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Well, this is a cleaning night.

The wong's/"chan intercepted" family got plenty of Apple White Products, namely, a eMac, a iBook and 2 iPods. However, all of them are started to age. Become dirty slowly, no longer a white product. Yellowish, even greyish white is the outlook of the machines and it is very bad in perception.

Well, remember in 80s, Tsang Sir suggested a "Chemical X"1 to clean the plastic/metal products in the TV shows.

We tried to use this "Chemical X" to clean the white products. The result is phenomenal!

A one year old eMac Keyboard turned white again. well, no as white as the new, as least better than before.

Not yet scheduled next step is use Chemical Y2 to clean the scratches on the chromiun side of iPod. Also, "Mechanical force Gamma"3 can be used to clean up the rest of dirt inside the white keyboard and the monitor part of the eMac.

1: Chemical X = Colgate Toothpaste
2: Chemical Y: Brasso Brass Cleaner, selling for ten dollars per litre.
3. Mechanical Force Gamma: Pulling force from the wind of vaccum cleaner.

Hey! Why these common things can't give a scifi name?

21:18 - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003




06:47 - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003


Need for low speed

Finally, I configure the notebook I am using in the workplace to connnect to internet, via 28.8K dialup!

Very slow, but somehow acceptable.

I used a whole afternoon to download a copy of Mozilla Firebird and AIM.

I become too noble by the high speed broadband. I think I need to re-adapt myself to the slow internet again. I used to use 28.8K modem in 1996 or 1997.

17:57 - Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003




每個人都有不同程度的壓力,我每天工作都要在一個又一個的死線上遊走。下班後,又是一個又一個的死線,以及一個又一個的危機、煩惱。我開始覺得我自己不似一個Research Assistant,像一個古代的師爺仔。出頭未輪到你,只是在為別人付出腦汁。其實我好明白我的僱主已經對我很好,起碼他容釦琣b工作間戴著耳機聽iPod。







我手頭有另一本影像日記,這又有一個網上日記,以及一個geek diary,我想,我減壓的方法,就是「寫」吧。這是唯一可以撒野的機會。幸好,這個機會是免費的。



iPod連著的耳機不停地Repeat同一首歌,是Elton John的Tiny Dancer。老實講,不太明白歌詞要表達甚麼,而且一直不太喜歡Elton John這個二姑媽似的形像。但令我想起「不日成名」在Tour Bus上大合唱的片段,友情、理想、愛情,一切都是多麼的窩心。

"I want to go home..."
"you are home..."

說到電影,最近想看的電影不是Matrix Revolution或者LOTR III,反而是Cube 2: Hypercube。但其實這已經是一套三年前極之舊的電影,DVD都出埋。最近才會在香港上畫。但第一集實在太刺激,想看第二集。

11:13 - Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003



I hate Japanese Pop Culture.

I am close-minded!

This fucking world get too much so-called open-minded people!

Don't give yourself to much explanation.

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake! You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else! We are all part of the same compost heap. We are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world. You are not your bank account, you are not the clothes you wear, you are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your bowel cancer, you are not your grande latte, you are not the car you drive. You are not your fucking khakis. You have to give up. You have to give up. You have to realize, that some day you will die. Until you know that, you are useless.

You are just a dead-end follower!

23:51 - Monday, Oct. 27, 2003



Kill Bill,如果要歸類,應該叫作Spaghetti Eastern。



看報紙,吳鎮宇說kill bill是爛片。



Today, I went photo shooting with Tiney and Tiney's siblings.

Partly for Tiney's homework, partly for fun.

We walked down to some small alleys in Sheung Wan.


Well, I know I will have a bad night tonight.

Very bad, really bad. I hate to be that again and again.

Gotcha... I gotta face it.

23:34 - Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003



用了最後的一把錢去了看Kill Bill。



13:41 - Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003


Cheaper Panther.

Hey! Mac diaryland fellas.

It is very boring for the Saturday work, I emptied my brain soup to think about a plan. So that we can upgrade to Panther cheap and legally.

What we are talking about is good karma way.

As you can see, there is a version of Panther called "Family Pack". It got 5 liscenses in the box, but restricted to household use only. (ie. non-commercial use)

If 5 of us buy a boxed copy, then we can use it legally and share the price.

The price per se is (199 * 7.8)/5 = HKD310.44. Or, the one who keep the box give more money.

Seems to be a good deal!

I know we can download Panther from Bit Torrent, but it is a illegal way to use it.

Anybody interested in this good karma but cheap upgrade plan?

*** Update: 10:08 am:

I missed one part, this part render this plan illegal, what da fuck. Read the small words under the description:

* Family Pack Software License Agreement allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on up to a maximum of five (5) Apple-labeled computers at a time as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that same household. By "household" we mean a person or persons sharing the same housing unit such as a home, apartment, mobile home or condominium. This license does not extend to students who reside at a separate on-campus location or to business or commercial users.

*** Update again: 11:20 am:

The plan update again. Just read a foreign forum. It is very common for people install family pack in Macs in different geographic region. Yeah, it is illegal.

But, what if people installed the OS in the firewire harddrive and travel around? It is legal, but ultilize the grey area of the liscense.

This plan seems to be hypocritical, since it is not really a good karma right now.

But the true meaning of this plan is support Apple computer but we have no money.

I think this is the optimized solution in terms of economical and moral, out of:
1. 5 individuals buy 5 copies of Panther Single user version. (1st choice, but it required $5000, $1000 each)

2. This plan. 5 people buy 1 copy of Panther Family Pack. ($310 each)

3. 5 people buy 1 to 4 copy/ies of Panther Single user version

4. 5 people, all download from BT

09:49 - Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003


Chainsaw VS Eliza

You: What do you think about

Eliza: Does that question interest you?

You: Not really, but I would like to hear your comments, sweetie.

Eliza: Can you elaborate on that?

You: Yeah, sure.

Eliza: Please go on.

You: Point to that URL and tell me your comment please

Eliza: Can you elaborate on that?

You: Again?

Eliza: Please go on.

You: Are you a viable human being?

Eliza: Would you prefer if I were not a viable human being?

You: No, my deer. It is great that you hear me.

Eliza: Why do you say your deer it is great that i hear you?

You: Huh? What are you writing now?

Eliza: Does that question interest you?

You: Do you know something about programming?

Eliza: Oh, i know something about programming.

You: Really? That's will be great.

Eliza: Please go on.

You: So, don't you think Python is better than Perl?

Eliza: Oh, i think python is better than perl.

You: Ha! You are a intelligent human being!

Eliza: Does it please you to believe I am a intelligent human being?

You: Yup, It seems that you are not a AI program.

Eliza: Does it please you to believe I am not a AI programe?

You: If you can act more womanly, I will be convinced.

Eliza: Do you wish that i can act more womanly you will be convinced?

You: What the hell are you talking about, you little dirty program code!

Eliza: Would you prefer if I were not talking about i little dirty program code?

You: Yeah, you stupid chatterbot!

Eliza: Oh, i stupid chatterbot.

You: Don't simply converting "you" to "I", talk to me, bitch!

Eliza: Oh, i to you talk to you bitch.

You: What a mechanic shit you are!

Eliza: Does that question interest you?

You: Don't you think tATu is a pair of lesbian?

Eliza: Oh, i think tatu is a pair of lesbians.

You: don't you think sun rised from west?

Eliza: Oh, i think sun rised from west.

You: Hey! Bitchy Chick, sun rised from east!

Eliza: Please go on.

08:33 - Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003



每天的工作就像在做Reality TV的Cheater節目,也有如以前城市追擊睇真d大飲茶。最近的研究也是有關一些醫療陷阱,去「大踢爆」以醫療騙人的勾當。研究過程甚至要打電話到某些機構「套料」,就有如安得尊或者歐錦棠,報導記者拿著pin hole去偷拍好景四仔檔賣四仔給死靚仔,或者士多賣散裝「一飛飛O既」私煙仔給學生妹那樣。心底裡覺得十分刺激和可笑,由其是負責人用一些似是很科學的Term去說服我購買某些產品,而我又扮科學無知而扮相信的過程。可是仍然十分驚怕被人反踢爆,已經有一次被負責人反問我是否記者,幸好我仍冷靜地說,我只是一個自閉患者的父親。

有時因為那些人的科學理論實在太過搞笑,笑了出來,幸好沒有露出馬腳。例如有些自稱醫生的人,可以說ARA, DHA等屬於氨基酸。中四中學生,讀過點點生物的人,也知道這些乃是脂肪酸而非氨基酸。

突然想起一點東西。老婆的老母是一個十分虔誠的佛教人士,可是在解釋某些所謂健康生活方法,就有如專家,滿口科學,永遠都有一籃子的科學理論去支持自己的論點。例如一個小女孩為何要飲湯,原因是不飲湯個胸會細,不能餵人奶。又有時會因為某些電視報導的健康資訊和科學理論「極端化」,例如電視有人說食鹽太多不健康,對腎不好。那吃她煮的菜就受罪了,因為只吃到一些沒下鹽淡如無味的東西。但根據XX醫院兒科研究人員就「不落鹽人仕的descriptive/observational pilot study」發現,佛教徒不下鹽的比率,比起無神論者/懷疑論者/基督徒/回教徒高出3.567倍,根據MANOVA Test的結果,p value是4.670939 x 10 -167,分別極大。科學真的易用作哄騙,以上的pilot study是作假的,但現像是真的。只是我用扮科學的方法的影響你的情緒,令你去信,更加的相信。電視的護膚品、奶粉的廣告都好搞笑,例如某廣告說其產品有Amino Peptide,故能令你有更好的肌膚。說護膚產品有Amino Peptide,等於阿媽係女人。因為Amino Peptide等於蛋白質。是那一種蛋白質就不知道了。SARS病毒、口水甚至餅乾都含有Amino Peptide,擦在面上是否也能令你有更好的肌膚?




Unleash the Unix Power of OSX ii / Decoding Fake Science

Scientific Explanation.... (曾因此文引起一陣罵戰。)


Murphy's Science






07:58 - Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003





那些只是一些會動的影像,可不是一條條魚,也不是水。只是一些3D polygon而已。


01:27 - Friday, Oct. 24, 2003


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06:17 - Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003


actually isolated

Life is likes a fuck these day.

It is a fucking long time I haven't write something about Mac here. As you can see, Nikitac and Gabriel consistently wrote something about Mac in their Blog.

I check out the new iTunes 4.1. The most interesting feature for me is the celebrity playlist. I check out their playlist when I am sleepless.

It got Moby's playlist, Billy Corgan's playlist and even Michelle Branch's playlist.

See how beautiful Michelle's face in the iTunes. But I don't really think her music is my cup of tea.

I love Moby's playlist. A mix of Rock and Downtempo electronica.

30 seconds preview of each songs in their playlist is already very good.

A man and a computer at the dawn.

A terminal of the internet.

Look like connected, but actually isolated.

05:49 - Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003




20:51 - Monday, Oct. 20, 2003




靈感來自Pink Floyd的DARK SIDE OF THE MOON和變態殺手林過雲的一張自拍照。




聽說林氏會將自己用十六米匣拍攝的肢解片段改名,例如East of Eden, Day for night, Series Secrets, Technology of Aircond等。East of Eden是占士甸的「蕩母癡兒」、Day for night是杜魯福導演的「戲中戲」。






小一第一課中文課文是「一、早上 早上,妹妹說,哥哥早;哥哥說,妹妹早。」現在還記得的原因,是沒有計劃的老師,罰抄的內容不是「我以後乜乜乜」就是自己的名字,又或者中文書的課文。自選一課抄一百次,我當然會找這一課來抄。難道找一篇出師表又或者滿江紅來抄嗎?




12:07 - Monday, Oct. 20, 2003


Dub size off da noon

"Dark side of the moon" is the most inspirational album I listen everyday during my work. I even love it more than the breakthough "Entroducing" by dj shadow.

I reallly wanna buy the recently released SACD version of this great album with a decent SACD system. I would like to enjoy the soundscape, the 3 dimensional space of "money" and "Ecllipse". Anyone have this system at home? If you simply use it to play the canto-pop, what a waste you are!

A little bit desperate these day, this album is my positive energy source.

Music, my true friends forever.

Yesterday, I watched the MV of born slippy in MTV Channel.

I am addicted to that MV. The eclectic mix of video clips from trainspotting and a tripping video.

Aphex Twin mixed pink floyd and underworld together.

Find it in limwire or other place, I can sure you will love techno music even you don't really love it before.

Related entries: Tourniquet

11:30 - Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003



hermetic forever I can't Don't a fuck that fast! gimme I patience. don't ya a fuck simply because my be that give..

11:05 - Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003








22:49 - Friday, Oct. 17, 2003


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