Just gave my voice recognition Chinese writing tool a try and it worked reasonably well! In the last few weeks, it did not work well after I installed a wireless USB adaptor to my computer. I guess while the machine is running the wireless adaptor, it takes a lot of resources, and does not leave enough for the writing tool. Thus the recognition was absolutely unbearable! Being not able to "write" Chinese these days, I felt impotent
Liberal finally found the new leader Stéphane Dion yesterday. I am glad that Michael Ignatieff did not win because I still cannot pronounce his name! Bob Rae, never mind this ex-NDP!
Just got the news about the death of director Robert Altman. He is a fine director in the US. I really like his latest and the last movie A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor's script is wonderful, and Altman's non-invasive way of capturing the last on-stage performance is simply appropriate. Looking forward to see some releases of Altman's work on DVD collection in the future.
其實幾個星期之前已經把 Tachikoma 噴了，底色用了 Model Master 琺瑯電鍍銀色，上面噴上田宮的水性透明藍色。但因為有部分地方在噴透明藍色的時候出現了飛點又或者過厚的情況，需要待乾透之後才能修補；如此這般就擱下了三個星期。今天是公眾假期，於是乎就趁今日把這部 Tachikoma 拿出來補噴。對於小小飛點的地方，只需要再噴上銀色和透明藍色就可以了。但話雖如此，因為那些地方面積很小，難以全部噴得均勻。至於太厚的地方，就需要先磨平才可以上色。本來以為磨平了的，因此偷懶沒有噴上水畢地，但一噴了銀色就知道沒有磨平。但是當時已經意興闌珊，沒有心情再修補了。早知如此，不去補噴的效果比起現在的效果還要好！
這次選擇的是 MG GM Custom，原因不是它有甚麼特別意思，純粹這吉姆是我在多年前半途而廢的製作，趁這次機會逼自己去完成它而矣。故此如果我能完成它的話，模型村這次版聚可說是功德無量！
North Korea claimed that it detonated a nuclear bomb on Sunday. I don't understand the reasons behind all the criticism. Yes, it may illegally smuggle drug, weapon or military technology to other countries or organisations but these activities has no direct relationship with whether NK has nuclear weapon or not. That is to say having nuclear weapon does not necessarily increase the level of these illegal but unproven activities. South Korea is enjoying the military advantage, thanks to the US, for almost twenty years. NK possessing some nukes simply put both sides closer to a balance, although this is a volatile balance. However if the US, UK, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and France have rights owning nuclear weapon, what makes NS does not? Are these countries really playing responsibly? I personally doubt it. Yes, we all hate North Korea (how can anyone like Kim Jong-il?) but we need a solid reason to object its having this kind of weapon.
Yesterday I read a news article about a proposed movie ticket price reduction on Tuesday. Indeed it did not say that the price is lowered; the proposal is to keep the admission price the same but the theatres throw in a popcorn and a drink for free. The last time I went to a Canadian movie theatre was in July, and I tried to find something to eat in there. At the end I did not buy any food from the food kiosk because there was nothing I want. It was about 2:00 in the afternoon, and I did not feel very hungry (I had lunch before.) I was looking for something light but all they served are popcorns, hotdogs, french fries, etc.; they served nothing light or healthy! Nowadays when obesity is becoming reality, what are those movie theatre owners having in mind? Just beautiful faces and perfect bodies appear on the silver screen?!