2006年6月28日

台灣的國語到底是什麼?

晚上看新聞時,看到陳總統在發表談話,全程使用「台語」,我看得還挺莫明其妙的!

  理論上一國元首在發表談話應以官方制定的語言為主要語言,在我的印象中,台灣的官方語言仍舊是以「國語」為主,身為對外的一國元首,在有外賓及記者的對外談話,用台語實是有點奇怪!

  說真的,最近的政治新聞真的是愈看愈生氣。從第一家庭的案子看來,不論是女婿還是第一夫人,多多少少都涉入了不太名譽的案件裡,國人對元首有高道德標準那是一定的(誰叫你是總統),握有全國情治機構大權的人,說完全不知情是件很奇怪的事(唬爛要先打個草稿,不是每個人都不用腦子思考的)

  在晚上的談話裡,竟然還出現了如果扁嫂倒了,他也會跟著倒下 ...

  這是身為一個元首應該講的話嗎?雖然衰兵政策賺人同情是很有用的,但在有外賓及記者的公開談話搞這個,我的天,這可不是台灣的八點檔連續劇啊!也難怪反扁的聲浪一直無法退燒!

2006年6月21日

新版古惑仔?

今天的午餐新聞,播的又是藍綠的支持者在互鬥,罷扁似乎成了最近很熱門的話題,但我怎麼看,怎麼都像是電影古惑仔裡老大帶小弟去砍人的情節?

  最近的新聞似乎又圍繞著「罷扁」、「趙附馬案」及「李雙全」這三個案子,一個中飯還沒吃完,這三個案子倒是都報導過了!反而是我一直想看的災區重建一次都沒有報導,政客似都只集中在爭權奪利,民生方面的東西仍舊是沒有顧及到,可有立委討論路上烏賊車的問題?可有民代討論交通標示不清的問題?可有政務官提出適當的經濟政策?只會嘴上講講,實際上的行動卻什麼都沒有!

  好好的一個台灣,卻被這些鼠目寸光的政客搞得亂七八糟的,真的在做事的政客有幾人?辜負人民期望的總統,史無前例的貪汙團隊;人民選出來的代表,是代表在院會裡打架,上演全武行?空口無憑隨便放炮的傢伙,竟然可以形成「爆料文化」。

  這樣的政客,跟搶地盤的古惑仔老大有什麼不一樣?

  古惑仔還得賣命拼個半死,這些無恥的政客只要嘴上動動就可以有大把進帳,就可以把台灣搞得一團亂!看看這些政客,實在是不難想像為什麼這麼多人要移民到國外去,離開自己土生土長的家鄉!

2006年6月11日

看秀,還是多花點錢吧!

星期六,我跟 Medea 終於盼到了等待己久的「舞王」新作~「愛爾蘭之虎」(由寬宏藝術主辦)

  這次是由舞王的頭頭~ Michael Flatly 親自來台演出,所以 Simon 買了特B區的位置(我特別在年代的購票系統上選了二個還不錯的位子,一張要價 $3,500,Michael 真是會撈錢啊),想說可以好好地觀賞舞王老大的演出!

  一進場之後,我有點傻眼,因為特A及特B區竟然是平面的位置(在年代的位置圖上,並沒有註明特A及特B區是平面座位,只能看到離舞台較近),就看到一張一張椅子沒有間隔地排在中山足球場中間的平地上。這下精采了,我還得求神保祐,前面別來個「大頭」,不然我就得「抬頭挺胸」一整場表演了(至於後面的人,那就不是我管得到的了)!其實,我已經很好奇坐後面或中間的小個子怎麼看?我跟 Medea 的位子是比較邊邊的,所以被擋的機會不高;但,坐中間的人怎麼閃前面的大頭啊(還有不少家長帶小朋友來看),為了悍衛自己的權益,我已經有跟人家吵架的心理準備了(我想,一定會有沒品的人亂跑)

  果然,在節目一開始之後,台灣人的本性就出現了,我們那一區有人開始自動把椅子往旁邊搬,還有些人離開座位,自動往前面的空地站(其中還有些高個兒,果然夠沒品),於是呢,後面就開始有漫罵聲出現了(前面的人有沒有道德啊),可憐的工作人員還得負責起勸導及接受「客訴」的責任(還有人帶小孩從高雄飛上來),但,座位不好,客人看不到秀是不爭的事實,他們除了說抱歉外也不能說什麼(很多工作人員應該只是工讀生吧)

  好不容易,我跟 Medea 在堅守崗位的狀況下找到了縫縫可以看到表演了(我們很有品,沒有什麼移動位子哦)。雖然沒有很完美的視野,但現場的感覺就是令人感動啊(我會另外寫一篇關於表演的,這篇是訐譙文)

  在出場後,我跟 Medea 不約而同有一樣的感想,下次要看,要不就多花點錢,買前面的位置;要不就少花點錢,早點去擠看台區的位置,這種不前不後的位子,下次是不再去坐了!

  為了讓主辦單位知道我們這些小人物的心聲,我還是寫了封 Mail 給他們,希望下次不會再有這種情形發生了!

一位坐在特B區觀賞舞王的消費者心聲

看到信的工作人員 您好,

  我是位在六月十日觀賞舞王的消費者(坐在特B區),在看過表演之後,有些話不吐不快,但貴工作室的網站上沒有討論區可以與我們這些消費者互動,所以我發信想讓你們知道消費者的感受,我不期待你們會因為我的信有任何改進,但希望你們能因為這封簡單的 e-Mail 知道一些消費者的感受!

  坦白講,這次的秀非常地精采,無論是台上舞者的表演、燈光效果、音響到整體氣氛的帶動,都是非常棒的!當然前提是「看得到的話」,我坐在特B區 59 排 002 及 004(我帶我女朋友一起)。說真的,星期六晚上我一進場看到特B區是平面位子,我就有點後悔了,一張特B區的票要 NT$3,500,這樣的票價,買到卻是會被前面的人擋到視線的位子,我想請問貴工作室的工作人員,如果是您,您會做何感想?我自己的感想是:我寧願去坐看台區,最起碼視野不會被擋到!

  我從第一次舞王來台演出「火焰之舞」就來看了,那時即使坐後面,看不清楚演員的表情(這是應該的,票價低坐後面看不到是應該的,不然那些花大錢坐前面的人不是很冤枉),但卻也不影響整體觀賞的視野(最起碼不會被擋到)。但,這次我真的對貴工作室坐位排法非常的失望,或許你們有技術上的困難,但是否應該在購票系統劃位時就說明清楚呢(我在年代的系統上劃位,上面似乎沒有註明特A區及特B區是平面座位,對於第一次去中山足球場看秀的我,只知道離舞台近就是好的)?

  在看秀的時候,我除了要閃前面的大頭才能看到「半個」舞台外,還得配合著前面的大螢幕才能大概在腦海裡拼出完整的畫面,如果這是你們預設的品質(我相信,當工作人員在排平面座位時,應該就可以料想到會有這種狀況出現),那我個人對貴工作室非常的失望!NT$ 3,500 的票價,卻只有這樣的品質,我個人是挺失望的,唯一慶幸的是我沒有花 NT$ 5,000 去坐在特A區!

  我不指望貴工作室會回覆我的信件,但我還是想讓你們知道我這個消費者的感受!

Regards,
Simon Chaung

2006年6月10日

特別版連續劇

前幾天在跟馬來西亞的同事哈啦時,她突發奇想地問了我一句:「Simon,你有沒有在看新聞啊?台灣的新聞都好好玩哦,像連續劇一樣!」被她大姐這麼一問,我倒是說不出話來了 ...

  心裡有種說不出來的滋味,雖然我個人對台灣的新聞一直覺得看不順眼,但被人家這麼明白地說出來,還是覺得不太舒服。原來台灣的新聞在國外是這種評價。

  托她大姐的福,我這幾天特別注意了一下幾家新聞台的新聞,難得知道最近台灣的狀況(像趙附馬案),其中最好笑的是東森,還有看守所第幾天,簡直跟連續劇今天第幾集一樣嘛!坦白講,我自己看也覺得很好笑,難怪我遠在馬來西亞的冋事會拿這個當消遣!

  不過,這幾天看下來,我倒是覺得國內的新聞台有點「閉關自守」,都是播國內的新聞,跟 CNN 或 NHK 不太一樣,剛好 Yahoo 新聞也有類似的新聞,我把它轉貼在最下方,有興趣不妨看看!

【中廣新聞網】 張德厚 報導

  凱達組織領袖扎卡威在巴格達被美軍所擊殺,是重大國際新聞,消息傳出後甚至引起國際油價下跌,不過國內電子媒體的焦點卻都完全集中在李泰安及趙建銘身上,對於扎卡威身亡等重大國際要聞視而不見,學者指出,電子媒體的國際新聞比例過低,長期將造成民眾的國際視野嚴重不足。

  扎卡威被美軍所擊殺、南韓公民團體抵制世界盃足球賽,這些國際要聞在台灣幾乎都被李泰安及趙建銘的新聞所排擠,上不了電子媒體的版面。媒體觀察基金會董事長管中祥表示,電子媒體常認為台灣觀眾對於跟台灣無關的國際新聞不會有太大的興趣,因此不會有收視率,就不太願意花心思製作,國內大部分電子媒體的國際新聞,無論在廣度或深度方面都不嫌不足。 管中祥:「在這種狀況之下,我們會發現民眾對於國際事務是一無所知,等於活在資訊的孤島之中,國際新聞比重過低,對於台灣民眾的國際視野是有很大的影響。」

  管中祥指出,台灣國際新聞過度依賴歐美,對於互動日益頻繁的鄰近東南亞國家常常是視而不見,甚至抱以歧視的眼光,讓民眾失去認識多元文化、培養國際視野的機會,不利於台灣的全球化,而國際新聞偏重花絮、軼聞,也讓無助於民眾了解國際事務的全貌。 管中祥:「例如一個小貓掉到水裡面,被消防人員救起來,這種新聞過多只是讓民眾對國際的了解流於片段,限制對世界的了解,只有純粹的娛樂效果。」

2006年6月8日

vsdatant.sys

只是純料的記錄而己,因為公司同事說有碰到因為這個程式而產生 BSOD 的問題(Blue Screen Of Death)。

  事實証明,防火牆果然是個大問題,這個檔案是從公司採用 Zonelabs 的防火牆出來的,只要把防火牆移掉就沒事了。

  為了日後查詢方便,我把在網路上找到的文章保留下來(來源一來源二來源三)!

Fle Information
The process TrueVector Device Driver belongs to the software TrueVector Device Driver by Zone Labs Inc (www.zonelabs.com) or Zone Labs LLC (www.zonelabs.com) or Zone Labs, LLC.

Description
File vsdatant.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows XP are 279880 bytes (25% of all occurrence), 368256 bytes, 372816 bytes, 189792 bytes, 366736 bytes, 280344 bytes, 274232 bytes, 271792 bytes, 145800 bytes, 271344 bytes, 177048 bytes, 279656 bytes, 198720 bytes, 188240 bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. File vsdatant.sys is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. vsdatant.sys is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Important
Some malware camouflage themselves as vsdatant.sys, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check the vsdatant.sys process on your pc whether it is pest. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. It is one of the Top Download Picks of 2005 of The Washington Post and PC World.

Blue screen about vsdatant.sys
several options for you to decide what to complete next about this problem.

1.) Contact the following support site of Zone Alarm and wait for a solution from them. How it will take, I really don't know. Or try my other two possible solutions and see if they will solve your problem. It's your decision! If you decide to go with the support site from Zone Alarm, PLEASE let me know what exactly they mentioned to you on the solution, so the next time if someone has a problem, like yours, we can direct the people to the correct solution, instead of going around in circles, until we find a fix to the problem.

Here is the info on the site for Zone Alarm.

http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=inst&message.id=39897&query.id=58629#M39897

2.) PLEASE go to the following thread as someone else had the same problem as yours, perhaps their solution will work for you?

http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=inst&message.id=46487

3.) My last solution, if you want to try this one also, it may solve the problem.

Zone Labs Customer Care

This Information Applies to:
ZoneAlarm

Summary:
How to Perform a Clean Install

Solution:

There is an option available (in version 4 and later) to perform a clean uninstall. Please make sure that you have the latest version downloaded already, if you plan to reinstall.

In order to perform a clean uninstall of ZoneAlarm, please follow the steps below:

IMPORTANT - If you have a Cisco VPN client installed, you must first uninstall the VPN client, then follow the instructions below, and reinstall the Cisco VPN client again afterwards. This procedure will remove all traces of the TrueVector service, which was incorporated by Cisco into their VPN software.

If you wish to keep your settings, create a Backup from Overview - > Preferences before starting, and then Restore afterwards (available in ZoneAlarm Premium products only).
Click on Start -> Programs -> Zone Labs
RIGHT-click on Uninstall Zone Labs Security, then select Properties
Under Target you will see the following line (the actual drive may be different on your system):
"C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zauninstexe"

Change it to:
"C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zauninst.exe" /clean (add a space and then the /clean)

Click OK to save the new command line.
Click on Start -> Programs -> Zone Labs -> Uninstall Zone Labs Security
Click OK to run the uninstaller, and OK any security alerts that pop up.
say "Yes when being prompted for the removal of all files and allow TrueVector to shut down.
Reboot
After rebooting, check for the following folders, and delete them if you find them:
"Internet Logs"

"Zone Labs" (under your Program Files folder)

"Zonelabs" (under your Windows System32 folder)

Empty your recycle bin
Reboot
install the latest version if you are reinstalling

(NOTE - If you get error messages regarding a missing VSUTIL file, try this first : Search for VSUTIL.DLL on your system. If you find a copy in the SYSTEM32 folder ONLY, under the main WINNT folder, try copying that file to the main WINNT folder, then try the Install again. If it still fails, then you will need to perform the steps below. Do NOT copy a file located in any McAfee or Network Associates folder, that is a different program!)
DO NOT INSTALL ANY PREVIOUS VERSION FIRST - Simply perform the clean install instructions below, then install ONLY the version you wish to install.
In order to completely remove ZA+/ZAP from your system, please do the following. If any of the steps below do not apply to you, or you are unable to perform the function listed, CONTINUE on to the next step.
If you plan to reinstall then, before starting, please be sure to download the latest version. Remember that while the download versions are called Trial, it becomes the FULL version once you enter your current, valid license key. To find out if your key is valid, click Configure > Change Key. Your expiration date and time will appear directly underneath the license number. If your key is not valid, use the following link to renew: http://www.zonelabs.com/renew
DOWNLOAD LINKS :
For ZoneAlarm:
http://www.zonelabs.com/zadownload
For ZoneAlarm Pro:
http://www.zonelabs.com/zapdownload

==============================================

** Use ONLY the primary Administrator account if possible (i.e. log in with the username ADMINISTRATOR). If you are unable to do so, then try a user account with Administrative rights. ** If the machine is part of a domain, you should have the Network Administrator help you.
Please do the following. If any of the steps below do not apply to you, or you are unable to perform the function listed, please continue to the next step. If you are unable to remove any files, make a note of the file AND location (example: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 \VSDATA.DLL).
Open the ZoneAlarm Pro program, go to the OVERVIEW -> PREFERENCES tab, and make sure the Load At Startup box is UNchecked. Close the ZA Control Panel.
Right-click on the ZA icon, and select Shutdown. Wait several minutes before going on.
REBOOT.
You should now have no ZA processes running on your system.
Now click Start -> Programs -> Zone Labs -> Uninstall. Be sure to say YES to any security checks.
REBOOT.
To make sure that you can see any ZA system files, if they are still on your computer:
a. Right-click on Start button, then left-click on Explore. When the Windows Explorer panel appears, click View -> Options. Click the "View" tab, then click the "Show all files" radio button.
b. Make sure you also UNcheck the box to "Hide Protected Operating System Files" if you have one.
c. Click OK.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Making modifications to system files may disable crucial functions of your Windows operating system. We strongly suggest re-enabling the "Hide files and folders" feature once all ZA files have been removed.
Click on Start, then Search or Find, and select Files. Make sure that the location box is set to search your local hard drive (usually C: ), or All Local Drives.
Type each of the following exactly - delete any folders found:
zonelabs
“zone labs”
“Internet logs”

Type the following exactly - delete any files found in \Windows or any subfolder below it, or in your \Temp folder):
vsdata.dll
vsdata95.vxd
vsdatant.sys
vsmon.*
vsmonapi.dll
vsnetutils.dll
vspubapi.dll
zaplus.*
zapro.*
zllictbl.dat
zlparser.dll
zonealarm.exe

vsutil.dll (please right-click filename, then Properties -> Version.
Do NOT delete this file unless it it a Zone Labs file!)

Type the following exactly - delete any files found in any folder with "Programs" in the pathname:

"zapro"
"zonealarm"
"zonealarm pro"

Make sure your Recycle Bin is empty (right-click and select Empty).
REBOOT