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| 17th Jun 2009, 03:55 | 網上記事


社會有禁忌。每個男人也有不同的禁忌﹐一旦觸及﹐就如質疑其Manhood﹐絕對出事。

比較普通的例如關於其女友﹑雙親的壞話等等﹐有少許常識都不會亂講。近年發覺﹐這些「地雷區」其實比想像廣闊得多。身陷其中﹐已經不是理性/邏輯/解釋可以講過去。例子﹕

笑某支球隊﹐原來某某是該球隊死忠
跟C牌相機友談N牌 / 跟N牌相機友談C牌
與音響友講他的音響
與愛車之人談他的車
與槍友說槍 / 跟原裝友談改裝力﹑跟改裝友談原裝力
對網上大老爺/大名士有任何質疑

教 訓﹕一發覺不對路﹐奉勸各位哈哈兩聲混過去﹐多說無益。至於臭豬本人嘛﹐沒有甚麼喜歡球隊球星﹔槍呀又是雜牌軍。相機﹐我對用緊的相機品牌﹐牢騷一定多過 你。音響﹖ 日日聽的 iPod滿是撈回來的爛鬼ACG MP3﹐就手就好。 簡單來說﹐你不來跟我 Sell某十字教﹑保險﹑投資﹐就萬事大吉

| 17th Jun 2009, 03:55 | 網上記事


音響﹐Where art meet technology﹐好鬼神奇。今時今日﹐數碼年代﹑資訊發達﹐音響反而變左「Where Technology Meet Alchemy」﹐吹水到冇譜﹐信者得救﹐阿門。

首先﹐唔好信Sales。大佬﹐係香港混左咁耐﹐Sales都好信既﹐九條命都唔夠死呀~ 十個或者有一兩個唔係昆人唔使本既﹐你真係咁好彩﹖

其二﹐Forum吹水﹐都係笑下算啦。無可否認論壇一定有有料之人﹐不過白爛﹑吹水怪魔﹑「生意人」一定更多囉。山頭主義﹑羊群心理﹐諸如此類﹐有咁上下網齡﹐都應該知我講乜。

其 三﹐中港網站﹐靠佢死得。有朋友話﹐我o係報紙譯文﹐好死簡單o者﹐同部翻譯機有乜分別。真係Work﹐就奇啦﹗﹗ Source一大堆﹐近年網都用埋﹐唔識分邊D 資料來源信得過﹑邊D係斷估冇辛苦﹑邊D係「別有用心」﹐又係多多都唔夠死﹗累積多年經驗﹐內地同香港網站D文﹐係最鬼水既﹐尤其是係...... 囉﹗

第四﹐就算真係用耳聽﹐都唔係百分百信得過既。人嘛﹐查實好鬼易受人影響﹑暗示。去到咁上下Level﹐兩樣野造成既差異丁屎咁多﹐就更加容易自己呃自己都唔知。

第五﹐香港耐不耐有例如高級音響器材展之類既展覽﹐去見識下乜係真正好野啦。(Just Ignore those sales people / marketing mumbo-jumbo)

最後﹐都係搵D信得過既雜誌﹐刨下先啦﹐唔使錢﹐公共圖書館大把。個人經驗﹐外國大雜誌﹐雖然難免畀廣告商影響﹐但至少都有多D良心既﹔寫技術性文章﹐都比較少亂UP當秘笈。充實下自己﹑打好基本功先﹐無謂買埋堆真係「高科技電子零件」﹐就得個自我感覺良好。


| 17th Jun 2009, 03:55 | ACG


一兩年冇入機鋪﹐昨晚等頭班通宵小巴﹐有半個鐘打發﹐於是走落新之城逛逛﹐又畀我見到有這部新機在做 Location Test。似足學生時代成日去油麻地某地庫機鋪 (已執笠) 既 Tokyo Wars... 睇下睇下﹐背景係尖東既﹖ 原來係香港公司﹐本土製作﹐點都支持下啦。


四蚊一局﹐兩局已經玩到手軟。我揀左擅遠攻既日本仔 90式﹐好似冇乜著數﹐下次出架 Tiger 玩超時空對決﹖

Tiger 與豬...

(圖片來自宮崎駿版的泥漿豬﹐Tigers in the Mud)


PS
打文憑記憶﹐開頭Search打左 Total Armour (英式串法....)

一SEARCH之下﹐Google Books原來有Tigers in the mud節錄﹗
http://books.google.com.hk/books?id=KdZZANBqbHMC&printsec=frontcover&hl=en

Related
http://www.gamemiracle.com/totalarmor/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Wars

| 14th Jun 2009, 03:54 | 網上記事


Just tried this little toy from mainland China, already upgrade with caps. Here’s my observation:

Nothing too impressive, with sound similar to an entry level CD-player. An local dealer claim the DAC chip CS4398 is also used by some ‘flagship’ CD player, after some googling, I found that its used in budget player like Marantz CD-6002, too. BTW, 6002’s cost is similar to a modded MD-10.

Apart from the DAC, MD-10 can function as USB soundcard, and have headphone out. Both should be considered better-than-none throw-in, dont expect much.

While provide satisfying clarity, this unit tends to overemphasis on sibilance sound. Coupe with unforgiving cans like AKG K-702 (via lineout of course), the result is nearly unbearable.

And then, resampling. What resampling? Read many post on the internet claim it has resampling, if they mean changing the bit depth, maybe, but that’s not resampling to me.

Anyway, for around $1500 HKD (less than 200 USD), these kind of result isn’t all that bad. The real bad part about this unit is the user interface.

Although the blue LCD screen might look cool, this 3 button setup require user to push many many times for routine settings like changing input source and output. Did I mention line out and headphone out cannot be used simultaneously?

An fully modded MD-10 cost around $3000 HKD. For that kind of money, I would certainly consider Cambridge Audio DacMagic first. Unless you never change your source/output, can live with limited output option, and REALLY HATE/dont need resampling in your DAC.


| 14th Jun 2009, 03:54 | 網上記事


之前基本上不會在電腦聽歌﹐電腦連MP3也不留底﹐統統塞進 iPod。直至年初買了部有itunes server功能的 NAS﹐才將那堆亂數檔名的 MP3 放進NAS。BACKUP之餘﹐也方便在不論PC Desktop﹑notebook 還是 Mac﹐都能透過網絡找出來聽。

其後就在電腦展執了部正常是用來錄音 / 搞 effect的 toneport UX2勒﹐想不到這玩意當作USB soundcard也不錯 (與onboard souncard比﹐甚麼都強吧)。搞呀搞﹐Search 呀 Search﹐於是愈來愈多支整。從網上資料看來﹕

- windows (尤其是vista) 內置管 audio 部分唔得﹐要用 ASIO直接驅動周邊
- itunes聽歌唔得﹐要用 foobar 之類
- 某某 version 的foobar才能用那個 ASIO plugin
- 要搞埋resampling / upsampling
- 某些 upsampling 只能用在某某 version 的foobar
- etc etc, 數之不盡

玩了數日﹐感覺上是自找麻煩。 也許克服PC的種種難關後﹐真的能得出靚聲啦﹐我就舉白旗放棄勒﹐在家聽歌﹐當個用MAC版 itunes的懶人算了。


這幾日的 keyword:
Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO)
ASIO4ALL
Bit-perfect
Computer as Source (CAS)
cplay
Digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
Foobar
Sibilance (齒音)
Upsample


PS
那舊 toneport 雖然有原廠 ASIO driver﹐但結果是插上MAC才用到 24/96...... 也不是大問題﹐反正我不太喜歡 Upsample


| 11th Jun 2009, 03:53 | 網上記事


捱左Windows Mobile三年﹐近日大澈大悟﹐終於脫離苦海﹐轉用 Nokia﹐ S60陣營。

之前部WM機﹐易Miss Call﹑通話質素差﹐都預左架啦。用得WM﹐但求上網﹑email 尚可一用。粒U成500Mhz﹐食電都算﹐最死係﹐用起黎都係頓到爆。近一年半載﹐間間廠仲驚死唔夠慢﹐加埋D賴 3D 既 介面﹐多謝晒囉。

我是old skool臭豬﹐廿九幾年前玩 scientific calculator﹐玩大既﹐總之就愈多掣愈開心。 iphone呀 5800呀咪預我。 換機最初目標係平玩 E63﹐ 拎過上手﹐掣都係細﹑芒都係細﹐於是決定搵上一代既E61i﹐得二手﹐平多截。


上次換機﹐已經E61i都係考慮之列﹐年幾過後﹐呢部野 firmware 熟到唔熟﹐年頭Nokia仲多埋個推油服務 (詳見 email.nokia.com ) ﹐好用好多。

N牌嘛﹐通話質素﹑鈴聲夠大﹑Build Quality 係名不虛傳既。不過﹐由WM轉過黎﹐N記最突出都係耗電量。用樣係2.8吋芒﹐千幾MAH電池﹐舊WM必須一日充一次電 (上多少少網﹐半日就要充)。至於部 E61i﹐就捱到兩三日至少﹗

仲有﹐粒U係慢﹐但係行 Opera Mobile﹐反而爽過 WM版既Opera Mobile多多聲喎﹐死未﹖


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