Saturday, June 27, 2009

去年的這時候,剛到一個新環境,也剛脫離一整年的「家裏蹲」生活。當時極度渴望認識新朋友,一來想說要從0開始建立新生活圈;二來也期待是否能遇到好女孩。於是不管是怎樣的人,只要新見面的人都積極的去認識、互留資料。

今年此刻,見到新來的新生、學妹,竟然心中只有一個「累」字。

Sunday, June 21, 2009

學妹...

台灣同學會某正妹朋友說她大學學妹今年要過來我們學校當新生。

結果今天副會長說「妳那學妹把同學會每一個男生都加了MSN跟Facebook,女生都沒加耶,妳有沒有提供資料給她阿?」
那正妹朋友說「沒有耶」

我聽到,說「這麼說來我不是男的嚕」
副會長「好啦,碩班男生好嗎?」

原來,積極佈線的學妹忽略了我,囧
(迷之音:難道她沒聽說,這邊男的都死會了嗎?這存在感比較低的研究生是例外XD)

好吧,上次看朋友Facebook上的學妹照片時說人家「化妝有點濃」是我的錯XDDDDD

Friday, June 19, 2009

Yellowstone

Some links to sites that would suggest some unusual points of interest in Yellowstone. I want to visit some places that your typical tourist wouldn't visit.

By the way, maybe it would be fun to think outside of the tourist mindset:
Think not where are the most popular points of interests, but what I want to see, what I want to do...... What I want to get from this trip. I want stories of experience from a trip, not just checking out points as if collectibles. Maybe someday you meet a new friend: "Oh I've also been to Yellowstone" Your typical tourist would say "I went to here, here and here", and the new friend would go, "Oh, I also went to here, here and here". Yet it would be great if you said, "oh, I did this crazy thing there and saw this and that..." Stories are always better then bullet points.

Hmm... I want to try kayaking or rafting, swimming in the wild, hiking in the backcountry. And if I could find a foldable mountain bike, definitely want to try that too, in the REAL Wild, Wild West.

Info on bears
I guess I scared someone with a book that's intended to be funny...... (oooh, bears love that Sneakers bar in your pocket......) so here's some information on how to avoid bears:
Yellowstone backcountry
Backcountry planner (pdf file, this contains the best, complete instructions)
Short intro on Bear encounters
I guess we should get some bear spray (pepper spray)

Info & documents to get hold of
  • A good map
  • Bear info (got it)
  • Backcountry permit
  • Wolf observation sheet
  • Watching Yellowstone & Grand Teton Wildlife by Todd Wilkinson

Monday, June 15, 2009

時間管理

我需要找到有效利用時間方式,減少閒晃時間,不然積欠工作越來越多,壓縮到休閒時間。

Friday, June 12, 2009

Being on the under dog network is fantastic

People always complain about Sprint customer service, and people were leaving in droves.

I did the opposite, I signed up for Sprint when they are in the most need for customers. I guess they've learned their lesson, I've just got the best customer service call experience, ever. Very easy to reach a real human to answer questions, representative was nice and helpful, call was picked up after just one ring tone, and problem was resolved in minutes.

Now that is respect.

In contrast, Verizon DSL is the worst.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Palm Pre is a huge disapointment.

  • It lags just as bad as the iPhone, albeit much better then the G1
  • The apps/functions that come with the device right out of the box is only half of that of similarly priced feature phones
  • It takes at least 5 seconds to launch the calculator (typical app launch time, partly due to the fact that Sprint's demo video is running in the background, wanting to launch it self every 5 minutes)
  • Multitasking is great, but it runs out of memory fast
  • It's very difficult to select text for copy & paste, even harder to figure the short cut to do the copy & paste. To copy a sentence, to takes me 2 secs on my Palm OS Clie, 3 secs on a Sony Ericsson flip phone (that's just $50 with T-mobile contract), but 30 secs on a Palm Pre. 25secs of that is just to get the touch screen to select the right segment of text.
  • There's only 2 language options: English & Español
  • The PDF reader & document reader is only for email attachments, you cannot download a PDF file from the browser and read it (no paper reading on this phone)
  • WebOS 1.01 still has some bugs, the copy & past short cut doesn't work

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

室友一二事

室友跟一個已經回日本的postdoc接收了一整套日文「20世紀少年」漫畫,現在那整套在我們客廳。這種複雜的漫畫雖然以前看中文版很爽,日文版超複雜超難懂的啊。

搬家時,搬了一整箱啤酒跟兩大袋的米過來。兩袋米裝滿了一個大型登山背包(塞得下睡袋帳篷跟一整個月份衣服的那種背包)orz 本來以為搬家前先把家中食物吃完是基本常識,原來只是自己的習慣。

日本有個小說家筆名「馳 星周」,室友也是有一整套。這筆名會不會太搞笑了?日文小說,就算整句都會念,整段的意義我還是看不懂啊~

原來以米飯為主食是這樣啊,日本人三餐全都吃飯,電子鍋的定時功能是睡前可以先洗好米放進去,早上起床時自動煮好,配些香鬆、醬菜就是早餐了。我這早餐偷懶吃麵包、麥片的輸了orz

青菜用滾水燙過,加點醬油、醋、麻油、一整包柴魚片,就是一道簡單的菜了耶,好神奇啊。

在我的小蘇打粉戰勝室友的五大包小魚乾之前,我已經習慣了冰箱中的魚味了orz

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Goodbye Jay Leno~

Last Friday's NBC "Tonight show" was the last day of Jay Leno hosting the show. Jay was host for the past 17 year, ever since I've know the show existed.

See it here if you are in the US