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Reading Time: < 1 minute I learned the lesson the hard way. Almost a year ago, I left my former employer, and I had to turn in my iPhone 4s. Being a computer professional, I knew the backup thing, so I backed up the photos to iTunes, both via iCloud and via iTunes to PC. But I forgot one more

February 2, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Job I changed too much. Three W-2 in one year. I hope to stick with my current employer for a while. Family Our daughter grew up quickly. She brings us joy that words can not be easily described. And frustration sometimes, too. I think patience is very important being parent. Near the year end, we

January 17, 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 02-06-2014) My UP band died. I fully charged it, tried both soft reset and hard reset, as discussed below, but seems could not revive it. The following was written on Nov. 14, 2013. I have a bit more experience with UP band since then, note Jawbone also came up with new UP 24, which

January 15, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutes First I want to express sympathy to the Japanese people affected by the natural disaster/nuclear reactor problem. Being Chinese, I’m conscious of the long history (some good, some bad) between the two countries and two people. But on this biggest crisis for Japan since world war II, I felt sorry for the people, and doing

March 16, 2011

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 20Jan10) Removed the collision and comprehensive coverage from my 2001 Nissan Altima. This will cut the annual insurance premium in half: from $800 to $400. Now, find the other half of the car repair expense 🙂 (Original) I googled my car “rough idle” problem (aka it sometimes shake hard when the car is stopped

January 18, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes (CNET) Chinese authorities probe iPhone worker’s death (PCWorld) iPhone Suicide Case Spotlights Tech’s Dark Side Apparently many foreign media can not understand why a guy will jump off the building just because the iPhone he was in charge went missing? Well, it appears to me there are two factors: 1) It’s very very hard to

July 22, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters: JM Smucker Q4 beats Street, raises 2010 profit view. Quote: Peanut-butter and jelly maker J.M. Smucker Co’s (SJM.N) fourth-quarter profit handily beat market expectations, helped by strength in its Folgers coffee business, and the company raised its 2010 profit outlook. “Our core business continues to produce solid results and the recently added coffee business’s

June 18, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute I bought a used book “Inside COM” from Amazon Marketplace recently. This is my second Amazon Marketplace buy this year. I found for used (a little out of dated) computer books, Amazon Marketplace offers a great value. Why I need to buy the COM book? I found in order to really understand the .NET stuff,

June 2, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Went to the nearby McDonald (NYSE: MCD) yesterday afternoon, and tried out the Iced Latte. Personal opinion: the latte at MCD is not as good as Starbucks ( Nasdaq: SBUX). Two things: 1) McDonald makes this mostly by machine, while in Starbucks the barista used some hand; 2) McDonald serves the latte not in a

May 25, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mobile broadband (3G) is getting popular these days, but for most people (esp. consumers) that’s still a bit too expensive. At this time I think the good old Wifi is more suitable for me and many working from home (Starbucks, Panera Bread, Borders, Barnes Noble, or McDonald) type. I used to use Free Wifi at

May 19, 2009
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