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Thu Nov 02 23:27:00 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning

habit


How habit affecting you - http://stephencfchan.blogspot.com[..]2012/02/poor-study-habit-and-remedy.html

How to change habit - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20120420/trv075618.asp?source=rss

How to quit bad habit - http://now.eloqua.com[..]028&elq=2220804c77864d95acba08b4a6f21c23

好奇心,细节 - http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_47841af70102e1yi.html

The most interesting things I've learnt about learning - http://jchyip.blogspot.com.au[..]-most-interesting-things-ive-learnt.html

The most interesting things I've learned about improvement - http://jchyip.blogspot.com.au[..]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

http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]hree-best-practices-of-best-traders.html

http://traderfeed.blogspot.com[..]/energy-well-being-and-success-four.html

直覺的奧妙 — Blink - https://thestandnews.com[..]%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.

http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]hree-powerful-measures-of-character.html

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

practice consistently, stay warm - http://www.zmescience.com[..]brain/halo-starcraft-practice-excellence

Wake up early - https://medium.com[..]e-guide-for-waking-up-early-a750c011eb07

This will work, I believe, but really not easy - https://journal.thriveglobal.com[..]e-your-life-in-just-a-month-eed6c90ee6c4

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Thu Nov 02 23:19:18 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning

reading


智能手機時代的速讀技術 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20140416/lif115306.asp?source=rss

Fun testing - http://projects.wsj.com/speedread/?mod=readin

Fun information, text layout related to speed of reading: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000618.html

Martin fowler discuss about the skill of how to read/write a big big book http://martinfowler.com/bliki/DuplexBook.html , more discussion - http://blog.jayfields.com/2007/06/reading-technical-books.html

關掉手機 享受慢閱讀的樂趣 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20141004/lif105708.asp?source=rss

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。 - http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_47841af70102ux5w.html

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. - http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]ding-in-parallel-becoming-better-at.html

Read for communication - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20170210/OPN170636.asp

https://qz.com[..]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。 - http://www.infoq.com[..]/2017/08/how-Read-machine-earning-papers https://www.reddit.com[..]achine_learning/?st=j6lm438g&sh=b1d9eba7

Reading to Learn: Why You Shouldn’t Read Beginning-to-End and What to do Instead - https://medium.com[..]-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 - https://betterhumans.coach.me[..]of-my-scholarship-and-study-68d1c35dd0d5

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Wed Nov 01 23:52:07 HKT 2017 From /weblog/trip/travelling

IrelandScotland


19 Stunning Things To See And Do Across Ireland - http://frame.bloglovin.com[..]=5824984083&blog=4289795&frame_type=none

The Ultimate Trip To Game Of Thrones Locations In Northern Ireland - http://www.dcfever.com/travel/deal.php?id=20140&link=guid http://www.fangirlquest.com/travel/game-of-thrones-locations/

Scotland castle - http://thenatureoftheworlds.blogspot.com[..]m/2013/12/dunnottar-castle-scotland.html

https://handluggageonly.co.uk[..]autiful-road-scotland-youve-never-heard/

amazing-things-unique-about-scotland - http://list25.com[..]g-things-unique-about-scotland/?view=all


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Wed Nov 01 23:36:13 HKT 2017 From /weblog/trip/travelling

Canada


http://www.southerncurlsandpearls.com[..]7/08/banff-lake-louise-travel-guide.html

https://youngadventuress.com/2017/10/hikes-canadian-rockies.html

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Tue Oct 31 10:18:25 HKT 2017 From /weblog/java/fundamental

java.lang.ref


Overview of weak, soft and Phantom References
Second, PhantomReferences avoid a fundamental problem with finalization: finalize() methods can "resurrect" objects by creating new strong references to them. So what, you say? Well, the problem is that an object which overrides finalize() must now be determined to be garbage in at least two separate garbage collection cycles in order to be collected. When the first cycle determines that it is garbage, it becomes eligible for finalization. Because of the (slim, but unfortunately real) possibility that the object was "resurrected" during finalization, the garbage collector has to run again before the object can actually be removed. And because finalization might not have happened in a timely fashion, an arbitrary number of garbage collection cycles might have happened while the object was waiting for finalization. This can mean serious delays in actually cleaning up garbage objects, and is why you can get OutOfMemoryErrors even when most of the heap is garbage.

With PhantomReference, this situation is impossible -- when a PhantomReference is enqueued, there is absolutely no way to get a pointer to the now-dead object (which is good, because it isn't in memory any longer). Because PhantomReference cannot be used to resurrect an object, the object can be instantly cleaned up during the first garbage collection cycle in which it is found to be phantomly reachable. You can then dispose whatever resources you need to at your convenience.

Arguably, the finalize() method should never have been provided in the first place. PhantomReferences are definitely safer and more efficient to use, and eliminating finalize() would have made parts of the VM considerably simpler. But, they're also more work to implement, so I confess to still using finalize() most of the time. The good news is that at least you have a choice.

http://weblogs.java.net[..]las/archive/2006/05/understanding_w.html

The other valuable reference about object life cycle - http://java.sun.com[..]ormance/1st_edition/html/JPAppGC.fm.html

Incorrect use of reference can cause GC issue - http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4405807

fews more related blog - http://www.egimaben.com[..]garbage-collector-and-reference-objects/ https://medium.com[..]in-java-and-why-they-matter-c04bfc9dc792

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Mon Oct 30 00:52:13 HKT 2017 From /weblog/health

mental


depression - http://list25.com[..]pression-and-improve-your-mood/?view=all

【壹週刊健康】認識ADHD》腦裡有嘭嘭聲乜都喊 - http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/magazine/20160512/55085578

鍛煉能改善孤僻和拖延? - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20170726/LIF164153.asp?source=rss

By the time Kiesel was 14, she says she suffered from daily panic attacks, OCD, and depression. It wasn’t until she was older, she says, that she began to understand the connection between her childhood experiences and numerous chronic illnesses. - https://www.theatlantic.com[..]iblings-it-affects-them-for-life/543975/

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Mon Oct 23 23:39:44 HKT 2017 From /weblog/business

management


Using game as training - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20120514/eoe080717.asp?source=rss , and drawing for communication - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20120514/eoe082405.asp?source=rss

No control, but empower - http://www.michelemmartin.com[..]01/some-thoughts-on-managing-people.html

10 rules of success, not really very insighful ideas but still nice to take a look: http://draginol.joeuser.com/articles.asp?c=1&AID=114319

Another 10 tips for product manager - http://www.brainmates.com.au/?p=109

An interesting example of how people gaming the reward system - http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/05/10.html

Interview of Jeff Bezos and learn about his management style - http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/85/bezos_4.html

Dos and Don'ts for line manager - http://blog.jezhumble.net/?p=29

8 elements of dysfunctional management - http://jchyip.blogspot.com[..]lements-of-dysfunctional-management.html

Talk verse Action:
All Talk and No Action - http://www.thekua.com[..]ectives-go-wrong-all-talk-and-no-action/
All Action and No Talk - http://www.thekua.com[..]ectives-go-wrong-all-action-and-no-talk/
A suggestion of taking the balance - http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/61

Discussion about issues of managing remote teams - http://inhumanresources.blogspot.com/2008/01/1.html

Team building with the way of "pointy haired boss" ?? - http://manincentral.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_12.html

Promote the problem maker to make them better?? Is that work? - http://manincentral.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_16.html May be it is true that problem maker are innovator, give them more work and reward can change their negative performance to more than expected positive performance.

The most consistent and intense complaint from team members was that their team leaders were unwilling to confront and resolve problems associated with poor performance by individual team members. http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001154.html

Manage to learn - http://www.ft.com[..]dd-80e9-0000779fd18c.html?nclick_check=1

Suggestion about how to delegate to other, spend time to explain to vision - http://www.kui.name[..]E6%88%96%E8%80%85%E5%B4%A9%E6%BD%B0.html

Allocate free time to employee is good for company - http://www.codinghorror.com[..]12/08/today-is-goof-off-at-work-day.html

What management should be - http://www.jrothman.com[..]-people-can-you-manage-as-a-manager.html

1. 清楚意識到您的創新意圖
2. 為彈性的工作時間設計一個架構
3、涉入,然後再把手收回去
4. 測量什麼是有意義的
5. 給予「無實質價值」的報酬
6. 象徵化
7. 不是標準化地複製他人的創新行為

http://www.inside.com.tw/2014/01/15/6-way-innovation-culture http://www.fastcodesign.com[..]6-ways-to-create-a-culture-of-innovation


1. 在公司裡跟別人吐露的心事越少,對你越好。你以為是無傷大雅的閑聊,其實有可能會造成嚴重傷害。把你的猜測和擔憂都埋在心裡吧。

2. 務必管理好和下屬的關系。花時間和公司裡的較低層員工在一起,盡量對他們友好。對電梯操作員禮貌問候,對郵遞員表示感謝,對助理說句友善的話,這些都會得到讚賞。打造名譽要從基層做起。同樣的,碰到不爽的事情,要自己消化情緒,不要在別人面前發泄。

3. 做領導是一份全職工作,職責的時鐘永不停止。每個微小的跡象都會被解讀,你的不耐煩、失望或不安全感都會被那些解讀你的人放大。不應做出隨意、毫無準備的坦白,信息必須經過深思熟慮才能發出。要特別小心書面的東西,尤其是電子郵件──它們永遠都不會消失。

4. 保持聆聽並索取建議。每周至少在公司餐廳吃一次午飯,或者時不時在咖啡機旁逗留,聽聽其他人都在聊些什麼。如果有人想跟你說話,那就沒有理由不聽。如果有人批評,即使你不讚同也要花時間仔細回應。

5. 你覺得很風趣的俏皮話通常並不風趣。你的幽默感很容易被解讀為自傲和笨拙。如果你仍然以為講笑話或引用某個幽默故事對陳述觀點很重要,那麼請先跟你的配偶或信任的朋友演練一遍。幽默是有風險的。千萬不要拿嚴肅的事情開玩笑。

6. 很重要的一點是,保証重要事務的重要性。應該經常解釋你的戰略,可以換個措辭,但要反復強調。

7. 絕不要抱怨和解釋,沒有人會聽。出了差錯就承擔責任。不要把錯誤怪到前幾屆管理層、天氣、運氣不好或競爭對手身上。但也不要露出防御姿態。向前看──除非上級要求你辭職。

8. 信任你的專業顧問,接受他們的專業意見。不要對市場做過多猜測。沒有所謂的完美數據。做出決策,往前走。

9. 謹慎使用“平均”這個詞──平均深度為6英寸河也可能淹死人。欣然接受“平均”,只會獲得虛假的安全感。假設最糟糕的情況會發生,因為通常就是如此。

10. 最後這條是陳詞濫調,但卻是至理真言:絕不要做或說你不希望在報紙頭條看到的事情。和媒體打交道時,不要回答假設性的問題,謹記麥克風永遠不會真正關閉,絕不要同意“私下”談。對一場危機唯一值得做的公開回應是誠實。

http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20140318/eoe074616.asp?source=rss http://online.wsj.com[..]0001424052702303519404579353060931625306

給新手高管的10條建議 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20140318/eoe074616.asp?source=rss

http://jchyip.blogspot.com[..]/causes-and-solutions-for-bystander.html

以競爭激發員工潛力有其道理,但就我過往所見,鼓催互鬥文化往往淪為非實力較量,最後變成內部互搞小動作放毒箭,對公司產生最嚴重的破壞 - 內耗。 - http://thehousenewsbloggers.net[..]%84%EF%BC%9F%EF%BC%8F%E5%BE%90%E7%B7%A3/

Good developer cannot be good manager? - http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.172310

Manager guide in google - https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/02/google-managers

Every person is a vector — add them all up, and you know how much progress your company is going to make. - https://thinkgrowth.org[..]me-about-growing-a-business-c2c173f5bff3

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Fri Oct 20 16:18:26 HKT 2017 From /weblog/software_engineering/testing

junit


A nice example of convert dbunit from using junit to testng - http://www.realsolve.co.uk[..]h/blog.php?name=philzoio&mydate=20050826

redirect junit output to a file - http://www.diotalevi.com/weblog/?p=43

invokeNCopiesWithTimeout, run a test ( in runnable() ) for n times and see if it ok for multi-thread likely or not - http://binkley.blogspot.com[..]/running-n-foreground-tasks-in-java.html

Use theories to execute test with a lot difference input, probably possible for all cases - http://blog.schauderhaft.de[..]010/01/31/new-feature-of-junit-theories/ http://bloritsch.d-haven.net[..]using-junit-4-theories-to-test-contracts http://blog.schauderhaft.de/2010/02/07/junit-theories/

The other features, rule, perform some rule on test cases - http://blog.schauderhaft.de/2009/10/04/junit-rules/

Adding timeout - http://www.javaexperience.com/add-timeout-to-junit-test-cases/

Testing exceptions at Junit - http://fahdshariff.blogspot.gr[..]ting-expected-exceptions-with-junit.html http://blog.codeleak.pl[..]ays-of-handling-exceptions-in-junit.html

http://www.ssiddique.info[..]-java-unit-testing-frameworks-tools.html

Skip test for some cases, or create test only for some cases - http://www.codeaffine.com[..]unit-rule-to-conditionally-ignore-tests/

What new in junit5 - https://jaxlondon.com[..]it-5-next-generation-testing-on-the-jvm/

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Thu Oct 19 23:05:11 HKT 2017 From /weblog/investment

theory


Look like sharp ratio is best - http://www.linkedin.com[..]ML_anet_qa_ttle-cDhOon0JumNFomgJt7dBpSBA

哈耶克與弗裡德曼:貨幣主義錯在哪裡? http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20120423/WES075930.asp
哈耶克與凱恩斯到底論戰了什麼? http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20120507/WES075843.asp?source=rss

如果你真的希望像億萬富豪那樣思考和行動,那就將你的創業活力集中在生產世界需要的產品上吧。在你發達之后,就可以去股市投資了。 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20140306/inv124310.asp?source=rss

Cycle - http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]k/2017/01/how-to-read-market-cycles.html

5. You tend to overreact to bad news — and underreact to good news - https://mic.com[..]rom-the-2017-economic-nobel-prize-winner

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Thu Oct 19 22:44:27 HKT 2017 From /weblog/computer+science

Quantum


http://www.infoq.com/cn/news/2017/03/ibm-qiskit-quantum-computing https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/03/ibm-qiskit-quantum-computing

https://medium.com[..]works-and-why-its-important-c596376209d5

量子比特(qubit)利用疊加同時以兩種狀態存在——實際是就是同時以1和0存在。在經典計算機中,比特就像是硬幣,要麼顯示正面要麼顯示背面。而量子比特則像是被拋在空中的、不斷旋轉的硬幣,同時顯示正反面。 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20171017/TEC164028.asp

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Wed Oct 18 01:48:44 HKT 2017 From /weblog/science

radiation


Radiation fact - http://list25.com[..]s-about-radiation-and-its-crazy-effects/

關于輻射的真相 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20140424/opn104031.asp?source=rss

Chernobyl - http://list25.com[..]ar-meltdown-on-the-environment/?view=all

The different types of electromagnetic radiation - https://www.zmescience.com[..]ifferent-types-electromagnetic-radiation

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Tue Oct 17 09:44:46 HKT 2017 From /weblog/society

Russia


http://list25.com[..]l-facts-about-russia-you-might-not-know/

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Sun Oct 15 13:26:02 HKT 2017 From /weblog/software_engineering/team

efficiency


Cool diagram showing what slow us down - http://www.targetprocess.com[..]m/blog/2012/01/faster-faster-faster.html

Usually, not a good idea to grow a team too big too soon - http://martinfowler.com/bliki/PrematureRampUp.html

Taken from Interview of Charles Simonyi ( http://www.shamit.org/charles_simonyi.htm ) , both the interview and the discussion are nice to read: http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.341396 , However, I will think if team work effective, 1+1 > 2

What we should really care about is effectiveness and not efficiency. and effectiveness is often inefficient - http://www.markhneedham.com[..]our-obsession-with-efficiency-dan-north/

Handling emergencies or crisis situations
Handling work stress
Solving problems creatively
Dealing with uncertain and unpredictable work situations
Learning work tasks, technologies, and procedures
Demonstrating interpersonal adaptability
Demonstrating cultural adaptability
Demonstrating physical-oriented adaptability
- http://jchyip.blogspot.com[..]2010/12/8-behavioural-dimensions-of.html

http://www.funretrospectives.com/anchors-and-engine/ <- a simple way to check what make team move faster, and things that slow team down.

http://www.targetprocess.com[..]icles/speed-in-software-development.html

The emergency team, in our understanding, was supposed to work as a point of entry for new developers, so they could know the codebase better. However, we didn’t get into account that newcomers needed to check on some things with the “old” developers. That hindered the work, and we eventually switched back to ~1 month rotation principle. - http://www.targetprocess.com[..]/how-we-handle-bug-fixes-and-rework.html

Your team’s strength is not a function of the talent of individual members. It’s a function of their collaboration, tenacity, and mutual respect. - https://medium.freecodecamp.org[..]-best-decision-we-ever-made-4c0a99728fde

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Thu Oct 05 00:28:06 HKT 2017 From /weblog/software_engineering/team

program manager


http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/03/09.html

Sharing from a PM - http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Ideal-Programmer

It sound interesting but I don't exactly sure what is the difference with traditional approach - https://www.infoq.com[..]on-agile-enterprise#.WdUFF3Lq9qE.twitter http://www.infoq.com[..]omputest-transformation-agile-enterprise

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Wed Oct 04 23:02:13 HKT 2017 From /weblog/trip/travelling

India


印度的天然登山資源 - https://dq.yam.com/post.php?id=8254

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Wed Oct 04 22:54:43 HKT 2017 From /weblog/quote

inspiration


複雜的事情要簡單做。 簡單的事情要認真做。 認真的事情要重複做。 重複的事情要創造性地做。

Franklin D. Roosevelt - "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."

Given all that fear and panic, it's no surprise that otherwise rational people sometimes (often!) ignore rational arguments.

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." --Albert Einstein

Friedrich Nietzsche - "It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."

Denzel Washington - "You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it."

James Thurber - "Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more."

Henry David Thoreau - "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

Francis Bacon - "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."

George Burns - "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive." - http://johnhaller.com/jh/

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice - in practice there is." - http://tomicic.de/BlogQuotationOfTheWeek.aspx

“At twenty we worry about what others think of us; at forty we don't care about what others think of us; at sixty we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all.”

John Ruskin - "All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time."

Winston Churchill - "this paper by its very length defends itself against the chance of being read".

Niccolo Machiavelli - It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.

"True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen."

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vince Lombardi

"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." - Bill Cosby

Victor Hugo - "There is nothing like a dream to create the future."

Robert Benchley - "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three
times before lying down."

Plato - "There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain."

Christopher Marlowe - "Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position."

Satchel Paige - "Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."

Robert Half - "When one teaches, two learn."

Abigail Van Buren - "The less you talk, the more you're listened to."

Eric Butterworth - "Don't go through life, grow through life."

Oswald Chambers - "The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone."

If you keep talking… You miss the valuable things that other people have to say. Listen, reflect, and then comment. Not before. - http://www.thekua.com/atwork/2007/10/23/if-you-keep-talking/

Paul Tournier - "Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."

Managers manage resources... , People are not resources. http://digerati-illuminatus.blogspot.com[..]m/2006/12/managers-manage-resources.html

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." --Robert Frost

Everyone at these conferences focus on tools like value stream mapping and 5S. But the tools are only 25% of the story. Lean is about people, not about waste. Focus on the employees -- all other benefits are just by-products. - http://jchyip.blogspot.com[..]ean-is-about-people-not-about-waste.html

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown

“Your attitude has been affecting other departments”, he said. “And I want to thank you for it.” - http://blog.objectmentor.com[..]-attitude-is-affecting-other-departments

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George Edward Woodberry

"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned." - Harold S. Geneen

"Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith." - Paul Tillich

所以我认为同学们不要妄自菲薄,见到自己不懂的,或似懂非懂的,就认为是高深学问,畏而敬之。更不要骗自己,不懂却认为是懂。同学要问︰皇帝何来新衣了?不久前一位同学问及他高举的诺斯的某术语何解。我说不懂。我怎会不懂诺斯呢?同事十三年,好几个学期他旁听我的课。诺斯对问题重要性的感受好,这是天赋,是他的本钱,创造术语只不过是他的成名玩意,而这种颇为流行的玩意他的本领只是一般。是的,经济学行内有走不同路线的人,本领各各不同,有些成名,有些被认为是笨蛋。同学不要管这些。要管的是分析,因为这是脑子的操练,对整生的任何一方面都有好处。论分析,其中一个要点是任何术语,甚至任何一个字,其意思或理解都不要放过。坚持要知道,要明白。这样,三几年后同学会体会到学问有真假之分。是的,做学问要执着。 - http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_47841af70100cw6c.html

Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H. Schuller

Emile Zola - "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."

Vivien Leigh - "Life is too short to work so hard."

Plautus - "The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money."

Benjamin Franklin - "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - "The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."

Paulo Coelho - "Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."

‘To achieve great things, two things are needed, a plan and not quite enough time.’ — Leonard Bernstein

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - "Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."

Vash Young - "Any experience can be transformed into something of value."

Dwight L. Moody - "If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me."

Eric Hoffer "It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor."

Jose Ortega y Gasset "I am I plus my circumstances."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau "The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."

“An expert is [someone] who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field” – Niels Bohr

Robert Lynd - "Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with."

Auguste Rodin "I invent nothing, I rediscover."

Ethel Waters "We are all gifted. That is our inheritance."

May Sarton - "Most people have to talk so they won't hear."

Francis Beaumont - "The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much."

Jean Ingelow "I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered."

Right. Therefore the team must improve from the inside, not from the outside. - http://tech.groups.yahoo.com[..]/group/extremeprogramming/message/157111

Will Durant - "Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

Elbert Hubbard - "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

Thomas Sowell - "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."

Joseph Conrad - "Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it."

James A. Garfield - "The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

John D. Rockefeller - "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

Pablo Neruda - "Love is so short, forgetting is so long."

Edwin Land - "It's not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas."

Dwight L. Moody - "If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me."

Aristotle - "Hope is the dream of a waking man."

Eleanor Roosevelt - "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"

Benjamin Franklin - "Well done is better than well said."

Abraham Lincoln - "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."

Voltaire - "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."

Rudyard Kipling - "All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They."

H. L. Mencken - "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."

Carl Sandburg - "Nothing happens unless first we dream."

M. C. Escher - "We adore chaos because we love to produce order."

Jim Rohn - "Either you run the day or the day runs you."

Franklin D. Roosevelt - "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."

Will Durant - "Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

Agatha Christie - "Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it."

Kin Hubbard - "Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable."

Saul Bellow - "When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice."

Dick Cavett - "It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear."

James Dean - "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

Galileo Galilei - "We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves."

Pablo Picasso - "Action is the foundational key to all success."

Walt Whitman - "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."

Edith Wharton - "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Aldo Leopold - "Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."

Paulo Coelho - "Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."

Hal Borland - "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."

Don Marquis - "Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - "In art the best is good enough."

Alfred Lord Tennyson - "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."

Alfred Austin - "Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think."

Norman Cousins - "Life is an adventure in forgiveness."

Swami Sivananda - "Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy."

Richard M. Nixon - "The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."

Ernest Hemingway - "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."

http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com[..]rtance-of-quiet-to-the-creative-process/

Charles Lindbergh - "Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests."

Kin Hubbard - "A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower."

C. S. Lewis - "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

Theodore Dreiser - "In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance."

Joseph Joubert - "Imagination is the eye of the soul."

John Henry Newman - "Growth is the only evidence of life."

Blaise Pascal - "Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."

May Sarton - "Most people have to talk so they won't hear."

Josiah Gilbert Holland - "Joys divided are increased."

Robert W. Service - "A promise made is a debt unpaid."

William Gaddis - "Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power."

Michael Korda - "Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life."

Joseph Wood Krutch - "If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either."

Sidney Sheldon - "Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived."

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam - "You have to dream before your dreams can come true."

Edwin Hubbel Chapin - "Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."

Zhuangzi "Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness."

Pauline Phillips - "The less you talk, the more you're listened to."

Le Corbusier - "I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies."

Cavett Robert - "If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one."

Robert Half - "When one teaches, two learn."

William Ralph Inge - "True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values."

Arne Jacobsen - "If a building becomes architecture, then it is art."

Martin Luther - "God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."

John Steinbeck - "No one wants advice - only corroboration."

Nancy Astor - "The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing."

Lawrence Durrell - "Our inventions mirror our secret wishes."

http://list25.com[..]es-that-could-change-your-life/?view=all

Iris Murdoch - "Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out."

Dale Carnegie - "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

Michel de Montaigne - "Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself."

Vincent Van Gogh - "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

Jules Renard - "If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."

Satchel Paige - "Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."

John Webster - "Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together."

George Washington - "It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."

Leo Buscaglia - "Change is the end result of all true learning."

Edward Young - "By all means use some time to be alone."

Albert Einstein - "Love is a better teacher than duty."

Amelia Earhart - "The most effective way to do it, is to do it."

Alphonse Karr - "The more things change, the more they are the same."

http://list25.com/25-inspirational-mother-teresa-quotes/?view=all

http://list25.com[..]one-liners-you-have-ever-heard/?view=all

Manage your energy, not your time - http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]/maximizing-personal-energy-turning.html

THe way to develop sef-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you - http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]015/09/the-big-mistake-traders-make.html

Jack Welch - "Change before you have to."

Ronald Reagan - "Trust, but verify."

Logan Pearsall Smith - "It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously."

You can't make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it's no longer a mistake. It's a choice - http://traderfeed.blogspot.hk[..]/02/how-we-create-our-trading-karma.html

不流行的東西也會變成時尚,但風格卻會長存(Fashion gets unfashion,unfashion gets fashion, but style remains) - Agnès b.

http://list25.com[..]-the-famous-youll-want-to-hear/?view=all

http://list25.com[..]-pop-culture-to-make-you-wiser/?view=all

http://list25.com[..]rom-mlk-jr-to-inspire-your-day/?view=all

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Tue Oct 03 22:06:17 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning

speak


How to prevent "um...." - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/verbal-ticks-like-um.html

https://simpleprogrammer.com/2017/06/26/speaking-conferences/

Keep Up...If You Can: Use Trash Talk to Motivate Yourself - https://www.wsj.com[..]se-trash-talk-to-motivate-you-1499273788 http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20170803/LIF165201.asp?source=rss

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Tue Oct 03 15:26:50 HKT 2017 From /weblog/history

europe


歐洲最後的信鴿軍團 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20121115/PHO102444.asp?source=rss

創新和叛逆:蒸汽機發明者的啟示 - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20130204/DJL071447.asp?source=rss

最後的月食,永恒的羅馬 - http://thehousenewsbloggers.net[..]C-%EF%BC%8F-%E6%A2%81%E6%96%87%E9%81%93/

Fact about Pompeii - http://list25.com[..]-about-the-pompeii-destruction/?view=all

facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about demarks - http://www.damncoolpictures.com[..]facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about.html

hitler-that-might-take-you-by-surprise - http://list25.com[..]hat-might-take-you-by-surprise/?view=all

stalin-you-probably-never-knew - http://list25.com[..]stalin-you-probably-never-knew/?view=all

ancient-romans - http://list25.com[..]romans-were-out-of-their-minds/?view=all http://list25.com[..]ot-have-without-ancient-greece/?view=all

byzantine-empire - http://list25.com[..]now-about-the-byzantine-empire/?view=all

Italy - http://list25.com[..]e-and-quirky-facts-about-italy/?view=all

Austria - http://list25.com[..]u-might-not-know-about-austria/?view=all

vikings - http://list25.com[..]world-forgot-about-the-vikings/?view=all

holocaust - http://list25.com[..]ocaust-you-may-not-be-aware-of/?view=all

france - http://list25.com[..]t-france-that-are-cool-to-know/?view=all http://list25.com[..]lution-you-probably-overlooked/?view=all

netherlands - http://list25.com[..]ng-facts-about-the-netherlands/?view=all

Kings at Europe - http://list25.com[..]you-might-not-know-about-kings/?view=all

winston-churchill - http://list25.com[..]rated-and-controversial-figure/?view=all

USSR - http://list25.com[..]ably-didnt-know-about-the-ussr/?view=all

Belgium - http://list25.com[..]nown-for-besides-tasty-waffles/?view=all

Ireland - http://list25.com[..]lot-more-than-just-leprechauns/?view=all

意大利国父 - https://zh.wikipedia.org[..]2%B7%E5%8A%A0%E9%87%8C%E6%B3%A2%E5%BA%95

queen-elizabeth-ii - http://list25.com[..]t-queen-elizabeth-ii-you-might-not-know/

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Mon Oct 02 23:44:35 HKT 2017 From /weblog/investment

econ


【美股小知識】領先經濟指數 (LEI) - https://thestandnews.com[..]E7%B6%93%E6%BF%9F%E6%8C%87%E6%95%B8-lei/

最简单地看,经济科学只有三个公理。一是需求定律,二是成本概念,三是竞争含意。- http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_47841af70102x0v7.html

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Sun Oct 01 16:19:43 HKT 2017 From /weblog/design

comment


A nice thread of discussing how to comment in code - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/extremeprogramming/message/74195

A Taxonomy Of Comments - http://blog.codefx.org[..]hniques/documentation/taxonomy-comments/

Everything have 2 sides - http://blog.codefx.org[..]s/documentation/comments-costs-benefits/

Example of comment haven't update freq enough - http://marxsoftware.blogspot.hk[..]even-good-code-comments-deteriorate.html

https://testing.googleblog.com[..]health-to-comment-or-not-to-comment.html

Putting comments in code: the good, the bad, and the ugly. - https://medium.freecodecamp.org[..]e-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-be9cc65fbf83

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Fri Sep 29 00:00:12 HKT 2017 From /weblog/learning

action


Positive Professional Development: Insights Into Action - http://www.michelemmartin.com[..]ctblog/2011/07/insights-into-action.html

50 Productive Things To Do to Organize Your Life - http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/11/productive-things-todo

Pay to you children to teach you - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20121101/wvh072054.asp?source=rss

Tips on say no - http://cn.wsj.com/big5/20140327/lif113140.asp?source=rss

the-overthinkers-guide-for-taking-action - https://medium.com[..]ers-guide-for-taking-action-4670ca1f1b6d

The first step is never physical. It is entirely mental.
The first step is a decision.
A decision to commit. A decision to act. - https://medium.com[..]Robot/the-power-of-decision-74f0d8ca78d2

Asking questions is one of the most important habits for innovative thinkers. - https://hackernoon.com[..]e-you-a-better-entrepreneur-70ce98492aed

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Thu Sep 28 16:21:47 HKT 2017 From /weblog/java/concurrency

Contended


preventing false sharing with the @Contended annotation - https://dzone.com[..]false-sharing-is-and-how-jvm-prevents-it

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Thu Sep 28 14:58:40 HKT 2017 From /weblog/computer+science

parsing


ANTLR tutorial, look simple enough, however hard for me to find a use case that need to write a parser myself, any recommendation?

http://www.alittlemadness.com/?p=23

https://tomassetti.me/resources-create-programming-languages/

https://tomassetti.me/guide-parsing-algorithms-terminology/

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