in response to china’s second major block on blogging service typepad.com (last time is to blogspot.com and it’s still blocked), someone came up with the idea of adopt a blog to promote freedom of speech. the idea is simple. if you own a private domain, you can host those blogs that are blocked. that way… Continue reading adopt a blog
just curious, how many of you have gone to store that tell you you cannot return a piece of clothing after you cut the price tag off it?
my professor said the department has decided to accept me to the graduate school even tho i haven’t taken GRE yet. i can take the test as late as the fall semester. but i do want to take it this summer. not too much can go wrong now. starting the fall semester i will be… Continue reading i'm accepted to the graduate school
easter must be an important holiday for php. via daynah apparently you can find out the date of easter in this one line of code in php: This year’s easter is on <? echo date (“M-d-Y”, easter_date()); ?> yes it changes dynamtically. easter_days() and easter_date() function
by changing the background of my site to black i’m joining the protest against china’s banning on personal websites. All typepad.com and blogs.com hosted sites are banned in China starting this morning, a week after China has agreed to amend its constitution to respect human rights. This is another move by the Central government to… Continue reading stop all the banning
as i’ve argued before, google’s algorithm is imperfect.. here’s another discussion of its down side. the search results as well as the news results (since on their faq page they said the news follows the search algorithm closely) are ranked by page ranks. PAGE RANK DEFINED: Condensed version PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature… Continue reading imperfect google
is taiwan’s election. something that does affect mainland china and possibly the relationship between US and China. but it’s kind funny how this whole thing is filled with conspiracy (reminds me of the last election in america). it definitely made the top news for quite a few days. it seems to be a big mess… Continue reading what's big right now