巴黎行 - 第一天

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巴黎行 - 住宿

经过4小时53分钟,我们从弗赖堡出发,中途在Mannheim 倒车,在巴黎东站下车。下车后,记得千万不要从那群热心的法国人那里买票。都是骗子。进地铁站后坐地铁4号线,在 Maubert – Mutualité 下车,到达我们的旅馆 Hotel du Commerce。

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双人间是54一晚,三人间是74一晚。平均下来每人30以内的住宿。洗澡2欧一次一人,其实整体来说还是不错的。虽然不提供早饭,但是提供厨房和冰箱,可以在旅馆里面自己做早饭。12点正午 Check out。如果需要可以寄存行李,之后即便是已经 Check out,也随时可以取到。

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双人间其实还挺适合情侣的,不过我们两个大老爷们住在双人间,睡双人床,或多或少还是有些微妙( ̄▽ ̄)。

快毕业了

终于,快毕业了。
2009年从 Welocalize 辞去 Software Localization Engineer 的职位后,到现在正好3年了。
想到 2008 年的时候,刚刚从大学毕业,拿到 BSc in CS 的学位,又加上 ACCP 的认证和当时 sun 还在的时候,做 netbeans 的 localization。那种感觉,现在回想起来,真是自由。然后就去 WL 做 SWL,但因为 Leader 走了,学不到想学的东西了,也就辞职了。当然,工作经验对我来说很有用,我还是很感谢 WL 的,因为它让我对公司的流程有了了解和理解。虽然很多人觉得,不到一年学不到什么真正企业上的东西,但对我的理解力来说,几个月就足够了。这点我还是比较自信的( ̄▽ ̄) 我自满了。。。

说说辞职后吧。我抱了 IMP 的项目。一个出国留学的项目。其实 08年的时候我就打算出去,比如 当时 sun 内部的一个 Engineer 推荐我去 Bond Univerisity 读 Ph.D。不过当时家里觉得不靠谱,也就作罢。毕竟 IMP 这个项目是国家局作为 Intermediary,总体上还是靠谱的。不管靠谱不靠谱,对我来说,这个项目目标学的是经济,不是 CS,跟我自己的目标相差很远。但谁让我当时一心就想出国呢。

经济这个东西,说难不难,因为生活在社会里面,就必须会被经济影响,但不一定被计算机科学影响。毕竟咱们还是人,还会用钱买面包吃,而不是买芯片咬。但是,这货说不难吧,也很纠结。首先,经典的经济学都是比较脱离现实的。低速的经典物理中,考虑的模型有时是没有摩擦的。一个小球在完全无摩擦的运动,就如同你不用手来打飞机,经济上,就是没有 Transaction cost 的交换活动。扯淡一样的存在。或者说,太抽象了。Engineer 方向的 Scientist 出身的话,有时候会受不了,因为会想很多,可想多了,就不对了。

上面这段我看着都纠结,不过,我当时准备面试的时候,比这个纠结的多。当时经济零基础是绝对的。不感兴趣是绝对的。一个月后的面试,教授见了我,然后问了问计算机上的东西,然后问了问经济上的,然后就要我了。我觉得很幸运。不过也谢谢教授当时收了我,我才能有现在的这样的学习生活,在锻炼中才能有进步。

面试后的几个月都是混混沌沌的,直到第一次考试,着实给我了个下马威。我了个去泥马考的都是啥。第一学期和第二学期就是这样过去的。朋友每当问我在干嘛,我就说我在考试。每次我都说我在考试。我一直在考试,从来没停过。不过,第二学期相对而言心情好了很多,因为在 Chair 里面开始做项目写代码,让我有了地方去宣泄自己的情绪,顺带可以满足我自己小小的虚荣心并给我带来一定的成就感。第三学期开始,发现一个学期学4门课程是最多的。所以之后的两个学期平均下来都是4门,不多选。考试成绩相比前面两个学期也好了很多。第一年的时候基本上都是3和4,第三学期的时候,2开始变多,第四学期的时候开始出现1,这学期虽然考试成绩还没有全出,不过已经有一门的考试成绩很满意啦,同时也期望后面2个考试成绩也让我满意。

我一直在想自己在德国的2年半是怎么过来的,经历的很多的事情,也看淡了很多事情。虽然有时候心情还是很纠结,不过仔细分析一下发现自己其实是 strict risk averse 的品种,心理上的这个状态都好多年了,想改也改不了了。有时候朋友调侃我说,我学的是 Wirschaftsinformatk,Electronic Market拿了个1,你却根本不用任何的在线交易平台啊。我跟他说,我觉得不靠谱。诶。最近在找房,也是因为各种不确定导致心情各种微妙。明天早上睡醒了再打个电话,希望各种顺利。

恩,扯远了。

言归正传。这周我完成了可能是我这辈子最后一门笔试的考试,下学期顺利完成论文,我也就正式毕业了。工作还是继续读Ph.D呢?我个人更偏向于留 SAP,也希望他们能要我。人长大了,想的事情多了,25岁的想法跟22岁的时候不一样了很多。父母又马上退休了,总觉得自己应该承担起一些责任了。飘在外面,没有在家里的安全感,不踏实,不安定,有的时候不开心,也不能总是找朋友去宣泄自己的情绪。有人问我,那我出去干嘛。

我出国,为了学习,为了长见识,为了锻炼自己。这些谁都是。我还有个目的,就是自己出来,仔细想想,我到底要做什么。当时的我,有着别人羡慕的编程能力,却不知道做什么。教我们 cpp 的老师说,CS 这个专业,一般来说都是和另外一门学科做交叉,这样才能做出成果来。不然根本没有什么用。现在看起来,学经济后,虽然对具体的目标没有太大作用,但让我看的开了,看的广了,知道要做什么了,知道我想要什么了。3年没怎么写代码,没有太去关心新的技术,以前的朋友,现在都是技术牛人啦。恩,我也要加油啦。

车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直。出国2年半,即将毕业的我,尝试相信自己一定能成功,也对自己祈祷希望一切能顺利。考试的期间,看完了三体这部科幻小说,好希望我也有机会用他们的机器给自己打上一个永远坚定信心的烙印。有着自己长线的计划,该到的,终究会到;该是我的,终究不会离开我。加油,努力,并另自己坚信着。曲折的两年半,生不如死的两年半,让我自己觉得,我至少还活着,活着,就要活出个样子。做自己想做的事情,趁现在还能做。25岁了。18岁的时候想做但觉得自己还年轻。25岁了,确是到了18岁的时候幻想的年龄了,是时候为自己的未来奋斗了。

意识流一样的流水账,本来中文很差,这么几年英语下来都不会写作了。 不过,希望以后,如果我有机会在看到这篇文,希望那时的自己可以对现在的我说,目标实现了。如果没有,那么,请继续努力,继续加油。

人活着,总想自己留下些什么给后人,让后人记住自己。可最后,如果人类终结了,谁,或者说,什么还能纪录呢?那,请我自己,好好的活着,请我自己,好好对待自己,实现自己的愿望,看自己想看的书,学自己想学的知识,不管什么事情,请坚定自己的目标,并努力的实现。离开人事的时候,心里没有遗憾。

最后再对自己说一句: 加油。

工科男神马的…

如今装文青的人很多,是因为入门起点很低,看几本书几部电影介绍再从豆瓣混一星期就可以出师成艺术家了,还有各种装X指南…随着文艺青年名声渐臭,他们又装起了工科生…回想起自己和其他一些工科男们的生活经历,特写出来,希望群众们明辨是非…

那些只知道二次方程的解是2a分之负b加减根号b方减4ac的男生不是工科男,他得知道二阶微分方程有特征根和拉氏变换两种解法,并说的出孰优孰劣;

那些罗列的出Java C# VB名词的男生不是工科男,他得知道如何用C描述一个中断函数,并且拿中断函数TX、RX实现串口通信;

那些只会拿牛顿被苹果砸中发现万有引力当成作文例子的男生不是工科男,他得会用微积分通过角动量守恒和开普勒第三定律推倒出平方反比律,最好还是在向量形式下。

那 些只会拿free gate甚至百度个在线代理糊弄女生声称自己也会翻墙的男生,他们不是工科男,工科男大都拿google提供的API自己架VPN,然后下个GFW List当白名单,从此twitter facebook一律自动翻墙,其余网站自动不翻墙,省去切换烦恼还稳定。

那种没事给你贫360怎 么被腾讯欺负了的,绝对不是工科男。他们不出声是因为工科男不怎么用360那种小白软件。其实他们有部分人不爱装杀软,反正从win98到win NT到win2000到win me到winxp早就安装过无数遍,坏了ghost就是。当然他们用vista和win 7的也不多因为太花哨,相当一部分人用Linux…还有些人数十年来对DOS的命令符提示界面情有独钟…

工科男一般不用迅雷狗狗一类工具找电影,也不大上优酷土豆——flv格式清晰度太低。每次看到海大8301教室放200Mb的rmvb电影我都特别淡定不了,你Y这么大屏幕,不能找个清晰点的么。还带着什么“伊甸园BT下载,仅供学习使用,请于24小时后删除……”

工科男实在,长期的数理推导训练他们有一就是一;

工科男讲求原则,就像编写程序一定要按语法书写,有错误不debug就坚决不让你编译;

工科男大都热情,他们有一肚子的知识和本领想和你分享,如果你信得过他,他不光能给你换灯泡还可以帮你们宿舍偷电。

工科男脾气懂的等待和坚持,因为在每次探索每个实验中他早历遍了失败和孤独;

工科男也许很羞涩不懂言语,但是他们思路很简单,就是对你好不是速度推倒;

工科男也很浪漫,我看过那篇日志“一生都等为我手绘这个函数的人”,笛卡尔的故事。真把哥感动了,那个心形的二元函数,不是很浪漫么;

工 科男那里当然也有AV,甚至他们可能就是某情色大站的斑竹,试想如果工科男不压片、分流、出种子,那些小白们上哪里下XX呢…放心他们心态好的很,思 维简单的比无码还清晰。也许他们只是喜欢网站被墙掉后如何通过动态链接继续维护的乐趣,他们心中,与GFW斗,其乐无穷。

真正的工科男安稳 的很,光棍节对他们没什么不同,还是宿舍、实验室、食堂三点一线的生活。看到给挫男织毛衣的女生也许会叹息一声,不过还是会加紧步伐,买设备的钱还得去报 销呢,去晚财务处就下班了,那帮混蛋可不像工科男一样工作起来没日没夜。工科男没有七情六欲么?当然有,但是那句描述牛逼顿的话怎么说的来着,“发现自然 界的真理带来的快感远比性爱销魂和持久的多…”所以能打动工科男的人,即使画不出心形的那个二元函数,也必然不是低俗无趣的姑娘。

更重要的一点,学习工科只是真正工科男的必要不充分条件。也就是并不是所有工科学生都是真正的工科男,至于如何辨别真伪,您得返回文章开头来看了。

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灵异的一天

今天早上大概 5 点半左右起床,因为要赶 6:18 的那辆车。然后和QXQ一对在 Paula-Modersohn-platz 的 Haltestelle 见面,一起火车到 Stuttgart。其实去的路上很平常啦,火车上看到了浮云。单反相机也各种美。真的好像换相机了。

转了 2 次火车后,我们到达 Stuttgart,然后又坐了 15 分钟的 S-bahn,最后到达 Universität Stuttgart。

其实介绍会什么的,都还好啦,不过里面有 Huawei 哦,我还是有点害怕这家公司。然后惊讶的发现,学经济神马的都是浮云。人家要的不是 IT/Dev,就是 Finance control/Accounting。我们这个项目好脱轨阿。。

听完介绍会大概是下午 4 点了,期间我们一起逛了下展台,吃了顿附赠的午餐,5 个人吃 3 小碗盖饭,应该不够的。于是,我们那时候好明智的打了个电话给 陶陶居,吃火锅去=0=! 逛展厅的时候,我顺便拿了张 BW 的地图。

5点前我们到达陶陶居,于是,“正题” 开始,这里的火锅,味道真的是太好了,还有各种海鲜,自助每人 15 欧,酒水不免。然后我们打算坐 19:18 的火车,听某学长说,其实 20:00 还有一辆,我们想了想,还是去 HBF 看看在说的。

吃完火锅,我们大概在 Stadtmitte 逛了逛,发现某教堂的投影艺术,好漂亮,于是各种合影,然后出现灵异图片 2 次! 我们想想,赶紧去 HBF 好啦,于是就飞奔到 HBF,XQ 和我去找没人的自动售票机查时间,结果发现 20:00 的那辆是 IC/ICE,于是我们在还差2分钟的时候,飞奔到 Gleis 7,座上了 19:18 的火车。

大概1个多小时我们到了 Karlsruhe,一起在 M 里面坐了一小会儿,吃饱喝暖后,出发去坐到 Offenburg 的车。发现,展台上显示我们的车晚点了,于是,大家一起等,来了一辆车后我们觉得那辆是晚点的车,但我和XQ觉得,大概就是这辆,于是我们跑去看火车的目的地,发现有 Offenburg 那站,当时还剩下 2 分钟发车,瞬间上车,车开了。XQ 询问了下某大妈,得到证实我们坐对了。

然后,我们完全的放松状态,打游戏、照相、看书,各种滋润,结果,在某站的时候,突然某人意识到,是不是坐过了什么的。我们赶紧下车去看,看到目标是 Offenburg,我们连忙按开门,发现门已经关上了。我们好慌了一下,怎么办坐过了什么的! 因为到 Offenburg 的车是 10:01,那个时候已经是 10:05。 于是很神奇的,我拿出那个在展会上捡来的 BW 的地图,和XQ研究了一下坐过站了的路线,想了各种可能,结果,灵异了! 火车的下一站就是 Offenburg,我们没过站!

下一辆车还有40分钟,我们打算去遛弯下,聊了聊天以及各种灵异事件,我们当时很后悔为啥没有投简历什么的,说不定就要了。XQ 发表言论说,再来几次灵异事件,直接去信教了什么的 =0=

于是之后各种正常,我们按时上了回 FR 的车,安全到达 FR HBF。回 Vauban 的路上我还在想,12 路什么的,有没有阿。到了 PMP 后,惊讶发现了 12 路就在路边等着。于是我飞奔过去,司机见了我,就跟见了亲人一样,连忙让我上去,还说票什么都是浮云什么的,我恶寒。车开在去 Schlossberg 的路上,司机也在不停的停车接人,看来是最后一班 BUS,我看到车上还有 Busfahrer 的招聘,400 欧起什么的,顿时对 Busfahrer 充满无限敬意。

于是,安全到家。流水帐一样什么的记录。诶。

The Time Traveler’s Wife

„It’s hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he’s okay. It’s hard to be the one who stays.“
—Clare

Introduction (Novel)

Using alternating first-person perspectives, the novel tells the stories of Henry DeTamble (born 1963), a librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and his wife, Clare Abshire (born 1971), an artist who makes paper sculptures. Henry has a rare genetic disorder, which comes to be known as Chrono-Displacement, that causes him to involuntarily travel through time. When 20-year-old Clare meets 28-year-old Henry at the Newberry Library in 1991 at the opening of the novel, he has never seen her before, although she has known him most of her life.

Henry begins time traveling at the age of five, jumping forward and backward relative to his own timeline. When he leaves, where he goes, or how long his trips will last are all beyond his control. His destinations are tied to his subconscious—he most often travels to places and times related to his own history. Certain stimuli such as stress can trigger Henry’s time traveling; he often goes jogging to keep calm and remain in the present. He also searches out pharmaceuticals in the future that may be able to help control his time traveling. He also seeks the advice of a geneticist, Dr. Kendrick. Henry cannot take anything with him into the future or the past; he always arrives naked and then struggles to find clothing, shelter, and food. He amasses a number of survival skills including lock-picking, self-defense, and pickpocketing. Much of this he learns from older versions of himself.

Once their timelines converge „naturally“ at the library—their first meeting in his chronology—Henry starts to travel to Clare’s childhood and adolescence in South Haven, Michigan, beginning in 1977 when she is six years old. On one of his early visits (from her perspective), Henry gives her a list of the dates he will appear and she writes them in a diary so she will remember to provide him with clothes and food when he arrives. During another visit, he inadvertently reveals that they will be married in the future. Over time they develop a close relationship. At one point, Henry helps Clare frighten and humiliate a boy who abused her. Clare is last visited in her youth by Henry in 1989, on her eighteenth birthday, during which they make love for the first time. They are then separated for two years until their meeting at the library.

Clare and Henry marry, but Clare has trouble bringing a pregnancy to term because of the genetic anomaly Henry may presumably be passing on to the fetus. After six miscarriages, Henry wishes to save Clare further pain and has a vasectomy. However a version of Henry from the past visits Clare one night and they make love; she subsequently gives birth to a daughter, Alba. Alba is diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement as well but, unlike Henry, she has some control over her destinations when she time travels. Before she is born, Henry travels to the future and meets his ten-year-old daughter on a school field trip and learns that he died when she was five years old.

When he is 43, during what is to be his last year of life, Henry time travels to a Chicago parking garage on a frigid winter night where he is unable to find shelter. As a result of the hypothermia and frostbite he suffers, his feet are amputated when he returns to the present. Henry and Clare both know that without the ability to escape when he time travels, Henry will certainly die within his next few jumps. On New Year’s Eve 2006 Henry time travels into the middle of the Michigan woods in 1984 and is accidentally shot by Clare’s brother, a scene foreshadowed earlier in the novel. Henry returns to the present and dies in Clare’s arms.

Clare is devastated by Henry’s passing. She later finds a letter from Henry asking her to „stop waiting“ for him, but which describes a moment in her future when she will see him again. The last scene in the book takes place when Clare is 82 years old and Henry is 43. She is waiting for Henry, as she has done most of her life, and when he arrives they clasp each other for what may or may not be the last time.

Introduction (Film)

In the early 1970s, Henry DeTamble is in a car accident with his mother that results in her death. Henry survives by inadvertently time traveling back two weeks earlier at the scene. Moments later, Henry is helped by an older version of himself who has traveled back. Unable to control the timing or destinations of his traveling, Henry finds himself drawn to significant people, places, and events in his life but is incapable of changing events beyond the minor differences his presence creates.

In 1995, Henry meets Clare who is overjoyed to see him although he is meeting her for the first time. Clare explains that she has known Henry for most of her life and that he is her best friend. They begin a relationship, which is challenged by Henry’s disorder. His sporadic time traveling is further complicated by the fact that he is completely naked when he arrives at his destination, and from a young age he has learned how to pick locks and steal to acquire clothes and survive his travels. Among his getaways are many visits to young Clare; from present-day Clare’s diary he gets a list of dates when he visited her, and gives those to young Clare so that she can be waiting for him with clothes. In 2003, Henry and Clare marry, though he actually time travels away before the ceremony, and an older version of himself arrives in time to step in.

Henry’s disappearances take their toll on his relationship with Clare. His disorder allows him to win the lottery by having the numbers in advance, but also makes having a child with Clare seemingly impossible, as Henry’s genes cause their unborn fetuses to time travel. After numerous such miscarriages, Henry has a secret vasectomy to end their suffering. Clare soon gets pregnant one last time — by a visiting younger version of Henry — and is able to carry the baby full term. Henry travels forward in time before the child is born, and meets their daughter Alba as a preteen; she tells him that she is a time traveler too, but has increasing control over when and where she travels. She also tells Henry that he will die when she is five, a fact that Henry keeps from Clare upon his return to the present. Young Alba is visited sporadically by her preteen self, who ultimately tries to prepare the younger girl for Henry’s death. A devastated Clare soon finds out what is to come. Later, Henry time travels and is shot by Clare’s father as he hunts; he returns in time to die in Clare’s arms. A younger Henry later visits Alba and Clare, giving Clare hope that he will visit again, but he tells her not to spend her life waiting for him.

Actually, it does not provide so much details in the movie rather than in the novel which is given in the plot summary, however, it is quite a good and touch movie I have seen this year, after watching the Biohazard4 (0_0). At the very  beginning, I even didn’t think that was a kind of good movie, since I just wanted to watch it for fun and also because it was a highly rated. But when I went into it, I had to rejudge it again. As a beyond-controlled time traveler, he never knew when and where he was, even so, Clare, his wife, was still at his side. It is so hard for the people in the real world now to realize how important the one’s family is. People are busy for their careers and business, that’s, the money, which is the thing they only care of.  I am so curious that, what leads to it? Is the government always pushing us to earn money? Or is it because of the fiscal problem? Is it true that only money can bring the happiness? Unfortunately, maybe, currently the money won. It is impossible for us to live better without gaining more money from our careers. It is a kind of trade with the society, no hard work, no gain. We all live under this basic rule.

Why Henry and Clare were living in the happiness even both of them knew the tragedy? One reason could answer this question, is, they were contented. We want to be better and better day by day because we are not satisfied with everything we’ve already had. Sleeping in ones own room, living with ones parents, having mother’s cook… all of these common things are the real treasures of the life. But we gave all of them up since we made a deal with the real world. What we want to do after earning money is to improve the quality of living style, but which is no more than a better room, a more comfortable bed or a faster computer then traveling with beloveds around the earth to see the world. However, there are always something that cannot be bought by money, which is called the Time or the Life. The dead is never back to live again, not all of us are the time Traveler can travel to the future to meet our sweets and tell them: keep going. Once we lose this chance, we will lose it forever. That’s the real importance we have to really concern about.

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