Time stops


“Time stops” mean things other than yourself stop.

If “time stops” mean all the things, including you, stop,

then you cannot feel the stopping of time.

— Me@2010.03.08




2011.03.09 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK


My self-summary

I am a physicist by nature, an educator by miracle, and a writer by destiny. — Me@2010.09.21

What I’m doing with my life

Transforming myself by transforming other people’s lives. — Me@2010.09.21

I’m really good at

… being amazing. — Me@2010.09.21

The first things people usually notice about me

I am always with my Palm computer. — Me@2010.09.21

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food


Life is Beautiful(一個快樂的傳說)

Back to the Future(回到未來)

— Me@2000

I spend a lot of time thinking about

Physics and Love

Dear Mrs. Chown,

Ignore your son’s attempts to teach you physics. Physics isn’t the most important thing. Love is.

Best wishes,
Richard Feynman

— Me@2010.09.21

The most private thing I’m willing to admit

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

— Albert Einstein

You should message me if

… you are curious about the world and you value joy, truth, beauty and justice more than “success”.

— Me@2010.09.21, Based on Richard Stallman




2011.03.05 Saturday (c) ACHK

Nerd 4


I thought it would be useful if I explained what a nerd was. What I came up with was: someone who doesn’t expend any effort on marketing himself.

A nerd, in other words, is someone who concentrates on substance. So what’s the connection between nerds and technology? Roughly that you can’t fool mother nature. In technical matters, you have to get the right answers.

— Paul Graham




2011.02.09 Wednesday ACHK

Twelve Monkeys



Memory, time, and technology

“Cole has been thrust from another world into ours and he’s confronted by the confusion we live in, which most people somehow accept as normal. So he appears abnormal, and what’s happening around him seems random and weird. Is he mad or are we?”

— Director Terry Gilliam



12 Monkeys studies the subjective nature of memories and their effect upon perceptions of reality. Examples of false memories include:

* Cole’s recollection of the airport shooting which is altered each time he has a dream.
* A “mentally divergent” man at the asylum who has false memories.
* Railly telling Cole “I remember you like this” when a barely recognizable Cole and Railly are seen in disguise for the first time.

References to time, time travel, and monkeys are scattered throughout the film, including the Woody Woodpecker “Time Tunnel” cartoon playing on the TV in a hotel room, The Marx Brothers movie Monkey Business (1931) on TV in the asylum and the subplots of monkeys (drug testing, news stories and animal rights). The film is also a study of modern civilization’s declining efforts to communicate with each other due to the interference of technology.

— Wikipedia on 12 Monkeys




2011.01.23 Sunday ACHK