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song appreciation: 在水一方

perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/sanga_pemci/zai4_shui3_yi1_fang1.html在水一方Xah Lee, 2009-11-27A song sung by Teresa Deng. Title: 在水一方 Singer: 邓丽君 (Teresa Deng) Lyrics: 琼瑶 Music: 林家庆 English translation: 李杀 (Xah Lee) 绿草苍苍,白雾茫茫, 有位佳人,在水一方. 绿草萋萋,白雾迷离, 有位佳人,靠水而居. 我愿逆流而上, 依偎在她身旁. 无奈前有险滩, 道路又远又长. 我愿顺流而下, 找寻她的方向. 却见依稀仿佛, 她在水的中央. 我愿逆流而上, 与她轻言细语. 无奈前有险滩, 道路曲折无已. 我愿顺流而下, 找寻她的踪迹. 却见仿佛依稀, 她在水中佇立. 绿草苍苍,白雾茫茫, 有位佳人,在水一方. vast grasslands, immense sky of clouds there is a lady, across the water verdant green grass, misty white clouds there is this lady, she lives by the water i would go up-stream to be with her even if there are obstacles even if the road is long i would go down-stream to look for her course far away vaguely i see she's right in the center i would go up-stream to whisper in her ears even if there are dangerous waves even if the road is unpaved i would go down-stream searching for her footsteps far away vaguely i see she's waiting for me …

Li Ao's video lectures

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/li_ao_lectures.htmlLi Ao LecturesXah Lee, 2009-11-20In the past few days, i've been watching many Li Ao's video lectures. They are Fantastic.Here's one on language, in particular the survivalability of the Min Nan dialog.444 李敖有话说:台湾语早晚被淘汰 A. 444 李敖有话说:台湾语早晚被淘汰 B. In these, he showed, about maybe 30 or more Chinese terms and their origin, in acient Chinese literature. Quite fantastic. (todo: type them out here)Also, the indicated that the term “名词” (noun), is of Japanese origin. (todo: verify).See also:Chinese Core Simplified CharsChinese Pinyin Letter Frequency“李敖语妙天下 2009年2月26日 才女与美女如何兼备 Part 1”. In the above, he mentioned a book, “American Policy Toward Communist China”, subtitled “The historical record: 1949-1969” by Foster Rhea Dulles. amazon It is published in 1972.He chatted about expensive Fountain pen, among other things. How interesting.“李敖语妙天下 2009年2月26日 才女与美女如何兼备 Part 2” In it, he has written a poem, publ…

Misc

Misc.On Windows Vista, when you copy Mac files on a local network to your local disk, and if the Mac folder name ends in a space, then Windows will complain that it cannot locate the folder. See also: Perl Scripts For Mac/Windows File Moving.2009-11-11 rsync's support for unicode is pissing me off. At least the version of rync i'm using on cygwin for transferring files between Windows and Mac. For detail, see: Mac and Windows File Conversion.2009-11-08 Gaming news. “News” in the sense of my own discovery. Quake Live, Combat Arms, Eve online.Quake Live is based on Quake III Arena. Quake 3 was released in 1999, which i played a demo. Quake Live just brings it into the web browser, and free. When you play, you'll see what 3D gaming tech is like in 1999.I remember, back in 1999, it is a great fantastic 3D graphics advancement, with lots brouhaha. Playing now, the graphics feels so extremely lousy.2009-11-04 Crooked House, a model in Second Life of science fiction writer Robert A…

Microsoft IntelliType Hacks

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Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/emacs/ms_keyboard/intellitype_hacks.htmlMicrosoft IntelliType HacksXah Lee, 2009-11-08, 2009-12-05, 2010-01-28Microsoft IntelliType is a keyboard software that comes with Microsoft keyboards, and works only with Microsoft keyboards. This page is some info on some of the tech detail on how the software works, for those tech geeks who like to customize their keyboards extensively.As far as i know, there's no public documentation about how intellitype works. So, this writing is somewhat a reverse engineering documentation. You may first read about Problems of Microsoft IntelliType, to become familiar with what can and cannot be done with IntelliType's interface, or the limit of IntelliType hacking described in this doc can achieve.Note: This writing is not comprehensive. Its just some notes of my findings. To understand this document fully, you should have at least 1 hour experience in playing or setting up keys using intelliType. For …

problems of Microsoft IntelliType

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perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/emacs/ms_keyboard/intellitype.html.Problems of Microsoft IntelliTypeXah Lee, 2007-10, 2009-11-04IntelliType is the software that is bundled with Microsoft's keyboards. The software allows you to assign functionality to various special keys and function keys on the keyboard. For example, you can set a key to launch or switch application, open a particular file, or press some keyboard combination instead. It also allows you to set up some other keyboarding related preference, for example, you can switch the functionality of Caps Lock key and Ctrl. You can also make the Windows key act as Mac's Option key and the Alt key as Mac's Cmd key, for Mac users.Of my over a decade experience of using keyboard and keymapping software (including: QuicKeys (~1992-~2001), ResEdit keymap rsrc (~1993), xmodmap (~1999), KeyboardMaestro (~2003), DefaultKeyBinding.dict (~2005), Quicksilver (~2007) ...), i think IntelliType is one of the top quality soft…