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dear all, good news from daily vanity fair. I am connected with Evan McMullin, the independent presidential candidate apart from Donald and Hillary 2016 run. This is msg I sent to him:

" following:Sir, Just wish to offer my sincere gratitude for your commitment to call for resonsible citizenship to resist letting Donald Trump to occupy any public office where he really has no temperament nor sincerity to serve... -"


citizen of U.S.A.

Happy belated birthday congratulation to our president Obama. and our VP's twitter was as cute as my 5 years old's classic craft ... hope his talk for Syria peace deal is effective. have a nice day, everyone!

what's with the Coup in Turkey? Do ya think Obama/Clinton know about it as it unfolding under their nose?

This is so very interesting a job ! alas, I am not good enough with Java ...


April fool's day. How many times have I been fooled by my own folly?

Super Tuesday for Eric as well... this Monkey year is full of surprises...

so here's the joke of the day I made on facebook following Larry Krauss post about LIGO's gravitational wave annoucement: 'why Thursday? Afraid of Ash Wednesday? '... Rumor has it... it's like real happening... this time...

nutella, I'll join you to fight the good fight in 2016! ...

also R.I.P Ian Murdock

Cray-4 supercomputer processor sold on Auction for $37,500.

1st ASIC bitcoin computer by 21.co is for $399 pre-order on Amazon.

Will you spent $399 to find out if its promise of giving digital consumer a tool so they might become not only a mere consumer but more productive and thoughtful designer for other digital products that better serve all under-served sectors of our interconnected human life? What other product/place that your current budget of $399 may be better spent?
19 Sep 2015 (updated 19 Sep 2015 at 14:50 UTC) »
FP on advogato is statically linked to two lousy authorship now? I don't believe it. Have we reached THE end of diverse content?


Here's my re-interpretation in English:

Whence SHIT comes from one hole, all is saved.
Whence SHIT comes from one hole and one mouth, hands are still good.
Whence SHIT comes from one hole, one mouth and two hands, one can still run away with his feet.
Whence SHIT comes from one hole, one mouth, two hands and three legs, all is doomed.

And of course, such foul language needs to be cleaned up with some compensation in another comparative reading.

盧梅坡〈雪梅〉:「梅雪爭春未肯降,騷人擱筆費評章。梅須遜雪三分白, 雪卻輸梅一段香。」這首詩從雪與梅之異同處出發,指出物各有其特色。 冬天的梅與雪,在春天隱而不見,因此引起了騷人墨客的歎惋。然也因此, 顯出梅的精神、雪的特殊。梅與雪同是冬景之一,然不同處則是梅有暗香, 雪有皚皚的白,各有各的特色,難以分出高下。這就如同每個人各有特色, 他人是替代不得的。

My rendition in English:

Ume blossoms on snow covered branches
yearn to be favored by the coming and going season
Idling scholars put away their pens
meditating on the life and death of winter blossoms

Ume ought not to subject itself to harsh winter snow
Yet snow is totally crushed by Ume's fleeting scent.

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