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1st ASIC bitcoin computer by is for $399 pre-order on Amazon.

Will you spent $399 to find out if its promise of giving digital consumer a tool so they might become not only a mere consumer but more productive and thoughtful designer for other digital products that better serve all under-served sectors of our interconnected human life? What other product/place that your current budget of $399 may be better spent?
19 Sep 2015 (updated 19 Sep 2015 at 14:50 UTC) »
FP on advogato is statically linked to two lousy authorship now? I don't believe it. Have we reached THE end of diverse content?


Here's my re-interpretation in English:

Whence SHIT comes from one hole, all is saved.
Whence SHIT comes from one hole and one mouth, hands are still good.
Whence SHIT comes from one hole, one mouth and two hands, one can still run away with his feet.
Whence SHIT comes from one hole, one mouth, two hands and three legs, all is doomed.

And of course, such foul language needs to be cleaned up with some compensation in another comparative reading.

盧梅坡〈雪梅〉:「梅雪爭春未肯降,騷人擱筆費評章。梅須遜雪三分白, 雪卻輸梅一段香。」這首詩從雪與梅之異同處出發,指出物各有其特色。 冬天的梅與雪,在春天隱而不見,因此引起了騷人墨客的歎惋。然也因此, 顯出梅的精神、雪的特殊。梅與雪同是冬景之一,然不同處則是梅有暗香, 雪有皚皚的白,各有各的特色,難以分出高下。這就如同每個人各有特色, 他人是替代不得的。

My rendition in English:

Ume blossoms on snow covered branches
yearn to be favored by the coming and going season
Idling scholars put away their pens
meditating on the life and death of winter blossoms

Ume ought not to subject itself to harsh winter snow
Yet snow is totally crushed by Ume's fleeting scent.
7 Aug 2015 (updated 7 Aug 2015 at 22:59 UTC) »

the other day, my kid called 9-1-1, attempting to evoke higher authority to shut me off doing the talking and scolding unafraid of his whining and crying in my own kitchen. Can you believe THAT? He says I committed crime of mental abuse. He's 13 now. He need to learn to handle other people's talking more constructively and gracefully. The best strategy if one doesn't like anybody or any group's talking, is to leave the premises after dropping his own hint of displeasing sentiment. I am all ears for any better work-around ... currently browsing

18 Jul 2015 (updated 1 Aug 2015 at 17:17 UTC) »

note time stamp is NOT available? automated software UI is NOT reliable and compatible if their target is human individuals, not other software bots!

Senior Analyst, Data Insights And Reporting Job
Location: New York, NY, USA
Company: Bloomberg
Job Requisition Number:46560

The Role:

Bloomberg currently has a job opportunity for a Senior Analyst within the Global Accounting Operations department located in New York, NY. This position is primarily responsible for supporting Global Accounting Operations and the various businesses through reporting, dynamic analyses and driving improved data insights. In addition, this position identifies opportunities for systematic reporting and will partner with the SAP Solutions Center for the technical expertise required. We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter who is motivated to deliver and drive useful reporting with analytical insights as well as successfully partners across the organization, with the proven ability to work well independently and on a team.

Key responsibilities for this position fall into three main categories: Reporting & Financial Analysis, Process & Systems, and Business Partnering.

Reporting & Financial Analysis: Provide practical counsel to business partners, internal customers and management in order to drive business results through the insightful use of financial analysis techniques, tools and concepts.

- Extract and manipulate complicated system data with standard data validation techniques
- Provide guidance to business partners around reporting requirements
- Create dashboards to provide consistency of data usage and transparency of business results
- Incorporate analytical insights to assist managers and decision makers
- Incorporate due diligence activities to ensure accuracy and completeness of results

Process & Systems: Understand and facilitate the integration of business processes, people and relevant technology, in order to identify, configure and communicate useful information, and to proactively assist with business decision making across the organization.

- Automate ad hoc and recurring reporting
- Evaluate, refine and implement procedural and operational control within your daily activities
- Effectively support decisions on more complex issues, giving consideration to relevant costs, benefits and risks
- Leverage the SAP Solutions Center for technical expertise on system data and automation

Business Partnering: Proactively assisting with change and influencing others across the organization in support of department goals and objectives through the delivery of reporting and analysis.


- Bachelor's degree with a preferred concentration in Finance, Accounting and/or Computer Information Sciences
- Minimum of 5 - 10 years of relevant experience
- Excellent knowledge of key accounting support functions, particularly Procure-to-Pay. Additionally knowledge of Order-to-Cash and Fixed Assets is a plus
- Financial reporting experience
- Knowledge of procedural and system controls and data validation techniques
- Ability to determine technical requirements for a project
- Advanced MS Excel skills
- Works well under pressure and is able to course correct when faced with unexpected challenges
- Ability to multi-task and perform well within a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- An independent worker, self-starter and solid team player with a strong work ethic and positive, can-do attitude
- Strong presence and communication skills, with ability to interact well with Senior Management
- SAP/Business Warehouse knowledge a plus
- Data modeling expertise a plus
- Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial internal controls a plus
- Knowledge of SQL server (version 2008 or higher) a plus
- Experience working on a Master Data initiative is a plus

The Company:

Bloomberg delivers critical information in a world where information matters. We give influential decision makers in business, finance and government a competitive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of news, people and ideas. To do that, we need a constant flow of ideas, energy and innovation-which is where you come in.

At Bloomberg, you will have the opportunity to go above and beyond and to take risks. Be a part of an organization that is entering new markets, launching new ventures and pushing boundaries. Our ever-expanding array of technology, data, news and media services fosters innovation and empowers clients-and offers nearly limitless opportunities for career growth.

Job Segment: Database, ERP, Data Analyst, SAP, SQL, Technology, Data

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2 Jun 2015 (updated 2 Jun 2015 at 16:54 UTC) »

reading Report of the Subcommittee on Department of Justice Oversight
Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate
published December 20, 2001
Report on the Government's Handling
of the Investigation and Prosecution
of Dr. Wen Ho Lee

btw, I am relieved somewhat to learn that Temple Univ. Provost was quoted of saying 'Dr. Xi is a man of good integrity' although I am amused by language used in this report.

“I would emphasis that I am exactly that — I’m an acting chair,” Napolitano told USA TODAY College. “I’m not here to make any changes. … If I was to be very optimistic I would say this would all be over in a couple of weeks and (Xi) would come back here to run things.”


1 Jan 2015 (updated 1 Jan 2015 at 01:04 UTC) »

Happy YE Year to all y'all.

Three things I remembered: ttyl

15 Dec 2014 (updated 15 Dec 2014 at 21:43 UTC) »

It's Monday. guess y'all know that already. A debt was piled on my desk $10,176.00 from labor dept. of New Jersey and none of website on its letter works...
For more information visit: NOT FOUND.

'Site is taking too long ...'

go Christie go for 2016 US OF A.!

mesg sent to MDC to check out gobank. also submit my resume to Oracle@Trenton, fondly recall Oracle acct manager was telling the audience about his ex-job, 'In the business world, the customer is your King. But on my last job, guess what? Our customer is more or less wrong to fall into your hands in the first place...' Good humor had for all at the more ?

I am applying for Ethics Analyst ( $23.11/hr) at OAG. deadline Dec 3, 2014
wish me luck!

The Office of Attorney Ethics is seeking an individual to perform legal research, and draft briefs and memoranda
for complex, financially-oriented attorney disciplinary cases. The selected individual will also prepare investigative
reports and pleadings for pending ethics cases and will assist ethics counsel in preparing for oral argument before
the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Supreme Court’s
Disciplinary Review Board.

14 Nov 2014 (updated 11 Dec 2014 at 03:01 UTC) »

i'm having a bad headache, thinking too hard about things long past.

To ease restless mind, I decided to publish " Out of the house of Burgess " - a book review written by ME!

榮格 Carl Gustav Jung

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.


The important thing is what he [a man] talks about, not whether he agrees with it or not.


The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.


If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.


There are many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.


I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.


Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.


Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.


The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.


There is no coming to consciousness without pain.


From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.


The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.


A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead.


Here we must ask: Have I any religious experience and immediate relation to God, and hence that certainty which will keep me, as an individual, from dissolving in the crowd?


Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.


Wholly unprepared, we embark upon the second half of life. Or are there perhaps colleges for forty-year-olds which prepare them for their coming life and its demands as the ordinary colleges introduce our young people to a knowledge of the world? No, thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the programme of life's morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.


What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of personal life and speak to the spirit and heart of the poet as man to the spirit and heart of mankind.


It is, moreover, only in the state of complete abandonment and loneliness that we experience the helpful powers of our own natures.


In some way or other we are part of a single, all-embracing psyche, a single "greatest man".


What is stirred in us is that faraway background, those immemorial patterns of the human mind, which we have not acquired but have inherited from the dim ages of the past.


Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman. . . . This image is fundamentally unconscious, an hereditary factor of primordial origin . . . an imprint or 'archetype' of all the ancestral experiences of the female, a deposit, as it were, of all the impressions ever made by woman. . . .

每个男人内在地拥有永恒的女人表象。...... 这一表象在根本上存在于潜意识中,它是具有原始起源的遗传因素 ...... 是所有祖先的女性体验的印记或“原型”,是女人所造成的所有印象的积淀。

Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer.?.?.?. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.


At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the plashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons.


Knowledge does not enrich us; it removes us more and more from the mythic world in which we were once at home by right of birth.


A belief proves to me only the phenomenon of belief, not the content of the belief.


The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.


Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.


The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.


The unconscious is the unwritten history of mankind from time unrecorded.


Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.


The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.


Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.


Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.


We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.


As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.


The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.


Observance of customs and laws can very easily be a cloak for a lie so subtle that our fellow human beings are unable to detect it. It may help us to escape all criticism, we may even be able to deceive ourselves in the belief of our obvious righteousness. But deep down, below the surface of the average man's conscience, he hears a voice whispering, "There is something not right," no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or by the moral code.


The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions.


It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.


All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.


Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.


There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.


Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place


The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.


The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.


There are many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.


The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.


Here we must ask: Have I any religious experience and immediate relation to God, and hence that certainty which will keep me, as an individual, from dissolving in the crowd?


A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead.


Without freedom there can be no morality.


Meaning has an inherent curative power. Meaning affects everything.


The individual cannot give his life point and meaning unless he puts his ego at the service of spiritual authority superordinate to man.


I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something stronger than myself, something that people call God.


The world hangs on a thin thread, and that thread is the psyche of man.


No matter what the world thinks about religious experience, the one who has it possesses a great treasure, a thing that has become for him a source of life, meaning, and beauty, and that has given a new splendor to the world and to mankind.... Where is the criterion by which you could say that such a life is not legitimate, that such an experience is not valid?


What is it in the end, that induces a person to go his own way and to rise out of unconscious identity with the mass as out of a swathing mist? Not necessity, for necessity comes to many, and they all take refuge in convention. Not moral decision, for nine times out of ten we decide for convention likewise. What is it, then that inexorably tips the scales in favor of the extraordinary? It is what is commonly called vocation: an irrational factor that destines a person to emancipate himself from the herd and from its well-worn paths. True personality is always a vocation and puts its trust in it as in God . . . But vocation acts like a law of God from which there is no escape. . . . He must obey his own law, as if it were a daemon whispering to him of new and wonderful paths. Anyone with a vocation hears the voice of the inner person: he is called."


The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is "man" in a higher sense - he is "collective man," a vehicle and moulder of the unconscious psychic life of mankind."


The idea of God is an absolutely necessary psychological function of an irrational nature, which has nothing whatever to do with the question of God's existence. The human intellect can never answer this question, still less give proof of God. Moreover, such proof is superfluous, for the idea of an all-powerful divine Being is present everywhere, unconsciously if not consciously, because it is an archetype.


People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls.


Every life is the realisation of a whole, that is, of a self, for which reason this realisation can also be called `individuation'. All life is bound to individual carriers who realise it, and it is simply inconceivable without them. But every carrier is charged with an individual destiny and destination, and their realisation of these alone makes sense of life. True, the `sense' is often something that could just as well be called `nonsense', for there is a certain incommensurability between the mystery of existence and human understanding. Sense and nonsense are merely man-made labels which serve to give us a reasonably valid sense of direction.


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