS/Javascript based extensions to run as toolbar item, in-page code, etc. Here are my extension(s), some for testing, others may useful for more people. Goo.gl URL Shortener This is a toolbar button extension. When you browse a page, click on the button and it will bring you a confirm dialog including the page title and the shortened goo.gl URL which you can copy & paste. Download
给创业者的十条建议
湾区著名的投资人 Guy Kawasaki,早期是 Apple 的布道师,写过一本著名的书《麦金塔之路 The Macintosh Way》,转行做投资成立 Garage.com 之后仍然保持了言辞犀利、著述颇丰的特点,很久以前我转过他的两篇博客,分别是「风险投资家的十大谎言 The Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists」和「创业者的十大谎言 The Top 10 Lies of Entrepreneurs」,都是 Guy 在...
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Back-end is Hard
Some of of my colleagues are talking about the difficulties of web front-end developing: the browser compatibility, the infuriatingly awful JavaScript language, the pain when...
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The Law of Universal Apps
早上看到消极(@cxiaoji)发的推很有意思,原文在这里和这里,引用如下: Continue reading
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7-inch Success
Kevin, my friend and colleague, just came back from USA, bringing a Kindle Fire with him. I tried it for an hour or two, and...
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USA Tour 2011 Autumn
今年因为宣传和招聘的工作,又去了一次美国西岸(Berkeley、Silicon Valley 和 Seattle)。去年发了一组我用 iPhone 4 拍摄的照片,对于室外光线良好场景的效果还是不错的,这次带了我今年新买的富士 X100 ,部分照片发到了推他: San Francisco and Misc Stanford Campus Google, Mountain View Muir Wood and San Francisco Microsoft, Redmond...
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The Evolution
几天前网上瞟到一个网易公开课,是 TED 的一篇,叫「人会退化成半机器人吗」,忍不住发了条吐槽推说:难道不应该是「进化成半机器人」么…… 和布布(@GossipSama)等交流了几句,并在霍炬(@virushuo)的煽动下,决定写个稍长的东西来说说这个我一直很感兴趣的话题:人的进化以及生化机械人(cyborg)。 Continue reading
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Apples

My Apples - click the link to see the photo iPad
Model No.: A1430 iPhone 4S
Model No.: A1387 MacBook Pro
Model No.: CTO(Customized) iPod Touch 4G
Model No.: A1367 Part No.: PC544CH/A iPad
Model: Wi-Fi 16 GB iMac
Model No.: A1312 Part No.: MC784CH/A AirPort Express
Model No.: A1264 Part No.: MB321CH/A iPhone 4
Model No.: A1332 Part No.: MC605ZP more info
iPad
Model No.: A1219 Part No.: MB294LL more info
iPhone 3G
Model No.: A1241 Part No.: MB704LL
MacBook Pro stolen
Model No.: A1226 Order No.: MB896CH/A

MacBook Pro
Model No.: A1286 Order No.: MC026CH/A
with Apple Might Mouse Wireless(M6)
Model No.: A1197 Part No.: MB111ZM/A iMac
Model No.: A1208 Order No.: MA590CH/A Time Capsule
Model No.: A1254 Part No.: MB276CH/A iPod Classic with Shure SCL5 more info
Model No.: A1238 Part No.: MB150CH/A iPod Shuffle 2G
Model No.: A1204 Part No.: MB227CH/A iPod Nano
Model No.: A1137 Part No.: MA005CH/A iPod Shuffle
Model No.: A1112 Part No.: M9725CH/A
给创业者的十条建议
湾区著名的投资人 Guy Kawasaki,早期是 Apple 的布道师,写过一本著名的书《麦金塔之路 The Macintosh Way》,转行做投资成立 Garage.com 之后仍然保持了言辞犀利、著述颇丰的特点,很久以前我转过他的两篇博客,分别是「风险投资家的十大谎言 The Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists」和「创业者的十大谎言 The Top 10 Lies of Entrepreneurs」,都是 Guy 在...
Read More
Back-end is Hard
Some of of my colleagues are talking about the difficulties of web front-end developing: the browser compatibility, the infuriatingly awful JavaScript language, the pain when...
Read More
The Law of Universal Apps
早上看到消极(@cxiaoji)发的推很有意思,原文在这里和这里,引用如下: Continue reading
Read More
7-inch Success
Kevin, my friend and colleague, just came back from USA, bringing a Kindle Fire with him. I tried it for an hour or two, and...
Read More
USA Tour 2011 Autumn
今年因为宣传和招聘的工作,又去了一次美国西岸(Berkeley、Silicon Valley 和 Seattle)。去年发了一组我用 iPhone 4 拍摄的照片,对于室外光线良好场景的效果还是不错的,这次带了我今年新买的富士 X100 ,部分照片发到了推他: San Francisco and Misc Stanford Campus Google, Mountain View Muir Wood and San Francisco Microsoft, Redmond...
Read More
The Evolution
几天前网上瞟到一个网易公开课,是 TED 的一篇,叫「人会退化成半机器人吗」,忍不住发了条吐槽推说:难道不应该是「进化成半机器人」么…… 和布布(@GossipSama)等交流了几句,并在霍炬(@virushuo)的煽动下,决定写个稍长的东西来说说这个我一直很感兴趣的话题:人的进化以及生化机械人(cyborg)。 Continue reading
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FinePix X100: Samples Analysed
这两天晚上都在整理 X100 入手之后拍的样片,花了点时间做了个简单的站来展现这些样片以及部分 100% 尺寸 crop 的局部细节,最后成果在这里:Fuji X100 Samples,一些简单说明如下: 所有照片都只用 Camera RAW 进行处理,曝光和白平衡基本取缺省,没有进行任何锐化、降噪等后期处理(正常情况是要的)。 每张照片包含一个缩小到 640x425 的 JPEG 图片和若干局部 100% crop 出来的 PNG 图片,鼠标移动到照片上会出现可点击的区域,点击即可查看该区域的原始尺寸版本。 这只是为了从某种程度检查 X100...
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Finepix X100: Pros and Cons
拿到 X100 也有两周多了,虽然实际拍摄并不多,但对相机本身的操控、特色和毛病还是基本清楚了,这里把已知的细节说明一下,希望对感兴趣但还没入手的朋友有用。 Continue reading
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Plugins

There are 38 plugins used: 17 active plugins and 21 inactive plugins.

Akismet 3.2  Akismet 3.2
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet plan to get an API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

All In One SEO Pack 2.3.11.4  All In One SEO Pack 2.3.11.4
» Michael Torbert (url)
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. Features like XML Sitemaps, SEO for custom post types, SEO for blogs or business sites, SEO for ecommerce sites, and much more. Almost 30 million downloads since 2007.

Breadcrumb NavXT 5.6.0  Breadcrumb NavXT 5.6.0
» John Havlik (url)
Adds a breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor's path to their current location. For details on how to use this plugin visit Breadcrumb NavXT.

Cryout Serious Slider 0.6  Cryout Serious Slider 0.6
» Cryout Creations (url)
Responsive slider, built on Bootstrap Carousel, uses core WordPress functionality, easy to use, seriously.

FD Footnotes 1.36  FD Footnotes 1.36
» John Watson (url)
Elegant and easy to use footnotes

Force Regenerate Thumbnails 2.0.6  Force Regenerate Thumbnails 2.0.6
» Pedro Elsner (url)
Delete and REALLY force the regenerate thumbnail.

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights 5.5.4  Google Analytics by MonsterInsights 5.5.4
» MonsterInsights (url)
This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress site, adding lots of features, e.g. error page, search result and automatic outgoing links and download tracking.

Highlight Author Comments 1.0.2  Highlight Author Comments 1.0.2
» Rob Marsh, SJ (url)
Automatically applies a distinctive style to comments by the post’s author.

Jetpack by WordPress.com 4.6  Jetpack by WordPress.com 4.6
» Automattic (url)
Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

Markdown on Save Improved 2.5  Markdown on Save Improved 2.5
» Matt Wiebe (url)
Deprecated. Please use the Markdown module in the Jetpack plugin!

Shadowbox JS 3.0.3.10.2  Shadowbox JS 3.0.3.10.2
» Matt Martz (url)
A javascript media viewer similar to Lightbox and Thickbox. Supports all types of media, not just images.

Shadowbox JS - Use Title from Image 3.0.3.10.2  Shadowbox JS - Use Title from Image 3.0.3.10.2
» Matt Martz (url)
Push the title attribute from the img tag to the anchor tag

The Events Calendar 4.4.1.1  The Events Calendar 4.4.1.1
» Modern Tribe, Inc. (url)
The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events. Beautiful. Solid. Awesome.

WP-PageNavi 2.91  WP-PageNavi 2.91
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog

WP-PluginsUsed 1.50  WP-PluginsUsed 1.50
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

WP-ServerInfo 1.64  WP-ServerInfo 1.64
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display your host’s PHP, MYSQL & memcached (if installed) information on your WordPress dashboard.

WP-Syntax 1.1  WP-Syntax 1.1
» Steven A. Zahm (url)
Syntax highlighting using GeSHi supporting a wide range of popular languages.

Batch Categories 1.3.1  Batch Categories 1.3.1
» Rob Miller (url)
Easily manage the mass categorisation of posts that match various criteria.

Chess By Blog 1.1.5  Chess By Blog 1.1.5
» Julian Fong (url)
Allows you to view and play chess boards with others via your blog.

Creative Commons Configurator 1.8.27  Creative Commons Configurator 1.8.27
» George Notaras (url)
Helps you publish your content under the terms of Creative Commons and other licenses.

FV Antispam 2.4.1  FV Antispam 2.4.1
» Foliovision (url)
Powerful and simple antispam plugin. Puts all the spambot comments directly into trash and let’s other plugins (Akismet) deal with the rest.

Google Web Fonts for WordPress 3.0.1  Google Web Fonts for WordPress 3.0.1
» Jeff Sebring (url)
Select Google Web Fonts from the Theme Customizer to be available for use in CSS

Hello Dolly 1.6  Hello Dolly 1.6
» Matt Mullenweg (url)
This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.

Markdown on Save 1.2.1  Markdown on Save 1.2.1
» Mark Jaquith (url)
Allows you to compose content in Markdown on a per-item basis. The markdown version is stored separately, so you can deactivate this plugin and your posts won’t spew out Markdown.

OpenID 3.4.2  OpenID 3.4.2
» DiSo Development Team (url)
Allows the use of OpenID for account registration, authentication, and commenting. Also includes an OpenID provider which can turn WordPress author URLs into OpenIDs.

Ozh' Absolute Comments 4.0  Ozh' Absolute Comments 4.0
» Ozh (url)
Reply instantly to comments from email notifications. For WordPress 3.1+

Twitter Tools 3.1  Twitter Tools 3.1
» Crowd Favorite (url)
An integration between your WordPress site and Twitter. Create posts from your tweets. Show your tweets in your sidebar. Relies on Social.

Typekit Fonts for WordPress 1.8.3  Typekit Fonts for WordPress 1.8.3
» OM4 (url)
Use a range of hundreds of high quality fonts on your WordPress website by integrating the Typekit font service into your WordPress blog.

WP-Cirrus 0.6.11  WP-Cirrus 0.6.11
» Christian Kramer & Hendrik Thole (url)
A 3d javascript tagcloud

WP-Cumulus 1.23  WP-Cumulus 1.23
» Roy Tanck (url)
Flash based Tag Cloud for WordPress

WP-Print 2.58  WP-Print 2.58
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Displays a printable version of your WordPress blog’s post/page.

WP-RESTful 0.1  WP-RESTful 0.1
» José P. Airosa (url)
Installs and configures a full-fledged REST API on your wordpress blog

WP-RESTful Category Plugin 0.1  WP-RESTful Category Plugin 0.1
» José P. Airosa (url)
Plugin to add category module to WP-RESTful plugin

WP-RESTful Tag Plugin 0.1  WP-RESTful Tag Plugin 0.1
» José P. Airosa (url)
Plugin to add tag module to WP-RESTful plugin

WP-RESTful Users Plugin 0.1  WP-RESTful Users Plugin 0.1
» José P. Airosa (url)
Plugin to add users component to WP-RESTful plugin

WP Pic Tagger 0.1  WP Pic Tagger 0.1
» Andrew dela Serna (url)
Tag and annotate pictures and images on your Wordpress blog.

WPtouch Mobile Plugin 4.3.10  WPtouch Mobile Plugin 4.3.10
» BraveNewCode Inc. (url)
Make a beautiful mobile-friendly version of your website with just a few clicks

XRDS-Simple 1.2  XRDS-Simple 1.2
» DiSo Development Team (url)
Provides framework for other plugins to advertise services via XRDS.

北海道游记:第一天

时隔两年之后再次利用我丫头暑期的时间赴日旅游,上次去了本州,这次自然是去北海道了。 北海道(ほっかいどう,Hokkaidō)是日本最北面的大岛,也是全国最大的一个一级行政区,这次随南湖国旅的北海道团名义上是5天行程,其实就是3天,因为首日早4点出门到晚9点住进酒店全在路上(广州没有直飞北海道的航班,所以必须香港乘机,非常花时间),尾日上半天基本是购物,下午就赶机场回程了,实际上景点都在中间三天,所以这次的游记也就按照中间三天来分写,第一、二、三天各一篇。 这次的行程挂了「非诚勿扰」的牌子,不过和影片关系密切的景点基本都在第二天,而整个三天行程沿着道东、道北、道央的路线覆盖了北海道岛的主要部分(道南的洞爷湖、函馆等未去),这张地图标出了我们行程的大致路线。 北海道发展历史很短,还不足200年,农业、渔业和畜牧业是三大支撑产业(近年旅游业也发展起来了),说白了就是一个大农村,不过这个农村非常现代化,道路等基础建设规划良好,因为产业机械化程度很高,人并不多,自然环境保护的很好,到处游历的印象就是:道路干净,空气清新,景色美丽。。。所以,这次的游记不会像上次本州的那么多历史典故和感想,以上片为主。 下面就开始第一天的游程,所有的小图都可以点击放大。

Scalability: 7 Lessons from Reddit

Steve Huffman是Reddit的共同创始人,最近他做了一次有趣的演示(视频,幻灯片,讲解实录),讲解他在把Reddit带到目前规模的过程中学到的7件事。Reddit依靠部署在Amazon EC2云上的超过20个数据库节点支撑,每月拥有超过750万用户和2亿7500万次点击,大概相当于每秒100个请求,这似乎不是一个很炫目的数字,但基于以下两点,我认为他的经验还是很有意义的:1. 由于Reddit的应用特点,所有页面都是动态处理的;2. 这个规模的并发压力覆盖了绝大多数初创在线服务能达到的水平,如果你的生意越过了这个水平线,基本上你的团队早知道该怎么做了。 同时,这里也没有令人大吃一惊的、魔幻的技巧,Steve只是告诉我们实际发生过的问题,以及确认有效的解决方案或者思路,我称之为“凡人可以掌握的技术”,不是咨询公司喜欢卖的“屠龙术”。

Neopad

得知iPad行货还要起码三个月才到,终于忍不住去被宰了。64G美版,keyboard和case还没货要预定。。。首先上图:

American Idiot

Green Day 出道也很久了,一直有美国 Punk Rock 旗帜的说法,尤其是 Nirvana引领的 Grunge 浪潮退去之后,更是为数不多的坚持 Punk 路线的主流摇滚乐队中比较优秀的代表。进入21世纪之后他们连续发了两张概念专辑(2004 年的 “American Idiot” 和 2009 年的 “21th Century Breakdown”),这不能不说是个很奇特的现象(是不是传统的 Punk 三和弦已经不行了呢),在这两张概念专辑中 Green Day 表现出了驾驭丰富音乐形态的能力,接连为乐队拿下了多个重要奖项,对此有喜欢也有不喜欢的,我个人倒是很欣赏这种创新,有时间再写点具体的点评和感受,今天重点说说我很喜欢 Green Day 的一件事——他们的现场实力真是强大。

Technically Well-designed Webpage?

昨天在Twitter上抱怨了下南方周末网页上的文字Copy功能被改写的问题,之后看到了似乎是网站开发者或者相关人士的一些推(这个,这个,还有这个),作为同一个城市里的同行,我认为有必要更进一步说明一下这个问题,也算是为这个我比较喜欢的网站的一点微薄贡献。

ME2 Adept & Vanguard Insanity Guide

继 Soldier 之后,用 Adept 和 Vanguard 分别通了 Insanity 模式,这几个职业都很有特色,有着显著不同的感受。这里简单说下我觉得有特点的部分,共通的部分可以参考我之前写的 Soldier Insanity Guide。如果还没有尝试过这两个职业的朋友应该可以找到有用的信息。

ME2 Trivia

每一款大作,无论是电影、小说还是游戏,都蕴含了制作者的许许多多或宏伟或点滴的创意,有些很容易发现,有些则未必,所以就有好事者喜欢整理所谓的 “Trivia”,中文习惯上翻译为“花絮”。ME2 大家已经玩了快一个月了,你发现了多少有趣的“花絮”呢? 下面是我自己发现和在网上搜集整理的一些有趣的小东西,按照相关的角色整理并按照字母顺序排列,供同好参考,欢迎补充。 注:这里汇集的大都是游戏背后的故事,但是为了照顾更多的朋友,有些容易被忽略的游戏内信息也会提及。 EDI EDI 不是 VI,而是 AI;为了防止出现暴走或者“自我意识”,她被缺省的与飞船的核心接口隔离——在 Normandy 被侵入的事件中才被迫由 Joker 解锁;稍后她会告诉 Shepard,事实上她的部分设计来自 Cerberos 从 Sovereign 的残骸中得到的技术。 不同于一般的 VI,EDI 有时候会开玩笑,和 Joker 说喜欢看他爬那次,还有给 Legion 起名都是例子。

ME2 Soldier Insanity Guide

奋战 40 小时终于用 Soldier 把 Insanity 难度通了。二代的疯狂难度还真是疯狂,远超一代,而且战术性更强,更有挑战性,也更有趣,有些战斗需要非常投入,这个恐怕只有打过的人才有感受。下面把一些心得总结一下,给有兴趣尝试的朋友参考。我只是个 RPG 爱好者,射击方面水平很一般,所以高手可能对于其中一些观点要多包涵了。 内容摘要 因为很长,所以没耐心看的只看这一部分的摘要就行了: 所有敌人都有防护,必须优先考虑破防,我的办法是队友的 Warp、Overload、Incinerate 技能(所以 Miranda、Thane、Mordin 是VIP),还有自己的 Warp Ammo(选 Jack 的忠诚技)。 Soldier 的特点决定了需要强大的一击必杀、定点清除能力,所以我选择了 W-98 Widow 狙击枪,在终章一枪干掉一个 Collector 杂兵(不必爆头)的能力能够减少很多痛苦;Assault Rifle 威力第一,弹夹射速没法兼顾。 多用 RB 暂停,观察战局、下达指令、协助瞄准。 最难打的是 Horizon,去之前做好尽可能充分的准备,级别越高越好。但无论如何,需要有耐心… 下面正文开始。

ME2 vs ME1

Mass Effect(质量效应,下面简称 ME)是近年最让我投入的游戏——3个60级角色,所有职业都完成了 Insanity 难度,合计游戏时间超过200小时——对二代充满期待是自然的,跟踪了很久的各种官方非官方信息,提前几个月就开始预热,终于盼到了1月27日,趁这机会进了一台精英版主机,成了双机一族,买的头两个正版游戏自然是 Mass Effect 一代和二代(一代已经很难买到,最后是上 Live 下载的),然后按照计划先把一代完成一次,然后继承记录打一次普通难度的二代;然后再回头把一代角色弄到60级,再继承之冲击二代的 Insanity 难度,春节放假前公司事儿特多,放假之后赶紧继续补功课,终于完成了 Soldier 的 Insanity 难度,虽然还没有把所有职业玩遍,但游戏内容基本都体验到了,觉得是时候休息一下,想想那个早就埋在心里的问题:到底二代和一代比,哪个更好? 我觉得这个问题不能简单的回答A或者B,也不愿意使用“各有优劣”这种毫无意义的评价,所以决定写一篇真正复杂的答案,以飨同好。