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Back to Blogger.com

Today, I closed the WordPress blog and back to Blogger.com.
I gave up the original domain name for some reasons including privacy considerations.
Now you see a new domain name, but I have not made a decision whether to continue blogging. Now my available time is getting less and less, and only some of the time is on the podcast.

Should I continue to blogging? What to write? There is a lot of content to write in the surrounding environment, but it is difficult to change. I should still try to change myself and vote with my feet.

And privacy is what I have always been concerned about now. I would rather remain anonymous and invisible.
So blogger.com outside the China GreatFireWall are still an important consideration for me.
I also deleted and intend to delete most of the comments in the original articles, in order to protect the privacy of the commenters.

In the next period of time, I will adjust the parameters of this new blog, delete most of the original articles, and gradually corre…

Hi all, relax, I am still here.

Just that I will write in English in the future.

This blog has been hosting to wordpress.com, part of it can not be accessed in China, so I can focus on writing.

I know that has not been updated for a long time. Because there are more meaningful things out of the Internet. I just did not have time to blogging, and will not give the blog to a closed protocol, such as WeChat. I always insist rss full-text output for free browsing.

Insist on reading, insisted independent thinking.
The heart of Love freedom, democracy never stops. God loves me. Courage is with me.

A heavy user of Internet, what will happen if disconnected?

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The object of this experiment is myself.

The last time disconnected the Internet was go to Beijing in 2001. There was no smart phones and mobile Internet, so disconnected with the world as long as two weeks, when I got home, typing hands are stiff.

Recently move to a new house, I suddenly realized that all these years has not been real quiet, so I thought: why not try life without the Internet? Gmail also blocked completely by China's goverment (of course I can access it), I do not learn some fools seclusion, just think in these took too much time.
Well, I will spend more time to join parties underline, cooking, watching movies, reading, writing articles, playing consoles, sleeping.

As an IT and Internet practitioner, disconnect is not an easy thing. My plans are:

Not to install fiber-optic and broadband. (Completed)Log off / stop all social services except Facebook. (Completed)The only connection that can be used is a cell phone network and Wechat app.I can watch news every day, …

Bought Google's third son

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Switch from Nexus One to Nexus S, then Galaxy Nexus. Should Google give me a prize? 😁

GN looks beautiful, the screen is much larger, but the touch is average. The black screen of SAmoled is outstanding, but it has graininess and high contrast. The overall screen performance is not as good as NS.
The hardware is of course improved, and the battery life is good.

In short, GN does not give people a stunning feeling, it is just a regular upgrade of NS. Looking forward to the fourth son this Christmas!

IOU sent by Aiweiwei

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No. 012346.
This paper should be kept properly, wait for the fat guy to pay back!😄

I read the first sentence and lol:
"The man who wrote this proof now owe a lot of moneyinexplicably"...

Stories related to user experience design (UED)

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I have been paying close attention to UED. Here are a few things I have experienced. If the designer thinks more, these embarrassments can be completely avoided.


Freak out after-sales manager He told me he received a user complaint a few days ago, like this:
"Liar! the microwave popcorn isn't ready at all! I unpacked it and it was full of hard corn kernels and a pile of oil! Can't eat it at all! I microwave it and caught fire! I spent more than 1,000 yuan to buy a new oven! My oven worked for 5 years and it was burnt by your popcorn! Give me compensation for the loss! ... " The manager was down. He told me and couldn't laugh or cry.


Think of users as idiots In the summer of 2004, I worked on user interface (UI) design for a period of time. At that time, the project manager said to me: "Just treat users as idiots."

He explained the meaning: Because the user's knowledge and experience are not on the same level, we must consider the dumbest user. They …

Made Google carbody stickers

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Made two stickers, support Google! Very eye-catching…So had the following conversation:
"How much did Google pay you for advertising it this way?"
---- Print shop owner
"What does this mean? China Mobile?"
---- Delivery colleague (he saw the same Google logo on my phone)

"Are you showing this to Google's satellites?"
---- Industry colleagues
"Google quit China, are you calling it back?"
---- Car store owner

My answer was: "No, I welcome it to leave, don't suffer in this land." (It's not "Google quit China", but "China quit the Internet".)









In Google We Trust

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I was busy all day until I found a list of articles in Google Reader during dinner, all about Google's quit from China.
google.cn has redirectd to google.com.hk.



This day should have come long ago. If Google compromises, then we have made the wrong choice.
Now what can we do besides cheering Google? Google is indeed our Google!

Even if Google is blocked, we will, must, able to use Google.

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Google quits China, vilify campaign begins