Archive for December, 2008

Welcoming 2009/1430H

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

2009 is very near, and I am writing this post earlier for the fear of getting arrested before 2009 actually comes. 1430H arrived yesterday. Happy New Year!! 2008 was a very good year with a new job, new son, and new house purchase. The new year of 2009 is supposed to be the best new […]

Shop Jusco or Carrefour

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

I have been doing groceries shopping alone for about 20 days now, and I have always done it at Jusco. However today since I had to pick up my spectacles from Focus Point I went to Carrefour instead. There were several differences between Jusco and Carrefour and to tell you the truth I prefer Jusco. […]

I Can’t Take This Noise Anymore

Friday, December 26th, 2008

With a baby 20 days in age, the holiday season should be wonderful for my family but it has been totally wrecked by the sound of hammers, drills, and whatever they use for renovation next door. I realized today how stupid the MPSJ approval process must be, without any consideration of peace for the neighborhood. […]

Adding More Sidebars to WordPress Themes

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

WordPress keeps being updated but your themes rarely change unless you’re a theme developer. I wanted to add a leaderboard but I was delaying because I am too lazy to add any custom code to my theme. Silly me I forgot that I have already added an extra “sidebar” when I developed the theme for […]

On Property Purchase and Money3

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

As some of you might already know I bought a property in August, and the banking procedures were dragged until September where RHB Bank suddenly wished to change the loan amount. My agent, agent S was a 22 year old mobile agent I found through word of mouth. She was not helpful because she didn’t […]

Anonymous Cowards

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Anonymous coward – this is the default user name that is displayed on Slashdot for users who wishes to post comments anonymously. It’s really an appropriate term. Why would you want to be anonymous if you really believe what you’re talking about? I am mainly disappointed with people who are promoting racial tension in Malaysia. […]

OCRopus and Tesseract Binaries

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

After I wrote about Ocropus and Tesseract in July, I received 4 requests for the binaries. Two requested using the comments and two requested via email. The truth is that it ain’t easy to upload files that big because my upload speed is 1/4 of my download speed. It’s worst today (see the previous post). […]

What Happened to My Upload Speed?

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

For quite some time I have been working from home with no difficulties, and I am happy with the speed. Sometimes I even have 3 or 4 terminal service windows open, juggling between them to complete my tasks. However this morning when I tried to utilize my Nortel IP Softphone 2050 to call my boss […]

Break A Leg

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

One fine day, I accidentally switched to the movie Outsourced on HBO. I decided to see what’s it about. It was a fine movie about real outsourcing situations in India and it was quite fun. I really enjoyed the last scene at the airport when the American manager is sending off the Indian manager he […]

More Than 48 Hours Offline

Friday, December 12th, 2008

It has been a while since I spent time at home without going online. As a matter of fact I don’t remember at all when such an event has occurred before. 48 hours is strictly speaking, because 50 hours ago I did check my Gmail for 5 minutes. The truth is that I have not […]

Gmail Stickers!

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I was casually browsing the Official Gmail Blog this morning and saw that Gmail is giving away free Gmail stickers. The only thing you need to do is to send a self-stamped envelope to: Send me some Gmail stickers already P.O. Box 391420 Mountain View, CA 94039-1420 For International requests, we need to send the […]

Lightweight Google Reader

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I was surprised by a change made to Google Reader today, with a new lightweight layout. There’s no longer rounded corners and blue background. The feel is great and the speed is faster than before. Read more in the Official Google Reader Blog: Square is the new round

Google @enstek

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

From conversations I had with my colleagues at work, and from other friends I heard that Google is going to have presence in Malaysia, specifically at @enstek in Sepang. It’s a new flagship area opening its wings to tech companies from all over the globe. Is this really true? In some stories I even heard […]

This Is Not SPAM

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Since the past 2 weeks I have been receiving funny and annoying emails that start exactly like this: Maaf menganggu.. Maaf, ini bukan SPAM (This is not a SPAM). Tapi untuk menyampaikan satu berita mengenai biz yang menguntungkan Kalau tak berminat delete saja And each of them is actually promoting different programs: i.e. easy money, […]

Starbucks Sizing System

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I was watching HBO when one of the short sections in between the movies were aired. It was about the new movie “Role Models”. I have always wondered why Starbucks have the sizing system “Tall” (small), “Grande” (medium), and “Venti” (large). It’s plain weird. Interestingly Danny Donahue (played by Paul Rudd) mentioned this directly in […]