Tag Archives: Beijing

Google Knol – very good but very failing?


Google Knol, the Googley competition for Wikipedia, was announced with some fanfare and really seemed like a great idea.    The ‘knol’ stands for “Knowledge”, and articles are written by people who verify their identities and presumably have some knowledge … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Coverage basically rocks – so stop whining!


I’m really tired of people criticizing the technology behind the Olympics coverage, which has been spectacular on almost all fronts given NBC’s unprecedented “all events online” approach. Sure it’s unfortunate / frustrating to have some events delayed – especially here … Continue reading

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Beijing China Temple of Heaven


The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China is one of Beijing’s top attractions for both foreign and local folks who come here to pray and play cards. China. Beijing. Temple of Heaven 842 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck I’m watching the … Continue reading

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Beijing Meridian Gate, Forbidden City Entrance


Meridian Gate, Forbidden City Entrance Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Wikipedia History Meridian Gate guards the Forbidden City and is directly across from Tianenmen Square in the heard of Beijing. Although the gate offers a great view of the square, I’d … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Coverage = Awesome


OK, so I’ve got Gymnastics on the TV and Table Tennis early rounds on the computer.    HUGE kudos to NBC and Microsoft for providing such a superb streaming and downloadable video environment – this is definitely NOT your father’s technological … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony


Wow, I just finished watching the opening ceremony (recorded) which was absolutely spectacular.   It was fun to see the Birds Nest having just been there a few months ago, though I just missed getting a tour of the insdie … Continue reading

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Model of Olympic Village Apartments in Beijing


Model of Olympic Village Apartments in Beijing Originally uploaded by JoeDuck It’s fun to start to see so much Beijing stuff on TV after just being there.   The Travel Channel is playing Samantha Brown china visits and the news … Continue reading

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