(反對)開夜車 2.1

Ken Chan 時光機 1.4.2.1

.

之前提到,Ken Chan 所讀的中學不正常:

在中四和中五的校內考試測驗中,不斷地考核高考課程。所以,他在中四時代開始,已經要鑽研,高考程度和大學程度的物理。

那樣,他何來有,那麼多的時間呢?

那時,他往往要讀書,至通宵達旦。

.

那樣,他的公開試成績,又如何呢?

根據他所講,他事後發現,會考物理科中的 MC(多項選擇題)部分,錯了兩題;他達不到他原本,「全部科目全部滿分」的理想。

.

那樣,他又做不做到「狀元」,全部科目「奪 A」呢?

他在另一天的課堂中,暗示自己當年,差一點才做到「狀元」:

(我暫時不記得,他以下說話的上半句是什麼。)

… 如何不是那樣,我就毋須於,放榜當天的晚上,在家裡哭。唉!還是不說了。

當時,我想知道詳情。可惜,他真的沒有說下去,我也沒有辦法。

雖然,主觀而言,從他自己的角度,成績不是理想,因為,那不是「全部科目全部滿分」;但是,如果不是對自己,那麼苛刻的話,客觀來說,他的成績是上乘的。

.

可能,因為他「溫習到凌晨」式的方法,對他來說有效,他亦鼓勵學生那樣做。

我現在的記憶,暫時未能確定,他在課堂中,有沒有明示推介過,用這個方法。但是,我記得在他派發的筆記中,其中一頁,有一個正在深夜讀書的漫畫。而在漫畫下面,有一句「study to 3 a.m.」(讀書至深夜三點鐘)。

.

長話短說,我是反對這個方法的,…

— Me@2019-01-18 03:47:50 PM

.

.

2019.01.19 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

接觸永恆 2

Publish! 11

.

每個人,都需要有作品。

你的作品,就是你的人生意義。

每個人,都依靠自己的作品來生存。

作品,就是一些,不會隨自己的消失而消失的東西。

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

你,有沒有自己的作品?

— Me@2011.07.03

.

.

2019.01.13 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Ken Chan 時光機 2.2

聖誕假後的常規課程中,Ken Chan 預計應該不會有時間,教光學和熱學。但是,他認為那兩個課題很淺易,所以,期望我們即使自修,也沒什麼難度。

但是,他後來改變主意,還是決定於,農歷新年的年初一、二、三,為我們補課,教回光學和熱學。

今次,那三天的課,他不單不收我們的學費,他還要自己,花時間找課室、花金錢付租金。

後來,他改為每天收 20 元,即是總共 60 元。他解釋道,補課社的職員因為他的補課,要犧牲那三天的農曆新年假期。那每人 60 元的學費是,全數慰勞他們的。

那三天的補課,好處是光學和熱學;壞處是,由於每天也補多個小時,我少了大量,各科的溫習時間。但是,那個農曆新年長假,因為我自己時間管理不善,而損失的時間,遠多於那三天的補課時間。

感謝 Ken Chan 的額外付出。我亦慶幸,生於那個時空,還是有真人授課的年代。出生遲十年,就已經只能透過錄影帶,來獲得 Ken Chan 的教導。

— Me@2019-01-06 02:18:47 PM

.

.

2019.01.06 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Ken Chan 時光機 2.1

當年是 1996 年,我 9 月開始上他的課程。每星期上 1.5 小時,由星期六早上 8 時半,上到 10 時正。所以,每個星期六,我也要在還未睡夠時,就很早起床。去補習社的路程中,往往是一邊行,一邊流鼻水;唯有勉勵自己:「即使再辛苦,只要捱過『會考』(公開試),就可以有好日子過。」

記憶所及,大概在聖誕前,剛好完成了力學分部。

然後,他於聖誕假期中,有額外補課—歷時三天的全日課程,不再是每天 1.5 小時。就在那三天,他要完成波動分部。

他在公佈有這個聖誕波動補課時,我有兩點不開心。

第一點是,我要交額外的學費。不過,相對於第二點而言,那也只是小問題。

第二點是,那補課的學額有限,只有常規課程的兩成。我現在的記憶可能有誤,未必真的是兩成,但也必定是,遠少於他常規課程的學生數目。換句話說,如果供不應求,我就可能報讀不到。幸好,正正是因為這個擔憂,我及早報名,爭取到一個補課學位。

— Me@2018-12-27 03:50:13 PM

.

.

2018.12.27 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

A pretty girl, 2

Women are directly fitted for acting as the nurses and teachers of our early childhood by the fact that they are themselves childish, frivolous and short-sighted; in a word, they are big children all their life long–a kind of intermediate stage between the child and the full-grown man, who is man in the strict sense of the word. See how a girl will fondle a child for days together, dance with it and sing to it; and then think what a man, with the best will in the world, could do if he were put in her place.

— Of Women

— Arthur Schopenhauer

.

When the elderly Schopenhauer sat for a sculpture portrait by the Prussian sculptor Elisabet Ney in 1859, he was much impressed by the young woman’s wit and independence, as well as by her skill as a visual artist. After his time with Ney, he told Richard Wagner’s friend Malwida von Meysenbug, “I have not yet spoken my last word about women. I believe that if a woman succeeds in withdrawing from the mass, or rather raising herself above the mass, she grows ceaselessly and more than a man.

— Wikipedia on Arthur Schopenhauer

.

Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist — a master — and that is what Auguste Rodin was — can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is… and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…. and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…. no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired — but it does to them. Look at her! (UC)

— Robert A. Heinlein

.

.

2018.10.27 Saturday ACHK

如何拯救眾生 2

How to improve the world indefinitely?

.

.

There is law of conservation of energy.
There is law of conservation of mass.
But, there is no law of conservation of ideas.

能量守恆,
質量守恆,
意念不守恆,
程式可以無限複製.

— Me

.

.

If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas.

— George Bernard Shaw

.

.

. . . it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, …

— Thomas Jefferson

.

.

.

2008.10.21 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

如何拯救眾生 1

.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. — Carl Jung

Generalized Newton’s Third Law: You cannot change others without being changed. — John Wheeler

改變別人時, 你也會被改變. — Me

.

.

You are an A person. You befriend with an F person. The result is that your friend becomes a better person, you become a worse person. In theory, you become a C person. Your friend becomes a C person. In practice, since being a bad person is much easier than being a good person, you two will become both F people. — Me

無友不如己者. — 孔子

Be slow in making friends, slower in changing. — Benjamin Franklin

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. — Ray Bradbury

If you hire all A people, he said, they’ll also hire A people. But if you hire B people, they’ll hire the C people and then it’s all over. — Joel Spolsky

.

.

So that means you cannot help anyone weaker than you?

NO.

Instead, you should help others. But you have to help others in a smart way. — Me

.

How?

.

. . . it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

— Thomas Jefferson

.

.

.

2008.10.22 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

3 Storyline

3 Storyline

3.1 In the beginning,
…3.1.1 in a sense, we are all time travellers

3.2 Now is the past of the future, the future of the past

3.3 You are nowhere but now-here

3.4 Living in now-here

3.5 Time messenger
…3.5.1 how to send messages to your past self
…3.5.2 how to receive messages from your future self
…………接收來自未來的訊息
…3.5.3 deja vu 似曾相識
…3.5.4 how to send messages to your future self
…3.5.5 regrets
…3.5.6 have no regrets
…3.5.7 palm
…3.5.8 preserve time

3.6 Now-here-I
…3.6.1 Foresight: prequel
…3.6.2 Where is your past-self? Where is your future-self?
…3.6.3 You are all of yourselves
…3.6.4 Now-here-I: the holographic universe
…3.6.5 Be always ready
…3.6.6 Nothing less
…3.6.7 No persistence needed
…3.6.8 Eliminate the passage of time 與時並進
…3.6.9 Event realism 事件實在論
…3.6.10 Lost in time

.

.

2008.04.29 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Chrono Trigger 3

.

Masato Kato confirmed that Cross featured a central theme of parallel worlds, as well as the fate of Schala, which he was previously unable to expound upon in Chrono Trigger. Concerning the ending sequences showing Kid searching for someone in a modern city, he hoped to make players realize that alternate futures and possibilities may exist in their own lives, and that this realization would “not … stop with the game”.

— Wikipedia on Chrono Cross

.

.

.

2011.05.02 Monday ACHK

Ra’s al Ghul

.

Planned cast

Bale said he would return if Nolan did. Aaron Eckhart had expressed his enthusiasm to return for a sequel if asked, although he later stated Nolan verified that his character, Harvey Dent, is dead. Nolan confirmed that the ensemble cast from the first two films will be returning. Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway have been cast as Bane and Selina Kyle. Juno Temple has been cast in a role described as a “street-smart Gotham girl”. Josh Pence was cast as a young Ra’s al Ghul, with his scenes to take place thirty years before the events of Batman Begins. Nestor Carbonell is in negotiations to reprise his role as Mayor Anthony Garcia. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been cast as John Blake, “a Gotham City beat cop,” along with Marion Cotillard, who will be portraying Miranda Tate, “a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham”.

— Wikipedia on The Dark Knight Rises

.

.

.

2011.04.30 Saturday ACHK

Teachers 4

.

I’m about to become a teacher. How can I be a good one?

The best teachers I remember from school had three things in common:

(1) They had high standards. Like three year olds testing their parents, students will test teachers to see if they can get away with low-quality work or bad behavior. They won’t respect the teachers who don’t call them on it.

(2) They liked us. Like dogs, kids can tell very accurately whether or not someone wishes them well. I think a lot of our teachers either never liked kids much, or got burned out and started not to like them. It’s hard to be a good teacher once that happens. I can’t think of one teacher in all the schools I went to who managed to be good despite disliking students.

(3) They were interested in the subject. Most of the public school teachers I had weren’t really interested in what they taught. Enthusiasm is contagious, and so is boredom.

— Paul Graham

.

.

.

2011.04.05 Tuesday ACHK

PayPal

.

No, because I think we didn’t know what we were doing. I think the hallmark of a really good entrepreneur is that you’re not really going to build one specific company. The goal — at least the way I think about entrepreneurship — is you realize one day that you can’t really work for anyone else. You have to start your own thing.

— Max Levchin

— Founders at Work

.

.

.

2011.03.31 Thursday ACHK