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Month: April 2010

Perk of working

Perk of working

  Many times in the day, we would have felt dejected and unappreciated at work. However, there are occasions when we do feel appreciated and loved at work. Me and my friend were processing applications at an undisclosed institution when we saw this Post-itTM note pasted on the front of the supporting documents that she had to send in:   If there are service indicator components in the application process, she would probably get the highest score for them.  …

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Army boys are… well, boys…

Army boys are… well, boys…

I thought I had it easy, lucky if others may say, during my two-year stint. Rewinding memories, I had it easy when I got posted as a regimental police. A role with much predictable routine in it. I had it easy when I was a recruit with the CSM not being around due to medical reasons and the commanders being friendly to us. But no. The newer generation of recruits is having it easier. They are being issued with laptops….

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Time

Time

A friend at work shared with us an old riddle: What is something that is too short and yet too long; something that we sometimes need, sometimes don’t? Time. Time can be too short when there are many thing to do and is something that we need. Time can be too long when there is nothing to do, and we don’t need it. Right now, the description of time that suits me is the first. There are many things that…

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Morning activity

Morning activity

Upon finishing my new routine, morning runs and strengthening exercises, I made a mistake. I took the lift up back home too soon. My body is quite sensitive to motion immediately after runs, and the outcome can be me fainting over nothing. To prevent that from happening, I decided to try the concrete flooring on my back:

Fog of War

Fog of War

The following video shows how fog of war affects a battle, no matter how one sided it is. Questions to be asked: How did the guys up in the air mistook cameras for weapon? There is no way in my eyes that the cameras can be RPGs and no metals showing AK-47 bodies. What are the RoEs in Iraq? In a short overlay of words by a reporter in the video, he mentioned that the American forces has a thing…

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DNS and more VPN woes

DNS and more VPN woes

Recently, I have been having trouble with my internet service. Twice a day, I was kept disconnected from the Internet. Each time I checked using Windows Live Messenger’s troubleshooter, it was the DNS (Domain Name System) that caused the trouble. There was nothing much that I could do, except to keep flushing my DNS settings. Which did not do much good anyway. The workaround? OpenDNS. Honestly, I never did care much about DNS even though I know how important it…

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BHB moment for Microsoft

BHB moment for Microsoft

Sometimes people can be very buay hiao bai (thick-skinned and full of himself). Organisations do that too at times. But Microsoft takes the tops for this: Seriously? The only reason why I choose to install Microsoft Office 2010 beta is that I need Outlook 2007, and I have yet to get the installation and product key from my school. And since the beta runs till end October this year, why not?