Start blogging or not? 

I had a blog years back, then I got bored and quit. Now I have many ideas, I'd like to share my experience as a privacy advocator living in China. Are you interested? ( I promise I won't rant, I will try to be humorous when we have to talk about sad facts )

Every time when I learn something new, I first get frustrated, and I shout in my mind, "who wrote that software, it's so complicated and hard to learn, I wonder if there is another easier way to do this".

Then I figured out how to use it properly, and my reaction is like, "who wrote this software, it's so powerful and easy to use". Then telling everybody how easy this software is to use.πŸ˜‚ is extremely slow, maybe the slowest website ever. I guess that has something to do with their vintage servers.

I don't like today's music, and movies. I mainly watch movies from 20s to 70s, music from 80s. And I don't like post-modern architectures too, so as arts. Cars made before 90s either cool or elegant, today's cars are just like copies of each other. Yet I'm born after 2k.

Privacy rant, depressing 

Recommend (Weather app for mobile) to my roommates, the first question he asked was "Where is the login option, can I use my /* */ account?". I shall just commit suicide, I don't see there is any meaning in this world. WHY DON'T YOU SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT SO YOU ARE PERMITTED TO BREATHING!!!!

Me five years ago: Solving network issue β†’ Ubuntu β†’ ArchLinux
Me now: Develop a calculator β†’ Write own math parser β†’ Learn program analysis β†’ Learn GNU Bison
I like jumping into rabbit holes.πŸ˜‚

Lost my irreplaceable wedding ring on Sunday, July 5th. Longshot but I thought I'd post this in case it's spotted. I believe it slipped off during hand sanitizer. Possible locs:

- Vernon's Dnr, Bedford
- Esquire Rst.
- The BLT trail
- Glenbourne Bike Park

πŸ™ for any reshares.

Things I really want to buy but too pricy:
1. Projector
2. Headphone
3. Tape drive
4. Printer( ink Carthage )
5. Server rack
6. All of my favorite albums and movies, which is quiet a lot

We have many distros, but do you know any good distro for senior citizens? Ideally support touch control, big icon, simple function and requires no maintenance at all.

This library provides everything I want to do, but its interface prohibited me to do anything at all.

Spent hours to debug why gcc can't find my class in C++, turned out my MYCLASSNAME is already taken by one of the library I use.πŸ˜…

Apple's move to ARM 

Now all the video game addicted developers will switch to Windows.

Almost every Java programs developed by Chinese are uninstallable on default Windows machine, because Windows doesn't use utf_8 as default encoding, and Chinese developer use Chinese whenever they can.

I'm going to learn python seriously to do word processing, and automate process I have on a C++ project.πŸ˜‚

India's government banned 50 Chinese apps, which is a good thing to privacy. However, they haven't provide any alternative for social bubble addicted bored teenagers. Which will lead to censorship bypassing to access those privacy violating apps, how ironic.

KDE has migrated to GitLab! Most projects are now hosted on KDE's own GitLab instance located at

Read more about how it went and what it means for you at

Here's GitLab's blog post with more details on the move:

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