Monday, 26 May 2008

puzzle warrior ex

兩三年前,電腦雜誌介紹過這手機Java遊戲:Puzzle Warrior Ex,我玩過demo後像上了癮,忍不了手要付十美元買它。當年覺得這個遊戲造得相當不錯,尤其是和自己所接獨過的手機遊戲作比較。它的耐玩性很恰宜:寶石遊戲的玩法雖然重覆但易於上手,設有一個目標(終極大佬),需要玩家投下大量時間去儲道具升Level,比起純綷寶石遊戲,花掉的遊玩時間變得有「意義」。

它的生產商最近好像摺了:Clover Soft的網頁只剩下一個碩大的Logo。又一間Mobile Gaming Company倒下了,可惜呢。

Puzzle Warrior Ex
Puzzle Warrior Ex is the new generation game that combines the puzzle and the RPG game together perfectly.

Author: Clover Soft Co.,LTD.
Version: 1.01
Last Update: December 23rd 2005
Price: USD$9.99
Requirements: approx. 180Kb disk space required.
Support: support@clover-soft.com

Description:
It was long long time ago that the evil army, Death Lord and his henchmen have over powered the Clover World to be in the dark side. They turned everything; happiness liveliness and joyfulness of the people to be contrary. The residents became weak and they were getting died finally. The few survivors have longed for the brave hero who can save the Clover World from evil. It was mentioned in the legend that anyone who can get Death Lord and his followers has to gather 4 gemstones which hided by divinities in different places. Only the hero who is brave and wisdom could possess those marbles and get the great power from them. And whenever the hero appears, all evils will be killed and the Clover World will be in peace again. Puzzle Warrior Ex is the new generation game that combines the puzzle and the RPG game together perfectly. In this game the young knight will travel to many places in Clover World in order to fight the evils and save the world from the dark side.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

dot Mac

今日無啦啦去咗開咗個dot Mac account。睇來過多兩個月之後,以後每年都得付Apple七百八了。

dot mac: (now mobile me)

今日無啦啦去咗開咗個dot Mac account。睇來過多兩個月之後,以後每年都得付Apple七百八了。

別人眼裡的我

早前玩了個遊戲,眾人在背部貼上一張紙,然後大家互相在紙上寫上形容對方的字句。遊戲結束後,我的紙上有以下的一堆文字:

勤力、好笑容、太COOL了!>_<、電話王、好動、觀察入微、做事有條理、打機王、唔好打咁多機啦!、情緒、心大心細、打机王、傻傻地、電腦人才、以及一隻狗腳印。

從字跡推斷,「電腦人才」是燈臣寫的。估計大部分和「打機」有關的都是一些不太認識、甚至不相識的人寫的,純綷因為遊戲前的一個台劇裡,我提到「打機」而矣。重點當然並不是由誰寫,而是在這一大堆形容字句裡,有幾多是真實的呢?

後記:原來燈臣寫的是「打機王」。看來,我估計可能是完全錯了。甭管了,反正我不會曉得誰從哪兒得知我的事情。

Monday, 19 May 2008

Friday, 9 May 2008

msn上的一片血紅

最近MSN裡流傳著一種奇怪的行為,很多人都在自己的稱呼或訊息裡加入(L),以致MSN的視窗裡出現一堆的紅心,多得有點兒恐怖。

到底是哪兒定義或呼籲呢?

我只知道,這種「長稱號」很討厭,因為當我要翻查通話紀錄時,對方很長的名字會使顯示難看。這只是在於「長稱號」,個人訊息是不存進通話紀錄裡。所以「長個人訊息」比「長稱號」要好一點。

總之,就是麻煩啦。

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

四機合一,nokia n82登場

最近帶朋友去買電話,本來打算介紹一部Palm Phone,她卻選了一台Nokia N82。在把玩過真正commercial版,才知道N82的真正能力,原來公司裡頭那部Prototype真的很proto:居然少了Wi-Fi功能。在比較過它的spec,以及下幾台S60機子(N78、N96、6220),覺得這一台N82物有所值(是物有所值,不是物超所值)。在公司裡周圍勸人買機,一個星期,自己跑了去衛訊買機。

今次終於「的起心肝」把以前的一堆「寶貝機」一次過放賣。這樣子的升級,順利的話,還可以說得過去。

Nokia N82現金價:$4130
Trade-in: Nokia E50 ($600), Nokia N70 ($1010), Nokia 6120 ($1100), Olympus Mju-Mini 5MP ($600+?)
鍊金術,四機合一,加八舊幾水,換成比6120操作慢一點、打機卻快一點(註一)、手機的相機升至五百萬蔡司鏡頭、和內存大五倍(註二),除笨有精(卦?) 。所以呢,又到咗變賣家當既時候喇:

1. Olympus Mju-Mini Digital S U-Mini 500萬像數碼相機 (黑色)
2. Bandai MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver 1-5 1-100
3. Photomosaics 500 puzzle - Tiger - 圖中圖

大家幫幫手啦,否則今個月要哽麵飽。

註一、二:
6120 Single CPU @369Mhz, ~20 MB Free Executable Memory
N82 Dual CPU @ 332 MHz, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator, ~90 MB Free Executable Memory

註三:真係有點唔捨得N70,更加唔捨得部6120,其實6120真係比N82好用(以日常使用和按鍵),就是會出現內存不足、打機返應慢(一點)、和相機鏡頭廢得很。N82的GPS少用,它的Wifi…其實我張SIM卡無啦啦一個月有200MB data service quota,沒有Wifi也有GPRS可以用(雖然還未完全肯定)。所以,N82唯一令人高興的,就是它的5MP Carl Zeiss鏡頭了。

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Saturday, 3 May 2008

中風判斷法

前日收到朋友轉發的電郵,似乎是很有用的一篇文章。


Stroke - 中風
有個朋友,在一次烤肉聚會當中絆倒了,摔了一跤,
A friend once fell down suddenly in a BBQ party.
旁邊的朋友建議找醫護人員,
People around suggested her go to the hospital,
但她很確定自己沒事, 只是穿了新鞋被磚塊絆了一下罷了。
But she reassured that nothing's wrong with herself, except having fallen down due stepping on a piece of brick in a pair of new shoes.
她還有點危危顫顫站立不穩的時候,
While she was still shivering, not standing firm,
朋友們幫她清洗乾淨, 又為她盛了一盤食物,
Friends helped her clean up her body, and got a plate of food for her,
她就跟著大家一起享受接下來的時光了。
So afterwards, she happily enjoyed the rest of time with the company.
她的先生後來打電話通知j恣A
Later on, her husband called to tell these friends,
她被送到醫院,傍晚六點,就過世了,
She has been sent to the hospital at last, and she passed away at 6 PM only,
原因是她在烤肉聚餐的時候中風。
Which cause was a stroke to her during the BBQ party.
如果他們懂 得辨識中風的癥兆,
If they! know ho w to identify the symptoms of a stroke,
她現在也許還跟我們在一起。
She might still be staying with us ......
有些人不會死,
Some people do not die,
但結局處於無助無望的景況中。
However the result is in even helpless and disparate condition.
只需要花一分鐘的時間讀完這篇文章,
It only takes one minute to read this article.
腦神經外科醫師說,
A neurosurgeon says :
如果他能在三小時之內接觸到中風患者,
If he can reach a patient in 3 hours after a stroke attack,
他就可以將中風! 的後果完全扭轉過來。/SPAN>
He can alter the stroke consequences completely.
訣竅就是辨識診斷出中風的問題,
The trick is how to diagnose a stroke,
並讓病患在三小時之內接受醫療,
And let the patient have treatment within 3 hours after a stroke.
而這是很難的。
Bu this s very difficult.
辨識中風
To diagnose a stroke
感謝上帝讓我們記住 STR 三步驟,
Thank god for allowing us to remember 3 simple steps : STR
請閱讀並學習 !
Please read and learn !

有時候中風的癥兆很難辨認,
Sometimes it's not easy to identify a stroke,
不幸的是,缺乏警覺就會帶來災難。
Yet unfortunately, it will bring disaster without proper alert.
身邊的人辨認不出中風的徵兆,
If people around a stroke patient are not able to tell a stroke,

The stroke patient will suffer from serious brain injury.
醫生說,旁人只要問三個簡單的問題,
A doctor says, if surrounding people can just ask 3 simple questions,
就可以辨識中風:
It is possible to diagnose a stroke.
S : (smile) 要求患者笑一下
Ask the patient to smile
T : (talk) 要求患者說一句簡單的句子 (要有條理,有連貫性),例如G今天天氣晴朗。
Request the patient say a simple sentence (must be reasonable and
consecutive),e.g. The weather is sunny today.
R : (raise) 要求 患者舉起雙手
Ask the patient to raise both hands at the same time
注意 Note:另外一項中風癥兆是: 要求患者伸出舌頭,如果舌頭「彎曲」或偏向一邊,那也是中風的徵兆
One more diagnose method of stroke is : Tell the patient to extrude his tongue. If the tongue is bending or leaning towards one side, that is also a symptom of stroke.
上面四個動作,患者如果有任何一個動作做不來,就要立刻打 999 !!!並且把症狀描述給接線者聽。
Above are 4 steps.?In case a patient can't do either one of such gestures, you should dial 999 !!!
心臟科醫師說,
A cardiac surgeon says :
收到這封電函的人, 若能將它轉寄給 10 個人,
Whenever a person forwards this message to 10 other persons,
就至少可以救一條命。
It can safe save at least one life


其實這篇文章是否從中學教科書抄出來的呢?頗有那種閱讀理解的文章的風格,尤其是每一句都被翻譯了。

Thursday, 1 May 2008

MobileSync Browser (for iPhone)

http://homepage.mac.com/vaughn/msync/

Every time syncing the iPhone, iTunes creates backup of information such as SMS, Notes, application and even recent call history. MobileSync Browser let you look at them and copy for archive or reference purpose, but not for data recovery.

For details, please visit the website.

Installer problem in iPhone 1.1.4

Recently, the Installer in my iPhone (1.1.4) stop working properly. Everything I try to install an application, it will says "Main script execution failed." I followed suggestions online to repair the permission of Installer. Nope, not working. I followed the instruction to download wget, which is used to re-download Installer, the file is always 0 bytes.

It has been stop working for week. Until I found something new today: reinstall the Installer. Open Installer, select Uninstall, select Installer under Utilities. The usual Uninstall button become Reinstall. When I click it, it said "Not enough space, free at least 512KB". I said, what!? I'm pretty sure I've 600 MB free space left. What's wrong?

Then I read a quote of a post in Mac Rumors Forum (here). It said, originally Posted by germen:

I highly recommend to install both "Community Sources" and "BossTool" (in "Utilities" category) and run the "Free Disk Space" inside BossTool in order to relocate Fonts, Ringtones and Applications to the main disk partition and be able to install a lot of applications without space lack problems. Note: do it in the recommended order first Fonts, then Ringtones and Applications at last.

I used to think that BossTool is some tools to avoid being spot by boss that we are playing on iPhone instead of using it for work (what kind of work can be done on iPhone?). I never try until now. And here is the reasoning, which I use the BossTool fixed my iPhone (copy from BossTool):


After I moved Fonts, Ringtones (I didn't download any), and Applications, 125 MB is free. I now feel that iPhone is very like a PDA - with so little of memory space.