Do not quit. Or, do.

What Tony facing is exactly where I am right now. Both of us wanted, and is doing things we are passionate about, however, quote:

  1. I’m doing too many things because I love them all, and it kind of drains me out a bit.
  2. I’m not doing enough on any particular ‘thing’ to make sure I get somewhere with it.

Besides web design and development, I don’t dance, nor I even got a real job from what I do. Yet what he quoted does mean something to me – a lot:

If you’re educated and wealthy enough to be reading this blog (which is true as you’re reading a computer screen), then you’ve got a massive advantage in life. You have the power, the wealth and the education to actually choose what to do with your life. Most of the population of the entire world doesn’t have that ability. You and I are lucky to not be fighting to stay alive day-to-day. So if you’re not doing something that you believe in – something you can be passionate about – then do something for me.


Don’t waste time @ Carsonified

So what I am doing at the moment? I am:

  • Trying to learn how to do scientific research in a lab as a part-time student
  • Writing web applications, sometimes for myself, sometimes for small paid projects
  • Contributing Mozilla projects as Firefox localization manager for Chinese (Taiwan)
  • Contributing astronomy education outreach through maintaining a language support package for a FOSS Planetarium software
  • Studying English, writing some translations (in Chinese)

I don’t exactly know how would these things get me somewhere some day. At least I know I should not waste my time.

2009 國際天文年

IYA慶祝伽(ㄐㄧㄚ)利略將望遠鏡指向天空 400 年整,聯合國教科文組織將 2009 年定為「國際天文年」,跟 2005 年的世界物理年一樣,會舉辦一系列的活動增加大眾對天文的認知。這麼盛大的事情當然要在這裡播報一下囉;YouTube 上面竟然還有電影預告片形式宣傳短片勒 (已經被翻成中文了,建議用高畫質播放)!

台灣的聯絡資訊活動網站可以發現孫維新老師又把活動接下來辦了(那個「China – Taipei」我想是因為 UNESCO 的關係 …),看樣子會很熱鬧。網站羅列了一整年的天文活動(例行的天文活動像是 Star Party 等也會因為天文年所以擴大舉辦),但是真的讓我有興趣的是我隨便 Google 到的這篇來自台北天文館的公文


實施辦法還寫天文社團只要交海報電子檔,天文館幫你印,展完還會寄回去送你!實在讓我很想外掛某個天文社弄一張介紹 Stellarium 的海報呀… 但是也要有認識的天文社願意去展而且剛好貼不滿願意讓我外掛一張就是。


大慧說得沒錯,KMT 這根本就是不管吃相好不好看,就是要吃死你!