Tyng-Ruey Chuang trc@identi.ca


I have learned to murmur in public.

  • Nan Shan Cemetery 南山公墓

    2017-11-18T18:35:47Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers


    I asked Jeanette about her plan for the weekend when I met her at the conference banquet. The conference had brought friends and acquaintances to Tainan, my home city. When she mentioned Oliver were planning to take her and David to a cemetery Saturday morning, I immediately asked to join them. Oliver has been surveying and researching tombstones all over Taiwan. His findings are presented in meetings like this one in Tainan. Several times I sit in his talks. I knew I would not want to miss a field trip organized by him.

    We met at 8:30 at Jeanette's hotel. By car, about 9 am we were already at the Nan Shan Cemetery. Oliver expertly walked us into a maze of old and not so old tombs in this massive public cemetery, pointing out things to look at and explaining them on the way. He took us to a tomb from the Dutch period, probably the oldest tomb in the island. From the inscription on the tombstone the person was buried in 1642 (崇禎十五年), a time this island was yet to be claimed by any Chinese emperor. The tombstone proclaimed however the buried person, a Chinese, a subject of the Ming emperor (皇明). The tomb is now a designated cultural site (Class 3). We explored a part of the cemetery mostly used in the Japanese period. The Japanese tomb styles there are totally new to me. The three-hour field trip ended at the Christian quarter. Oliver led us to the tomb of Thomas Barclay (1849 -- 1935, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Barclay_(missionary)) and those of other missionaries. Young missionaries from the England and Scotland would serve long years in this island called Formosa. Some would die soon after they arrived. Many of them would rest here in Tainan.

  • 2017-11-07T04:54:42Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://oldweb.today/nsmac4/20011107042046/archive.org Get on an old browser on an old machine to search the old web. oldweb.today is cool!

    You know, the Pump client you're using allows editing mistakes in posts ;)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-11-07T05:05:49Z

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    Thanks for the info. I am using a very old version of Pumpa (0.8.2). I guess it is time to make a change.

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang at 2017-11-08T22:56:54Z

  • 2017-11-07T03:50:19Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://blog.dshr.org/2017/11/keynote-at-pacific-neighborhood.html "The Amnesiac Civilization", a keynote by David Rosenthal at PNC 2017

  • Pingsi Station

    2017-10-27T16:54:12Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    It was very crowded on the train. I was on the first car and was squeezed to the very front. Standing beside the driver booth, by luck I saw this young boy and the driver gazing each other. People on the street were waving hands at us, and taking pictures of the train as it slowly left Pingsi (平溪).

    Earlier we had lunch at Wanggu (望古), an obscure stop on the Pingsi line. The occasion was the 70th birthday of Prof. Lin, a mentor of many of those who were gathering that day.


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  • 2017-10-26T12:27:20Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers


    "Facebook's latest test disrupted the news ecosystem in six small countries. Does the company owe them anything?" (The Atlantic, 2017-10-24)

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    hey here's an idea: let's all depend on one single company for everything. that'd be neat!

    McClane at 2017-10-28T12:58:59Z

  • FAIR data and the roles and responsibilities of research institutions

    2017-10-24T12:20:43Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    研究機構蒐集產出的資料,如何能被持續保存、共通使用?資料可否講究「公道」(FAIR)?10 月 27 日週五早上 10:30 在中研院資訊所新館 106 演講廳, Simon Hodson 博士將說明何謂「公道」資料(FAIR -- Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable)、資料政策的新近發展、以及研究機構在資料生態圈中應有的角色與責任。

    Simon Hodson 博士是 CODATA 的執行長。CODATA (International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology) 是 ICSU (The International Council for Science)之下的組織,專注科學與技術資料在取得使用上的全球合作。ICSU 正於台北舉行會員大會,故藉此機會邀請 Hodson 博士到中研院分享這分面的發展與趨勢。

    FAIR data and the roles and responsibilities of research institutions

    Speaker: Dr. Simon Hodson (CODATA Executive Director)
    Date: 2017-10-27 (Fri) 10:30 – 12:30
    Location: Auditorium 106 at IIS new building, Academia Sinica

    FAIR data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable. In this seminar, we will consider the recent policy alignment around FAIR data augmented with the principle that data should be as open as possible, while as closed as necessary. We will also discuss the data ecosystem and the roles and responsibilities of research institutions in supporting the research data lifecycle.

    Dr. Simon Hodson is the Executive Director of CODATA (International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology).

    Dr. Hodson is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dryad Data Repository, a not-for-profit initiative to make the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CESSDA ERIC, the European data infrastructure for the social sciences.

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  • 2017-10-15T18:02:39Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://about.gitlab.com/2017/10/09/gitlab-raises-20-million-to-complete-devops/ Gitlab received $20M from GV, formerly Google Ventures.

  • 2017-10-15T17:42:32Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://youtu.be/4TundgWpJA4 〈什麼時候她〉 太迷人了!

  • 2017-10-14T17:38:56Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Had trouble configuring a dual display setup for a new notebook. The system hanged up every time. Had been googling for an entire afternoon still not sure which way to fix it. Then thought it couldn't hurt doing linux kernel and xorg-server updates. Voila, that solved the problem! That is Linux Mint 18.2 with MATE 1.18 desktop on a Thinkpad x260. I am so happy and grateful!

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  • 2017-10-14T17:38:17Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://youtu.be/96KZZhIFIAs 〈妳是我的 Wifi〉 太有才了!

  • 2017-10-14T17:38:04Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

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  • Snail Alley @ Night

    2017-10-07T08:54:06Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I chanced upon this charming neighborhood in Tainan one evening and decided to visit it again the next day. I had good reasons. The eco-friendly restaurant in the alley looked very tempting so I made a reservation on the spot for the next evening. The name of the alley seems to come from Yeh Shih-tao (葉石濤), writer who once lived here. The restaurant I had my dinner is called Dao Syuen (島旬). It is quite good. There are quite a few blog posts about this alley. The one from Lynda Lim includes many photos (http://lyndalimts.pixnet.net/blog/post/218400777-). She visited it in the early morning though.

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    Do you have to walk very slowly there? =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-10-07T13:12:36Z

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    The name snail most likely was used to describe the size of the houses in the alley. They were all very small!

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang at 2017-10-27T17:39:35Z

  • 2017-10-06T18:27:57Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers



    a room (長榮路,氣氛佳,文青咖啡始祖店)
    魚羊鮮豆 (東豐路,店像雜貨店,多是外帶,但可內用,站立喝 espresso 不算內用不多收錢)
    甘單咖啡 (旁邊是開隆宮,主祀七娘媽,作十六歲的地方)
    寮國咖啡 (甘單咖啡旁邊,也可買咖啡豆,非常好)
    浮游咖啡 (地方不大,也有啤酒,旁邊還有家順風號,也是老屋,可以看看)

    暖暖蛇咖啡館 Café Flâneur / 𨑨迌咖啡


  • 2017-10-03T07:17:43Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    On Alisa, Yandex's machine learning-powered virtual assistant:

    An early version that used Russian literary classics as a training data set was scrapped because it was so depressing, says Mr Parakhin. "You had the feeling that after it stops talking it'll go and commit suicide!" But a revamped model will launch in October, voiced by the actress who dubbed the Russian version of "Her" in Spike Jonze's hit film.


    (Never use it, but I doubt the re-do is for the better.)

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  • 2017-10-02T11:09:12Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Dökk ('darkness' in Icelandic) by fuse* looks fascinating! https://vimeo.com/205071534 Check it out on Oct 21 @ https://taxt.tw