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matt
Shanghai, China
A simple guy living one day at a time.
Interests: kendo, vegetarian, aspiring buddhist, motorcycles, art, music, reading, languages, sports, life's purpose.
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Beautifully inspirational. A modest couple of very modest means moved the rarified world of modern art. To me it speaks to what can be achieved through passion and effort. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 6, 2013 at The Essential Me
Interestingly i only came to understand this point when fighting exactly the same behaviour in a powershell object that contained structures (similar to a hash table but rows in a dataset). Very easy to fall into a mentality of expectation based on what we see when doing tests. Even my... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 6, 2013 at The Essential Me
Awesome in so many ways, from a guy who is generous, unassuming and brilliant. World needs more people like Bunnie Huang. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 6, 2013 at The Essential Me
Truly exciting, although I will need to be patient. But there i hope I will see this in my lifetime and see the beginning of the end of that disgusting abomination of nuclear weapons and nuclear waste that "super"powers have inflicted upon this and the next 125 generations. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 6, 2013 at The Essential Me
This is for probably the best blog on getting up and going with XBee because its well written and Jeff is using lots of python. The scripts in here for configuring radios will save you a lot of time if you intend to deal with multiple XBees. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 10, 2013 at The Essential Me
I wont comment, just thanks to Alistair Campbell for sharing. The more that people around us read and learn, perhaps the less drama it will be, and the better the quality of life for those having depressive episodes. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 8, 2013 at The Essential Me
Yes I know i only the free account so I cant expect much but my annoyances are: 1. You added some dumb code for managing ads that now means most of the time pages dont load in China. The reason i chose typepad for my blogging was because it was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at The Essential Me
Reading this article about Big Data & Big Brother today via @YaleGlobal immediately made me think about the inefficiency, and incorrectness as of the way on which governments operate on a fundamental level. Elections exist primarily as a platform for citizens to choose who will represent them in parliament. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at The Essential Me
John Garnaut has been a tour de force as reporter on China. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 8, 2013 at The Essential Me
Excellent read about the role and influence of public participation around catalysing events like uprisings, disturbances, disasters. Makes you also better understand why governments, of all persuasions, are terrified of such networks. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 4, 2013 at The Essential Me
Lifehacker article about using BlueTooth to unlock PC - this is brilliant timesaver and alternative to other forms of authentication. probably not quite as secure as a thumbprint, but im sure someone will come up with an app to enter a master password; after all it is conceivable someone will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at The Essential Me
McKinsey article "China - next chapter" just arrived in my in inbox. Its a good read with sound reasoning. Well worth looking at and thinking about China must rebalance its economy in a way that also includes adjustments to the wealth distribution and social power distribution. This is the difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at The Essential Me
if you are into Typography but just want to consume some of the amazing work that comes from the pethora of typographical artists out there then check out Font Squirrel. Today i grabbed Open Sans which I had seen earlier today and think its a lovely clean font for web... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at The Essential Me
Today after writing a blog post my page is stuck in an endless loop. typepad has some annoying f-static.zemanta.com thing in the compose page. I get really annoyed at websites that have active components that connect to t######.com, g###le.com and to F###book.com because in China these hang up the page... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at The Essential Me
My experience with using bloglovin.com these past few days and why im a fan. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at The Essential Me
Posted 23 September 2006 - 11:59 PM Hey guys, How can i chnage the default Office Paper Size to A4. It is currently set to Letter. evertime i create a new document i have to manually set the paper size to A4? Thanks! via www.geekstogo.com I dont live in Liberia... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2013 at The Essential Me
Today I explained my card payment predicament to colleagues to get their suggestions for how they pay their credit cards online. Over-whelming was through online banking or through the alipay. So i had a colleague show me how to use my ICBC banking to make the payments and have just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at The Essential Me
So its 25th of the month and my credit card payment is due. China Merchants Bank has been harassing me each 2 days to increase my credit limit...and gradually upping the amount they want me to agree to. That means its time for my annual "cease and desist" phone call... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at The Essential Me
https://github.com/duncan-bayne/duncan-bayne.github.com/wiki/Expunging-Google Really interesting article I picked up from HackerNews about getting rid of Google services. I too make use of several of them, but seems that just as some of my twitter friends lament their tie in to the Apple-farm, people have only themselves to blame. There have always been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at The Essential Me
http://blog.jupo.org/2013/02/23/a-tale-of-two-queues/ Fascinating article about the differences in performance between the 2 "hot" queue systems - which is amazing when you think that actually neither is really a true pub-sub queue. Redis is the in-memory db of choice these days for websites and zeroMQ is really a networking implementation. I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at The Essential Me
收藏广州素食地图。李志强提供 广州的素食馆地址与电话!为自己的健康加分,为地球母亲的环保加分! [天... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at The Essential Me
Enjoyed this one, although to be honest i swing wildly between being the introverted nerd and the extroverted creative needing to design things in tandem with the world. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 7, 2013 at The Essential Me
This is truly a good sign. The pessimist in me thinks that 80%of those new enrolments are hoping to make yet another iPhone app that will be irritating and pointless. But there will be some that contribute to the progression of technology and we hope to the improvement of quality... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 3, 2013 at The Essential Me
Thoroughly getting used to LastPass to run the password management for my various computers and mobile devices. Its on work laptop running Win7, home Win7 laptop, home Mac Book Air, and my Samsung GT-Premier phone. Excellent way to use stronger passwords across all the sites and not have to worry... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at The Essential Me
Thank you to Kymberlie and Jen at support in Typepad. Now have my blog back operational again after a long hiatus. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at The Essential Me