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Jun 16

Continual learning

I am always on the lookout for new things to learn. With proliferation of endless self-appointed experts (some excellent, some not so good) online and a number of prominent MOOC sites, I am inclined to subscribe to MOOC to make better use of my spare time.

Here is a couple of balanced comparisons for future reference:


21
Jan 16

A new year

May be a little late now but wishing everyone who comes across this site a brilliant 2016 ahead!

Presumably this period is the time for making new year resolutions and what not. 🙂 Well, one of mine is to remind myself not to ignore small details, so as not to delay writing until a grand vision/message comes to mind. What this means is to expect to see more frequent and smaller snippets posted this year.

Bye for now!


21
Jan 14

Life lessons

Just finished reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned by Michael J. Fox which I gather is an expansion of the speech he delivered to college graduates(?). It’s a small volume that many can probably finish in a night. I had known about about his struggles with Parkinson’s Disease but really had no ideas what a remarkable character he is. Currently going through some trying times but his attitude is really uplifting and inspirational. Now I am looking forward to reading his memoir soon too.


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Nov 13

On wings

Saw this quote yesterday, which somehow resonated with me. Many years ago someone had encouraged me to “soar on wings like eagles” but I guess I have lacked ambition since.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Salvador Dali


04
Nov 13

More tech updates

I am currently exploring “new media” options, namely online streaming from sites like Hulu and Netflix. Being outside of USA, this also means dabbling in the use of VPN or equivalent services.

By the way, streaming of movies and TV this is of course nothing new to me since there are already numerous ways of obtaining the same content, either via torrents or the many existing apps for iPad/Android tables which can stream movies/TV shows over the internet, regardless of the legality of the actual content. It’s more of a personal interest to see if a paid service is in any more superior than the free alternatives.