Posts from ‘June, 2006’

Moodle 1.6 vs 1.5.4+, utf, and mods

Moodle 1.6 looks like a wonderful update, but it requires very recent versions of php and MySQL, which many hosts have not installed yet. This can be a problem if one wants to use some of the nifty new mods, such as the database mod. If you can’t update to 1.6 due to php or […]

No Taisugar in Kaohsiung? No worries!

With regards to the recent news that Taisugar has been selling animal feed as people food for at least 13 years, I heard the following exchanges while in the Taisugar store in Pingtung, Taiwan yesterday: Wife: "Gosh, we’re moving to Kaohsiung soon, and they don’t have a Taisugar store. What will we do?" Husband: "Well, […]

Taisugar, shame shame

This story found on 060616 at http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/detail.asp?GRP=B&id=84175 Retired Taisugar manager, importer arrested in scandal 2006/6/16 The China Post staff A retired Taiwan Sugar Company manager and an importer were arrested yesterday for selling health products made from animal feed.Tainan district prosecutors placed Lin Ying-hua, 67, of Hsinying, and Tseng Fu-teh, 69, of Tainan, under detention […]

Interesting Chinese learning site

Here’s a site worth checking out if you’re interested in learning Chinese: http://hua.umf.maine.edu/Chinese/welcome.html It goes well beyond most language learning sites, allowing the user to create an account in which they can store searches. The search function is a jazzed up dictionary that returns vocabulary, of course, but also phrases and compound sentences. The site […]