Internet Trends Report 2018 by KPCB

Compare to China, 38% users are far more willing to share personal information for interest (discount) than US users. There are only 25% of user are willing to share their personal info, according to KPCB’s internet trends report 2018.

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The Psychology of Color in Branding by BRIAN LISCHER

In the winter of 2015, the internet—and by extension the world—lost its collective head over a picture of an ugly dress. In what would come to be known as Dressgate, the population was split as to whether the garment in question was white and gold or blue and black. While most memes are about as profound and lasting as a cat’s desire for cheeseburgers, “The Dress,” as it was also known, seemed to get at something deeper. How could something so seemingly incontrovertible as color be so steadfastly disagreed upon?


The answer, it turns out, lies squarely in the intersection of color psychology and branding. Like brands, colors are ultimately nothing more than perceptions. They exist nowhere but in the mind of those experiencing them. They also have a powerful effect on our emotions (hence the message board vitriol that spilled out like an oil slick over a silly dress.) The psychology of color has been widely explored by experts in academia, pop culture, business and more. And while the emotional effect of colors differs from person to person based on gender, cultural context, personal experience, and neurological variances, there are some general guidelines that have been borne out by countless color psychology studies. An understanding of these guidelines gives you one more tool in the underlying goal of branding: architecting reality by influencing and shaping consumer perception.



The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with all this information? Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in.

Frank Pasquale exposes how powerful interests abuse secrecy for profit and explains ways to rein them in. Demanding transparency is only the first step. An intelligible society would assure that key decisions of its most important firms are fair, nondiscriminatory, and open to criticism. Silicon Valley and Wall Street need to accept as much accountability as they impose on others.


Article by Dave Smith on Medium: Cutting-Edge Face Recognition is Complicated. These Spreadsheets Make it Easier.


9 Steps to Building a Deep Convolutional Neural Net in Excel for Normal Humans.
Machine learning can be complicated…and intimidating to learn when you’re starting out. Spreadsheets on the other hand are simple. They aren’t sexy, but they strip away the distractions and help you visualize what happens behind the code in an intuitive way.

Using step-by-spreadsheets (which you can view or download using the link below), I’ll show you how the convolutional neural nets (“CNNs”) used in computer vision work. There’s a bit of math, but you can follow all formulas in the spreadsheets:

The spreadsheet model looks at a picture, analyzes its pixels, and predicts if it is Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, orrrrr Jon Snow…obviously 3 of Skynet’s greatest threats.

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How to create Laravel project by using Valet

Step 1: Install environment
installation for Php 7.1
brew install homebrew/php/php71
installation for OS X install Php 7.1
curl -s | bash -s 7.1


installation for Homebrew
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
brew install homebrew/php/php71
Update Homebrew
brew update


php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', 'composer-setup.php') === '669656bab3166a7aff8a7506b8cb2d1c292f042046c5a994c43155c0be6190fa0355160742ab2e1c88d40d5be660b410') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

install Valet

composer global require laravel/valet

install laravel installer
composer global require "laravel/installer"

Step 2: Add Path to Terminal
echo $PATH
for running valet & composer installation
export PATH=/usr/local/php5/bin:$PATH
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.composer/vendor/bin

Step 3: Build up project
valet install
Go to folder you want, we suggest use Code (~/ is user home directory)
create a folder code under “User/”
input cd ~/code in terminal
cd ~/code
tell the plugin that you want to use code as the working path so that runs the program.
valet park
create a laravel project, naming it as “app”
laravel new app
running “app”
secure the local domains by using terminal
valet secure

How to Allow Apps from Anywhere in macOS Sierra 10.12 by using Terminal

Tips for install more app for mac os. If you wanna install an app for your macbook pro or mac mini desktop even macbook air from unknown developer, you have to get access for your macbook first. Apple makes it difficult to install unknown sources for security issue. The following Instructions shows you how to get access in your “System Preferences” > “Security & Private”.

Open app download from Anywhere

input this in Terminal
1: Command+space input “Terminal” or “terminal” in Spotlight search
2: input the following code in terminal
sudo spctl --master-disable

Reset to Default Security in macOS Sierra

sudo spctl --master-enable

Show/Hide Hidden Files the Long Way
The long way to show hidden Mac OS X files is as follows:
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles NO

Mobile Statistics in Hong Kong 2017 Mid

Hi marketers & advertisers, this is Luke again! I’m gonna share some useful marketing statistics for marketers to understand local marketing of mobile users in Hong Kong. For marketing perspective, we all need an overview of mobile users in Hong Kong especially the demographics. The following data is updated for 2017 mid-year that come from Hong Kong Government’s website including OFCA (Office of the Communications Authority) and CASD (Census and Statistics Department). This statistics helps analyst to estimate overall target audiences in hong kong.

Hong Kong Population Estimates: 7,389,500*
Male: 3,392,100 (45.9)
Female: 3,997,400 (54.1%)
Mobile subscribers : 17,368,286
Mobile subscriber penetration rate: 235.5%
2.5G and 3G/4G mobile subscribers: 16,014,208

1) Mobile subscriber penetration rate reflects that users subscribes 2.3 mobile devices in average.
2) There are more than 1 million devices still using slow network (under 2.5G, ~2 MBytes).

1) There are only 4 mobile network service operators in Hong Kong:
China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited
Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited
Hutchison Telephone Company Limited (“3”)
SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited

*Provisional figures


Office of the Communications Authority (“OFCA”)

Census and Statistics Department

Bootstrap 4 Beta 正式出爐

由Twitter推特的程式員開發前端工具Bootstrap4終於發佈Beta版本。Bootstrap是一套為網頁開發而訂製的前端框架,最初由 Mark Otto 和 Jacob Thornton 製作命名為Twitter Blueprint。由於前端開發人編寫的風格因人而異,而且每次加載重覆的文檔費神失事。這班前端工程師製作了一套共享文檔,各自利用其開發前端網頁,亦便利了後端工程師的工作。簡單來說,這一套框架讓工作人員共享一套文檔,包括CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), JS(JavaScript),Ajax等文件,用來開發、傳閱、展示和匯報。程式員要需要下載一次和按時更新文件,便可離線工作,大大減少重覆加載的所耗費的資源和時間。而且線上傳閱時,透過CDN(Content delivery network)方法,數行代碼便可執行網頁,無疑方便整個項目由開發到匯報的時間。



  • CSS方面,正式融合Sass,棄守Less
  • 新版Grid system更具彈性。
  • 放棄IE8 & IE9 的支援 (終於放棄治療!!)
  • JS方面,整個JS插件重寫!
  • 重寫簡介文件,網站Document使用了algolia的設計 (多無關痛癢的改動) 。

Top Programming Languages in 2017 & Most Popular programme Lang

What’up internet, here is several summary of most popular programming languages ranking in 2017. Those survey were made by website with reputation TIOBE, IEEE Spectrum & redmonk and so forth.


1.TIOBE Index for July 2017

Frequency: Monthly.

Why TIOBE?: TIOBE is based on the number of queries in popular search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, and Baidu )

  1. Java
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Python
  5. C#
  6. PHP
  7. Visual Basic .NET
  8. JavaScript
  9. Delphi/Object Pascal
  10. Go 2.363% +2.20%
  11. Perl
  12. Swift
  13. Ruby
  14. Assembly language
  15. R
  16. Visual Basic
  17. MATLAB
  18. Objective-C
  19. Scratch
  20. PL/SQL

2.IEEE Spectrum articles by STEPHEN CASS

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. Java
  4. C++
  5. C#
  6. R
  7. JavaScript
  8. PHP
  9. GO
  10. Swift

3. Redmonk Rankings:

Frequency: 6 months

Why Redmonk?
It is based on raw lines of code in GitHub and StackOverflow language tags.
RedMonk is an industry analyst firm focused on software developers and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA. It was founded on the premise of the increasing influence of software developers in the technology industry.

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. PHP
  5. C#
  6. C++
  7. CSS
  8. Ruby
  9. C
  10. Objective-C
  11. Swift
  12. Shell
  13. Scala
  14. R
  15. Go
  16. Perl
  17. TypeScript
  18. PowerShell
  19. Haskell
  20. CoffeeScript
  21. Lua
  22. Matlab

4. usersnap’s Ranking

Usersnap is an Austrian web application company based in Linz, Austria. The company is best known for its visual Bug Tracking and Feedback Tool, which is employed by web developers, web designers, and customer care managers. Wikipedia

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. Elixir
  5. Rust
  6. Go
  7. TypeScript
  8. PHP
  9. Ruby on Rails
  10. C#
  11. Swift
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