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[Nonsense] Speed up this blog !

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After few years, I finally moved this blog to another server based on Linode (Thanks @bu). After testing for a while, it seems that the connection speed got 2x ~ 4x faster than it was ! I think this would make the reading experience better (Not sure whether there are people still reading my blog or not, whatever XD)

BTW, I am working on an undergoing project which comes from my previous opensource project – Atraci with some hackers few months ago. This is the next-generation (I guess) streaming player that would support multi-platforms like YouTube, Vimeo … etc. Because there are still some missing parts that need to be finished first, I will keep updating its recent news here when I have time. To be honest, only when you have a chance to start over a new stuff can make you learn more and grow, so if you guys got a break, try to find something new to give it a try and I am sure you would definitely get a lot from it ! (Not money for sure xD)

See you guys next time :)

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April 8th, 2015 at 3:57 pm

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[Nonsense] First Love in Japan

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宇多田ヒカル – First Love

不知道是不是因為漫畫大多都是日漫,所以不知不覺中有種受到日式文化感召的影響,開始聽起了日本歌,也想多了解這個國家、文化、甚至是人民。因為有在聽 KKBOX,所以就想聽聽看最近熱門的日語排行榜,裡面第二名的就是當時(199X)年超紅的 First Love,旋律整個就是相當懷念!

不知道是不是出於無聊,就想來查查看這個專輯(歌)的過去。一看 Wikipedia 才知道這個專輯在當時的音樂界是多麼的出名。

《First Love》是日本女歌手宇多田光出道專輯,於1999年3月10日發行。據Oricon公信榜統計,專輯發售當年在日本國內銷量突破765萬張,並持續停留在排行榜上達85星期之久。RIAJ對本專輯之正式認證為八百萬專輯(相當於32白金)[1],為日本Oricon公信榜史上銷量最高記錄。本作於台灣賣出超過50萬張,是台灣史上銷量最高東洋專輯[2],並為香港史上銷量最高東洋專輯。

《First Love》同時也是全亞洲銷量最高的專輯,全球銷量總計約一千萬張。

宇多田光一出道即在銷量方面登上Oricon公信榜四十年來歷史頂點,而那年的她只有16歲。《First love》空前的成功,往後常被日本樂壇稱為「宇多田ヒカル神話」。

2014年3月10日,由EMI唱片公司發行限量15000套的《First Love -15周年特別紀念版-》,除了歌曲重新經過音質處理,並收錄1999年於東京Zepp Tokyo舉辦的LUV LIVE演唱會DVD。

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愛上日本文化,從聽歌開始!

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November 4th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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[Nonsense] What’s going on recently ?

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It’s been a while not writing any article on my blog recently. For me, there are too many things happened within these two months no matter on life, works … etc. There are some good parts and also bad parts but I don’t want to talk too much on the later ones.

So, let me talk more about what good parts happened here recently.

Life

life sucks.

Works

Same as usual, there are too many things waiting to do / review in Mozilla. After last Friday, we just passed the due of 2.1 (but this doesn’t mean we have no 2.1+ blockers any more xD) and it’s like a “gap” now that we can refactor our old spaghetti  codes to make them clean and better.

For example :

  1. Removed some legacy code that would do the same thing in different scripts.
  2. Introduced an appsManager module in Settings app to make sure we won’t overload Settings app to keep access installed apps from API.
  3. Wrote lots of unit tests.
  4. Implementing Settings Dialog feature that we can easily use a function call to show/hide customized dialog with fancy animations.
  5. … etc

In addition to codes, I had to review partner’s codes back & forth and this reallllllly takes time … There is a huge communication gap between each others about due and how to implement features. No matter how, I think this part can get improved in later days.

And there is one more good news – We (All Mozilla employees) are going to Portland from 1st Dec ~ 6th Dec this year ! Can’t wait to go there to meet some new friends and also pass by LA to find my best friend !

Side Works

For side works,  I have focused mainly on Node.js (express 3 framework) and iOS development. I want to make an online service focusing on solving problems for backpackers when traveling and my friends and I are actively collect data for these stuffs (like hostels, food, drinks … etc).

In order to achieve this, I have to learn how to write with Swift for iOS app. I did write an app before (with obj-c) but it’s totally different from Swift in syntax and some concepts behind. But as a front-end developer, Swift looks more nature and easy to me but the only bad part for Swift is that you can’t find too many answers to specific problems because It is too young xD. But whatever, I like it so bad !

And for Node.js part, as a full-stack (I thought I was front-end) developer, you have to focus both on backend / front-end (including database, IT … blah). I am not really good at db / IT stuffs but I think this is such a good time for me to learn.(I did try some setup before but not so much) So, to conquer these, I did swipe my card on Linode to rent a machine and register one domain name for that service. By doing so, you can think this behavior of a resolution and you can’t go back ! (Because this would cost you money monthly XD)

I like the feeling to be pushed to the edge of cliff and this would force me to learn something new :)

Other plans

  1. I am planing to Thailand (Bangkok maybe ?) next year with friends.
  2. Have to keep reading books no matter what type it is ! (Just created a new page called my-bookshelf to track them :))
  3. Try to make Hax4 back so that this team can really work as a normal group !
  4. Keep learning something new.

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October 15th, 2014 at 1:07 am

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