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好讀的感恩留言好讀的感恩留言

致親愛的讀者們:

美國於上週四慶祝了今年的感恩節。感恩節提醒我們不僅要珍惜所有,感恩所得,亦要向支持愛護我們的人道謝。

我們每年慶祝《好讀》獨有的兩個感恩節:第一個在十月十日,第二個在十二月四日。

一九四九年十月十日是周博士誕辰,謹此紀念,並感謝他將《好讀》獻給世界。

二零一七年十二月四日,周博士逝世,我們既緬懷他,亦向其盡心竭力使經典文學變得觸手可及的奉獻精神致意。

或有人問:《好讀》採用甚麼商業模式?如何持續經營?

我們就此回答,始終如一:假如商業模式意即賺錢途徑,那麼《好讀》沒有商業模式,因為我們不想透過讀者來賺取交易。

好讀關心的是如何與讀友來建立交情,眾志成城乃《好讀》的經營之道。

其實《好讀》的理念相當具體——通過收集我們想讀、亦盼望大家喜歡讀的書籍,讓讀者更易接觸、親近正體中文的經典文學作品。

今天是十二月四日,《好讀》不止懷念創始人周博士,亦滿心感恩《好讀》有幸伴隨讀友漫步人生,二十二個春秋寒暑,一步一腳印。

有云:旅程更美,卻總有盡頭。人生畢竟沒有不散的宴席。至少目前我們每一天還在計劃如何將《好讀》更發揚光大一段時間。

最後,趁著今天是「好讀感恩節」,我們務必向忠實讀友表達最衷心的謝意,感激他們為《好讀》送上溫暖問候、支持和鼓勵;我們還要向慷慨奉獻的志願製書及校對隊友致敬致謝,他們至誠服務讀者和文學,不斷提升《好讀》館藏質量。

繼往開來,相伴歲月,《好讀》每天感恩有你。

《好讀》總編輯李思聰

站長羅致謹上

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Haodoo’s Thanksgiving MessageHaodoo’s Thanksgiving Message

Dear Friends of Haodoo:

Just recently, the US celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. The spirit of Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for what we have and the people who support us along the way.

At Haodoo, we celebrate our own Thanksgiving at least twice a year. Once on October 10th and again on December 4th. On October 10, 1949, Dr. Jou came to this world, and we were blessed by his effort to bring Haodoo to all of us.

On December 4th, five years ago today, Dr. Jou might have left us physically. Still, his dedication and spirit of making classic literature accessible will be with us for a long time.

Recently, someone asked me what Haodoo’s business model is and how the venture will sustain itself and continue. For similar questions like this, my reply is always the same.

Haodoo is not a business, and we do not have a business model; assuming a business model means making money. We do not treat our readers like transactions and prefer to work hard for our readers’ trust and connections.

Haodoo’s mission, if you want to call it, is quite specific. We want to make classic literary work with the traditional Chinese typeface more accessible to everyone. That means collecting the books we want to read, and we hope others will also enjoy them.

So on December 4th, Haodoo remembers its founder Dr. Jou and expresses gratitude for Haodoo’s journey. No matter how much fun, all journeys and parties will eventually end. Presently, we have no plan to call an end to this journey anytime soon.

Also, on this day, we express gratitude to our loyal readers who send us their kind words of encouragement. We also express gratitude to our faithful friends who keep feeding our library new books and making corrections to improve the collection.

We are grateful for all of you 365 days a year.

Lee Sze Chung, Chief Editor
and
David Lowe, Haodoo Webmaster

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Looking for volunteers: Haodoo Blog Management TeamLooking for volunteers: Haodoo Blog Management Team

Haodoo is looking for a few volunteers to be part of our blog management team and help us migrate the old blogs on the website to the new WordPress blogging platform.

Q: What are we planning to do?

A: The Haodoo website currently hosts several blogs from way back, and we would like to preserve them by migrating the blog entries to the new WordPress platform. The blog management team will move the blog entries by cutting-and-pasting content. The more modern CMS platform will eventually replace the old website, so we want to migrate the blog before the last minute.

Q: What technical qualifications are required for this type of work?

A: We will use the WordPress.com web app to manage the blogs. If you have previously worked with WordPress, this web app should be easy to navigate. If you have no experience with WordPress, the web app is easy to learn and pick up. Computer platforms do not matter, as Windows and macOS should work fine with WordPress.

Q: What non-technical qualifications are required for this type of work?

More importantly, we ask volunteers to have a relaxed and professional attitude. At Haodoo, we are all volunteers, including the webmaster. When working on projects with Haodoo, we hope everyone will maintain a sense of personal accomplishment and strive for quality interactions with the community and each other.

Also, all communications between the blog team members will take place mainly in English. Please be sure that you are comfortable with this arrangement.

Q: That sounds reasonable. What else do I need to know?

At Haodoo, we do not have quotas to meet. Sure, we have deadlines, so projects will not take forever. If you need some time to get up and running on WordPress, we don’t mind. If you commit to a project goal, we ask you to stick with it or let us know sooner rather than later if we need to adjust.

Q: OK, I am interested. What do I need to do?

A: Create a WordPress account with two-step authentication enabled. Email David at support@haodoo.net and express your interest in helping. David will contact you and get your WordPress account connected to Haodoo’s blog. Afterward, we will discuss which blog to migrate, and you will go to work on the project.

Thanks for reading and your interest in helping Haodoo. We look forward to hearing from you.

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讀友來信讀友來信

有讀友寫信給好讀:

主旨:請問好讀今後是要採取收費購買圖書的方式嗎

您好。新的網站很漂亮!

但我看到有商城跟購物車選項,請問今後下載書籍是要收費了嗎?還是新添加的書籍會收費呢?

感謝,盼望您的回覆。

好讀的回覆:

好讀不會收費,也沒有任何想做廣告或收費的計劃。

目前好讀的網站在技術上需要使用多時間來維持,尤其是在增添書籍或是整理書籍的方面上。

所以好讀是需要一個比較摩登的目錄系統,像許多商城網站所用的。

這新的軟體是為了將來把好讀的書籍,從舊的網站移到新的目錄系統上所做的第一步。

如果有什麼其他的疑問,請隨時來信,謝謝。

志願書籍校正隊友志願書籍校正隊友

製書從無到有並不是每一個人都有能力能夠做得到的。有時候是因為時間不夠充分,有時候是在技術上受到限制,也有時因為受到軟體或是硬體上的限制。如果您對校正已經整理過的書有興趣的話,這個機會也許值得您的考慮。

好讀在最近幾年有累積了一些讀友來的電子郵件中有校正書籍的建議。我們想與讀友一起合作來把這些校正的建議來慢慢的處理掉。這也是想繼續來提高好讀書籍的質量。

校正整理過的書過程大致如下:

第一,最基本要求是有一個能夠操作周博士所寫的 mPBD 軟體的一個 Windows 電腦。也需要一個 Google Mail 的帳戶。

第二,我們需要您來熟悉如何去操作 mPBD 。您可以從網站下載一兩本書(uPDB 版本)先來試試看,然後再決定您對這個校正的機會是否還有興趣。

第三,聯絡好讀,站長會給一些讀友來的校正建議。

第四,來到周博士的 Google Drive 雲端硬碟去看看掃描檔案是否有存在。如果有存在的話,這校正的程序可以繼續。如果掃描檔案不存在的話,請通知站長,我們也許需要取消這一個校正的建議。

第五,完成校正並把更新的電子書版本交給站長。我們需要最基本的版本是 uPDB 與 EPUB(橫與直式)

如果您有興趣來試著作書籍校正,請聯絡好讀與站長溝通,非常的感謝。

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志願製書編輯志願製書編輯

好讀網站在尋找志願者來擔任編輯。這編輯的職責是在管理製書與校正書籍中的一切活動。

從語言知識的角度來說,編輯不需要是中文教授或是語言專家,但需要足夠的語言能力來校正中文繁體的書籍。

從電腦技術的角度來說,總編輯不需要是個電腦專家,但需要有足夠的能力來操作個人電腦,運用Google Mail,並能了解或是學習在當今市場上能用的製書軟體。

編輯也不需要有能力來製作網頁,當電子書製作完成的時候,編輯可以把完成的電子書交給站長來放在網頁上,編輯只需要知道如何去用瀏覽器來閱讀網頁上的書籍。

編輯需要能去運用時間來看顧這製書的過程。製書是一項愛好,不是一個工作。好讀不會催任何人需要多快的製書,如何去運用時間是由編輯自己來決定。

這編輯還最需要做的一點,是有個能自我解決製書技術上的問題的態度。從掃描,經過OCR,在到最後的校正,這整個過程都需要用電腦來處理。

好讀不規定編輯要用某個軟體,我們讓編輯自己來決定去用什麼樣的工具。好讀目前只能接受直式與橫式的EPUB書籍。

當您有機會的時候,請到好讀的電子書製作過程:2022版本網頁看看並多了解這製書的程序。如果您有什麼不清楚的地方,請隨時與我們聯絡。

如果您對周劍輝先生當初開啟好讀網站的熱誠與宗旨想延續下去,您可以考慮在編輯的方面來做個支持。如有興趣,請利用電子郵址 support@haodoo.net 來做詢問。

謝謝您對好讀的關心與支持。

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HTTPS升級HTTPS升級

Haodoo.net的操作系統在今天早上做了升級。其中一項明顯的不同是開啟了HTTPS的功能。 HTTPS (超級文字傳輸安全協定)是許多網站的操作標準。它是用來保護網頁的真實性,並保持用戶通信和網頁瀏覽的私密性。

升級後初步的測試沒看出有什麼問題。 如果您有發現任何不太對勁的情況,請隨時使用聯絡好讀網頁來與我們聯繫。謝謝。

好讀站長

Haodoo.net received an upgrade in the operating system earlier this morning, Pacific Daylight Time. One visible change to the website is the activation of the HTTPS function. HTTPS is now an operating standard for many websites. It protects the web page’s authenticity and keeps user communications and web browsing private.

The preliminary tests conducted after the upgrade indicated no issues with the website operations. However, if you notice anything that is not working as expected, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the Contact Haodoo web page. Thank you.

Haodoo Webmaster

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好讀告示好讀告示

親愛的好讀讀友:

大家好,我是游喻琳。我與先生周劍輝共同在2001年創辦了好讀。這二十多年來,非常謝謝大家對好讀的支持與愛護。

劍輝已在2017年12月過世。他雖然走得突然,但也是很安詳。從那時起,好讀就處於無更新的狀態。相信許多讀友都很關心,也自然的想知道好讀網站的未來。

今天我想與好讀的讀友分享一個好消息。我已經和羅致先生達成了共識。羅先生是好讀多年的讀友,他自願無條件來接手維護這個網站。除了在網站的伺服器(Server)硬體做些更新之外,羅先生還會在網站的安全軟體上做更新與與升級。在未來的一段時間,好讀網站haodoo.net會像以往一樣的運作。這過程會需要一些時間,若是偶爾有造成不方便的地方,還請大家多多的諒解與包涵。

好讀的宗旨始終是希望與讀友免費分享經典文化。好讀是個非營利的組織,也從不在網站上展示任何外來的廣告。這宗旨也是羅先生與我想繼續維持的目標。

這些年來,為了持續中華傳統文化的小小角落,劍輝與多位讀友用好讀來貢獻了他們的努力。如今讓好讀能夠繼續提供,已經累積許多的文化資產,這也是我們對劍輝過去的努力所能做出的一點回報。

公元2022年6月19日父親節

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