Chinese Green Card

After much trial and tribulation, my application for the Chinese Permanent Residence Permit ("Green Card") has finally been accepted today. This kicks off an investigation that can take up to a year or so, before I'll (hopefully) have my Green Card granted. Why? So far I've had to extend my temporary residence »

Chinese meat pie (牛肉馅饼)

During the Dragonboat festival (more commonly known as Zongzi Festival here) we took a family vacation to a countryside "hotel" over the weekend. We've been to the place before and keep coming back for the excellent food ☺ One of the dishes served (and one of my personal favorites) was Chinese meat pie. »

Google must be obeyed

Google is really enjoying shooting themselves in the foot in China. In an update to an old post, the following was released: As a result of a joint investigation of the events surrounding this incident by Google and CNNIC, we have decided that the CNNIC Root and EV CAs will no longer »

Climb the Great Firewall with ease

Here's a write-up of the setup I've been using for 1TB of data for 5 $/mo. Server Get a Digital Ocean account. (If you use my referral link, you'll get 10 $ free credit, enough for two months!) Create a Droplet using the smallest VPS and the default Ubuntu install (I'm using Amsterdam »