Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Black and White Wednesday-Silent night, Short Story Slam Week 35, Lovem and ABC Wednesday, Y for YMCA Sports

My Memory Art
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Black & White Wednesday ~ Silent Night

to stay fit,
we got to do sports a lot,
which means youth basketball, volley ball, and baseball...
.
to stay current,
we must read news and know the updates,
which means blog, write, walk, run, and shop lots.
.
I happen to meet Fairfax Chief newspaper,
which is a white, plain, and joyful face,
say hello to Jennifer Benson, Mary Ellen, Will Bryan, and Tara Madden
.
Silent nights,
YMCA youth sports,
greetings from Joe Payne to Dolly Lane, Carol Conner, and Shay Renfro...
have fun thinking of goodness from Bill Walker, Sherall Harvey, Jim Creek, and Betty Cuttler.
.
Love fails
when young kids go without textbooks
and when dinner table is empty with angry talks.
.
Family reunion is important
and Academic integrity is pivotal to one's happiness
God bless, residents of Fairfax, Hominy, Cleverland, Jennings, and Ripley.  






 
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Y is for YMCA sports

Thursday, December 3, 2015

short story slam week 34, the joyful fan fare music for December month

 
 
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Unique  University of Maryland

university of maryland
a walking gem from ruby warren
moon shadow teases

cheekwood hardens
barefeet touch the cold surface
a rude contact

signs of newton
law of gravity and rule of electricity
the power is on

holiday season
jolly music refreshes your ears, daily
love orange pride




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Skewered 

 Christmas Lights Shine Blue, Orange, White

Six Word Saturday

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doorway shadows.

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Flickering Lights Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up

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Black & White Wednesday ~ Holiday Season 

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here comes Santa Claus
 

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Friday, November 6, 2015

remember our youthful years, and look forward to our future

Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

 Jenny Matlock: y is for youthful years

 imaginary gardens with real toads
 
 
i remember my childhood years
when a toad blocks the road,
and goose bumps make our body shake
 
i remember my middle school years
when doubts, question, and controversy circulate
and my grandma Judith asks me to continue
 
I remember my high school years
when Vietnam war costs lots of young solider's lives
and the public still remains silent and cheerful
 
I remember times when North Korea has strong ties to the chairman,
and I opt to learn Russian language, instead of Japanese,
and I have fun ravaging around foreign landscapes in my head
 
I remember my first train tickets to Rome
and how the thrill fulfills me imaging the capital city civilians
and how I survive Italian urban styles via strangers in my class
 
8621 is my forever college number,
1990 is the year for a full time job 
and a grand trip from Divine Sydney...
 
then comes 1991, a marriage,
1992,  a trip to Chicago,
1993, a child comes in from Heaven
 
the future is unknown,
i rain praise to Quinces, Daisy, Rose, Dandelion, and Peony,
and I say positive things to Long Island fish and Han river Fisherman.
 
 
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Friday My Town Shoot Out







Darkness [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up]







Monday, October 19, 2015

short sotry slam w31, the sunday whirl, poetry pantry, october wrimo 2015 day 19

Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

Wordle 221 


the given words are weapons,
energy, food, pick, transform, walk, breathe, view, deep, practice, path and run.

 Poetry Pantry #274

  OctPoWriMo 2015


 Word prompts: 
Cappuccino
Crashing
Sorry

Sentence prompt: 
The coffee was cold...
Like a sleepy cat...
Do you believe...

here is my entry:

no weapons
is
more
sharp
than
words

with
energy
and
with
path,
spirit
picks
up speed
and runs
out
of
breath

deeper
view
walk
without
legs
practice
transfers
without
crashing
i
am
sorry
that
the coffee
is cold
like a
sleepy
cat,
do
you
believe
that
a cup
of cappuccino
shall
save
the
day?





 




Thursday, October 8, 2015

two books for poets

works that entertain, inspire, and highlight people, especially
poets who write, a book to highlight!!!
 Do You Have Fitbit Bar Graph Image Uploaded In Mind? The Eggs and Hens Question In Nature
click on the link below to see the book link:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/christina-domingo-mulvane-and-patricia-burlington-francisco/do-you-have-fitbit-bar-graph-image-uploaded-in-mind-the-eggs-and-hens-question-in-nature/paperback/product-22301171.html

  Poets United Anthology
poets united collection of poetry by robert LIoyd revira mar

google.com, amazon.com, google.com

Students renew call for Asian American studies major (news from northwestern university daily )

 

Daily file photo by Zack Laurence
Sumun Pendakur (Weinberg ‘98) speaks at Hardin Hall 20 years after her participation in a hunger strike for the creation an Asian American Studies Program. This quarter, students are demanding an Asian American studies major through an online petition released Tuesday.
Shane McKeon, Development and Recruitment Editor
Students renewed calls for an Asian American studies major with an online petition launched Tuesday, just as faculty in the program prepare to submit a proposal to Weinberg administrators that would enact the major.
The University currently offers a minor in Asian American studies, but students must apply to complete an ad hoc major if they want to study the subject further.
Weinberg senior Kevin Luong, who minors in the program, said he launched the petition.
“If students show they support or need a new aspect of curriculum,” he said, “administrators should react to that.”
Luong, Associated Student Government Senate’s representative for Asian Pacific American Coalition, Taiwanese American Students Club, Chinese Students Association and Korean American Student Association, said the current system, in which students who want to major in Asian American studies can only do so through an ad hoc major, discourages students from studying in the program.
He said Asian American studies has helped him understand his experiences within the larger context of ethnic studies.
“It gives a space for narratives and stories that aren’t often told,” Luong said.
History Prof. Ji-Yeon Yuh, who directed the program from 2005 to 2010, said Asian American studies faculty are close to finalizing a proposal that calls for a major. She said they hope to submit the proposal to Mary Finn, Weinberg’s associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs, by early November.
Yuh said administrators tend to be cautious when approving a new major.
“I would doubt that the dean’s office is as enthusiastic as the faculty in our program are,” she said.
For a major to be created, Weinberg faculty would have to vote to approve the proposal at a faculty meeting, which are held once a quarter. Yuh said proponents of the proposal hope to introduce it during Weinberg’s Winter Quarter meeting and have fellow faculty vote to approve it during Spring Quarter’s meeting.
She said she thinks Weinberg faculty will support the proposal. If they approve it at their spring meeting, Yuh said the Asian American studies program hopes to offer classes toward the new major as soon as Fall Quarter 2016.
Anthropology Prof. Shalini Shankar, who directs the program, said students need to show their support for the program to Weinberg administrators.
“Honestly, the administration listens to students so much more than they listen to faculty,” she told The Daily in May. “We can propose something, but we need (students) to back us up.”
In February 1995, students proposed creating an Asian American studies program to then-University President Henry Bienen. That April, after Bienen declined to commit to creating such a program, students began a hunger strike in protest.
The strike was intense: Participants took vitamins for sustenance, and the Conservative Council, a right-leaning student group, tormented the protesters by distributing pizza near their tents. One striker, who lasted 12 days, lost 20 pounds.
An Asian American studies program was established four years later, in 1999.
Yuh said that if the major is approved, she hopes an increase in resources will follow. She said the program currently operates with a “minimally sufficient” number of faculty.
“If one of us goes on leave, it’ll be extremely tight,” she said. “If two of us go on leave, it’ll be a problem.”
SESP junior Matt Herndon, ASG’s vice president for accessibility and inclusion, said student activism helped lead to the Asian American studies program’s establishment in 1999, and that he hopes it will lead to the formation of a major today.
“Students really demanded to have that program to study their own history,” he said. “Especially when the University talks so much about diversity and inclusion, it should focus on including curriculum and counternarratives that have long been absent on this campus.”

Monday, September 28, 2015

Beijing and Washington D. C. news

Peng Liyuan, Xi jinping,
Michelle Obama, Barack Obama,
they meet at white house,
they pass love, passion to folks
at silicon valley

Ken Hansen, John Chamber,
Kevin Eddie Cabbage, Larry Page,
they tail behind and around San Jose,
they meet Chuck Reed, Edward Lee,
and they greet Louise Hobart

lots of movements,
Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki,
Elaine Chamber, Wendy Schmidt,
everyone connects dots
and the golden gate bridge lower its heads

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Welcome to the Town of Wise, Virginia's official Website

 




EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

Important Notice From the Town of Wise
The Town of Wise will no longer mail delinquent utility bills. All balances due must be received in the office within 20 days
of the due date to avoid disconnection. All disconnected accounts will incur a reconnection fee of $50.
 

 NO EXCEPTIONS!



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Location Hours
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Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Gatti's Pizza Wise
143 Woodland Park

Gatti's Pizza Wise: Restaurant, Pizza Buffet & More

Welcome to Gatti's Pizza Wise, where deliciousness and fun are never far away. Here at your local restaurant, great pizza and incredible price bring families and friends together. That’s because we are part of a tradition of excellence.
Don’t know where to start on the Gatti's Pizza Wise menu? We’ll help you out. Our specialty is the All-You-Care-To-Eat pizza buffet, which features house favorites like BBQ Chicken pizza, Superoni™ pizza, or a Veggie Sicilian pizza. Want to create your own custom favorite pizza? Just ask! Pick from 14 pizza toppings ranging from fresh tomatoes to jalapeño peppers, Canadian bacon to savory pepperoni, all covering a mix of cheddar cheese and smoked provolone. Get it all on the Original Crust, Pan Crust, or Thin Crust, and soon your perfect pizza will be complete. Next, add something extra savory or spicy to your meal. With crisp, fresh options like Salad-to-Go, and spicy favorites like jalapeño cheese sticks and hot wings. Finish your meal with a sweet dessert pizza or cinnamon sticks. Grab a drink and you’re good to go! Gather with friends and family for a great time, so everyone can eat what they like, and like what they eat.
With over 140 locations throughout the United States, Gatti’s Pizza has been a family favorite for more than 40 years. Visit your Gatti's Pizza Wise and experience firsthand the continuing tradition of excellence in your neighborhood today.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Wayne Chang

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wayne Chang
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Born August 3, 1983 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
Residence Boston, MA, U.S.
Nationality  United States
Known for Internet entrepreneur,
Angel investor
Home town Bradford, MA
Net worth Increase $200 million[1]
Website waynechang.com
Wayne Chang (born August 3, 1983) is an American entrepreneur. He is best known for founding Crashlytics that, in a little over a year, was acquired by Twitter for over $100 million in 2013 (later valued at $259.5 million at Twitter's IPO), creating i2hub, a popular filesharing network, and his lawsuit against the Winklevoss brothers, famously depicted in The Social Network movie.

Contents

Personal life

Chang wrote his first software program on the Apple IIe at age 7. He was involved with the original Napster, the first peer-to-peer filesharing platform, while he attended high school in Haverhill, Massachusetts. In 2005, Newsweek profiled Chang for his abilities in technology.[2][3]
According to Chang's LinkedIn profile, he has worked on projects such as Dropbox, LanCraft, MyAdvantange, TetriNET, Nestea2, Q.U.B.E., Tribes 2, Gibbed.net, Q30wnerz, Instant Profiler, Dorm2Dorm. Chang also founded the Scene Review News Network, a site ranked 367 by Alexa. In 1999, Chang was a Security Consultant for AllAdvantage. In 2002, he was a Director at Pacific Northwest Software. In 2007, he founded Boylston Technology Group. Chang also served on the Board of Directors for non-profit organization Community Dispute Settlement Center.[4]
In 2011, Chang co-founded Crashlytics, a mobile company building crash reporting for iOS and Android, with Jeff Seibert. Crashlytics raised $1 million.[5] In April 2012, Crashlytics raised an additional $5 million.[6] In January, 2013, Crashlytics was acquired by Twitter for over $100 million.[7] In November 2013, due to Twitter's IPO, the deal was valued at about $259.5 million.[8]

i2hub

Chang created i2hub in his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. According to Chang, he started i2hub with the idea that college students should have an avenue to interact with each other. He had started it in February 2003 for a month but shut it down due to its popularity. He then restarted it in March 2004, when he was better prepared for the traffic.[2]
Facebook also had just launched in February 2004, a month before i2hub. Both i2hub and Facebook were gaining attention from the press. In August 2004, Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Adam D'Angelo, and Sean Parker of Facebook launched a competing peer-to-peer file sharing service called Wirehog.[9][10] Traction was low compared to i2hub, and Facebook ultimately shut it down.
As users flocked to the service, it attracted the attention of ConnectU and founders Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra. A partnership allegedly formed between i2hub and ConnectU. The partnership, called The Winklevoss Chang Group, jointly advertised their properties through bus advertisements as well as press releases. i2hub integrated its popular software with ConnectU's website, as part of the partnership. The team also jointly launched several projects and initiatives.[11][12]
Due to legal pressure, on November 14, 2005, i2hub was shut down.[13][14][15]

Facebook and ConnectU lawsuits

ConnectU sued Facebook in early 2004.[16] Facebook countersued in regards to the team's Social Butterfly project, and named among the defendants ConnectU, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, Divya Narendra, and Wayne Chang.[17] A settlement was reached where Facebook acquired ConnectU for 1,253,326 shares of Facebook stock and an additional $20 million in cash.[18][19] On August 26, 2010, The New York Times reported that Facebook shares were trading at $76 per share in the secondary market, putting the total settlement value at close to $120 million.[20][21] Another lawsuit was filed to undo the settlement as Facebook allegedly misrepresented the value of the stock by more than 4x. If the settlement was adjusted to match, the total value would be over $466 million.[22]
On December 21, 2009, Wayne Chang and The i2hub Organization launched a lawsuit against ConnectU and its founders, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, seeking 50% of the settlement. The complaint says "The Winklevosses and Howard Winklevoss filed [a] patent application, U.S. Patent Application No 20060212395, on or around March 15, 2005, but did not list Chang as a co-inventor."[23] It also states "Through this litigation, Chang asserts his ownership interest in The Winklevoss Chang Group and ConnectU, including the settlement proceeds."[12] Lee Gesmer, of Gesmer Updegrove, LLP, posted the detailed 33-page complaint online.[11][23][24]
On May 13, 2011, it was reported that Judge Peter Lauriat made a ruling against the Winklevosses. Chang's case against them could proceed. The Winklevosses had argued that the court lacks jurisdiction because the settlement with Facebook has not been distributed and therefore Chang hasn't suffered any injury. Judge Lauriat wrote, "The flaw in this argument is that defendants appear to conflate loss of the settlement proceed with loss of rights. Chang alleges that he has received nothing in return for the substantial benefits he provided to ConnectU, including the value of his work, as well as i2hub's users and goodwill." Lauriat also wrote that, although Chang's claims to the settlement are "too speculative to confer standing, his claims with respect to an ownership in ConnectU are not. They constitute an injury separate and distinct from his possible share of the settlement proceeds. The court concludes that Chang has pled sufficient facts to confer standing with respect to his claims against the Winklevoss defendants."[25][26][27][28][29][30]

Crashlytics

Chang co-founded Crashlytics, a mobile company building crash reporting for iOS and Android, with Jeff Seibert in 2011. Crashlytics raised $1 million from venture capitalists Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures as well as individual angel investors David Chang, Lars Albright, Jennifer Lum, Peter Wernau, Roy Rodenstein, Chris Sheehan, Ty Danco, Joe Caruso, and others.[5][31][32]
In April 2012, Crashlytics raised another $5 million from Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures.[6]
In January 2013, Twitter acquired Crashlytics for over $100 million.[7][33]
In November 2013, due to Twitter's IPO price, the Crashlytics deal is valued at $259.5 million.[8]

Pop culture

In Spring 2001, The Boston Globe profiled Wayne Chang in "e-Files".[4]
In Spring 2005, Newsweek profiled Wayne Chang in their issue, "The College Vanguard: 15 Students You Don't Know... But Will".[3]
In April, 2005, the press, including USA Today, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, reported that the Recording Industry Association of America was filing lawsuits against users of i2hub.[34][35][36]
In July 2005, Wayne Chang was featured in CBS Sunday Morning News segment called "Networth".[4]
In August 2005, Wayne Chang was profiled by Boston Globe's Business section, "Software wiz follows dream out of college".[37]
In October, 2005, The Daily Free Press wrote an article in their business section, "Wayne's World".[2]
In November, 2005, the press, including MSNBC, BBC News and Boston Business Journal reported that Wayne Chang shut down i2hub.[38][39][40]
In August 2009, Wayne Chang spoke at an entrepreneur panel for The National Association of Asian American Professionals.[41]
In October 2010, the film The Social Network was released. The film depicts the battle between ConnectU and Facebook, which included the settlement at the end of the film that is the subject matter of the Chang v. Winklevoss case.
On December 14, 2010, ABC News wrote an article reporting on The Winklevoss Chang Group dispute, "Man Says Twins Who Sued Facebook 'Backstabbed' Him, Sues for Settlement Money".[42]
On December 16, 2010, Time Magazine wrote an article on The Winklevoss Chang Group dispute, "Facebook Watch: Former Business Partner Sues the Winklevi".[43]
On December 31, 2010, New York Times wrote a front page article on the Facebook lawsuits. Chang was mentioned the blog post.[44]
In January 2011, BusinessWire and TechCrunch reported that Wayne Chang invested in OnSwipe's $1M seed round, along with Spark Capital, SV Angel, Betaworks, ENIAC ventures, Morado Ventures, Dharmesh Shah, Jennifer Lum, and Roy Rodenstein.[45][46][47]
In October 2011, it was announced that Chang had started a new company, Crashlytics. It is building crash reporting solutions for iOS and Android and raised $1M in its seed round. Investors included Flybridge Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, David Chang, Lars Albright, Jennifer Lum, Roy Rodenstein, Chris Sheehan, Ty Danco, Joe Caruso, and others.[5][31][32]
The parody Twitter account @ballerwayne is widely assumed to represent Wayne Chang as an implausibly ostentatious rapper/entrepreneur. The owner of the account has been speculated by followers to be Dick Costolo, Tufts University Professor Ming Chow, or (most probably) Chang himself.