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A Trip to the Blenheim Palace in Oxford

Last weekend, I went to the Blenheim Palace and the city centre of Oxford from Cambridge. 2-hour bus ride was quite a long time, thus I fall asleep serval times. The bus arrived Blenheim Palace at half passed 10, which was right on the open time.

The Blenheim Palace was pretty gorgeous when I stepped inside. But it was not only the Palace that attracted me, but also the garden inside it! Though the weather was cloudy for the most time, the garden of Blenheim Palace was fabulous still! Perhaps this is one of the reasons that it is said to be the finest view in England.

The swan swam on the lake, the small house sat besides the river and the path lay in the forest. Just standing there and looking at the cozy landscape they made up was absolutely breath-taking. If the weather had been better, these landscapes would have been tremendous. ☆〜(ゝ。∂)

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One Day in the Centre of Computing History

It was my third day in Cambridgeshire, and it was an adorable sunny day. After looking it up on Google Maps, I decided to go The Centre of Computing History, which attracted me at first glance on the map.

And it turned out to be a wonderful experience there! Basically you can actually get your hands on those old computers, from the 70s all the way to the 90s. They even have some working punch tape machines!

Cocoa on Punch Tape
☆〜(ゝ。∂)

And here is the encode/decode table~ The whitespace is shown as to avoid vertical mismatches. The small dot . is used for locating the horizontal line and speed. And the big dot denotes the actual punched hole on the tape.

Tape Letters Figures
␣␣.␣␣␣ Delete Delete
␣␣.␣␣• E 3
␣␣.␣•␣ Line Feed Line Feed
␣␣.␣•• A -
␣␣.•␣␣ Space Space
␣␣.•␣• S ,
␣␣.••␣ I 8
␣␣.••• U 7
␣•.␣␣␣ Return Return
␣•.␣␣• D $
␣•.␣•␣ R 4
␣•.␣•• J Bell
␣•.•␣␣ N ,
␣•.•␣• F ]
␣•.••␣ C :
␣•.••• K (
Tape Letters Figures
•␣.␣␣␣ T 5
•␣.␣␣• Z +
•␣.␣•␣ L )
•␣.␣•• W 2
•␣.•␣␣ H I
•␣.•␣• Y 6
•␣.••␣ P 0
•␣.••• Q 1
••.␣␣␣ O 9
••.␣␣• B ?
••.␣•␣ G [
••.␣•• Use Figures Use Figures
••.•␣␣ M .
••.•␣• X /
••.••␣ V =
••.••• Use Letters Use Letters
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言语韵律中的思想与美

在没有文字的时候,韵律——神话、诗歌——皆是口耳相传,尔后它们又因文字的出现而有了实形的记载,也有了更丰富的表现形式。在言语或文字中透着的那些韵律,都是某种思想的表达。可可认为,思想是一个人的文化、生活背景以及那个人所经历的事情所造就的一种产物。记得在我所学的《古希腊喜剧选读》的课上,讲师是这么解释“文化”的。

“文化” (cultura) 首先意味着农作:对土壤及其作物的培育,对土壤的照料,以及按其本性对土壤质量的提升。“文化”衍生性地、且在今天主要地意味着对心灵的培育,按心灵本性对其内在能力的照料和提升。就像土壤需要其培育者那样,心灵需要老师。

那么什么样的人才能够称作是我们“心灵的老师”呢,那些老师要在何处去寻觅呢?一般来说,一个伟大的人会有一个伟大的老师,而老师也会有他自己的老师,但终究我们会找到那么一些人,他们没有老师,他们正是那些伟大的心灵(Great Minds)。

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情牵・仙剑

繁星点点,跨越银河能否与你相见?
不怕遥远,只盼此刻飞奔到你身边。
往事如烟,魂萦梦牵,增添我心中思念;
纵然追寻万年,今生的情缘不变!

 

暮然回首,仙剑已经伴随我走过了9年时光。一开始还是误打误撞才玩到仙剑奇侠传三,但是到后来「仙剑奇侠传三」和仙剑奇侠传三外传・问情篇已经成为了我心中的神作。

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Here's to the crazy ones

Here's to the crazy ones: the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. 

They are not fond of rules. They have no respect of status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do, is ignore them, because they change things. They push human race forward.

Some may see them as the crazy ones. We see genius,because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world ... are the ones who do.

10年後の私へ、永远不会后悔与CLANNAD的相遇

又一次看了CLANNAD。又一次泪目。

坂道之上,樱花树下。

CLANNAD在我心中的位置是其他任何作品都不可超越的,也超越不了的。当一部作品讲述的故事真正达到「人生」这个层面上以后,它就不仅仅是一个商业产物,它还包含了对人生的诠释,可以作为一个人的人生指引。

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