Posts from ‘September, 2008’

Poison pizza

The recent melamine mess could serve as a basis for many classroom activities. The following story, though short, has many implications, one being the extent to which melamine from China has entered the wider food chain. Another question this article gives rise to, especially regarding international food corporations, is one of responsibility. Pizza Hut admits […]

Fun test

This test is just fun, but could also be used as an exercise in proofreading or attention to detail: 1. What do you put in a toaster? Answer: “bread.” If you said “toast,” give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2. 2. Say […]

Bad milk, bad coffee

Yet another article on the bad milk scandal that is increasingly affecting Taiwan. This raises a lot of questions about the practice of buying goods made in Taiwan rather than China on the assumption that Taiwanese goods are safer. That logic tends to break down if components of the Taiwanese goods are from China. Regardless, […]

Contaminated milk

This certainly hits home, quite literally for Taiwanese students. Nearly 53,000 Chinese children sick from milk – Yahoo! News Taiwanese company King Car Co. announced it has recalled packs of its Mr. Brown instant coffee and milk tea containing contaminated milk powder imported from China.

Wiki comparisons

I’ve been looking into the various Wiki offerings lately. The four I’ve been focusing on are: MediaWiki Wikispaces pbWiki PmWiki They’re all good wikis with their own strengths and weaknesses, but I’ve settled on PmWiki for the following reasons: It’s light, fast, and highly configurable It uses flat files; no database required. This makes it […]

Barbecue at crematorium

I’m not sure how I feel about this… Taipei Times – archives Barbecue at crematorium The Taoyuan County Funeral Service Industry Association said that anyone interested in a free barbecue on Mid-Autumn Festival should head for the funeral home in Jhongli (中壢). Last year, the association organized a barbecue for more than 1,000 people at […]

Testing open source CMSs

The following site allows you to log on to a wide variety of CMSs, portals, and other open source applications and try them out. It’s a great idea. Each demo is reinstalled every two hours. Home – OpenSourceCMS