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Month: January 2010

Celebrating Values Day 2010

Celebrating Values Day 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is here again. Honestly, this is the only event that gets me excited as an alumnus of YJC. 😀 Tickets are priced at $10/-. They can be bought at the event itself or from any existing YJCians, students and teachers alike. If you see any YJCians on the street, stop them and ask for a ticket or two. 😆 The event will be held on the 27th Feb 2010, 9am – 5pm. It is a Saturday, exactly a month…

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Geek plan

Geek plan

Reading Time: 1 minute A LCD monitor Wireless keyboard + mouse Bonus: A mini desktop or a docking station Bonus: A print server Whatever needed accessories for the laptop Blackberry. Wonders if SMU allows pushing of email to BB. hmm.. What else did I miss out?

Woopra Chat

Woopra Chat

Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, I have used Woopra as my forth statistic tool for this blog. Yes I am that manic about stats. Anyway, Woopra is one kick-ass program. It uses the usual javascript codings and Java to deliver real-time statistics straight on the desktop. I get a kick from looking at the pinging dots on the world map, which signify people going through page after page on the site. Not only that, there is a live chatting function! I can chat with visitors in…

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McDonald’s is releasing Pig Doraemon!

McDonald’s is releasing Pig Doraemon!

Reading Time: 1 minute (via @dk) Someone is listening. Hard. But all this can be avoided if someone learns how much passion the community has for a culture. Still, kudos! Sadly, I won’t be purchasing it. I didn’t intend to collect the set as there was no pig initially. A late release like this does not change the fact that I do not have a collection. Still, let us not deprive the rest and vote “YES“.

Simmering

Simmering

Reading Time: 1 minute Slide. Screen on. Slide. Screen off. Slide. Screen on. With a frustrated sigh, slide. Screen off. Oh heck. beeeeep beeep beeeep beeep beeeeep beeep beeep beeeeep. Ring ring ring ring ring. No answer. Slide. “Sigh.” “Oh, forget it,” while looking around the lighted streets inappreciatively. Switching on the iPod Nano, the world became oblivious once more…

Recall

Recall

Reading Time: 1 minute I hate the fact that I tend attach the sounds and words of a movie or a show to related visual simulations and couple with active imagination or underused brain juice… WALA! I get a moving picture in my mind! Reading the working script of the Avatar movie is as though watching the movie in mind, albeit fast forwarded version. Reading the summary plot of A Walk to Remember movie on Wikipedia, couple with a sudden recall of the song,…

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Sinful weekend

Sinful weekend

Reading Time: 1 minute Despite of going to East Coast Park for another 2-hour long non-stop cycling, I think I have put on weight instead of losing them again. Saturday – Cousin’s 21st birthday. Burp! Cycling from the Kite Runners to halfway point of the Changi Coast Park Connector and back (app. 20KM again). Sunday – My dad bought home some 来历不明 roast duck. Super yummy and sinful. Burp! No swimming today, because I decided to take a long nap. Thanks to fiefie and…

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Japanese Names: It is so confusing!

Japanese Names: It is so confusing!

Reading Time: 1 minute Being in a multi-national company, I get to be in contact with colleagues in other countries. One of the countries is Japan. Despite being immersed in the world of anime and manga (yes, I am a closet otaku), I still cannot figure out Japanese names. 😮 Western names usually go <GivenName> <FamilyName> (Jim Carter), whereas Chinese names are in the order of <FamilyName> <GivenName> (Cao Ge). A variant of Chinese name happens when Chinese adopts English name, be it being…

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NAS over the Net

NAS over the Net

Reading Time: 1 minute I managed to set up my home’s NAS over the Internet. YES! OK, anyway, I have to redo it because I took a shortcut. Things to do: Install Optware Install Nano Install a web server Install Access Book Install OpenVPN (better not. LOL. There is not a need for this yet) Install mySQL Install Print Server Install Media Server I got to thank @Phazey for helping me out in the identification of the correct IP address to use.