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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My Unpublished Kindle Review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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My 2011 Setup

January 8th, 2011

After installing the new Intel SSD, my good ol’ MacBook Black Early 2008 became much faster. This surely achieved my dream setup (for now at least).

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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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