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Sat Dec 14 21:00:19 HKT 2019 From /weblog/science


蓋亞假說:美麗的神話 -[..]%8E%E9%BA%97%E7%9A%84%E7%A5%9E%E8%A9%B1/

色彩斑斕的動物 -

地球上仍存活的最古老生物 -

deep-sea-mysteries-and-oddities-that-will-leave-you-baffled -[..]nd-oddities-that-will-leave-you-baffled/

rare-flowers-that-are-stunning-to-look-at -

earth-facts-that-might-surprise-you -

north-pole-facts-most-people-are-not-aware-of -[..]s-most-people-are-not-aware-of/?view=all

earth-facts-you-probably-have-not-considered -[..]u-probably-have-not-considered/?view=all

amazon -[..]he-most-unique-places-on-earth/?view=all

25 Interesting Tidbits About Deserts That Will Make You Glad For Rain -[..]at-will-make-you-glad-for-rain/?view=all

Antarctica is one of the coldest, most desolate places in the world, and today you're going to learn all about it. -[..]interesting-facts-that-you-probably.html

great-barrier-reef -[..]-reef-facts-youll-want-to-hear/?view=all

Types of mountains -[..]st/main-types-mountains-earths-ups-downs

bizarre-ocean-phenomena -[..]ean-phenomena-you-wont-believe-are-real/[..]ology/animals-ecology/animal-speed-limit

Ocean -[..]ising-ocean-facts-most-people-dont-know/

Earth -

sinkholes -[..]other/science-abc/science-abc-sinkholes/

ecosystems -[..]what-they-are-and-why-they-are-important[..]ture-post/what-is-supervolcano-18032018/[..]/feature-post/largest-river-world-43223/

What is soil? Here’s the inside scoop -

What causes an Ice Age? A simple explainer -[..]water-dont-underestimate-the-connection/[..]108-why-the-world-is-running-out-of-sand

Even a little extra CO2 is triggering big changes in forests -[..]o2-is-triggering-big-changes-in-forests/

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Sat Dec 14 20:56:18 HKT 2019 From /weblog/learning


Following the curiosity -[..]chives/how-i-learn-1-follow-curiousness/

Creativity is often about 'Synthesis' -[..]9/12/what-avatar-can-teach-us-about.html

How to improve creativitiy?

最成功的人,多少都帶點率性,都忠於自己。不是嗎?天天做著不喜歡的事,又怎能出類拔萃?有 Passion,自然就投入,就有幹勁。[..]%AD%E5%8A%9B%E7%9A%84%E4%BA%BA%E6%89%8D/


Too much structured knowledge hurts creativity, shows study -[..]s-of-highly-creative-people-9e30d0bd6782

如何培養創造力?達·芬奇給世人留下這三條秘訣 -

How to Come Up with Great Ideas -

Read and write for creativity -[..]life-will-never-be-the-same-1dcc545664dc

One possible contributory factor is a personality style shared by many of my creative subjects. These subjects are adventuresome and exploratory. They take risks. Particularly in science, the best work tends to occur in new frontiers. -

For me, the quest for a breakthrough often requires getting myself into literal motion; one small step for Poincaré but a whole sequence of steps for me. -[..]e-myth-and-magic-of-generating-new-ideas

When trying out creative ideas, go for your second choice, a new study finds -

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Fri Dec 13 20:49:16 HKT 2019 From /weblog/software_engineering/testing


WatiN, alternative of selenium -[..]2/how-to-unit-test-watin-mbunit-and.html another person saying this is better -

And someone work hard on make FITness and Selenium work together, more information can be found at[..]m/2006/09/fitnesse-selenium-wrapper.html[..]ng-web-tests-with-fitnesse-and-selenium/

A story of how to overcome various issues of applying selenium in acceptance testing -[..]07/08/selenium_is_the_pain_worth_it.html[..]9/webtest-vs-selenium-webtest-wins-13-5/ Why the functional test is important

How many resources should put in a functional test?

Kent discuss about how to balance low level unit test and high-level functional test -

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Tue Dec 10 20:14:41 HKT 2019 From /weblog/learning


How to learn language in 30 days -[..][..]power-of-daily-positive-words-15115.html

Language make the difference -[..]shocked-by-chinese-multiplication-table/

crazy-facts-about-languages -[..]nguage-fluently-quickly-and-efficiently/

5 tips for learning Mandarin -[..]-great-advice-from-a-variety-of-experts/

Choice other than "Regards" -[..]/email-sign-offs-for-every-occasion.html

Resource of learning a lot difference languages -

Bubble physics can explain why dialects appear and how they evolve -

語言的高與低 -

Learning music or a foreign language can help your brain be more efficient -[..]sic-bilingual-brain-efficiency-17052018/[..]n-healthier-and-learn-faster-4a67e82dd81

For learning Chinese -

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Mon Dec 09 21:21:19 HKT 2019 From /weblog/society


Old HK -[..]sfth6vHgTpNZZSEwcydt&bctid=1458384818001

History of HK economic growth -

Taiwanese view of 一國兩制與香港價值的流失 -

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Mon Dec 09 21:16:27 HKT 2019 From /weblog/java/features


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Mon Dec 09 21:14:46 HKT 2019 From /weblog/trip/travelling


遊搜好行:蜜月尋夢  63,000公里 -[..]20120421&sec_id=12187369&art_id=16266814

看北極光、鐘乳石、瀑布彩虹、動物大遷徒、泰姬陵等,都是美國有線新聞網絡( CNN)精選的人生必遊景點 -

尋找心中的最後一塊淨土 -

The best sun set -

Nice places at various places on earth -[..]0dad2d4ac0e22b0f5459e87f1ab5a3b2a7238ee2

地球最深的影像 库鲁伯亚拉洞穴探险 (Krubera Cave,又名Voronya Cave) -

restaurants-with-jaw-dropping-views -[..]urants-with-jaw-dropping-views/?view=all

places-that-look-like-they-are-from-another-planet -[..]e-they-are-from-another-planet/?view=all

places-you-can-get-away-from-pretty-much-everything-and-everybody -[..]-much-everything-and-everybody/?view=all

earths-most-breathtaking-natural-wonders -[..]t-breathtaking-natural-wonders/?view=all

craziest-things-found-in-nature -

amazingly-unique-walks-around-the-world -[..]-unique-walks-around-the-world/?view=all

popular-landmarks-that-are-creepy-suicide-hot-spots -[..]t-are-creepy-suicide-hot-spots/?view=all

unique-travel-destinations-most-travelers-have-no-clue-exist -[..]st-travelers-have-no-clue-exist/view=all

unique-spring-break-destinations-you-have-to-visit -[..]destinations-you-have-to-visit/?view=all

amazing-places-to-watch-the-sunrise-from-around-the-world -[..]-sunrise-from-around-the-world/?view=all

most-dangerous-hikes-treks-and-climbs-on-earth -[..]ikes-treks-and-climbs-on-earth/?view=all

best-countries-to-live-in -[..]to-the-human-development-index/?view=all

street-food-from-around-world -[..]eet-food-from-around-world-that-you.html

placed-star-wars-was-filmed-that-you-must-visit -[..]was-filmed-that-you-must-visit/?view=all

most-visited-museums-in-the-world -

11 Popular Tourist Attractions That Might Kill You -[..]11-popular-tourist-attractions-that.html

mountain-ranges-you-need-to-visit-if-you-are-a-fan-of-nature -[..]sit-if-you-are-a-fan-of-nature/?view=all

beautiful-mountain-passes-you-should-make-a-point-to-travel-through -[..]make-a-point-to-travel-through/?view=all

most-visited-cities-in-the-world-you-should-visit -[..]-in-the-world-you-should-visit/?view=all

most-extreme-climates-and-places-on-earth -[..]e-climates-and-places-on-earth/?view=all

most-generous-countries-in-the-world -[..]enerous-countries-in-the-world/?view=all

volcanoes -

These places will keep you awake at night. -

incredible-country-borders -

natural-photos-you-wont-believe-are-not-photoshopped -[..]t-believe-are-not-photoshopped/?view=all

Nice bridge around the earth -


most-charming-alpine-towns-youve-probably-never-seen -[..]owns-youve-probably-never-seen/?view=all

crazy-awesome-festivals-around-the-world-for-every-taste -[..]ound-the-world-for-every-taste/?view=all

unforgettable-adventures-that-youll-be-glad-you-went-on -[..]that-youll-be-glad-you-went-on/?view=all

least-visited-island-countries-in-the-world -[..]-island-countries-in-the-world/?view=all

amazing-uninhabited-islands-that-are-strikingly-beautiful -[..]-that-are-strikingly-beautiful/?view=all

most-visited-countries -[..]visited-countries-in-the-world/?view=all

Atolls -[..]st-amazing-atolls-in-the-world/?view=all

White Christmas -[..]aces-to-have-a-white-christmas/?view=all

Romantic -[..]es-to-ask-someone-to-marry-you/?view=all[..]edding-youve-always-dreamed-of/?view=all

most-remote-places-in-the-world -[..]ost-remote-places-in-the-world/?view=all

Incredible Deserts That Will Make You Wish It Never Rained -[..]-make-you-wish-it-never-rained/?view=all

worlds-most-colorful-cities -[..]cities-to-brighten-up-your-day/?view=all

About diving -

About canyons -[..]inspiring-canyons-in-the-world/?view=all

ancient-architectural-wonders -[..]-ancient-architectural-wonders/?view=all

Dangerous roads -

countries-to-visit-that-you-didnt-know-existed -[..]it-that-you-didnt-know-existed/?view=all

scariest place -[..]-few-are-brave-enough-to-visit/?view=all

Fall Color -[..]at-are-remarkably-breathtaking/?view=all

Winter -[..]s-to-spend-your-winter-holiday/?view=all

beautiful-cities -[..]he-world-to-see-before-you-die/?view=all

volunteer-travel-experiences -[..]vel-experiences-you-should-try/?view=all[..]ferent-ways-to-travel-in-angkor-wat.html

13 FASCINATINGLY UNUSUAL MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD -[..]=5828047371&blog=1583376&frame_type=none

7 Travel Destinations Inspired By Game of Thrones -[..]5833387553&blog=13997320&frame_type=none

endangered-historical-sites -[..]rical-sites-being-destroyed-by-tourists/[..]el-Spots-5-DESTINATIONS-MADE-FOR-ROMANCE[..]he-caribbean-is-king-in-fall-and-winter/

2014年值得體驗的戶外冒險 -[..]abandoned-places-you-wont-believe-exist/[..]famous-mausoleums-from-around-the-world/

Lost Cities Worth Exploring -

The Best Destinations for Advanced Scuba Diving -[..]ndoned-amusement-parks-around-the-world/

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Mon Dec 09 21:08:26 HKT 2019 From /weblog/learning


When child lie...

How to encourage child -[..]4/09/fun-ways-to-teach-kids-to-code.html

Give Child some duty for good -

步入青春期的孩子最需要從父母那裡得到什麼? -

初中男生多煩惱,父母可知道? -

研究發現和沒有做家務或者十幾歲才開始做家務的孩子相比,3-4歲就開始做家務的青年成人更有可能和家人及朋友關系融洽、學習優秀、較早實現事業成功及經濟獨立。 -[..]uter-science-and-computational-thinking/

專家回答:這不容易,但還是有可能的。人際關系專家兼咨詢專欄作家April Masini說:“家長既要讓孩子繼續保持這種精神氣,又讓他們知道自己行為的後果,要在兩者之間找好平衡點。”她稱,家長可以通過具體的事例,來給孩子講述,在什麼場合、用哪些方法來質疑老師和長輩是OK的,還要解釋這樣做的可能後果。你這樣教育的目的,是讓孩子知道,有時候規則可以打破,邊界可以移動,但行為卻是會帶來風險的。

如何培養出真正的成年人 -

所以,你要做的不是告訴你的孩子冷靜下來,而是應該告訴他們,有機會展現自己的才能,是一件特別幸運的事。<- this is a simple suggestion -

No gifted child -[..]such-thing-as-a-gifted-child-einstein-iq

公平地“偏心”。確保每個孩子都得到優待:例如,如果把周末花在女兒的足球比賽上,那就在工作日找些時間關注你兒子的興趣愛好。 -

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things -[..]ids-who-thrive-science-says-do-thes.html

From 0 to 12 months -[..]nting/baby/ss/slideshow-baby-development

但為什麼不在早期教育中教授這些技能呢? 現任利茲大學商學院的Wandi Bruine de Bruin及其同事已經證明, 決策失誤的討論可以納入高中學生的歷史課程中 。 它不僅提高了後續合理性測試的表現; 它也促進了他們對歷史事實的了解。 -[..]9-has-humanity-reached-peak-intelligence

“Part of what is so interesting and surprising about our study is that a simple manipulation — just the way people think about a past event — is changing their conclusions about what they’re doing and whether they’re interested or not,” Niese said.

“It’s something people could do on their own if they wanted to and gain these benefits in situations where cultural stereotypes or pre-existing beliefs might be likely to bias their judgment or cloud their memories.”[..]erception-perspective-enjoyment-8235342/

Instead it is the quality of the conversation that is important. That is, the back and forth, turn-taking nature that requires listening and responding. It’s what Hirsh-Pasek and her long-time collaborator Roberta Golinkoff refer to as a “conversational duet”, because “you can’t sing it alone”. In fact, another study found that if a conversation is interrupted by a phone call, the child does not learn a newly presented word, but will learn it if the conversation is not interrupted. -[..]-that-affects-how-your-babys-brain-grows

They found that children who watched Sesame Street were more likely to be academically on track, and less likely to be held back, than those who didn’t. -[..]ren-find-weird-television-so-mesmerising

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Mon Dec 09 20:42:07 HKT 2019 From /weblog/design

API design guideline

This is a message from a management blog, but I think the arguement is also apply API design. In fact, I think most critical difference of good and bad API is knowing which small detail is important and which is not -[..]

Design tips:[..]gView?showComments=true&entry=3258158706[..]its-of-highly-profitable-developers.html

About Compatibility issues

A blog of using interfaces-vs-abstract-classes[..]6/04/interfaces-vs-abstract-classes.html

XOM design overview -

You need to identify the business value but not pick any tools/design just because it is cool -

A lot of links here -

An introduction of good OSS project to study their source -[..]com/2007/06/28/learning-from-the-source/


Discussion of why getting feedback quick is important -[..]u-dont-know-until-you-take-the-next-step

Someone saying that routines is the greatest invention in CS, I agree -

New way of modeling system then layering, The Onion Architecture -

SOLID -[..]of-the-month-march-solid-principles.aspx <-- very good picture!

Idempotent, Orthogonality, Immutability -

Some example of how to driven good API -[..]al/2009/5/11/good-api-design-part-3.html

It's not enough to write tests for an API you develop, you have to write unit tests for code that uses your API. When you do, you learn first-hand the hurdles that your users will have to overcome when they try to test their code independently.[..]MichaelFeathers.TheGoldenRuleOfApiDesign

Active interface vs. Passive interface, for me this is another way to under "Tell, don't ask" -[..]-on-api-design-call-stack-as-source.html

The Principles of Good Programming -[..]software-principles-you-must-understand/

Difference choice of how API evolute with change -[..]sive-api-evolution-with-java-interfaces/

JUnit's evolving structure. -

API performance contract -

Consistent naming conventions
Standard terminology
Uniform error responses
Attention to detail (that’s the love part for APIs)
REST APIs that work with only 2 resources and use 4 HTTP verbs (oh, there is so much more to talk about here…)
Avoid API design by way of method-driven approach – that leads you down a slippery slope
- See more at:[..]are-like-parenting/#sthash.Ux1LHMNU.dpuf[..]ake-this-mistake-when-developing-an-spi/

Guideline for webapi -

Good naming is part of design. It sets expectations and communicates a model, showing how something should be understood and used. If you mean to tell the reader getMillisSince1970, don’t say getTime. Specific names inspire you to consider alternatives, to question whether you’re capturing the right abstraction in the right way. It’s not just labeling and it’s not just java.util.Date: This is about the code you write and the code you use. -

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Sun Dec 08 21:36:01 HKT 2019 From /weblog/business

starting business

Starting business at rentaroder, do you think this true o false ?[..]/2011/10/24/my-life-freelancer/#more-750

Speed of deliver rule -[..]up-suicide-%E2%80%93-rewriting-the-code/

My boss say that it brilliant, see if it good -

The other reference -

Joey recommendation -

And how to set price -[..]rd/Weblog/demand_curve_for_java_software

Successful case of home made game -

"You want to do your best, or you want to do the best of this world?" -

The cost and risk of starting business, may be as high as you thought - ; meanwhile, as an high paid employee may not that nice -

Fire startup staff??? -[..]tartup-lessons-i-learnt-at-protoinday-1/

How to parening software product and team?

Ideas are nice, but technical is still the key -[..]linator-and-not-death-by-popularity.html

Comment mistakes -

Haha, very true: 有一個重點我想說, 必須要有人願意付錢給你做你喜歡做的事情 -[..]dex.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=2862620

Few examples of teen starting their own business -[..]ive-learned-from-founding-4-technology-2[..]ive-learned-from-founding-4-technology-b[..]y/feeding-a-startup-your-next-500-ideas/

Build something that do something you don't want to do -[..]2/paul-graham-how-to-get-startup-ideas-c

Confidence -[..]ence-is-the-pass-badge-for-entrepreneurs[..]efore-starting-their-very-first-business

Suggestion about starting business -[..]ting-meaningful-work/?fromcat=all#!sxLsH[..]e-learned-about-creating-meaningful-work[..]t-fab-ceo-learned-from-operating-company[..]014/01/21/success_entrepreneur_qualities[..]o-start-talking-about-what-you-want.html

Story of starting business in Japan -

*TA 就在身邊的好處,是可以快速 Iterate,更快找到PMF
*需要教育市場的新產品,要善用YouTube 的力量
*向下相容很重要 (美國小孩間本就有編織友誼手鍊互送的習俗)
*正向力量很重要 (與其打電動,父母更希望孩子動手)

How stock option work -

A Complete Guide to Startup Advisors and Mentors -[..]tartup-advisors-and-mentors-5d5704dc7e84

8 Brutal Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur -[..]b-to-become-an-entrepreneur-396936cdfbe3

Startups go from Search to Build to Scale -[..]ups-stumble-at-40-employees-66312ac70fba

About how to validate and build idea -[..]ounders-need-to-be-aware-of-3a5f8c3acb76

burn-rate-101 -[..]rtups-a-15-min-introduction-6755936efc88[..]ing-i-learned-from-startups-5c27146ef0e1[..]torytelling-in-your-startup-d8b57db375fd

entrepreneurship is a calling -[..]nnovators-and-entrepreneurs-a430602ff8ea

Why I chose customer-funded growth over taking VC money -[..]growth-over-taking-vc-money-f1eba37e44a4[..]ings-to-do-as-a-startup-ceo-a22a0caec41f

他如何靠 15000 元卡債,建立市值 7 億的咖啡品牌?藍瓶咖啡的故事 -[..]7%9A%84%E6%95%85%E4%BA%8B-061200433.html[..]ld-a-billion-dollar-company-b0c31d7db0e7[..]article/18245-5-suggestions-for-startups

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Thu Dec 05 20:00:16 HKT 2019 From /weblog/java/fundamental


How difference platform implement nanoTime() -[..]12/02/what-is-behind-systemnanotime.html[..]62/is-system-nanotime-completely-useless

Java timezone ID reference -[..]etrive-locale-and-timezone-from-request/[..]m/java-date-time/java-util-timezone.html

setTimeZone affects calls to set(), but doesn’t change the existing Calendar time? So if we wanted to change the time zone we are working with, we have to adjust all the time fields too…but a SimpleDateFormatter still would show it as the current time zone. -[..]1/joda-time-the-future-of-java-datetime/[..]va-time-jsr-310-enhancements-java-9.html

deep dive into measuring time in Java - dihttps:[..]g-time-from-java-to-kernel-and-back.html

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Wed Dec 04 08:21:57 HKT 2019 From /weblog/learning


智能手機時代的速讀技術 -

Fun testing -

Fun information, text layout related to speed of reading:

Martin fowler discuss about the skill of how to read/write a big big book , more discussion -

關掉手機 享受慢閱讀的樂趣 -

这里有一个原则同学们要记住:不重要的学术作品大可不读,但重要的要反复重读,读多遍。不要相信重要作品的简化阐释,因为作者究竟怎样想我们不可能从简化的阐释中学到。 -

Rarely will I get through every section of every book.  The idea is to create a kind of dialogue among the authors, identifying points of overlap and difference.  Very often, the ideas from one book will trigger ideas that have you scouring the other books for elaboration.  The mixture of ideas from several books will lead to a thought that is not contained in any of the books.  When you read in parallel, it's like being in the room while the authors are conversing.  The intersecting of ideas almost always stimulates fresh ways of thinking about (and applying) the topic at hand. -[..]ding-in-parallel-becoming-better-at.html

Read for communication -[..]this-year-according-to-harvard-research/

在第一遍阅读时,你并不需要理解一个冗长计算的所有步骤。相反,默认它们是正确的,跳过它们,深入阅读关键的步骤。读公式之间的文字描述,读实验结果,读结论。当你大致明白了文章所谈论的东西之后,你再决定是否把时间花费在代数部分。不要在看不懂的步骤上花太多时间。当你以后有空时,可以重复阅读来慢慢理解它们。 -[..]/2017/08/how-Read-machine-earning-papers[..]achine_learning/?st=j6lm438g&sh=b1d9eba7

Reading to Learn: Why You Shouldn’t Read Beginning-to-End and What to do Instead -[..]-end-and-what-to-do-instead-4ab613e9a41d

I divided the day into four four-hour periods, of which I would be reading in three of the four-hour periods, and free one of them -[..]of-my-scholarship-and-study-68d1c35dd0d5

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” -

So is there a way to speed up how quickly we can comprehend a word? When we read our inner voice sometimes vocalises the words in our head, and some suspect that this might slow us down. Could banishing that voice make a difference? Not necessarily. Internal vocalising might be helping us to understand what’s happening, according to research by eye-tracking psychologist Mallorie Leinenger.

But the good news is that there is a way of learning to read faster, and that is to practise. Again, we are not just limited by our vision. What matters is how fast you can identify a word – a process that is faster when the word is more familiar. So the more you read, the faster you can get. -[..]icle/20191129-how-to-learn-to-speed-read

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Tue Dec 03 21:01:14 HKT 2019 From /weblog/java/performance


A case showing java is faster than C++ -[..]mgroups#!topic/comp.lang.c++/7aNw3PzPvMI

Case show how to improve GC time spend on a java application -[..]11/java-vm-beware-of-younggen-space.html

A case study of solving thread contention -[..]fighting-thread-contention-in-your-code/[..]-of-java-application-performance-tuning/

Notes about measuring map performance -[..]ronicle-map-and-yahoo-cloud-service.html

High Performance Java - Binary instead of Objects - John Davies -

jemalloc, look like a really nice tool -[..]c-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-a-memory-leak/

story of finding why there is so many GC -[..]horough-jvm-thorough-analysis-ygc-part01

GC thread blocked by system call -

We always need benchmark -[..]2017/06/15/forward-vs-backward-loop.html

Investigation and solutions of performance issue caused by GC log -[..]c-pauses-caused-by-background-io-traffic

Using jemalloc to get to the bottom of a memory leak -[..]c-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-a-memory-leak/

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Sat Nov 30 09:42:06 HKT 2019 From /weblog/learning


These 3 Hacks Will Make You Remember More -[..]will-make-you-remember-more-b30a3d9b3136

When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time – to do literally nothing – may be exactly what you need. Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll find that your memory of the facts you have just learnt is far better than if you had attempted to use that moment more productively. -[..]effortless-way-to-strengthen-your-memory

This one is funny: "Distract yourself. You might feel like you’re being super productive and focused by sticking to your work, but you’re less likely to recall it later." -[..]-and-it-can-actually-be-fun-99a9c9b95d5b[..]proof-techniques-to-enhance-your-memory/[..]-make-you-smarter?ocid=global_future_rss

Drawing something makes it easier to remember than writing it down -[..]drawing-better-than-writting-memory-0432[..]s-your-memory-is-stranger-than-you-think

Frustrated at forgetting stuff? Some simple tricks could have dramatic positive effects.
1) Walk backwards
2) Do a drawing
3) Do some exercise, but get the timing right
4) Do nothing
5) Take a nap[..]-ways-you-could-become-a-memory-champion

In animals, weight training appeared to promote the creation of new neurons in the memory centers of the brain. -[..]w-weight-training-changes-the-brain.html

The method works something like this: you use a familiar environment, such as your home, and walk through the environment associating information (like words or digits) you want to remember with various objects or scenery. In order to recall the digits in the right order, you simply have to do a mental walk through your mind palace. In Lu’s case, he devised an intricate story, and assigned images such as a chair, a king or a horse to two-digit combinations of numbers ranging from “00” to “99.” -[..]e-but-theres-something-that-comes-close/

Most students take a laptop with them to lectures. But are there times when they might be better off taking a pad and pen? -[..]en-the-best-way-to-take-notes-is-by-hand

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Fri Nov 22 08:16:34 HKT 2019 From /weblog/science


psychology-tells-you-about-yourself -[..]ology-tells-you-about-yourself/?view=all

body-hacks-life-is-trying-to-hide-from-you -[..]ife-is-trying-to-hide-from-you/?view=all

causes-dark-circles-eyes-sleeping-people-really-tired -[..]s-sleeping-people-really-tired/?view=all

facts-about-the-human-body-you-may-not-be-aware-of -[..]n-body-you-may-not-be-aware-of/?view=all

blood -[..]you-might-not-know-about-blood/?view=all

misconceptions-about-your-body -[..]bout-your-body-that-arent-true/?view=all

pregnancy -[..]nge-the-way-you-view-pregnancy/?view=all

blindness -[..]you-didnt-know-about-blindness/?view=all

【趣味科普】同理心等於同情心?可以後天鍛鍊嗎? -[..]om/realtime/supplement/20160712/55345201

happen-to-your-body-after-you-die -[..]pen-to-your-body-after-you-die/?view=all

your-body-is-weirder-than-you-think -[..]body-is-weirder-than-you-think/?view=all[..]-that-make-absolutely-no-sense/?view=all

DNA -[..]l-help-you-understand-yourself/?view=all[..]-genetics-and-the-human-genome/?view=all

「人體農場」:聽屍體說話 -[..]%BD%E5%B1%8D%E9%AB%94%E8%AA%AA%E8%A9%B1/[..]8%82%89%E9%AA%A8%E6%9F%A5-q-a-episode-4/

Lie/Cheat -[..]o-know-someone-is-lying-to-you/?view=all

Albinism -

人腦越來越小 又關facebook事? -[..]om/realtime/supplement/20160705/55315802

為什麼人類的耳朵長成這樣 -

oxytocin -[..]us-facts-about-oxytocin-that-youll-love/

About vaginas -

Dream -[..]-about-dreams-you-might-not-be-aware-of/

Almost everything we know about salt may be wrong. Eating salt actually makes you less thirsty but hungrier -[..]ence/salt-makes-you-less-thirsty-423432/

Brain -

從進化的角度來看,幼年就是一段專門為了學習而存在的時期。在成人的庇護下,幼兒唯一的任務就是學習,他們無需操心是否要真的做出點成就來。而成人更注重的則是利用現有知識,快速有效地行動。抑制性化學物質對這一趨勢可能是有利的。自然之道的運行自有其信條:“沒壞就不用修。”既然如此,那麼大腦工作得順順當當,自然也就沒必要去改變它。 -

According to scientists, these are the three kinds of smile -

alleles -

What will happen after getting shot? -

“What’s happening with the baby is that a lot of the information is escaping even as the baby is trying to get it organized and stabilized.” In early infancy, a lot of experiences never become memories—they slip away before they can be preserved. -[..]why-we-cant-remember-before-age-3-05435/

human-digestion-system -[..]igestion-system-you-probably-didnt-know/

“信息時代的到來似乎已經創造了感覺自己無所不知的一代人,”學者們得出結論,儘管“他們對周圍世界的了解之少可能達到了前所未有的程度”。 -

Human touch can feel molecule-thin differences, study reports -[..]-molecule-thin-differences-study-reports

It is about smell -[..]ws-science/science-gut-feelings-08012017

Hypnosis -[..]facts-about-hypnosis-youll-want-to-know/

How our brain change -

allergies -

How DNA discovered?[..]-scientists-unraveled-dnas-double-helix/

200 hours to make best friends -

How body-heals-wound -

mummification -[..]ng-mummification-everything-wanted-know/

We need medical and psychological treatments for pain. But we also need to recognize that medical treatments have been overused. -[..]ment-psychology-cbt-mindfulness-evidence

無意識偏見會左右大腦認知,研究:人類沒有想像中那麼理性 -

timeline-human-evolution -[..]r/science-abc/how-fast-hair-grows-042394

在雙語轉換上,關閉舊語言比啟動新語言更需要大腦認知努力 -[..]e/news-science/human-blink-why-25092018/[..]an-handle-the-truth-more-than-you-think/[..]t-people-live-life-span-versus-longevity[..]ce/news-science/hugs-protect-mood-05423/

yawning -[..]post/yawning-science-contagious-01102019[..]-a-greater-tendency-for-disorders-though[..]edicine/how-muscle-memory-works-24012019

Scientists link properties of individual brain cell size to intelligence -[..]cience/dendrite-size-intelligence-042394

A varied biome of gut bacteria is thought to have several benefits, even so far as improving our moods. New evidence suggests it could also have a physical effect – making you skinnier, or even heavier. -[..]could-gut-bacteria-microbes-make-you-fat

疼痛難以形容?科學家開發出一種血液檢測原型,能客觀測量疼痛嚴重程度 -

Why Do People Lie? The Truth about Dishonesty -[..]do-people-lie-the-truth-about-dishonesty

How Trustworthy Are Your Memories? -[..]cience/how-trustworthy-are-your-memories

前皮克斯總裁其實無法在腦中想像任何畫面 因為他有「心盲症」 -[..]item/why-is-the-human-brain-so-efficient[..]y-cant-some-people-remember-their-dreams

Cell phones might cause skull ‘horns’ -[..]ence/cell-phones-might-cause-skull-horns

What is RNA?

酒醉不是藉口!研究顯示道德判斷不因喝醉失準 -[..]hol-really-is-no-excuse-for-bad-behavior

Researchers finally figure out the protein that senses cold temperatures -

【Healthy點】飲食失調不止是精神障礙 研究:厭食症實為「代謝及精神失調」 -[..]ional/realtime/article/20190916/59843333

Scientists discover a pattern of brain connectivity linked to anger and aggression -[..]ectivity-linked-to-anger-and-aggression/[..]1008-why-the-normal-brain-is-just-a-myth

“In simple terms, we argue that when people cannot see from birth, they rely more heavily on the context they extract from the other senses,” the researchers write. They also add that this can also explain the -[..]blind-schizophrenia-connection-14102019/[..]e/four-categories-human-goals-913513634/

Soup is good for malaria? -[..]ion-medicine/soup-malaria-good-19112019/[..]medicine/white-noise-enhance-sound-0423/[..]-might-be-counting-in-the-wrong-language

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Wed Nov 20 08:56:53 HKT 2019 From /weblog/%E6%97%A5%E5%B8%B8%E7%94%9F%E6%B4%BB


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Wed Nov 20 08:54:40 HKT 2019 From /weblog/health


What’s Wrong With My Shoulder? -[..]anagement/ss/slideshow-shoulder-problems

knee-pain do and don't -[..]agement/knee-pain/ss/slideshow-knee-pain

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Sat Nov 16 20:30:12 HKT 2019 From /weblog/design/examples


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Tue Nov 12 20:09:43 HKT 2019 From /weblog/software_engineering/team


Recently I help the company offshore some work to CN developers, many difficulty I've encounter, most difficult one is it is hard to share the vision and big picture to CN developers.

This article mention a few good notes , the one I think I am lacking is having short meeting with them often. I will see if we can have video conferencing so that we are easier to meet.

The other tips here -[..]_id=45367&asrc=EM_NLN_1439070&uid=703565 but I think the tips list is too long and probably only apply to large enterprise

Tips of communication with offshore team -[..]on-in-software-development-projects.html[..]ur-remote-team-and-then-getting-it-right

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Sat Nov 09 22:12:52 HKT 2019 From /weblog/health


Relaxing tips -[..]%9B%E5%A3%93%E5%B0%8F%E8%B2%BC%E5%A3%AB/

積極思考能夠緩解壓力,這一點毫不令人意外。不過明尼蘇達大學卡爾森管理學院工作及組織學教授、該報告的作者之一格隆布(Theresa Glomb)說,事實證明,積極正面的思考可能比用人單位目前采取的很多抗擊工作壓力的方法都更實用,這些方法包括提供靈活的工作安排或創建新的組織結構圖,而這實際上并沒有改變辦公室的日常生活。

寫下一天中發生的好事本身就很有價值,但格隆布說,真正的影響來自寫下為何這些事會讓你感覺良好。這樣做會凸顯出一個人在工作生活中獲得的資源和支持,比如技能、幽默感、讓你感到鼓舞的家人、或是一個富有同情心的老板。 -

5 Things We Need For Sustainable Performance At Work -[..]for-sustainable-performance-at-work.html

什么時候說“不”? -

界(刀)手 -[..]%92%E5%BA%A6%E4%BD%9C%E6%8E%A2%E8%A8%8E/

【朝朝正能量】七招減壓秘技讓你活在當下 -[..]realtime/international/20140724/52721787

【健康online】deadline趕到無氣抖 上班族5招踢走工作壓力 -

Burnout -[..]u-can-do-to-replenish-your-mental-energy

“In many ways, anxiety is the experiential component of stress, and it’s dependent on how a person perceives that external source of stress,” -[..]-between-stress-and-anxiety-dc0f24a9ab0d

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Sat Nov 09 22:11:44 HKT 2019 From /weblog/learning


How habit affecting you -[..]2012/02/poor-study-habit-and-remedy.html

How to change habit -

How to quit bad habit -[..]028&elq=2220804c77864d95acba08b4a6f21c23

好奇心,细节 -

The most interesting things I've learnt about learning -[..]-most-interesting-things-ive-learnt.html

The most interesting things I've learned about improvement -[..]t-interesting-things-ive-learned_14.html

* Increase your exposure to new and different ideas
* Spend as much time learning from your trading as you actually spend trading
* Manage yourself, not just your risk and your positions[..]hree-best-practices-of-best-traders.html[..]/energy-well-being-and-success-four.html

直覺的奧妙 — Blink -[..]%A6%BA%E7%9A%84%E5%A5%A7%E5%A6%99-blink/

1)  How does the person spend his or her free time?  Per Ayn Rand's observation above, what does he or she do for enjoyment?  

2)  How does the person respond to your successes?  Many people are willing to commiserate with you when you're down and elevate themselves in the process.  A person of genuine goodwill celebrates your successes and is happy for your happiness.

3)  What strong beliefs does the person voice and live through their actions?  Character means standing for what you believe in and living your beliefs.  Go along and get along might be comfortable, but commitment is what powers effective action in the world.[..]hree-powerful-measures-of-character.html

Ask as a habit -[..]%83%E9%80%99%E5%80%8B%E5%95%8F%E9%A1%8C/

practice consistently, stay warm -[..]brain/halo-starcraft-practice-excellence

Wake up early -[..]e-guide-for-waking-up-early-a750c011eb07

This will work, I believe, but really not easy -[..]e-your-life-in-just-a-month-eed6c90ee6c4

3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking:
Question assumptions
Reason through logic
Diversify thought

A cue that triggers your brain to behave automatically
A routine that consists of some kind of action
A reward that reinforces the loop by giving you a good feeling[..]ur-productivity-and-how-to-take-it-back/

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Fri Nov 08 09:42:08 HKT 2019 From /weblog/history


回首沙龍的一生 -

surgical-tools-you-want-to-stay-away -[..]urgical-tools-you-want-to-stay-away.html

incredible-animals-that-shaped-human-history -[..]mals-that-shaped-human-history/?view=all

amazing-moments-from-history-captured -[..]azing-moments-from-history-captured.html

historically-accurate-modern-day-thanksgiving-facts -[..]-modern-day-thanksgiving-facts/?view=all

bizarre-historical-facts-you-didnt-know -[..]istorical-facts-you-didnt-know/?view=all[..]last-photos-ever-taken-of-25-famous.html

greatest-warriors-of-all-time -

incredible-historical-armors -[..]orical-armors-that-still-exist/?view=all

facts-about-world-war-i-that-shaped-the-world -[..]ld-war-i-that-shaped-the-world/?view=all

一戰戰地的今與昔 -

Last photos of 25 famous people -[..]last-photos-ever-taken-of-25-famous.html[..]ht-just-make-you-a-grandmaster/?view=all[..]-bicycles-for-bike-enthusiasts/?view=all

Nowadays doctors don't make house calls all to often but back in 1948 this type of practice was very common. As you're about to see, rural doctors had a very busy job. -[..]-it-was-like-to-be-rural-doctor-for.html[..]otos-you-wont-believe-are-real/?view=all[..]hygiene-practices-from-history/?view=all[..]ese-are-top-10-highest-iqs-in-human.html[..]warriors-ever-sent-into-battle/?view=all

保特 -[..]exploration-you-might-not-know/?view=all[..]sting-facts-about-sunken-ships/?view=all

Largest cities in the world -[..]n-the-world-throughout-history/?view=all

Gold -[..]ings-you-didnt-know-about-gold/?view=all

Israel -[..]ting-and-controversial-country/?view=all

most-important-people-in-history-who-are-drastically-underrated -[..]who-are-drastically-underrated/?view=all

trivia-about-trains -

legendary-mythical-weapons -[..]l-weapons-which-shaped-history/?view=all

Boxing -[..]things-you-never-knew-about-it/?view=all

Writing system -[..]that-we-might-never-figure-out/?view=all

lesser-known-but-horrific-war-crimes -[..]ar-crimes-that-might-shock-you/?view=all

Flags -[..]ngs-you-never-knew-about-flags/?view=all

Pilots -[..]ies-and-anecdotes-about-pilots/?view=all

hardcore-people-to-have-ever-lived -[..]core-people-to-have-ever-lived/?view=all

Deadliest wars -

Favorite lanmarks -[..]tion-youve-probably-never-seen/?view=all

symbols -[..]ve-lost-their-original-meaning/?view=all

mother-teresa -[..]esa-and-her-extraordinary-life/?view=all

Bomb -[..]acts-that-are-fairly-explosive/?view=all

byzantine-emperors -[..]-byzantine-emperors-in-history/?view=all

25 Largest And Most Epic Empires In History -[..]d-most-epic-empires-in-history/?view=all

architects-whose-works-are-truly-inspiring -[..]hose-works-are-truly-inspiring/?view=all

unique-winter-traditions-around-the-world -[..]er-traditions-around-the-world/?view=all

most-remarkable-nobel-peace-prize-winners -

makeup-history -[..]makeup-history-facts-youll-want-to-know/

common-symbols-and-their-meanings -

amazing-battles-in-history -[..]rs-who-died-horribly-unfortunate-deaths/[..]ts-about-canada-you-probably-didnt-know/[..]y-bizarre-rituals-from-around-the-world/

10大想不到發明全來自第一次世界大戰 -

Ancient library -[..]ancient-libraries-you-should-know-about/[..]-badass-bounty-hunters-in-history-list25

宛如孤船 海上吉普賽人──巴夭族 -

萬年前最大初代農業聚居地 如現代城市過度擠擁、衛生惡劣、多暴力衝突 -[..]%9A%E6%9A%B4%E5%8A%9B%E8%A1%9D%E7%AA%81/

【世界公民】講錯了?「萬聖節」其實不是Halloween -

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