Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I was very puzzled the first time I noticed numbers being used in URL in China. It turns out it is very common and there are very good reasons. For non-speakers of Western language Chinese, numbers are easier to remember than URL constructed with alphabets. For example, China Mobile uses 10086 as the base part of it's URL (www.10086.cn). For regional subsites it tacks on "sh" for Shanghai and "bj" for Beijing.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Pietro Belluschi and John Yeon both have done great works in architecture of now have come to be known as the Northwest Regional Style of the mid century modernist movement. Last week my friend and neighbor treated me to a home tour of Pietro Belluschi. I have seen two of John Yeon's houses and even entertained in the purchase of one sadly in need of restoration. I have not seen a house by Belluschi.