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  What It’s Really Like to Work at Google


Google. It’s one of the most common household words in today’s modern society, and yet for a company that is used by most of us essentially as an algorithm, it tends to trigger a highly emotional response when overheard. It’s a dream job for college students nearing graduation, a highly coveted invitation to lunch by friends and colleagues who work near campus, and the bane of existence for those who produce content for the Internet. For several years, most of the public has seen qui...

   Google,Work,Life,Workplace     2012-01-18 08:19:00


  A Programming Idiom You've Never Heard Of


Here are some sequences of events: Take the rake out of the shed, use it to pile up the leaves in the backyard, then put the rake back in the shed. Fly to Seattle, see the sights, then fly home. Put the key in the door, open it, then take the key out of the door. Wake-up your phone, check the time, then put it back to sleep. See the pattern? You do something, then do something else, then you undo the first thing. Or more accurately, the last step is the inverse of the first. Once you're aware ...

   Programming,Idiom,Strange     2012-01-04 08:12:25


  What's wrong with us in Mobile Era?


Every day when I surf the Internet, I find much news about new smartphones and Android, iOS apps. Also I can find many people use iPhones and other smartphones with Android OS. Apparently we are now in Mobile era. People can find tons of news that says how Mobile has changed our life, made our life simpler and how easy we can know the world with mobile technology. Yes, it's true, now we only need to press a button, we can know what happens in USA which is thousands kilometres away from us. We ca...

   Mobile,Cold,Stay away,Smartphone     2012-01-07 12:10:35


  Password-less login


Most websites need user login in order to provide personalized content to visitors. The usual way is to request user to register an user account. Actually, this is not so appealing since if we need to remember one password for each website, it's troublesome, while for developers, it's their responsibility to protect password, once password is leaked, then it's a big headache to a website's business and reputation. So long time ago people started thinking about password-less login, this is a big ...

   Password-lesslogin,Authentication     2012-11-05 12:29:55


  Reasons to use blue in design


Blue color is used in many product designs and logo designs such as Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and our site. Why do companies choose blue color in their design? It's not a coincidence for them to choose blue. One saying is the color blue is associated with trust, efficiency, clarity and simplicity. Beside this reason, are there other reasons? From an interface design standpoint, blue is an incredibly useful color. Among the dark colors designers have in their toolbox, red, orange and green al...

   Design,Blue     2013-12-13 07:13:22


  Share on Twitter link


Ever wanted to give your readers, or your client’s readers a chance to share the post quickly on Twitter?The code is straight forward:<a href=”http://twitter.com/home?status=Currently reading http://www.test.com/post-url” title=”Click to share this post on Twitter”>Share on Twitter</a>If you’re using WordPress and want to automate this, simply use the following to insert the link to the current post in the loop into your link:<a href=”http://twitter.com/home?status=C...

   Twitter,Share button,Customize,Custom     2011-08-24 10:55:51


  A list of different CAPTCHA designs


Here is a list of website CAPTCHA designs which demonstrate all kinds of weird verification methods. By looking at these designs, as a website designer, you should distinguish which design is accessible and which is not.Is this human readable?What characters are in the picture?One moreWe will be crazy if we see theseOMG,What's the answer?IQ Test?Are you a normal person?You know how blind people read?ASCII PictureAre you an adult?3D verification codereCaptchaIt increase a new feature recently. It...

   CAPTCHA,Website design     2012-07-19 11:51:06


  Tim Cook is ready for China


Everybody knows that China is a big potential market. China is the biggest market of iOS devices. Currently for iOS devices, the market in North America is almost saturated, while Asia market especially China has a very big capacity for iOS devices. Tim Cook has noticed this trend. So his newly released iOS6 has showed his preference for Chinese market.  The new features added to iOS6 for supporting Chinese are : With improved text input and built-in support for popular Chinese Internet se...

   Apple,China,iOS6,Siri     2012-06-12 06:01:02


  Build Hadoop environment in Linux


Hadoop standalone installation: 1. Install JDK Install JDK with below command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk Configure Java environment, open /etc/profile, add below contents: export JAVA_HOME = (Java installation directory) export CLASSPATH =".:$JAVA_HOME/lib:$CLASSPATH" export PATH = "$JAVA_HOME/:PATH" Verify installation of Java Type java --version, if it outputs Java version information, then Java is successfully installed. 2. Install SSH Install SSH with below command: sudo apt-get...

   Hadoop.Linux,Configuration     2013-07-31 23:22:27


  PHP to get access token for Twitter app


Previously we wrote an article about getting access token for Facebook app--PHP to get access token for Facebook app. Today we will introduce how to get access token for Twitter app using PHP. Since now Twitter is also using OAuth 2.0 to allow some web apps to access some users information on behalf of one user. They provided some APIs for developers to easily get them integrated with their own websites. The first step to get all these done is how to get the access token, the access token seems ...

   Twitter,OAuth,access token,PHP     2013-03-03 03:49:26