Month: August 2003 (Page 1 of 2)

Broken Router Firmware Costed Me My Friday Evening

If you have a Linksys BEFSR41
router and connect to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) server sitting
behind it, DO NOT upgrade the firmware to the latest 1.45.6 version of
the firmware as the PPTP pass through is well broken in this version.
Stick to the 1.44.2 version. It might just save you all the trouble having
to set up a network sniffer to see if IP 47 GRE packets are passing
through the router. Especially if it happen to be on a Friday evening
that is on the eve of a long weekend.

Two Big Ones

It’s been two years since I first brought this site up in 2000 and its
maiden posting. Nothing
changed at all even a year later,
so this time around I reckon that it’s about time that I got it moved to
a place with its own domain. Hence, here it is. Perhaps next time, I’ll
get down to changing the look and feel of this website… :P

Welcome to Cybersonique-dot-Org, y’all!

Stress Test

Do you frequently…

  1. Neglect your diet? Yes
  2. Try to do everything yourself? Yes
  3. Blow up easily? No
  4. Seek unrealistic goals? No
  5. Fail to see the humor in situations others find funny? No
  6. Get easily irritated? Yes
  7. Make a “big deal” of everything? No
  8. Complain that you are disorganized? Yes
  9. Keep everything inside? Yes
  10. Neglect exercise? Yes
  11. Have few supportive relationships? Yes
  12. Get too little rest? Yes
  13. Get angry when you are kept waiting? Yes
  14. Ignore stress symptoms? Yes
  15. Put things off until later? No
  16. Think there is only one right way to do something? No
  17. Fail to build relaxation into every day? Yes
  18. Spend a lot of time complaining about the past? Yes
  19. Race through the day? Yes
  20. Feel unable to cope with all you have to do? No

Conclusion? According to the stress test
result scale, scores of 13-17 means “Danger Zone”. I need a hug…

Youngest Formula One Race Winner

Fernando Alonso
made a history of firsts in today’s race in Hungaroring , Hungary. It’s
not only a personal first for him to win his first Formula One race, but
he is also the first Spaniard to ever do so and the youngest driver to
achieve that feat at the age of 22. Victory must have also been sweet
for him as he actually lapped over reigning champion Michael
Schumacher in the late stages of the race.

And to think, not too long ago, this dude was once our country’s first
Formula One racer Alex Yoong‘s
team mate in Minardi back in 2001…

Sunday CD Review

It’s certainly been a while since I last did any CD review, let alone buy
any CDs for that matter. The last time I bought some was back in
December when I was still assigned to work across the Causeway.
Contrary to what people think, Tower Records here doesn’t really have
an extensive selection of CDs available on their racks like their
counterpart or HMV down in Singapore.

Anyways, what better way to spend a laidback and lazy Sunday
afternoon listening to the two CDs I bought last weekend. One of the
CDs was This Is Who I Am
by Heather Headley.
I first heard her over Channel [V]
with her track “I Wish I Wasn’t”, which is one of the highlights of the CD.
Although this album is made up of mostly ballady R&B stuff, you might
be surprised to learn that she was a singer for the Broadway musical
The Lion King and Aida. The Broadway
influence could be heard on the final ballad track on the CD “If It
Wasn’t For Your Love”. Although nowhere close as Lauryn Hill, it’s still
an excellent debut effort from a promising artist.

The second CD is the soundtrack
from the TV show Providence,
which hasn’t made it to any of our local TV stations just yet. Although
not as varied as the Gilmore Girls soundtrack,
it still manages to hold on its own with tracks like the remake of The
Beatles’ “In My Life” sung by Shawn Colvin and Chantel Kreviazuk,
“Linger” by Jonatha Brooke, and “What Do You Hear In These Sounds”
by Dar Williams. With the exception of Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiro”,
the soundtrack is made up of guitar pop songs that makes a good
accompaniment to go on those roadtrips.

Both albums are being featured on CybersoniqueFM.
Now, if only I can get hold of Alice Peacock‘s
self titled sophomore CD and the soundtrack from Scrubs

Conserve Water: Shower With A Loved One

It’s past 2:30am at the time I’m writing this and I haven’t showered
yet. I can only wish the above Phuturecam image applies but alas it’ll
only come to me in the form of a wet dream at this point in time
(showers are wet and you’re dreaming about it, hence wet dream. No?)
Besides, conserving water is always good for the environment, so go
do your bit.

The Laundry Song

It’s been rainy the past couple of days here in the Klang Valley. As such,
I’d like to dedicate this song to all you bachelors out there having
problems doing their laundry on days like these. I give you the
Lagu Gosok Baju, a parody
of Aladin by local group Spider, which I admit to be
partly inspired from watching a repeat of that one
Akademi Fantasia
concert where that Yusry KRU wannabe lookalike dude
sang that song and also from my own pathetic experience. :P Anyhow,
just don’t make me sing the altered and demented version of the song
had me demo it live for grins over CybersoniqueFM
already just now :P) or this rain won’t go away.

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