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Sat, 08 Dec 2007

Third Hong Kong Studienstiftung Round Table

On 7 December, the Round Table met again - this time at a Thai/Indian restaurant in Jordan. Unfortunately Mr. Z. was unable to attend.

The 2 professors treated the audience to stories about life at HK universities. There were fascinating tales of corruption and infiltration, blackmailing and sheer incompetence: people from the mainland, who are step by step taking control of this city, bring with them the customs and traditions of the beloved "motherland", lowering standards all over. Most Hong Kongers seem happy to accomodate them, or maybe they just don't give a shit about anything.

Tales from the architectural front were just as fascinating, even though in a different, less gory way.

On the first day of our holidays, we were just too tired to tell any stories of our own. Listening was just fine.

Posted on 08 Dec 2007 at 11:10 in /life. -- Permalink

FTP preserving file attributes

In order to preserve files attributes when downloading them over FTP, simply tar them, then download the tar file. It seems you can't do anything interesting without shell access ...

Posted on 08 Dec 2007 at 10:54 in /technology/internet. -- Permalink

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