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别字趣谈:不知是“否”不是“否”

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

别字趣谈:不知是“否”不是“否”

国际中文实验室 绪蜚

学生在外求学,思乡心切,竟连带想到家乡的美味。于是写信回家,说是想吃“否”,让家里托人带去。他家里人看信后莫名其妙,心想“否”是什么玩意,到哪儿去买

还是俗话说得好:知儿莫过父。老父亲上街买了些杏子,托人带给宝贝儿子。

儿子喜滋滋地正要解谗,突然发现老父的一张亲笔信笺,上面写有四句打油诗——

小子来信要买“否”,

急得老子满街走。

买来一筐小黄杏,

不知是“否”不是“否”?

粗心的儿子羞愧得两颊绯红。

sea change is using Jruby+GlassFish too…

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Just came across this… Sea Change’s Affinity is teamed up to use JRuby+Glassfish. In this years Rails Conf 2009, Jay McGaffigan from Sea Change talked about why they choose JRuby/GlassFish for their product Affinity. Here are some of the reasons he quoted:

Why JRuby/GlassFish ?

  • Performance characterisitics (of GlassFish) have been excellent
  • Picked JRuby/GlassFish based upon the recommendations from the people in industry
  • Dramatically more throughput on our GlassFish installation, 400 requests/sec instead of 100 requests/sec comapred to Tomcat

Here is the interview in Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OAGiUBfZsU

Other JRuby+Glassfish stories:

http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/tags/glassfish+rubyonrails+stories

gem environment

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

/home/ror/test# gem environment
RubyGems Environment:
- RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.5
- RUBY VERSION: 1.9.1 (2009-07-16 patchlevel 243) [sparc-solaris2.11]
- INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: /usr/bin/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1
- RUBY EXECUTABLE: /usr/bin/bin/ruby
- EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /usr/bin/bin
- RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
- ruby
- sparc-solaris-2.11
- GEM PATHS:
- /usr/bin/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1
- /root/.gem/ruby/1.9.1
- GEM CONFIGURATION:
- :update_sources => true
- :verbose => true
- :benchmark => false
- :backtrace => false
- :bulk_threshold => 1000
- REMOTE SOURCES:
- http://gems.rubyforge.org/

AJC July 11 2009 Reading Notes

Monday, July 20th, 2009
  • Historic documents on display (A8) The free exbit is part of a national celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Archives. Southeast region office (the largest regional archive in the nation) in Morrow; It will run until Feb. 23, at the national Archives, 5780 Johnsboro Road in Morrow. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30am until 5 pm.  To view exibit online, log on to http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights
  • Dekalb Book Festival - Event Preview: Festival adds book bashes (Living, D); Decatur Book Festival: Sept 4-6. Decatur Square and points nearby. Most events free.

AJC Reading Notes - bizzar and others

Sunday, July 19th, 2009
  • Doggy was included in a wedding; bride and broom kiss their dog in between instead of each other. (July 4, 2009, Living, D: “”I do”, with pooch there, too, by Linda Lombardi, Associated Press) I recalled from recent TV news that there will be an airline which is exclusively used to transport pets. What a pet friendly world we are while we are in a recession.
  • Wendy’s fries No. 1, and no trans fats (the same page) - Consumer reports say.
  • Tucker stays steady with changing times (July 11, 2009, Opinion, A13) This is my favorite article in recent months at AJC. “If at some time you get tired of today’s fast pace and the glitz of a commercialized world in megamalls, drive to Tucker, part at an angle, then go back in time. You’ll use fewer nerve pills. even the store windows aren’y washed everyday. That’s nice, too.” The similar article “To move would cost little things” about sandy Spring appears in the same page.
  • Governor calls out city’s schools chief (July 11, Living.) Sonny Perdue is outrageous that three of Atlanta public school still denies altering CRCT answers despite evidences. The same page also reveals that the secret votes are common in Cobb school board.

Garden cumming ga: what I’ve got today

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Just get a little bit serious about gardening in Cumming ga in this father’s Day.

Bought 1 black plastic edging at about $10, 2 greyish plastic edging at about $13 each and two woods.

Two woods was used as edging around a garden in my backyard. I am exhausted at digging and making a long trench to install woods as edging for the garden.

Atlanta TV Stations

Friday, June 5th, 2009
TV Query results are derived from the public files at http://www.fcc.gov/mb/databases/cdbs.

Fri Jun 5 00:33:37 2009 Eastern time

Search Parameters
City: ATLANTA
State: GA
Record type:
Lower Channel 2
Upper Channel 69
          Freq Offset (NTSC analog TV only)
Call  Channel |  Service Status      City               State Country   File Number    Docket    FacilityID      ERP        HAAT   Licensee/Permittee
WSB-TV     2  Z  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLCT-19840823KE    -         23960           100. kW   316. m  GEORGIA TELEVISION COMPANY
WUVM-LP    4  Z  TX      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTVL-20030523AEX   -         69785            2.5 kW     0. m  UNA VEZ MAS ATLANTA LICENSE, LLC                                            

WAGA       5  -  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLCT-20001128AAS   -         70689           100. kW   328. m  WAGA LICENSE, INC.
W06CM-D    6     LD      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US BDCCDVL-20061013AAL   -         167705           0.3 kW     0. m  VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.
WDWW-LD    7     LD      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US BDCCDVL-20061019AAZ   -         168145           0.3 kW     0. m  RICHARD C & LISA A. GOETZ                                                   

WXIA-TV    10    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-20040302AAO   -         51163            80. kW   303. m  PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.
WXIA-TV    11 +  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BMLCT-19960208KF    -         51163           316. kW   320. m  PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.
WYGA-LD    16    LD      CP MOD   ATLANTA                  GA US  BMPDTL-20090428AAB   -         168094            4. kW     0. m  EBC ATLANTA, INC., DEBTOR IN POSSESSION                                     

WPCH-TV    17 -  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLCT-2402          -         64033          1480. kW   332. m  SUPERSTATION, INC.
WPCH-TV    17 -  TS      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BXPCT-20030923AAZ   -         64033           105. kW   332. m  SUPERSTATION, INC.
WPCH-TV    17 -  TS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US  BMXPCT-20060125AFL   -         64033           250. kW   332. m  SUPERSTATION, INC.                                                          

WPCH-TV    17 -  TS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US  BMXPCT-20070516ABM   -         64033           770. kW   332. m  SUPERSTATION, INC.
WPCH-TV    17 -  TS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US  BMXPCT-20060125AFL   -         64033           770. kW   332. m  SUPERSTATION, INC.
WGCL-TV    19    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-19981211KE    -         72120            49. kW   329. m  MEREDITH CORPORATION                                                        

WGCL-TV    19    DT      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BPCDT-20040220ACX   -         72120          1000. kW   329. m  MEREDITH CORPORATION
WGCL-TV    19    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20071126AIH   -         72120            49. kW   329. m  MEREDITH CORPORATION
WGCL-TV    19    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20071218ACY   -         72120           697. kW   291. m  MEREDITH CORPORATION                                                        

WPCH-TV    20    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-20050204AAD   -         64033          1000. kW  310.3 m  SUPERSTATION, INC.
WPBA       21    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLEDT-20041013ABK   -         4190            55.4 kW  265.7 m  BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA
WSKC-CA    22    CA      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTA-20051013AAE   -         35090           150. kW     0. m  KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.                                                  

WSKC-CA    22    DC      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US BDFCDTA-20061201AJF   -         35090            0.8 kW     0. m  KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.
WSKC-CA    22    CA      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US    BSTA-20071116ABO   -         35090          4.064 kW     0. m  KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.
WSKC-CA    22    DC      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US  BMPDTA-20080804ABS   -         35090            10. kW     0. m  KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.                                                  

W23DN      23 +  TX      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US    BSTA-20060628ACK   -         61199           18.1 kW     0. m  VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.
W23DN      23 +  TX      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLTT-20070126AFM   -         61199           18.1 kW     0. m  VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.
WATL       25    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-20020716AAH   -         22819           500. kW   332. m  PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.                                          

WATL       25    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20071126AHB   -         22819           500. kW   332. m  PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.
WTBS-LP    26 -  TX      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTL-20000620AEP   -         53584           22.2 kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
W23DN      26 +  TX      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US  BDISTT-20060707AFQ   -         61199           18.1 kW     0. m  VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.                                                    

WTBS-LP    26 -  TX      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BPTTL-20070411ACJ   -         53584           150. kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WAGA       27    DX      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US  BXPCDT-20000316ACI   -         70689           846. kW   287. m  WAGA LICENSE, INC.
WAGA       27    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-20060728AEL   -         70689          1000. kW   332. m  WAGA LICENSE, INC.                                                          

WAGA       27    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20070221ACM   -         70689          1000. kW   332. m  WAGA LICENSE, INC.
WANN-LD    29    LD      CP MOD   ATLANTA                  GA US  BMPDTL-20080428ABZ   -         168812           15. kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
NEW        29    LD      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US BDCCDTL-20081215ACT   -         168612           10. kW     0. m  COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.                                               

WANN-CA    29    LD      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US    BSTA-20090309ACN   -         53585            15. kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WANN-CA    29    LD      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US BDISDTL-20090302AEH   -         53585            15. kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WPBA       30 Z  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLET-19910325KE    -         4190           1380. kW   334. m  BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA                                   

WTBS-LD    30    LD      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US BDCCDTL-20061025AFH   -         168811         0.001 kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WTBS-LD    30    LD      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US  BMPDTL-20090409ATL   -         168811           15. kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WPBA       30 Z  TV      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US    BSTA-20090423ABK   -         4190           1380. kW   334. m  BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA                                   

WSB-TV     31    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20090320AFX   -         23960             9. kW   268. m  GEORGIA TELEVISION COMPANY
WANN-CA    32 +  TX      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTL-19991214ABG   -         53585           18.2 kW     0. m  PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
WDTA-LP    35    LD      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US BDISDTL-20081007ALW   -         17545            1.5 kW     0. m  WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.                                                

WATL       36 Z  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLCT-20020816AAH   -         22819          2690. kW   313. m  PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.
WKTB-CA    38    CA      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BPTTA-20030624ABT   -         35418           4.62 kW     0. m  KOREAN AMERICAN TV BROADCASTING CORP.
WKTB-CA    38    CA      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTA-20030701BJB   -         35418           4.62 kW     0. m  KOREAN AMERICAN TV BROADCASTING CORP.                                       

WSB-TV     39    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-20041020ADC   -         23960          1000. kW   301. m  GEORGIA TELEVISION COMPANY
WSB-TV     39    DT      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BPCDT-20080619ACR   -         23960          1000. kW   316. m  GEORGIA TELEVISION COMPANY
WIRE-CA    40    CA      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTA-20070611AAI   -         55108            55. kW     0. m  D.T.V. LLC                                                                  

WATC       41    DS      STA      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20030307AER   -         13206            2.9 kW   293. m  COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.
WATC       41    DS      STA      ATLANTA                  GA US  BMDSTA-20050207AFA   -         13206            7.1 kW   293. m  COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.
WATC       41    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLEDT-20070912AAT   -         13206           165. kW   319. m  COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.                                                  

WATC       41    DT      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BPEDT-20080619AIR   -         13206           750. kW   317. m  COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.
WATC       41    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20090601ASN   -         13206           330. kW   317. m  COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.
WTHC-LP    42    LD      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLDTL-20060511ABF   -         65409             7. kW     0. m  THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.                                                   

WUPA       43    DT      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLCDT-20020702AAJ   -         6900           1000. kW   335. m  ATLANTA TELEVISION STATION WUPA INC
WYGA-CA    45    CA      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BPTTA-20040107AMV   -         17541           150. kW     0. m  EBC ATLANTA, INC., DEBTOR IN POSSESSION
WYGA-CA    45    CA      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US    BSTA-20080908AAR   -         17541             2. kW     0. m  EBC ATLANTA, INC., DEBTOR IN POSSESSION                                     

WGCL-TV    46 -  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLCT-2619          -         72120          2340. kW   332. m  MEREDITH CORPORATION
WSB-TV     46    DS      APP      ATLANTA                  GA US   BDSTA-20090320AFY   -         23960             5. kW   285. m  GEORGIA TELEVISION COMPANY
WDTA-LP    50 +  TX      CP       ATLANTA                  GA US   BPTTL-20030530DWS   -         17545           150. kW     0. m  WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.                                                

WYGA-CA    55 -  TX      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTL-20020308ABH   -         17541           15.7 kW     0. m  EBC ATLANTA, INC., DEBTOR IN POSSESSION
WSKC-CA    59 -  TX      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US   BLTTL-19990817JA    -         35090           113. kW     0. m  KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.
WUPA       69 Z  TV      LIC      ATLANTA                  GA US    BLCT-20030214ABA   -         6900           1000. kW   336. m  ATLANTA TELEVISION STATION WUPA INC                                         

*** 65 Records Retrieved ***

(Result from FCC data queried via: http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?state=GA&call=&arn=&city=atlanta&chan=&cha2=69&serv=&type=0&facid=&list=1&dist=&dlat2=&mlat2=&slat2=&dlon2=&mlon2=&slon2=&size=9)

Smart Phone Price Rundown(phone, voice plan and data plan)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

As of June 4 2009.

The smart phone deals:

  • Palm Pre: $199 after $100 mail-in rebate. Available Jun 6 2009 on Sprint. 2-year agreement with qualifying voice & data plans required.
  • iPhone 3G: $199. AT&T has announced the 3G data plan for the iPhone will cost $30 a month, which is $10 more than the $20 EDGE plan of the original iPhone. This cost is in addition to a voice plan, which starts at $39.99. About $70/month minimum. For complete updated information on pricing, go here.
  • G1 (Google Phone):
What types of plans are available for the T-Mobile G1?
Once you’ve selected a specific T-Mobile voice plan (starting $39.99 individual, $69.99 family plan), you must also choose a data plan in order for your T-Mobile G1™ to work. You can choose a data plan that offers unlimited data access and unlimited messaging (text, IM and email) for $34.99 a month. Or for $24.99 a month you get unlimited data access and 400 messages (text, IM and email). These plans are the best value.

AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Perks

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

If you have AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet, you may not be awared that it comes with the following services without additional chrage:

  • Unlimited nationwide dial-up Internet access
  • AT&T Wi-Fi Basic
AT&T Wi-Fi Basic service is FREE and already included if you subscribe to AT&T High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verseSM High Speed Internet, or AT&T FastAccess® DSL—all speed plans included. No ordering required! Simply use your AT&T high-speed Internet membership ID and password at any AT&T Wi-Fi Basic hot spot.
I need to find out what my AT&T high-speed Internet membership ID and password are and try it out.
AT&T WiFi locator:
http://attwifi.know-where.com/attwifi/cgi/index?design=default
(mostly McDonalds, StarBucks, Barnes & Nobles, etc..)
(*Wi-Fi Service at Starbucks available at U.S. company-operated Starbucks locations equipped with a hot spot. Requires AT&T High Speed Internet or AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet.)

漢字劇場動畫–「人、日」与「家、高」

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

台湾推广中文方面做了一些实实在在的工作,比如把动画用于中文教学,做得生动有趣,值得一提。以下四字摘自:

http://www.huayuworld.org/joomla1012/page/web/1.htm

觀賞漢字劇場動畫–「人、日」
觀賞漢字劇場動畫–「家、高」