Funk Slap bass groove learning

I had just decided to master some funk bass line and make it my repertoire richer.

So I went back to youtube. One of my favorite teacher MarloweDK there and I want to buy his DVD

http://playbassnow.com/playing-styles/slap/beginning-slap-bass-dvd-example/

I prefer the digital format because ship to singapore gonna take time and shipping fee. But happen that the paypal not working and IBAN transfer not working…

What a wonderful email conversation with MarloweDK. He offer me his DVD after I tried so hard. He is a good man with a lot of good bass guitar.

I think I’m so bless and just want to thanks for his offer. May God bless him and his family.

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A praise to Symfony2 PHP Framework

I’ve been working with php nearly 7 yrs in different industries and companies. It wasn’t something to proud or sound.

Let me share a bit of the problems We usually encountered as PHP programmer.

  1. Hire php programmer seem easier and cheaper, but they likely to work very differently
  2. They know different framework and some build their own framework and coding standard
  3. When the application down, they will probably blame system admin and system admin blame their framework and another framework war start
  4. Application started small, code small and we code it elegant nicely. But when business change critical rapid or new coder come in and code urgently then code go mad and hackish.
  5. Spageti code are not manageable, thousand lines of dependency codes just to support a tiny function.
  6. PHP programmer feel frustrated and productive drop compare to start a new app. so they quit.
  7. This is exactly how PHP programmer or PHP application got killed.

Summary of the lesson: Think before code. And what an coincident from my finding from Symfony2? It force us to think before code!

Symfony Framework

Symfony Framework

I am impressed, Almost every single details, philosophy, naming and the design. It is a framework, so it is. It is not some framework + library. it is a real framework and generous framework, with composer to manage the dependency of third party library. I would just praise they are bunch of smart people, the choices and the method are smart and elegant.

Namespace and Directory, Vender\Bundles make the codes resident in the right place, they exist with purpose. so your code are with purpose.

Dependency Injection. Not everything is entity, There are some Services and you will need it everywhere in your code. You don’t initiate the object to do the service for you. And to manage the environment configuration of your service for dev, testing, production. I haven’t go deep into DI yet. But this is something definitely save us.

Request and Response Framework. We use MVC in our resume for every interview. This become a standard to show that we know to collaborate with front end and back end developer. But in symfony2, MVC is hiding… we don’t say MVC because it is not worth our mention in application wise. But yet, different developer still working together happily, even better than those who use MVC as their framework marketing keyword. TWIG is so far the best front end engine I have ever used. Doctrine is the most comprehensive back end as well. What could go wrong with them? But yet a good framework not just about that. We have a lot more services and interface to care. But ultimately, the most important two should be emphasis. Request and Response. This focus make symfony2 architect rightly.

In fact, the books are written a lot clearer and I might be miss leading. Testing with PHPUnit, Assertive, Validate, Routing, Cache, PSR coding standard. I think symfony2 give php developer a new way. So that we can code some good stuff and manageable.

Well, It is so far the hardest framework to me to learn.. it take sometimes to make us a good developer. At least, think rightly.

Last but not least, I shall credit one of my friend who recommend me this great symfony framework. Thanks Kun. Or I won’t be like to code for the rest of my life.

精神大过一切

吃下了最后一包药,也不知道这病到底会不会跟着结束。耳边重复播放着刚买的para para paradise. 身边许多的伙伴支持使我心里强过了一个境界,希望写下这个启示来可以鼓励着需要的人,或以后处冬季的我。

为什么忧虑呢?

当我们的「灵」已经比「身躯」还要重要的时候。

这是一种令魔鬼都颤栗的启悟。

当我意识到最终我们还是归到我们父那里去,精神会继续保留下来,而光鲜美丽肉体会离开烂去的时候,生活中很多的次序就会被调整过来。

依然我要称颂感谢并珍惜上帝给我们这么精致美丽的躯体,可以享受感受这世上的一切。这是一个及其精致美好的工具,给我们完成你托付我们的使命。

如果没有精神,躯体也不会有动力。人活着不是靠着食物,而是上帝给我们的话驱使我们活下去。

当我们灵强的时候,甚至强过我们肉体的时候,我们连死都不惧怕,我不再像丧尸一样靠着肉体欲望活着。

而我害怕的只有一样,罪,是让我们灵魂死亡的怪物。因为它会吞吃我们,让我们再也见不着那生命的太阳。

当我们明白真理,真理已经释放我们得了自由。勇敢的去完成你未完成的托付吧。

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当巨人站起来的时候,黑暗的势力会紧绷,但是不要害怕。

靠着神的话(圣经)和祷告(圣灵),这是使我们生命最稳固的基本功。

共勉之。