Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New staff in CityU CS

Go to the CityU CS academic staff list page and you can see some new staff there. They are very easy to recognize, just those without pictures...

Well, this is not entirely correct. Except that the Instructor I seems to be new (who comes from HKU), the two assistant professors are relocated from the department of computer engineering and information technology, which is going to "fold up". It was splitted from EE and CS departments some years ago, but then they decided it is better to revert to the original state. (Of course, this is a much bigger change than renaming a department and then renaming it back again.)

Monday, August 29, 2005

The highest efficiency

對於英國人的辦事效率, 我早有所聞, 不過都係親自體驗下好...

1x-JUL: we will shortly begin preparing the paperwork to apply for your workpermit
2x-AUG (經催促後): The application will be processed shortly (即係唔問佢係唔會apply...)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


我啱啱睇過佢地以往嘅 departmental meeting minutes, 睇完都好驚吓... 包括收生情況, league table position, 財政狀況以及教職員流失率等, 都俾我想像中嚴重... 點算呢...

Friday, August 19, 2005

Cable TV on KCR

OK, so we have TV everywhere, now on KCR also. But could they make sure they are working properly? For the second time I'm forced to listen to two channels superimposed (actually the same recorded programme but unsynchronized). I think I'm basically a macroscopic object and not like to be in two quantum states at the same time...

Monday, August 15, 2005


Today I go to the British consulate to collect my renewed passport (using 5% of the time to get it and 95% of the time queueing outside just to get in). Then I go to the HSBC headquarter to open a UK bank account. Actually, I never go up there before; and I am wondering, if only I had joined this company many years ago, I will not be here opening this account...

The process is fine, except that (i) it seems that every customer service officer in HSBC sells insurance, and (ii) she casually asked a question which I have been asked a thousand times and still unable to answer, namely "for how long will you be working there?".

I would really like to know an answer to that question.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Google Earth

呢個就係我屋企個景了(即係將前面D 樓壓扁左之後)... 遲D 冇得睇了... 唉...

I like to use google earth to fly slowly above HK. It is beautiful - thanks Google. Maybe they could add a bit more controls to make it a real flight simulator.