Archive for June, 2013

Pass, fail, merit and distinction

June 25, 2013

I failed in my forecast, I didn’t get 125. I got 120, OK not bad, it wasn’t a complete disaster.

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Merit

I have 80 for the 3 pieces so I think the examiner was generous, it certainly not one of my best. I failed in scale and sight reading, 4 marks short in total, it’s 8 marks less than last time. Aural tests as expected I got the same as in last exam, no surprises!

He did it better
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Distinction!

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Training, sharing, talk or whatever

June 21, 2013

This presentation delivered 19th this week. I also found that this doesn’t work on IE which isn’t surprising. Lucky that the notebook available there has Chrome installed.

I really like keeping my presentations in the cloud but Prezi needs to be more powerful, say how about animation of words?

很多個為什麼

June 2, 2013

今天和同事們扯談,好容易又扮榕樹頭長者,說遠了問他們:"我們為什麼上班",”你會渴望上班嗎?”.

找不到答案是正常的,每人有不同的動力 (motive),或上班的原因,或上班並不是因為"因",而是"果",也可能是"業",也有人一生勞碌從沒時間停下來想一想,這種人可能是最幸福的。

又扯遠了,寫這篇其實想回應S的那篇,我們這年代受環境及身邊的人影響太大 (這又叫洗腦),環境資訊太多而且能選擇不收不聽十分難,你能冷靜思考嗎,不容易,每個課題其實都可做研究及寫成博士論文。

我們為什麼入學讀書,為什麼讀這一科,學成歸來找什麼工作,一切一切像電腦程式一樣,好像鐘擺一樣,不要問點解。你表哥都碩士啦,表嬸說做 ibanker 大多四十多歲可上岸,到時想搞什麼理想不算遲吧!

我們全是鴨,填出來的,在大潮流中向著同一方向做同一件事,有問題嗎各位同學? 下課。

百份之九十九都說沒問題,”..要食飯嗎/我要上車/女朋友話已經八年….”, 繼續向前游為你身處的社會盡一點力, 為父母不用擔心扮一下, 好命的你可能父母不會把你與貼在牆上的股票做比較。如果你是搞事的小眾,怎麼辦? 例如 9A 狀元去做巴士車長或入大學讀考古之類。

愚見是教育是教做人的 (應該, 有用的他們又不教),課本得到的百份一在工作上都用不著, 不管碩士或博士(除非你去教書), 教育不能講回報,能正直地做人一切都是上班後才學,做車長駕大巴只是必須的過程,學到的人生經驗不能從表面看。如果浪費光陰一事無成怎辦?那更好,起碼工作是他選的,早失敗比遲後悔好!

現世代很多小朋友混混噩噩地學了琴,唱了合唱團,又會用法文叫餐,出社會工作後永不用自己錢去聽一場古典音樂,對法國文化一點興趣也沒有,父母的投資回報比牆紙還要少,只有銅臭氣質欠奉, 講人生哲學小心粉刷。 小朋友不願做的那會做得認真,不認真怎會做得好,做得不好只歸類那九十九巴先。

我渴望上班和小朋友扯談的感覺,也渴望下班和 Bach 對話

New MBP I didn’t plan to buy

June 1, 2013

Samsung has a better figure for 3D graphic but in fact my son observed noticeable graphic lag when playing MineCraft on Samsung and he prefers my MBP which is now resurrected as standby.

With this new MBP Retina display 13″ let’s see how fast it runs under Windows 8 with 2G RAM assigned to it by VMWare Fusion 5.

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Gaming graphic is only 5.1 vs 6.4 in Samsung

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SSD is noticeably faster than the last one, is it a Samsung or Toshiba?