Author Archives: Robert

Windows 10: My 19th nervous breakdown

My old computer (5+ years) now shuts down without any warning every 5 to 20 minutes. There may be a fix for this, but I have decided to bite the bullet and get a whole new system. The old system … Continue reading

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Welcome back! Spring semester 2021

Hope all my Chi Nan students had a good break and have signed up for the classes you need. Make sure you add before the deadline! It was a busy week for me, I’m still setting up the moodle pages … Continue reading

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A Chinese controversy at USC

[I will continue adding links to this post as I find relevant material on-line.] This is a post about an unusual controversy in the United States over the use of the Chinese language in teaching. The controversy occurred at the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Chi Nan’s fall semester 2020!

At last an update, just in time for the beginning of the new semester! Welcome here to the new students, welcome back to the old.

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Made it through the mid-term

Finally reached the halfway point in this tricky semester. We have been lucky to keep meeting in class as usual, except for our classmate who has not been able to come back from winter break in Macau. Don’t worry, we … Continue reading

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Welcome back to the spring semester 2020!

After an extra week of vacation (which we will have to pay back at the end of June), we have made it through the first week of the new semester. Welcome back everyone, and for our students/classmates who are still … Continue reading

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Group on table joins

This is one of the more confusing issues of table joins. To make it extra confusing, try an outer join: Select * from ta as a left outer join tb as b on a.key = b.key Both tables have duplicate … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year

Even though it’s three weeks late, Happy year of the Rat! 恭喜! 恭喜!

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Merry Christmas!

It’s not very cold in Taiwan, and Christmas is no longer a holiday here, but Merry Christmas to all, just the same. And for those of you who like countdowns, get ready to say goodbye to the 201Xs (unless you … Continue reading

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jfkarc.info now online

I now have a new website on the JFK Assassination Records Collection at jfkarc.info. All my future posts on the JFK ARC will go up there. The new site now includes all my previous posts on the ARC from this … Continue reading

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