Update : February 21, 2020 Punctuation helps a reader or a listener. One Lu Shwin Daw (Comedian) gained fame by adding a Period (Full Stop). He was admonished by the higher authorities for making fun of their leader “Number One”. No One is above the law. No. One […]

Smart (2)

Update : February 21, 2020 It is an adjective. Thomas Edison said, “Success is due to 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration”. We now hear, “Work smarter. Not harder.” For a while, I worked for a Defense Contractor. I was assigned to DMDC (Defense Manpower Data Center). Every employee […]

Unconventional Wisdom

Update : February 21, 2020 We are familiar with Conventional Wisdom. Sometimes, it pays to try something unconventional. Euclid proposed five Postulates, which form the foundation of Euclidean Geometry. Some mathematicians questioned whether the Fifth Postulate (aka Parallel Postulate) was needed. It gave birth to Non-Euclidean Geometry (used […]


Update : February 21, 2020 Most people are afraid of failing. They do not try to move outside their comfort zone. Thomas Edison succeeded in developing the incandescent bulb after 1000+ tries and failures. He said that he learned something new from the failed experiments. Around Christmas of […]


Update : February 21, 2020 Pear is a fruit. Pear’s Soap was one of the soaps we had in our younger days. Others include Lux and Palmolive. Pear’s Cyclopedia is not as thick as the other encyclopedias. It was published by the company that produced Pear’s soap.


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Update : February 21, 2020 Rhyme (or Kar Yan) is an essential element of Poetry. In most English poems, the end of specific lines rhyme. Some Burmese will call them “Ah Pyin Kar Yan” (Outer Rhymes). Common patterns include : A B A B (where the first and […]


Update : February 21, 2020 In our younger days, we rely on Bartlett’s “Book of familiar quotations”. Misquote If people do not check the source, they may misquote or attribute a quote to the wrong person. For example, many believe that Sherlock Holmes said, “Elementary, my dear Watson”. […]


Update : February 21, 2020 An Adjective of Quality answers the question of “What kind of?” QA may stand for Quality Assurance. SQA may stand for Software Quality of Assurance. QOS may stand for Quality of Service. QE may stand for Quality Engineering. Many do not want to […]