2013/03/31

monster

(Me and Snow.Sapporo University)

Finished reading this comic in two days. The story is so interesting and dramatic that I just couldn't help but keep reading it. It's been a long time that I didn't find good comic books; however....it seems that I should focus on other things now..instead of reading comics.

AVPlayer and AVAudioPlayer on iOS

(Polderpark.Netherlands)
I like the bright color in this picture. Although this photo was taken almost 10 years ago, the image quality is so great that I still can't believe it's taken by a cheap camera at that time.

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It's easy to play and control local mp3 files by using AVAudioPlayer. However, if someone wants to stream playing mp3 files from the internet, he should try AVPlayer instead.

Spend most of my time trying to find a remote mp3 for testing. Too bad that I just can't even find one. Eventually, I gave up searching on the internet. Instead, I use following python command to create a simple http server locally on my mac:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer
 
 

2013/03/28

Starbuck 2011

(Annecy.France)

結局還蠻不錯的。
不過加拿大的法文腔聽起來幾乎全部不懂呀…

REF:
IMDB link

Macbook Pro Freezes When USB Plugged In

(Touchen.Taiwan)
Symmetry brings harmony.

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Encountered this problem for a while. It bothers me a lot although it does nothing harm. Well...the solution is quite simple, but hard to find by myself: just uninstall "Android File Transfer" app!! Don't know why this app causes the symptom. I am glad that I don't have to keep moving around on the touch panel to make sure I re-gain the control of mouse movement while pluging anything into usb port.


REF:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4509069?start=0&tstart=0

2013/03/27

App程式設計入門 iPhone . iPad

(Taipei.Taiwan)

這本書寫得很淺顯易懂,
但缺點是,每一個章節都是點到為止,
而且用字有點太過白話。
做為第一本iOS入門書還不錯,
只是想要深入了解iOS programming,或是要可查詢的工具書的話,
要再多買幾本書才行。

REF:
博客來連結

Dans la maison

(Toronto.Canada)
Haven't thought that I would be able to have a biz trip to Canada, let alone a city in the middle area of it.
Toronto is a clean city which is suitable for living, for sure.
I like the clear sky and freezing temperature in winter.

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不是很好看。
一個教文學的老師看到一個作文不錯的小朋友,
開始逐步引導他怎麼寫,
漸漸地,小說內容和現實世界之間的界線模糊了。

REF:
IMDB 連結

Priceless

(New York.US)
Look remotely, it's a picture of woods;
Once you get closer to it, you will find it's made up of newspaper strips.
Very creative piece.
I like the deepness of the work.

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木村拓哉主演。女主角沒有很正,
倒是演次角的女生外型比較搶眼。
這部日劇還是很日本,鼓勵人向上,
透過主角楔而不捨的意志力,逐漸地感化每個人。
雖然主角似乎有點積極過了頭,
但也總比看台灣連續劇亂七八糟灑狗血劇情來得好。

REF:
官網

Objective-C 2.0 iPhone/iPad/Mac OS X 程式設計講座

(田子坊.Shanghai.China)
Brought ex-colleague to visit this old district in Shanghai.
It's full of exotic atmosphere while wandering around.
Sitting in the coffee shop by the street corner, you can't even tell whether you're in western countries or somewhere else.
Walking-by passengers are visitors from around the world.

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這本書翻譯的不是很好,看得有點頭昏。
加上年代有點久,有些章節在新的平台上應該有更好的作法了。
應該找本新一點的書來看才是。

REF:
博客來連結

操作介面設計模式

(Annecy.France)
Relaxing on a boat trip in Annecy lake.
What a life.

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這本書整理得很好,把常見的UI模式都整理了出來,而且一個個說明優缺點。
雖然沒辦法從中學習到如何完整地搭起讓使用者喜歡或是順手的介面,
但是可以做為工具書,需要時拿出來做參考。
本書主要是以網頁的元件為主,如果也能有本書是專門在描述手機平台的,
那就更好了。
另外,這本書真是不便宜啊…得要多翻個幾次才夠本。

REF:
博客來連結

How to find and turn on USB debugging mode in Android 4.2 and higher

(Paris.France)
Tranquille dans la ville de belle Paris.

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While trying a certain app recently released by a company that I had interviewed with, it crashed every time I triggered it. I wanna get the logs for them to do further investigation. Howevever, I couldn't find the developer option in my Galaxy Nexus with android 4.2.2. Not sure why; I did some search on the internet. Seemd that google thought it's not so useful for normal users so they just hide it from settings app by default. If this feature is required by developers or someone boring enough, just like me, they can always find the solution on the internet: You can enable/disable it whenever you desire by going to “Settings” -> “Developer Options” -> “Debugging” ->” USB debugging”.

Voila, I can successfully get logs by using adb logcat now.

REF:
http://dottech.org/87439/how-to-unlock-usb-debugging-mode-on-android-4-2-jelly-bean-and-higher-guide/

2013/03/23

Pitch Perfect

(Muzha.Taipei)
吃完午餐,散散步。

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喜歡電影劇情裡有唱歌或是跳舞。
雖然情節很老套,但是光聽整部電影裡不停的唱歌,
就覺得很享受。

2013/03/22

The Complete Idiot's Guide to LinkedIN

(Central park.New York)

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看了好像沒有什麼用處 ,可能是我太idiot了吧。

REF:
Amazon Link

2013/03/20

LimeChat -- Mac上的irc軟體

(MatuShima.Japan)
因為雲層過厚,沒得看太陽從港口中間出來,
但是看看金邊的雲,享受陽光漸漸征服黑音,佔滿整個天空的感覺
讓人覺得很舒服。

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最近比較有空(應該是非常有空),再回來玩玩Open Source吧。
加入irc先。

REF:

2013/03/11

人心

(Osaka.Japan)
水母漂

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買車,沒想到是件這麼容易踩到地雷的事。
在這個資訊如此透明的時代,竟然還可以利用人的無知,
來大口大口的吸別人辛苦的血汗錢。
不知道有沒有什麼好的方式可以讓整個制度透明化,
不要讓廣大的買車民眾再這麼傍偟無助了。

2013/03/09

考過SCJP

(Flower Festival.Taipei)
好像是霜降牛肉牛包出來的花。
如果可以一片片花瓣摘下來,丟到鍋裡變肉片,那該有多好。

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昨天忙著看世界精典棒賽中日之戰,前幾天則是忙著面試的事,
今天早上的SCJP考試,完全是在還沒唸完半本書前就硬著頭皮上場的。
除了有看完Java技術手冊的官網投影片外,就做了那麼幾十題的考題。
報名是在兩週前的,
一方面想要給自己一點時間壓力,讓自己可以更加投入一點,因為報名費不便宜,
另一方面是想順便再覆習一下Java的基礎概念。
邊看邊覺得,好多考題和概念太detail,
其實eclipse寫下去一compile就知道有沒有問題,
沒事用人腦來當compiler,實在是沒有這個必要。
不過,既然報名費都繳了,
還是乖乖地看看書比較實在,再抱怨也沒用。

好在,低空飛過及格邊緣,這錢,應該不算白花的吧。

2013/03/04

如何在中國以外地區撥打中國移動服務電話

(Central Park.New York)
若不是出差,怎會有機會來紐約呢?
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人不在大陸,卻又想開通門號的國際漫游時,怎麼辦呢?
在大陸時,一般都會撥打10086進行門號功能的操作和設定;
出了大陸,連訊號都收不了了,光從手機大概是沒辦法再完成任何設定變更。

這時,其實可以用skype或是別隻手機打下面的電話來操作:
+8613800100186
這是北京的服務電話,打過去後,會幫你轉接到對的省份的服務單位。
只要你還記得你原本的門號服務密碼,就一樣可以做一些設定。
 
REF:
http://zhidao.baidu.com/question/89313813.html 

騎士團長殺人事件 --村上春樹

今年的日文小說看完了。篇幅很長,但規模不大,故事都繞著幾個主要的人物。情節裡有些超現實的場景,但最後卻讓人有點意猶未盡,因為有些想搞懂的疑點,在還沒講清之前就結束了。