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May, 2008

철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

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  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    Korean President’s policy: lend everything to the private enterprises


    The government has just released plans for lending our tap water under private management.

    Here’s a list of what the president is trying to toss everything to the private sector: Tap water. Medical programs. Public banks(Korea Development Bank). Public broadcasting stations. Assets of lots of Ministrys(golf club, casino), Transports, I mean everything.

    Is this really just a matter of policy? The government doesn’t listen to the people(majority is already against most of this) so I expect all this is eventually going to happen unless any hazard happens. I just hope my guess is totally wrong.

    Also, today was another unfortunate day:

    Agriculture Minister Chung Woon-chun announced the conditions for U.S. beef imports Thursday…[via Beef Import Decision Triggers Protests]

    Here’s another photo from today’s protest. the text on the right-bottom side says something like “What did our children do to deserve this. We’ll protect them ourselves” [both via ohmynews]

    Over 50,000 gathered today and in the government’s eyes these are just stupid mass:

  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    Today’s picture from Korea (20080529)


    [The words mean “We punish you. Arrest me.” Appeared after the police started taking people including middleschool/highschool students via Media Daum News]


    Here’s how the government sees the people here:

    [This is a presentation slide from a policy communication education by PR subsidiary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism. Spokesman from 22 government agencies attended. via OhMyNews]

    Translation(please bear the awkwardness, there are portions I don’t understand):

    Title: Manipuliate/flatter the stupid mass

    Lacks critical reasoning –> Brainwashable by alluring them using made up and amusing stories

    • Results of some of the university’s ‘enterprise-friendly’ process(of course, similar to practicing “Job interviewing”)
    • Accepting a few critical factor and doing some magic will surprisingly stick pins easily
    • Mixing Plausible sentimental rhetoric and patriotic grandeur

    Make max use of the Internet Media and the citizens' group’s corruption(or realization)

    • At least 30% of the people who surrendered to Chosun/JoongAng/DongA(Korea’s major media) will definitely be effective.
    • Internet Bulletin boards are for satisfying the Poor and Lonely people’s grudge. –> needs warm and kind response
    • Invent/Develop/Preoccupy trend items such as “Social Responsibilities” –> easy and amusing appeal point.
    • Develop ideology items, secure and manage a delivery and distribution channel.
    • Same goes to the Critical Media Critics(Media Today, Media union’s report, PD association’s bulletin)
    • Most of the critic trend includes non-mainstream frustrations –> flatter and they will like it very much.

    Reconsider interfaces centered to Conventional main-stream media and opinion leaders.

    • Why feed and bother kids(the reporters) when you can bribe them with luxury presents anyway.
    • Rather, give them “a moderate snob item” and let them get famous.

    Rhetorical advantage

    • To lure the mass with shiny good looking words –> This is the actual use of Consulting Words.
    • Pro: Export, Overseas Development, Investment, …
    • Con: Plutocrat, Nobles, Vested rights, Conservative, …
  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    ASP.NET MVC의 3번째 프리뷰


    ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Release - ScottGu's Blog (소식)

    Download details: ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 (다운로드)

    ASP.NET - Release ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Source (소스코드)

    ASP.NET MVC의 3번째 프리뷰가 나왔습니다. Scott이 블로깅한대로 다음과 같은 내용들이 수정되었습니다:

    • Controller 액션의 메서드 변화(ActionResult 리턴)
    • HTML Helper 메서드들 향상
    • URL Routing 향상
    • URL Route 매핑 기능(MapRoute)
    • 이외의 많은 버그 수정과 향상

    (참조: bkchung's WebLog  ASP.NET MVC Preview 2의 소스코드 공개(CodePlex))

  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    If you know français and want to understand the situation in Korea


    Try this link (not sure about the technical parts, it was left out in the translation i’ve seen):

    HNS-info Corée du sud le pouvoir déstabilisé par un mouvement autonome à propos de l’importation

    I’m not even slightly a policial guy but even for someone like me, the governments actions are enormously disturbing. Even the kids at school understand the errors.

    The candle-lit protest is getting bigger since the police used force and has also started in DaeJeon. Fourth day and still the president has nothing to say. Thousands of random people are coming from all over the country voluntarily.

    Everything is being broadcasted throughout the internet by participants using personal broadcasting services and internet radio and blogs and text messagings. The major media isn’t reporting the truth quite correctly.

    “Withdraw the beef negotiation”

    “Lee MyoungBak should resign”

    “Release the minors” has been added to the slogan recently since the police are even taking under-aged students and there are lots of incidents where they are hurting people using force(there are even a report of assault on people just passing by).

    Also some pictures from BBC here.

    Currently, the history is going backwards in our country. Pretty f***ed up.

  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    Korean people’s anger against the government flames out


    The approval rating of the Lee MyoungBak government has long crashed due to a handful of policies against the people’s will. Even people who voted for the president are turning their backs closely feeling the wrong doings of the past three month of his political performances as the president. Recently a peaceful gathering of students and mothers and children and citizens got dispersed by the police by force(pictures, videos, article). Also there was a suicidal attempt by fire in JeonJu to protest against the government.

    Lots of his previous achievements, as the mayor of the capital Seoul before being elected as president, was already proven to be unsustainable and irresponsible resulting in all sorts of side-effects. Only caring for his own administration, the pledges were short-termed and has been always infamous, ignoring people who gave opposite yet resonable opinions. Even being called the “bulldozer”, his ways of doing things was one way when decided even when nobody agreed.

    For example, the ChungGye stream’s renewal resulted in flooding when raining, destroying the ecosystem, contamination and it is currently wasting a huge amount of tax money. Sungnyemun the top National Treasure of Korea has been burnt down shortly after being opened to the public without proper security measurements by Lee’s own will. Even after the event as the president, he let his government refuse to pay for the restoration and rather tried a campaign to raise the fund, not admitting his faults.

    After being elected(with people’s desparate hopes of reviving the nations economy with his experience as a CEO) as the president, the style of doing things persists. He makes promises with the US President on the beef trading agreement without notifying the Korean people, even accusing people providing opposing proofs as made up stories and even pointing fingers at mothers who are worried about their child’s well-being. The government even admitted some of the negotiations by ignorantly mis-translating the agreement articles which was proved by the FTA hearings.

    The personnel changes of the government raised questions making a new vocabulary “KoSoYoung, KangBuJa” designating the major portion of the new cabinet being “Ko Ryo University, So Mang Church, YoungNam area(province of Korea)” which are all Lee’s affiliations and “KangNam(the richest area of Korea) BuJa(meaning Rich in Korean)”.

    Another infamous pledge which majority of the people also disagreed was the Korean grand canal project(this, this). Even after being bashed by the National Assembly and the Korean citizen, the government is still trying to execute the project compulsorily(recent). A few days ago, a researcher made the second declaration of conscience against this project. His claims are that the government is forcing him to make up materials on rebuttals around the canal project. His words on the letters were “This would give me a huge disadvantage but I chose to disclose this to the public, not to be a dishonorable father of my children.”

    The prices of commodities is soaring opposite of what has been promised, the obvious policies favoring the rich, the canal project, highly debated educational policy, beef import negotiations, personal acts of despising the national pride and what our country has stood for, oppressions of opponents and the incompetency by itself… All these dictatorial acts inevitably made the Korean people angry, and not just the deploring of the country’s fate but words of the presidents resignation is already flowing among them. The current government is also being accused for blindfolding the Korean people of these whole events by trying to control the Media (of course, underestimating the grassroot media - blogs and so). Extremists even evaluate these actions as the resurrection of the 5.18 democracy movement(ironically Lee has attended the 5.18 commemoration ceremony).


    My opinion? “What use is a President if he does what he wants, not what the people wants?”


    Update: Forgot to mention the medical program the government is trying to force. Ironically near the release of the film “Sicko” in Korea, it was told that they were trying to make the medical program run by private enterprises to incorporate senior nations best practices. Life’s weird.

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