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BMW Convertible As My Beater Car

Life is too short to drive boring cars I bought a 2015 BMW X5 Dec last year, it has been half a year so far (with 2 months she stayed inside the garage for most of the time due to the pandemic), I am pretty satisfied with it, her condition is absolutely excellent, everything works, yes you see it correctly, after 5 years of its life, there was nothing broken, as BMW vehicle built in recent years, this is something not VERY easy. My plan is to keep it as long as possible before it turns into an endless money pit, and keeping her value as high as possible, one of the major reason I b...

SkyJump from Stratosphere Tower at Las Vegas - Smile all the way down

Instead of spending any cent in the money pit casinos, I’d chose to do something more meaningful and exciting :) SkyJump Las Vegas SkyJump Las Vegas holds the Guinness World Record for highest commercial decelerator descent with an official height of 829 ft (253 m) and is located at Stratosphere Las Vegas. As part of its grand opening event, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman presented a written proclamation deeming April 20, 2010 as SkyJump Day in Las Vegas. – Wikipedia (

AWS reinvent 2019 - Las Vegas

This is my second time attending AWS re-Invent, last time was year 2017, the purpose of this blog is to summarize what I’ve learned, impressed and entertained :smile: At reinvent logo Crazy crowd at midnight madness party Overall during my week staying my daily schedule was listening to sessions mixed with slack/emails during the daylight, and party/social in the evening time. All the keynotes/sessions have been uploaded here: and all announcements were summarized at this page, my personal top 5 thrilled announcement...

Ireland Trip 2019

WHEN YOU ARE OLD When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. – By William Butler Yeats 当你年老时     ...

Apply UK Visit VISA

Background I was planning to attend #adskfootball2019 in Dublin, Ireland from Jun 14th to Jun 16th, 2019: Autodesk Football Tournament 2019 In order to attend, I needed applying Ireland VISA, and since I was planning to fly back to Shanghai later in June, so I thought I could just fly from SF to Dublin, then Dublin to Shanghai, and soon I realized that there is no direct flight from DUB to PVG, so a practical (and also very fun and economic) option is to fly from Dublin to London, and then London to Shanghai, bingo ^_^

Master AWS Development Video Published

Course overview video Publishing information After 8 months of continuously hard working, this <Master AWS Development> video course is now live at: Packt Website, I described this course as below: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the gold standard of the cloud. If you are web and cloud computing developer, your life becomes much easier by diving deeper into AWS. This course shows you how to use AWS services such as IAM, S3, EC2, and RDS/Dynamo to make your applications reliable and have a consistent performance. You’ll build modern serverless applications on the cloud, and u...

Passing AWS Certified Solutions Architect

3 years of AWS hands on experience, two months of preparation, 30 hours of course learning, 300+ exam practices, this was the work I’ve done to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, my exam result is below:

Storage+Media home server for less than $300

Background I have been researched and watched many NAS options to setup a home storage+media server during the past year, and so far there was no perfect answer, either lacking features/performance, or way too expensive… An Intel Celeron CPU + 1GB mem with a customized Linux (in other words: closed source )running Plex or something else, and the cost is like $400 (terrible hardware performance), or $800+/$1000+, way too expensive, examples: Synology DS216J NAS DiskStation (DS216j) WD My Cloud EX4100 Diskless Expert Series 4-Bay NAS NETGEAR ReadyNAS 524X High Performance 10GbE 4-bay...

FC Barcelona Miracle Comeback!

0:4到6:1 - 史诗般的逆转 From 0:4 to 6:1 - Epic comeback 2017年3月8日,巴塞罗那诺坎普球场,加泰罗尼亚足球巨人巴塞罗那队坐镇主场迎战巴黎圣日耳曼队,带着首回合0:4的比分,开始了几乎所有人都认为的荣誉之战,绝大多数人(包括我在内),都认为巴萨可能会赢,但绝不可能翻盘,自有欧洲冠军杯以来,没有任何球队在落后4球的情况下能搬回来,迄今为止最惊天动地的翻盘出现在13年前,AC米兰主场4:1战胜拉科鲁尼亚,回到拉科主场,由马凯,潘迪亚尼、贝莱隆等人领衔实现4:0的疯狂逆转。此次虽说巴萨有世上无双的MSN三叉戟,巴黎账面上也绝对比当年的AC米兰差了点点,但是毕竟巴萨可是可怜得连个客场进球都没有,而大巴黎状态正佳,进1球就几乎可以宣告巴萨死刑,因为在此情况下他们需要进6球,面对由当世顶尖中卫蒂亚戈席尔瓦领衔的大巴黎防线,这种期望值是否太。。。然而,足球就是足球,理性分析与实际结果的差距经常巨大!就在此时,就在此地,巴塞罗那队实现了欧冠历史上绝无仅有的超级大逆转,全世界所有足球迷,即使不是巴萨的粉丝,都被此神迹彻底燃爆! Mar 8th 2017, Camp Nou stadium at Barcelona, the Catalan giant faced Paris Saint Germain, with a 0:4 loss take...

New Life Begins In BayArea

多年的梦想实现,展望崭新的人生目标!始终自勉,热诚而稳重,谦逊但专注;不卑不亢,以德服人;严于律己,宽以待人;永远斗志高昂,笑对挫折;不断修善自身,追求一颗强大的内心,永不言败! Long time's dream comes true, looking forward to brand new target now, self-encourage, be zealous and steady, modest but focused; be neither overbearing nor servile, win people by virtue; always be passionate, laughs in the face of setback; continuously upgrade myself, pursue a strong heart, never talking about failure! <img src="