解體 Philips Shaver series 3000 乾剃電鬚刨

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用了一年的 Philips 電鬚刨壞了,月初拿了去香港 Philips 維修中心。雖然是兩年保養,但沒單據就不能修,只能付錢 Trade-in 八折換過新的。電鬚刨只是幾百元,倒不如買過一部新的。

我們覺得在 2014 年年初買,「不是一年便壞掉吧?!」。而我自己覺得以一個 branding 來講,服務應該可以好一點。這部 Philips Shaver series 3000 乾剃電鬚刨的 model number 是 PT373,維修師傅也說過機身編號印了這部是 2013 年製造的 (荷蘭製造)。我覺得,說實香港 Philips 應該找到這部機的來貨出貨資料,明顯只是買了才一年,那要看一個品牌廠商選擇著不著重於保持自己的 branding 了。而購買單據是否在維修服務上很重要呢 ? 我不見得那是重要的吧。如果別人購入作獎品或禮品,何來用家會有購買單據呢?

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Godaddy expiring domains in abnormal way

I just found today that one of my domains managed by godaddy was expired for over a month, and my domain is somehow 「kidnapped」 by a Chinese domain kidnapper this morning. I am trying to buy it back from domain kidnapper but it is not worth to take it back at higher cost.

In this experience, I found that Godaddy expiring domains in abnormal way. which is much different from past 20 years.

1. Godaddy always sends advertisement by email, so godaddy is filtered at my gmail and redirected to a sub-folder. So I missed its emails about my expired domain.

2. The most ridiculous thing is that, when the domain passed the expiry date (Jan 11), the DNS is still working for over a month?! So I was still receiving emails at my expired domain until this morning (Feb 24). The common sense in last 20 years for expired domains is that, DNS addresses should be temporary disabled/changed at registrar, and then web & email for expired domains are suspended in few days after domain is expired. But godaddy is no longer do this. So, I didn’t know that my domain is expired (and for a month ?!)

So, I think it is time for people to re-consider to move out from godaddy to other domain registrars.

OpenDataHK.make.03 Presentation Night

I presented open Hong Kong weather data project hk0weather and Hong Kong air quality data project hkaqhi at OpenDataHK.make.03 presentation tonight.

I showed the Django CMS admin UI of both projects to 30+ audiences.

In last month, rainfall data is added to hk0weather project, and REST API for air pollution data of latest hour or specified hour (date/time), and last 24 hours of air pollution data from a single station.

Both projects are released in open source at GitHub, you can install and use it freely.
https://github.com/sammyfung/hk0weather
https://github.com/sammyfung/hkaqhi

Anyone who are interested to above projects, demonstration, open data or web scraping, please feel freely to contact with me at sammy@sammy.hk.