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22 Mar 2014 (updated 10 Apr 2014 at 20:19 UTC) »

Title: "Legally BLACK, Nero in White Satin"

Preamble:

Liberty forgone, duty unbound
Jury seeks justice in his absentminded excuses
9 monks, 12 monkeys
Numbers may vary upon time and place
But the show is ON 24 hours.

Ontology of crime fans eternal fire in sim city
Sirens alerted traffic study
Crossing George Washington Bridge
Testimony before an assembly of Orange Cones
'Tis really a dirty trick played on me'
Cried mayor of Fort Lee ! 1

Enters another baritone who sings a sad tune
'The King I love is dead ! ? '
Convicted mayor Mack is mute in Trenton's courtroom.
Re-trial? Forgive and forsake ?
"Kidding me not, FBI, Your majesty! "
Appeal hereby denied, ordered Judge from her bench. 2

Amazing grace unlike that case
involving legally blonde Sheriff Trout
Grand jury verdict sealed and thrown out. 3

O MY Lord, who says higher power do pardon
by prayers and praises alone
In my Garden State of Soprano?

Chorus: 3 voices
{ doh a deer a female deer...ray a drop of golden sun...me, a name I call myself...gay, a long long candy bar...see, a note to follow soul... LA, le-le-LA must be ... ga-ga-gay-g-Lossy-Angel-lic ? That'll bring US back to Do oh oh oh... }

Chapter 1, 'Sovereign is HE who makes exception.'

Lawmakers are WE, capable of self-govern
Troublemakers are THEY, enslaved by calamities self-inflicted?
Separation of Might and Right and All Mighty, never done before !
Safeguard national security, personal liberty and democracy
Idea borrowed from England and Scotland, where else?
One Sovereign Republic Trinity extended ?


On 2011 May 6th, Law Day celebration, in Trenton, capital city of New Jersey, with 51 other individuals, we pledged our oath of allegiance to the United State. I have been living in US since thanksgiving of 1992. Of all these years, I have never bothered to study texts of Constitution carefully until I enrolled in this class. And if I had any hesitation to solemnly declare, on oath, "that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty...', these quotations that accompany our ceremonial formation, put my mind at ease on that day:

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power" - Alexander Hamilton, 1775

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People is sacredly obligatory upon all." - George Washington, 1796

"The Declaration of Independence ...[is the] declaration charter of our rights, and of the rights of man." - Thomas Jefferson, 1819

In this class, with his gentle voice and manner, Prof. Amar made nuanced outline of how this written Constitution, debated by 65 representatives from the original 13 colonies and ratified through out the land after its publication in 1787, still maintained its supremacy and vital force to govern today's legal affairs with all its provisions embodied in terse language and lofty spirit more than a quarter century ago. I am inclined to agree with him. But an inclination pronounced should never be mistaken as a natural cause of human action. Wittgenstein says, 'This was our paradox: no course of action could be determined by a rule, because every course of action can be made to accord with the rule."

In recent years, this nation has been polarized by party politics at all branches of government. Check and balances among three branches of central government envisioned by our Framer was only a grand staircase. In my mind's eye, it can spiral upwards but also downwards. 'Nero fiddled while Rome burned to ground'.

The question we ask ought not be if democracy as an American experiment is winning the day but rather if American Emersonian perfection can keep burning from 'American scholars' to world shared experiences. To quote, "Emerson's question is: After our destitution from the prostitution of our constitution by the substitution for it of these institutions, what restitution?"4

Notes:
1. The infamous NJ Bridge gate scandal
2. Trenton Mayor Mack convicted on all 6 accounts of corruption charges by a jury.
3. This case is still unfolding.
4. 'Conditions handsome and unhandsome - the Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism' by Stanley Cavell The Carus Lectures 1988

a work written for 'Constitutional Law' assignment

mes Cahill)周五在加州伯克利家中去世,享年87岁。高居翰对中国美术作品的解读影响了西方几代学者。

23 Feb 2014 (updated 24 Feb 2014 at 17:50 UTC) »

just got back from Shawnee Inn.

posting via advodiary.py. It works. Next testing Chinese encoding...


In the first four weeks of the course, Professor Amar outlined three central themes we encounter when reading the original Constitution: democracy, national security, and slavery. Write a 500-750 word essay response, making sure to address ALL parts of the question.

"Throughout the course lectures, Professor Amar has outlined how one of the central themes of the Constitution is national security and that the Constitution reflects geostrategic concerns. What specific provisions or features of the Constitution reflect an awareness and concern with national security and geographic strategy? "
17 Feb 2014 (updated 17 Feb 2014 at 16:24 UTC) »

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/watchdog
https://github.com/edumbill/doap/wiki
http://maskedtranslator.blogspot.com/

Task at hand: to understand DNS performance measurements and major client browsers configuration in regards of local DNS cache etc. Also it seems ever since I started poking around bitcoin network, there is repeated outside packets/interests to gain my home router administrative access. From Satoshi client console, I started to lower banscore to 20 for inbound peers.

Reading:
"In this article, I will focus on measuring authoritative DNS server performance and will cover the more complex recursive DNS server performance in a follow-up article. - See more at:

http://www.cloudshield.com/blog/dns-security-expert-series/does-your-dns-performance-measure-up-part-1-of-2/
14 Oct 2013 (updated 7 Dec 2013 at 17:04 UTC) »

personal VINE Alert

No matter, get your Crawmail posted without delay:

Michael David Crawford #765880
Multnomah County Detention Center
1120 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland OR 97204
I AM ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS!


"L'enfer, c'est les autres!" said Sartre, and Sheila Heti thinks he may have been on to something, as she ponders whether it's possible to quit people. Plus, a solipsist questions whether other people even exist in the first place, and Josh realizes he's going to hell and had better make the most of it. Featuring Joshua Karpati and Michael David Crawford.

Is that a different MDC, or the very same MDC who once married to a Canadian Cinderella ?

http://www.cbc.ca/wiretap/episode/2012/05/04/hell-is-other-people/

来源:宁夏回族自治区新闻出版局(版权局)   时间:2009-2-10 15:46:03   查看次数:1766

牛撇捺

  杜甫有五首《咏怀古迹》诗,第一首写了他因为战乱,颠沛流离,先是东北方,后又漂泊到了西南地区,滞留三峡一带多年。因为胡虏,他有家不能回。诗的最后两句是:“庾信平生最萧瑟,暮年诗赋动江关”。说庾信一生最为坎坷凄凉,但晚年的诗赋震撼了江关。

  庾信是梁朝大诗文家,后仕北周。作有《哀江南赋》。杜甫在此诗中比况庾信,表现自己悲凉的感受。

  中国封建社会的文人、诗人千千万万,真正如庾信,“文章老更成”,暮年诗赋更为精美、完善、感动人的,似不是很多。大部分的文人,其创作的高峰期,其文章的鼎盛期,是青年、中年。那个写“落霞与孤鹜齐飞,秋水共长天一色”千古绝句的王勃,写出过“海内存自己,天涯若比邻,无为在歧路,儿女共沾巾”的王勃,一生不过活了二十六年,写《滕王阁序》时,二十来岁。白居易写“离离原上草,一岁一枯荣,野火烧不尽,春风吹又生。远芳侵古道,睛翠接荒城。又送王孙去,萋萋满别情”一诗时,才十六岁。因为这首诗,他一举成名。

  封建时代的文人会受到仕途的挤压,受到朝廷的排挤、流放,会受到种种的生活磨难。但幸运的是不论何时,写作的权利还不曾被剥夺。所以青年、中年的才俊还是比较多。像庾信,文章到了老年才更为出彩,属稀缺现象,所以杜甫才在诗中呤咏自况。

  宋朝时,“文章老更成”的,陆游应是代表。他活了八十多岁,晚年写的爱国诗词动人“动江关”,《示儿》写道:“死去元知万事空,但悲不见九州同。王师北定中原日,家祭无忘告乃翁”。这首诗感动过无数代的中国人。

  除了庾信、杜甫、陆游等人,几千年里,到底有多少人“暮年诗赋动江关”,我心中不太有数。

  我心中有数的是,“史无前例的无产阶级文化大革命”之后,中国出了一批如庚信般老而有为的人。比如李锐,比如周扬、季羡林、张中行、韦君宜、于光远。比如宁夏我所认识的袁伯诚。

  中国自1957年反右扩大化,开始,尤其“文革”爆发,大批的文人学者就无所适从,不敢随意为文了。大作家王蒙,二十来岁,写了《组织部新来的年轻人》,表现出了良好的文学天赋,可是,被打成右派,发配新疆,只能修地球了。似王蒙这样的人,在中国不知有多少。那时的中国,似乎什么都可以反党,都是反党。一句话说不好,就可能被打成反革命。一篇文章一本书,就可能是“毒草”,是罪证。那时的中国,真正是万马齐喑。

  “文革”结束,右派平反,许许多多的冤假错案得到改正,文人学者们的精神枷锁得以解除,许多有才华,有潜质,但却被耽误了几十年时间,已进入暮年或将进入暮年的人,开始追赶,开始发力,开始展示其老当益壮的一面。

  李锐曾是毛泽东的秘书,但因有自己独立的人格与政治见解,庐山会议后,人生十分坎坷。“十一届三中全会后,李锐写出了《庐山会议纪实》,写出了不少内容新奇,见解独特,为蒙冤者雪耻,为历史存证的文章和书籍。李锐堪称新时期的庾信。

  周扬是”左联“的领袖级人物,是鲁迅所说的“四条汉子”之一。解放后,周扬成了文学界一霸,为“左”的路线推波助澜,奔走呼号。胡风吃过他的亏,丁玲吃过他的亏,许许多多的文人艺人吃过他的亏。“文革”中,周扬却也无可幸免地受到冲击与折磨。周扬的晚年,开始伸张人道主义,开始忏悔,开始为文人们说公道话。虽然他晚年著述不多,窃以为,他应属于“庾信文章老更成”一类的人物。

  张中行老先生曾是北大毕业生,可毕业后做了中学教员,解放后进了一家出版社当编辑。他的青年中年,如果没有曾是《青春之歌》作者杨沫的前夫这么一条花边新闻,几乎没有什么出彩的地方。但在被政治重压了大半辈子之后,在文人获得一定的自由思想与言说的权力后,张老先生写出了一批受读者追捧的书,《禅外说禅》《顺生论》《负喧夜话》等等等等。到了,成了一个大器晚成的大作家、大学者。

  虽然中国的古语说,“艰难困苦,玉汝于成”,说“穷而后工”,这话有一定道理,甚至于很有道理。但什么话也不能讲绝对了。如果只讲艰苦就能出人才出大人才出庾信,那就走向了极端。依愚之见,社会自由开放了,为文人们提供的环境宽松和谐了,有利于少年人才的脱颖而出,也有利于庾信们的大器晚成。

  杜甫以庾信自况,在自我宽慰的同时,心情想必是十分悲苦的。想想中国“文革”之后的一大批无可奈何做了庾信类人物的长辈,我们不但心中悲苦,脊背上还有一股凉意,一股穿透历史、震慑胆魄的凉意。

23 Apr 2013 (updated 2 Dec 2013 at 04:19 UTC) »

#!/bin/bash
cd /usr/local/red5-1.0.0/webapps/oflaDemo/streams/MTS

for f in $( ls /usr/local/red5-1.0.0/webapps/oflaDemo/streams/MTS ); do
ffmpeg -i $f -vcodec copy -acodec aac -strict experimental /tmp/test/$f.mp4
done

# rotate video using mplayer
# 00037.MTS.mp4 VO: [xv] 1080x1920 => 270x480 Planar YV12
mplayer -x 480 -y 270 -vf rotate -vo xv 00037.MTS.mp4


http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-restful/

31 Oct 2012 (updated 31 Oct 2012 at 17:35 UTC) »

house lost power for two days due to Sandy. no dial-tone on land line either which is a total surprise to me. Ordered a skype# & g3 telecom international SIM card + $49 mobile phone with keyboard... reading Chuck Moore's blog Sandy offered a good timely alert to re-think fault tolerance design paradigm in telecomm/internet service provider/supporter

Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching (BMPM) , Consular Lookout And Search System.. . wotd.

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