Google tip of the day: Finding the date when a webpage was first seen online. Let’s try the as_qdr parameter. This is the same as defining a Custom Range in the Search Tools shown between a query and its results. Here’s an example with a 15 year range: https://www.google.com/search?q=inurl:https://newtown.uwwesternct.org&as_qdr=y15 Take note of the date: 11 Dec […]
The Taipei 101 tower in downtown Taipei city was the world’s tallest inhabited building at the time it opened in 2004. I had the chance to visit the area a few times, first to walk about, then for the Xmas experience, and finally to check out the heights and sights up there from the 73rd floor, where […]
The winter’s cold temperature settled in, yet still in double digits. Certain areas of Danshuei and Xinyi were decorated for Christmas (even though it isn’t a local tradition nor a holiday), making it fun to revisit the Taipei 101 area. Christmas Day itself turned out to be both delicious and sunny, while new year’s eve offered […]
The fall of 2012 was gentle in Taipei, keeping warm temperatures until November, when the rain started pouring almost incessantly. Before that, we got to explore Danshuei to the fullest and drove south to Wulai, historically an aboriginal village with hot water springs.
Right at Taipei Taoyuan airport — the airport near Taipei City where most international airlines fly to — there is an interesting collection of old planes from Taiwan. Despite being a fan of race cars more than airplanes, I couldn’t miss the opportunity for a good photo shoot… I was fortunate enough with the sunny weather […]