November 06, 2005

[Misc.] CC Party

There was a launch party of Creative Commons Brazil, with GREAT music, in spring of 2004. Now, winter of 2005, there is a CC Party in Taiwan. This is not of launch party of Creative Commons Taiwan, but a party which celebrate that Taiwan government and many artists now joined this commons.

This party goes on 2005/11/11, 12, and 13. Some cool bands and singers will perform their work licensed by Creative Commons Licenses, and some mainstream BSP(Blog Services Provider)s will announce their CC licensing support. Many bloggers may come and blog. The whole party is totally free, so please feel cool to join us.

Be sure to check out CC Party info page and do not forget our CC party Blog. We'll blog on-the-fly during this party.

October 30, 2005

[Misc.] Return of Jedi

Days ago, I finished my military service. I'm back now. (But my hair will take more time to get back.)

Here is an animation shows how I look like now.

August 25, 2005

[Misc.] Hybrid: From Taiwan to Blogosphere

Remember the cute girl named Heewon Kim? I met her last time on Taiwan Blog BoF. Today, on 7th APNG camp, we meet again.

Our session in APNG is to talk about blog in Taiwan and Korea. I prepared my slides last night. (Kim said that she did, too!) Lacking of rehearsal, I think that my presentation is just O.K. I use the idea of "Hybrid" to go through whole speech. I introduced the hybrid nature of Taiwanese culture and Internet activities. Also, I demonstraed Taiwan's remix -- "Kuso" -- creativities. I believed that it's that kind of hybrid (remix) affect how blog and BSP changing in Taiwan.

Then I briefly introduced how lawyers (in fact, law) may interfere these creativities. I said that both Code (in Cyberspace) and Law (in Realworld) must be improved to make life easier and make blog richer, and this is what Creative Commons Taiwan working on.

If you are interested in my presentation, you can check my slides.

April 01, 2005

[Misc.] April Fool

In April Fools' Day, 2003, I joked my reader. I pretended that my blog was cracked that night. It's quite successful -- many readers supposed that there was a critical security vulnerability in Movable Type, even half year later.

It did affect the reputation of MT and my blog. Suddenly, I lost. I know that my readers will no longer read my blog as easy and comfortable as before.

This thing was mentioned all the time in my presentation about blog. I explained how important role does trust play in blog. Further more, I made two decisions: first I added a category [What the F**K?], archived all things shouldn't be taken serious; and I stop play April Fool in next several years.

No, I don't drop my humor. But I now understood that real humor won't hurt people's trust to you.

March 31, 2005

[Misc.] After Taiwan Blog BoF 2005

Heewon Kim, me, and Joi ItoThere was a Taiwan Blog BoF in 2005/03/29. I wrote this not only because its importance but also that here wasn't been updated for quite a long time.

Just before this BoF, in 3/26 and 3/27, there was an YAPC::Taipei::2005. 宮川 達彥(Tatsuhiko Miyakawa) from Six Apart Japan introduced how to hack web -- This is really cool, you can even control someone's iTunes via Web interface! Also, Leon "acme" Brocard introduced exploiting other enterprises' web services to improve your own blog or so. It's quite exciting for blog hacks, really.

As BoF in 03/29, I stream audio out by Skype to mjhsieh living in US, then we together broadcast this to US, UK, et al. Here is a brief of that day:

In the begining, Joi Ito described Internet from a very interesting view of point -- "Connection." In fact, most of his presentation is about Creative Commons. I think that because he is one of Creative Commons members. In his presentation, I again find that the most important spirit of Blog may be connecting creative around the world, and this is extactly what Internet trying to do. In order to do this, Creative Commons will be a key point. (You can read more in his slides.)

After Ito, Heewon Kim the goddess of Korean Blog started talking about Korean Blog Culture. She is a very hard-working girl and I picked many intresting point from her presentation. For example, how Korean developed their own Blog system(and naming it! Haha!) and how they grow their blogsphere up (syndication, MetaBlog, Award, etc). Again, you can read more in her slides.)

Xuite and ChiaoAfter these two great people is Xuite's show time. (Xuite should be pronounced as /sweet/.) She is a sweet girl as her name. In her presentation, I saw HiNet (the company behind Xuite) not only spent many mony (take a look at server room. Hay, there is more then 96T storage and more and more!) but also learn much from their competitor -- they give up group Blog by traditional taxology but by abstract feeling or space! No one should underestimate them. I mean that.

And then wretch talked about what he think about Blog. But if his company can be competitor of Xuite? Let's wait and see.

In the end of this BoF, there were short speech which should be free panel in original schedule. Great Joi Ito recorded my part with his mobile phone and uploaded it just-in-time. You can use QuickTime opening this jedi.3gp. I'm first introducing Liang-Bin Hsueh (a.k.a. hlb) who really do many things about Blog in Taiwan. He is currently serve in the army so can't be with us this time. Then I talk about my feeling about Blog in Taiwan these years. I say people now blog/express easily and comfortable so I feel what I did is quite worth.

At the end, I say it's time that major power start involving in. So our ISPs join blog business, and we have such a BoF inviting great people from different countries. We now have grass-root media and will go into international. I thank all bloggers there. "It's you make our blog-life such beautiful," I said.

So, now, it's just after the Bof. Chiao asked, "what to do next?" In my humble opinion, there are lots of things we don't have time to talk during the BoF, it's time that we should start to talk; there are many important or interesting people, it's time to report them; there are many bloggers and media reporters, it's time to syndicate them all. If we do so, in the end of 2005, we may publish (physical or on-line) an annual review to let more people know, these important things do happen.

November 22, 2003

[Misc.] Leaving

It's so sad that no one respect you anymore. I'm in one coffee shop I used to go this afternoon, trying to enjoy my weekend afternoon now. But I'm just forced to leave my comfortable seat just because there are always too many customers Sat. afternoon. What a strange thing! This coffee shop is an expensive one. The only reason why I still coming is just because it let me feel cozy once. Just like its own name.

All people in this coffee shop are my friends. I respect them indeed. I don't ask special treatment but fair respect. Now I have to budge due to been friends. There is no reason for me to do this. Maybe the business of this coffee shop grown too much. Maybe they don't need me anymore. It's fine. Just time to leave.

My dear dear friends, please do not date with me in this coffee shop anymore. It's very sad to me to make this decision. But I have to. There are still too much interesting coffee shop around, aren't they?

September 16, 2003

[Misc.] I just got the MTBook "BLOG Construction Practice: Using Movable Type"

The first thing that make me unhappy is the following two line:

20 分鐘打造個人
(Construct your own personal speaking field in 20 minutes) appear on cover which I never seen on sample cover. This shouldn't happen without my permision.

Next, the author information on bolt is old version. It used rather then

The last thing that make me unhappy appear at french door. Flag, Inc. listed some book related to Dreamweaver MX, FrontPage 2002, ASP with IIS 4/5, and Red Hat 9 as advanced reading of this book in Roadmap. Shame on Flag!

September 03, 2003

[Misc.] Traffic accident

There is a traffic accident this morning (about 06:10 UTC+0800) when I was driving to office through HsingHseng overpass.

I think two possible reasons causing this accident were: high speed (about 50 to 60Km per hour) and wheel-thread(?). And the place is quite dangerous; it's a narrow driveway with a zipzag uprising.

Though I drove to office through this place everyday in the past two months, that's the first time my car sliding away and losing control. The car crashed and ran into the crash barrier, whirled at least 180 degree and finally stopped.

Read more about "Traffic accident"

August 31, 2003

[Misc.] English version of Jedi's BLOG now announced

Since I've moved my blog to my own server, I translated my MT templates back to English and started maintaining the English version of my blog.

All interface, additional informations and articles here, where you are browsing now, will be written in English (en-us). But if you can read Chinese (Traditional, zh-tw), I'll suggest you keep reading at my Chinese version of blog,, for its update frequency will be shorter.

Layout/design of this site is keeping growing, so is my English ability. Please tolerate my spelling/grammar error. Patch welcome!

August 30, 2003

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