Friday, May 01, 2009
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Most of the documentation is open to the public. If you are planning to build a telescope or if you would like to see how the professionals do a risk analysis or document a mission-critical software system, this is the place to go.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
I stumbled upon this recording at the State University. My roommate brought a tape recording. When I first listened to this, I was not really moved. It is not as stunning as, say, The Great Gates of Kiev in Mussourgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Nevertheless, I found myself inexplicably drawn to it. There is just something in it that I like very much but I could not explain why. It has since then become my favorite piano piece. In my limited experience, it is THE BEST piano music of all times.
And then I was able to listen to a rendition of Rosalyn Tureck of the same piece. It was vastly different. I remembered thinking, is that really the Goldberg Variations?
That is when I became aware of the peculiarities of the Glenn Gould recording. When you listen carefully to it, you will hear Glenn Gould humming in the background!
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Do you have a project that needs RTCA DO-178B compliance or USFDA 510(k) Software Component Requirements compliance?
The USFDA and the IEEE might be able to furnish the standards but in the end, you are still left wondering as to how to comply with the requirements.
The Gemini Observatory has telescopes on the Chilean Andes (Cerro Pachón; Gemini South Telescope) and another one on top of Mauna Kea (Frederick C. Gillett Gemini North Telescope )(Mauna Kea is also host to the Twin Keck Telescopes).
What is amazing with the Gemini Project is that they are putting their software documentation on the internet. Yes , you could download almost everything.
Gemini Documentation - Controls
Gemini Documentation - Instrumentation
Gemini South - Cerro Pachón, Chile
The Gemini Telescopes are 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes.
Hanja the Fun Way
Just got hold of Learning Hanja the Fun Way. Available at Kyobo 교보
It is indeed fun!
Monday, June 27, 2005
DMZ in Korean
삼 = = three
팔 = = eight
선 = = line
휴 休 = = rest
전 戰 = = war
선 = = line
rest war line = = armistice line
so the peninsula is technically still at war, the combatants are only at rest