Free Online VM Lab for Students

Glad you’re here. 🤗 Eager to learn more about LabEx? I’m one of the partners of LabEx technology and we are registered in Hong Kong. LabEx is almost out of beta and we can’t wait to share some basic information about this product and the team behind it. We are a young group of like-minded individuals…

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Valéria Vicenti: Moving To Chengdu, Now What?

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect mine (mighil.com).  Credit: cover image as seen on gochengdu.cn, other images as seen on justcharlie.com, seriouseats.com and chengduplaces.com This is a guest post authored by Valéria Vicenti, A Brazilian Chengdu resident. Without further ado, let’s take a look at her take on “20+ things to know about living in…

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Google Honors Teresa Teng

  Today’s Doodle pays tribute to one of Teng’s most well-known songs, “The Moon Represents My Heart.” Meaning of the Song (As seen on Edonn.com) Like magic, love appears is replenished through time. And like magic, the moon appears to change through time. But does the moon really change over time? It’s always the same…

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Blockchain + Gaming

  Yes. everyone online is talking about how blockchain can transform the gaming niche. A lot of blog posts, articles, and videos out there definitely prove blockchain and gaming industry together can do wonders. From esports, digital goods monetization to game distribution platform, blockchain will change the outlook of the game industry. But… Only a few are…

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Life in Chengdu

Update: New version of this blog post is now available on china.org.in titled “Expat Life in Chengdu“. Please read it. I’ve been living in Chengdu since July 2015. As a Chengdu resident, I gotta bust “Chengdu is a tourist city” myth. My wife is Chengdu local and we made the decision to settle here after our marriage. We…

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Setup A ShadowsocksR Server On Amazon EC2

Learn how to install ShadowsocksR (not Shadowsocks) server on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance (Free Tier) easily. Unlike the DigitalOcean guide I posted before, this one involves fewer commands and scripts.. hell yeah! Why ShadowsocksR? ShadowsocksR is a fork of the original Shadowsocks project, claimed to be superior in terms of security and stability. Warning: Although this…

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Setup A Shadowsocks Server on DigitalOcean

Shadowsocks is an open source SOCKS5 proxy which, according to their official site, is designed to protect your internet traffic. As an expat in China, I have tried few VPN services. The major downside of well-known providers is that their VPNs create one connection for all traffic (which is easier for China’s GFW to detect/block/slow…

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