My next-block neighbor has TV so huge I can watch from my house

Some people are just too rich. The family that stays next block had their kids enjoying Nickelodeon or something on a TV dimension so huge I can’t describe. And it’s not a projection TV, it’s a big-ass TV.

There was this one time I actually had the thought of signing up for cable. A couple of reasons that I didn’t – I probably won’t watch as much and it’s probably a distraction. Now I can add a new reason – I can just watch from my window.

Indonesian ISPs block YouTube and MySpace

Indonesian ISP to block YouTube and MySpace? Banning the whole portal just for one video is just like barring our Indonesians from entering Singapore just because one guy is a terrorist.

Indonesian ISPs Block YouTube And MySpace

Another day, another country blocks YouTube (and MySpace, for good measure). According to Gulfnews, five Indonesian ISPs have blocked, on government’s request, YouTube and MySpace because of an anti-Islam film Fitna, created by Dutch filmmaker Geert Wilders. Official ban reason: the movie ‘could disturb relations between faiths.‘

This is not the first time that Fitna has caused controversy; after being rejected by all Dutch TV stations, Wilders simply uploaded the file via LiveLeak. Continue reading “Indonesian ISPs block YouTube and MySpace”

Sixty-two facts

Here are a list of 62 facts that you may or may not have known. Some facts are kinda outdated though, nevertheless it’s still an interesting list.

Things You Might Not Have Known

  1. Money isn’t made out of paper. It’s made out of cotton.
  2. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.
  3. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  4. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  5. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  6. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  7. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  8. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
  9. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  10. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why. [Actually they do now.]
  11. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2. [Honestly I don’t get this.]
  12. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  13. Every person has a unique eye & tongue print.
  14. The “spot” on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
  15. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled. [That’s why they had the 1997 version – to correct them!]
  16. Continue reading “Sixty-two facts”

Drinking coffee seems to make me want to work

I am starting to suspect that it is not the caffeine in the coffee that made me drink coffee. Maybe it is just the whole action of drinking coffee that made my mind get prepared for work.

Let’s not get too complicated here. But really, each time I drink coffee, I feel like working. Coffee and work is tightly associated in my brain it seems. A sip triggers hours of energy.

And having said that, yes, I found out I can just drink a sip and throw the whole cup away and it didn’t really matter. Mind works in strange ways.

The two persons I thought were mother-daughter actually aren’t!

Ah, this is just craps. And it’s embarrassing that it gotten to this blog. I was having my lunch at the downstairs cafeteria and there is this two people who sells me my pasta and sandwiches.

There is an older lady who’s very nice, she always tries to speak English with me. I always wanted to tell her, “Erm, 其实我会讲华语.” (Erm, actually I know mandarin.)

I couldn’t tell her that sometimes and it would sound like an awful joke if, after one year, I tell her I actually know mandarin and she doesn’t have to struggle with English to me.

And then there’s a younger lady who’s quite pretty. I always thought they’re a family. They look quite similar too. And I finally realized that they’re not.

And guess what? The younger lady is actually the lady boss of the store! The older lady is her worker. Wow, I am really surprised. She’s probably 25 and that’s very young to be the owner of a food stall.

I like pasta.

Streetdirectory.com is no more?

Ahh, Streetdirectory.com gotten themselves into real big trouble this time. I use Streetdirectory.com pretty often to help myself finding places. There’re websites like Google Maps and all but I always return to Streetdirectory.com for their map because they show the buildings, the bus stops and stuff. It’s unfortunate that they gotten into such trouble.

POPULAR online map StreetDirectory.com has shut down, after the company behind it, Virtual Map, lost its appeal against the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) over copyright infringement last week.

The SLA, which originally issued Virtual Map a licence for its maps of Singapore, sued the company in January 2007 for continuing to use the SLA maps even after the licence had expired.

Virtual Map lost it case in the District Court, and was ordered to stop using the infringing materials. It appealed to the High Court, but lost again.

The site was taken down two days ago, said Virtual Map’s managing director Firdhaus Akbar, but the company is currently working with a set of replacement, non-infringing maps, and hopes to bring the site back online in ‘about two days’.

Mr Ackbar said his company has spent ‘millions’ putting in value-added data like points-of-interest, on top of the maps SLA had provided.

Hat tip and source: Plaktoz

I think previously, Streetdirectory.com went to pursue some people for using their maps on website. They fussed about it and they was some legal issues that they cite – possible of copyright infringement. I am not too clear of what actually happened. Anyway, the Singapore Land Authority pointed out that Streetdirectory.com does not rightfully own the maps too. That was a golden moment actually. It sounds almost silly to stop people from using maps.

The incident went quiet for a while but it seems like Streetdirectory.com themselves will have to be silenced for a little while longer.

This disappointment I have

I’m kinda disappointment. I am not good at these things – telling out why I am disappointment, why I am just feeling sad. It’s not the easiest thing to tell too I guess. Maybe things would get better. Maybe I’ll just forget like the way…

I wish these memories can stop attacking me. Wish that they would depart my mind already so packed. Wished it would just end. I can’t really take that much longer. I keep asking myself so many questions when I don’t have the answers.

Why now? Why now? Why now? Why Murphy’s Law?

My examinations are not too far away

Looking at the list below makes me a little nervous.

Examinations are coming

  • Mathematics For Computing (6 May)
  • Information Systems: Foundations of E-Business (9 May)
  • Introduction to Computing and the Internet (12 May)
  • Introduction to Java and object-oriented programming (15 May)

There are just so many things to study and I don’t know where to begin actually.

I haven’t actually started to read through the stuff that’s coming out for examinations. I don’t really have a lot of time to do that. I think I’m getting a little stressed with my work too. I wonder if I’ll be able to get through this and still get the good results and the produce good work. I still have another concern though and that concern is perhaps the most troubling.

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”