You’ve Got Mail in Retrospect

It's interesting to see how fast that technology has been evolving and changed our lives since the movie was released in 1998.

OpenStack Summit Atlanta

OpenStack is getting maturer and big companies are fighting to make sure it works for their interests.

OpenStack Summit Hong Kong

Earlier this month, I went to Hong Kong to attend OpenStack Summit and finally got a chance to visit places, whose names are so familiar to me since my childhood, in person.

Microsoft Store at Valley Fair

With interactive Kinect games, Microsoft Store certainly attracts more eyeballs than its neighbor.

Xoom vs. iPad 2

As I happen to own both Xoom and iPad 2, arguably the two best tablets in the market, I dare to jump in and give my views on these two products.

Photoshop turns 20

Photoshop turns 20 as of today. The measurement of its success, similar to 'google', which is not achieved by many other more popular products, is that 'photoshop' has become a verb, although often time with a negative meaning.

Export Google Maps’ Route to KML

I have been thinking of displaying photos I took at places I traveled on Google Maps. I think it is a great way to present two of my hobbies, photography and travel. Many geotagging software can map GPS coordinates and synchronize timestamps of GPS and EXIF tags embedded in the photos, so…

A Snapshot of Internet based on Google Analytics

Google Analytics not only maintains how many visitors your website has and where they are from, it also has detailed breakdown of how they get to your site. From these statistics, you can more or less sense the current status of Internet. It is interesting to study them and compare…

Move to BlueHost Web Hosting Service

I have been using my home PC to host my website and gallery for almost 10 years. I had a good experience moving my gallery to Zenfolio and SmugMug (updated review here), access is faster, uptime is better and storage is really cheap these days, so I felt it’s a good idea to host my website on a professional hosting service as well.

I compared features and fees of a couple of hosting service and talked with two customer service agents. Because most pages of my website are driven by MySQL and PHP, these are the must-have features. Eventually, BlueHost stands out among others. It is the first recommendation in WordPress website and its online reviews are mostly positive. Although most services I evaluated provide similar features, bluehost’s website just looks more professional. The new user has 30-day money back guarantee, so I decided to go with it.