Blogging Background Readings

A Blog is a Web Diary. Blogging is the process of writing on a web diary.

Below are some background readings on the technology and principles behind bloggin

A Beginner’s Guide to TrackBack
Very useful article by the creators of Moveable Type on Tracebacks

Summary of Pingback


The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
This article is for programmers. It discusses the issues associated with using non English languages, particullary CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

Bad Habbits

Lately I have been getting in the habbit of staying up very late. The last three days I went to sleep at 5am, 4am, 4:10am !
That is bad enough, but I have been getting up at noon. So most of the day is gone.
So I have decided to go back to my old working habbits.
In bed by Midnight and up at 7 am

Today is the changeover day. The best strategy would have been to get about three hours of sleep and get up. But I knew I would oversleep.
So I decided not to sleep on Sunday night.

Went for a bike ride at 5am to get some coke. For some strange reason I was feeling sleepy!
Being up at that hour reminded me of home. You could see the sun would rise in the next hour or so. The air was fresh and the early shift workers were up and driving to work. I love that time of day.

Kit Kat Craze in Japan

BBC Report on Kit Kat Craze in Japan

When I was growing up one of my favorite lollies (candy) was a Kit Kat

Japan snaps up ‘lucky’ Kit Kats

Kit Kat is a best-selling sweet around the world
Students in Japan have reportedly caused sales of Kit Kat bars to soar, by adopting them as lucky charms.
The name of the chocolate bar resembles a Japanese expression – “kitto katsu” – used by students to wish each other luck before exams.
The phrase has been translated roughly as: “I hope you will win.”
“We’re finding that parents are buying them for their children for exam days,” Yuko Iwasaki, a spokesman for Nestle Japan, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. “But also some determined pupils are buying Kit Kats for themselves as a sort of reminder that they are really going to give these exams their best shot,” he added.

Like you need an excuse to eat chocolate.
I hear Soju and galbi are lucky too :-). Perhaps I should eat and drink more ?

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