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jeudi, avril 30, 2009

 Endorsement Nostalgia: Beat That Duck!

Because I've been taking some courses at the Baptist Theological Seminary, I've been eating some meals at this dingy hawker centre on Margaret Drive which serves so-so noodles, but awesome fishballs. I really like the header of the stall - it's one of those old header boards that aren't backlit; they're lit from external bulbs.

Before endorsements from Makansutra or KF Seetoh were all the rage, there was another, much mightier endorsement that everyone could recognize:

This is the actual stall name board:

C'mon, what are you waiting for? The duck nevwer wies!

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[Endorsement Nostalgia: Beat That Duck!]
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mercredi, avril 29, 2009

 Personality Tests

While on a road trip to Malaysia recently, we did an oral personality test in the car, which led to some really interesting conversation. So while on a mind-break from work, I did one online:

Not sure if I agree with all the answers though, but that's par for the course in personality tests - not everything explains you.

Blimey you're a logical old Hector. You think things through quite thoroughly, sometimes to the extent of being a bit of a boring old fart in fact. You're fairly solid and reliable, though, which is a point in anyone's favour. SUMMARY - Reliable, think things through before acting them out but a bit on the boring side. Loosen up (maaan).

Cruelty comes quite easily.

If you chose the squiggly line then you're always in a hurry. You get bored every eight pico-seconds and have to constantly find new challenges. You may be incredibly enthusiastic, but your 'ants in your pants' chopping and changing attitude to life means you'll probably turn out to be a jack of all trades, master of none. You're quite good fun at parties and you can put up quite a steady(ish) shelf (if called on to do so). Basically, you're one of life's 'slightly useful' people.

Blimey, you're a bit of a 'secret squirrel', keeping your cards very close to your chest. You get on well with your mother. Your father dominates you. You feel that your parents have quite a close relationship. Sex doesn't interest you one iota. You're a bit of a flirty type. Your sex drive is a bit restrained, but otherwise normal. You can be emotional at times, but usually you keep your emotions firmly in check. You have a small circle of friends who you can always rely on.

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[Personality Tests]
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vendredi, avril 24, 2009

 Building Castles In The Air

Containers Galore!

Ming and his angels / Ming's Container Park

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mardi, avril 21, 2009

 Lord Byron: When We Two Parted

In the midst of talking to friends about their relationships, I've reaffirmed my strong belief that I REALLY SUCK at relationship sympathy. So if you've got an issue, unless you want to be emotionally bludgeoned bloody, avoid me at all costs.

Lord Byron: When We Two Parted
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow--
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame;
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shrudder comes o'er me--
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee so well--
Long, long I shall rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met--
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?--
With silence and tears.

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[Lord Byron: When We Two Parted]
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mercredi, avril 15, 2009

 Filing taxes this year is just like finding a good date

Filing taxes online this year is like finding a good date in Singapore: hard to get started, getting ditched halfway through the process, and ultimately, an exercise in futility.

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lundi, avril 13, 2009


In point form, so that I won't get even more worked up than I am already.
  • More than 10 PCs in the office.
  • One person's computer used as the file server (yes, wtf to infinity.)
  • Finally, after 4 months, a shared server.
  • Four separated drives for each department.
  • All computers having different connections to each drive.
  • Nobody except the EXTERNAL VENDOR knows how to connect the computers to the drives.
  • Now, with 10 people in the office, we're moving portable HDDs around thanks to the uneven permissions.
Just give everyone access to all the drives, THEN password protect the drives.

People are VERY STUPID.

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