Punch Party香港後日談

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由香港blogger自發舉行的Punch Party Hong Kong,已經在二月二十日完滿結束了。作為參加者之一,目睹香港blogosphere再一次自發舉行活動,實在很高興。作為一個初次舉行的活動,個人認為反應是不俗的,最少turnout rate相當好,有相片為証:
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今次PPHK的主題為「職業,Blogger」。相信這題目對大部份獨立blogger而言,都可能是曾經考慮過的:寫工作有關的事,可以嗎?如何處理敏感的細節?工作與blogging有共存的空間嗎?

個人而言,當晚對以上問題有深入分析的講者,只有司徒兩位而已,其他講者因為工作面篇幅較多,故blogging與工作的關係自然著墨略為不足。然而,七分鐘的presentation,要討論上面的題目,實在是比較難的,以當日各人的表現而言,已是相當不俗,特別是Marie的教育兩大現實、三個結局,以至司徒分享blog文被蘋果日報曲解而引起軒然大波的經歷,叫人感到可惜又感人不已,雖然並不一定貼題,但亦無謂挑剔了。

作為第一次的活動,時間、節奏、氣氛都控制得甚佳。現場有人批評互動性不足,但Punch Party原來的本意1本來就是以短的presentation為工具,與觀眾分享網內外的事情,本質上有點分別。故此,互動自然局限於Q&A,而時間控制亦是一大限制。再者,開場前與中場休息的時間,正是台上下打成一片的時間,所以並非沒有互動的空間。

總括而言,PPHK第一次聚會是成功的,雖然仍有點沙石,但不影響總體的成績。籌委據聞已經開始籌備下一次活動,希望這一次不能參加的、以至未有考慮參加的都可以參加。在PPHK2的會場見吧!

p.s. 有關PPHK1的相片,可以到小弟的Flickr page處看到。

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  • 記Smartone-Vodafone「一觸屏幕」意見交流會

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    上星期參加了由Smartone-Vodafone(以下稱之為SV)和Mobile Radio在中環的體驗店舉辦的意見交流會。自從上年參加Google的event之後,便沒有參加其它類似的活動了。自己本來並不熱心參與這類活動,可能想避免與商業機構拉上關係吧。可是,這次由於會有剛推出的HTC Touch Cruise試用,身為一個有點八卦的tech enthusiast,可以試玩新科技產品,自然吸引力大增。心想:去了再算吧。

    到場後發覺SV方面派出多名專人招呼我們,後來更有相信是高層人士drop-in,顯示有關方面對這次活動十分重視。登時不敢造次,留心聽SV兩位專人介紹在Windows Mobile(以下稱之為WinMo)平台上「一觸屏幕」的功能。說穿了,「一觸屏幕」其實是SV在推出HTC Touch Cruise這部WinMo smartphone時加上的home screen介面。提供的服務包括高清電視streaming、音樂、新聞、港股。介面設計尚算不俗,但與內置OS TouchFlo比較,則稍嫌不夠流麗。至於硬件方面,第三代Touch Cruise的重量頗輕,大小亦適中,外形比二代美觀很多,相信對打開女性市場會有優勢。個人最喜歡的是htc開發的Footprints1,把geotagging和GPS導航連動,對駕駛人士相當貼心。

    當日的氣氛不俗,介紹亦相當清楚。可以試用的HTC Touch Cruise足有十一部之多,平均二至三個人分配一部電話,所以試用時間相當足夠。以準備工夫而言,SV做得頗為周到。

    雖然安排周到,但仍然有空間改進。當晚的最大敗筆,是沒有即場收集意見。當晚有近半小時的試用時間,相信參加者自然會對整個產品有相當的感覺及意見。可是,在試用後便是抽獎,然後活動便結束了。既然參加者近在眼前,為何不即時收集意見,而是等我等離去之後再寫呢?如果SV需要快速的感想和回應,便需要在這環節上再動一下腦筋了。

    總括而言,SV的誠意是無容置疑的,在這裏必須向他們致謝。亦要感謝Mobile Radio工作人員的安排和努力。

    p.s. 當日的相片已上載至我的Flickr戶口。

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    Podsafe音樂特區#109 – We will now return to our regular programming…

    今集回歸原本format,為大家帶來多首好歌,包括一首Coldplay新歌翻唱。

    歌曲列表:
    00:02 nelo – Love Solution
    07:29 Melissa Forbes – Broken Wings (For Chet)
    10:39 Melissa Giges – Violet Hill (authorized cover)
    17:34 Cheryl B. Engelhardt – Talk Talk Talk
    19:54 Adam Faucett – California

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    Podsafe音樂特區#108 – 繼續Jazz

    今集添食,繼續Jazz足半小時!

    歌曲列表:

    00:05 Alexander Shulgin – Smiling with Eyes
    06:32 Howard Britz – Lucky Friday the 13th
    13:53 Anne Farnsworth – Coolage
    17:49 Beeblebrox – Lost But Not Forgotten
    25:16 Acuri – Na Balada da Noit

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    Podsafe音樂特區#107 – 爵士之夜

    近來參加了一個爵士樂導賞課程,對Jazz再產生興趣。故此,今晚希望和大家分享PMN上的出色爵士作品。

    歌曲列表:
    00:03 4 and 20 Blackbirds – Song of Sixpence
    05:45 B.D. Lenz – Straight Up
    11:24 Tangria Jazz Group – Teach Yourself to Live Elsewhere
    17:07 Luba Mason – From Me to You
    20:33 Guardian Mind Mix – Uptown Neon Lights Jazz
    24:10 Slau – How Do I Make You Mine

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    Podsafe音樂特區#106 – Ariel Publicity 超級女聲

    上星期因為技術問題及時間緊迫,節目檔案損毀而開天窗,實在抱歉。本星期為大家精選Ariel Publicity上的女性組合,帶來六首精采歌曲,希望大家放過我~

    歌曲列表:
    00:03 Sylvia Bennett – Since I Fell For You
    03:55 Miranda Vettrus – Fairytale
    07:53 Jillian Goldin – Hajime
    14:03 Deep 6 Holiday – It’s Not Me
    18:36 Donna Lewis – Don’t Ever
    26:18 Joséphine – I Think of You

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    Podsafe音樂特區#105 – 回歸戰線

    足有一個月未為大家主持節目,希望你們還在吧。今次節目小試牛刀,亦有獨家新歌,希望你們會喜歡。
    歌曲列表:
    00:03 Ingrid Michaelson – You and I
    07:20 Darrius – Where We Are
    11:38 Laura Clapp – The Other Half of Me
    18:39 Matthew Ebel – Latte Days and Porter Nights

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    坐言起行,努力事成

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    Lunar New Year is coming up, and people are already greeting each other with goodwill proverbs like “Be healthy” (身體健康), “Be lucky and had windfall” (橫財就手), Kung Hei Fat Choi, i.e. get rich (恭喜發財) or “get what you wish for” (心想事成).

    However, I kinda not like the last one. From what I experienced last year, I realized one thing: You can wish for whatever you want, but wishing doesn’t make things happen, doing things does.

    Let me give you an example. I took up pottery last year, and had been continuously churning up pottery pieces every month or so. It is fascinating, all the things you can create with just clay balls and slabs, with just a few tools and your hands. Now, I love pottery pieces in the past, but never really considered to learn how to make it myself. That I got the idea and opportunity is really by chance.

    That said, the thing I realized from my classes is: no matter how much you like pottery pieces, if you want the piece to be exactly what you want it to be, you have got to roll up your sleeves, don an apron, and get your hands dirty by shaping the clay yourself. And even then, there is no guarantee whether the piece will turn out the way you want it to be, there are so many factors, be it heat and moisture, the clay itself, how you handle it, that affect the final product.

    But there is no reason to not doing it, even though there is a limit in what we can influence the way things go.

    So, I won’t greet you with “get what you wish for”. Instead, I wish you “start doing what you wish for, and get it” (坐言起行,努力事成).

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    年終YouTube – Miniature Earth

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    今年除夕,似乎大家都貼年終YouTube。我也來一個!

    John Lennon的Imagine,相信很多人都喜歡。當配上Miniature Earth Project的presentation之後,歌詞的意義便更進一步地展現。

    對大部份人而言,來年不會太好。可是,在憂慮、不安的同時,請嘗試用另一個角度思考:在這個都市的大部份人,比起受戰亂貧窮的人都幸福得多。短片中的事實,雖然有點過時,但都仍是事實,並可能比零一年時1更差。如果還有餘力的,無論是金錢或時間,請你為社會出一分力。

    祝各位零九年快樂、平安、健康。

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    Written and Performed by John Lennon

    Imagine there’s no Heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace

    You may say that I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world

    You may say that I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

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    Podsafe音樂特區#104 – 一個段落嘅結束,一個段落嘅開始

    終於累積滿兩年份的節目了,應該為之作一個總結。下一集節目,將會是零九年第一次,亦是這個節目的新一頁。希望大家繼續支持!

    歌曲列表:
    00:06 Tracy Jane Comer – In This New Year
    15:12 Chris Ayer – New Year’s Resolution
    18:58 Anne Farnsworth- Evansessence
    25:59 Alyssa Hendrix – Know That Now

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