chainsawriot's Diaryland Diary

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New list on the blog

Tiney http://tiney.diaryland.com
Chainsaw Riot http://chainsawriot.diaryland.com Nikitac http://www.naitik.net/blog/ Eddie http://eddietys.blogspot.com/ Gabriel http://liveinyourshadow.blogspot.com/ Albert http://www.alberttam.com/diaryland/ I have to reload the "add an entry" page from 8:30 to 12:14 to get this list posted. It may be a reason for the reduction of ".diaryland.com" from 6 to 2 in the list.

12:02 - Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005

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獨守空城

當其他精悍部隊都出征去了,可能軍隊中最弱最差就會留下來獨守空城,成為守城軍。
有能力的人,有誰想當守城軍?特別偉大嗎?
可能最精悍的部隊在前線以最先進的武器殺戮敵軍,在攻城略地,為朝廷立下汗馬戊狺妙氶A我可能只在守著一個空城的城門,拿著竹竿看著一塊爛地。那個空城,因為年年征戰,由一個軍事重鎮,變成現在是一片荒涼、落後的破落小漁村。
今年四月開始,我開始我第三年的temping。到底甚麼叫temp甚麼叫contract我也覺得很難分辨。在一次在醫院的一些briefing session,有一節是設計給Temp staff的。有人說,在醫院當了六年臨時工。我相信,我可能真的會成為另一個temp足六年的臨時工,或在六年之前被裁走。在生態系統,我只是最低層的decomposer,以吸吮死屍餘下的營養過活,系統中最美味的食物,已經被人、獅、鷹等等high consumer吃光了。
這樣的人在西部片叫做lone gunman,但在香港這個混帳的地方,這樣的一個人叫做守城軍。

10:38 - Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2005

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The velvet underground


Never say never.
You know what, my previous iPod mini pixel art as commented by my GF that "it that really drew by you? I doubt it."
My second attempt as an apprentice is a pixelated Andy Warhol masterpiece. It looks better in white background. Well, I know, my technique required further refinement.
Per your interest, I done my drawing with a Apple pro mouse on a Mac OS X machine with gimp.app (open source software) with 1600% zoom in. Then, use grab.app (bundled with Panther) to capture the enlarged screen. Edit the screen capture again by gimp.app. The font I used is silkscreen and it is recommended by an interesting pixel artist. Practitcally, I draw it with all free softwares. This pixelated VU cover art is inspired by his pixelated dark side of the moon.

17:04 - Wednesday, Mar. 02, 2005

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A brunch of suckerz


  • 香港人寫blog寫的Apple,寫來寫去都是Microsoft Vs Apple,殺Mac Clone之類的事。說到蘋果中人,只會有人說Steve Jobs。其他人,包括應該好紅的Jonathan Ive, Tony Fadell, Michael Darius, Lan-Chi Lam,沒有人會說起他們。當然,也沒有人會說Jef Raskin。他剛在廿六日辭世。最近有人為他拍了套紀錄片,可惜只可用WMP來播。

  • 突然有個衝動,switch to x86 PC。故這幾天拿了Office一部非mission critical的手提電腦來「教非」。
    發現那部機有個30G的硬碟,只用了9G,而且全部都是Windows的東西,實在浪費。那機行Windows 2000,Pentium 4。
    我先將他的File system由FAT 32轉為NTFS。由於我不是那些買土炮電腦雜誌來看的人,而且我對WIndows可說是白痴級用戶,我竟發現原來Windows 2000有個指令叫Convert.exe,在Command Prompt打入convert c: /fs:ntfs就會將fat32轉為NTFS。

    A VNC session in my eMac to a notebook running Ubuntu Linux

    之後用Rescue Linux內的ntfresize將那個大到30G的NTFS partition切細,再用fdisk剪開兩個。再塞了個Ubuntu Linux入去。而我在沒有任何backup情況下做。故此這是「教非」。Yeah! I like risk taking and killing/liberating others x86 boxes!It is fucking fun!

  • 相見好,同住難。有人的地方就有江湖,無論工作的地方、生活的地方,總之人與人之間有利益關係、又或者人有喜惡就一定會有磨擦。去到那裡都有不受歡迎的人和事。在江湖打滾,重點不在於攻。以守為攻,將別人的攻擊化解。李小龍所言,以無法為有法。雖然我沒有他的武學智慧,也不知道「以無法為有法」這套武術哲學精深之處。如果對待一件事時過於經營的話,很可能會矯枉過正。

  • 其實我真的建議人應該局部去懶,局部去蠢。過度勤奮,過度reactive,其實可以解讀為impulsive。

14:09 - Monday, Feb. 28, 2005

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Kylie Minogue


My first attempt in pixel art. (to kill some time in my lunch time.) It is not that great, so this is also my last attempt in pixel art.

I should be so lucky, lucky lucky lucky.
My feeling should be thaw in the deepest spot of my heart and I can't write anything about it anymore.
The "Right" in my mind is actually, practically, realistically wrong. I am just too idealistic.

12:58 - Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005

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官僚a和官僚b

由於我處身於香港其中一個最大的官僚主義系統,也因為這個官僚主義系統,這個機構的工作效率可謂極之緩慢,緩慢的程度簡直可用不知所謂來形容。
官僚主義其中一個根源是因為有些員工的薪酬根本不和表現成正比,你要辭退坅均H你又要因為終身制合約而要賠一筆錢。於是乎這些不知所謂的官僚員工繼續留在這個官僚系統,令這個官僚系統更加的官僚。
官僚系統請回來的員工,統統都以Qualification計算。故此請回來的員工多數為高分低能,沒有根據他們的腦袋的智能、知識或工作能力評定應否請來一個人(例如沒有如現代公司覺進行Apptitude test)。由於終身制甚至公務員合約,有些員工每年甚至不用進行Performance Appraisal去評定此人是否值得收到如此巨大的薪酬,而且有可能比足一世。
例如有一個study叫xyz,官僚a向另一個部門的官僚b問此study份research fund去了那裡。單就abc是甚麼,這兩位a和b竟要經電話通話十幾次。a要打電話十數次才driven到b去查。查的時候,b反打電話問xyz是甚麼。b於是乎找回所有的research study一個一個的問a,終於問到是不是等於A randomized controlled study of xyz。(有腦袋的人,就算真的不知道,都會一開始就sort out high likelihood的那幾個吧?不用一個一個的問吧?)官僚a竟然說,我要找找我們的file才能確定。(聽說你做research的那一個部門的,這些東西你應記在心頭,而不是去找file,另外,難道真的去了解A randomized controlled study of xyz和「有個study叫xyz」的關係真的要去找file嗎?)官僚a做完一些自己的事之後,找找file,呀,原來「有個study叫xyz」等同於A randomized controlled study of xyz,於是乎就向官僚b回報結果。於是乎官僚b才正式開始查到底筆錢在那裡。當中可能又要經過n次的官僚交談。可恨的是,官僚系統以外有一個叫「臨時合約」的系統,這些人是「無funding你就out」或者「你做唔到野就out」的慘痛困境。那批research funding是用來請一個「臨時合約」員工。此人根本不能等下去,他的contract三月尾完。

11:57 - Monday, Feb. 21, 2005

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Blogger

Another switcher
http://eddietys.blogspot.com/

Yeah, I know blogger rockz.

23:48 - Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005

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Death trope

Action plan tonight.

MIssion codename: DEATH TROPE. (An anagram of Deep Throat)
Time: 23:30

Trial test
* Install MediaWiki, (the industrial standard wiki system, as seen in Wikipedia) into our server.

Work
* Update my personal webpage, into the light-weight "editthispagewiki"
* Install and try to restore the wiki in our server.

ETF: 2:30.

17:34 - Friday, Feb. 18, 2005

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Brain hack

For our wiki, please give me one more day.
I am totally broken.
最近仍然覺得黑氣纏身。
生活沒有怎樣好過,又接連發生多宗可怕事件,令人白頭髮都多幾條。(本來以經夠多)
事業上,最近又有多份paper被人reject了。我開始可以用我腦內的Pattern Cognition Engine,將那些匿名的Reviewer的Reviewer Comment寫的英文Style,以及一些知名Researcher出文時的英文進行配對。慢慢地,我開始認得到那些匿名的Reviewer是誰。這是一個無聊、又常常有文被人Reject的Research Assistant才?做的事情,其他同行不要去嘗試。
當我們的生命愈來愈靠電腦的時候,開始覺得人性更加可貴。
例如用Microsoft Office做出來的Word Art,根本不能登大雅之堂,是死、是去人性化的、沒有人最低線的美感的。可是市面上的單張、廣告甚至書本的封面竟然大量使用這些Word Art。電腦之於美術的角色,只是一個工具,就有如畫紙、油彩。使用電腦協助創作的美術作品,都應反映藝術創作人本身的想法和奶O。電腦Gen出來的所謂Word Art,只是你入個字、你選怎樣去扭曲個字的本來美麗的Typography,產生出所謂的art。這個出品,不單止反映了電腦程式作者對art的定義,也反映出使用這些軟件產品的人對art的定義。我一直覺得,電腦自己沒有可能創作出Picasso的名畫,除非有Picasso奶O的人去寫一個程式,而且那程式100%至30000%反映了Picasso的想法。可是,有Picasso奶O的人,?又會不會去寫程式?

08:44 - Friday, Feb. 18, 2005

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The only valuables

The following SQL file is very useful for me to reconstruct our DB. I can only have a PC right now and all of them failed to upload the php script. Hopefully, our Wiki will be back online tommorrow morning.

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22:27 - Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

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The death of our wiki 2.1

The most reliable backup system is still our brain.

The techie can't help us.
I will retype most of the data tonight, by head as per my memory.

What a dark and painful experience. The only lesson I learn from this is that, I know the exact reason for the death of database and how to protect our data in our database in the future.

Maybe, it will be a release 1.2 for our wiki system.
Sorry again for my mismanagment. It is not easy to be a web admin.

16:48 - Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

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the dead of wiki II

拍續集,the dead of wiki II
I am now seeking help from my hosting company.
Please discuss this matter right now by comments.

12:47 - Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

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Valen

近來香港的「blog界」(我十分地討厭Blog這個term之餘,更討厭是那些「blog界」、「blog野」之類的新造字)十分流行寫Apple,例如Apple一九九七年之後的歷史、iPod Shuttle的生產地是中國大陸、Mac mini的試用報告之類。就算我自稱是一個Hardcore Mac Poseur(不是Mac User更不是Mac evangelist),我自問我的Mac知識對比那些Blogger可謂九牛一毛,對Apple之於IT世界的認知更是極為膚淺,故此我都是避免顯醜了。寫寫打甚麼機更好。
Current games: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes (GameCube) and Starcraft (Mac). 我相信Starcraft是有史以來其中一個最耐玩而且最好玩的遊戲。三百零蚊買回來的Battlechess已經是數年前買入,至今仍然在玩,而且仍十分具有挑戰性。由於之前沒有怎樣玩過單打模式,而最近又在看這個Game的小說,想了解一下劇情,故此開始每晚打一版。
Metroid Prime 2是一個First Person Shooter,很少有地此Game沒有令我們頭暈暈,可能因為GameCube的Graphic Engine比較好,沒有跳格。請不要Challenge我的說法﹐我也知我可能錯。因為以上只是一個玩FPS遊戲少於十年的認知,你可能由Bungies的Marathon開始玩也說不定,那麼我會很專敬你,因為你應是、又或曾經是一個Mac User。
Metroid Prime 2也有Bio Hazard的解謎完素。本來是另一半買給我的情人節禮物,最後兩個人合力解謎。另一個原因我會想玩這個Game,是因為這個Game是Exclsively for GameCube。就像Halo 2之於XBox。
今晚情人節沒有花,只是兩個人簡簡單單到元朗最似樣的那家西曙U撐檯腳。今天同時也是我們的三週年紀念呢。
我知我不是一個好男人,時常都令另一半勞氣。我們也都過了這千幾日,相信我們可以再過一萬幾千日,甚至更多。

02:47 - Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005

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OpOpOp

Sorry for geek out..
今年犯太歲。一直不太相信這些風水師年三十晚到年初七電視播放不停repeat的生肖運程。但無可否認,黑氣已經開始纏身。
我們的Maoshan Wiki,在我的管治之下,在年初一下午消失了。一切都消失掉。
年初三晚有一班親朋戚友來玩。GameCube和Mario Party引發了一場赤口大戰,四個家庭八個人分開了四組對戰,那些mini game令到斯斯文文的女子也玩得十分投入。可惜我家的那一組由我和另一半把守,成為大家圍攻的對像。
最後竟和另一半吵嘴。
昨晚開eMac,竟然出現黑畫面CLI叫我入user name,救命。最終用Russian Method解決了問題。
昨天的晚上試圖調查maoshan wiki死亡的原因。原來是SQL server內有一個table被人delete了。Webhosting方面又沒有backup,似乎已經返魂無術了。反正舊那一個死了,不如試試新的東西。我找找一些使用php的blogware(php是除了python之外我比較熟的programming language,可惜我們的server不支持python,只支持perl和php。我對perl沒好感,只好選php。)
發現了一個叫CooCooWakka的東西,支持中文,可能我會選用這個。
Upload了一整晚,一直出現403 error。明明我已經set好權限,做乜呀?由於太晚,只好去睡。
由於不太服氣,早上五點醒來,再upload。發現原來我用的ftp程式Cyberduck痴線,改用Transmit才成。
總之,十分黑仔。
現在正在讀這本書。
Liberty's Crusade (StarCraft, Book 1)
It is a amalgam of Aliens, Predator and Robocop.

12:31 - Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005

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Relaxed

竟因為80%完成一個秦了很久的project而感到鬆一口氣。

17:32 - Friday, Feb. 04, 2005

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Steve Woz forever!

WTF, I can't resist myself to post the lyric of this nifty, catchy and aged song.

Remember how we started
Not so long ago
We dreamed of giving everyone
A personal way to grow.
Our dream became reality
And now we're making....
.... History!

Take imagination, and let it lead the way
To a new world of discovery
Setting light, every day
Bringing smiles to children's faces
Opening doors to brand new places

Apple II Forever!
Making life better and better!
Apple II Forever and ever
Bringing the rainbow to you!
Apple II!
Forever! (Forever!)

Oooo-oooh yeah
And now the world keeps changing
And we'll be changing too
Reaching out with new ideas
And bringing them all to you!
Our future keeps on growing and growing
Our colours keep on showing and glowing

Apple II Forever!
Making life better and better!
Apple II Forever and ever
Bringing the rainbow to you!
Apple II!
Forever! (Forever!)

Apple II!
Apple II!
Leading the Way!
Apple II!
Apple II!

Apple II Forever!
Making life better and better!
Apple II Forever and ever
Bringing the rainbow to you!
Apple II!
Forever! (Forever!)

(swoosh)

Apple II Forever!
Making life better and better!
Apple II Forever and ever
Bringing the rainbow to you!
Apple II!
Forever! (Forever!)

Apple II Forever!
(swoosh)

10:47 - Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2005

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致局長

中共又爆腦炎,係時候看看沙士期間他們上的一課有沒有好好應用。
「一周」(聽說以前醫護人員是這樣叫他的),你新上任,但無論紅火蟻、日本腦炎、禽流感、醫院爆野,你次次都叫市民不用擔心。你次次好運,不代表今次都會好運。你作為市民,試問市民又怎不會擔心?出口術,不如做好自己應做的事。根本現在已經是疫症,中共報死十六人,其實可能已經死了幾千人。為何現在不設邊境檢疫?又為何醫管局的應變警示沒有升級?
一周,農曆年將至,回鄉者多,你怎能這麼早肯定中共不會輸出疫症?寧可做多一點,也不應死一條人命。就算套用特區政府由共產黨處學回來的去人性化的思維方式,現在經濟才有點點起色,難道你又想有另一場疫症橫行將經濟拖垮嗎?
看罷了《九評共產黨》,在內地死人根本不是甚麼的一回事,人命在中國大陸只是Commondity product,可以因為任何目的而消耗掉。中共長期對人命的賤視,引致無良商人可以推出有毒大米、有毒奶粉,叫小學做爆竹媒取暴利,而不理道德損害他人生命。官員可以說六四沒死過一個人,零三年沙士爆發期間可以說北京沒沙士。你的上一任就是說了兩句十分共產高幹的說話:「肺炎沒有在社區爆發」以及「為了顧全大局,總要有人犧牲」,令他成為沙士疫症殺死三百零二人的幫兇。
一周,你是受七十年代,殖民地英式教育的菁英,在香港公立醫院系統打滾了三十多年。你之前所管理的醫院,無論是QE還是QM,都是以英國皇室人員命名。英式教育是以耶教作為根本,應對人命有專重,著重思考、內涵,死後有天堂和地獄,制壓我們,令我們緊守應有的道德標準。
假如你不想有你上一任的下場,請盡快進行防疫工作。你行多一步,國際社會不會說你是傻仔。反而你行少了一步,令疫症爆發,國際社會不但止話你傻仔,更加是殺人狂、變態、輸出疫症、衛生差、文明低落等等。國際社會只是在看著香港陸沈的一刻。

09:09 - Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2005

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The power of collaborative editing

The power of collaborative editing
http://www.tiney.com/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=MacminiBuyerGuide/history

If you still think that wiki is not good to serve as our purpose, please fresh up your dogmatic mind with one of our greatest article initiated by one of our core member LeFemmeNikita and the collective effort from all of the Chinese Mac Users from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

11:14 - Monday, Jan. 31, 2005

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識得用原來好好用


平心而論,我覺得我自己真的不會用Mac。盟友Nikitac aka kelly或另一半老是這樣說。
最近因為工務繁忙,再加上自己記憶力有限,而要一個to do list。以往我的to do list是一些post-it。可是,寫完通常不貼在當眼處,又會遺失掉。之後用Mac內的Stickies,又發現其弁鄐ㄓ荈隊漶A例如沒有Priorities甚至「做左未」的Option。
想找一個可以用來作to do list的software,在version tracker找,多數都是要錢。不用錢的,弁鄔MStickies又差不多。
在網上找找,發現原來遠在天邊近在眼前的iCal有很好的To Do List弁遄C屌!我真的不會用Mac。而我最想說的是,iCal原來可以咁用。
NB: 本來上面的Screen Cap不想用png,而試用jpeg2000(jp2)。因為我覺得,要一個format普及都要人試下用。當然,Safari可以正常開到。可是,Open-source兄弟Browser Firefox和Camino都不能顯示出來。但我永不會關心IE會否開得到。
希望Firefox都可快點正式支援jpeg2000吧。
jpeg2000圖像在這裡,我覺得jp2的image quality比較好(可能因為可以embed ICC profile),而且file size細了一點(jp2: 56k, png: 80k) 。

12:04 - Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005

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