1. Hosting for Playground Moved Again

    This "blog" has seriously not been touched for over a year. Moreover it felt like I have not blogged for a very long time and almost forgot how it felt to write. Here is just a PSA -- I have moved the hosting for this Pelica powered site back to DreamHost, just to consolidate. After all it's just a static site -- nothing more than thousands of scattered HTML and resource files. Since I already have a DreamHost account (for the last 11.5 years) with "unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth" I might as well use it to hosting this site and let the experts worrying about the servers.

    On a related event, I recently acquired a Sydney dedicated server from OVH (the big France hosting company) via this OzBargain deal. After much delay the server finally got delivered almost 4 months later. Pretty good spec (E3-1245v5, 32GB RAM, 2x 480GB SSD) but some unrealiable routing. For example round trip to Singapore takes 500ms via New Jersey, and round trip to my Network Presence VPS next door (in Equinix SY1) takes 230ms via LA. Running Debian 8 + LXC at the moment, this will eventually replace the dedicated server I got from Exigent last year. Sneaky Exigent has recently increasing their price by 10% by claiming the plan price is now ex-GST. Actually the 2nd time got stunned by Exigent since 2010 -- shame on me.

  2. Tweets of The Week 20 Feb 2017

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 20 Feb to Sunday 26 Feb.

  3. Tweets of The Week 13 Feb 2017

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 13 Feb to Sunday 19 Feb. 07:35AM 15 Feb 17 Whirlpool moves away from Bulletproof. Good idea IMHO. Sponsored hosting might sound cool but can be really limiting https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/alert/?a=priv-forum... 07:12AM 15 Feb 17 Linode finally …
  4. Tweets of The Week 06 Feb 2017

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 06 Feb to Sunday 12 Feb. 01:43PM 09 Feb 17 @rayonefish You have already emailed me but sorry I am not interested in whatever you are selling (therefore it went straight to the bin) 08:25PM 08 Feb 17 @rayonefish yeah, and you are …
  5. Tweets of The Week 30 Jan 2017

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 30 Jan to Sunday 05 Feb. 06:14AM 04 Feb 17 The STEM Crisis Is a Myth http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/the-stem-crisi...
  6. Tweets of The Week 16 Jan 2017

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 16 Jan to Sunday 22 Jan. 09:23PM 19 Jan 17 Looks like the bush fire is getting worse #Coolum #Bushfire https://twitter.com/scottyang/status/822041706207924224/p... 08:24PM 19 Jan 17 Local bush fire at Sunshine Coast @ Coolum Beach Sun Shine Coast https …
  7. Tweets of The Week 02 Jan 2017

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 02 Jan to Sunday 08 Jan. 11:08AM 06 Jan 17 Mind blown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OstlcHLRHg8&feature=youtu... via @YouTube 03:31PM 05 Jan 17 $ grumpy app.py > app.go; go build app.go; ./app https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/01 …
  8. Tweets of The Week 26 Dec 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 26 Dec to Sunday 01 Jan. 02:49PM 01 Jan 17 @andrewlwalsh looking at the weather reports. Maybe next week :) 06:58AM 01 Jan 17 Ran Kingsford to Coogee this morning for the first sunrise in 2017. Got nothing... https://twitter.com/scottyang/status/815301243715227648 …
  9. Tweets of The Week 19 Dec 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 19 Dec to Sunday 25 Dec. 07:58PM 23 Dec 16 Received a Google Pixel phone with no sender on the box. Surprised… https://www.instagram.com/p/BOWv_KmD8895JAKTpWbm3ixHVWsc_... 03:58PM 23 Dec 16 OzBargain has been compiling a list of deals for Boxing Day …
  10. Tweets of The Week 12 Dec 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 12 Dec to Sunday 18 Dec. 08:08PM 17 Dec 16 OzBargain is donating $18,000 + $10 x unique commenters to charities this Christmas https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/282403?utm_campaign=sha...
  11. Tweets of The Week 28 Nov 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 28 Nov to Sunday 04 Dec. 06:47AM 29 Nov 16 Thanks @liammannix for covering a story on @ozbargain http://www.smh.com.au/business/from-birdseed-loaf-to-pull... via @smh
  12. Tweets of The Week 21 Nov 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 21 Nov to Sunday 27 Nov. 02:19PM 24 Nov 16 @netpresops Any update on node 14?
  13. Tweets of The Week 14 Nov 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 14 Nov to Sunday 20 Nov. 10:31PM 15 Nov 16 @josephb A bit of both, plus per-user customisation making caching a bit of headache. 08:38PM 15 Nov 16 @josephb Currently doing ~1800-1900 pages/minute. Database servers aren't particularly happy. 08:09PM 15 Nov …
  14. Tweets of The Week 31 Oct 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 31 Oct to Sunday 06 Nov. 09:49AM 05 Nov 16 "70% of parents have no clue what their kids do for work" For a while my parents think I am selling junks on eBay http://www.startupsmart.com.au/advice/growth/innovation/7... 09 …
  15. Tweets of The Week 24 Oct 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 24 Oct to Sunday 30 Oct. 09:37AM 27 Oct 16 Heading to The University of Sydney in a few minutes. 30 T-shirts to giveaway. https://twitter.com/ozbargain/status/791046888828997634
  16. Tweets of The Week 10 Oct 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 10 Oct to Sunday 16 Oct. 07:31AM 11 Oct 16 Good morning Australia @ Brisbane Airport https://www.instagram.com/p/BLZciRBjzriUJ4GkmGFH7A1NXF5zQ... 09:01PM 10 Oct 16 Bye Narita
  17. Tweets of The Week 03 Oct 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 03 Oct to Sunday 09 Oct. 05:35PM 08 Oct 16 Found it! At Miffy Style in Tokyo Station @ 東京駅 (Tokyo Station) https://www.instagram.com/p/BLSzMKTjPTs0RuLF9wyvTtnGzhU8X... 05:33PM 08 Oct 16 The puzzle game millions of people are playing everyday - Tokyo subway system …
  18. Tweets of The Week 26 Sep 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 26 Sep to Sunday 02 Oct. 07:28PM 02 Oct 16 @sonnylu maybe next time - definitely thinking about coming back more. Schedule packed tomorrow and travel to Osaka tomorrow night 06:56PM 02 Oct 16 @sonnylu you permanently based in Kyoto? 04:49PM 02 Oct …
  19. Tweets of The Week 19 Sep 2016

    Tweets of scottyang from Monday 19 Sep to Sunday 25 Sep. 10:53AM 24 Sep 16 43% of @OzBargain sessions are mobile, yet they don't get the weekend dip, ie a significant portion of desktop user… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/779483815508967425