19 Jan 2010 @ 12:16 PM 

Productivity killer #47

Clicking through a link on someone’s status update and realized that it’s a webcomic.

“Just one more… click.”

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=302

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Last Edit: 19 Jan 2010 @ 12:16 PM

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 12 Jan 2010 @ 7:17 AM 

Ever had a dream so real, you thought it was real? Usually one will know when one is dreaming, at least that was always the case for me, but I just woke up from one which I thought was real. Here’s the story.

Part of the dream I knew I was dreaming:

Started with me in my Grandma’s room, with my cousin L and MMY. Can’t really remember the conversation. MMY gave me some thing to throw away in the kitchen. Wanted to take a bath, went out, met YPS. She started to ask about my job, I answered it was a better choice, I travel about thrice yearly. I started finding the rubbish bin. Went in the shower, saw a bag on the floor.

Suddenly was in a different room, someone came and played his Metallica CD I borrowed from him. Song started skipping. He took it out and I mentioned I did not play it since I borrowed from him, which was a lie.

Part of the dream that felt real:

I heard that familiar sound at 8 am where my phone will start syncing emails. I stayed in bed and started to feel vibrations under the bed. Took my phone from the nightstand and tried to read the display, but phone couldn’t be turned on. The vibrations on the bed started getting stronger and I felt like I was being sucked in.

Then I woke up.

Posted By: Kelvin
Last Edit: 12 Jan 2010 @ 12:09 PM

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 17 Mar 2009 @ 8:28 PM 

As of now, there is so much wrong that is happening in Malaysia that I am just tired to talk about.

On a more personal note, I’ve been on and off busy with work and during the evenings and weekends absorbing information on anything I can learn.  From investments to history to sociology.

There were more job cuts announced in the company and might or might not affect me, directly or indirectly.  Lots of uncertainty in the future, which has never bothered me, because the future is meant to be uncertain, lest it becomes boring.

I’m putting as much effort and money as I can afford into different endeavours, such as building up a solid and diverse investment portfolio, planning on a business I hope to run in the near future and overall taking things in as it comes.

I would like to spend more time not working but the reality is it’s not possible.

In other news, what’s up with people who put fancy symbols and weird messages as their MSN nick?  It’s not even creative and it’s really a pain to discern your identity.  Anyway, I’ve just deleted a handful of those from my list.  And seriously, I think Facebook is getting out of hand.  What’s up with all those invitations and crap to those shitty applications?  Did you guys actually read the disclaimer before using the application?  It’s a serious privacy risk.  You are potentially giving away the keys to your house just to be able to “superslap someone with a fish”.

Keep this in mind: Don’t put on the web, what you wouldn’t put on a billboard in a shopping mall.  Now that’s a public service announcement from Kelvin-Lew.com.

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Last Edit: 17 Mar 2009 @ 08:28 PM

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 17 Feb 2009 @ 7:53 PM 

I found out recently about Ubiquity and have fell in love with it ever since.  It’s an extension for Mozilla’s Firefox browser and it adds tonnes of functionality to it.  First take a quick look at the video below.


Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

It thoroughly changes the way we use the web browser and I believe will appeal to not only geeks but to everyone else.  At first glance, it might be weird to work with command prompts when most of us grew up with point-and-click (not me).  But the beauty of Ubiquity is that it understands everyday commands such as “email” or “translate”.  (There is still a lot to be done but even at version 0.1.5, it’s already very powerful).

If you want to try it out, (which I highly recommend) go now to Mozilla Lab’s Introducing Ubiquity.  If you can’t find the big download button, click here to install latest version (until the link dies).

And to show how easy it is to write your own commands, I’ve written one especially for my lovely girlfriend who is stuck in Geneva.  Narning you can click here.

Posted By: Kelvin
Last Edit: 17 Feb 2009 @ 07:56 PM

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 03 Feb 2009 @ 7:19 PM 

Sigh, have to go buy new hard disk tomorrow.  Then have to do the windows installation tango.  At least I can have an upgrade and start carte blanche again.

Remember, when your comp suddenly takes 10 minutes to just show context menu, backup all you can before rebooting the system.

I think it really fried the boot partition of the HDD.  I might be getting a SATA enclosure and see if I can rescue some data off the drive.

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Last Edit: 03 Feb 2009 @ 07:19 PM

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 15 Jan 2009 @ 5:55 PM 

My girlfriend is a fellow in CERN’s Marie Curie Fellowship Program.

Me: So how was your day today?

GF: I had a meeting in the morning and then a meeting over coffee with Marie Curie’s head.

Me: Is her head in one of those jar thingies?  Man, CERN is advanced!

*This post has been sanitized from Cutenese™

Head in a jar

Head in a jar

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Last Edit: 15 Jan 2009 @ 05:55 PM

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 12 Jan 2009 @ 8:02 PM 

As I came home from work, I reopened my Firefox browser only to see that my site (this site) displayed weird, as if the theme was broken.  I then proceeded to make a database backup and reuploaded the theme.  Fortunately the site returned to normal.

However, I noticed that the sponsors were not showing anything and the WP admin was lacking the draggable/expandable features.  Furthermore, clicking on the gallery pictures should blacken the site and load up a bigger picture on the foreground, however this was not the case.  I suspected a javascript problem so I opened the error console in Firefox to see a jQuery not defined error.  Which was puzzling.  I loaded up the site with IE and all seemed to be fine.

Thinking that this was a Firefox error and not my site, I tried to enable javascript but it was already enabled.  I went to other sites and they seemed to work fine.  iGoogle gadgets could still be dragged around.  I then figured this was only happening to my site.  I could have tried on another computer but I left my laptop at work today.

I proceeded to install another WordPress blog and that seemed to work fine.  I therefore resorted to reupload the files under the wp-includes/js/ folder.  Before I did that, I refreshed the site and now it works, only the sponsors were not showing (but that is no big deal, no one notices them anyway).  I logged in and the admin dashboard worked fine.  This is very very puzzling.  Because at first I suspected that someone might have broken the site somehow but the problem resolved magically without my intervention.

I hope if there is anyone who happens to stumble on this site and happens to be an expert/experienced something similar, please enlighten me.  I know this is a long shot but then I just want to throw it out there.

I’m putting this down as a WordPress bug though.

Update 1:  Google ads are not showing at other sites on Firefox too but shown in IE.  So the ads thing should be native to my browser only.

Update 2: I’m aiming for next News Roundup tomorrow or Wednesday.  Stay tuned.

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Last Edit: 12 Jan 2009 @ 08:13 PM

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 10 Jan 2009 @ 12:38 AM 

The holiday game avalanche has passed and now it’s time for me to look forward to some of the games coming out in early 2009 for the Playstation 3.  These games will be considered for my Q1 game purchases.  Some of them are launched games which I have not bought yet but still under consideration.

  • Resident Evil 5
  • Killzone 2
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Mercenaries 2

Other games which I look forward but will most likely never appear this year.

  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • Starcraft 2
  • Diablo III
  • Duke Nukem Forever (which is literally taking forever)
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Last Edit: 10 Jan 2009 @ 12:38 AM

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 05 Jun 2008 @ 11:35 AM 

Less than 6 days to go for the game I’ve been waiting for for four years, Metal Gear Solid 4. Fun Fact: 4 words pronounced as “for” and a number “four” is in the previous sentence.

Excuse me while I climb into my cryogenic sleep chamber.

This post has been brought to you by the letter “E” and the number “4″.

Posted By: Kelvin
Last Edit: 04 Jan 2009 @ 11:36 AM

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 23 Nov 2007 @ 11:23 AM 

I’m proud to say that this site is nominated for the above award, the 2nd Anugerah Kaki Seni 2007. Whoever nominated this site, I can only say one thing to you…

“Dude, you have weird taste”

Seeing the other entries, my chances are as slim as Rosie O’ Donnell winning the Miss Teen America Pageant. There’s nothing “artistic” about this site, only maybe the crude penis jokes, bad speeling and out of focus pictures. If those are your cup o’ tea, then good for you, Mr. Nominator. I’m happy to bring joy in your life.

But thinking of the name Kaki Seni, it would be appropriate to say that I might have a slight chance to win if what they are judging is art that I drew with my legs.

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Last Edit: 04 Jan 2009 @ 11:25 AM

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