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How to Beat Obsessions with Material Possessions


10/22/2019 02:11:42

Summary

Today I read the blog post by Mr. Money Mustache - "Our Shared Ongoing Battle Not Buying a Tasla";. It was an amusing post. It does reflect my own conflict with obsession of video gaming, which I like to share. From last November to now, I have bought three video game consoles, about 30 used video games. Since then, I have felt much happier than my old self.

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This Blog Site is Not Abandoned


08/26/2019 01:26:32

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It has been a year that I have posted anything in this site. I just want everyone to know that I have not abandoned this web site. I checked recently, this site appears on Google search result page #1, if the keyword "Han Sulu" is used. This was awesome! It gave me some new momentum to post new materials. I am not going to slack off any more, nor use excuse that I am too busy to update this site, I will add more posts, more pages, more fun stuff, including tips and tricks on photography, how to save money and investment, reviews on other financial guru's posts. And video gaming, specifically on how to save money on video games.

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Cumulative Update First Half 2018


06/27/2018 03:00:25

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I am just recounting what happened since the lat cumulative updates. Last time, I was thrilled that I found a good job. As boring as it was. I actually liked it. And six months later, I had to leave it. My family and I bought a house in Michigan. I had to financing it with a large portion of my saving. I moved in and started a new job which I will treasure. And I am trying to learn to love my life even when I felt it was not as good as it should be.

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Cumulative Updates Dec 2017


12/09/2017 05:05:36

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It has been a while since last post. I changed job in September. Since then I have been riding CTA bus and L-Train to downtown. Before starting the new job, I took two weeks off. I did a lot of house work when I am on break. After started the new work, I ride CTA bus and L-train to work. Long ride and very boring. On my spare time, I was writing some small software, and learning audio and video editing, for fun and as a new skill. I need to make a list of things to complete for 2018. And I learned how to solve the Rubik's Cube from a guy at work. Finally I am searching a new web based application as project to do.

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I Caught a lot of Pan Fish on Sunday


11/26/2017 04:31:08

Summary

My son and I went to fishing on Sunday 6/11/2017. At Wildwood Nature Center, there were two little ponds that had a lot of pan fish. We caught nine fish under an hour. It was a very hot day Sunday. The temperature of the day is between 89 to 95F. And the fish bit the bait very quickly. I used the opportunity to try out hooks of different sizes, and how to set the hook when fish bites. My son pull a couple ones out of the water. We had a good time.

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The Day I Caught No Fish...


11/26/2017 04:30:25

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My son and I went to the lake on April 23rd. This is the second time we went, and like last time we didn't catch any fish. It was a disappointment before we left the lake. Just when we are ready to leave, we saw a guy who was pulling fish out of water one every minute. So I went over and asked how he did that. He explained the process and I learned something that day. Even though we didn't catch any fish, it was stil fun for me.

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How I Wrote this Blog Site and the Core Blog Engine


02/26/2017 02:57:23

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In this blog post, I will summarize the experience of writing this blog site, and the underlying blog engine. Before this blog site, I created another web site called "Java & Love". It was also using a blog engine that was using Spring MVC, Hibernate, and MySQL. After it was completed, I deployed to a server (a DigitalOcean droplet). The end result was a primitive blog engine. It was amazing at first. But I soon realized that it lacked a lot of features. So I started a new project, I wanted to create a new blog engine that would fix all the problems I found. That was about two and half years ago. The journey took about ten months. I am writing this is to bring a closure of this project. It is finally over. And I want to share about some of the things I learned along the way.

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