Just a computer geek alternating his life between Hà Nội and Sài Gòn.

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Reviving My Blog

February 22nd, 2019

As one of my goals in 2019 is to write more, I decided to dust off my blog and migrate it to a (hopefully) longer-lasting place.

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macOS Gems

January 21st, 2019

Some lesser-known Mac apps I've relied on over the years: BeardedSpice, Bumpr, Micro Snitch, ToothFairy, etc.

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On Tumblr

August 5th, 2014

I first started my tumblelog late February 2007, the same month Tumblr was founded. Back then I also maintained a separate WordPress blog, where I jotted down my thought in, for lack of a better word, longer form. Over the years I found less and less free time to keep up with my once-a-week posting schedule, and finally pulled the plug on that blog. The tumblelog still lived on, thanks to its ‘microblogging’ nature.

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Journey to the Windows Phone 7 Platform

June 14th, 2012

For some strange reasons, I had to part with my iPhone 4 and chose to switch to another platform while waiting for the next iPhone’s imminent launch. I picked Windows Phone 7 and bought a Nokia Lumia 710 to go with it.

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My Unpublished Kindle Review

June 8th, 2011

I wrote this review on March 8th, nearly 5 months ago. It’s a ‘glowing review’ as I put it back then. Ironically the day I wrote it was the day my Kindle died. Yes, half of its screen suddenly went blank, and no effort I made was able to bring it back to life. Fragile.

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Switching to an SSD

February 7th, 2011

The performance gain is very much noticeable: Launching applications takes no time at all, compiling code is amazingly fast, and opening my Aperture libraries didn’t slow my machine down as usual. It’s like a dream comes true.

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Different iPhone Text Input Implementations

September 7th, 2010

While brainstorming ideas for my next iOS app, I come across the need to accept large text input on the iPhone. Given the small size of the screen, it’s hard to fit a whole lot of UI controls while keeping the simplicity of the app. In this post, I visit different implementations of iPhone text inputs found in some of my frequently-used apps.

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April 27th, 2010

As part of Google Summer of Code 2010, I’m going to spend this summer making an iPhone app for the Inclusive Design Institute.

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