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10/14

清晨 7,49。一整晚未眠。

和朋友在mamak從昨晚的十點坐到今天凌晨三點多才回家。也沒什麼,聊了有的沒的,就是這樣。回到家,洗了澡繼續坐在電腦前修行。

剛才肚子有點餓,就開車出外吃了碗麵。吃飽了回家洗澡刷牙,是時候準備上床睡覺。

是的,該睡覺了。雖然,還有點早。

 

A: B: & D:

Haven’t use a Windows machine to load any CD from the CD-ROM drive (the D: drive, yes not a smiling face 😛) for almost 10 years, or more. I don’t remember. Here is a nice article to read,

The common belief is that wisdom teeth existed when humans had larger jaws and needed wisdom teeth to grind down tough plants for food. Unfortunately as humans evolved (although some insist on staying as backwards as possible), the human jaw got smaller but wisdom teeth still remained. When wisdom teeth don’t have enough room, they can cause problems, which is why dentists extract wisdom teeth.

At one time, wisdom teeth served a purpose. Now they’re just a nuisance at best. Yet when you look around the computer world, you can find plenty of archaic vestiges of the past that once had a purpose but make no sense for today just like wisdom teeth.

Ask new computer users why hard disks in Windows are labeled the C: drive and they’ll likely have no clue. Yet even as late as Windows 8.1, you can still see drives labeled as C: or D: drives. Logically, someone might wonder what ever became of A: and B: drives, but if they weren’t around during the early days of PCs, they might never know the answer.

— Wallace Wang “Answering Anti-Apple Critics

I grown up with a 386, bought in 1992/1993. First running with a Windows 3.1 and then my cousin introduced the new Windows 3.11 and got it installed in my 386 as well. All the days with Windows was gaming. Lots of RPG games, and nothing about utilizing computer for productivity works, sadly. Then Internet came, and single RPG game became online multi-player RPG games; oh and blogging on Geocities (which is only available in Japan now 😅), or creating some crappy static HTML web pages for fun, sort of.

And then, one day, I can’t remember how I got into this, I got to know Linux from somewhere I don’t remember anymore. Perhaps some computer magazines, or through the Internet? It was a Red Hat 5, and a lots of thing didn’t work out from the box, you have to learn how to install different device drivers (esp. on a laptop) to get your peripherals work, but it was fun. From Red Hat, I wandered into some other distros as well — SUSE, Mandrake, Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, etc. And all of this Linux distros are still exists, that’s cool, isn’t it?

One thing that I remember well is I never go back to Windows since then. Linux becomes my workstation operating system from the day we knew each other 😍

Once you get to know more, you will eager to find out more, this is normal behavior of a human. Therefore’s it is not surprise that I also tried FreeBSD, OpenBSD, for fun. And eventually, all this lead to my first Macintosh. Apple is not cheap, but once you found the beauties lies within it, it worth. It gave me the power of Linux + incredible beautiful UI interfaces, sadly to say, compare to all hackings with Gnome or KDE or XFCE whatever (no offense). Of course, macOS is a commercial product develop by paid engineers, not some hobbyist work; but still amazing it can be such piece of beautiful art.

But, things change. We won’t know what a macOS will looks like in another two years, five years or ten years. So, appreciate what you have, and thank you for the brilliant minds behind those. Thanks.

10/2

凌晨將近兩點。踏入 10 月了,又是那一句:時間過得好快。想讓凌亂的思緒稍微沉澱,也不是一件容易的事。

等下早上還得過去 company sec 那裡處理一些事情,然後,打算找個地方坐下處理一些工作。首先得把那份 backup policy 寫出來,接著就是檢查看之前 submit 的那堆 MBSS 文件,有什麼地方需要修改。不過,都還好,不是什麼 rocket science 的工作,純粹是耗時費事而已。

我一直在想,什麼樣的生活模式是我想要的。嗯,也沒一直在想啦其實。忙起來的時候,生活就像寫好了的電腦程式般,step by step 的逐步執行,根本不必多想。年紀也大了,卻總是活得那麽沒實在感,真的很糟糕。

我的生活,說起來,還真的很簡單或單調。除了工作上的需要,基本上我是零社交。時間基本上都花在睡覺,工作,個人學習上。所謂的學習,就是看書 — 休閒類的(村上春樹,其他勵志 etc)書少看了;技術類,尤其和工作有關的就看很多。然後,其他的吃飯洗澡上廁所什麼的,只是基本的生理需求,要是可以不必進食,我想我又可以省下了外出吃飯的時間。認識的朋友也不多,近年來,因為工作或歲月的關係,一起喝茶聚在一起的時間也少了很多。就算和朋友出來,能聊的話題也少得可憐,是看透了?還是什麼原因使我們覺得很多事情也不必多談。為了聊天而聊天,真的很沒有意義/意思。達賴喇嘛曾說過:「人生本來就是沒什麼意義」,是我們替我們自己的人生賦予意義,所以,一個人活著,有明確的人生目標很重要,至少我是這麼認為。不知道為了什麼而存在,人云亦云,吃喝玩樂,虛度人生,雖然好像也沒什麼錯;只要那人高興就好,不要在臨死那刻,回顧自己的一生後悔就好。

嗯。好好想想,把這個月的目標寫下來,然後嘛。加油了!