# Shuǐ diào gē tóu

New Year Eve 2007, $CHK^2$

# Lectures 2

Many of the Walter Lewin Lectures on Physics at MIT have been shown for over six years on UWTV in Seattle, reaching an audience of about four million people. Lewin personally responded to hundreds of e-mail requests that he received per year from UWTV viewers. For fifteen years he was on MIT Cable TV, with programs aired 24 hours per day helping freshmen with their weekly homework assignments. Lewin also teaches video courses on Newtonian Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Vibrations and Waves, which can be viewed from the MIT OpenCourseWare web site. His MIT lectures for science teachers and for middle school students can be viewed on MIT World.

— Wikipedia, Walter Lewin Lectures on Physics

2007.12.29 Saturday $CHK^2$

# Lectures

It’s impossible to learn very much by simply sitting in a lecture, or even by simply doing problems that are assigned.

I think, however, that there isn’t any solution to this problem of education other than to realize that the best teaching can be done only when there is a direct individual relationship between a student and a good teacher — a situation in which the student discusses the ideas, thinks about the things, and talks about the things.

— Richard P. Feynman, on the page 5 of Feynman Lectures on Physics

2007.12.27 $CHK^2$

# Merry Christmas!

2007.12.23 Sunday $\copyright CHK^2$

# Wildly

People are naturally wired to focus on only one thing at a time with excellence.

We must learn to distinguish between what is “merely important” and what is “wildly important“.

— The 8th Habit, by Stephen Covey

2007.12.22 Saturday $CHK^2$

# 50

Think beyond your lifetime, if you want to do something truly great. Make a fifty-year master plan. A fifty-year master plan will change how you look at the opportunities in the present.

— Walt Disney

2007.12.18 Tuesday $CHK^2$

# 迷宮

1.1 專博之爭 1.2 第二是沒有意思的

2.1 軟硬智力 2.2 提昇軟硬智力 2.21 提昇硬智力 2.22 硬件常識

2.23 提昇軟智力 2.231 作業系統 2.232 公用程式 2.233 主題程式

2.2331 程式情境 2.2332 情境程式

2.2341 程式員 2.2342 Brain programmers 2.235 寫程式 2.236 寫 寫程式 程式

3.1 幻想智力

3.11 洗衣機與電飯煲

3.12 鱷魚與長頸鹿

3.21 迷宮

3.22 G. Maths by A. Maths

A. Maths 很深.

(G. Maths = General Mathematics; A. Maths = Additional Mathematics)

2007.12.12 Wednesday $copyright CHK^2$

# Jobs

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

–Steven Jobs:

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

2007.12.09 Sunday $CHK^2$

# Photographic Memory

I will have my Physics exam next Saturday. There are so many formulae to manage. In order to get an A, I have to develop a photographic memory.

2007.12.01 Saturday $copyright CHK^2$