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A heavy user of Internet, what will happen if disconnected?

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The object of this experiment is myself.

The last time disconnected the Internet was go to Beijing in 2001. There was no smart phones and mobile Internet, so disconnected with the world as long as two weeks, when I got home, typing hands are stiff.

Recently move to a new house, I suddenly realized that all these years has not been real quiet, so I thought: why not try life without the Internet? Gmail also blocked completely by China’s goverment (of course I can access it), I do not learn some fools seclusion, just think in these took too much time.
Well, I will spend more time to join parties underline, cooking, watching movies, reading, writing articles, playing consoles, sleeping.

As an IT and Internet practitioner, disconnect is not an easy thing. My plans are:

  • Not to install fiber-optic, broadband or telephone. (Completed)
  • Log off / stop all social services except FB. (Completed)
  • The only connection that can be used is a mobile phone network and Wechat app.
  • I can watch news every day, to search information, WOW time is also free, but all operations are taking phone traffic.
  • I can go to Internet cafes three hours each weekend, finish browsing pages one week, playing WOW, take back information for next week.
  • Never do matters above through company or others’ computer, which is not allowed to cheat.
  • Tentative experimental period of six months, up to 2G limited traffic.

Today is January 1, this plan will begin today.
Wish you all a Happy New Year, wish I could be successfully completed.

Written by Velan lee

2015/01/01 at 07:23:41

Kindle book list a year

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Kindle has purchased 1 entire year.
Although at that time I spent a Bitcoin (later a Bitcoin can buy 5-10 units), I still think it is worth. Because kindle changed my lifestyle and thinking habits, these are priceless.
Initially expected to be read 20 books, and now it’s more.
This is the best electronic device I have in recent years, satisfaction over Xbox and any Nexus phone.
Anytime, anywhere, simple, pure, extreme.
Sum up this year’s book list: (* for recommended personally):

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2014/10/27 at 06:16:19

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Kongrong share the pears

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Kongrong share the pears

His name is Kongrong, 4yrs old. He has five big brothers and a young brother.
One day they eating pears at home, brothers let Kongrong take it first, but he chose the smallest one. His father was surprised and asked,”Why did you take the smallest one?” Kongrong answered “Because I am the youngest, the biggest one should be for the elder.” His father asked again,”But you have a younger brother, you are older than him.” Kongrong replied, “I am older than him, so I should leave the bigger one for my young brother.”
On hearing these words, his father was satisfied with his answer and smiled happily. What a good boy Kongrong. Children should learn from Kongrong.

This is a well-known story in China. Everyone was educated in this story when he was a child. Because I have no independent thinking at that time, so the teacher said Kongrong is a good boy, then he is.

Now I think that Kongrong has inconsistent, confused values.
And he denied the right to choose of others.
Unfortunately, there is “standard answers” in Chinese education. If I give the words above as my answer, the teacher will judged it as error.

Lies are made in such ways.

Recently discussed this topic with a friend, we have a consensus:
Pears on the table, who likes to eat takes their own.

Written by Velan lee

2014/09/13 at 22:25:32

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《被解放的姜戈》歌詞

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精力有限,不准備全翻譯完了,先就這4篇吧。

《Trinity》

He’s the guy who’s the talk of the town with the restless gun
他是鎮上傳說中的槍手永不等待
don’t shoot broad out to fool him around
別亂開槍當他不明白
keeps the varmints on the run, boy, keeps the varmints on the run
就讓壞蛋們盡情的跑開

You may think he’s a sleepy tired guy always takes his time
你以為他經常睡覺發呆
sure I know you’ll be changing your mind
我確信你應該換換你的腦袋
when you’ve seen him use a gun, boy, when you’ve seen him use a gun
當你看到他用槍的能耐

He’s the top of the West
他是西部的頂尖人才
always cool, he’s the best
最棒的他總那麼酷那麼氣派
he keeps alive with his colt 45
他的柯爾特永遠不敗

Who’s the guy who’s riding into town in the prairie sun
在草原的陽光中,這傢伙騎馬進城來
You weren’t glad at your fooling him around
由於愚弄了他,你的臉色變白
when you’ve seen him use a gun
當你看到他用槍的能耐

註釋:colt 45,即柯爾特手槍,45是指口徑為0.45英吋。

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Written by Velan lee

2014/09/10 at 06:50:02

《被解放的姜戈》演員簡介 + 拍攝花絮 + 穿幫鏡頭

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《被解放的姜戈》演員簡介

  • 在意大利西部片中,姜戈是個家喻戶曉的名字。1966年電影《姜戈》的主演Franco Nero在本片中飾演了一個和卡文鬥奴隷的人,所以有新老姜戈對話一說。
  • Franco Nero
  • 謎一樣的蒙面女人實際上是烏瑪瑟曼在《殺死比爾》中的替身,她叫Zoe。(昆汀很喜歡在電影中安排這樣不起眼但大有來路的元素,所以要深入研究啊!)
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《被解放的姜戈》原劇本花絮

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去年看了一部佳作《被解放的姜戈》,愛不釋手。遂讀了原劇本,找出不少花絮來。花了幾個月的時間寫出一系列文章,連載在某個封閉的系統內。現在拿出來公開分享。
我想,這大概是我的年度文章了。

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《被解放的姜戈》劇本第一章閲讀完畢,發現很多(約三分之一)的劇情都被刪掉了。比如:

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  • 劇本中是7名奴隷(牙醫計數也是計到7),而電影中是5名。姜戈都在第四位。
  • 昆汀在劇本中加入了他的感受(這裡很漂亮之類的)。
  • 劇本中片頭字幕後有一段姜戈的閃回記憶,是他和妻子在格林威爾拍賣場上被賣掉。
  • 劇本中反覆提及了姜戈心中的恨意(hating,poison,ugly)。
  • 劇本中牙醫向斯派克兄弟問好後立即向奴隷們問好。
  • 劇本中牙醫在聽到姜戈回答時是策馬向他走去,未下馬並非常喜悅(連說Splendid、Wunderbar、amazing)。(牙醫直到殺掉Ace後才下馬)。
  • 劇本中被死馬壓住腿的Dicky在被建議安靜後並沒有狂嚎。而電影中那一幕就非常有笑果。
  • 劇本中,當姜戈被問到能否認出布魯托三兄弟時又有記憶閃回,是他和妻子被迫ml並被布魯托三兄弟干擾的情節。(其中某人可能有同性戀傾向,在此不述)
  • 劇本中牙醫反覆的問姜戈到底賣多少錢,Dicky詛咒他之後說800塊,牙醫說我又不是第一天出生。
  • 劇本中Dicky沒有阻止姜戈帶走他哥哥的大衣,當然姜戈也沒有踩他的死馬。
  • 劇本中牙醫要求Dicky在銷售合同上籤字,後者在他臉上吐了口水。他用手帕抹掉後自己簽字,然後說:很高興和你做生意,但是你的客服需要改進了。
  • 劇本中姜戈不會騎馬,並且他倆為了馬的名字和所屬討論了很多,最後命名為Tony。

昆汀的文筆還不錯,哈氣寫成creating clouds in the air,奴隷寫成black skinned cargo(黑皮貨物)、human live stock(活人股票)、inventory(庫存),換成我就是大流水帳直接slave了。
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2014/09/08 at 00:18:45

微軟 & 諾基亞

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鮑爾默:終有一天,我的生命將抵達終點;而妳,將加冕為王。

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2013/09/05 at 11:10:01

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在路上

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金樽清酒斗十千,玉盤珍羞直萬錢。
停杯投箸不能食,拔劍四顧心茫然。
欲渡黃河冰塞川,將登太行雪滿山。
閑來垂釣碧溪上,忽復乘舟夢日邊。
行路難!行路難!多歧路,今安在?
長風破浪會有時,直掛雲帆濟滄海。

未曾忘記,未敢忘記。
只要有一個紀念者,歷史就不會被湮沒。

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2013/06/04 at 00:28:21

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八年了,Google Reader

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Google宣布在7月1日關閉Google Reader,Google瘋了嗎?

我認為關閉GR是個蠢到無法言語的主意,原因有三。

  1. GR的用戶基本上都是Google的重度用戶、核心用戶。我一直堅持:微博的用戶量雖然大,但並非核心用戶;而RSS用戶才是核心,才是創造價值和推動技術前進的用戶群。甚至說,這些用戶引領著互聯網。Google,你怎能讓他們失望?
  2. Google當然是一家公司,以賺錢為目標沒有錯,關閉不盈利的GR也可以理解。不過,就不能想辦法讓GR盈利?Gmail的廣告很成功,GR就不行?或者推出付費的服務,好歹給用戶們一個選擇,總比粗暴的關閉好得多吧?
  3. Google不做reader,肯定有不少公司搶著做。比如已經確定的有digg、feedly等,而且都不是弱者。(暫不包括國內的產品)RSS的需求用戶依然大量存在著,Google此舉簡直就是將這些用戶拱手讓人。

使用GR已經八年了。八年了,國軍抗戰都勝利了。八年來,第一次對Google心生反感。
沒有GR的日子該怎麼過?不同於其他的網絡服務,RSS服務几乎沒有替代品。對於那些不會翻牆的用戶來說,GR更是一個可以了解外面世界的窗口。
我一直以為GR是屬於Gmail同級別的核心產品,是無論如何不會被關閉的。

憤怒的用戶們建立了keepgooglereader.com網站,簽名呼籲。無論結局如何,今天已經造成巨大的傷害。這是Google最大的決策失誤!

於是,我今天覺得有必要寫下這些文字。同時,我依然對Google抱有一點信心,請將GR保持下去。

Written by Velan lee

2013/03/17 at 22:52:44

没有一個冬天不可逾越

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這個冬天,南方有點冷,週末有點堵。
我們在夢想中,堅持前行。

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2013/01/10 at 12:04:09

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