How much time I spent on reorganizing my computer

Okay, as I was saying, my computer’s getting kinda cluttered and things are just getting harder and harder to find. I use Windows Vista Business, I have multiple copies of Apache, MySQL, Ruby, PHP and other this sort of programs in my computer. If you don’t know what they are, you probably wouldn’t like my blog, maybe you’d be better off at BoingBoing or watching some inspiring videos at TED.

The problem with having multiple copies is that you don’t know when to launch what. Every time I want to – say – launch MySQL, I start thinking really hard which folder should I go into. And when my mind is kinda switching off I often find my mouse pointer moving towards Safari browser icon and visiting Digg.com. Counter-productivity at the very best or worst – you decide.

I always tell myself, okay, next time when I re-setup my computer I’ll do this and that and so on… Each time I re-setup my computer, I always find a flaw with my existing setup. I will restructure my folders again, partition things differently this time. And I always have this optimistic thought that this time I’m really getting it right.

I rarely do. Two months later I would look back at my system thinking of new ways to refine my setup for the future.

Maybe the problem isn’t with me. Maybe the problem is with just the way computers are. All these labyrinth-like hierarchy of folders, it’s more messy than my family tree. Some day, we should kill the ideas of folders, they’re a good way of organizing things but today with people storing more and more files, the concept of folders is hardly a good idea.

justrealized.com was once registered

Interestingly, I’m not the first one to want to register the domain name justrealized.com. Back in the 2000s, justrealized.com was actually register. It was then deleted on December 29, 2005 according to eXpiresoft.

Who would actually want such a long domain name I thought. I wasn’t even in a hurry to register it, figuring out no one probably would think of this name. And you know before I hit the ‘Checkout’ button at GoDaddy, I was still thinking really hard if this is the right choice. The next moment, my right index finger click the mouse button by itself. Wasn’t me!

I spend a good part of my time setting things up, putting on a half-assed theme that can only impress a three-year-old. I am trying to find ways to increase productivity in web development. My computer is facing the classic case where more is needn’t necessarily good and lesser could’ve just been a hell lot better.

I just realized I am going out of point. I shall add a new post with a new subject to remain relevant.

It is April Fools’ Day

I didn’t know it’s April Fools’ Day until…

Conversation at 1:45 AM

Wynn: not sleeping ar?
Wynn: tmr got class leh
KahWee: got what class leh
KahWee: got meh
Wynn: ya
Wynn: 9am
KahWee: oh… is it
KahWee: what class is that
Wynn: 108
KahWee: huh
KahWee: really ar
Wynn: april fool
Wynn:
KahWee:

108 is one of the modules I take at school. So fast and it’s April 1st already. Time really flies. April Fools’ a good day to check out the web. Companies like Google always have something prepared for you – typically making some bogus announcement. Some of the not-too-funny April Fools’ pranks include: Continue reading “It is April Fools’ Day”