雹 – Bao2 – Hail
Archive for November, 2006
贅 – Zhui4 – Superfluous
贅婿 – Zhui4 Xu4 – Superfluous Son-in-Law — Son-in-law Who Lives At Wife’s Parent’s House
醋 – Cu4 – Vinegar
糖醋 – Tang2 Cu4 – Sugar Vinegar — Sweet and Sour
吃醋 – Chi1 Cu4 – Eat Vinegar — Jealousy
撬 – Qiao4 – Lift, Open, Pick
撬鎖 – Qiao4 Suo3 – Pick Lock
Big Thanksgiving accomplishment: I taught my four year old nephew how to pick a small lock with a paperclip. I can only hope that this sets him on an inexorable path to a life of crime.
穿 – Chuan1 – Bore Through, Pierce, Perforate, Penetrate, Pass Through, Dress, Wear, Put On
穿洞 – Chuan1 Dong4 – Pierce Hole – Pierce
Sharena wants to get her tongue pierced. Or so she claims.
唇 – Chun2 – Lip
嘴唇 – Zui3 Chun2 – Mouth Lip — Lip
上唇 – Shang4 Chun2 – Upper Lip
下唇 – Xia4 Chun2 – Lower Lip
Dear Lazyweb: Is there available, on planet Earth, REALLY good C++ training? Price and location are no object (within reason). A week duration would be perfect. I’m looking for something that can put me on the road from a 1990’s era, middle-grade, procedural with dashes of OO, STL-barely-grokking, late night double-free-debugging, C++ job-get-doner to a 21st century, meta-template slinging, smart pointer using, TR1 breathing, C++ madman who can turn on a dime from modern OO to generic to functional programming as the mood hits me. My ultimate end goal would be to be able to open up the source code to a random Boost library and not immediately doubt that I’m even looking at C++.