I am not interested at all. No unsubscribe option. Do I have to call SingTel specially to request for a delist? I have received numerous SMSes on that. Oh and the customized ringtones? Oh god they are annoying. Why did SingTel even think I would appreciate them changing to some song I never heard before? I just want the lousy default dial tone that is really really boring because it tells so much of my personality. Thank you.
This Facebook is surprisingly annoying:
Yes I know that’s what the close button is for but the lady is pretty.
BusinessBalls.com has a good article on how to do cold calling:
Cold calling typically refers to the first telephone call made to a prospective customer. More unusually these days, cold calling can also refer to calling face-to-face for the first time without an appointment at commercial premises or households. Cold calling is also known as canvassing, telephone canvassing, prospecting, telephone prospecting, and more traditionally in the case of consumer door-to-door selling as ‘door-knocking’.
More often, I’m annoyed with cold calling.
The worst part of SVN is that it’s got lots of .svn folders hidden in every single versioned directory. It has never occurred to me how terrible an idea this is until I delete a directory. I had this weird deja vu that I’m going to regret issuing that rm -rf command but I did so anyway. It’s versioned, I tell myself.
Ah, but there’s a catch
No. Once I did that I spend the next 30 minutes trying several commands to recover it, such as svn revert and svn update. They don’t work because the current directory’s .svn folder is still there and it’s just silly SVN’s way of knowing its there. Every command to revert led me, falsely, to believe my folders are all still there.
So I downloaded an entire new copy of the files I just deleted and put them back. That failed as the files I have restored manually don’t have the .svn folders. I tried committing the restored copies and the SVN server will just say the “Commit failed” with the reason “Server sent unexpected return value (405 Method Not Allowed) in response to MKCOL request for ‘…’”.
Don’t tell me what I can’t do!
Well… The thing is I wasn’t convinced. In an act of folly I deleted the parent directory which now resulted in the whole project just dead basically. Fantastic.
I should add that at this moment it all came back to me. I am certain this SHITuation happens to me at least a dozen time especially when I’m half awake.
As least Git doesn’t have that issue. Every time I use SVN, I have this feeling I’m walking on thin rope fearing to offend the Tiki gods. I guess I’m just not smart enough for SVN.
I can’t emphasize more on not resurrecting old email conversations by just replying blindly. The following meant something:
RE: Request for inspection
It meant replying to the previous conversation regarding “Request for inspection”. If it’s not the same topic, start a new email message with a brand new title. Don’t be lazy, new email subjects are free too, please have fun with it. Finding mail has become a challenge recently.
I’m frustrated with courier services. They haven’t been as punctual as I hope for.
They give a time range, nine to twelve, where I woke specially to prepare for a delivery. I stayed and waited.
And waited. (x100)
It’s half-past-damn-twelve and my package did not arrive. If they claim they would come between 9 to 12, I expect them to come at around 10:30 by rule of averaging. I can’t wait any longer and I’m leaving to 24seven office right now.
This is not the first time this particular delivery is missed. I hope one day courier services would at least send an SMS to inform me that they cannot make it or something.
This is the first time since a decade ago where I buy a computer with an OS fully installed. I almost have no recollection how easy this supposed to be. When I received my MacBook Pro earlier in the day I had thoughts on how I have to set things up.
It was delivered (finally) at half past 4. My brother and I opened the package which presents itself well and earned an excellent first impression. I switched on the MacBook Pro and was delighted it just works. (That’s not to say that others computers don’t.)
I begin by trying out all the eye-candy stuff, the dashboard, the expose and made sure I opened each and every application to see how it looks like. Then I played with the System Preferences, probably that excites the geek part of me.
Instead of getting Mac OS X to suit me, I decided not to do any custom settings and use all those System Preferences as default. I explored around like a kid with a new toy and felt Apple delivered the experience.
Then my frustration sets in. All the function keys require the ‘fn’ to be held down. I don’t mind if the controls that took over are useful, but it’s being replaced with crap like backward, forward, play buttons that is just unnecessary. There’s no Home button. And I still have no idea how to get the Num Pad out, or is there even one?
The first thing I installed was, well, Windows 7. Please don’t scream at me. It’s the nearest I could get to something familiar. Windows 7 works for a while and start giving my blue screens then black screens then no screens. I tried resurrected it by starting the recovery console where my brother and I stared at the damn forever-progressing progress bar left to right till we got dizzy. It didn’t fix itself. I switched off and went back to Mac OS X.
It’s destiny I tell you.