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【Life】紐西蘭汽車駕照考試之心酸血淚心得

【Life】紐西蘭汽車駕照考試之心酸血淚心得

說血淚心得是有點誇張了,但是為了考駕照花錢花得很心酸倒是真的。091

在NZ要拿到Full licence駕照要至少為期一年的時間,非常嚴謹,大大的降低馬路三寶的數量。考過Theory test(35題問答題至少對32題)時拿Learner licence,持有半年後才能再報考Restricted licence practical test (RLPT)。考過之後拿Restricted licence,持有半年之後才能再報考Practical test轉成Full licence(如果有參與課程,Restricted licence與Full licence practical test (FLPT) 之間的時間可以縮短到3個月)。三種考試跟三張駕照的金額都不大一樣。以下的表格中,class 1是汽車,class 6是機車。

Application fee Test fee Total
Learner licence (class 1 or 6) $48.20 $45.70 $93.90
Restricted licence (class 1 or 6) $48.20 $86.60 $134.80
Full licence (class 1 or 6) $49.60 $59.90 $109.50

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【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part2–ongoing

【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part2–ongoing

上週收到了Thomson 27.2mm x 250mm的坐桿以及star nut(在台灣俗稱梅花)之後,趁這個週末將單車走線、調整變速、碟煞。不過因為還缺少一個1cm的前叉墊片,現在車子還是不能上路。

Last week I received the Thomson 27.2mm x 250mm seatpost and star nut. I installed both of them as well as adjusted brake/shift during this weekend. It was almost done, however, I still cannot ride this bike, because I am waiting for the last missing piece: 1cm fork spacer.

因為這是旅行車,且本人有嚴重的背痛,這次的座艙設定與以前最大的不同在於坐墊與把手幾乎沒有高低差。我的Fuso鋼管公路車則有5cm的高低差(與以前的雲豹公路車相同)。650B的輪組與小車架搭配起來比較協調。

Because I have serious back pain, this touring bike has the different setting from my previous road bike. There is almost no handlebar drop. But my Fuso steel road bike has 5cm handlebar drop just like my previous road bike (So I rarely ride it…). The 650B wheelset with the small frame has better ratio than the 700c one.
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【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part1–Beginning

【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part1–Beginning

經過了漫長的九個月等待,終於拿到了我的客製化鈦合金旅行車車架。自從2014年去義大利騎單車旅行之後,我就越來越確定自己不會再參與比賽。我想要的是一台能陪我上山下海到處流浪的耐操旅行車,這樣的念頭催生了訂做鈦合金碟煞旅行車的目標。期間曾經survey過Independent Fabrication, Firefly, Hampsten, kualis,但是這些廠商訂做鈦合金旅行車架並不便宜,不包含S&S coupler就要US$3500起跳。這樣的價格我實在是花不下去,且還有其他事情要忙,因此訂做車架的事情也就一直擱著。

After the whole 9-month long waiting, I finally received my customised titanium touring bike frameset. Since I went toruing-cycling in Northern Italy with Bottle in 2014, I am very sure I won’t attend cycling race in the future anymore. I want a reliable and portable touring bike which can be with me around the world. Because of this idea, I want to customise my own titanium touring bike. I’ve surveyed some handmade bike factories e.g: Independent Fabrication, Firefly, Hampsten, and kualis. However, the customised titanium bikes made by these factories are really prohibitive. The price is usually up from USD$3,500, and it’s not including S&S coupler. I cannot afford this price, and meanwhile I was busy on other things, so this idea was pending.

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[WP] How to Add SSL and HTTPS in WordPress?

[WP] How to Add SSL and HTTPS in WordPress?

SSL plays an important role in website, because in the last year Google announced that they will be using HTTPS and SSL as a ranking signal in their search results. This means that using HTTPS and SSL will help improve your site’s SEO.

Using an SSL certificate for your WordPress site means that your data, as well as your users’ data, remains safe from prying eyes. Since WordPress is a particularly large target for hackers due to its popularity and transparency, it’s important to take all the appropriate steps toward securing your site.

If you host a wordpress website by yourself, you may need to install SSL certificate on your website. I found a simple way to install SSL certificate through commands and the most important thing is this SSL certificate is free. Oh yes, you need to have the basic knowledge of SSH, Linux and Bash.

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【Life】珍重再見2016,紐西蘭生活小結

【Life】珍重再見2016,紐西蘭生活小結

轉眼間2016年已經到了尾聲,今年對我來說無疑是人生中最重要也是轉變最大的一年。

Preparation

回想著去年年初訂下了移居紐西蘭的計畫,先是通過了IELTS考試,接著在去年11月時拿到了Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa。若上天沒有讓我拿到SFV,我們現在恐怕還在移民的路上載浮載沉 (至少晚一年以上;時間拖越久對移民越不利)。

確定拿到去紐西蘭找工作的門票後,今年年初開始緊鑼密鼓的擬定出國計畫、準備英文履歷、英文面試以及AWS證照考試。三月時參與了AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam,準備了三個月後終於再度拿下一張國際證照,讓我的履歷表更加的豐富。

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【Life】2016年10月12日紐西蘭技術移民政策調整 (2016/11/20 update!)

【Life】2016年10月12日紐西蘭技術移民政策調整 (2016/11/20 update!)

本文所有的資料都是個人從紐西蘭移民局官網自行閱讀得來。我不是移民顧問,在此只分享心得不回答任何移民、簽證相關問題,感謝各位。

近兩年紐西蘭移民政策調整了幾次,若你透過搜尋找到這篇文章,建議您閱讀這篇文章之後記得閱讀最新的文章:【Life】2017年紐西蘭技術移民政策重大調整 (2017/07/30 update!)


從去年三月開始關注紐西蘭技術移民政策,經過了一年多來,對於紐西蘭技術移民政策算是有一定程度的瞭解。正當我準備要申請技術移民時,好巧不巧在2016年10月11日當天 (固定EOI抽籤的前一天),技術移民政策有了重大調整。

紐西蘭技術移民跟澳洲、加拿大技術移民一樣採用評分制。2016年10月12日之前,只要持有一份紐西蘭工作offer,並且在紐西蘭技術移民打分系統獲得100分以上,就可以提交紐西蘭技術移民的意向書(EOI),申請到resident visa只是遲早的事情。縱使是海外申請者沒有紐西蘭工作offer,只要有140分以上,也有可能offshore申請到resident visa。

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[Java] 支付寶(alipay) 境內支付API介接與實作

[Java] 支付寶(alipay) 境內支付API介接與實作

最近因為公司業務拓展需求,需要將公司的平台導入支付寶(alipay)的API,讓買家可以直接使用支付寶付款。原本以為這是一個很簡單的任務,沒想到因為對支付寶API的不熟悉,來來回回折騰了將近兩週才將支付功能開發完成。

支付寶的支付接口分為境內支付以及國際支付兩種。所謂的境內支付指的是買家用人民幣付款,賣家用人民幣取款。而國際支付則是買家用人民幣付款,賣家可以用指定幣種取款。因為我的公司是紐西蘭公司,當然就是用紐幣取款了。

這兩種支付接口所使用的API以及傳入的參數是完全不一樣的,但因為一開始不知道兩種支付方式使用不同的API,一直在螞蟻金服開放平台上的官方文件糾結了很久。且網路上的資訊新舊交雜,導致程式都寫完了才發現螞蟻金服開放平台上演示的API只能用於境內支付。恍然大悟之後改去用國際支付的API,程式重新撰寫配置才將此支付功能完成。

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