【Life】Auckland常見食物的價格–超市篇

【Life】Auckland常見食物的價格–超市篇

轉眼間在Auckland也住一年多了,想要來分享一下此地常見食物在超市販售的價格。以下商品的價格全部拍攝於New World超市,而New World是紐西蘭常見的連鎖超市之一(超市不能拍照,只能偷拍…)。其他常見的還有Pak’nSave與Countdown,Pak’nSave與New World的母公司其實都是同一間(Food Stuffs),但是Pak’nSave商品的價格通常會比較便宜。順道一提的是,Food Stuffs是紐西蘭最大的食品集團公司。

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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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Flight Price Check using KAYAK Trips 好用機票比價工具

Flight Price Check using KAYAK Trips 好用機票比價工具

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以前會用Adioso來做機票票價提醒–可彈性設定旅遊長短,不固定日期之下來找低於預設價格的機票。但Adioso沒有提供多乘段(Multi-city)機票比價的提醒。後來想到之前有寫過KAYAK Trips旅遊管理的功能,就來試試看KAYAK找機票的功能。這一試下去,發現善用Trips的功能,就能達到多乘段(Multi-city)機票比價。雖然沒有email提醒,但也可以方便比價做紀錄。

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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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