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Return of The King Extended Edition

Finally, the full sets of Lord of The Ring Extended Edition (12 DVDs) was arrived! Wow! ^O^ And I have just finished the Extended Edition (EE) of Return of The King. After compared the price of the local edition and the amazon’s region 1 edition, I decided to order it from amazon before X’mas.

As many know, the EE of Return of The King add 50 mins more on the theatre edition. Many very short new scene have been added. The first long new scene I saw is the death of Saruman. While Peter Jackson don’t play the chapter of The Scouring of the Shire in the original novel, Saruman need to be died in Isengard. It’s hard to describe how amazing when I first saw the Minas Tirith in the theatre. The EE also add few more amazing shot of the great white city. ) Many shot are added to describe the thought of few characters, likes the self-abasement of Theoden, the guilt of Gandalf on sending Frodo to an impossible journal and the adamantine of Aragorn.

The one I would like to complain is the scene of the conversation between Eowyn and Merry. Eowyn was tried to take Merry to Gondor and hide in the Rohan army. However, she took off her helm during the conversation which let every body know a girl was in the army. Besides, the EE never explain why Denethor is so insane and even don’t mention that he also own a Palantíri. Another big bug is that it didn’t mention why all the horses disappear and the number of soldier drop a lot suddenly during Aragon fight in front of the Black Gate.


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I’m back

Yes, I’m back but now in Zhuhai again. I had arrived HK around 4:30am on 5th July (I saw Greece holding the cup when I back home) and online around 6:00am. But I’m busy to setup my photo gallery and haven’t wrote anything til now. So, I haven’t mention that where I have gone. I take some AL and goto Silk Road for vacation. From 26th June to 4th July, “9″ days trip. And I haven’t online for more then 9×24 hours - my new record.

Indeed, I decided I should have a vacation this summer long time ago but never confirm the date and location. One of my choice is London. Coz I would like to watch Les Miserable again. A Musical trip which is attractive enough to make me throw out everything and take a real rest. But Raymond and Danny, my friends in PolyU Drama Society, ask me if I would like to goto Silk Road with them in mid-June. Then I decide postpone my Musical trip to next year.


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失眠、養生、健康……

哈!又是這樣!每次辛勞趕工完畢,以為疲倦會乞令帶我早點入睡,結果反而百般思緒湧上心頭而久久不能入 寐。原以為未有放在心上的事又突然湧現。我不慣於去淡忘,或者從不喜歡去淡忘。我就是那種「閒來回頭回望去追憶去,邊笑邊哭喝啖酒」的那種人。

結果昨晚一口氣把近幾月進度慢得近乎停頓【 Lord of The Rings】讀了近四章,讀完了第三冊 (Gandolf 帶著 Pinpin 趕去 Minas Tirith) ,也下載了中文譯版去翻看因字太深而未能完全理解的幾個小節。

我的腦子總是沒有一陣子可以停下來,總是有一大堆東西在轉來轉去。早前【 鏗鏘集】大談養生,提到一位 OL 因為工作壓力太大而令身體出現問題。長期對著電腦,每晚工作至最早八時多,回家了還工作或想著工作的事,睡前腦袋未有安寧,很典型香港人的情況。我雖不是一位工作狂 (不過也有些朋友這樣地稱呼我,其實我只能說是一個電腦狂、偶會執於完成一些責任及總未能把自己工作時間和私人時間分開的偏執狂罷了!),但生活方式也有過之而無不及。就算不是忙工作,腦中仍有一大堆無謂事在轉過不停,所謂閒時讀物和電影也仍以思考性為主。有時我總會懷疑自己人生中究竟有幾多時閒可以叫放鬆。當然,這種說法有點誇張。但偶然我也會想想是否把自己拉得太緊,想了又想,結果腦袋又多了件東西在轉。

結果那位 OL 轉了另一份工,準時回家,回家後也不在對住電腦。那特輯也介紹了幾位因為身體出現各種毛病而改變生活方式學習氣功、Yoga 等活動的人。現時我的身體還未出現什麼嚴重問題,但體力早已大不如前,飛蚊症、睡眠質素差這些問題當然有。但如果說到要大改生活方式,我仍不以為以。減少用電腦時間這項自然是不太可能。我也不太願意因為要放鬆自己而減少思考的時間。

我倒算叫喜歡和欣賞老子的學說,但實從未有接納過當中一些思想。大概我一直都信奉每個人都是人生舞台的一個角色。大角色又好,小嘍囉又好,對這場戲都有一定作用。沒有配角,主角亦發揮不了光芒。 沒有失敗者的教訓,也沒有成功的機會和可貴。可以做到大角色可能是好事,但最重要的是找到自己的角色和做好的角色。不求成功,只求有用心去盡力去做過,這大概就是我對自己人生的要求和目的。

Zunix 曾說到我原來是個浪漫主義者,有趣的是在9types.com的心理分析中,我得分最高的是 Type 4 - Romantic 。我確實就是那種喜歡有些事在心中激蕩的人,受不了停頓,受不了為生存而生存的生活方式。總是需要有些自己相信或享受的事去該自己奮鬥,亦懶於花一秒時間在非與知性有關的事上。

碰巧早前和朋友的聚會,話題頗大部份談到自然療法、『氣功』(括著當然有意思)、水晶、前世今生和 Newage 等等。以前曾有朋友以為我對這類事必抱抗拒心態,大概我經常都對非科學擺出一種不屑的姿態 (其實真正令我不屑的是那些堅信盲從或自視過高的人的態度),但一般我都抱著知多無損的心態去聽。加上講述的人是阿偉 (我對這位朋友的表達能力一向是十分佩服,總會捉到一些很細微的事而將之表達得十分有趣) ,我倒樂意做個拎聽者。談話當中自然又令我將之和以上提到的事串聯運轉。不過令我再次重新檢視自己的是看到兩位朋友(一對夫婦)的疲態,一位大概因為懷孕,一位因為肝有問題。兩位都我中學校友,還記得男的是那時陸運會經常聽到得獎名字的,對他身體出現問題多少有點意外。也剛好接住的週日晚,偶然看到明珠台放的一個關於減肥餐單的,也不免重新思考自己的健康問題。

我很少在意自己的體重。亦基於種種原因,近年對自己重量亦採取懶得去理的心態,但偶然都會想想應該有點節制。上週過磅的重量是 73-74 公斤, BMI 到 23.6 ,對亞洲人來說算過高。開始找到一些理由去調節一下自己的飲食習慣及運動量且看可以堅持多久。當然,不要以為我會去節食,不要以為我找一些減肥餐單的資料,不要以為我走去做 gym 。一方面我對這方面的需要還不高,另一方面亦厭惡一些商業大於實際的無聊事。我只會採取我認為最自然的方法去做。 ;p

P.S. 很多括號、很多支線因為這是非線性年代! XDDD 其實因為我的思緒一向都沒有條理 -P


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The Lord of the Swirls and types of woman

In Amaya’s Fotopage, I found some great Debian wallpapers!! "One swirl to rule them all".

From Andrew Lee’s blog, I found a page talk about types of woman.


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Blog 拾趣: CSS Template, *zip 比較, Debian 車 , vim

Amayita 的 blog 找再一張 Debian 車和一張開性別歧視的圖片。

Sun JDK 在 Debian

Torsten Curdt 找到了一篇詳細講解 如何在 Debian 上安 Sun JDK 的文章 ,我記得在台灣 DebianWiki 中也有一篇

圖像化瀏覽歷史

一班 Mac 愛好者開發了一個支援很有趣的追溯瀏覽歷史方式的瀏覽器,把用一個流程圖顯示 你的瀏覽歷史,每個網頁都用其縮圖代表。(SSL 的網頁可以用將縮圖糢糊化或用其他圖示取替) 應該很實用。可惜這瀏覽器只在 MacOS X 上運行。

CSS Template

Gregor J. Rothfuss 看到一個不錯的 CSS 網站, 收集不少 CSS Templates 。該站原只有德文版,現提供了英文版,不過那些 CSS Tempates 似乎還未移過 英文版,所以要拿 template 時要在 url 去刪去 en/

Drupal 主站看到 Gnome Angalore ,有不少篇排似乎值得借鏡。

gzip 對 bzip2 對 rzip

另外,亦由 Planet Apache 看到幾個人在為 gzip 、 bzip2 及 rzip 做表現測試。似乎 rzip 都是一個不錯的壓縮工具。

Ent!?

這張相片上的是樹人嗎!?

vim

由某個 blog 看到 vim 也不一定文字編輯器。


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第十大行星及 LoTR Musical

有留意其他新聞都知終於成功發現第十大行星 Sendra 。和冥王星一樣,Sedra 的軌道並非和其他八行星同一平面。

Sedna 本身是 Inuit (住在加拿大北部,即愛斯基摩人)神話中的女海神,亦掌管動物, 特別是海豹之類。而神話中,海豹、海獅及鯨魚是由 Sedna 的手指變成。

另一樣有趣的是 Lord of The Rings 會被改編成三小時半的音樂劇, 預計將在明天於倫敦公映。原著中有很多詩和短歌,改編成音樂劇也可能不 錯。不過 orkut 有不少人都覺得難以想像如 LoTR 變成意樂劇會變成怎樣, 有人亦不敢想像 Orcs 唱歌的情景。

另外,我在上周六把手上的 notebook ,換了 2.6.4 。


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Jogging and english novel

I have begin to jog every morning when I’m in zhuhai. I’m not intent to lose some body fat but having some sport is better for me. I wish I can keep it.

Besides, I think I haven’t mention that I had already finish the fellowship of the rings last week. Ok, I know I’m very slow but it is a good start for me. Have I told that I haven’t read more then 2 chapter of any english novel since I left my secoundary school (I can only finish tech/sci english book). LoTR is already a record for me and I sure that it will be my first finished english novel.

With the help of PDA, I think I will keep finish at least 1 english fiction per 2 month in future.


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Fellowship of the Ring

My progress on LoTR is pretty slow. I have already finished the book I (that Frodo reach Rivendell) before the lunar new year. But I spend some time to read the chinese version of the Book I to re-cap some detail that I miss. ;P I just finish the chapter IV of Book II, A Journey in the Dark. Now they are being attacked by orcs and troll in Moria. Ho, the fall of gandralf is near.


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debianhk theme

Created a new theme named debianhk based on Interlaced, can display 3 cols on front page, 2 cols in other pages.

Add a new user role translator who can do the translation jobs for DebianHK.

Finish chapter 8 of LoTR Book I - The Fog of Barrow-downs yesterday night. The hobbits have arrived the Prancing Pony Inn. But I try to go back and read the Prologue.


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More Books arrived

Last time, I have told you that I have order some books form Amazon. Some of them have arrived recently. They include The Missing Piece meets the Big O, the second series of The Missing Piece I mention last time, Effective Project Management, Web Site Usability, The Usability Engineering Lifecycle and Bugs in Writing.

U know, my mum and my sister pretty enjoy the missing piece series. However, my dad read nothing but only the price of the book. >_< OK, u can imagine what his reaction.

The Book Bugs in Writing talk about the common mistakes , on grammar or style, that always existed in the articles written by techno people. Yup, I would like to improve my English writing, so I bought it. Let see whether I have any improve! ^_*


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