It’s almost the “Hari Raya” weekend already and most people would be
making the “balik kampung” exodus to their respective hometowns by
this evening and through the weekend. If you’re one of those, have a
good and safe trip back home. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir
The Original Walking Talking DNS Server. Now with
additional value for money! You have to respect his patience with
computers, as it has gotten him far. He’s cool too and does not reek
of geekiness! “What talking you?” “Whole house orange!” “Boosht!” (a
sneeze) More such classic catchphrases can only originate from this
If you’re thinking it’s all gobbledygook, it’s just his nice way of saying
that I’m *really* a geek. Thanks, dude! :P
Pak Lah made a surprise visit
to the Immigration Department in Pusat Bandar Damansara the other
day. If I may submit a wishlist to Pak Lah, I would like him to take a
ride on the LDP Highway without any of those police escorts that forces
other road users to make way for his vehicle and also, have Samy
Vellu be the driver of his car with a full bladder to boot. I’d like Pak Lah
to see if Samy can withstand the hour long 6km crawl from Kelana Jaya
to the Sunway toll plaza. Oh yes. Samy has to fork out for that RM1 toll
See Pak Lah, not only do the frontline government agencies need to
buck up, something desperately needs to be done about the state of
our “premium” highways too. It really is unfair, not to mention ironic, to
charge road users RM1 to use a highway that is jammed because of
the toll collection! Tell Samy to try growing brains instead of hair on that
head of his and do away with his cheti houses on our highways. I’m
sure you’re all for eradicating the First World Infrastructure, Third World Mentality
malaise that’s plaguing a lot of things in this country.
First I was dying to finish my high school and start college. And then I
was dying to finish college and start working. Then I was dying to
marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow
old enough so I could go back to work. But then I was dying to retire.
And now I’m dying. And suddenly I realized I forgot to live.
The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is
tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it?
A death. What’s that, a bonus??! I think the life cycle is all backwards.
You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old
age home. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your
pension, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first
day. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your
retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High
School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you
have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back, you
spend you last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa,
room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm! Amen!
Okay, lame choice of words for the subject line indeed. :P Anyways, being the geek that I am, I got my hands on the PDC bits of what is going to be the next generation of the Windows operating system which is now codenamed Longhorn. I got it installed on my laptop already and it’s still very rough around the edges (why not, it’s at a pre-alpha stage right now). Takes up gobs of resources (almost 700 megs of RAM and 3 gigs of HD right off the bat, but that’s because this build is running on debug code). Its UI is nothing much to shout about right now as they’re still keeping Aero under wraps and is pretty much the same as XP or 2003. The underlying stuff is where things get a little bit interesting with things like Avalon, Indigo and my pick, WinFS. There’s also the new programming model introduced, i.e. WinFX. Other new stuff I noticed on it were the new IE (finally with pop-up blocker!), IIS 7, .NET Framework V2.0, that big-assed clock on that sidebar (takes up lots of screen real-estate). We’ll see what else we can dig up in the days to come.
Update (1045 hours): OSNews has just posted their preview of Longhorn themselves. My opinion and theirs don’t seem to differ much.
At least that what I heard Terry say not too long ago (and no! I'm not "pseudo"-ing this up like that bit of "gaffe" this morning!) The three and a half hours this morning sure went over too fast to bleed anybody's ears for that matter. :P Bart and I were on The Kick Start with Terry and Shareena on Red 104.9 this morning and I must say that it was certainly an interesting experience being on a show that I typically would listen to on my way to work everyday. Looking at how they do stuff on air, take in calls, handle the SMSes, calmly close "Internet Exploder" whenever it fails to respond, etc. etc. Anyways, Terry and Shareena, thanks so much for having us in your show this morning! And yes people, Shareena IS indeed taller than Terry like you see in the picture! And yes, contrary to the impression that I have all this while, they do shower every morning before the show despite having to wake up at such ungodly hours!
I got me some CDs and DVDs lately. Afdlin Shauki – Fuuyo!
Enjoyable tracks by this multi-talented artist. Floetry – Floetic.
Sweet flowing poetry in the key of R&B. Mollucas – Se.
Sweet sounding R&B from the harmonizing trio of Audry, Pita and Naomi, Indonesia’s very own version of Destiny’s Child. Shanty – Persembahan Dari Hati.
With the exception of two or three tracks, the rest comes as though they’re
half-baked dance pop tracks by this ex-MTV VJ. The Chemical Brothers – Singles 93-03.
A nostalgic compilation of some of the finest tracks released by this DJ
duo in the past decade. The Matrix Reloaded.
More action (Burly Brawl and Freeway Action) than philosophy (I still
can’t figure out what Colonel Sanders a.k.a. The Architect was talking
about despite turning on the subtitles), they really should’ve left The Matrix without any sequels. Finding Nemo.
I can finally say that I found (a.k.a. watched) Nemo!
Male carbon based bipedal life form capable of operating machines that can perform billions of operations per second without bloodshed. Also capable of producing millions of male reproductive cells on a daily basis without even trying.