Monthly Archives: December 2008

Doing Presentations

slide:ologyThe Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte ISBN: 9780596522346 O’Reilly Media, Inc. August 12, 2008 Completely reasonable for a graphic design company to publish a book on slide design or presentation style. The principles are completely dead-on: … Continue reading

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Leonardo: 500 Years into the Future

What if Leonardo da Vinci was born later? Say, in 18th, 19th, or even 20th century? He makes every engineer to feel inadequate. God knows what more would he come up with advanced tools like computers, internal combustion engine, or … Continue reading

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Pay It Backwards: An Act Of Coffee Kindness

Very well written, with reference to my favorite self-control exercise: TaiChi. My kid’s friend shared it and she shared his sharing. My usual style is to share again, but this one stroke a bit bit more than “interesting.” Pay It … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly 12 December 2008 We cracked up when Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) and Mr. Wu (James Hong) talked in a McDonald restaurant. Keanu’s Chinese is passable, James Hong’s better, but the dialog … Continue reading

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Impala

Many years ago, this freshly-off-the-boat grad student needed a car. I walked into a dealership in Phoenix and came out the proud owner of a yellow $2,000 Buick LeSabre. I drove this all-American V8 to LA a dozen times, always … Continue reading

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How to fail 22 million people?

Former President of Taiwan, Mr. CHEN Shui-Bian, was indicted for massive embezzlement, accepting bribery, and money laundering. When he took office in 2000, Taiwan was the brightest of the 4 dragons of Asia. (The other three are S. Korean, Hong … Continue reading

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California

A friend sent an message from Beijing, “I was frozen silly!” Clearly, the ambient temperature hovered around 20F or so. A phone call to another friend in New England, he does not expect electricity for several days. That ice storm … Continue reading

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Donate Foods

Every holiday, no doubt this one too, I stuffed myself silly with all those foods: turkey and ham, yams, veggie, and side dishes too. Always over-do desserts: pies, cakes, cookies, candies, everything. Like the rest of Americans, I will work … Continue reading

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