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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…

Recommendation: Probabilistic Programming & Bayesian Methods for Hackers

A really nice “open-source” book on the Bayesian method, in an easy-read form. I wish I could have read it when I was an undergrad 😛 See here:…

Extending my internship at NEC Labs for another four months

I will continue working on the current projects at NEC Labs until mid December. I will go back to NC State in Spring 2015 for the rest of…

Cappuccino + Chips = ?

Why, Chad! Why!!!

Expanding your knowledge of sciences with fun

Every young kid has a dream of future. When I was a kid, I once hoped to become a scientist, which was not a computer scientist like what…

A scenic view outside LGA

It’s really nice to have a scenic place to watch flights taking off and landing – there were very few flights in Saturday, though…

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 Empire State Building

I’ve never been to the top of the Empire State Building, but passed by it several times. Every time the building reminded me of the Daleks, a fictional…

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…

Migrated to Microsoft Azure

Thanks to the data accident happened last night with my previous hosting provider, I finally decided to embrace Microsoft Azure as my new hosting provider. I thought the…