【Life】2017年紐西蘭技術移民政策(Skilled Migrant Category)重大調整 (2017/08/17 update!)

【Life】2017年紐西蘭技術移民政策(Skilled Migrant Category)重大調整 (2017/08/17 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。

而在閱讀本文之前,建議你可以先看看之前我分享的另外一篇文章:【Life】2016年10月12日紐西蘭技術移民政策調整

[2017/08/17 更新]

2017年對於想要辦理紐西蘭技術移民的人來說又即將迎接重大的改變(官網原文),這也是繼去年10月12日調整分數之後的第二個重大調整。此次的技術移民(skilled migrant category)政策主要有三個改變:1.薪水限制、2.配分方式調整、3.取消部分項目的加分、4.沒有紐西蘭當地工作經驗或學歷者,將不會直接給予resident visa。新政策會於今年8月28日開始實施。

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【Life】七年之癢–我的碼農之路

【Life】七年之癢–我的碼農之路

轉眼間,在IT界當碼農過了七個年頭,在紐西蘭也工作了一年多,覺得自己應該寫篇記錄來紀錄這七年的里程碑。除了幫助自己回憶,也相信過了幾年再回過頭來檢視這篇記錄時,能夠有對照組來做比較。

若有看過我之前寫的這篇文章,會知道我大學唸的是私立大學心理系。因為對程式有興趣,在大學時曾幫系學會架設簡單的HTML/Flash網站。雖然如此,在那時並沒有任何念頭要把寫程式當作是畢生志業,也沒有特別花時間去自學任何程式語言。

2007年大學雙學位畢業(畢業學分快要200,累死老娘),去了另外一間學校的心理所打混了兩年,2009年離開學校後到醫院、機構擔任社工、就服員。在機構工作的一年之間意識到自己完全不喜歡這份工作,每天上班都讓我痛苦難耐,知道自己絕對要轉換職業跑道,否則一定會瘋掉。但是要做什麼?通常知道自己『不』喜歡什麼會比喜歡什麼相對容易。現在知道自己不喜歡這份工作了,那之後的路呢?我不斷的反覆問著自己。那時身邊剛好有幾個好友在寫程式,他們知道我對IT有興趣,不斷的鼓勵我轉職嘗試。但是身為一個私立大學心理系的畢業生,想要憑著這樣的學歷找IT的工作是談何容易?當時做了一個影響往後人生且燒錢的決定:去補習並且拿到Java證照。(我絕對沒有要鼓吹大家去補習!)

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【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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