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Archive for May, 2012

Posted by sprague on May 30, 2012

Nothing says morning in Beijing like fresh baozi. (Taken with Instagram at 港澳中心)

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Posted by sprague on May 26, 2012

Beautiful day to go sightseeing. This marble boat is worth one Japanese navy. (Taken with Instagram at The Summer Palace 颐和园)

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Posted by sprague on May 23, 2012

Overall, Windows 8 continues to strike me as ambitious, different, and carefully considered. Microsoft clearly sees why the iPad has been so successful, and they’re being smart: they’re learning from iOS and adapting, not copying.

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/05/21/windows-8-ui

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Posted by sprague on May 19, 2012

I’m a VIP guest at a men’s fashion show. If you know anything about me, you’re giggling now. #thingsIWouldNeverDoInAmerica (Taken with Instagram at Migas)

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Posted by sprague on May 17, 2012

Musician on the Beijing Subway. The woman on the left is collecting their busking money. (Taken with Instagram at 地铁积水潭站 Subway Jishuitan)

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Posted by sprague on May 16, 2012

Simply put, Chinese institutions are not as good as those in say Mexico. Thus, China will not overtake Mexico in terms of GDP per capita any time soon, hence Chinese growth rates will fall.

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2012/05/the-myth-of-chinese-meritocracy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+marginalrevolution%2Ffeed+%28Marginal+Revolution%29

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Posted by sprague on May 16, 2012

Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day. Clean air, pleasant temps. (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on May 12, 2012

Of the 15 other people who donated blood so far today, half are type A like me. Only 2 are O. (Taken with Instagram at International School of Beijing)

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Posted by sprague on May 9, 2012

Typical morning at 7-11.  No other place to put the boxes, so just leave them there. Pretty normal scene at an otherwise well-run convenience store. 

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Posted by sprague on May 5, 2012

We will never have Web 3.0, because the Web’s dead.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2012/04/30/heres-why-google-and-facebook-might-completely-disappear-in-the-next-5-years/2/

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