A month ago I helped another team in the office to build an incremental update system on top of the existing HackerWatch cache builder. Recently that awesome team won company’s Bravo award, I would say, expectedly. For appreciating my contribution to their project, they bought me a gift with their own bonus. You guys are so generous!

It’s a Kindle with WiFi + 3G, as well as a leather cover.

PEBKAC issue

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you encounter a problem with your application that seems impossible to figure out and makes you want to pull out your hair. In some of those situations, it ends up being a PEBKAC issue.

Always get yourself checked first 🙂

My own space

As you may know, Microsoft will terminate the Live Space service next year, and users are given the option to move their blog to WordPress. I migrated mine to WP, but it’s hosted within my own web space instead of, which allows more capabilities and flexibility. I now have full control over my blog. Let WP’s paid services go to hell!

Here you are:



啫啫看到妹妹最喜欢说的一句话就是“妹妹好可爱呀”- 姐妹情深!

Hardware component list of my new computer

CPU – Intel Core i7 930 (BX80601930)

Heatsink – CoolerMaster V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)

Motherboard – Gigabyte X58A-UD5 (GA-X58A-UD5)

Memory – OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3-1600 (OCZ3P1600LV6GK)

CORSAIR Vengeance 24GB DDR3 1600 (CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9)

Video Card – XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (HD-577A-ZNFC)

Hard Drive –

      • 1 X Kingston SSDNOW V+ Series 128GB (SNVP325-S2/128GB) – for System
      • 2 X Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 (WD1002FAEX), RAID-0 – for Archive

Case – CoolerMaster HAF 932 (RC-932-KKN1)

Power Supply – CoolerMaster Silent Pro 850W Modular (RS-850-AMBA-J3)

Monitor – BenQ E2420HD (E2420HD)

Wireless Adapter – D-LINK Rangebooster DWA-140 (DWA-140)

Input Device – Logitech Wireless Desktop MK300 Keyboard and Mouse Combo (920-001971)

UPS – CyberPower 1500VA900Watts (CP1500AVRLCD)

Isn’t that fancy?

hmmm…, sort of… Hot

Windows 7’s ‘GodMode’

Windows 7’s so-called GodMode is actually a shortcut to accessing the operating system’s various control settings. By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard-drive partition.

To enter "GodMode," you only need to create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:


Once that is done, the folder’s icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I’m not sure it’s my idea of playing God, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.