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blog.xychen.org

Blog of Roy Chan - Blogging again

I have migrated all my blog including some comments from xychen.org and DebianHK to blog.xychen.org and now it is running WordPress

Gnome 2.6 Usability 報告和 OpenSync

由 Jeff Waugh 的網站看到這 User Instinct 刊出了一份 Gnome 2.6 的 Usability 測試執告

Freedesktop 新了個專案 OpenSync旨在架構一個同步化 framework 的標準。

Release Cycle

It is said that Debian Release Cycle is the longest among those major GNU/Linux distros and the package in stable release is very old. Sometime ago, I collect the release date of Debian and make a table.

Ver. Name Date Period Packages. Developers Features
1.1 Buzz 1996-06   474   2.0 kernel, fully ELF, dpkg
1.2 Rex 1996-12 6m 848 120  
1.3 Bo 1997-07 7m 974 200  
2.0 Hamm 1998-07 1y 1500+ 400+  
2.1 Slink 1999-03-09 8m ~2250   Add Alpha and sparc support
2.2 Potato 2000-08-15 1y 5m 3900+ 450+ Add PowerPC & ARM
3.0 Woody 2002-07-19 1y11m 9000+ ~1000 Add HP, PA-RISC, IA-64, MIPS, MIPS (DEC)
3.1 Sarge 2004-08? 2y      

Surprised me that the release cycle is slowing down in recent releases because of the increasing of supporting architecture. Debian policy stated they will try to backport security fix rather update on stable release to confirm the while debian is as stable as possible. Therefore, it is better to compare the release cycle with Redhat Adv. Server (RHAS) and SuSE Enterprise Server. The release cycle of RHAS is around 12-18 month.

bookmarks

Many discussion about the spatial way of Gnome 2.6:

Found a ssh client for Palm.

Here is a site collection some case of migrate to firefox.

Some article stated that digital data have shorter life:

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 9x24 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.

Sunday wirless (wifi) broadband

Wow, just got an adv SMS from Sunday. They start to offer wireless broadband services in HK. HK$50/month for unlimited access!! Most AP located in KFC now. Bandwidth is 6Mbps for download and 650kbps for upload, not fast but seem enough!

I will have a vacation tomorrow

I will have a vacation start from tomorrow and won't be Hong Kong til 5th July.

PDF "瀏覽" 程式

最近幫一些自由軟件作介面翻譯,當翻到一個 PDF reader,看見上一手翻作 "PDF 瀏覽程式" ,下意識上總覺得不妥。結果十多年來首次去翻查中文詞典,發覺 "瀏覽" 主要指大略看一看的意思。心想用 "瀏覽程式 " 指 brower 還算可以,指 "PDF reader" 則怪怪的。雖則很多人都是把 pdf 印出來才閱讀,PDF reader 對他們來說只是一個供預覽的工具。不過真的在電腦上閱讀 PDF 書籍的人也不說,"瀏覽" 這字是否不大適合呢? 我倒偏向翻譯成 "閱覽" ,不過還未決定。

回應: 正字遊戲 - Deki

My home IPMasq box

Finally, I have reinstall my home ipmasq box to debian Sarge. (It is a Mandrake previously, while once a upon of time I want to try Mandrake 7.x for teaching and haven't time to upgrade it for years) Alas that it is a pretty old box (AMD K6, bought in 1999) and I haven't touch it physically for long time, the CD-ROM drive is dirty and fail to boot any Debian Installer within my finger except the BBC Linux 2.1. Therefore, I decided to install the sarge via debootstrap. It is interest and great. May be I would write some article about it later. Beside, I found galternatives enter Sid yesterday, it's also the time for me to write something about update-alternatives.

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。我也不太願志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。大慨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,這大慨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,大慨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,一位大慨因為懷孕,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不條理 Sticking out tongue

FireFox 0.9 及其新 Theme

Ben Goodger 在其 blog 提到 FireFox 0.9 已差不多可以發佈了,預計這幾天會有第一個 RC 出現。這個版本會有一個新主題佈景 (Theme) 。

朋友聚會

上週五晚和一班朋友 (TOM/新城 舊同事)吃飯。以往逢週五晚有聚會,我都先回家把放滿五日衣服的背包和電腦袋放下,沖個身才出來。這次因為是吃晚飯關係,約得比較早,落船後拿著兩袋東東急急忙忙跑過去。

說實,我一直都並不太喜歡一大班人的聚會。除非有特定的目的或話題,總覺單對單或兩三個朋友的聚會會比容易談到一些有意思的事。一大班人不是分散幾批各有各談,就是談了許久也還在一些令人發悶題目上打圈。不過這次不同,結果吃完晚飯留到近十二時,再到酒吧談到三、四時才離開。大慨這次人數也不算多,只是六、七個,當中差不多都是做傳媒的,話題比較容易統一。又或者這次少了 zunix,不會有人捉著我整夜談會務。或者給 deki 當面說了一兩句 『壞話』,感覺反而比較舒暢。又或者.... 哈! 無論什麼原因,這都是我近一年首次感覺最好的朋友聚會。

Stardict 2.4.3-3

Finally, I have finished packaged the stardict 2.4.3-3 package. This build is fixed the problem of FTBFS with GTK+ 2.4. I have also translated a traditional chinese help help of stardict (submitted to upstream) and packed in this build.

While I didn't get any problem on building with pbuilder last week, I got the same problem as Sebastien's bug report this time - Missing X11. It spent several hours to work in the pbuilder environment and found that I miss a build dependency on libxt-dev finally. (Should it be depended on other gtk/gnome libraries?)

I try to test this build with pbuilder in Sid and Sarge. It should be ok

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