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13 Jun 2012 (updated 13 Jun 2012 at 16:05 UTC) »

Joe Presbrey wrote the crawler, a 7KB bit of Python called walk.py which uses my own somewhat old rdfxml.py to parse RDF/XML (which I was rather surprised about). It's multi-threaded, and runs very quickly indeed: it takes just 32 seconds for it to spit out all 12 OpenIDs currently within three hops of the DIG members:


5 Jun 2012 (updated 5 Jun 2012 at 16:35 UTC) »
running 32 bit programs on 64bit ubuntu

after "apt-get install libc6-i386 lib32stdc++6 lib32gccl"
& unpack200 /opt/novell/groupwise/client/java/lib/*.pack files

still have
root@sye-desk:/opt/novell/groupwise/client/bin# ./groupwise-bin
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /opt/novell/groupwise/client/java/lib/i386/xawt/libmawt.so: libXext.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Runtime.load0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.System.load(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.action.LoadLibraryAction.run(Unknown Source)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at sun.awt.NativeLibLoader.loadLibraries(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.DebugHelper.(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Component.(Unknown Source)
at com.novell.gw.jclient.application.GWClient.main(GWClient.java:1318)
at GroupWise.main(GroupWise.java:37)
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?

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