Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Year Resolution

Just come back from my visit trip to China. I spent about 3 weeks there in Wuhan and Beijing to visit my parents and family relatives. During my stay in China, I had some time to think about the new year 2013. In the past year, my work switched to application support. Therefore, I had less time on software development. In 2013, I think this will be the same.

The only thing I will do is my Mac or iOS development. I think I have layout very solid foundation already. I have started several projects, but not finished yet. The only way to make progress is to make personal commitment. I have set up my year 2013 resolution: first, loss weight 10%, to about 150p. The second one is to commit two days after work time on my iOS development. With this effort, I'll be able to finish my long-over-due project.

Start from this week!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cardiovascular System and ProvexCV

This is a known fact:: Coronary heart disease is the singl leading cause of death in the world today. In our lifetime, it is highly likely this deadly disease will affect us or some one we love. People have been waiting for science research break through in this area, either cure solution or even impotently a way to prevent heart disease.

As a IT technician, I want to maintain my cardiovascular system in good shape. Through my after work investigation and research, I am so fortunately to find out there is solution from Melaleuca. ProvexCV is one most popular product from the company. In past about 17 years experience as a Melaleuca preferred customer,  I have witnessed its introduction and updates.

This product was introduced one year after I become a preferred customer. The introduction of this product was the most special event I have ever seen. The company noticed us, all the preferred customers, a very important telephone conference call one day. During the call, Frank VanderSloot, the CEO, was very existed to claim that Melaleuca was in the leading position with the ProvexCV product,  in terms of preventing heart disease. He mentioned one of key researchers, Dr. John Folts, who is the person discovered Aspirin health benefit for heart.

Even it was a very existing news, I did not pay attention to this product. I was in very good health and I did not think that I needed this product. However, I knew that I could share this news with some one who would benefit from this. My parents and in-law parents had heart issues. I purchased the product and sent to them. During the past years, they told me that ProvexCV really made difference in their lives. They feel much better with almost daily on ProvexCV.

In my after work hours, I spend some time to study Melaleuca products. I read all the information I could get from Melaleuca. I collected some key facts and I tried to find support from other channels. This investigation does open my eyes. With my extended knowledge in this area, I got exited about this product.

One of break-through findings in 2012 was that I found video shows about Dr. John Folts on cardiovascular system research and red wine. This was the first time I head directly from Dr. Folts about the relationship of his research and Melaleuca. His in depth research taught me the importance of food supplements. They are nutritional substances to maintain our cell, organ and body in good health. They are not magic bullet to cure disease like medicine drugs. In terms of ProvexCV, this is for endothelial cell health, which is critical for cardiovascular system.

This blog will be scheduled to be published on the date when I get back from my vacation.



Monday, January 07, 2013

Download Video and Audios

This is scheduled blog during my vacation China. I think that this blog is still not accessible during my stay there. This blog is about web tools to download videos and audios.

Before I leaved for China for my vacation, I wanted download some Youtube videos from WongFu Production. One is a serials of Away, we happened, and another is When it counts. I wanted to write my Chinese blogs based on those videos. Since I could not access to Youtube when I am there, I wanted to download them.

Soon I found a very convenient way to do it. There is a web service for this kind of downloading: SaveFrom.Net. This web service provides a simple way to download videos:

  • Coy URL of a video, such as one from Youtube.
  • Open SaveFrom.Net web site
  • Paste URL to download text box.
  • Click on Download button.
  • Select one video format you like such as MP4 360p

One thing I noticed is that if the size of a video is too large, larger than 150MB, you would not be able to get the video. It seems that there is limit to download.



Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My StackOverflow Reached to 5k

My StackOverflow reputation reached to 5k on Dec 21, 2012. I wrote this blog on the same date, but scheduled for publishing on Jan 1, 2013. This is new start date. As you mentioned in my previous blog that in the year of 2012, my contract job was changed to focus on application support. As a result, I spent less time on codes.

However, since I was active on SO, my previous contributions and efforts have been recognized by other users on SO. As a result, my reputation has been kept grow. The following is the snapshot of my 5k moment:

By the time of the first date of 2013, this blog will be published. I will be on my vacation in Beijing and Wuhan by that time.  Even my work will be less coding, I'll continue my effort in iOS and Mac OS development and I hope I'll get my first app release soon. I will write my programming experience in iOS and Mac OS more in this blog.