Happen to be an editor and membership program producer at SSPAI, a content community focused on digital products and cultures.
Used to be a transactional lawyer (until July 2021).
Born to be a nerd.
Personalities are hard to describe, but I’m constantly tested as an INTJ, which means — if you insist — more Introverted than extraverted, perceiving by iNtuition more than sensing, judging by Thinking more than feeling, and perferring use of the Judging function than the perceiving one. I don’t take MBTI seriously, though, and the reference here is only for convenience.
Politics are hard to discuss, but I roughly identify as a progressive conservatist, which means when there’s a conflict, I generally put more vaule on the market than equality, liberty than authority, progress than tradition, and ecology than production.
iPhoneographing on Instagram.
Flagging spams — but waiting for humanely greetings —
hi (at) cyhsu.net,
platyhsu (at) sspai.com for work purposes.
|Audiophiling||Apple AirPods Pro 2
UE900 (remodeled as custom-fitted)
Fiio K3 & K1
|Bingeconsuming||iPad Pro (12.9 in, 2021)|
|Clicking||Apple Magic Mouse (Review)
Apple Magic Trackpad
Logitech MX Master Anywhere
|Computing||MacBook Pro 16" (2021)
Surface Pro 8
Mac mini (2018)
|Deathscrolling||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5|
|Gaming||Nintendo Switch (battery-enhanced revision)|
|Reading||Boox Tab10 C|
|Staring||Rich Vision RV100 at home
LG 27UP850N-W at work
|Typing||Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard at work
HUAWEI Ultrathin Keyboard at home
Raindrop (link dumping);
good-old bookmarks (quick access)
|Editing||VS Code (coding)
Obsidian (notes and prose)
BBEdit or EmEditor (infreq., for e.g. large files)
|Feed reading||Miniflux (backend);
|Task management||Nope, just plain-text lists in Markdown|
|Terminal||iTerm 2 + zsh
Windows Terminal + PowerShell
|Web browsing||Firefox (general browsing)
Ungoogled Chromium (web apps)
Subscriptions & services?
|Publications||The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Wall Street Journal
|Misc. content||Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+|
|Domains, DNS, & CDN||Cloudflare|
Neverland is the name of a fictional island in certain literature and cartoon works. However, I appropriate the name not for the cultural reference but simply the vibe.
Neverland unapologetically acknowledge that it’s a nonplace. Like an airport or motorway, Neverland is meant to be left behind. I land pieces of idea and go on. You land fractions of attention and turn over. And that’s exactly what the content here deserves — you could never expect something useful from it, but neither could you expect you will never find one.
Blogging seems to be an anachronism in this information-abundant era. After all, what’s the point jotting down words that may never be revisited even by yourself, only to add entropy to a system already chaotic enough to make people fatigue?
There is a distinction, however, between being selective to consume and to produce content. Surely it won’t make any visible contribution to enlarge a huge pie by a zillionth in, but neither will it do any harm. And, it might be this very addition that helps one in need.
As such, the words here don’t exist for being useful. They exist for a potential future me or someone else in search of resonance, recollections, or reconcilement. If there is a possibility, there is a dynamic.
Never say never — Because we say “never” by believing in the “ever.”
Where to start?
For two reasons:
The technical reason is I prefer to write in whichever language my inner voice spoke when I was thinking about the topic because it’s easier.
The philosophical reason is the separation of language can serve as a separation of concerns. As the mother tongue, Chinese can sometimes feel too intimate and natural to express in candidly. Modern Chinese is also becoming regretfully meme- and Newspeak-liked, lacking the tool to write seriously and analytically with. English, though not without problem of its own, provides an alternative for a cowardly, escapist, or cynical me to think and write in. See also Yiyun Li’s To Speak Is to Blunder, one of my favorite essays of all time.
As of February 2023, Neverland is built with Hugo and hosted on Cloudflare Pages.
The domain name
cyhsu.xyz was originally registered at a cursed registrar but transferred to Cloudflare later.
Most of the static resources (images, PDFs, &c.) are hosted on Cloudapp, for which I purchased a lifetime plan many years ago, although I’m considering migrating to Cloudflare R2 for better performance.
The site is typeset in Input Sans Narrow by David Jonathan Ross and the webfont is served using Adobe Fonts, which is included in the Acrobat DC subscription I purchased. The color scheme is heavily inspired by the bright variant of the Nord theme.
The said choices of tech stacks make the ongoing cost of maintaining this site ignorable. I’m aware that the reachability from certain geolocations won’t be optimal as such, but have zero incentive to optimize for a situation unoptimizable.
You are welcome:
(Or with PayPal.)
Reasonable care has been taken to ensure the information I provided here is experimented or checked by myself and up to date at the time of publication, but it is still subject to inaccuracies and changes. I take no responsibility for any errors, omissions, damages, or distress resulting from following the advice or information made available.
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unless otherwise suggested, which means you are free to copy and redistribute the material from this site in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit without remixing, transforming, and using for commercial purposes.
Exceptions are mostly works for hire, contract works, and translated works. Kindly ask when there’s ambiguity.