Happy Chinese New Year 2013!!!!!

20130209-211539.jpg HI everyone! I hope everyone is having a great time! Because I sure as hell am not!

Why? Because as I type this, I was made to make the arduous journey home to the town of silent hi….I mean Labuan in East Malaysia once more and like every year, I had to literally put up with another screaming baby!

Dear heavens! Why can’t the parents have feed their kids before boarding the plane? I highly suspect it was because they were lazy or it slipped their mind. Thank god I bought that awesome noise canceling headset by bose since my return trip from Kenya last year. It’s worth every pretty coin I spent on it, especially the long flights.

I was planning on making a forecast of fortune base on the zodiac again but it seems all of the were too similar and boring to be any significant value to anyone. So instead, let’s just enjoy the new year of the SNAKEEE (As indie would say, I HATE SNAKES! So do I !!!!!!!!!)

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Dubai international airport.

 

Currently in Dubai awaiting my transit flight from Dubai to Larnaca in Cyprus. For those are are familiar, this would be my second time making the journey and I’m still amazed by the sheer size of the Dubai airport! 

 

Though I see that one problem still persist since I was here back in March, it’s still very hard to find a trolley! I was lucky the last time and found one except this time. So I had to haul my bag all the way to the gate and here I mean typing this story using my iPad connected to the airport’s free wifi while I’m connected back to my VPN. ๐Ÿ˜‰ yeah I’m pretty happy about how well it’s been working so far since this is the first time I’m actually fully using the VPN.

 

P.s: all shots were taken using my iPad. 

 

 

The death of the language maker..

Dennis M. Ritchie (September 9, 1941 โ€“ October 12, 2011)

Another great engineer of the computing world has once again passed away. This time it’s Dennis M. Ritchie whose work have enabled the possible creation of today’s modern software and in fact can be considered the Homo Saipiens aka modern man of computer languages but let’s not forget this other work namely Unix. The grandfather of all Linux operating system flavor that which we all depend on today to run all the massive servers that keep modern society going.

Sadly I only found out about his death just this morning but he had already passed away on the 12th. I guess his death didn’t warrant the same media attention as Steve jobs. But any programmer worth his weight in salt would definitely know who Dennis M. Ritchie is and how his work had paved the way for the modern software world.

I fondly remember how I studied c programming back when I was in secondary school and how i desperately searched for any book on programming languages, I only found bits and pieces because Labuan was a rathole where books on anything technological was as rare as pure gold. So I only managed to find it after reaching university and even though I was very familiar with c programming at that point but I still found it a wonderful book to read as it shows how elegant the c language was and how it truly put the power of the computer at the hands of the software developer without using mnemonic as it were with assembly language. Now this was a great man whose work had greatly enriched my life…..

You will greatly be missed though your passing has been a quiet event but know this, many of your life works are the foundation of today’s modern software.

Well well well, it seems Google is being a cheapskate

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โ€œThe first question I asked,โ€ Mr. Taxali said in a recent interview, โ€œis โ€˜Whatโ€™s the fee?โ€™โ€

Mr. Taxali said that when he was told Google would pay nothing, he declined.


More here

This reminds me of another incident as told by Harlan Ellison. It seem a lot of companies are trying to get free material with the promise of publicity. Bullshit I say!

Vinno Model shoot

This is from the model shoot from last Sunday morning. Thanks to NikonK , G3k and Iris for the invite to the shoot. The model that day was Vinno who is a stunning model to work with!

For today’s posting I decided to try something new all together instead of posting each of the photos one by one, here I have embed all the photos as a gallery/slideshow via flash which connects directly into the smugmug album.

So you can just browse through the photos and if you want to look at them in higher details, just click on the gallery/slideshow and it will allow you to go straight to the website (but you need to disable the add blocker first to do so). Also note the left and right arrows allows you to go forward or backwards in the gallery and pressing the pause symbol in the middle of the slideshow pauses it.

Also for this time I decided to play with colors, there is nothing wrong with the original colors but I just wanted to try something different. So drop me a line and tell me what you think. Until then, pleasant dreams~!

Another reason to get a less stressful job and a Mac

I used to get such same urges when I was working with PCs and providing tech support to virtually the whole of Labuan (Its a pretty small island).

But joke aside, this is actually a real problem known as Office rage in which the crappy life of working for 8 hours in front of a computer causes people to lose their tempers. Humans are creatures meant to be out and doing some work, not a bunch of cave dwellers originally. But I guess with life we have to adapt, although some do not adapt as well as others.

Pleasant dreams, I know I have.