Something about Skype: Alternative Approaches

对于大多数的朋友而言,Skype绝对不是个陌生的东西。毕竟在当今鱼龙混杂的VOIP市场中,Skype应该是领军级别了。无容置疑,它所提供的相对稳定的网络和服务,以及不错的价格,让他在广大用户中树立了相对不错的口碑。对于留学在外的朋友们,或者平时电话非常多的童鞋们而言,Skype可谓是一个福音。... Read More

Lancaster of Winter: A First Impression

按照办公室好友金沙兄的话来说,我就像刚出生的孩子,对周围的一切都充满着极端的好奇和兴奋。对此,他充满了无语。也是,像他这样在英国呆了接近十年的老鸟,应该早就目空一切了吧?可是对于我这样一个接受了二十多年的社会主义教育的人而言,初次来到一个全新的国度,能不开心吗?更何况,这里有着远胜于国内的生活条件和科研支持,使我有着一种如鱼得水的感觉,这又能如何让我兴奋?于是,我决定接着上一回,利用办公室的电脑,写下这篇博客,以满足各位读者的好奇心。... Read More

Internet: Crystal Space or Not?

随着“我爸是李刚”这句话成功的传到了国外并当上了纽约时报国际版的头条新闻,网络的功力越发被人们推到了一个全新的高潮。试想,如果没有网络这个好东西,我们到哪里去围观“楼脆脆”,我们到哪里去探求“躲猫猫”,我们更是到哪里去更新我们重要的物理知识——70功力/时的小车也能产生令人恐怖的动量,并在t无限小的时候产生无穷大的F。零零总总,正是这个水晶球(Crystal Space)给予了我们充分的空间,围观的内容,探求的真理以及学习的动力。哦,对了,还有我在这里胡言乱语的机会。... Read More

How to Use Google Voice in China

按照某些朋友的话来说,最近因为忙完了考博、雅思(不知道是否需要二战)以及毕业论文(等待答辩),实在是闲得无聊。于是想找点东西来捣鼓捣鼓。作为一个把玩了电脑快二十年(把小时候用286电脑学标准指法都算上了)的人来说,一般常见的东西,比如什么QQ概念版,开心网偷菜之类的显然不会引起我的太大兴趣。在苦思冥想之后,遂想起我的Gmail邮箱里还躺着一份Google Voice的邀请函。由于Google Voice原则上只对美国开放,而我目前却在天朝呆着。于是乎,如何让我这样的天朝子民来和谐这个服务成了我这两天最有兴趣的课题。... Read More

Google.cn: Let’s Say Goodbye!

image6[1] If you are familiar with the happenings these months related to the Google in China,  you should not forget the debating several months ago that concerns the exit of Google, a world-famous search engine, from China, a country that is famous around the world for its strict censorship on both Internet and traditional medias, like TV, newspapers and magazines. In fact, in the past few months, majority of Chinese like me, are still holding the hope that the Google should maintain its service in China, with the consideration on the commercial benefit, which, in my opinion, ultimately determines the decision for most businessman.... Read More

Online Cheating: A True Story

话说这年头的诈骗行为真是如雨后春笋般层出不穷。我们的智商也在一次次的大浪中接受着考验。在这场攻防战中,诈骗技术和防诈骗技术都在你来我往的交手中大有长进。看来,与高手过招这句话果然是句放之四海而皆准的经典语句啊。而QQ上时不时的“中奖陷阱提示”,MSN上的“不要透露信用卡信息”的警告以及各大报纸上的诈骗故事时时都在提醒我们:社会有风险,领奖需谨慎啊。而我今天要讲的就是我遇到的一个真实的欺诈案例。... Read More

Freedom on Internet: An Alternative Explanation

image Abstract: This article mainly discuss the production of regulation on Internet, as well as its anticipated consequence, grounded with the traditional economic theory. i argue the appropriate regulation on Internet is necessary due to the existence of naive users of Internet as well as the herding behavior. But I also argue that strict censorship can also mean cliff effect, which is a tragedy for the users. The contribution of this article is that it is the first time to link the development of Internet to the economic understanding. And the conclusion is also of practical meanings to the academics and practitioners who are focus on the investors protection in emerging markets.... Read More

Google in China: To Be or Not To Be

It would be amazed to see that a young man who works at the computer for eight hours and more that is ignored about Google. For us, the coming out of search engine has changed our lives. Their service make the seeking of specified information from the pool of Internet become easy. Among the numerous search engine, Google is undoubtedly the most famous one due to its advantage on technology and service. And in less than a decade, the Google has developed from a small workshop, settled in a garage, to a global company that integrated various services, like online photo album, Email service, Books, etc. However, it is this large firm that announced his willing of exiting China this morning.... Read More

Internet Constraints: Sounds Kidding but Real!

image It is quite amaze to hear that there are some country that are trying to constrain the usage of the internet from their citizens, with the reason of preventing them from the ‘bad things’. But it is really happening now, and increasingly famous software are obeying this governmental willing. The failure of some largest firms, like Wal Mart and Bol-China, both tell us the importance of running a business with political connections in China.... Read More

Short Address Forbidden: Internet or Intranet?

great-wall This post is quite occasional, I don’t even plan to discuss the GFW again since it can repeat my previous article on this related topic. It is Bill again, that told me some errors occur on my short link posted to the Twitter when updating my newly posted articles. Though due to some faults he temporarily closed his personal blog, he kept the professional perspicacity as a software engineering. Thanks for his help on helping me fix numerous faults since the start of this blog.... Read More