Monday, March 31, 2008

Home. How to configure your browser for this web site

It’s my pleasure that you drop by at this web site (blog).  I hope you like the information provided in this web site -
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This web site is tested with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (IE 6.0), with screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 768

This is a bilingual website that displays English as well as Chinese simplified characters. In order to displays the characters correctly, the web browser should be configure to support character encoding Unicode (UTF-8), which is a very popular standard used by many web sites and emails applications.

How to configure IE 6.0 to display Multiple Languages (e.g. Chinese and English Characters)

As mentioned above, you need to configure it to support Unicode (UTF-8).

Essential step:

  • At IE, click "View" menu > Encoding > "Unicode (UTF-8)"
  • Refer to the snapshot below. Click on it to enlarge the image.

How to configure Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (IE 6.0) to support Unicode (UTF-8).
i.e. Chinese characters, multiple languages. Simplified Chinese Characters.
Bilingual Web Site
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Monday, March 24, 2008

FAQ: MS SQL Server - How to generate a number automatically for the Primary Key when inserting a record?

When inserting a record into a table, I want SQL Server to generate a number automatically for the Primary Key.  (e.g. OrderID is 1, 2, 3 and so on) How to do it?
(This behavior is similar to the "Auto-number" in Microsoft Access)

 Essential steps:

  1. Go to MS SQL Server > SQL Server Management Studio Express
  2. Right Click the table (e.g. Orders) > Design table.
  3. The primary key column (e.g. OrderID) must be defined using the decimal, int, numeric, smallint, bigint, or tinyint data type.
  4. Select the primary key and set the "Identify specification > IsIdentity" to yes.
Refer to the following snapshot. Click the snapshot to enlarge it.

Database Server
Microsoft SQL Server FAQ, MS SQL Server FAQ
Information Technology, SQL

Saturday, March 22, 2008

View Blog Articles by Label 用标签查看文章

How to view blog articles by labels (tags)?
  1. Refer to the  View by Label  on the right hand side bar.
  2. Click on one of the labels to view all articles tagged to that particular label.
  1. 请看右边栏的  用标签查看文章 
  2. 点击你要查看的标签。所有与这个标签相关的文章就会显现。

Friday, March 21, 2008

What is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)?

RFID tag (Fig 1)

RFID Reader (Fig 2)



Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is an advanced technology that utilities radio frequency transmission to read data without the need to see or touch the RFID. An RFID system consists of a transponder/RFID tag (Fig 1), an RFID reader (Fig 2).

More about RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

Keywords 关键词:
What is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)?
Information Technology, Engineering Informatics

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Worship Music / Video: Sacrifice Sung by Bob Fitts

Gee Yean, Thank you for sharing this video with us.
God bless You
Good Friday is coming soon. Let's spend some time with our Lord, by watching the above video. Hope you like it :)

Part 1 of the Video

Genesis 22 - Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac, in Genesis 22, is a story from the Bible in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah.

The sacrifice itself is called an Olah in Hebrew — for the significance of sacrifices, especially in Biblical times, see the korbanot.

According to the narration, Abraham sets out to obey God's command without questioning. Some believe that God wishes to test Abraham, which indicates that he does not intend Abraham to actually sacrifice his son. Indeed, after Isaac is bound to an altar, the angel of the Lord stops Abraham at the last minute, at which point Abraham discovers a ram caught in some nearby bushes. Abraham then sacrifices the ram in Isaac's stead. While it is often imagined that Isaac was a young boy at the time of the incident, this is mostly a modern idea, with most traditional sources claiming he was an adult. According to Josephus, Isaac is twenty-five years old at the time of the sacrifice; the Talmudic sages teach that Isaac is thirty-seven, likely based on the fact that the next Biblical story is of Sarah's death at 127 (she was ninety when Isaac was born). In either case, Isaac is a fully grown man, strong enough to prevent the elderly Abraham from tying him up had he wanted to resist.In Genesis 22:14 states that it occurred at "the mount of the LORD",in 2 Chronicles 3:1; Psalm 24:3; Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 30:29; and Zechariah 8:3, the Bible seems to identify the location of this event as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

From a non-Christian's perspective, the act of Abraham - offering Isaac as a sacrifice - is absurd and astonishing! On the other hand, as a christian, one thing I realised is:

If I am fear of God (obey & honour God), there is nothing else in the world that I am fear of.

... What would you like to choose? "Fear of God", or fear of losing material things? (e.g. fear of losing wealth, authority or job)



Part 2 of the Video

Jesus is like the lamb in the old testament that is offered to God as a sacrifice

Jesus died for our salvation and the forgiveness of our sins. He opened the gates of heaven for us. Jesus is like the lamb in the old testament that is offered to God as a sacrifice. Coincidently, there is a chinese idiom saying:


It means the lamb (scapegoat) is given away to substitute the crime ( sin) commited. I did not manage to find the origin of this very old chinese idiom. Can anyone let me know of this origin? :)

Keywords 关键词:
Worship: Sacrifice sang by Bob Fitts

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

诗篇 第 63 章 · 我心切切渴慕你 Psalm 63 & a related Chinese worship music

今年初,教会开始了“每日一诗篇”的整体行动。那天,阅读了诗篇 第 63 章,才发觉到原来这首赞美诗歌“我心切切渴慕你”的字词是来自这个诗篇。



Psalm 63 诗篇
63:1 (大卫在犹大旷野的时候,作了这诗)神阿,你是我的神,我要切切的寻求你。在乾旱疲乏无水之地,我渴想你,我的心切慕你。
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

63:2 我在圣所中曾如此瞻仰你,为要见你的能力,和你的荣耀。
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

63:3 因你的慈爱比生命更好,我的嘴唇要颂赞你。
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

63:4 我还活的时候,要这样称颂你。我要奉你的名举手。
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

63:5 我在床上记念你,在夜更的时候思想你,我的心就像饱足了骨髓肥油。
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

63:6 我也要以欢乐的嘴唇赞美你。
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

63:7 因为你曾帮助我,我就在你翅膀的荫下欢呼。
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

63:8 我心紧紧的跟随你。你的右手扶持我。
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

63:9 但那些寻索要灭我命的人,必往地底下去。
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

63:10 他们必被刀剑所杀,被野狗所吃。
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

63:11 但是王必因神欢喜。凡指着他发誓的,必要夸口。因为说谎之人的口,必被塞住。
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

来源:福音中国  作者:吴涤申 译






1 上帝啊,你是我的上帝,我要切切的寻求你,在干旱疲乏无水之地,我渴想你;我的心切慕你。



2 我在圣所中曾如此瞻仰你,为要见你的能力和你的荣耀。


3 因你的慈爱比生命更好,我的嘴唇要颂赞你。


4 我还活的时候要这样称颂你;我要奉你的名举手。

 称颂(barak)。含有多层意思。当上帝祝福一个人的时候,上帝赐给他有益的才干,或者宣布他获得这样的才干。当一个人称颂上帝的时候,就表明他承认是上帝赐下各种有益的才干。在旧约时代,人们经常称颂上帝(见诗63:4;103:1,2,20-22;145:2等)。当一个人称赞另一个人时,就表示希望那人得到有用的才干。七十士译本通常把barak 译为eulogeo(“称赞”)。Barak偶尔也可以表示“咒诅”(见伯1:5注释)。

5,6 我在床上记念你,在夜更的时候思想你;我的心就象饱足了骨髓肥油,我也要以欢乐的嘴唇赞美你


7 因为你曾帮助我,我就在你翅膀的荫下欢呼。



8 我心紧紧的跟随你;你的右手扶持我。


9 但那些寻索要灭我命的人必往地底下去;


10 他们必被刀剑所杀,被野狗所吃。


11 但是王必因上帝欢喜。凡指着他发誓的必要夸口,因为说谎之人的口必被塞住。





我心切切渴慕你 - 好歌推荐

诗篇 第 63 章 · 我心切切渴慕你
好歌推荐 赞美之泉 赞美诗歌 赞美敬拜
Psalm 63 and a related Chinese worship music.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Free! Learn Excel: How to Change the Font Color of a cell if its value is less than a number - Video

Click here to play the video.
Learn Excel - How to Change the Font Color of a cell if its value is less than a number

The above video shows you - How to Change the Font Color of a cell if its value is less than a number. It is achieved using "Conditional Formatting".

Essential steps:


  • Go to "Format" menu --> "Conditional Formatting"
  • Type in the condition
Step 2: Click "Format" button to select the color.
Have fun learning Microsoft / MS Excel :)

Microsoft Tips
Learn Microsoft Excel: How to Change the "Font Color" to red if a value is less than 500

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Free! Stock Index Charts. STI, Dow Jones. 免费!股市指数图表-概览-道琼斯,新加坡海峡

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