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Wednesday miscellany.



Words aspell doesn't know: cuirass.



If you haven't seen it yet, William Gibson posts on his blog a list of things H.P. Lovecraft was afraid of.



46 Things I Wish My Mom Taught Me About Money

Although these are pitched at women, this is good stuff, regardless of your sex.

[I might have minor quibbles, like ETFs not making sense if you make frequent small purchases, but by and large, this is excellent advice.]



This is a very strange story. Hans Reiser created ReiserFS, a well-regarded journaling file system that is available in many Linux distributions, most notably SUSE.




CHOKU


meaning: imperial edict

勅使 == chokushi == (noun) imperial messenger, imperial order, imperial will
詔勅 == shouchoku == (noun) imperial edict, decree




Left radical is 'bundle/manage' (束), which acts phonetically to express 'correct'. Right radical is 'strength/power' (力). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Imperial edicts come in powerful bundle.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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