Centralization and Censorship

For those of you that don’t know, Facebook and Twitter have been blocked here in the People’s Republic of China for the past several months. While most woul...

Google IPv6 SSL Certificate Problem

I have been accessing Google via IPv6 for the past few months thanks to the nice people at Hurricane Electric. Every once in a while when using Gmail, I will...

China Unicom 3-Year iPhone Exclusive

Chinese media is reporting that China Unicom and Apple have signed a 3 year deal to sell the iPhone in mainland China.  Reports are that Unicom will purchase...

Yogurt Workshop

My friend Karen and her business partner Andy have been hard at work introducing the concept of gourmet frozen yogurt to the Guangzhou consumer. Their brainc...

Newspaper Blackout Poetry in Chinese

I have been a fan Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout Poetry since I came across them on Facebook. Last week, while walking by a newspaper stand in Guangzhou, ...

Find your bugs faster...

We have heard both from Pay4Bugs customers and testers that they needed a better way to manage the ever increasing number of bugs our testers have helped cus...

3.0 Locks 1st Gen iPhone

Despite what some other blogs claim restoring my jailbroken/unlocked 1st generation iPhone with 3.0 software did result in it being re-locked to AT&T mak...

Cachefly seems to be down

The CDN Cachefly seems to be partially down.  As of 4:24pm HKT, their homepage and FTP upload server are both not responding.  Data currently deployed on the...

Organizing Photos on SmugMug

Those that know me well, or have had the opportunity (or perhaps bad luck) to travel with me know that I enjoy taking pictures. Late last year, I started loo...

Radical Technology Decisions

Designing Pay4Bugs, our new global software testing marketplace, provided us with much more flexibility in our technology choices when compared with designin...