Category Archives: Technology

Geeky stuff

Good Read: Being A Developer After 40

“In our industry, every technology generates what I call a “galaxy.” These galaxies feature stars but also black holes; meteoric changes that fade in the night, many planets, only a tiny fraction of which harbour some kind of life, and lots of cosmic dust and dark matter. Examples of galaxies are, for example, .NET, Cocoa, Node.js,… Read More »

Googling myself

Was thinking of a primary school classmate, typed in the name and returned a lot of result of various people, wonder what shows up now if I type in my Chinese name? (Yes I have done it before, years ago) And results are some PHP Dokuwiki plugins I wrote 9 years ago! Like… https://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:tablemath, and this https://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:autoincludeindex,… Read More »

Django vs. Laravel

After been through some tutorials of Laravel, it’s quite obvious that Django pwns Laravel in any day (if you know Python). There are a lot of manual process in Laravel that Django would have made it so easy, note this is not the same “black magic” that Laravel provides. Python vs PHP Since I am… Read More »

Laravel for Django developers, part 3

During the last day of Christmas break I’ve spent a few hours trying to pick up Laravel again, from the beginning. I remember I blogged about Laravel back in 2016 (time flies!), and reading them again, I am surprised that what I thought back in 2016 still applies today. Today I am going to talk… Read More »

What I think Yellow NZ can do – Part 1

Everyone knows Yellow NZ has a sunset product – directories. We also know that Yellow NZ has a lot of connections with SMEs. It can utilise this advantage to venture into areas that actually help these SMEs to do their business, such as providing a platform for ecommerce, booking, trading etc etc, which ultimately creates… Read More »

Orcon connection issue…

The graph below is the connection graph on Orcon VDSL, see the arrow pointed regular connection drops, it is particularly obvious during online gaming. The graph below is the connection graph tethered on my phone on 3G Mobile Data, comparing to above, a lot less connection drops.

New technology to crack down on house-flipping

Just read an article on cracking down house flipping in NZ, it says “New Zealand’s real estate watchdog is ramping up its crackdown on house-flipping by investing in new technology which allows it to track when properties have been quickly re-sold for huge profits.” So what’s the new technology is about? You would have thought… Read More »

Current state of solar energy for NZ customers

Recently there is a wave of ads/posts on my facebook about solar energy, ranging from installations to solar tax. I did a quick calculation from https://www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/solar-calculator/, using all the standard attributes and costs, it worked out that I will save a HUGE(not) $1100 in 22 years, that is without any issues within 22 years. I don’t really think… Read More »

Reading Material: Recognizing Traffic Lights With Deep Learning

A pretty good Non-AI-Experience required article talking about how to train models to recognise traffic lights. It has a few link references that will be very helpful for my future AI training/projects, eg. image-net.org https://medium.freecodecamp.com/recognizing-traffic-lights-with-deep-learning-23dae23287cc#.k941su69v