chainsawriot's Diaryland Diary

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Scifi

Before

After

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

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Agitator

新紀錄,最早回到工作間,再開著電腦的最早時間。

06:47 - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003

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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

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we098tyi4

足足花了接近一個月,才能看完一本二百九十多頁的金庸小說,慢矣慢矣。也即是平均一天只能看十多頁。如果單單計算一下,我想家中未看書本的總頁數,也有一萬之數,那末,我得花兩年方能完全看完。我想,我都是不要再買書了。

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。

糧尾,還有一兩天才出糧。出糧以經不再高興,因為有八成用來還錢,另外一成準備下一個死線,餘下一成兩人使用。同步過冬啦老友。

請某些不負責任的人不要再對我黑口黑面,我已經為你們受了九成九的苦頭。

我的父母再為這個受了九成苦頭的人受了一半的苦頭。多謝我的家人。我對不起你們。

媽媽曾經語重深長的和我說以下的話:「這個世界是錢掛帥的,不是說有錢大晒,只是沒有錢,就不要向別人賭氣,發脾氣。因為你已經無籌碼在手,再輸,就是輸信任,再不,就是輸命。」

可能傷痛取代了一切的感覺,今早護士幫我打防疫針,我竟不覺得痛。沒有甚麼感覺,其他人卻痛到殺豬似的。也部A打針會痛,只是Psychosomatic。縱使打針不痛,針藥影響,卻有點不適。

因為打針不適,如果可以請一兩天病假,多麼好。可惜不能。

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。

很記得nikitac寫過一篇日記,說少年不知愁滋味,想再找來看,卻找不著。

以前的愁是假愁、偽愁、虛愁,現在終於知道愁為何物,已經證明,少年年華,早已離我而去。

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

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SPSS

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

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Preparation

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

將東方的武俠片,加入了意大利粉西部片的無理暴力。瘋狂怒斬,斷手斷腳,之後不停的噴。

這套是否好戲?

看報紙,吳鎮宇說kill bill是爛片。

如果此片都是爛片。哎!天下好片難求。

下集,會否再等五年?

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

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邵氏兄弟X深作欣二

用了最後的一把錢去了看Kill Bill。

回來再寫看後感啦。

「我要點噴你先想震。」

13:41 - Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003

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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

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Chainsaw VS Eliza

You: What do you think about chainsaw.hk.st?

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

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活著受罪但是又離不開

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?

做科學愈久,科學似乎只能影響我理性的分析,不能影響我的情緒。可是對於大眾來說,科學反而慢慢地取代了宗教,影響一個人的情緒,慢慢有形而上化的趨勢。可能因為講科學理論會影響別人情緒,將會被我大踢爆的公司可以大騙特騙某些病人的錢,病人也被影響相信不正常的科學;師奶也會滿口「不正常的科學」,試圖去影響別人的情緒。對於我來說,這些東西我只能一笑置之。你有你講,我有我笑/屌。

以前騙人會有拜神黨,祈福黨。現在我想可能應有一些叫做「科學黨」和「奇藥黨」了吧。

這些問題紀錄。

Unleash the Unix Power of OSX ii / Decoding Fake Science

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

Dread

Murphy's Science

不停的找自己的舊日記,很想刪除某些舊的日記。

當時太無知。現在的,更加可以是低能。

以前是理智地無知,現在是扮無知地低能。

發現這個日記,以及現在的自己,也都幾令人討厭。

不過也慣,我慣了被人討厭。

07:58 - Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003

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兒時心願

終於有個自己的Aquarium。這可是兒時心願。

影像,實在是最易用作哄騙的媒體。

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。

醒下啦,仆街。

01:27 - Friday, Oct. 24, 2003

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現在想回來:

男人書寫是多麼的令人作嘔。

Blogging是一種很女人的東西。

男人寫到傷春悲秋真的很骨痺。

到了現在,八百篇日記。

浪費了大量的腦細胞。

真的想屌那自己一星。

很痛苦。

06:17 - Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003

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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

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很想將某些人肢解。

很想將某些人肢解。

20:51 - Monday, Oct. 20, 2003

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1.5

這個日記的layout又轉了。

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。

這張相片令我十分震驚,用黑房技術處理一塊破鏡中的林過雲,四個影像的重疊,年紀輕時曾被此圖片嚇壞了。

曾經在工作間被同事說我好變態。變態有時也是因為太過聰明而引致。

林過雲本身就是一個聰明的人,甚至過度聰明。例如犯案後審訊,有司法人員發現他用不同的方法欺騙陪審團,捉心理。可惜,聰明反被聰明誤,終會百物一疏。

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」。

看到自己舊日每篇日記的命名方式,都用上戲名、歌名,令我感覺上覺得,這些都是一些肢解的紀錄。

故此最近都用上一止沒有意義的命題。也陶o是更為變態的表現。

Layout仍有大量問題要修改,也釧天你再來的話,樣子又會不同的了。

昨天用一元五角買了一本每行八格的小簿簿,小學時由於要和雞皮紙封面的「校簿」有所區分,會叫這些封底有九因歌的小簿簿為「街簿」。

一行八格是幼稚園抄書才用。小學已經用上了中格簿,數學用一行三十五格的那種。到了小五、小六,會用數學簿來抄書。

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?

那本一行八格的小簿簿,每天八格,給我抄下,又或者畫下每天的八件事。我想,當八天後畫滿六十四格,會是相當的花,也相當的亂,而且也相當的滿足。

一本小簿簿有十多二十頁,可寫很久。

夠半年的快樂,其實只需一元五角,以及無比的恆心。

12:07 - Monday, Oct. 20, 2003

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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

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S4WFWERBVCWFFFFWWWWFRRR

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

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好撚煩

收到這樣的一張嘉釭活C

老實講,我吃這行飯,但我不是醫護人員。

抗SARS,我也想問問我自己幫過甚麼手。

除了風頭火勢仍進入醫院工作,又或者曾幫手想這份journal的idea之外,對比起無私為SARS病人付出的醫生護士,以及常常被忽略的病房工作人員,只是微不足道。

我不值得得到這樣的嘉部C

22:49 - Friday, Oct. 17, 2003

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