1. Cafe with working WIFI in Manhattan

    This is just a short list of cafes that has wifi fast enough to work. Yelp's list didn't really help because there was a lot of false information. Starbucks generally works, though if you actually want decent coffee that's not over roasted and blend, you should check out these alternatives.…


  2. Adventures with the Dessert Towers

    An (Unpleasant) Encounter with Calcite Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). The other polymorphs are the minerals aragonite and vaterite. Aragonite will change to calcite at 380–470 °C, and vaterite is even less stable. Wikipedia Before going to Castleton Tower in…

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  3. Neural Art Video - Yangshuo

    Inspired by A Neural Algorthm of Artistic Style, I made a video style adaption from a drone aerial of Yangshuo, Guilin. Looking at my hometown through the lens of artist is a pleasant experience. (If you are in China 墙内请戳优酷) Some of the higher layer neural network from the original…

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  4. One Gram At A Time

    I never imagined there would be such a big roof that could be climbed. 100 meters of fresh air licks your feet while you are moving on across a blank wall sparingly dotted with crystal edges. Like the splashes on the mirror while you are washing hands in the bathroom,…

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  5. 牙关是用来咬的

    上星期去爬美国本土最高峰惠特尼(Whitney)和北美最经典50条攀岩线路之一的鲁塞尔峰(Russell)鱼钩脊,算得上是千辛万苦的翻山越岭。像20公斤的背包、每天500米的上升海拔、超过13个小时的活动时间都是早就料到的家常便饭。不过在此之上,攀岩者还需要极好的口腔素质,因为要所要处理的情况里面有太多是咬紧牙关硬着头皮才啃得下去。 扎营的头一天山风阵阵持续到第二天中午。起床想带上隐形眼镜,刚用手指把眼镜从眼镜盒里面粘出来,就被山风笑呼呼的吹走了。没有隐形眼镜可以带了。 这山风挂了一夜也算是够狠的,帐篷布就如同人的两个巴掌一样,左右两边互相扇了一个晚上。这可是山神给你鼓掌呢,认了吧。 我的攀岩搭档史先生有一个塑料材质的可伸缩杯子,多么高级的野营餐具,第二天回来的时候发现被营地旁边的旱獭把杯子底当作晨练目标,咬出一个完美的圆圈。杯子就这样牺牲了。 同去的Kelvin同学过去是跑马拉松的健将,攀岩水品也是高人一等。不过这次背包算计失误,上鲁塞尔峰的时候只背了一点五升饮用水。本以为当天寒风凌烈,太阳躲在云后面乘凉,用水量会少。结果在他经过8个半小时的攀岩之后刚到山顶水就喝完了。下山还得3个小时,他咬咬牙,处于对同伴辛苦力气的尊重,没有问同伴讨水,硬走下来。 跟Kelvin同去的伊万女同学也算是身经百战的攀岩老手,不过她对高海拔缺氧的适应一直不是太好。这次出发刚走了两个小时到达鲁塞尔峰山脚准备攀岩的时候头就开始疼了。因为如果这个时候打退堂鼓的话Kelvin同学也得跟着回去,因为攀岩是需要两个人的活动。所以她咬咬牙,硬撑着头痛风吹一天。回到营地一句话没有说冲进帐篷里面就睡觉了。 周日早上准备离开,还没有起床就听见远远的半山腰上面传来一男一女说笑的声音。…

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  6. windows 10 intel老版显卡驱动

    最近升级windows 10,我的显卡还是intel很多年前的mobile 4 series (GM45)。官方已经停止驱动支持(intel你吃什么长大的)。有很多文章会用windows的测试模式装windows 8 的驱动,不过还是麻烦。最近发现一个第三方修改的驱动, 直接安装就能用,非常开心。经测试opengl 2.1支持完全没问题。墙外链接http://danielkawakami.blogspot.com/2014/08/gma-4500-series-feature-pack-for.html…


  7. 痴迷不为过

    痴迷,痴迷,再痴迷(Be Obsessive, Be Obsessive, Be Obsessive)【1】 这句话是特斯拉创始人(Elan Musk)的前妻贾斯汀(Justine Musk)在Quora上面回答“如何成为前无古人后无来者的成功之人“留下的6字真言。过去只是对这种程度的偏执有个模糊的想象。一个偶然的机会让我认识了Amber,跟随着跑去犹他州转了一圈,才知道什么样的人可以为了自己梦想不顾一切。Amber是一个自学成材的摄影师,在500px上面你能看到他一些不错的作品。两年前的他刚从斯坦福毕业,还在Twitter为”增加用户黏度“开发推荐系统。但是做得再好的推荐系统都已经不是革命性的创新。就算Twitter没有这个推荐系统,用户的使用量也不会发生质的改变。Amber的梦想非常远大,要能做出把不可能变成可能的事,远超过每天刷Twitter的人所能理解的范畴。于是他开始寻找新的方向。 ”不要追寻前人的路,也不要妄想有榜样可以模仿。“下一步”只能靠你自己走。”(Don't follow a pre-existing path, and don't look to imitate…


  8. Law is Law is Law in Singapore

    You probably have heard about some stories about how ruthless Singaporean government can be when it comes to law enforcement. There was a 'caning' punishment to an American citizen for vandalism which made to the headline news in the 1996 [1]. It's probably just another ordinary event for Singaporeans, but…