《再見瓦城》

之前澳門有得睇《再見瓦城》,但可惜有事去唔到。終於喺香港睇咗。唔知點形容。唔係娛樂片(好明顯),唔可以用"好睇"嚟形容。但睇得好入神,節奏好慢但好切合個故事,好多嘢諗,有啲畫面我重好記得,好想睇多次。就係咁。

Bring out the best

Choose only the best when finding a partner? Shopping or investment?

Look only at the best in the partner? Bias?

Choose the good (may not be the best),
  look at the good (and acknowledge something not so good), and
  bring out the best in the partner?

This may be love ... I think.

There is a lot to learn in love. :)

On hearing aids ...

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 most annoying things about hearing aids

My sharing, related to this interesting article.

3) I hate noisy environments. When alone,  I can turn the hearing aids off or switch to a low-volume mode. But with friends,  I need to concentrate and rely more on lip reading. This can't be avoided. Places with delicious food tend to be places with lots of people, naturally. :)

5) I keep spare batteries in my belt bags which I always carry. Can't take the risk. :)

6) The reason that I changed to in-the-canal model is not about appearance. My sweat was the main reason that my former behind-the-ear hearing aids got wet and then malfunctioned, nearly once every year. Perhaps BTE models are now better in water resistance?

8) The hearing aids are so expensive that I never used them while playing sports. [Like the author, I used to play football too, :)]

"Stupid questions not to ask a disabled person - Defying the Label Season" - BBC Three


An interesting video. I discussed with a friend a few days ago about what it means to be "normal" for people with disabilities. I cannot speak for others. I can only speak for me.

Feeling comfortable to talk about hard of hearing, like many other daily life issues people talk about, is the normal life I want.

Telling me that I am "normal" and treating me as a "normal" person, as if I were *not* hard of hearing, this is *not* normal.

Avoiding to talk about disabilities is *not* normal.

Love

Sometimes, what we have is not a problem to solve, but a person to love.

(This came to my mind when thinking about an incidence about my son and me. A good reminder.)

如花

今日好攰,食晚飯時,叫完大家食飯,伏咗喺枱。太太話我攰到謝咗。阿仔話:

「爸爸好似花咁。」

停咗。有兩秒鐘,我覺得好感動。^^

感動兩秒後,佢繼續:



「...謝咗。」

 即刻謝返。

(佢應該未識去搞 Gag,唔似係專登,我估係咁啱咁諗。:p )

A newsgroup post 20 years ago

Interesting. Just found out that newsgroup posts are still being stored and available online. I found a message that I posted nearly 20 years ago, asking a question about SPSS 6.0! Time flies!

Think twice before posting anything online. It can stay for a long long long time, maybe till the end of the Internet. :)

每朝七點幾

每朝都會七點幾出門口送小朋友返學,或者去到巴士站,或者出埋去。喺巴士站會見到有人七點幾就返嚟。唔似係年青人,有啲我認得係保安嘅阿姐阿哥,所以我估喺返工多。去等餐廳開門食早餐時,又會見到阿姐阿哥一早打掃走廊。

學校嘅正常運作,佢地都有份參與。:)

--- 2016年9月30日 發於面書

唔用面書?

我隱約記得,我好似曾經試過專登一個星期唔上面書,睇下會點。係有得上都唔上,同冇得上或好難上唔同。不過就算真係有,都應該係五六年前嘅事。可惜重未搵到係幾時嘅事,唔知當時點。

不過而家都好難再試,因為社交媒體中嘅“媒體”成份高過“社交”好多,唔上面書,唔係唔社交,係少咗一站式睇各個媒體。

(發呢啲帖,我唔當係“社交”,因為有冇人睇,我都會發,自己留個記錄。:p )

--- 2016年9月28日 發於面書

十年未壞嘅遊戲軚盤

http://support.logitech.com/en_ca/product/momo-racing-force-feedback-wheel

而家科技一日千里,好多嘢都一兩年就淘汰咗。而我呢支,十年以上,而家重用到冇壞,都係一種成就。雖然有一段長時間好少用,可能幾個月先用一陣 :p ,但放咁耐啲膠都唔溶,都算唔話得,夠耐用。

(其實唔係唔想換,係覺得買咗都會好少時間玩,有啲浪費,諗下諗下,由 25 到 27 到 29,都重未覺得化算。)

"Infinity gets boring" ...

When infinity gets boring: What went wrong with No Man’s Sky -- Douglas Heaven, New Scientist

I don't have time for this kind of games. I don't know whether the article is fair in commenting the game. But I find the topic interesting. Variety is not enough. Randomness is not enough. Ironically, we can find variety and randomness boring. So, can we write algorithms that can respond to the players and keep generating content that they find interesting?

Let's think about user-generated content from highly moddable games. Some games can be popular for several years, being kept alive by user-generated mods. Some may not be of professional quality, but (some) users do know what (some) users want.

Then the question is, can we write algorithms that can mod a game in response to an individual user?

A very challenging question. And I think this actually is a psychological question, not a programming one nor AI one.

Where Do I Belong

I wish I had the opportunity to grow up in a community. I know very few people who are hard of hearing. Not because there are few. There are many. However, we do not have a community. Sometimes I envy the Deaf. They have a community. They know where they belong to. Some people I know who are hard of hearing strive to be "normal". But no, we can't be normal if by normal it means being normal in hearing. It is isolating because it is not easy to know where we belong ... and it is not completely up to us. To belong to a community, you need to be accepted.

Maybe I can study this topic. :)

八歲電腦

有部電腦用咗八年,之前間唔中就要試幾次先開到機,或甚至試極都開唔到,過幾個鐘試,又會忽然開到。但就算開到,有時又會入唔到POST畫面。原來佢同時有兩個病,但兩個病嘅病徵又唔係成日出現。我一時大意兼心急,要搞一輪先發現到。一係機箱電源制唔穩定。我用咗咁耐電腦都未時過壞呢樣,早幾日忽然諗起冇檢查呢樣。唔插機箱電源制條線,攞鏍絲批,次次一插就開到,所以推斷係機箱電源制壞。解決咗呢樣,淨返嘅就好辦。拎走晒啲嘢再一件一件插返,原來 RAM 又壞壞地。咁啱早排又問屋企人有冇唔用嘅舊 RAM,攞定啲看門口,所以有 RAM 可以換落去。如果唔係,都幾難買到啱佢嘅 RAM。

搞咗咁耐,呢部八歲嘅機又用得返。佢係真真地嘅舊機,CPU連底板連機箱未換過,本來重有軟碟機,不過早排拆走咗。裝資料嘅硬碟重係行IDE。只係OS硬碟換咗 SSD。

唔知佢重可以再服務幾耐?整佢之前,屋企人都重日日有用佢。:)

一隻多啲耳仔

噚晚一隻耳仔可能開始發炎,腫到助聽器都放唔到,聽嘢又比平時矇,痛到成晚瞓唔著。今朝得返“一隻多啲”耳仔去睇醫生。

意外意外,意料之外。戴唔到助聽器嘅情況,遠比戴唔到眼鏡多。就算冇意外,年紀大,身體始終會慢慢壞。要多啲搵機會練返手語,唔係就會唔記得晒,“手到用時方恨「生」”。 :)

意外意外,意料之外

一向同小朋友出街過馬路,都好守規則。雖然成日要同佢地解釋點解其他人唔守規則,但都堅持。

今日送兩姐弟返學,過馬路前,同細佬講緊嘢,對面嘅人又好似全部過緊嚟,行咗一步,發覺遠方嘅車好似唔停,重有司機揚手示意我過。心諗,冇理由㗎,紅綠燈喎,唔係綠燈咩? 使乜揚手?

阿女話:「紅燈呀!」

即刻返上行人路,同即時讚阿女。

其實成件事都係一兩秒間。

提醒一: 過馬路「前」,唔好傾計。
提醒二: 就算全部人都過,唔等如係綠燈。(不嬲都知,:p , 不過提自己多一次。)
提醒三: 過馬路時,無論乜嘢燈,都要望車嚟嘅方向,有錯都可即時糾錯。
提醒四: 平時再小心,都有出錯機會。就算平時做開,都不妨再提醒下自己,會更小心。
提醒五: 身教有用。

"Harvard to Offer American Sign Language Course in Fall" @ The Havard Crimson

Harvard to Offer American Sign Language Course in Fall @ The Havard Crimson

A good move. There are many language courses in universities. And sign languages *are* languages. Hope more and more universities will deliver courses on sign languages (and I hope I can take them, :p).

阿仔噚日忽然同我講話:「米奇呀!」原來佢係講舊雲。睇落又有啲似。^^ (冇修圖,原汁原味。) (澳門望去氹仔)

「乜嘢係口味唔同?」

噚日接阿仔放學搭巴士時,佢忽然提起Wall-E,話家姐鐘意,佢唔鐘意,佢驚。我話唔緊要,「口味唔同。」
 
跟住佢好認真咁問:「乜嘢係口味唔同?係咪個口有味?」

大人講,係爛 gag。小朋友講,係可愛。^^

《澳門戲院誌》

今日去書局,本來係專登去買另一本書,結果,買咗呢本:《澳門戲院誌


人自拍我被拍?

頭先喺巴士,前排乘客喺度自拍,本來都冇為意,因為我嗰排比前排高,諗住影唔到我。但唔覺意見到自己入咗鏡,下意識舉起揸住嘢嘅左手遮咗一遮。

但係,隻手係揸住手機!當時重好似垂直咗部手機,可能因為諗住覆蓋面大啲。(點解一瞬居然間會諗呢樣嘢?或者因為以前有打開龍門,成日要諗點樣封位啩。:p)

而呢個動作,同影相又差唔多。

而家諗返,人地之後睇返啲相,會唔會誤會咗我拍緊人地自拍?希望唔會啦。

(2016年6月10日貼於facebook)

手語貼圖?

忽發奇想,而家好多社交媒體都有動畫貼圖,唔知有冇人整咗啲動畫角色打手語嘅動畫貼圖?

花王堂街-大三巴街

花王堂街-大三巴街是一段很特別的路。一邊是大三巴,一邊是白鴿巢。兩邊都有人氣,雖然一邊主要是居民,一邊主要是遊客。這段路不算長,但和兩邊是完全不同嘅的世界。這段路亦有人流,但感覺卻比兩邊靜得多。每次到那區,都好像在三個世界穿梭那般。有趣。

澳門花王堂街 https://goo.gl/maps/HgizZdbHNHP2

幫人幫己

今朝送阿女返學,喺巴士有個唔識嘅姨姨好好心,隔幾個位都轉身提我地,話今朝暴雨停課。我即刻睇睇電話,但上唔到教青局網,網上即時新聞又冇報。跟住睇睇家長微信群,原來的確曾經出過通知,但之後又話要返。雖然我唔知姨姨有冇小朋友,但都決定同返個姨姨講。佢又打個電話,跟住就即刻落咗車。

雖然我就行程不變,但姨姨嘅好心,最後反而幫返佢自己。為佢感恩。

補充一:錯有錯着。我今朝要快速叉電話,所以熄咗佢,因此冇收到個錯嘅信息。因為咁,所以冇遲出門口。

補充二:因為我地一上車,個姨姨就話俾我知,我差啲即刻就下一個站落車行返屋企。但太大雨唔想行,諗住遲幾個站再轉車返轉頭。因為咁,反而知道原來發生乜嘢事。

Handheld camera animation in Blender

https://youtu.be/Ho2vCdSzDRA

Wow! A very creative technique! I have been wondering how to simulate handheld camera shaking for a long time. His technique is simple and flexible!

好耐冇病(阿女)

自己病緊,忽然諗起原來阿女好耐冇病到要睇醫生。已經唔記得佢上次同佢睇醫生係幾時。感恩。:)

總會過去

每次普通傷風感冒,辛苦緊有,但都有盼望。就好似爬上一個 normal distribution 或 chi-squared distribution (df > 2)。雖然 SD 或大或少,距離或近或遠,條尾或長或短,但總有到 mode 然後回落嘅一日。

Weekend ...

I want to try something new: As little work as possible on weekend. First, I want to see whether a break, a real one, can enhance efficiency on weekdays. Maybe fewer A and more B would lead to better results in both A and B. So it is still about work: Trying to treat work and leisure not as two parts competing for the same resource, but as two parts that can benefit each other. Second, I should be fair to my family. Ultimately, I can be replaced at work. Many people are replaceable at work. But my role as a member of my family is unique to me and cannot be replaced.

(... but let's see whether I really can stick to this plan. :p)