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List of free stock photos – Update 2019

A well-picked picture can play an important role to a blogpost or a document in general. However, the search for a good one requires effort (taking photos yourself, finding a good one on the internet) or money (stock market). Fortunately, there are free websites and nice people who are willing to provide their photos for free (or almost free), here is the update list of 2019 which I’m currently using: Continue reading List of free stock photos – Update 2019

Search in Windows

To be short: Searching files in Windows sucks.

I don’t understand why such a supposed-to-be-simple utility is poorly built in Windows system. I was hyped when upgrading from XP to 7, and 7 to 8, and 8 to 10. In the end, the feeling I have is disappointment.

At the beginning, when a fresh system is installed, everything seems smooth. Understandable! Reasons: Not many things to search, indexing is not a heavy job, and computer resource still has lots of room for software to run. Continue reading Search in Windows

[Manga Character]: Son Goku – Dragon Ball

(c) image: wakarimasen.fr

My childhood was filled with full of manga and anime series, fairy tales, video games and traditional games with other neighborhood children. The most influencing hobbies motivated me to imagine and draw were manga and anime series that my mom kept searching and buying for me all the time. She’s a wonderful woman.

Although reading quite a lot, Dragon Ball is still one of my 2 favorite manga series along with Doraemon. It even significantly affected to the way I have grown up. Yes, it was just the beginning of my junior high school 21 years ago. There was a long time during my high school years that I wish I were born a boy. However, forget about it. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball, I am sure that you will have specific characters in the series that strongly inspired you. So do I.

I love Son Goku a lot. Continue reading [Manga Character]: Son Goku – Dragon Ball

Justify text automatically in wordpress blogpost

The new Gutenberg editor provided by WordPress is pretty neat. However, there are certain limits of the ability to align text as what we usually do in Microsoft Word, especially the nice-looking “justified text”.

In earlier version of the editor, we can open the extended editing bar and there would be a Justified Alignment option to click and apply on the paragraph. The current one doesn’t have it. To resolve this problem, there are several options: install the old editor plugin (which will be supported till 2022), or simply put the CSS code in the Additonal CSS section of the current theme setting:

p {text-align:justify}

Then all the paragraphs from now on will be formatted as Justified.

Abbreviations in daily business emails

In our daily work context, regardless of our industry or expertise, most of us will need to use emails for professional communication. The headache sometimes comes when we receive an email with what-the-heck-is-that abbreviations that no one taught at schools or no senior colleagues trained us. The list provided below comprises only some frequent text we may catch at work, excluding the terminologies as there would be plenty of them depending on different industries / sectors / business functions.

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Preparing a scientific illustration

Making a beaufitul demonstration for your work is very important when you want to bring a clear and interesting message to the readers, especially in academic community.
Thanks to a lot of drawing tools, both open source and commercial, both click-to-draw and code, one can make beautiful and informative piece of artwork that provides better information to enrich the quality of a manuscript. Let us have a look of all available tools out there.

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Tính tò mò

Một trong những bản tính tôi thấy hay hay và thấy ghét cùng một lúc ở con người đó là bản tính tò mò, vậy nên viết về nó một chút chắc cũng vui.

Tại sao lại nói về sự tò mò? Chắc phải quay lại cuộc nói chuyện với một thằng bạn cách đây vài tuần, tán dóc với nó thì nhiều chủ đề, từ đá banh, game cho tới Vật lý lượng tử, lỗ đen rồi dark matter… trong một lần thảo luận thì có một câu là “tố chất của dân nghiên cứu là gì?”. Continue reading Tính tò mò