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22 May 2012 (updated 22 May 2012 at 16:27 UTC) »

a colleague's mother passed away. Her wish was your kind donations to St. Jude research hospital - pediatric cancer genome project.

1 May 2012 (updated 16 May 2012 at 14:41 UTC) »
She studied art in London before setting off with her mother on an aid mission to China, which prompted the Chinese ambassador to predict:

Millions of Changs and Wangs with open arms
The Albion maiden will embrace,
Whose rare benevolence and natural charms
Profoundly touch the heart of an ancient race.

I wonder who was this Chinese ambassador

by Helen Tang on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 1:33pm















「杜先生本來要印Tu Fu」老闆說:「我一聽表示不好,太像『豆腐』了。」

杜先生說:「那就倒過來,叫Fu Tu好了。」





我說:『杜子美,就叫Jimmy Tu吧!』」



「真的呀?」孔子更好奇了:「他就印Han Yu吧?」


「我一聽又說不行,太像Hang you了。


我說:「You hang?那也不行。




『您老不是韓昌黎嗎?』他說:『是呀』,我說:就印Charlie Han好了!







老闆:「而且還曾周遊列國,就印Johnny Walker好了!」

Becoming a translator, first one I would like to do is "Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines"

21 Apr 2012 (updated 21 Apr 2012 at 14:21 UTC) »

I switched into a new career without having to go through such interviewing process, is that good or bad? And daddy still won't drop ACID. Is that a right attitude for multitudes of unsustainable US health care? How serious if we get the wrong idea of this data-related error that he refers to?

29 Mar 2012 (updated 29 Mar 2012 at 14:06 UTC) »


a conversation I had that made my day.

20 Mar 2012 (updated 21 Mar 2012 at 04:51 UTC) »

My friend's yahoo email is being 'hijacked' ( not exactly once I paid a bit more attention. They were doing the simple spoofing trick of swapping letters) . I called her and find out that she is not traveling in Spain. Also her gmail account is having problem as well. I suspect the scammers are originated from China and targeted circle of Chinese friends emails.



29 Feb 2012 (updated 29 Feb 2012 at 19:32 UTC) »

Apache Cassandra/Hadoop vs. Lucene/SOLR, what SEO problems are for these two pairs to solve?

btw, liked this banner at local friend's meeting place 'There is no way to peace. Peace is the way'.

planet moodle ? why all these different names for the same old PHP crowd?
19 Feb 2012 (updated 20 Feb 2012 at 04:23 UTC) »

had a lot of fun just now going through 'Higher-order Perl' by Mark Jason Dominus. Damian Conway, co-designer of Perl6 wrote his 'Praise for Higher-Order Perl...':

"It raids the deepest vaults and highest towers of Computer Science, and transforms the many arcane treasures it finds - recursion, iterators, filters, memoization, partitioning, numerical methods, higher-order functions, currying, cutsorting, grammar-based parsing, lazy evaluation, and constraint programming - into powerful and practical tools for real-world programming tasks, file system interactions, HTML processing, database access, web spidering, typesetting, mail processing, home finance, text outlining, and diagram generation.

Along the way it also scatters smaller ( but equally invaluable ) gems, like the elegant explanation of the difference between "scope" and "duration" in Chapter 3, or the careful exploration of how best to return error flags in Chapter 4.

this and that & that could be useful to me as well. thanks

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