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“Solo” Song Video: I’m Yours

Maybe this song has been popular on YouTube, but for us who stay inside the GFW, maybe many people didn’t watch this.

Very wonderful song and the more incredible is this song now sung by one one guy!
He took the jobs about Tenor, Bass, Baritone and Lead.
That’s amazing ! And BTW, some friends said this guy looks like Kobe Bryant. Do you thinks so??

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Sep 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Fun
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“District 9” – Self-Portrait of Human

D9Frankly speaking, before I watched “District 9″, I thought I was going to see another science fiction fast food movie. But I am wrong, after watching it, I feel confused and repressed. The movie use a very real story telling mode to make you believe all of it is real and true just as it happen on Earth. And Just a story about the conflict between the human and aliens, and the tragedy happen on Wikus, the leading role.
Maybe you would think that the aliens are the core of this movie. But, I don’t think so. Greedy, selfish, hardhearted, dishonest… all the adj. of that kinds could be found on our human in this movie. Even Wikus, the leading role. At the beginning, he is also one of the people with those adj. mentioned above. The humanity to the alien is so weak in front of the greed of human. In order to protect their own benefit and fetch the power from the aliens, the human become the worst specie in the world.
At the end of the story, Wikus finally knows the real faces of the people for whom he work. And he fight with his last strength to help his alien friends back to the alien mothership.
The movie didn’t tell how is Wikus after that. Maybe he believe that the alien would keep the words:”I will come back, I promise.”. So he fight for them. But obviously this isn’t the reason he fight with his life. He knows something, knowing what he should do, whom he should help and whom he should fight again. All because he is human in his heart.

He is turning into alien shape step by step. But his is more and more human with no doubt. The last scene is a alien who is make a rose with some iron sheets from the trash. We all know that it’s Wikus, who has changed int to a alien completely cries his best to tell his wife that he still loves her.

Sep 12th, 2009 | Filed under Soliloquy
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Nanguo Book Fair

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Let’s continue our story after we went to Yuexiu Park. There is a exhibition center on the opposite side of the Park. We finished our lunch and then go to Jinhan exhibition center for the Nanguo Book Fair there. Though I had no plan to buy some books, I still want to make a wandering. Just like hunting interesting stuff on a flea market 😆
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Aug 31st, 2009 | Filed under Soliloquy
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Legend of Five Rams and Wandering at Yuexiu Park

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As a five years resident of Canton, I am shame to say that I never be to Yuexiu Park to have a look at the Statue of Five Goats by myself before. We all know that the picture of this Statue of Five Goats has been the symbol of Canton for a long time. And do you know the story about these goats?
As the Asia Game is coming, to avoid be ignorant when our guests mention that, I decided to have a visit this famous landscape. 😈

Formerly known as Canton in the West, the city of Guangzhou has a history dating back roughly 2,500 years.

Although the actual origins of the city are lost in the midst of time, the most popular legend tells of five celestial beings riding into the area that is now Guangzhou on five rams and carrying sheaves of rice. The celestials bestowed blessings on the land and offered the sheaves to the people of the city as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. After the celestials left, the rams turned into stone, and Guangzhou quickly developed into an affluent and influential city.

Due to this legend, Guangzhou has gained several popular nicknames: Yangcheng (City of Rams), Suicheng (Sheaves of Rice City) and Wuyangcheng (City of Five Rams).

From wikipedia.org

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Aug 29th, 2009 | Filed under Tour

The story of the Cowherd and Weaver Girl

Today is the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar, Qixi Festival (Chinese: 七夕節; literally “The Night of Sevens”), also known as Magpie Festival.
So I find out the story of this day on wikipedia.org to share with you:

In late summer, the stars Altair and Vega are high in the night sky, and the Chinese tell the following love story, of which there are many variations:

A young cowherd named Niulang (Chinese: 牛郎; pinyin: niú láng; literally “[the] cowherd”), came across seven fairy sisters bathing in a lake. Encouraged by his mischievous companion the ox, he stole their clothes and waited to see what would happen. The fairy sisters elected the youngest and most beautiful sister Zhinü (simplified Chinese: 织女; traditional Chinese: 織女; pinyin: zhī nǚ; literally “[the] weaver girl”, the star Vega) to retrieve their clothing. She agreed to do so, but since Niulang had seen her naked, she agreed to his request for marriage. She proved to be a wonderful wife, and Niulang to be a good husband. They lived happily and had two children. But the Goddess of Heaven (or in some versions, Zhinü’s mother) found out that Zhinü, a fairy girl, had married a mere mortal. The Goddess was furious and ordered Zhinü to return to heaven. (Alternatively, the Goddess forced the fairy back to her former duty of weaving colorful clouds, a task she neglected while living on earth with a mortal.) On Earth, Niulang was very upset that his wife had disappeared. Suddenly, his ox began to talk, telling him that if he killed it and put on its hide, he would be able to go up to Heaven to find his wife. Crying bitterly, he killed the ox, put on the skin, and carried his two beloved children off to Heaven to find Zhinü. The Goddess discovered this and was very angry. Taking out her hairpin, the Goddess scratched a wide river in the sky to separate the two lovers forever, thus forming the Milky Way between Altair and Vega.

Zhinü must sit forever on one side of the river, sadly weaving on her loom, while Niulang watches her from afar and takes care of their two children (his flanking stars β and γ Aquilae or by their Chinese names Hè Gu 1 and Hè Gu 3).

But once a year all the magpies in the world would take pity on them and fly up into heaven to form a bridge (鵲橋, “the bridge of magpies”, Que Qiao) over the star Deneb in the Cygnus constellation so the lovers may be together for a single night, which is the seventh night of the seventh moon.

It is said that if it rains on the night of Qi Xi, it is the tears of Niulang and Zhinü crying for a lost year apart because the magpies will not come on a night that rains.

Nowadays, Qixi Festival is considered as the Lovers’ Day in China. So wish you have a good evening and fantasy night. 😎

Aug 26th, 2009 | Filed under Soliloquy

Music Time: The Feel Good Song

Just love this feeling~ 😎

The Feel Good Song

*Well, it’s a feel good song,
It shouldn’t take too long
to learn the melody.
So won’t you sing with me?

I got my guitar here,
I bought a 6-pack of beer,
We’ll tell a joke or two,
and share some feel-good tears.*

well,It’s a feel-good day,
I smell the ocean’s break,
The sun’s peek and flew,
And I just got paid.
I got some friends coming down
from the other side of the town,
We’re gonna barbecue,
and throw the football around.

(click “Read more” to fetch the rest and listen this song)
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Aug 19th, 2009 | Filed under Fun

Wap Version of Solesky

More and more people will use mobile device to surf on Internet world. Maybe nowadays, the mobile devices get faster performance and larger screen to display the complex web page. And the smart browsers likes Opera mini would support the HTML protocol of web pages very well. And further, the mobile network is keeping speeding up. But how ever, to make it perfect to read your pages on mobile devices, you’d better choose wap pages instead of web pages.

Wap or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is an open international standard for application layer network communications in a wireless communication environment. Its main use is to enable access to the Mobile Web from a mobile phone or PDA. WAP sites are websites written in, or dynamically converted to, WML (Wireless Markup Language) and accessed via the WAP browser.

So maybe you would say Wap sites is different from Web sites. But actually, they are totally the same except the foreground. Wap sites give us a document that use WML instead of HTML. And that’s all, it means that we can create the Wap pages for our own Web sites.

Word press is a great blog platform which give great development experience to the coders. Many themes for Word press are created. Those are the foreground of Word press. And Wap verion “Theme” also had been made. I would show you a new way to read and write the word press sites.

“Word press To Wap” is a great Wap foreground. You can seach ”WP-T-WAP” at word press official web site or go to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-t-wap/

Just download the code file and active that plugin, remember to make sure you have the permission to modify the ‘wap’ folder. Now try to have a look via www.solesky.com/wap/ :

It seems greats and further more, we can enter the “Site Admin” to mange your site. That’s also a easy way to write post on your mobile phone 😎

Aug 16th, 2009 | Filed under Technique

Lost in “Stone House”

For the sake of GFW, Google Picasa web album is still locked up at China. Get tired for waiting, I bypassed that damn thing via modifying my /etc/host file and fetched my pictures on Picasa again. Among those pictures, I found a special album, the photos taken at “Stone House” Cathedral.

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Guess where has I been? Maybe you would say France, UK, European Countries, USA or….
But… actually, I didn’t made any foreign trip before. Here is still where I am now, at Canton , south of China. :mrgreen:
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Aug 7th, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Install Wine on 64 bit Ubuntu and Run WOW~

We can say that WOW is a great on-line game in the world. It released when I was in Campus. For the good of my study, I missed this game totally. At that time, WOW was run by the 9th City and made great benefit in China. Nowadays, Blizzard decides to end the contract with 9th City and make a good deal with the other IT giant in China, Net Ease. So a new age of China WOW is coming…

We know that WOW’s PC client software is only supported Windows. To the Linux users like me, one of the way to play this game is to install wine which can run Windows version software under a Linux environment. That’s easy to make it cause Ubuntu has built it easy to install. But I countered another problem, the Chinese character and input method support… 😕

After search on Google, I found that the already built version wine-cn haven’t released and I have to “hack” it by myself.
The job I have to do:

  • 1 download the source ball of wine
  • 2 patch the source file with Chinese charset support
  • 3 prepare the environment of building wine on 64-bit platform
  • 4 compile and install wine
  • 5 fix the Chinese character display by adding “gdi32.dll.so”
  • 6 Download and Install WOW~

1  go to http://www.winehq.org/site/download to download the wine source ball

2 extract the file and patch with the “wine_charset.patch”

cd wine-1.0
patch -p1 < wine_charset.patch

3 Run this in Shell to prepare:(Ubuntu 9.04 only)

sudo apt-get build-dep wine

4 Configure, make, and install:

CC=”gcc-4.3 -m32″ LDFLAGS=”-L/lib32 -L/usr/lib32 -Wl,-rpath,/lib32 -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib32″ ./configure -v


make instal

To compile 14.9MB source ball is a time wasting job. 😐

5 Fetch the gdi32.dll.so and copy to the wine

sudo cp gdi32.dll.so /usr/lib/wine/

6 Install and Run WOW just like in Windows~

Aug 3rd, 2009 | Filed under Technique
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29th July 2009

First of all, today is someone’s birthday, so make a wish that she would be always happy and young and pretty. Maybe not all the programs of birthday’s plan didn’t come true 😐 , but hope your would have a nice day~ :mrgreen:

Unconsciously my little blog has run one year now. The first domain name of my blog is holysheep.cn which I registered at domestic domain site. I set it up at June or July 2008, and caused from a terrible database crash of the first domestic virtual host server, I lost the first month’s writing totally. With the help of my respected friend mg12‘s help, I rent a new virtual host server and back to blog writing and the next month.

From then on, I keep writing every months. It seems a tough job for me to use a second language as my blog site language. But thanks for the friends who always support me, I didn’t give up and became more and more enjoyable.

This year is a new start of my blog. I manage to repaint it from top to toe. My work includes buy new international domain name, solesky.com, rent a new oversea virtual host server, customize new theme, and learn more about the word press, php, and css design…

So I want to give a new birth of this little blog and maybe today is also good to be its birthday too 😀

Calcifer@ www.solesky.com

29th July 2009

Jul 29th, 2009 | Filed under Notice