Archive for September, 2010

[GAME] Don’t waste your time on LOTRO, if you plan to play it free

Sunday, September 19th, 2010


Will I still be able to play and enjoy the game without buying items from the LOTRO Store, or is that my only option for gaining weapons, armor, potions, and other goodies such as premium loot?
The purchase of items in the LOTRO Store is entirely optional. While items in the Store are designed to immediately enhance your in-game experience, premium loot and rare gear are the rewards of adventure and are only obtainable through gameplay.

You cannot even ride a mount, if you don’t spent on the store.

Quote from

Before you can own a permanent mount, you’ll need to get the Basic Riding Skill. Anyone can purchase the Basic Riding Skill from the LOTRO Store as soon as you finish the Introduction (get your map and the passive “Novice” trait).

There is not way to get that skill other than the LOTRO Store for a F2P player!

Ridding is not optional in most of MMORPG game play.
No, You can’t catch up or even quest with others, with 50% moving speed.

of course they did’t list that up on their list

Liar – Shame on you LOTRO
Epic Fail on marketing and plan.


Friday, September 17th, 2010

寫在 2007 年末

最適當的距離 – Icarus

當初定這個題目的時候, 還真是故用僻典


人的關係, 不論是愛情, 友情, 親情 亦復如是


對於任何關係的維持, 都非常重要

父母緊張子女, 而子女追求獨立
可憐的是, 要找到這個平衡點
但除了”試探”外, 別無辦法

子女會成長, 男女朋友也會日漸成熟
錯失半步, 後果也許會不堪設想
人和人的關係, 還是如履薄冰呀
P.s 寫的原因, 是近來想起一些事, 也想起那雙蠟造的翅膀.

少年輕狂時的太陽, 還是保持這個距離吧

Trainable and non-trainable skill

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

There are two very different aspect that one person can “improve”

Some skill are trainable, e.g. learning English grammar, fluent speaking or presentation. Some people may take more effort than another, but eventually they can be at least adapt at those area.

However, there are things that cannot be trained, nor learnt. Which usually reside in the personality. For instance, I can never do some very precise job, both due to my brain structure of perception of the world and my way of thinking. However, on the other hand I always got crazy idea which can be used, and more than one way to finish a task.

On dealing this area of “weakness”, one can do nothing to improve them, I tend to believed that one should accept that, and try to be in situation that it’s not as essential or find ways to compensate it.

Some time, some people take more time to learn something than others,

Some time, something can never be learnt.
And for those skill, we call them talents ?

Some day some how

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Code Monkey get up get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob
Rob say Code Monkey very dilligent
But his output stink
His code not “functional” or “elegant”
What do Code Monkey think?
Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you

Code Monkey hang around at front desk
Tell you sweater look nice
Code Monkey offer buy you soda
Bring you cup, bring you ice
You say no thank you for the soda cause
Soda make you fat
Anyway you busy with the telephone
No time for chat
Code Monkey have long walk back to cubicle he sit down pretend to work
Code Monkey not thinking so straight
Code Monkey not feeling so great

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you a lot

Code Monkey have every reason
To get out this place
Code Monkey just keep on working
See your soft pretty face
Much rather wake up, eat a coffee cake
Take bath, take nap
This job “fulfilling in creative way”
Such a load of crap
Code Monkey think someday he have everything even pretty girl like you
Code Monkey just waiting for now
Code Monkey say someday, somehow

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you

The pain in the OSS

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Yes, OSS, as Open Source Software

One of the disadvantage is that
for the no-so-popular one
they are usually poor documented…..

I am still bashing my head on nutch’s wall….
Configuration is hard, and the logic is hard to understand too….

Guess I need to hardwire my code into the thing :S
Another day used


Screenshot @ 2010 Sep

Monday, September 6th, 2010

A Small Big Project

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Finally got my hand started on a uni-project upgrade.

Should have been started years before…
I started couples of project recently, e.g. renewal of, some amendment and extra function to the existing base etc etc.
An even a game engine design….

I happens to be having trouble on focusing on the same work too long,
and need to have boost from others to proceed in a project.
Active positive partner is essential to success.
But the fact is, most people would like to join in a successful project but not a preparing one.

To achieve the critical mass is not easy, and people who are willing to take up the work are not much.
(And the gut to step forward)
Hope this project would not go into suspension again.