Archive for November, 2006

Date: November 30th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Bao2 – Hail

Date: November 28th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Zhui4 – Superfluous

贅婿 – Zhui4 Xu4 – Superfluous Son-in-Law — Son-in-law Who Lives At Wife’s Parent’s House

Date: November 27th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Liang3 – Sprite, Fairy

Date: November 27th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Ou1 – Brawl, Beat

毆打 – Ou1 Da3 – Beat Hit — Beat Up

Date: November 26th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Gan3 – Olive

橄欖 – Gan3 Lan3 – Olive

橄欖球 – Gan3 Lan3 Qiu2 – Football

Date: November 25th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Cu4 – Vinegar

糖醋 – Tang2 Cu4 – Sugar Vinegar — Sweet and Sour

吃醋 – Chi1 Cu4 – Eat Vinegar — Jealousy

Date: November 24th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day
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– 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.

Date: November 23rd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Ba1 – Scar

疤痕 – Ba1 Hen2 – Scar

Date: November 22nd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Wei3 – Wither

Date: November 21st, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Cong2 – Cong

Pictures of these strange artifacts

Date: November 20th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Xin4 – Offer Blood In Sacrifice

No blood sacrifice was needed today, just a preorder slip!

Date: November 19th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Xing3 – Blow Nose

Strange that there’s a word just for this.

Date: November 18th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Can2 – Silkworm

Date: November 16th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Gu4 – Hard, Strong, Solid, Sure

固件 – Gu4 Jian4 – Solid Piece — Firmware (see also)

固執 – Gu4 Zhi2 – Persistent, Stubborn

Date: November 16th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– E4 – Hiccup

Date: November 15th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Yu3 – Universe, Space

宇宙 – Yu3 Zhou4 – Universe

Today Jenny announced that she hates the universe! Naturally, I found this a shocking statement and resolved to “blog” it.

Date: November 14th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Xiong1 – Hungary

匈牙利 – Xiong1 Ya2 Li4 – Hungary

Hungary is a country where they make weird movies.

Date: November 13th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

穿

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.

Date: November 12th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Gan3 – Dare

你敢不敢? – Ni3 Gan3 Bu4 Gan3? – Do you dare?

Date: November 11th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Chun2 – Lip

嘴唇 – Zui3 Chun2 – Mouth Lip — Lip

上唇 – Shang4 Chun2 – Upper Lip

下唇 – Xia4 Chun2 – Lower Lip

Date: November 10th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Fa2 – Raft

Pumice Raft! New Island!

Date: November 9th, 2006
Cate: Geekism
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REALLY good C++ training?

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++.

Possibly related: did you ever notice that Scott Meyers looks exactly like The Ultimate Warrior?

Date: November 8th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Man4 – Disrespect

謾罵 – Man4 Ma4 – Disrespect Scold — Vituperation

Date: November 7th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Bi4 – Detriment, Fraud, Harm, Defeat

作弊 – Zuo4 Bi4 – Make Fraud — Cheat

Date: November 6th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day
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– Xi1 – News, Interest, Breath, Rest

休息 – Xiu1 Xi5 – Rest

代表性狀態傳輸網路服務 – Dai4 Biao3 Xing4 Zhuang4 Tai4 Chuan2 Shu1 Wang3 Lu4 Fu2 Wu4 – Represent Nature State Transmission Network Service — REST Web Services

Date: November 6th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Luo4 – (a surname)

摩洛哥 – Mo2 Luo4 Ge1 – Morocco

Zerza: BIG GOOD! Top 5 restaurants of 2006! Don’t miss the beef short ribs (with prunes?!?!), any of the cous cous, or the mint tea.

Date: November 5th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Fan2 – Flourishing, Reproduce

蕃茄 – Fan1 Qie2 – Tomato

墨西哥茄果 – Mo4 Xi1 Ge1 Qie2 Guo3 – Mexican Tomato Fruit — Tomatillo

Tomatillo + Shrimp + Scallion + Cilantro = CRAZY DELICIOUS

Date: November 4th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Tan4 – To Sigh

Date: November 3rd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Huang1 – Out Of Practice, Wild, Uncultivated

Date: November 2nd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Huo4 – Confuse

蠱惑 – Gu3 Huo4 – Insane Confuse — Bewitch, Enchant

迷惑 – Mi2 Huo4 – Lost Confuse — Puzzle, Baffle

誘惑 – You4 Huo4 – Tempt Confuse — Entice