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トランスメディア提供アイコン01 記念黃霑 - So Long, James Wong

又一位伴我成長的香港文化的蓋世英才離去。
顧家輝一句:「我也想為黃霑作曲,但由誰來填詞?」後不見有來者,令人神傷...

One more giant in Hong Kong Hall of Fame passed away today.
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by windywood | 2004-11-24 13:52 | News-HK

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Scanning and Printing

The following messages are replies from "besati" to respond to my technical problems related to scanning and printing.

windywood:
English>Is a file created by Nikon D70 large enough to make a 12R print?
Chinese>各位對D70 放 12R 相有甚麼評價?

besati:
The resolution of the image on your monitor is 72 lpi (lines per inch) x 72 lpi. For normal printing, 300 lpi x 300 lpi will give excellent results. However, for common daily use, 200 lpi x 200 lpi is still OK if you are not critical.

For 8R prints (8" x 6"), using 1500x1200 jpg is equivalent to 187.5 lpi x 200 lpi which should be marginally acceptable. Therefore, for 12R prints (8" x 12"), using a 1600x2400 (3M pixels) source will give satisfactory results to common people.

However, if you wish to progress in serious photography, working in RAW and TIF format is a MUST.

windywood:
English>When I scanned old photos with 1200dpi, the lines and edges in image was not smooth at all and look like saws. What is the max. dpi value I should use for scanning photos?

Chinese>我想問問,如果我用一張舊相去scan做檔案,我最大可以set個scanner的dpi值做幾大呢? 上次scan相,我set做1200dpi,看原圖出晒狗牙了。


besati:
English>The output picture quality for a scanner is determined by optical resolution, not the software resolution, so the resolution power of the lens in scanner is very important. That's why an Agfa 600dpi Scanner can deliver better scans than a HP or a Taiwanese scanner.

Before scanning, the size of print should be known, then is multiplied by 300lpi, finally the result is divided by the area/size of scanned object. The final result will be the dpi value to set on the scanner.

Chinese>Scanner 最重要是 optical resolution (光學解像度) 而不是 Software Resolution (軟件解像度),所以 Scanner 的鏡頭質素十分重要。如 Agfa 600dpi Scanner scan 相可以靚過 HP 或台灣牌子 1200dpi Scanner 絕不出奇。

Scan 相前要先決定打印的尺寸,再乘以300 lpi 得到scan圖的總解像度,然後除以原來相片的大小,便可得到 scanning 所需的解像度了。

舉例 scan 36mm x 24mm (1.5" x 1") 的菲林,打印 A3 (16" x 11") 紙。
總解像度 = 16x300 及 11x300 = 3300 x 4800 pixels
Scanning 解像度 = 4800/1.5 及 3300/1 = 3200 及 3300 dpi
所以在電腦 Twain Software 上選 3600 dpi。
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by windywood | 2004-11-23 10:24 | Photography

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 GOT IT!!!

Week over week, I tried to repair my computer from horrible running speed. Today, I finally got you! Worm.Win32.Agobot.138752.B.

I thought there may be a virus or multiple viruses in my computer for a while. However, anti-virus scanning did not spot any germs. Last week I tried defragmentization my drives. However, the running speed of my PC is still horribly slow. This week, I turned to chase any spyware and I learnt that I can find spyware by checking programs running as the background. In this morning, when I was checking the background running programs by searching what they are one by one on internet, finally, I spotted the worm. I also found a couple programs, which are not necessary to run as background.

Now my PC is running much more smoothly. It is a find day today.
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by windywood | 2004-11-22 12:09 | Diary

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Links of Useful Info for Nikon System

Using Flash Light (閃光燈的使用)
Eyeglass Reflections
How I Use the Nikon SB Flash System

Lens
70~210的選擇
推介Nikon定焦廣角鏡(Ais 或AF)
Nikon FAQ Version 2.3
Lens Survey And Subjective Evaluations
RED BOOK NIKKOR Information
Compare with other Brand names

Rules
Do you know the "F16" rule for taking pictures in sunlight?
DOF Calculation
Online Depth of Field Plotter
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by windywood | 2004-11-20 19:39 | Photography

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 End of Series of my Journey in Japan

It is partially because I recently feel tired, and also because I have got new plans of creating new albums, I decide not to update my journals about travelling in Japan. I have planned to discuss my questions to Japanese society after visiting campuses of universities in Japan, and a conclusion of the journey. However, just leave them for the future. Even if I have time now, I would rather create a Chinese version for the series.

"Miracle is the Nature which we haven't got use to. The Nature is a miracle which we have got use to."

As a Chinese grown up in Hong Kong, I could never understand why foreign visitors are interested in Hong Kong. I always wonder "Why?" After discussions with other people on my blog, I started getting a clue. Editors of National Geographic Traveller picked Hong Kong as one of 10 urban spaces of a lifetime in the issue of October 1999. I was surprised Hong Kong is the only city in East Asia on the list. I think I am going to use a part of my leisure time to find out why with my cameras.
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by windywood | 2004-11-15 10:45 | Diary

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 1961年的香港鬧市 (HK Urban Area - 1961)

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The photo above was found in National Geographic Online. It was taken at Nathan Road in 1961. The police booth at the middle of roads, police uniform before handover, and old double-decker have all become history of Hong Kong.

上面那張相是在「國家地理」網頁中見到的。攝於1961年的彌敦道。路中的警岡、回歸前的警察制服和舊式雙層巴士已成為香港的歷史了。
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by windywood | 2004-11-15 09:24 | Travel-HK

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 利用哈伯窺探宇宙的氣泡



I discovered the above photo taken by Hubble on a blog this morning. If you are interested to know more about this nebula in english, please click the following link to hubblesite.
Hubble Peers Inside a Celestial Geode

今早在一個網頁(ハッブルで宇宙の泡の内部を見つめると)上發現了上面的相片。相片由哈伯望遠鏡拍下,名為「利用哈伯窺探宇宙的氣泡」。

Geode(氣泡?)一字在地質學上是指在火山或沉積岩中形成像棒球般大的中空氣殼。要把氣泡切開後才能欣賞到內部的水晶.


但這個宇宙中的氣泡是透明的,充滿了氣體。我們不必切開它就觀察到內部新生的恆星,和恆星所射出的強烈氣紫外線和氣流。氣泡的直徑是35光年。中間的星體名為「N44F」。位於南半球的大麥哲倫星雲(N44)之中。離銀河系16萬光年,是銀河的彼鄰。有興趣的話,網上還有更多的資料喔。
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by windywood | 2004-11-13 11:07 | Science

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Gundam Visa Card

GUNDAM VISA

沒想到,身邊竟然有人真的為了沙亞(Char)去申請了大新張visa card。Gundam號召力真算是歷久不衰。
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by windywood | 2004-11-13 02:18 | Diary

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Two Computer Drawings

Here are two more CG I created 5 years ago.


(I) A picture of a clay Christmas bear - which I bought in a bookstore to hang on Christmas trees.



(II) A wallpaper with a Christian teaching - Seek Ye First


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by windywood | 2004-11-13 01:34 | Diary

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 The Pyramid of Success - 成功金字塔


Click the image above to enlarge the image.

Many years ago I saw a poster in an university. The poster was about the principle of a coach of a basketball team. It is called "The Pyramid of Success". I was learning to create pictures with softwares on PC, so I created a wallpaper according to the coach's principle.

Check with the content of image if you know Chinese, to see if his principle is agreetable with your own.
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by windywood | 2004-11-13 00:07 | Diary