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Revisiting the Give It Five Minutes Principle

They said people change. And it’s certainly so in my case. I used to be excited at new things or ideas. But not so much lately. New single-word messaging app? Seriously? New shiny digital watch? Meh. New anonymous social networking? Another one? Every new project or startup sounds so dull, stupid, and unnecessary. Even my own ideas.

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September 9 2014 Apple Live Event was not my favorite Apple event. I’ll even say that it was the worst Apple event ever. I haven’t rewatched the keynote (probably never will) and haven’t read any reviews of the keynote. So here’s my review.

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Costly Mistake

I received an email from Amazon Web Service notifying me that there were suspicious unauthorized activities in my account. Apparently my access key was exposed. It happened because I made public one of my private repos, one of the side projects I started and abandoned months ago, in which I stupidly left the AWS access key.

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App: My Story

Comic I made when I was in master course

My first app was a bingo game. Prior to that, I had only learned Java in college. Before learning Java, I always thought that software was the result of magic. When I entered master course in Japan, I was coding sloppily in C for research. Mostly playing with GNU Scientific Library. I didn’t have a Mac nor iPhone. I even teased my friend who used OSX on his laptop back in college.

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Script to Download Wwdc 2014 Videos

Script to download wwdc 14 videos

Although I’ll be most likely sleeping, I’m planning to catch up with WWDC 14 videos and watch some on the plane this weekend. I can easily download the videos via WWDC app. However they’ll eat up my iPhone’s free space. And I also want to speed up the videos a little bit. But downloading the videos one by one from the download page is too barbaric.

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Your Verse

You don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race and the human race is filled with passion, medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits necessary to sustain life but poetry beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. The quote from Whitman:

Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, - What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer. That you are here—that life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on, and that you can contribute a verse, what will your verse be?

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