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{ Monthly Archives } December 2004

Harry Potter and the Porcelain Doll

Got this link from Bokane. Seems that Chinese fans get a kick out of writing fanfiction novels of Harry coming to China and experiencing the far east. One particular version has been selling rather well in China it seems. Check the link for more info. Read more

A Chinese dialect version of Jingle Bells

John over at SinoSplice dug up a really interesting Chinese version of Jingle Bells. The problem is WHAT particular dialect of Chinese is it? Some folks were thinking it was Vietnamese since it was not Cantonese (and definitely not Mandarin) but I’m sure it’s NOT Vietnamese so that leaves the piles of dialects of China […]

Some intereting articles on linguistics

The first one is interesting since it points out a not so well known linguist but seems like a competent guy. But then again most academics tend to remain in obscurity except for a very few. The second article I’m completely skeptical about. Article 1: How many Linguists can you name? Article 2: Writing as […]

Mega Burger

Aren’t you getting hungry?

Too much computing == poor learning?

According to a report dug up by the Christian Science Monitor it says so. And too much candy is bad for your tummy too. Read it here

The $100 PC, too bad you still can’t afford it

If you have been following the tech news. Steve Ballmer of Microsoft issued a challenge to the computer industry that the world NEEDS a $100 PC to help cut down on piracy in emerging countries. While there’s plenty of opinions on this. My one word stance on the matter is skeptical. A company has stepped […]

OMFG! My Laptop was stolen. Um.. duh?

Seems one of the creators of PHP got his nice shiny new laptop stolen at a PHP conference in Paris: My nice new T42p was stolen by some loser at a PHP conference in Paris. It is amazingly inconvenient to lose a laptop like this. It was from inside the conference hall and there was […]

Merry X-mas Foxtrot Style

Today’s Foxtrot is very cute. It took me a little bit to figure out but it’s worth brushing up your physics for it. It doesn’t take that much physics really. Read it yourself