Feng Xia

  2017-11-14

A vain debate pattern

I am amazed, that 财经郎眼 I used to enjoy so much which kept me on tap with China's economic progress and debates, is nowadays plagued with a BS culture and discussion pattern that I have witnessed, criticized, hated (no I don't hate this program, just the cliche amplified ...

  2017-11-12

Alpha Advantage SP500 API

SP500

While fixing my stock project, I hit a road block, that Yahoo's free finance API is gone!, no more. This is quite a bummer. How to get daily quotes so to reestablish the data stream? Well, as a the beauty of free market, someone is always up to ...

  2017-11-08

A mature technology

This notion of 技术已经很成熟 (it is a mature technology? a well known technology? huh? I don't even know how to translate this line.) bothers me a LOT! What do you mean by that? There are loads questions to be clarified ...

  2017-11-03

History

Reading The rape of the Nile, quite a fascinating book. It's rather surprising how recent these events were — we are talking about the mid-19th century, what, about 150 years ago? In prospective, the history of Egypt and its glorious monuments have been around for much longer than that.

reality ...

  2017-11-02

Slow down

Have you had this experience, that something you are familiar with, suddenly slowed down, which made you feel that everything was in a slow motion?

I know, it sounds pretty strange, and it is indeed strange. On the way to work this morning I was listening to my all time ...

  2017-10-22

Juju GUI nginx proxy

In LXD on localhost we introduced using LXD container to bootstrap a Juju controller. But how to access the Juju GUI? Launching it is easy enough with $ juju gui from juju host; accessing it from anywhere outside the host is a challenge. One way is through $ ssh -X to the ...

  2017-10-20

Anonymous

A poor-man's version my loved La La Land in which the perpetual theme of love, ambition, losing integrity in the face and name of opportunity. Why can't reality lose, once?

  2017-10-12

Bad day

Have you ever been caught in a mode that you just feel the whole life is collapsing, not necessarily things are really bad, just that you feel the mind is on a edge pissed off by something at that moment that you just ...

  2017-10-11

KVM

KVM is something new to me, and it sounds awesome. The experience I want to have is a local dev that I can copy & paste from some base image in case I forgot to take a snapshot at milestone. This way I feel comfortable to stand up a sandbox, try ...

  2017-10-07

Art > tech

I'm obsessed by La la land. How many times have I watched and listened to this film? I'm playing it everyday now at work as it is also the only movie I loaded on this computer. While I was doing it, I was thinking what I would like ...

  2017-10-04

Sensitive touchpad

The symptom is that typing jumps all over the place.

Tune sensitivity

The idea here is to use xinput command to tune finger sensitivity values so to find a good balance. Also, we are to disable touch point (the little read dot rubber thingy on Lenovo's laptops) since I ...

  2017-09-28

Say, no

Browsing wechat friend posts, and one image, as common as it actually is, the never say no type of moral pump, suddenly got me thinking.

I used to think the can do attitude is so positive, energetic, optimistic, worth holding on, worth broadcasting, worth preaching, worth teaching, worth affecting everyone ...

  2017-09-15

China's Nationalism

What is a nationalism? Is it a bad thing, or a good thing? The word always reminds me the dawn of WWII that Japan empire was, in my history education, powered by its fanatic nationalism spirits to conquer the world and to bring prosperity to its new lands.

What made ...

  2017-09-06

Juju local LXD

Using Juju's LXD provider is the least-hassle way to start an experience of Juju and its charms. However, if you have done charm development for a while, you know making a one line of code change, deploying charm, then wait to see the new code got executed ← it's ...

  2017-08-31

sharing economy

Sharing economy is hot. Looking around, one can't help feeling just about everything can be shared. But then, you can't help asking yourself, "where does it end?"

Really, so cars can be shared, houses can be shared, stools can be shared, bikes can be shared... so what can ...

  2017-08-23

People psyche

Have you observed something that ppl do, and you just wonder what the hell*? Yes, I find human behavior very puzzling. Maybe it's just me that is not connected with surroundings and felt isolated. But seriously, there are just these things that ppl do that I can't help ...

  2017-08-12

Modern slavery

I'm convinced now that the number one problem I am annoyed by the modern Chinese culture is that it create self-contradictory person. They speak in logics however they see fit without being aware of that two points coming out of their mouth are actually contradictory. Take it further, they ...

  2017-08-12

Art, a thought

Finished reading Kenneth Clark's Civilisation. I can't say I actually understand the book, because nearly every item he was talking about and describing with passion and logic, I had little idea. I barely recognized some names, and very little of the artifacts. Sculptures, some; paintings, nearly none; background ...

  2017-08-09

Tencent & Opium

Listening to this talk this morning, the thought hit me. How do you look at this game?

Games, in my humble opinion, are just, bad. I know it's unfair to say so since I have grown out of that addiction phase, and every boy/man will go through that ...

  2017-08-07

What does IT system bring

After long thoughts, I believe I have come to the conclusion that there are only three things that technology should bring, would bring, and should their objectives:

  1. information repository: everything is saved, time stamped, digitized, and probably even structured.

  2. efficiency: this comes from the fact that data inputs are sanitized ...