Thursday, 11 July 2013

Things I Expect from a Quality Feed Reader

Essential features as a feed reader:
  1. Instant data import from Google Reader
  2. Auto-discovery of feeds by webpage URL
  3. Compact UI, or at least an optional compact UI
  4. Widescreen support and dimension-adaptive display
  5. Inline excerpt display of arbitrary length in list view
  6. CSS Optimization such that highlighting any text field such as entry title for copying is easy
  7. Categorization of entries (manually star and label, or automatically filter incoming entries)
  8. Actual unread count for each folder, label, and feed
  9. Actual unread status for entries regardless of age
  10. Favicons
  11. Publish and fetch time of each entry
  12. Alphabetical sorting of list items, and drag n' drop support
  13. Keyboard shortcuts in agreement with the GR canonical definitions
  14. Search capability for feed and articles within subscriptions
  15. Complete subscription management (ability to easily add, delete, batch delete, label, rename, and reorder feeds and labels)
  16. Unchanged list and focus position when switching between display modes
  17. Load and search speed (server)
  18. Navigation performance when quickly moving through items (client)
  19. Auto-update of changes in fetch entries with a notice; avoid showing minimally different duplicates
  20. Site-wide SSL encryption
  21. Full cloud service with cross-platform compatibility on desktop
  22. API and Instapaper button (or other types of Kindle support)
  23. Personal and per-feed statistics
Social features:
  1. Share/broadcast with comments to personal public profile; feed output
  2. Send to friends via email
  3. Share via twitter etc.
  4. Attempt to unify internal "like" and external voting forms such as Google +1, Facebook like and Digg
  5. Trending topics and classified recommendations generated from social data and user labels/tags


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Status Archive

Pierced from within

Enslaved covariant

Of What's to Come
2012-12-22 06:07:07

Back to path of the weakening
2011-12-10 02:31:10

2011-10-04 13:47:29

The earth is a cold dead place.
2011-05-09 13:23:44

"愿得一人心 白首不相离"
2011-03-03 09:17:44

Chances are there's no chance at all.
2010-11-30 23:22:48

Sleepless moonbabies
2010-11-11 16:11:16

Massive conspiracy against all life
2010-09-12 03:09:51

现在的孩子 说什么好呢
2010-09-04 06:31:46

And I, should contemplate this change, to ease the pain.
2010-07-01 07:35:22

Such a lonely day, and it's mine. I'm glad i survived.
2010-06-20 12:16:30

2010-05-18 19:18:26

It would be unrealistic to expect the search for them to be successful.
2010-04-07 15:52:15

2010-03-03 05:41:14

2010-01-15 09:00:13

Second coming, retrospective haunting
2009-12-20 22:09:01

译言被封后又证实了一条真理 这年头办个网站 不被封你都不好意思
2009-12-04 19:52:15

2009-12-03 14:47:19

2009-11-22 04:43:11

"I am thine: save me: use me: thee will I serve, day and night, in great, in small, that I may be not virtuous, but virtue."
2009-10-12 04:53:53

All is absent, all is cracked.
2009-09-04 12:32:38

2009-08-30 09:56:26

美国的橘子不甜 美国的订书钉不结实 美国的妞儿不耐人 哈哈哈
2009-08-28 03:38:32

2009-08-23 22:38:47

2009-07-23 16:06:12

2009-07-23 12:09:44

就这么凑合着活吧 受着 待着 拖着 耗着 忍着
2009-07-09 03:10:11

2009-06-24 03:54:28

2009-05-11 21:38:53

Rhodes College ‘13, Memphis, Tennessee
2009-04-30 21:36:07

奥美的选拔赛 谁打?
2009-04-09 18:52:32

2008-12-15 00:38:03

Thank you for taking a moment to offer your sympathy to Shadow Gallery and Mike Baker's family at this time.
2008-12-07 16:15:48

2008-08-01 12:17:44

我真傻 真的
2008-07-27 00:06:50

一切早已失尽了艳色 只留下黑白
2008-05-20 01:05:44

XX + XY = ∞
2008-03-25 20:15:56

2008-03-18 19:35:35

2008-03-12 18:14:52

2008-02-21 21:21:37

2008-02-15 20:40:00

Virgins are inexperienced sluts.
2008-02-05 20:43:52

不大纵使是不大 但也绝不是小啊
2007-12-31 00:26:43

Radiohead In Rainbows 2007.10.10
2007-10-13 17:11:03

原来The Cure不仅是治愈 也是制欲啊
2007-09-14 17:19:08

track3. after17
2007-08-21 20:29:53

Why call it anything?
2007-08-16 17:08:41

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Duan Yutong 2:32 AM (4 minutes ago) to laputajessie

I did not accompany you in the past two years; your numerous guys did. You are not my friend, ever.
Just be a bitch as you are and get lost.​

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM, laputajessie wrote:
> Dear,
> It's great to know you, and I really want to thank you for your accompany in these years. No matter what
> have happened between us, you are always my friend.
> All the best,
> Jessica


Sunday, 31 March 2013

Terrible Experience with US Airways

I was enjoying a book chapter on AdS/CFT correspondence in 5-dimensional brane models tonight on an aeroplane before departure. An aged attendant came along and asked me to "power off" my kindle 3rd. gen keyboard 3G while others were reading magazines and newspapers.

At first I kindly explained to her why an E ink device in this case is equivalent to any paper-based media: it does not take any power to retain the grayscale display since E ink pearl screens only use power when the electrodes change the polarization of the charged ink particles, there is in fact no viable way to power off any E ink screen, and she will always see something on display. But she wouldn't listen and insisted that I "power off any electronic device", which eventually started to seriously piss me off. I almost wanted to question her: do you ask passengers to take the batteries out of their watches or pacemakers which are technically "electronic devices" as well?

I dislike those who are extremely difficult to communicate with, lack the necessary knowledge to to their job right, and show little respect to customers who do things beyond their comprehension. Also worth noting is that during the previous flight before the connection, they screwed up the cabin pressurization and I had a severe earache for 10 mins.

Conclusively, I discourage anyone from flying with US Airways unless you wanna risk blowing up your eardrums or being talked down to like an antisocial criminal by some ignorant attendant. — at Charlotte Douglas International Airport