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Not Enough Azure Instances

I would just say this: buy more Microsoft stock… Azure is growing fast.

ACSIC Speaker Series #6 by Prof. Yuanyuan Zhou from UCSD (In Chinese)

Prof. Yuanyuan Zhou’s talk on her startup experience. Although the talk is in Chinese, most of the slides are still in English. Below is the brief intro for the…

Subtle signal-delivery behavior on OS X (and some other BSD systems)

An online article discussed a subtle behavior on OS X, NetBSD, and OpenBSD delivering the SIGPROF signal to multithreaded programs: http://research.swtch.com/macpprof. In a nutshell, the current implementations in…

If the Photos app for Mac stuck on “Updating”…

If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library, and just restored your whole system from a Time-Machine backup, you would very likely see your Photos app keeps showing “Updating”,…

Office 2016 for Mac is finally coming (partially) …

Microsoft has finally announced its preview version of Office 2016 for Mac. Remember the latest major version for Mac is still 2011; meanwhile, Windows has received two major…

From the name of Windows 10 to crappy software code

There is a rumor on the reason that Microsoft used the name Windows 10 instead of Windows 9: some lazy programmers used to use something like “osName.startsWith(“Windows 9″)”…

Windows 10: April Fool’s Joke Became True

Last year, there was an April Fool’s story saying that Microsoft decided to skip Windows 9, and jumped to Windows 10 directly (see here). Today, Microsoft announced Windows…

Be aware of CVE-2014-6271

CVE-2014-6271, a security vulnerability regarding remote code execution through bash, was disclosed on 9/24/2014. This vulnerability may potentially cause many breaches, due to its low difficulty of being…

A good read on the cost of app development

It’s an interesting article (link attached below). In a nutshell: never look down on app development! http://stackoverflow.com/questions/209170/how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-an-iphone-application

The adorable side of Python

Personally I would not consider Python as my first preference to build a complex system. The most important reason is the lack of type checking, so it likely causes some inter-component…