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LinkedIn announces open source tool to keep Kafka clusters running

(Source: techcrunch.com)

Today at The Kafka Summit in San Francisco, LinkedIn announced a new load balancing tool called Cruise Control, which has been developed to help keep Kafka clusters up and running. 461 more words


Spiritual and marvellous mysteries

I recall with deep admiration the unsung scholar Yuan Quanyou 袁荃猷 (1920–2003).

While a student in Beijing she studied with her future husband, the great Ming scholar… 1,172 more words


More Chinese wordplay, and a poem

What’s in a name?

My Chinese name Zhong Sidi 钟思第 was given to me by the great Tang-music scholar Yin Falu 荫法鲁 (1915–2002) at my first supervision with him during my 1986 study-period at Beijing University. 703 more words


Three global celebrities count down to their next moment in the spotlight

(Source: www.timeout.com)

It’s part of an all-new SK-II global beauty campaign, SK-II #OneBottleAwayFrom, that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the celebs’ skincare regime. While preparing for upcoming roles on the silver screen, each star will use just one bottle of the iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and share their highly intimate skin transformation journeys on their personal social media feeds. 170 more words


You Gotta Terra Cotta

The husband and I spent this last weekend up in the greater Seattle area.  Saturday evening we went to Chateau St. Michelle for our annual summer concert.   779 more words

Weekend Trips

Dissolving boundaries

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Folk and art music in China: qin and shawm music

Far away from the pop music and cutesy… 136 more words


brawit d | Genesis 4

a vhadm idy at-kvh awto; vthr vtld at-qin vtamr qniti aiw at-ihvh. 
b vtsf lldt at-akiv at-hbl; vihi-hbl ryh xan vqin hih ybd admh.  922 more words