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 🙂


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:


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:

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’`
echo “HZ:$C”

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.