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Make a donation to Covenant House for Street Youth

Last week, I received a letter from Covenant House, signed by Sister Nancy Brown. It is a Charity organization.
When I was reading the letter, I feel bad about Kaylee. She is a homeless kid. Ran away when 16.
I make a donation to Covenant House for Street Youth.
You know, youth is the future of our country. We have to protect them. Raise them and Make them valuable to the society.
Here are some Statics of Street Youth in Vancouver

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Privacy issues on Facebook

It is a big issue to keep you safe on Internet. I do use Facebook, Twitter, Myspace etc. The first step after signing up in these website is take a look at Settings, or Privacy settings.
Remove every unnecessary sharing, make sure use the different password or user name.
For myself, I am not worry about the trustfulness on Facebook. But the third party, or apps providers are not 100% trustful. When I connect the app, I will look at it closely.
There is no secret on Internet. Anything you post on the web site like Facebook, may have chance to spread to everyone. If one person can see it, it is a lot of possibility that more and more people will see it.
When you post a video on the web site, any one can download it, or save it. Even you delete it from the original place. Any one has the copy of your video can re-post it. No way to stop it.
So not just on Facebook, any website, we have to very caution when we want to say something.

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Make your Gmail more safe

As we know, official Google blog give a post said it get attack from China. It means from China Gov.
This attack tried to access the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. I do not think it is just for these person. If they can do it to them, them may do it to you in future.
They has no limitation. No rule.
OK, to play safe. We have to try our best to protect our own property. Including emails and any visible or invisible property.
Google can let you use https to connect Gmail account.

HTTPS encryption keeps your mail secure as it travels between your web browser and Gmail servers, so someone sharing your favorite coffee shop’s public wifi can’t maliciously read it. Banks and credit card companies use this same protocol to keep your online accounts safe. To protect your Gmail account, we’ve turned on the option to “always use HTTPS” for everyone. This added layer of security can make Gmail slower, so if you don’t use unencrypted wireless connections, you can choose to disable this option in your account Settings. Even if you change this setting, Gmail will always encrypt the login page to protect your password.

It is an option, but I STRONGLY suggest you to use HTTPS connection.

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Vote for next four years in BC

Today is voting day for BC. No matter which party you support, please go to vote.

The polls are open and British Columbians are on their way to school gyms and church basements across the province to pick their next government. Polling stations will be open on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mountain Time zone. via

Some candidates’ party shown below:
B.C. Liberals
B.C. Conservatives

Burnaby Douglas riding voting result

There are facts of Burnaby Douglas Riding.
English: 50,820
French: 970
Non-official Languages: 57,125
Immigrants: 52,475
Non Citizen: 12,740
It is not clear who will win in this riding.
NDP or Con?
Bill Siksay or Ronald Leung?
It is 21:30 PST now.
Bill Siksay to Ronald Leung is 14,521to 14,405. Very close.
I will update this page when the final result come.
Update: Final results is NDP win this seat.
Bill Siksay is MP again.
Liberal Bill Cunningham 9,177 19.4 19.4%
Communist George Gidora 205 0.4 0.4%
Conservative Ronald Leung 17,139 36.3 36.3%
Green Party Doug Perry 2,822 6.0 6.0%
NDP-New Democratic Party Bill Siksay 17,937 37.9 37.9%
Total number of valid votes: 47,280

Canada Votes 2008

I will vote this afternoon for Canada.
It is Burnaby – Douglas. Let me see the riding profile.

This is an urban riding, located east of Vancouver on the southern shore of Burrard Inlet. It contains that part of Burnaby bounded in the east, north and west by the city limits and on the south by the Kingsway.
According to the 2006 census, more than 47 per cent of this riding’s residents are immigrants. About 30 per cent are of Chinese origin.
Burnaby-Douglas has a diverse economy, which includes retail trade, manufacturing and other services. Simon Fraser University is here. Residents are well-educated – almost 30 per cent over age 25 have a university certificate or degree. The average family income is $78,973 and the unemployment rate is 6.7 per cent.
This riding was created in 1996, drawing three-quarters of its population from the old Burnaby-Kingsway riding. In 2004, it retained 85 per cent of its population and added about 7,500 people from Vancouver South-Burnaby.
Population: 112,119 (2006 census; an increase of 3.0% since 2001)

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Martin Luther King’s Dream

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

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Buy me a cup of Starbucks

I made over 400 posts from October 2004. Some posts are very hot. A lot of people found them by Search Engine. Specially from Google.
I put a link on one post, Philips Universal Remote Control. This article is the hotest one. I give the universal way to programming your devices.
The link I put is for the people who want to give me some thanks. They can buy me a cup of Starbucks.
Today I got the first cup from Mary Barnes.

Now from today I will put this Buy me a cup of Starbucks on each post of David Yin’s Blog.
Let everyone has a chance to say thank you to me. 🙂

Redesign the Blog

In the new year of 2008, I am trying to redesign the blog.
The default template from Six Apart is looks boring.
Now I have not finish my design yet. If you have some idea, just leave your comment below.
Or, if you want to see something on my Blog, do not hesitate to comment it.
I have some big plan in 2008.
David Yin’s blog has following stats last month, December 2007.
9,665 UV and 14,358 PV.
I hope it can reach 90,000 UV per month in the end of 2008.
Is it too crazy? I don’t think so.
More and more traffic will be attracted from Search Engine and other related sites.

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