About

You probably know me by now, my name is Michael – a guy who has already worked in Information Technology industry for over 30 years (from punch card, to mainframe, minicomputer, PC, client server systems, Internet and now cloud computing). This site is created to be a place to record my thoughts, my news, my lessons learnt – with focuses in technology, travel, photography, website usability and music I like.

Just in case you wanna send mail to me, try mail [at] michaelyung [dot] com. If you prefer, you can also follow me in Twitter : http://twitter.com/michaelyung/.

Professional History

I started off my career as a developer for a little mini-computer – IBM Series 34. Then I spent quite some times with machines from Burroughs, ICL, HP and database software like Foxpro, Dbase, IDMSX, Ingres, Informix and Oracle. After so many years, my favorite software topics are still data structure and programming. Since 1994, I focused myself in Internet, e-Government, e-Business, web applications development, web traffic analysis, usability, Public Key Infrastructure, IT governance and my own mini web projects.

I also spent quite some money in “personal computers” from Commodore 64, Apple II compatibles, PC compatibles, and various laptop computers such as IBM, Toshiba, Fujitsu, HP, Sony and Apple.

Photography History

My first camera is a Contax 139 Quartz SLR, a gift from my dad back in 1979 (it is still one of the most beautifully made cameras in the world). Through out all these years, I’ve used many other film / digital cameras from Pentax, Canon, Casio, Ricoh, Minolta and Olympus. My first DSLR was Olympus E-1 and I am still keeping the E-1, E-300, E-5 from the same manufacturer. I also use my Olympus E-P1, E-P3, E-M5, E-M1, XZ-1, Lomo Fisheye, and Richo GR-1 a lot when a DSLR is not needed. My current favorite camera is yes, Olympus E-M1.

My travel and landscape photo galleries are here:

www.michaelyung.com/blog/album/

As a memoir of where I traveled from 2004 to 2007, I had my photos published in the book Around the World in 80 Photos, showing 80 pictures taken in Hokkaido, New York, Copenhagen, Paris and more. And the second photo book was Mirror with Memory.

Here is a preview of the two books:

Preview – Around the world in 80 photos

Preview – Mirror with memory

Site History

I got my first Internet email account in year 1995, which was a big change to me as I was a Compuserve user back then. I started to develop / design my own website and the first homepage developed was like that :

Year 1995, version 1:

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Then it was a non stop revision of the homepage designs, see below for the 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 version.

Year 1995, version 2

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Year 1996

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Year 1997, the major changes:

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Supernet Homepage

Year 1998, a change to focus in photography – and I started to use MichaelYung.com as the domain:

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Fast forward to year 2002, two major changes:

  • I decided to move the “homepage” to a weblog engine, first the Blogger then Plog / Lifetype and now WordPress.
  • I registered the great domain name 80days.com. First it’s redirected to my personal site michaelyung.com, but then I set it up with PostNuke CMS, and then DocuWiki as a test bed of various Internet tools. And now it is redirected to an Amazon shopping front end. However, a new 80days.com is going to be relaunched, stay tuned.

Following is a list of the michaelyung.com in “blog mode”:

Year 2002, Michaelyung.com Blogger look:

Year 2005, Michaelyung.com Plog / Lifetype look:

From year 2007, Michaelyung.com WordPress look:

From year 2009, Michaelyung.com started to use the Thesis Theme for the WordPress blog engine:

2009 Blog version with DIY Thesis Theme

Then, in 2012, went back to use WordPress’ standard Twenty Twelve theme, and eventually moved to WordPress.com hosting in 2016:

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Following is the 80days.com in different stages:

Year 2002, 80days.com Postnuke look:

Year 2005, 80days.com DocuWiki look:

From year 2007, 80days.com Amazon store look:

The latest 80days.com look, in 2017, with self hosting scripts:

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