Implementing custom duplicate detection with LinkedHashSet October 17, 2014 Sets in Java are a great way of automatically preventing duplicates. By offloading the overhead to a standard library, you save time by not having to remove duplicates on your own or calling a removeDuplicates() method. The problem In a current project, I am using the LinkedHashSet implementation so that 1) elements are sorted in […]
China, Day 17: A Sea of Bamboo September 14, 2014 In South Sichuan lies one of the largest concentrations of bamboo in the world. The Shunan Bamboo Sea (????) covers 120 square kilometers of land and contains more than 100 tourist destinations within. At first look, the bamboo sea is so thick that the entirety of the sea is reminiscent of a forest in a […]
China, Day 11: Jinli Historic Town September 8, 2014 Yesterday, Day 10, was the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. Traditionally, this day is spent with family, so we didn’t go anywhere. Today, we went to the Jinli Historic Town, a site dating back to the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). Back then, it was one of the busiest streets and an important center for commerce. The architecture […]
China, Day 9: The Tower September 6, 2014 In Seattle, we have the 605-feet tall Space Needle, world famous for being the centerpiece of the 1962 World’s Fair. Chengdu’s answer to the Space Needle is the 1,112-foot-tall West Pearl Tower. Home to Sichuan Radio and Television, the tower has been in existence for 8 years — younger than the Space Needle — but […]
China, Day 8: The largest building in the world! September 5, 2014 Just last year (2013), Chengdu saw the opening of the world’s largest building by floor space, the gigantic New Century Global Center. Its main fixture is the New Century Global Mall, which occupies the center of the complex. We woke up this morning to take the Chengdu Metro Line 1, to the center. Chengdu currently […]
China, Day 6 and 7: The Campus September 4, 2014 These few days, we spent most of our time on the campus of Chengdu University of Technology. My family has a long history of affiliation with the University. It is also the place where I spent my first few years.
China, Day 5: Luzhou and back to Chengdu September 2, 2014 The beds in China are very much unlike those in the States. Unlike the plush, soft mattresses into which you can almost drown yourself, the mattresses here are a lot firmer. On my first night in China, I was not at all used to the hardness of the bed. Nevertheless, I adjusted quickly and got […]
China, Day 4: Luzhou September 1, 2014 Today, we took a three-hour bus to Luzhou, about 330 km southwest from Chengdu. Several of our extended family live in that city, so we paid them a visit. At this time in our trip, I have gotten about two dozen mosquito bites, most of which are in my lower leg. They itch to the […]
China, Day 3: Pandas! September 1, 2014 Waking up before 8 o’clock today, we decided to go see the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a.k.a the “Panda Park”. We originally planned to see it in our last week in China, but favorable weather persuaded us to go right away. About 10 km from Chengdu downtown and on the Bus 87 route, […]
I have been a musician for 11 years, and a web designer for three.
You can hire me as either. See this page for