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Transitioning to Amazon S3 + CloudFront Media Delivery

Observe the above image. This might appear to be an ordinary GUNPLA picture, but notice the URL it’s coming from (media.kazumi.blog)… Yup, after a (whole night’s) preparation and work, the blog is finally using the Amazon S3 for media storage. From now on all pictures (and potentially videos) will be stored in Amazon S3 and…


Can You Purchase a Gun as a F-1 Student? Here’s What I Found Out

One of the liberty that many Americans are proud of is virtually universal access to firearms. In many states (including Arizona), you don’t even need a special license to do so – a driver license is all you need (provided your record is clean). But what about non-resident aliens (that is, people admitted to US…


博客外观和可用性更新 / Blog visual and usability updates

[success]博客已经在2019年6月15日成功改版。当前版本:0x01[/success] 完整的更新日志请点这里。 很高兴的在此宣布,经过一个下午的改造,博客加载的速度有了明显的提升 —— 清除缓存后 DOMContentLoaded 速度从原来的8.45秒大大提升到了1.06秒(87.4%提升)。也就是说,现在博客主要内容应该能在1秒之内完成渲染。除此之外,博客将使用轻量级的主题 Kratos,摒除让人分心的东西。希望大家能喜欢! I am excited to announce that after an afternoon’s hard work, the blog sees significant improvement in terms of speed – after clearing cache, the DOMContentLoaded time went from 8.45 secs to 1.06 secs (an 87.4% decrease). In other words, the blog should now be much snappier and everything should…


Status Report 12/15 – and Some Thoughts on My Future

Things have been going well since my graduation. Me, my dad, my grandma, and my sister went on a graduation trip after they attended my convocation and so far I think they are enjoying the journey. Wish I can share some experience and pictures along the way, but right now I’m not quite in the…


本科最后一场期末考/ Last Final in Undergrad… Done!

今天考完了本科最后一门课的期末考。谢天谢地题目不是很难,至少不影响毕业(笑 4天后就是本科毕业典礼了。虽然参加过同学的,但是自己站在上面肯定又是不一样的体验。期待这天的来临。 临近毕业了,有很多想说的,但又什么都说不出。也许毕业典礼后会有更多想法吧。在那之前,容我好好的放松几天~ ============================================================== Just finished the last final in my undergrad career today. Thankfully the exam wasn’t too hard, at least they won’t get in the way of my graduation lol UG graduation convocation begins in 4 days. Though I have attended my friend’s graduation convocation, it must feel quite different when I’m actually…


QSKM Devblog #1 – Early Prototype

Hello there! Since my last announcement to rewrite SKM, I have dedicated some time to research the possibility of porting SKM to Python. It turns out to be quite easy with PyQt, a Python wrapper for Qt framework. After learning some PyQt basics (shout out to Jan Bodnar for this great tutorial), I attempted to recreate…


An Important Update to the SKM Project

[This notice was originally published under GitHub repo of SKM on Nov 17, 2018.]   Thank you all for your support to the project. As you can see SKM in this stage is usable, but missing a few promised functionalities. Recently I skimmed through the project files and I can tell the way the project…


11月网站外观更新/Nov Blog Visual Updates

更新了主题,因为原来的显示英文字非常丑陋。 The website now uses a new theme because the typeface (especially English letters) of the old one is ugly. 


Some Lessons Learned Towards the End of 2018

Hi guys, it’s been a while since I wrote anything personal. To be honest I am trapped between some serious laziness and increasingly demanding course work this semester, and I just didn’t feel like writing while the school is going. In fact, I haven’t posted about my trip to Hawaii (which took place in January…


A Python script to populate MVSM sudoku instances

I have originally wrote this script for my own use, but now I’ve decided to share it in case someone need it as well. It will first ask for the size of sudoku puzzle, then prompt you for numerical value in each cell. Hit Enter to skip the empty cell. Voila! The data is now…