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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Rays of Light

"The road is long, there are mountains in our way. But we climb a step everyday..."
There were progress of my webportal project, bit by bit I start to feel more about the power of open source and appreciate it. Last night I have created a scheduler by quartz library which can cast a query to BBC News every 15 minutes and fetch its front page, and then a parser will cut out the headline and put it on my portal.
There're really a lot difference between books and works. No matter it's programming or business intelligence stuff, feelings usually come before memorizing. To survive in the society, what we have learnt from textbook will gradually be filtered and turn into common sense, and we gain an edge by discernment and instincts. If you think something can work that way, think it deeper and go for it. The more your mind is organized, the higher chance you are heading for the right direction earlier.