Jazz Them UPPPPPP

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又成個幾月無update,雖然而家已經無咩人寫blog,又無咩人睇,但係我始終喜歡有一個可以寫自己諗法,又唔駛太理朋友點睇你嘅地方(面書你一寫全世界都會問你野)

 

近兩個月發生好多事,有家人生病,到好采確定無大礙,到公司關門,到做了個旅遊家行咗半個月中國;本來有好幾次想起有東西想分享,結果都沒有動筆

 

只記得早幾星期看到莫文蔚出咗隻碟翻唱英文歌,又係所謂爵士風,早幾年當張學友出嚟private corner,又或胡琳出jazz them up,唔見有咩人跟,而家開始有聽眾喇,突然個個都自細喜歡爵士樂,台灣昊恩家家幾年前唱jazz加blues,亦無人跟,而家就有蕭敬騰同林宥嘉都突然熱愛爵士

 

當尐線稿係咁吹睇到我雙眼流血咁濟時,想同大家分享下呢幾首,響我心目中唱得好嘅一尐original同cover

 

Mercy Mercy Me, 一首Marvin Gaye嘅經典,由另一個英年早逝嘅,covered by the ever so talented Robert Palmer(呢個係我搵到少數嘅現場版本加一段訪問)

至於莫小姐首wicked game好多人講,佢身材引人我明白亦同意,但係呢首歌無人可以比得起原唱,not even close

 

Wicked Game – Chris Issak ,重有super model Helena Christensen

 

Fever 男性版,無邊個夠貓王勁(係,當時少女同而家追Super Junior無咩區別,都係咁鍾意叫)

 

 

廣告

Harlem Shake

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又一次證明潮流係唔知點解嘅,繼Gangnam Style後,而家最勁嘅潮流係呢個

Harlem Shake, 不過又真係幾好笑嘅

上面個video係挪威軍方,難得佢地有幽默感(上次gangnam style唔記得有邊個軍隊因為玩左俾人非議)

抗癌陽光少女小琳永別

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早前家人身體有恙令我化了點時間瞭解癌症,亦令我第一次感到重病給人的精神壓力;記起幾年前媒體曾經多次報導她,想不到多年後的今天看報讀到這一段文,希望鄧小姐一路好走,感謝她帶來的正面精神。RIP
抗癌陽光少女小琳永別 – 明報 12/2/2013

「無論多苦,也要努力找回笑容」

 

【明報專訊】煙花雖短暫,光與熱卻永留人間。曾多次與死神擦身而過的28歲陽光美少女鄧小琳,堅強抗癌9年,於3日前的大除夕離世。小琳於2004年發現 患卵巢腫瘤後,癌細胞擴散至肺部,惟她一直積極面對人生,雖抱病在身,仍堅持外遊感受大世界、到愛護動物機構做義工,並撰寫網誌及出書鼓勵他人,去年她更 支持反國教科運動,其網誌瀏覽人次近300萬。小琳遺願是希望成立慈善基金保護環境及小動物,將生命的光與熱延續下去。

小琳的姐姐稱讚妹妹兩度面對癌魔仍毫不退縮,也不放棄,而且積極關心社會。她透露,小琳離去前留下遺言,希望成立慈善基金,資助環保及保護被遺棄動物活動,延續其關心社會的精神。其好友昨紛紛留言悼念,有網民嘆稱這結局對小琳來說,未嘗不是一個解脫。

遺願成立保護環境動物基金

小琳自中五畢業已擔任模特兒,曾拍過不少廣告。04年小琳突然腹痛入院,檢查時發現卵巢有腫瘤,癌細胞其後擴散至肺部。治療過程雖苦,頭髮又因化療 脫落,但小琳未有退縮,更於06年開始撰寫網誌,分享抗癌的心路歷程,並出版自傳《喂!我仲未死鮁!小琳的戰癌處世道》,訴說:「和你們繼續生活下去,就 是我的生存目標!」

雖然患病,但只要健康尚可,小琳便會到不同機構分享個人經歷,亦多次接受傳媒訪問,提醒大家「活在當下」。她同時身體力行,出遊看世界,患病期間便 曾遊歷新西蘭、埃及及日本等地。照片中的少女一臉陽光,笑得燦爛,就算因服藥而口腔潰瘍,只能吃少量薯蓉,她仍堅強表示:「無論多苦,也要努力找回笑容, 正如我這人生一樣。」

活在當下 抱病遊歷世界

小琳除熱愛生命,更關心社會,不僅在保護遺棄動物協會當義工照顧動物,又呼籲網民參加中秋節月餅盒回收活動,去年更穿上黑衣支持反國民教育科活動。

小琳對生命的熱情感染不少網民,其網誌昨日便有逾3.6萬人瀏覽,不少網友留言悼念小琳,祝福她「一路好走」。據悉,小琳於本月8日(年廿八)因呼吸困難入院,曾一度失去意識,翌日大除夕一度「回光反照」,但數小時後便撒手人寰。

莫樹錦:為病人帶來希望

小琳的朋友莫樹錦醫生亦讚揚她求生意志頑強,而且非常樂觀堅強。莫醫生指卵巢癌擴散的病人一般活不過3、4年,小琳卻憑覑頑強鬥志,與癌魔作戰近9年。他稱讚小琳樂觀開朗,雖然身體飽受病痛折磨,仍撰寫網誌及寫書分享抗癌經歷,以文字為其他癌症病人帶來鼓舞與希望。

UPDATE on Aaron Swartz suicide situation

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If you come across this blog entry by accident, read my last post for details.

If you are American and support getting rid of the asshole who bullied Aaron Swartz to his death, sign on both the sack Ortiz petition as well as this one for Heyman. Heyman apparently already drove one young hacker to kill himself back in 2008, make sure he is not going to harm another before it is too late.

 

Link for getting rid of Heymann https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/fire-assistant-us-attorney-steve-heymann/RJKSY2nb

Link for getting rid of Ortiz https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-ortiz-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck

Ortiz case already has enough signature but do sign to voice your concern

Info on Heymann 2008 procescution http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/internet-activists-prosecutor-linked-to-another-h

Remember Aaron Swartz

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/13/aaron-swartz-government-abuses-gilmor/print

Remember Aaron Swartz by working against government abuses

The internet activist was an advocate for open society who faced an abusive prosecution from the government. He will be missed

The internet activist Aaron Swartz

We can honor Aaron’s life in the best way by doing what he did at his amazing best. We can work to expand an open society. Photograph: Michael Francis Mcelroy/AP

As we mourn Aaron Swartz, let’s save energy for some anger – and activism.

Aaron, whose work was entirely about making our world a better place, died by his own hand. He was 26, and he had a history of depression. But the demons that carried him over the edge surely got a boost from the United States government, which was prosecuting Aaron in a manner that demonstrated contempt for the facts, fairness, and the justice system itself.

The case against Aaron, an object lesson of what happens when authority is cynically abused by the people in power, threatened more than Aaron’s liberty and his great work. It threatened us all.

So amid my grief for Aaron, I’m angry – and committed to working for honorable enforcement of rational laws, and for values Aaron exemplified in his short life.

***

Aaron had made his presence known early. Among Philip Greenspun’s recollections in this piece is how a 12-year-old kid from Chicago found it easy to do what some professional computer people found hard.

I didn’t meet Aaron until 2002, at a World Wide Web conference in Hawaii, though I’d heard of him and his work. It was clear that he was in awe of the famous (in the Internet community, anyway) people, but it was equally obvious that they’d also heard about this prodigy and couldn’t wait to meet him. Even then Aaron had a remarkable clarity about his mission in life: to find and do stuff that a) was interesting; b) was fun; and, not least, c) would help everyone have more access to information we needed and could re-use in all kinds of ways.

In a column soon after, I rued the demise of Napster, the music-sharing service, but remained hopeful bordering on confident that the Internet would thwart the growing attacks on openness and sharing. A promising harbinger was the then-emerging Creative Commons, founded by Larry Lessig. I noted that Aaron was working on the project and called him “an object lesson to the dinosaurs who run Hollywood and think they can control the uncontrollable," adding, “The young people of this world will ultimately decide how this turns out." Aaron was 15 at the time.

Aaron, in a beyond-productive decade, put a lot of interesting things on his agenda. The list of his activities — always pushing boundaries — is stunning. As Peter Eckersley wrote on the Electronic Frontier Foundation blog, Aaron was always working for an open ecosystem:

His contributions were numerous, and some of them were indispensable. When we asked him in late 2010 for help in stopping COICA, the predecessor to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills, he founded an organization called Demand Progress, which mobilized over a million online activists and proved to be an invaluable ally in winning that campaign.

Other projects Aaron worked on included the RSS specifications, web.py, tor2web, the Open Library, and the Chrome port of HTTPS Everywhere. Aaron helped launch the Creative Commons. He was a former co-founder at Reddit, and a member of the team that made the site successful. His blog was often a delight.

As his projects bubbled along, and as his fame in the tech community grew, I wondered whether it would all go to his head – or worse, that he’d decide that getting fabulously rich was a more important mission in life. Once, comparing notes with a friend, we both fervently hoped that Aaron would never choose to be the next Bill Gates, at least in the predatory sense, because the world needed geniuses on the open-source and community side of the ledger. (Aaron laughed when I later mentioned this.) He stayed on track; when he did make a bundle on the sale of Reddit, which he helped build, he just kept on doing those interesting things.

While Aaron seemed fundamentally shy in person, he did have an ego and a self-promotional sense that often (not always) served him well. He sometimes turned sour on his friends and mentors, sometimes in public ways. But they almost always forgave him. Because at heart, said Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, Aaron was “among the best spirits of the Internet generation."

***

The sadness today in my virtual community is nearly unbounded. My friends and their friends, like me, have been simply crushed by the news. You can get a sense of it from Matthew Ingram’s compilation of links and context at GigaOm. My computer screen has blurred frequently through tears as I’ve read the heartbroken posts by, among so many others, Quinn Norton and Cory Doctorow.

***

An inchoate anger always mixes with sadness when someone dies so young. But today I’m seething at Aaron’s prosecution by a federal government that has rewarded torturers and banksters while in this case twisting the law to turn what amounts to minor trespassing into a “crime" worthy of decades in jail. You can read about it here. Then read what an expert witness was going to say at the trial — testimony that surely would have led even the most gung-ho-for-government jury to spend maybe 10 minutes in deliberations before acquitting Aaron.

Maybe this legal travesty was the Obama administration’s cynical campaign to put away someone it considered annoying. Maybe it was a case of a rogue prosecutor gone utterly berserk. I’m guessing it’s a combination of ugly motives. But it’s infuriating and deeply scary to anyone who cares about a system of justice where the word “justice" means anything.

Like so many others, Larry Lessig, Aaron’s longtime friend and mentor, is mourning today. He’s also publicly and correctly furious at the prosecutors’ foul behavior, and at the government’s utter lack of common sense or decency. As Larry wrote:

I get wrong. But I also get proportionality. And if you don’t get both, you don’t deserve to have the power of the United States government behind you.

For remember, we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to “justice" never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled “felons."

In that world, the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a “felon." For in the 18 months of negotiations, that was what he was not willing to accept, and so that was the reason he was facing a million dollar trial in April — his wealth bled dry, yet unable to appeal openly to us for the financial help he needed to fund his defense, at least without risking the ire of a district court judge. And so as wrong and misguided and fucking sad as this is, I get how the prospect of this fight, defenseless, made it make sense to this brilliant but troubled boy to end it.

Fifty years in jail, charges our government. Somehow, we need to get beyond the “I’m right so I’m right to nuke you" ethics that dominates our time. That begins with one word: Shame.

One word, and endless tears.

***

Shame on all of us, and shame on me, at least in this way: When Aaron was indicted, I didn’t do nearly enough to help. Some, like Larry Lessig, tried hard. Most of us, if we did anything, tweeted our outrage, sent emails of moral support, and went on with our lives, assuming that the justice system couldn’t be this insane.

It’s too late for Aaron, but not for the rest of us.

We can honor Aaron’s life in the best way by doing what he did at his amazing best. We can work to expand an open Net and society, and to make “liberty" a word that means something again. Among many other things:

• If I lived in Massachusetts, where the U.S. Attorney with overall jurisdiction over Aaron’s case may run for governor, I’d start working tomorrow to ensure that she couldn’t get elected dogcatcher. I’d also raise money to pay the best and bravest lawyer I could find, to ask the Massachusetts Bar Association to investigate how she and the assistant U.S. attorney in direct charge of the case had acted, and whether they deserved to keep their licenses to practice law.

• No matter where I lived, I would ask my member of the US House and my US senators how they can allow the computer crime laws they passed to criminalize a violation of a terms of service – an interpretation that could put any one of us in jail under the Justice Department’s misuse of the law. If the people representing me didn’t respond or expressed support for the administration’s you’re-all-potential-prisoners stance, I’d look for better representatives.

• If I wrote software code for, say, Facebook or any other big company, or was a young coder considering a startup, I’d ask myself whether my work was worthy of Aaron’s memory – and if not, what I would do about that.

• And I’d find and support organizations, like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that are carrying on the work Aaron championed, and did, to bring our culture and laws into the 21st Century in ways that value creativity, openness and collaboration.

Get angry. Then get busy.

***

More than a decade ago Aaron wrote a blog post about what his “virtual executor" should do “If I get hit by a truck…" – instructions that included a wish for the contents of his hard drives to be made public for posterity. He concluded:

Oh, and BTW, I’ll miss you all.

• This tribute originally appeared on Dan Gilmor’s website, dangilmor.com. He has kindly given permission to the Guardian to reproduce the piece.

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by Mark

If you are American please click the link below to sign petition to have Ortiz, the bully District Attorney removed from office

 

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-ortiz-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck

Sony Xperia V

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早排響外國site見到呢部機已經開始有尐興趣,見到有零機價就去3出機,部機有4G防水,sony又出名比較好聲(其中一點我最難接受我部samsung唔住就係差聲),出咗第一件事就係不幸係部機有問題自動reboot, 係不停每分零鐘 reboot

xperia V

結果第二日要去3個服務中心晒咗幾個鐘先終於等到換新機

用咗一個月,用後感如下

 

電話接收無問題,內置個防嘈音無GS2咁好不過對話質素合理,earpiece聲音比GS2細尐。

4G速度好快,walkman app音效亦好好。有兩個投訴,一,電去得快過倒水,如果用4G最快四個鐘用晒,如果開4G點慳住用都用唔過12個鐘;二,有人投訴話個mon黃,事實上係黃,不過個人覺得響接受水平,除咗黃個mon其實幾sharp

 
總結:如果sony可以改良電量部機就差不多一流

親愛的

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作詞:張懸   作曲:張懸
深深的話要淺淺地說
長長的路要揮霍地走

大大的世界要率真地感受
會痛的傷口要,輕輕地揉

被抱緊的時候去
勇敢地祝福─
不被了解的時候,相信自己
值得
永遠心疼做過的夢

在乎的人要傻傻地愛
經歷的事,就慢慢地來

想法很多的時候,要細膩地用
擁有一切之後
就讓它走
在某個角落放一首歌

別忘了要溫柔
別忘了,要快樂

世界末日又來了,又過去了;死不了,送給我愛過,愛過我的人

悼校園槍擊案

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康州上週有二十六個無辜小孩/老師喪生

一名精神有問題年輕人, 拿槍進入學校先槍殺多人後擎槍自殺

嘆息之餘,令人不禁想問,為什麼美國如此多槍擊案?是因為多槍,還是因為美國文化的恐懼意識?十年前,哥倫拜槍擊案令導演Michael Moore拍了這套Bowling for Columbine,雖然摩亞一如以往,被批評有搬弄事實之嫌(主要批評來自與Charlton Heston,著名演員及美國槍會永遠榮譽主席,的訪談,批評家認為Moore剪接對話有惡魔化Heston之嫌)但是無可否認,片中所提問題,值得深思。可惜的是,自02年摩亞的這套片後,十年間歷史還是不停的重演著

衷心希望這是最後一次

耳筒 – SoundMagic PL50 & Sennheiser PX 100 II

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數月前因為用了一年多的Sony Ex310sl 正式壽終正寢,令我從新睇翻耳筒,睇翻係因為以前都有段時間鍾意睇音響(係,只係睇因為當時無錢,只可以好間中買,大部分時間都只有睇)

一路以來,我都覺得買太貴嘅耳筒出街聽係無稽嘅,條街又噪你用手機又有幾好聲呢,所以一路我都係買平嘅高端,即係入門級嘅

我從十幾年前已經係sony耳機嘅用家,由兩對當時既e848(當時算係鑑聽級),到後來ex系列先後用過三對ex300, ex310, 覺得不如找別的牌子試一下。家裡以前有用開sennheiser大耳筒,當時還小,只知道呢隻牌子好似話係勁野,錄音室都用咁話,我就梗係唔識,到啱啱出嚟做野都試過買隻HD435,但係覺得聲唔好(以前唔知有樣野叫唔夠力推,只覺得隻耳筒聲好單薄,神奇地,早排搵翻, 隻耳筒竟然重響到,不過個單元老化晒真係變咗雞聲,無計,十幾年就咁掉響度,重有聲我都覺得算係咁)。結果今次搵耳筒,用咗唔少時間睇各大小網站,結果買咗隻Sennheiser PX100 II

https://i1.wp.com/www.sennheiser.com.hk/images/stories/px1002001.jpg

決定買px100是因為本身是sennheiser fans,加上px100 I/II 有十分好的評價,而我又不想花太多錢買耳筒(原因開始說了),所以就以四百五買了。用了大約四個月,有以下評價。做工px100以入門級來說我覺得已經算很好,headband是用不鏽鋼,觸感唔錯,耳筒可以如上圖摺起,方便收藏

音色方面,px100 II比較大路,即係偏低音較強,但係並非好似beat個類重到其他咩都聽唔到個種,而係所謂比較暖嘅聲音,低音延伸唔錯,不過低音並不算實淨,反應比較慢,而響中低音(大約百幾到三百hz)相比有尐腫脹,令低音感覺唔算好清;不過以呢個價位我覺得好好,喜歡低音嘅朋友未必覺得佢夠重,但係會比較平衡。中音有少許壓抑,唔算太出,高音亦然,個耳筒係出到高音細節,但係相比收得後尐。如果要音色聽起嚟中性尐,我個人將100-300 hz稍收1-2db,從3khz開始提高,10khz後作比較大幅提高,以補翻佢frequency response本有嘅下滑

音場算闊,px100 II適合大部份流行曲同跳舞音樂,佩戴亦十分舒服,戴住聽四五個鐘唔會覺得累
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咁點解又會有pl50幾出現呢,因為對px100II,我其實無咩唔滿意,除了一樣,而呢樣係先天嘅,就係因為px100II係開放式設計,所以漏聲入聲都好嚴重,經過好多時等車要開到100%重係咩都聽唔到後,加上如果用佢做運動好容易攪到塊耳筒海綿潮濕淋淋好污糟,最重要係,身痕

PL50係隻平價動鐵耳筒, 我有幾個朋友係玩動鐵耳筒,但係由於無邊隻啱我唔好太貴嘅要求,所以雖然我買px100前有問過,結果我都無買佢地建議(包括tf10吖等等千五到三千等等)。唔清楚嘅朋友,其實入耳耳筒主要有動圈同動鐵兩種,動圈係大多數耳筒選用嘅,好處係(可以好)平,優劣好多時取決於振膜材料;而動鐵呢,大多數都係貴價耳筒,所謂in ear monitor grade嘅先會採用,好處係通常低失真,低阻抗,但係相對音域較窄,高楷iem好多會用兩個到最高楷嘅什至四個動鐵單元以覆蓋唔同音域(當然,多單元有多單元嘅難度)

香港唔多人玩平價大陸耳筒,因為cheap嘛,好多人買耳筒,係要人睇,唔係聽嘅,咁戴隻大陸野點得吖;所以好處係平!

最平嘅動鐵,應該係sony嘅xba1同ultimate ears 嘅ue600,兩者都大約要八百,兩隻我都有聽過,xba1我個人就覺得認真麻麻,ue600我都幾喜歡,如果無無見到pl50嘅話

一如以往,當我搜尋時,我都有睇好多網站,headfi係其中一個,headfi係其中一個最多用戶歷史最猶久嘅網上耳筒評論區,當然,大多數post都係用戶寫嘅,不過其中好多神人高手。當我睇下睇下,發覺響平價耳筒有隻野成日俾人讚話抵,就係soundmagic呢隻牌子,而其中佢入耳嘅旗艦型號製係pl50,咁我就花咗小小時間去旺角搵咗佢喇,盛惠三百九,雖然我見到有舖賣到四百九

先講手工,的確無得同sennheiser呢尐德國大廠比,係無得比,嚴格講,只係合格。本身線,耳筒都叫硬淨,但係當你換耳綿時,你會發覺耳綿質素麻麻,耳筒tube重可以見到膠水跡(初期產品有head-fi人換耳綿換到tube都爛埋),呢類細節問題比較多。原裝送嘅耳綿都偏小,而我有比較大耳窿,所以好難搵到貼耳嘅耳綿,而呢隻耳筒,係十分需要貼耳嘅。

如果配唔到合耳嘅耳綿呢隻耳筒係無低音,響高音,都幾刺耳嘅音色(我響amazon就見過人因為咁話佢差過收音機送嘅十蚊耳筒)

結果我晒多四十去買咗對comply嘅耳綿,雖然貴,但係的確值,我無用過咁fit嘅耳綿

用啱耳綿嘅pl50音色如下,低音仍然係弱,但係唔係出唔到,就好似px100嘅高音咁,係recessed咗,pl50其實可以出到好低嘅音,重要速度係好快嘅,但係量好細;中音好出,尤其中高音有尐主宰整個音樂嘅感覺,高音無一尐更高級動鐵咁出,但係係平滑嘅;我自己聽法會將eq校到,100 hz以下加高大約4 – 5 db,3 khz會降低1 – 2 db,10khz後加一尐以使聲音生動少少

整體講,兩隻係完全唔同嘅耳筒,px100無疑低音出好多,亦比較有impact; 如果聽一尐比較動態嘅音樂,例如rock同electronic,px100好好多;相反,pl50的確有動鐵味,就係清晰度高,尤其佢中音,如果聽民歌,吉他等等,pl50一流

相同一隻歌,我喜歡嘅張懸嘅玫瑰色的你,兩隻耳筒會有兩個味道,px100聽,開頭嘅吉他唔算好出,張嘅聲音亦唔會行得好出,到三分鐘左右首歌會由澎湃嘅鼓聲主導;用pl50聽,首歌會唔同晒,開始時嘅吉他明亮好多,每一下落手弦嘅反彈都清楚好多,張既歌聲亦出好多,到同一點時,鼓只係後面陪襯,反而響px100裡唔多出嘅鋼琴會係主力;但係去到一尐節奏明顯嘅歌,例如我聽coldplay我就會覺得pl50俾唔到個impact

結論,我諗結論就係,無一隻耳筒係玩咩都叻嘅,或者話,無一隻平價耳筒係玩咩都叻嘅,但係兩隻耳筒我覺得都無買錯,而家通常屋企用px100聽,出街就用pl50,皆大歡喜