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[Life] Never buy a cheap USB cable or it may burn down your home

I bought a very cheap (200 NTD) micro USB cable with measuring feature few weeks ago. It can measure the voltage and the amp when charging but I broke it after I turn the switch to USB mode when charging the power bank. Yesterday when I try to charge a exhausted power bank which supports QC3.0, it starts to swell and heat up quickly. I immediately turn of the switch after I smelled a malodor of burning plastic skin. Luckily nothing was lost except the cable. I cut the cable and found that the metal cables are so thin ( smaller than AWG30) that may cause some problems when conducting large voltage and current. I think I’ll mever buy a cheap USB cable in the future…

[Life] The 499 telecommunication tariff makes people go crazy in Taiwan

Many Taiwanese people jump on the bandwagon after Chunghwa Telecom, the leader of telecom operator in Taiwan, announced a “Mothers’ Day Promotion”, a $499 per month post-paid telecom tariff with unlimited 4G data service and a $299 per month tariff with 12GB data service, on May 8th. Many people take the number before they go to work and go back to the counter after getting off the work. Why those people are eager to sign the tariff ? There are mainly two reasons .

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[生活] 茁茁陶初訪

週六小遊記:茁茁陶初訪
茁茁陶是位於臺北文山區的一間陶藝工作室,位於興泰公園旁,環境是非常的清幽,而且交通也十分方便,搭捷運至木柵線辛亥站走路五分鐘即可到達。老闆是為對植物很有研究的人,門口可以看到許多的多肉植物排排坐,窗台邊也有許多很小株的仙人掌望著窗外,院子有幾株盆栽當著迎著寒冷的冬雨,一個醒目的「茁」字隨著微風飄盪在屋簷下。

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[攝影] 臺北 MOCA Hyperlapse 初嘗試

最近無意間知道縮時攝影有個更進階的玩法: hyperlapse,即是再縮時攝影(time-lapse)的同時,加上「運鏡」的效果。要做也不難,其實就是苦工,不過要拍的好就真的不容易了,安排路線、規劃拍攝張數以及影片節奏的配合等等,才可以做成一個完美的作品。這邊會很簡單的紀錄一下該如何做一部 hyperlapse 的影片。

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