Paypal信用卡外幣vs本卡貨幣兌換選項預設頁面

Paypal匯率食水深是常識,當港幣兌美元是7.75兌1的年代,Paypal可以收7.58或7.95,匯價視乎用家是收款方還是付款方 (當然最賺的還是Paypal,他們在商家的口袋了已經收了費用),但無論如何,匯率比銀行和信用卡加上信用卡海外或外幣簽賬手續費還要兇狠!

更可惡的是,Paypal在更新介面後,將信用卡兌換選項預設頁面收起來,也就是說,購物時,如果沒有預設有默認的兌換選項(Paypal匯率 vs 信用卡匯率),就會「被默認」使用Paypal的地獄匯率!

不過,我說是收起來,不是說消失了──因為兌換選項的頁面其實還在,只是沒有連結的話,你就要每次都自行「臨時修改兌換選項」了。現實是,不管是MasterCard還是VISA,甚至是American Express的匯率都比Paypal為佳──即使加上信用卡的外幣簽賬手續費以後,還是比Paypal匯率便宜!當然信用卡和銀行有海外、外幣、網上簽賬優惠的話,那差別就更大了!

救救錢包的Paypal信用卡兌換選項預設頁面連結就在這:

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IMDB的Error 500錯誤頁面

其實錯誤頁面本身沒有特別,只是IMDB這樣巨大的CMS原來:

a. 也會遇上Error 500 (沒啥大不了)
b. 早就有這樣的Error page錯誤頁面模板template準備好 … (其實IMDB的404也是用這個錯誤頁面模板的,只不過正常用戶【理論上】該不會碰到404才是…

Amazon Japan的AmazonGlobal 海外配送服務 貨件追蹤

Amazon Japan最近也搞起針對中港台韓海外用家廉價送貨服務來,雖然Amazon美國總公司近年大展拳腳,收購車隊、機隊和船公司來提升配送效率,但日本的AmazonGlobal似乎仍然是依靠外判的物流商處理。

2005年前,Amazon Japan的海外送遞是單純依靠Japan Post日本郵便和DHL的兩層服務,便宜的就日本郵便、要快的話就DHL。大約是2005年末,海外送遞只有一個等級,就是高級,DHL,和便宜沒有關係,派遞速度當然是與成本掛勾的。

2016年9月左右,Amazon Japan就推出了新的AmazonGlobal (就在我光顧了一次『高級』的購物後……),由於要幫朋友買東西,所以這次就試用了AmazonGlobal的「エコノミー」(Economy),看看有多Economy。

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價錢上,的確是比DHL的Economic,便宜了一截。可是嘛,就如前文所述,派遞速度是與成本掛勾的,而且外判商也不是wellknown、人所皆知的物流商。

日本Amazon也只丟下一個名字「Apex」和一組「ECNRT****」的追蹤號就算。

於是就求教google大神吧………
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在notepad++時,以regular expression於行頭/行尾加入字符

在Windows上的Notepad++、或者Mac上的Textwrangler時,過去,當我要在
整個檔案內容的行頭或行尾加入特定的字符時,通常都只會用簡單去取代\r\l\n之類的斷行符號。

然而,這方法在最首和最尾的一行時,就要改回人手,而視乎文字檔的斷行格式是CR、LF還是CRLF,尋找.取代時,要用\n\r還是\l也很麻煩。

Regular expression (regex)就是大救星!

Regular Expression很神很好用… 但絕不容易。有些時候,像行頭行尾,就超簡單:

行首的話,尋找的字元是:^
行尾首的話,尋找的字元是:$

然後取代成你要的文字即成。

BTW,不同OS間的文字檔的End of line關係大概是:

  • windows<cr><lf>
  • Macintosh<cr>
  • Unix<lf>

單面彩印裝全彩

單面彩色A3打印成擬似全彩印刷A5小書冊秘技:

在排版時只在第1、4、5、8、9、12、13和第16頁彩色,其他頁面黑白(單色),就可以只打印一面彩色時得到~擬似~全彩色的效果。

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當然也就是說第2、3、6、7、10、11、14和第15頁都是黑白的。

為甚麼要這樣做?…… 你知道噴墨打印機的墨汁有多貴嗎?你在印「灰階」時,你那台邪惡的打印機也會用高級香檳一樣貴的彩色墨汁印灰色嗎?

紐約時報》經濟欄作家Eduardo Porter 在他的著作《The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do》(中文版:一切皆有價)中就引用美國PC World網站的研究寫道:

“You might as well fill your ink cartridges with 1985 vintage Krug champagne

Top Ten List on Using a Computer in an Office

10. If you got problems, you should try turn the machine off and turn it on again.

09. USB is a port (or an input-output interface) on a modern computer, not a storage device.

08. Microsoft Powerpoint is for On-screen presentation, NOT note printing, please use Word for that.

07. Microsoft Word is for simple document to print out on a laser or inkjet printer, NOT for publishing a 300 pages book.

06. You can email a line of text in an email, you don’t NEED to type a sentence in a Word Document, save it and attach it in an Email.

05. You can also email with a PICTURE as attachment, you can add them just like attaching your favorite Word or Excel Documents. You don’t NEED to put a JPEG photo in a Word Document, save it and attach it in an Email.

04. People can actually read your email faster than you press the print button, go pick up your print out , then walk to their desk with a piece of paper with a line of text on it. If they don’t have any respond from your email, they’re probably ignoring you.

03. You can save a HTML file from Word or Microsoft Frontpage and uploaded it somewhere. But doesn’t mean you know how to do Web-design or “writing a web page”.

02. Don’t click on YES everytime anything pop up with a dialog box, READ first, OUT LOUD if necessary.

01. The blue “e” thingy on your desktop with “Internet Explorer” text under it is NOT the Internet, more like it fucks up the internet!

Top Ten List on what I hate on web-building

10. Default blue <a> and purple <a:visited> – am I the only one felt this is ugly?

09. Using 200 Line-breaks <br> to make vertical spacing – You need a new keyboard when your Enter button broke;

08. Using 200 Non-breaking Spaces &nbsp; to make horizontal spacing or even fake “Center” aligment – I know, you’re using Frontpage, and that “align center” button will kill your whole family, including your dogs;

07. HTML page without character setting meta – Not every one is using same languaged-version OS as YOUR machine! Morons!;

06. Italic font-style – It just looks god-damned-ridiculous on ALL BROWSERS;

05. Comic-sans (and 少女體/娃娃體/海報體 in Chinese) under ANY CIRCUMSTANCE – THEY AREN’T CUTE for 13 years already;

04. Tables for minor layout alignment – It’s NOT 1998, Try google “Minial Table” for god’s sake!

03. Hard-coded Inline style – again, this is NOT 1998!!

02. Flash sites; using a HUGE Flash without HTML options and/or skip button (well, i got one, Ctrl-W/Cmd-W!);

01. IE Only – FUCK IE! Especially IE6, FUCK IT!