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Author: Robert Sim

Robert has just graduated from Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems. He studied Analytics as his second major. To keep himself occupied in his free time, he takes up projects that interest him.
Invoking nostalgia in 3, 2, 1

Invoking nostalgia in 3, 2, 1

Listening to 5566’s 我难过 is the OST of MVP情人, starring the guys from the band and 张韶涵. I watched the drama several times (back then, VCDs were the only entertainment other than the telly. I had no cable). The drama was released in 2002, and thus bringing up memories of secondary school times. Amazing how old songs can trigger old memories.

Answered on Quora: Are there any side effects to bone marrow donation?

Answered on Quora: Are there any side effects to bone marrow donation?

Bone Marrow Donation is the traditional way of extracting stem cells out from your bone marrow. To do that you have to undergo general anesthesia. The risks of general anesthesia include not waking up, choking on yourself during the procedure, etc. However a decent anesthetist and team will be able to mitigate the risks as much as possible. To extract the stem cells, (at least for me) thick needles were inserted and punctured into my hip bone to access the…

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Answered on Quora: How can I get access to WordPress offical site without VPN?

Answered on Quora: How can I get access to WordPress offical site without VPN?

You are right to say that the site is using some Google services such as Google Fonts and Google Analytics If you are using Mac, install Dash for macOS – API Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager – Kapeli. If you are using Windows or Linux, install Zeal – Offline Documentation Browser. Both programs are offline documentation programs and they are updated often. Your mileage may vary. Question: How can I get access to WordPress offical site without VPN?

Answered on Quora: Is there any mayor or governor in Singapore?

Answered on Quora: Is there any mayor or governor in Singapore?

There are five mayors in Singapore, each helms a Community Development Council, which is to aid in local administration of governmental policies and schemes. Each CDC encompasses several GRCs/SMCs and follows the boundaries of the the constituent GRCs/SMCs. The five mayors are namely: Ms Denise Phua – Central Singapore Mr Teo Ser Luck – North East Dr Teo Ho Pin – North West Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman – South East Ms Low Yen Ling – South West Sources: Community…

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Answered on Quora: Why can’t we shorten NS (Singapore) to one year?

Answered on Quora: Why can’t we shorten NS (Singapore) to one year?

First, let’s look at the basic training regiment. Officers goes through officer cadet course after basic military training. All in all, it takes 9 months to complete the course. NCOs goes through specialist training after basic military training. That takes 6 months. Others varies, depending on vocation and unit. Great! If the service cuts off at 1 year mark, everyone will be happy! However, after the basic training, there are other activities that reinforces the training. Some get shipped out…

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Answered on Quora: Why can’t foreign ships bypass the Strait of Malacca and Singapore port by traveling another sea route (Strait of Sunda) and stop in Jakarta instead?

Answered on Quora: Why can’t foreign ships bypass the Strait of Malacca and Singapore port by traveling another sea route (Strait of Sunda) and stop in Jakarta instead?

Being a non-seafaring person, I can only guess based on my limited geographical knowledge. Longer route. Bypassing Straits of Malacca means traversing on the outer side of Indonesia. Current route into Straits of Malacca hugs Malaysia’s coastline. Stronger currents. Outer side of the Sumatra island have to face the stronger currents generated by the Indian Ocean. Shallow and irregular waterway at Straits of Sunda. Without sufficient clearance, tankers and cargo ships would not be able to use the straits. Infrastructure….

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SSL and WordPress

SSL and WordPress

This talk was given during WordPress Singapore, January 2016 edition. The talk covers on the basics of SSL and the importance of SSL. I also covered where and how to implement SSL in general. Lastly, I introduction Let’s Encrypt offering as a viable implementation for sites on a budget. Video Slides Video is recorded by engineers.sg.