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Designs

Telegram Chat Backgrounds/Patterns Extracted

Here is a collection of all extracted chat background/patterns came with Telegram in their original resolution, extracted from Telegram for Android 5.14.0. In Telegram, they are also sometimes called Wallpapers.

This consists of 39 photographs that are there since no long after first Telegram release, 7 patterns in PNG added sometime after that, and 33 patterns in SVG (vector) added recently in 2019. All patterns are monochrome — black drawings and transparent background.

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Tech

Awesome Command Line Tools

This is a list of awesome command line tools collected by SelfhostedServer. They have provided a detailed article for each of the tools in their paid membership subscriptions. The list below is based on the list of article titles from SelfhostedServer which are freely available, and attached with a short description from each project.

If you are interested in reading more about these tools, I’d recommend you to subscribe to the articles on SelfhostedServer (in Chinese).

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News 中文文章

我的第三国 J-1 豁免申请记录

Abstract
This article talked about how I applied for my J-1 waiver from a third country. As this article mainly involves concepts and organisations related to China, it is written in zh-CN.

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Tech

An alternative way to prevent spammers entering Telegram Groups

Telegram is a growing platform of instant messaging which has gained great popularity in the past few years. With its openness and superior user-friendliness, it has attracted a lot of users, along with spammers.

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Random

Note: U.S. Equivalency of Australian 3-year Bachelor degree for H-1B visa

While I was trying to look for if I am eligible for H-1B visa petition. I wasn’t able to find much information online on this matter, as most Australians would use E-3 visa to work in the U.S. instead of H-1B. Since I have found it out finally, I thought it’d be good to share it here as well, in case anyone else may also need it. TL;DR:

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Tech

Message delivery issues in EFB Telegram Master channel (comparing to generic IM services)

Different from how usually an IM would work, EFB Telegram Master channel (ETM) strongly rely on Telegram Bot platform. This had made ETM more difficult to deal with messages failed to deliver.

This article is first published on ETM Wiki on 20 April, 2019.

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Random

Fula spawnaw,
lu rì’ìrtut a wìntxu nìleyn
ronsrel mek letì’awpo nik.

信じたものは、都合のいい妄想を繰り返し映し出す鏡。
— cosMo@暴走P

Fula spawnaw,
lu rì’ìrtut a wìntxu nìleyn
ronsrel mek letì’awpo nik.

信じたものは、都合のいい妄想を繰り返し映し出す鏡。
— Sä’ip Hatsne Mìkuä / cosMo@暴走P
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Tech

Custom sort order in music libraries: macOS and Android

Custom sort order in music libraries is a rather rare need. Most major languages use phonograms in their scripts, where the natural sort order is more or less identical to what is seen in Unicode (probably after some normalizations). On the other hand, languages using logograms (logosyllabic scripts, mainly Chinese characters in our context) does not have their characters sorted in their primary natural (usually phonetic) order in Unicode.
This causes a problem where a list of text sorted in Unicode code point order can be odd and difficult to look up from in these languages. Custom sort order in music libraries is thus useful when you have songs in one of these languages, or even a mix of them.

As this article involves mainly with concepts common among Chinese and Japanese language users, this article is also written in zh-hans and ja.
本文有中文版
この記事は日本語バージョンがあります。

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Tech 中文文章

在 macOS 和 Android 平台实现音乐库中的自定义排序

歌曲名称、歌手以及专辑的自定义排序顺序常被认为非常罕见的需求。大多数主要语言使用的是表音文字。它们的自然顺序通常与 Unicode 中的排序的大致相同(有些文字可能需要进行规范化处理)。 而在使用表意文字(主要是汉字)的语言中,它们的自然顺序(通常是读音顺序)与 Unicode 中的编码顺序相当不同。这会导致这类语言以 Unicode 编码顺序时会看起来很奇怪,并且很难从中查找。因此,当歌曲库中存在着一种或多种这样的语言时,自定义排序顺序则是一个很有用功能。

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Tech 日本語記事

macOS と Android での音楽ライブラリーのカスタムソート順

音楽ライブラリにおいてのカスタムソート順は、かなりまれなニーズだとされている。 ほとんどの主要言語は表音文字を使って、その自然な並べ替えが Unicode での順序とほぼ同じである(場合によっては正規化は必要)。一方、表意文字(主に漢字)を使う言語では、Unicode での並び方が自然な並び方(通常は読み順)と異なる。これにより、Unicode コードポイント順で並べ替えられたリストがおかしいな順番たと見られ、調べづらくなる。したがって、音楽ライブラリ中のタイトル、アーティスト、アルバム名などのカスタムソート順は、これら一つ、または複数の言語で構成している場合に役に立つ。