Friday, May 01, 2009


Mussorgsky Salonen


Mussorgsky Kissin

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Treasure Trove

The americans are building a new space telescope, the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope.

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


Glenn Gould

This is the cover photograph to the 1981 Glenn Gould recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations BWV988.


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



Mission-Critical Software
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

삼팔선 三八線

삼 = = three

팔 = = eight

선 = = line

38th 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

Saturday, June 25, 2005



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