Month: February 2020

Programming Language

In Computer Science and applications, a Programming Language is a language used to program (e.g. instruct) computers. Machine Language In the early days, computer engineers and selected programmers have to program in Machine Language (with strings of Zeroes and Ones). They are due partly to the choice of […]

Macro

For our discussion, a Macro is a text pattern with one or more arguments (or parameters). Assembly Languages and Scripts support Macros. We will illustrate Macros with some prayers. Example of a Macro Some people take the Three Refuges as follows. I take refuge in the Buddha. I […]

Language Classification

There are several ways to classify languages. In Computer Science and applications, a Programming Language is a language used to program (e.g. instruct) computers. In the early days, computer engineers and selected programmers have to program in Machine Language (with strings of Zeroes and Ones). They are due […]

Library

The Chief Librarians for Universities’ Central Library (UCL) include BBS U Khin Zaw (“K”), U Thein Han (Zawgyi) and U Thaw Kaung. U Khin Zaw, father of U Wint Khin Zaw, served as the first director of “Myanmar Ah Than” (Burma Broadcasting Service). U Thein Han co-founded the […]

Heritage

Heritage may stand for property handed over to an heir. Heritage may mean tradition. Heritage may mean something that is transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor. UNESCO provides grant for sites that have been designated as “Unesco Heritage Site”. Yangon Heritage Trust has recognized SPHS (St. Paul’s […]

Garawa

It is a time honored tradition to pay respect to one’s parents, mentors and elders. Garawa can be performed at any time. Thadingyut is one occasion where most Burmese pay respect to their elders. In our younger days, some come to our parent’s house with BOC candles, bananas, […]

Gandhi and Nehru

Mahatma Gandhi Born Mohandas K Gandhi, he became known as “Mahatma” and “Gandhiji”. Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi is the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India. Nehru’s letter to his daughter became a model for some writers (e.g. Saya U Aung Zaw [UCC]). Jawaharlal Nehru Three leaders […]

Fire

Fire is a good servant but a bad master. Fire is one of man’s five enemies. There are several causes of fire. They include ArsonFailure of power and gas lines Hate crimesLightningNegligence Wild Fire Three Wild Fires in California in 2018 In 2018, three fires occurred in California […]

Feature

During the design phase, the product manager and the developers categorize the requirements as Must have Nice to have. During extensive testing and often much later, bugs (of varying severity) show up. Some subtle errors are dubbed “features”. Features of Facebook In group photos with Yours Truly, Facebook […]