Thursday Apr 10, 2008

各取所需:Firefox extensions

给大家分享三个 Firefox 的插件,一个实用,一个添彩儿,一个绝对娱乐。

Firefox Showcase [下载]

实用:
显示所有打开窗口和标签页的缩略图
特别适合 Project Manager 管理项目,需要同时打开很多页面而且不断切换。安装完毕会在查看菜单下添加一个 Showcase 子菜单。个性化定制很丰富,但有点复杂。默认配置即可。

ColorfulTabs [下载]

美观:随机给每个 Tab 分配不同的颜色
让浏览器不在永远灰、白、蓝。

All-in-One Gestures [下载]

娱乐:
定制命令到鼠标手势
拿起鼠标随便画画就能执行操作命令。例如,按下鼠标右键并向左拖动鼠标则意味着“后退”命令。记得几年前看过一个美国“风投”的节目里有过类似的创意。个人觉得它的卖点不应该是提高效率而应该是开发智力。装上插件,换到左手鼠标模式,让我们一起开发右脑吧!

Thursday Apr 03, 2008

Great thanks to people who sat behind

The 3/28 BaDaLing Safari World "event" has past for a week. Still remember so many details. I saw different response from different people when we came to the crisis, also learned the key and the best way to pass a crisis. Special thanks to the people who sat behind on the bus. You guys talking, laughing, walking, making noise all the time. Yes, you made more and more tigers and lions concentrate on us, but the most important, you really calm down the others and kept my mind clear.

PS: Read blogs by Melanie, Yong and Annie to learn the whole story.



Wednesday Mar 19, 2008

趴活儿

趴活儿是北京话,是说空乘出租车聚集在机场、火车站、写字楼、酒店这样乘客集中的场所附近等活儿。

        昨晚在办公室加班,状态不错也就忘了时间,一抬眼才发现都半夜了,赶紧收拾东西下楼回家。刚出电梯就看见六个黑衣人,一人把着一个出口,搞得我下意识地摸了摸身上唯一的金属物件——钥匙。再定睛细看那几个黑衣人,嗨,大厦保安!
“辛苦。”
“呵呵。”

        没想到都这时候了,大厅外面竟然人声鼎沸。十来辆出租车一字排开,车里不见人影儿,司机全聚在一起侃大山呢。看见我站在这头儿招手,在经过了将近一分钟的你推我让之后,一位不知道该称为失败者还是的胜利者的师傅满脸笑容地走过来。

        众所周知,北京的的哥都是“说相声的”,你要比他能聊他就给你捧哏,你要“嗯、啊、就是”,他就是逗哏的

“现在还没到高峰呢,一点钟,都是人。你看,这不都聚齐儿去了嘛。”谈话间,又是七、八辆空车朝科技园的方向驶去。
“你说这电脑公司怎么都晚上上班啊?”
“你会装电脑吧,你说这叉P和维斯塔到底哪个好啊?”
“别买车,油价还要涨,打车多方便啊。”

        临近下车,师傅又说:“小伙子,年轻轻儿的注意点儿身体,别太玩儿命了,身体是革命的本钱,这可是老毛说的。”
“您也是。谢谢您啊。”
“得,回见了您了。”

        要说干哪行都不容易呢,师傅也是,我也是。

Monday Mar 10, 2008

Cross Stitch gift

Cross Stitch gift from my mom. So cool, isn't?

From left to right:

《铡美案》包公、《长坂坡》赵云、《杨门女将》穆桂英、《玉堂春》王金龙、《牡丹亭》柳梦梅,杜丽娘、《虎牢关》张飞。

Thursday Mar 06, 2008

Our Iceberg Is Melting - 《冰山在融化》

Our Iceberg Is Melting is another popular management book after "Cheese". Really a nice book: simple, funny, meaningful. It's definitely worth you to finish it in one go in 2 hours. I even felt an irresistible impulse to read it again just after I finished it.

The book tells you how to face the CHANGE and summarizes 8 steps to process the CHANGE successfully. They are:

  1. Create a Sense of Urgency.
  2. Pull Together the Guiding Team.
  3. Develop the Change Vision and Strategy.
  4. Communicate for Understanding and Buy In.
  5. Empower Others to Act.
  6. produce Short-Term Wins.
  7. Don't Let Up.
  8. Create a New Culture.

One English copy is rotating within AGC team. (Asian Globalization Center)

Buy it from joyo.com. English edition, 中文版.

Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

What's OLT? What's XLIFF?

For those who want to join Open Source Translation Projects.

The content are copied from OLT project website. Made some minor changes.

  • 1. What's OLT and used for?

OLT - Open Language Tools

The OLT are a set of translation tools that aim to make the task of translating software and documentation easier. Initially, they comprise of a full-featured XLIFF Translation Editor and a set of XLIFF file-filters for a number of documentation and software file formats. They are based around common industry standards such as XLIFF and TMX and are implemented in Java.

  • 2. What are the XLIFF and TMX ?

XLIFF - XML Localisation Interchange File Format
TMX - Translation Memory eXchange

XLIFF and TMX are localisation industry-standard file formats used during the translation process.

XLIFF is a container-format expressed in XML that allows us to abstract translatable from non-translatable content from a source file format, and track the various pieces of metadata that are produced during the translation process (eg. word count, notes to translators, translation review status, etc.) Once a file has been converted to XLIFF, it can be processed by any tool that understands the XLIFF format (rather than each tool needing to be customised to support the original file type).

TMX is related to XLIFF, but instead of being a container format that contains the state of a file in translation, it's a format that was designed for the interchange of completed translations, (sometimes called translation memory data) between tools. You could think of a TMX file being the final representation of a set of translated material that can then be poured into a database for future reuse.

The Open Language Tools project includes a way to convert XLIFF files that contain completed and reviewed translations into TMX files.

  • 3. What file formats do OLT support ?

Documentation file types

    \* HTML
    \* Docbook SGML
    \* JSP
    \* XML (generic - needs a configuration file for each XML type)
    \* OpenOffice.org : sxw, sxc, sxi
    \* Plain text

Software file types

    \* PO/POT (gettext)
    \* Msg/tmsg (catgets)
    \* Java .properties
    \* Java ResourceBundle
    \* Mozilla .DTD resource files

  • 4. What is the XLIFF Translation Editor ?
The XLIFF Translation Editor is a full-featured editing application built to process XLIFF files. Think of it as a customised word-processor for doing translation. It has a number of features that are aimed at improving translator efficiency. See more.
  • 5. What are the XLIFF filters ?

The XLIFF filters are a set of programs/libraries that can convert several different source file formats to XLIFF. See more.

  • 6. What platforms do the OLT run on ?

The Open Language Tools are developed and used on a mixture of platforms including Solaris, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

  • 7. Where can I get the OLT ?

https://open-language-tools.dev.java.net/

Tuesday Feb 26, 2008

小广告两则

There will be 2 events in ChongQing and ChengDu this week. We are waiting for your participation.

PS: Serena Xiao will talk about Open Source Translation Projects and Tools : OLT (Open Language Tools)

Thursday Feb 21, 2008

Where to get a free Solaris DVD?

My job position have a lot of opportunities to co-work with interns. When we discussed learning Solaris in the universities. They always said they do very interest in Solaris and other Sun technologies. But it's not easy to find Solaris to install on their PC. Solaris is a free and cool OS but download the whole DVD from internet, you know the edu network.

A-ha, it's really an unexcepted reason. Sun held many activities, conferences in the past few years and delivered the Solaris DVD during the meeting. But is it enough? For most of students in the universities they just want to get a DVD more easier. It is the time now.

http://www.unix-center.net/

A website to learn Unix technologies. Just register and leave your contact information, the administrator will send you a latest SXDE (Solaris Express Developer Edition) DVD without any pay. This activity started from Jan 23 and will be ended on Mar 31. Don't hesitate, just go and get it.


Sunday Jan 20, 2008

Work from home news from Bejing gov.


Sina.com, on Jan 20, reported that to solve the traffic jam problem during rush hour, Beijing government will try to switch the Open/Close time for big commercial departments and some of shopping malls, and will implement the flextime for science academies and IT companies. Especially encourage Work From Home.

Looks familiar?

Of course, we are doing this way now. I don't know when Sun started the flextime, I only know to work flexible is one of Sun's culture. And started from 2 years ago, Sun fully supported employees in Beijing to work from home. We can remotely operate our machines and servers in lab or office, we can easy find workmates by phone or Instant Messenger client wherever they are. Cool, isn't it? But not just this.

One of my workmate living at TongZhou. He spent at least 4 hours per day on his way to office and back to home. We always say Beijing subway corporation should award him a medal to praise his support to Beijing subway. He took the BaTong line near his home and -> line No.1 -> line No.2 -> line No.13. 6:00 pm, he took them again with opposite order. Now, he can work from home. He can save the money, save the energy, and the most important, he own 4 additional hours for himself for each day.

Besides that, we decrease the hours that drive at rush hour. Actually we won't drive for most of days in a week. It's hard to say how much improvement to Beijing's traffic and air which our way made, but as a Chinese saying "Don't fail to do good even if it's small."

Start now,not too late。

Thursday Jan 17, 2008

Movie show

    年关将至。网络上两个笑话正流行。一个是沙僧给猴哥发短信说二师兄的肉比师傅的还贵了,另一个就是看了年底的三部大片才知道女人、兄弟、组织都不可靠。电影经济在慢慢复苏,电影本身却在原地踏步。

    按上映顺序,先看的《色戒》,这部在 2007 乃至 2008 都会给全中国带来震撼的作品,我印象中上次发生这种级别的震撼应该是在“石油工人一声吼”之后吧。有人是去看明星,有人是去看故事,有人是去看剧情,我是去看热闹。完场后我和 Renee 相视一笑“还可以吧”。虽不至万人空巷但还可以一看。顺便平反一下,完全看不出有歌颂汉奸的成分。只是不明白为什么有人还要去看第二遍。

    《投名状》的最大惊喜是金的表演。很出彩儿,完全出乎意料。故事则来自小说《刺马》。我得承认冷兵器时代的战争远比现代战争来得惨烈,尤其是冷兵器混杂火枪+土炮的年代。开场一大段的杀戮场面会看得你血脉喷张,手脚发麻。战争很残酷,后果很严重。和平万岁!

    《集结号》是上周才刚刚看的。希望最好的留在最后。备足了纸巾和 Renee 杀进影院。出来后,眼圈微微发红,发红而已。没被感动,不是,只是每次都差那么一点点。作为10年来冯式电影的忠实拥趸,我得说,冯对战争题材的把握还不够火候。一句话,这是一部故事情节丰满,演员表演出色,细节处理略显粗糙的好电影。极品,它还称不上。因为就差那么一点点。

    前两天看电视里重播《阿甘正传》,哭得稀里哗啦。感动,因为善良,真诚和一切美好的东西。



PS:如果你喜欢一部电影,请在片尾为它鼓掌。

Monday Dec 17, 2007

麻花可以这样吃


    上周去看了年年演出年年火爆的《开心麻花》。挺不错。作为舞台喜剧,她足够搞笑,全场从头爆笑到尾,绝对锻炼表情肌;作为文化盘点,她足够丰富,2007年你知道的不知道的大大小小的文化现象,她一一为你另类呈现;作为一幕演出,她足够精彩,灯光,音乐,舞蹈,剧情,互动,无不令你为之兴奋。记得有人说过“让观众回归剧院,让演出回归舞台。”我决定,全力支持!

Friday Nov 30, 2007

The docs.sun.com BLOG


After more and more community, wiki page and personal blogs live on the internet, to discussing the Sun products and technology, we do believe this is the win-win situation for both Sun and our partner. Now blog for docs.sun.com is ready! http://blogs.sun.com/dsc


What this blog is: A place to find out the latest news and work going on to improve docs.sun.com. It's a place for you to let us know what you think of docs.sun.com and where you'd like to see it go in the future.

What this blog is not: A place to post site feedback reporting bugs or broken links, nor questions or problems about specific documents. To do this, please go to our Send Comments page.



Thursday Oct 25, 2007

New PDF download server for docs.sun.com

If you happened to download pdf book from docs.sun.com these days, you may find you can't use FTP protocol as before. Yes, new server dlc.sun.com replaced original one docs-pdf.sun.com to server all pdf on docs.sun.com and no longer support FTP download.

All your bookmarks to docs-pdf.sun will automatically redirect to dlc.sun. 

Tuesday Oct 23, 2007

Thunderbird Add-ons that I am using.

Thunderbird


 To share with you what Add-ons that I am using on my Thunderbird client.

Thunderbird Message Filter Import/Export 1.3.6

Re-use your message filters in different machines without setup them one by one every time.

Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate) 0.1.5

Search and remove messages which are duplicate of other messages in your mail folders.

Dictionaries

spell-checking when you write an email.

Lightning 0.5

An integrated calendar for Thunderbird. -  Recommendation


Thursday Oct 11, 2007

Can-Do attitude

See how Alonso and Hamilton show their Can-Do attitude. Quite funny!

About

Yu Aaron Cheng

Search

Categories
Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today