Some metadata about the site.
Why this Site?
When I was a student, I had no much money for commercial development software and computer books. Thanks to the Internet, I could still learn some computing skills. I felt happy on every “a-ha” moment, knowing new tricks, solving yet another computing problem. I always dream of a personal channel, sharing my happiness to others. Therefore, my personal hobby became this site Michael Talks.
Why changing name from Happy Computing to Michael Talks?
My blog focused on the tips and recipes about computing stuffs. However, computer technologies shift so sharply that I cannot introduce them all with single person. I think critical thinking toward computing is more important than technologies themselves. In addition, I want to talks something other than computing sometimes.
Why *nix and Open-Source Software?
When I was in high school, I got my first personal computer. The OS was a desktop Windows. When I tried to learn computing and programming. I found that every good thing need a lot of $$$, many of which expensive toward a student. There were some freeware and shareware, but they didn’t fit me well. I desired a personal website (even before I was aware of the term - blog) and need some tools for web development. I heard that Linux has some cool stuffs to build a website such as Apache, Perl, PHP, and MySQL, so I began my GNU/Linux life.
我以前在用電腦時，Windows 上的好軟體大概都要 $$$，而那些免費軟體實在不太好用。在因緣際會下，我學習了 GNU/Linux 和其他相關的咚咚，就回不去了。
After several frustrations and trials, I got myself acquainted with GNU/Linux goodies like command-line utilities, shell scripts, Emacs, Perl, etc. Thanks to GNU/Linux and Unix. I re-experienced how computer can interact with people. I enjoyed the design of *nix and these utilites built upon it. Besides, I became aware of software licensing and open source software movement. The openness of a new technology guides me to choose it.
這些學習的經驗，讓我以新的⻆度認識電腦。我非常喜歡 Unix-like 系統的設計，此外，我慢慢也了解有關軟體授權的議題，這讓我在選擇和學習新技術時更加注意。
Why Using Chinese?
There have been numerous English information in the Net; however, less Chinese one available. Hence, I decided to mix Chinese and English on my site.
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