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Month: January 2010

Japanese Names: It is so confusing!

Japanese Names: It is so confusing!

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

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.

Hectic Days

Hectic Days

Ever since I joined the current company (which is not long), I do not have time to blog. At work, it is never ending. When cleared with one request, there is another queuing up from nowhere. Sometimes, I have to face the ones requesting since some are working on the same floor. All are quite friendly in their own ways, just that due to having different responsibilities and some miscommunications here and there, there may have an ocassional conflicts. But…

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Sewing buttons

Sewing buttons

While everyone sleep their way through New Year’s Day afternoon, I began to work on my shirt. To be exact, it was actually replacing old buttons. One of the button came loose and there was no spares. I went to Spotlight after my first day at work to source for buttons. Lo and behold, I found a similar button to those on my shirt. However similar, there are some differences. The buttons on the shirts are yellowing (it is an…

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Goal setting

Goal setting

Happy new year! I can’t believe that this is my first post for the start of a new decade: 2010. By publishing this late at night, or rather, early in the morning of 1st January 2010, it means only one thing: I did not celebrate the New Year. It was almost a custom to celebrate New Year with family. However, for this year, most of the cousins are away on overseas trip. Other than them, I can’t think of anyone…

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