ice-cream car in Hong Kong.

28 01 2008

When you visit Hong Kong, you may see this car on the street selling ice-cream.
In old days, there were not so many places selling ice-cream, the people in my age should understand how happy to see it on the street and successfully asked your mum or dad to buy you an ice-cream. The ice-cream is vanilla favor as I remember. I think nowadays there should be more favors available. This company is the only approved and the last one by Hong Kong government for selling/making ice-cream in car. If this company is coming to the end, you will not see any ice-cream on the street, so you should take a photo with them now 🙂

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Salyu – VALON-1

27 01 2008

Just finished watching the film “All About Lily Chou Chou”, Lily chou chou is the singer in the film, so I did few searches on the internet to find out who is she.

She is Salyu, with very good voice, talented singer.

Here is one of my favourite song from her:

VALON-1





Stray cats in Hong Kong.

27 01 2008

When I encountered the stray cats in the park or the street, I will take some shots of them.
With the my new Canon lens f/2.8L 70-200mm, I can easily get them in range. I saw many other stray cats photographs from Japaneses flickr, they all look healthy, not like the one in Hong Kong. May be the stray cats in japan are well treated?

#1 – one of the eye is blind and get wet in cold weather. He is tough.

#2 – this cat is smart, he tries to find a “human” body to get warm.

#3 – this cat is very fat, may be he is the leader here and so get most of the foods.

All photos taken by 400D+2.8L 70-200mm, and only adjusted contrast in photoshop as it is cloudy.

Thanks for watching. Best wishes for the stray cats:)





Canon f/2.8L 70-200mm IS + 400D

25 01 2008

Finally I purchased the Canon f/2.8L 70-200mm IS lens, it is expensive and heavy. I am still testing its performance on my 400D.

Here are few successful shots (all untouched, JPEG resized):





Linux HZ checker

22 01 2008

HZ defined how many ticks the internal timer interrupt in 1sec, which means the number of jiffies count in 1 sec.

Different architecture/machine may have different HZ value, you can check using this script from the timer interrupt:

#!/bin/sh
while [ 1 ]; do
A=`cat /proc/interrupts | grep timer | cut -d ‘:’ -f 2 |sed -e ‘s/[^0-9]//g’`
sleep 1
B=`cat /proc/interrupts | grep timer | cut -d ‘:’ -f 2 |sed -e ‘s/[^0-9]//g’`
C=$(($B-$A));
echo “HZ:$C”
done

it is around 250 in my desktop running 2.6, but 100 in my mips 2.4 embedded board.

Sometimes we may need to know the time in seconds from jiffies in kernel.

time(sec) = jiffies/HZ;





One photo, one story.

7 01 2008

Taking photo on the street, capture what people’s doing, what people’s thinking. Each photo has its own story to tell.





Pick up your guitar and go to travel.

6 01 2008

It is so cool that you can travel around the world along with your guitar.