Saturday, July 15, 2006

Knock knock

Just keeping this site alive and kicking. Okay you can go read the new blog posts here.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Ok I Lied

I didn't post in both places. I work at least 10 hours each day. I don't have a life. I haven't showered in 2 weeks. Okay, I lied abt that last point too. Anyway, the whole aim of this is that...

This blog has offically moved here!

Blogger's too slow. I'll live with the lack of java and flash functionality. For now. I'll keep this blog and post here on occasions.

Monday, May 22, 2006


I've migrated the blog here. Its still in beta testing stage (can't get flash and java to work) so for the moment I'll post in both places.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Chinese Cookware Antenna

It looks rediculous but apparently it works. Especially so because instead of Apple's Airport wireless card i'm using a D-Link USB Wifi antenna on my Dual-G5 desktop since it offers more flexibility in finding the wireless sweetspot.

The entire link is here.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The Unknown Cabbie

BBC interviewed a supposed computer expert for a news programme. As it turned out the "expert" was a cabbie who looked completely horrified when he realised he was confused for someone else. Yet, his replies to the questions thrown at him was absolutely sublime, combining his thoughts on the issue as well as the terror that has to be going on in his mind.

The interview

Karen Bowerman: Guy Kewney is editor of the technology website Newswireless.

Face of horror

KB: Hello, good morning to you.

Taxi driver: Good morning.

KB: Were you surprised by this verdict today.

Taxi driver: I am very surprised to see... this verdict to come on me because I was not expecting that. When I came they told me somehting else and I am coming. So a big surprise anyway.

KB: A big surprise, yeah, yes.

Taxi driver: Exactly.

KB: With regards to the costs involved do you think now more people will be downloading online?

Taxi driver: Actually If you can walk everywhere yoy are going to see a lot of people downloading the internet and the website and everything they want. But I think eh It is much better for development and eh to inform people what they want and to get the easy way and so faster if they are looking for.

KB: It does really seem the way the music industry's progressing now that people want to go onto the website and download music.

Taxi driver: Exactly you can go everywhere on the cyber cafe and you can take, you can go easy. It is going to be an easy way for everyone to get something to the internet

KB: Thank you. Thanks very much indeed.

Read the entire report at The Mail's website.

Also, watch the video of the interview here.

Monday, May 08, 2006


See the full article

"...while the changes in Vista should reduce the risk for most users, the security features mean upgrading won't be easy, Jaquith cautioned. "Vista will dramatically improve the security for Windows users, but they have some execution and usability challenges," [analyst Andrew Jaquith of Yankee Group] said. "It is clear as day that Vista is going to really annoy users."

As if Windoze isn't irritating enough. Since Windoze can run on a Mac, why bother to go out and buy a Pee-See when you can kill 2 birds with one stone and buy a Mac. See the extra premium price-wise as getting 2 computers for the price of 1.15, with the looks to boot. What's more, the new version of the Mac OSX "Leopard" will allow for virtualization within the OS itself — you would not have to reboot to launch Windoze. And unlike Microsoft's VirtualPC offering, the new virtualization technology will run with little or no slowdown in the processing speed, thanks to similar hardware and Intel's built-in virtualization support that they claim will make the virtual environment run 150% faster.

A lot of geek-speak? Nevermind. Read on.

'The annoyance would come from such features as User Account Control, which is to be enabled by default and lets users run Windows with fewer privileges. The intent is to thwart malicious software from gaining a foothold on Windows PCs. "Although the new security system shows promise, it is far too chatty and annoying," Jaquith wrote.

As a result, Yankee Group recommends business users who don't want to be on the bleeding edge to steer clear of Vista until 2008 and continue to use Windows XP with Service Pack 2 until then. "As a hedging strategy, enterprises upgrading their hardware should also
take a look Apple's dual boot Intel Macintoshes," Jaquith wrote."

As an example of how fast virtualization technology can run on a Mac, the video here shows Windoze XP booting up using Parallels Workstation for Mac OSX virtualization software within Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger" in 10 seconds flat. Beat that on your beige box!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Walking the straight and Narrow

It isn't easy, and not without pain. When the mind and the heart disagree, and you sit down to rethink your dreams, your ambitions, your priorities. I know mine. And it isn't about being a great designer, or living a comfortable life. At the end of the day, when you sit down and look back at what you have done, I don't want to see a life all caught up with work, or ambition, or even the psuedo-noble notion of bettering mankind.

I am a simple person, or so I hope to be. Not one of lofty ambition. But when you see your dreams and your future ahead of you, slipping out of your grasp, I will not let go, and settle for a life of labour and hollow emptiness.

Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
1 John 3:18

Monday, April 17, 2006

Apocalypse Pooh

Watched Coppola's Apocalypse Now! last night and the psychedelic imageries aren't going away. Disturbing indeed. So in a way of getting the film out of my system I came across this spoof, which follows the major plotlines amazingly well. For those who have never watched the film before, you probably won't understand. For those who did, you'll love this short.

Oh and if you haven't watched he movie, you're missing out one of the movies that defined film history.

"You smell that? Do you smell that? ... Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like ... victory. Someday this war's gonna end."

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Final Panels

Monday, April 10, 2006

Update - Minor Additions

Nothing major, most of the work is in the interior which you can't see.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The reason why this blog has been neglected for so long

Vue 5 Esprit - Render Time 2 Hours

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

WInXP native on a Mac - Sanctioned by Apple!

from the Apple Site
More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

NUS Open House

1 Peter 5:10

The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Philippians 2:1-4

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

New Desktop

Muahahaha! Dual Core Power Mac G5 with 20" Cinema Display! Muahahahaha!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Minor Vibes at Phoenix Fest

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Turning Point/ Minor Vibes Videos

Friday, February 10, 2006


The birds outside my window just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Maybe that's why I don't see a lot of the pigeons around anymore.

Canon EOS 10D, 640mm (400mm 35mm equiv.), f5.6, 1/500s

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I can't do anything right


Saturday, February 04, 2006

Iran is world's top sponsor of terrorism: Rumsfeld

Article Here

I can understand why so many people in the world are pissed off with the US foreign policy. As much as the above statement that Iran is world's top sponsor of terrorism may be true, although I doubt it (remember the allegations of Iraq holding nuclear weapons and the HUGE about-turn the administration made when it turned out to be complete hogwash?), quoting it at a time when Iran is threatening to boot the nuclear watchdog out of Tehran will only serve to alinate Iran further and deal any further chances of diplomacy the coup de grace.

Remember what you heard from Old Man Donald and the American Idiot about Iraq? About democracy? So is Cuba, with Castro dictator for longer than I've been alive, more democratic than Iran, with an elected persident? In that sense, is the American government a truly pluralistic government? Is unilateral action (against Iraq) without the support of the international community a gross pervertion of global democracy?

Not to say that that the Bush Administration has not done anything right. But diplomatic sensitivity seems to be something that the Texan from the heart of redneck country has yet to master.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Its time to explode into little fluffs of cuteness

Cute Overload!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Pink-necked Green Pigeon

There was a flock of them roosting on a tree just outside my room. Didn't notice them till rather late in the evening and the sun was low. Hence the photos came out pretty grainy. Will try and get better shots of them once I find time.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cockney Translator

Use this and you'll bleedin' speak loike a bloody brit.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sadistic Aki Dept

Oh boy. Two 1 week projects back to back. After burning our holidays. Man, is the aki department sick or what. Well, you won't be seeing me blog very much the next couple of week peeps.