What, Wikimania 2017 also in Montréal in the same week(end)? https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programme
"DebConf18 will be hosted in Hsinchu, Taiwan" https://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20170215.171536.9b1203f9.en.html
Christopher Allan Webber likes this.
Just got news that IDPF had been merged into W3C -- a move seems to transit EPUB development to a royalty-free model. Of course there are complaints about W3C's membership structure.
News from W3C and IDPF:
Mike Linksvayer likes this.Incidentally found this (http://readium.org/about/project-goals):
Readium is available for both open source and proprietary applications. For open-source, non-commercial applications, all the Readium code is available under a BSD-style license. For commercial applications, the Readium SDK code is licensed under Gnu Affero General Public License Version 3 to help ensure the level of development and management support necessary for its ongoing development.which I think is a misunderstanding of how public licenses work.
They're not making the typical rookie mistake, they're doing what they're doing knowingly. Their so-called "BSD-style license" is not a public license. Readium is AGPLv3, or they might sign a separate agreement with you, under liberal terms for some applications if what they say is to be believed. More at http://readium.org/membership/license-readium-sdk
"Arrival" is quite a movie, while "Story of Your Life" reads more like an essay.
Ted Chiang interviewed by Avi Solomon (2010; links to many goodies):
The Economist blogged about his stories (2013):
The New Yorker interviewed and wrote about him (2017):
"What's Expected of Us", by Ted Chiang (2005):
"Bad Character", by Ted Chiang (2016):
My first paper was published 25 years ago. To my surprised it is cited in a paper to be presented next week in a conference in Paris. It feels funny.
Mike Linksvayer shared this.It is in PostScript, and may need ps2pdf to render: http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/~trc/public/publications/esop92/
It is about an simple idea on implementing functional arrays, but the complexity analysis is a hack. I am not sure I can reconstruct the analysis anew today. :-)
Robert Storey, who wrote Lonely Planet's first guide to Taiwan, died in Taitung. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2017/01/05/2003662528He wrote for DistroWatch too https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20170102#fig more http://www.christaylorwriter.com/robert-storey/
Decide to make an exception of everything this year (this of course is of no exception). The world won't care or even notice. So be it.
Mike Linksvayer shared this.
http://m.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/headline/20161228/37499829 周美里：學習歷程標準化是走回頭路 (2016-12-28 蘋果日報)
好久沒線上購物了。剛才買了一張 CD，是朱頭皮 2016 專輯《人生半百古來嘻》限量雙碟精裝版。
預購到 2016-12-25 截止。2016-12-29 正式發行。預購管道請見朱老大的臉書：
搞怪音樂大師 朱頭皮 (前豬頭皮)(更前朱約信)睽違好多好多年
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-15925376 (BBC News) Obituary: George Michael
Taitung 2016-12 台東 http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/collection/taitung-2016-12/
John Markoff is retiring from the New York Times https://backchannel.com/tech-journalism-just-got-worse-74d4a6763901
Taitung Night Video 台東之夜影像 http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/m/taitung-night-video/
Taitung Sunrise Video 日出台東影像Taitung Sunrise Video 日出台東影像 http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/m/taitung-sunrise-video/