Archive for December, 2011

三分鐘熱度?

December 23, 2011

今晚與一眾人玩三國殺,水平很菜,玩得一般。主要是興趣不大,一直沒有研究,連哪個武將作甚都記不住。

按道理來說,這種 board game 是比較合我胃口的:做工精美,人物豐富,老少咸宜。但不知怎的就是提不起興趣去玩好。

忽然一驚,以前的自己對這種東西可是很著迷的,睡覺想,上課想,但現在,竟然不 fancy 了。

突然覺得以前大人所說的三分鐘熱度,不是什麼壞東西。世上的東西那麼多,值得研究的千千萬,可以學習的萬萬千。三分鐘熱度,說明你能對一樣東西提起興趣;三分鐘熱度,不至於讓你以生之有涯,去花在學之無涯。最重要的,還是保持對萬事萬物的好奇之心,自己覺得喜歡的,大可不必在意旁人的眼光,而自己決定是否要花時間在上面。沉迷於一樣東西的感覺也是很好很妙的,它可以讓你廢寢忘食,它可以讓你如痴如醉。即使時間很短,但事半功倍,往往效率很高地能在很短時間內達到業餘的水平。最後,把自己的才智與時間花在有興趣的東西上,豈不妙哉?

三分鐘熱度,可以保持人的敏感性。這樣才能多嘗試不同事物,最終找到不是“三分鐘熱度”而是三年,三十年熱度的東西的幾率也就大大增加了,興趣也就自然廣泛。

希望我繼續多一點三分鐘熱度。

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Applescript to export your iPhoto albums according to the hierachy

December 8, 2011

iPhoto has one thing that drives me nuts: one cannot export photos in folder/album while keeping the hierarchy!
This is very useful when your want to export them to some external device, say, a digital photo frame.

I did some search and found that people are using some cumbersome trick, i.e., to batch rename the photos with prefix of the event, export, and then move the photos with the same prefix into folders with the prefixes. This is not so elegant because people may want to give meaningful name the photos and this will certainly destroy it.

So I wrote this little script to make life easier. Extract it and drag to ~/Library/Services. This will add it as an service of iPhoto. Now you can just select an album and choose

‘iPhoto -> Service -> Export Album’

then select a folder to export to. Enjoy!