Monday, March 24, 2008

Welcome Back!

Shirley's back! But only for a month.. had dinner with the bulk of the cousins the past friday.. just realised, that it's gonna be increasingly hard to have a picture with ALL the cousins.. *shrugs*

Saturday, March 22, 2008

IA Retreat @ Changi Beach Club

Had a retreat for us IA students last Thursday, over at Changi Beach Club.. just next to hendon. Quite a nice place.. so many years I’ve been going to and from hendon, and yet I never knew that just further in, there was such a nice place.. really nice and quiet. Serene. The food, facility and view’s really good too..

Had a couple of team-building games, typical TBTL kinda stuff.. quite fun actually, contrary to what I’d had expected initially.. was actually quite apprehensive about the whole event.. heh. Had a simple workshop too and I found out I was a Reflective Observation (RO) kinda learner. Quite drastic actually, my graph shows quite a slant towards that direction.. and looking back, I totally agree with it. See? I AM blogging abt past events and my thots abt them after all right? =)

So anyway, the retreat was good all in all. Had a really nice time getting together with the other students from the other blocks.. and especially those in 5-20a.. the ppl in ur workplace really make all the difference in how you feel going to work day-in-day-out. And I’m thankful I’m in a roomful of fun-loving jovial pple.. couldn’t ask for more.

Took quite some scenic shots there too.. quite amazed at how the pictures turned out.. it feels good to just walk around with a camera and snap away.. A nice relaxing feeling that’s really quite addictive.

Bottom Left: my personal favourite.. will prob be part of my wallpaper for a long time.. =)

Oh, and it was as if the stars were aligned and smiling down at me. I managed to catch Clarence in the 20-odd hours that he was in Singapore over on Thursday night. Decided to try asking him out and lo and behold, he was still in camp.. good supper, good catching up.. have to do it again soon when you’re back.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Great Exodus

..and so it has begun. I have taken that first step and embarked on a brand new journey with the penguin OS.. yes, I have migrated over to Linux. Gone will be the oppressive days of Blue Screens and endless anti-virus updates. Gone will be the days of merciless rulings and useless ‘support’ coming from Microsoft.

A whole new world awaits.. where software is and will always be free. Where ppl gladly share knowledge and where software codes mature faster than Microsoft can say BillGates.

So anyway, it’s a start, and I’m feeling good about it. It’s quite interesting really, I really wind up learning a lot more about what’s going on in the background, rather than the usual WINDOWS splash screens and automated everything.. it’s no wonder that the great IT users of this world don’t dabble with windows.

Came across an article a few days back.. quite timely.. and I thot I’d share it since it really fits the whole ‘IT’ topic of this post. Enjoy!

Upgrade From Boyfriend To Husband

Dear IT Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a slow down in the overall performance, particularly in the flower, gifts and jewellery applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 un-installed many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, but installed undesirable programs such as Formula One 5.0, NBA 3.0 and World Cup 2.0.

And now Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House Cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?

Desperate Housewife


Dear Desperate Housewife,

First keep in mind:
Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Try entering the command C:\ I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME and download
Tears 6.2 to install Guilt 3.0.

If all works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

But remember, overuse can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Late Night Teh Tarik 6.1.

Late Night 6.1 is a very bad program that will create SnoringLoudly.wav files.

Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-Law 1.0 or reinstall another
Boyfriend program. These are not supported applications and will crash
Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have a limited
memory and cannot learn new applications quickly.

You might consider additional software to improve memory and performance. I personally recommend Hot Tasty Food 3.0 and Tongkat Ali 6.9.

Good Luck,
IT Support

Monday, March 10, 2008

IT Show 2008

Visited the IT Show on Saturday..

I went, I found and I expanded..

Got me a new external hard disk.. whopping 500Gb, since the 1Tb is just not worth its price.. now that’s what I call space. =)

My new hard disk, affectionately named ‘Monster’.