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天然方法趕小強

小強是很多人的公敵,牠們是把疾病細菌帶到居家環境的主要源頭之一!只要看到一隻蟑螂,就表示還有100隻你看不到的在附近。不過,許多人害怕蟑螂,又不想靠毒藥殺生。試試看下面這5種對你無害也對蟑螂無害的天然方法。

1. 洋蔥
將洋蔥切片,放一盤在室內,蟑螂聞到洋蔥味便會立刻走開,做菜時就順手切幾碟吧。

2. 青瓜
小強不喜歡青瓜的味道,下次做菜時,青瓜的頭和尾不要丟掉,收集起來放到房間角落,小強嗅到味道就會避開,而青瓜看起來乾皺就是時候更換了。

3. 精油水槍
在噴水槍裏裝

  • 250毫升水
  • 1小匙鹽
  • 20滴薄荷精油
  • 10滴柏樹精油

搖勻後,噴在小強常出沒的地方,抽屜,細縫都不要放過。當你和小強面對面的時候,也可以像機關槍一樣用這個噴液,驅逐小強離開你的地盤。剛開始進行驅除計劃時需要勤用這把水槍。水槍不會射死牠們,但會讓牠們受不了這些味道,之後避免闖入散佈這味道的區域。
另外,精油品質的好壞會影響效果。這2種精油價格相宜,可以買好一點的牌子。

4. 小強地雷
把檜木碎片泡在機關槍的精油配方,就完成比市上賣的樟腦丸更有效的小強地雷。把它安置在任何小強喜歡出沒,居住的地方,牠們很快就收到驅除令趕緊搬家。

5. 開燈
半夜到廚房開燈,免不了與小強相遇。讓牠們掉頭跑的主要原因,是因為牠們怕光線。剛開始進行驅除計劃時,不要關燈,小強們少了活動空間,便會另找遊樂場所。

Reference: 月黑風高怕蟲夜 天然方法趕小強

Eureka! – 2014 Review

Spending most of my time working for Lane Crawford last year. A very good experience to train up myself especially in Continuous Integration and systems/application monitoring~ Thanks Ronnie for giving me a chance to work with him again and also meet a interesting team in LC.

Other than tech stuff like Puppet, Django and Dashing etc. I think the most important thing i learn is about the goal of adopting Continuous Integration. In that past, i always thought that CI is about automating tedious steps and reduce any prone to human error. But now i realize that other than these practical purposes, CI also helps to promote team work with your colleagues which, for me, is very important in a working environment. And that may be the reason why i love working on CI project so much as i am always looking forward to working in a harmonic and funny team.

All the best in 2015!

  • 2014 Jan – 31,102
  • 2014 Feb – 32,281
  • 2014 Mar – 34,303
  • 2014 Apr – 33,524
  • 2014 May – 43,786
  • 2014 Jun – 60,785
  • 2014 Jul – 70,082
  • 2014 Aug – 64,341
  • 2014 Sep – 60,157
  • 2014 Oct – 53,798
  • 2014 Nov – 59,925
  • 2014 Dec – 56,679
  • 2014 Total – 600,763

Eureka! – 2013 Review

Today is the Chinese New Year Eve, good timing for a blog review. =P

Another year passed~ i have been writing blog post for almost four and a half years. Last year is another life changing year.

  • Started the teaching for General Assembly gave me the chance to get in touch with the people from different part of the world.
  • Joined two hackathons (ODHK and AngelHack) gave me a new experience on how to covert your idea into a prototype.
  • Participated in the Open Data Hong Kong meets.

Wish everyone has a fulfilling 2014 and HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

  • 2013 Jan – 77,418
  • 2013 Feb – 72,316
  • 2013 Mar – 83,401
  • 2013 Apr – 83,999
  • 2013 May – 68,702
  • 2013 Jun – 53,342
  • 2013 Jul – 52,452
  • 2013 Aug – 43,646
  • 2013 Sep – 33,306
  • 2013 Oct – 35,019
  • 2013 Nov – 31,629
  • 2013 Dec – 28,267
  • 2013 Total – 663,497

General Assembly – Drupal Workshop in Hong Kong

drupal-workshop

General Assembly Hong Kong and I will be giving a Drupal Workshop on 14th August 2013 at the Hive. Make your reservation at the GA website.

Drupal is an open source Content Management System (CMS) and in this 2 hours workshop, we will go through the basic concepts on working with Drupal including Content Type, Node, Block, Module and Theme.

This class is a stepping stone for you to get into the Drupal world. Whether you are web developer, an entrepenuer or a project manager, by understanding the Drupal habitat, you will be able to consider whether Drupal is fit for your career, your business or your project.

Hope to see you there~ =)

Venue address:
The Hive
21st Floor, The Phoenix Building
No.23 Luard Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong

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Steep or Gentle Learning Curve?

I just realize i always misinterpret the meaning of learning curve. So here are the definitions on the internet.

From Wikipedia
The expression steep learning curve is used with opposite meanings. The term is often used in common English with the meaning of a difficult initial learning process. Nevertheless, the Oxford English Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary define a learning curve as the rate at which skill is acquired, so a steep increase would mean a quick increment of skill.
From StackOverflow
The term learning curve refers to the graphical relation between the amount of learning and the time it takes to learn.
From dictionary.com
A graphic representation of progress in learning measured against the time required to achieve mastery.

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陶傑 – 歲月留聲

Francis Barraud - Nipper

HMV做不下去,要清盤了,文明世界齊呼可惜。

九十年的名牌,因為那個商標:一隻狗蹲在一副留聲機喇叭前聆聽:「他主人的聲音」。

His Master’s Voice──小時候,我在家裏聽唱片,桃麗絲黛的Que Sera Sera,還有芭蒂貝芝的「櫥窗裏的小狗多少錢」,四十五轉唱片,棗紅色的商標紙,印着這個圖案。

本來是一張油畫,畫家名叫巴羅德。一八九八年,他在英格蘭西部布里斯托一家劇院當舞台經理,他喜歡繪畫,有時佈景和海報都由他繪製。

巴羅德收養了一隻流浪狗,帶了回家。小狗有一個怪脾氣,看見人的腳跟就追上去咬。巴羅德給牠取名叫Nipper──小咬,從此相依為命。他買了一副留聲機回家,用手絞動唱片,小咬聽見了,走過來,坐在留聲機的喇叭前,側頭凝神聆聽。巴羅德據此畫了一幅油畫。兩年之後,一百鎊賣給一個唱片商人。從此,這隻叫Nipper的狗就不朽。
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2012 in review

Happy Chinese New Year!

Keep getting new freelance opportunities since 2013. Hope it is a good sign. =D

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 730,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 13 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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