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Truly Aligning Software Design to the Essence of Business Business people have been poor. When they use their equipment, their accountants speak like this: “debit depreciation expense account should be updated and credit accumulated depreciation is increased. Deferred tax asset is reduced.” When they want a software for running business, IT consultants speak like this: […]

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Review Title: Loose Text and Very Wrong on Histogram After trying out Lightroom 3, I found it having all the tools I used most often for editing photos in the develop module. Using LR3 can save me a lot more time than using GIMP. So when the Amazon advertisement about this book hit me and […]

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Loving Kindle

Last week I ordered a Kindle 2 international edition. Four days ago, when I just received it, the first impression was: it is better than I expected. The display has a high resolution, small font look sharp, and the technical sketches in the “Kindle User’s Guide” look crisp too. The e-paper looks so good under […]

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The book in reivew: Michael Freeman: The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos To maximize the quality / visual impact of a photograph, solid composition is essential. The figure on the left, “composition triangle”, illustrates my understanding to major aspects of a solid photo composition after reading Michael Freeman’s book “The Photographer’s […]

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short summary of my 2008

off the topic: I was sick for about a week during the Christmas holiday. The planned articles was not finished therefore. After the holiday, there has been quite a little to do in my company. Many administrative meetings and I have also been busy coding besides the meetings. All my spare time since the new […]

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Below is my amazon review for the book The Science of Cooking by Dr. Peter Barham. Title: Scientifically Informative But Far From Complete In the Cooking Aspect Pros: Scientifically informative and solid. Knowing the chemical and physical facts behind cooking methods applied to certain group of food would definitely help one to produce constantly good […]

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My review for the book Expert Systems: Principles and Programming (Fourth Edition) on amazon: The 4th edition has remarkable changes compared to the 3rd edition, which was written in 1990. Almost all the references are highly up-to-date, new trends in the AI field and new applications leveraging expert systems are introduced all through this book. […]

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On Skin Care and Makeup

Yesterday in the train to Eindhoven I met a sir who works in the R&D department of a big cosmetics manufacturer. He told me the dramatic price difference between a big brand cream and a cheap brand cream does not mean the effective ingredients are really that different. Say, it might cost 4 euro to […]

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The book: 1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline The history of China is long and it is very difficult to get a clear idea about the logic behind the countless events happened during the last several thousand years in China. I’ve read many books on China’s history, both Chinese ones […]

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