J. Lai

Archive for September 2007

洋葱路由器Tor

leave a comment »

洋葱路由器网上介绍得很多了,此文只讲述如何快速使用上该软件,免去任何技术知识。

首先,Tor本来是设计来让大家匿名登陆网站的,现在国人一般用来突破网络封锁,也就是当作代理软件,来上维基百科、BBC之类。当然,也有用来上黄网的。

下面讲如何用:

  1. 下载并安装Tor,here
  2. 运行Vidalia和Privoxy
  3. 如果你用Firefox, 安装Tor时已经顺带加装控制插件。在Firefox的窗口右下角点击Tor Disabled,变成Tor enable。搞定!(强烈推荐用Firefox浏览器,下载)如果用你IE(以下按钮名字可能有出入。)
    1. 在IE的“Internet选项”>>
    2. Connections(连接)>>
    3. LAN settings(LAN 设置)>>
    4. 在Proxy Server (代理服务器)一栏,勾上第一个框(为LAN使用代理服务器)。address与port软件已帮你设好;如果没自动设,自己来address:localhost,Port:8118。搞定!

如你对Tor项目感兴趣,去http://tor.eff.org/

Written by J. Lai

September 23, 2007 at 4:01 am

Posted in Web

Tagged with , ,

Junk SMS Filter

leave a comment »

Recently, I received many junk SMS from my cell phone. One says he sales smuggled cars, including Mercedes & BMW. One says I can get discount if I go to the new opening hotel which provides massage .  Last year, I even received one selling firearms.

China Mobile, the monopolistic mobile phone service operator in China, seems gives little effort on filtering junk SMS, while it never disappoint the government on banning the spread of SMS which talking about some policies.

I’m wondering that why our cell phone have no function that can ban spam automatically as the web email service or some email software.

I imagine such a software: as long as you install it in your cell phone, it can filter junk SMS and updates it’s black list through WAP or Internet function in cell phone or when the phone connect to computer. People also can report spam to the service provider to help them detect spam. Software developer can charge people who using this service.

I don’t know weather someone have already developed such program, but at least I have never seen it in China.

Written by J. Lai

September 22, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Posted in Ideas

Tagged with , , , ,

A Question, Maximize Your Benefit

leave a comment »

If Hu Jingtao, the presidents of China, will answer me one question honestly, what should I ask so that I can get the most benefit?

This is an idea came to my mind when I was thinking how to be a successful man.

I have no satisfied answer to this question. This leads me to know that, the essential factor in succeeding we lack is not chances but our knowledge and wisdom.

Today, we can contact many experts in any field via Internet. Many professors will leave their email or post address after their papers published in professional periodicals. Famous thinkers and writers open their blogs on the web.

We can have a conversation with them and learn something from them easily in the sense of technique. But we never do this, because we have no enough knowledge to maintain the conversation or even cannot ask a valuable question that worth of other’s attention.

What limits us is our knowledge and wisdom but not any other technical or material factors.

If George Bush can answer you a question honestly, what will you ask to maximize your benefit.

Written by J. Lai

September 15, 2007 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Thoughts

Cannot Insert Video to Post in WordPress.com?

leave a comment »

不能在wordpress.com插入视频?

Videos from YouTube or Google Video ( aren’t the two the same?) are OK. But when you attempt to insert videos outside the two sites, you may have problems.

WordPress.com provide a method that let you can insert video to your post from any video sharing site. That is VodPod. See here.

You can have some helps about inserting videos into post in wordpress.com from the “Videos” tag at the bottom of the type field in the web.

Written by J. Lai

September 15, 2007 at 10:14 am

Posted in Web

Tagged with , , , ,

We All See the World Through the Small Mon

with one comment

http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XODA3NTQ3Mg==/v.swf
(It is disappointed I cannot insert the video here.)

Above is the scene that Hong Kong people was appreciating the A380 flying near the buildings.

I saw this in TV news. What stroke me is that everyone was holding a camera or cell phone to capture the A380 when it flied above. I can imagine that how excited the people are when the plane was coming. And how busy they are in pressing the tiny buttons in the small machines in their hands, and managing to get the flying plane in the center of the mon.

Why don’t people enjoy the beautiful view by their naked eyes rather than just concentrating on a small rectangle? And why aren’t they willing to see the view with leisure?

In my opinion, images archived in the mind are much more wonderful than those archived in computer or printed out. Why we depend on the lens and give up our eyes, and depend on the memory cards rather than our brains? Many times we are just taking photographs and forget to enjoy the views in front of us. I believe that there are something that cannot be recorded by the machines.

In the past, I liked to take photos when traveling, but my passion on that is flagging, because I find that I seldom retrieve those photos.(and they occupy more than 4 Gi in my computer, some times I need to transfer them from one computer to another though I don’t browse them.) And the most important scenes are always in my mind. If some are not, they aren’t important.

I think we should set ourselves free from the cameras.

Next time, try to go travel without taking photos, seeing the views directly and feeling them by your heart.

Written by J. Lai

September 11, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Posted in Thoughts

Tagged with , ,