Ooh, I love the way you dirty type
I can take you HOME on ESCape
Ooh, I need your BACKSPACE in my life
Thank God you don’t have a FLATSCREEN
Please, baby I got to see you
And I really wanna please you
So get on my LAPTOP so I can DOWNLOAD
Online I love the way you LOG ON
We can do it all night
Ill make you DOT COM
Usher – Dot Com (MP3)
Made it through the last couple of days without getting caught by
the authorities and subsequently deported to some foreign land as
I initially feared. With my
retrosexual looks, you
can’t be too careful. But there goes my chance to get out of this
country and see the world a bit. Anyway, I managed to get a
temporary issue identification paper, bank ATM cards, cellphone
SIM card and a new phone
to replace the one that got stolen
last Saturday. There’s still the matter of the driver’s license
and credit cards that needs to be settled. By the time this whole
ordeal is over, I should be ready to commit into a long term
relationship with a member of the opposite sex.
Early this morning while I was doing my usual Saturday morning
runs at a certain popular recreation park, my very inconspicuous
looking car got broken into and my wallet containing the usual
important identification documents, credit cards, some cash, and
my trusty (and first ever… sniff!) cellphone of five years (the
Nokia 6210) got stolen, leaving me incapacitated with no form of
identification or means of phone communication as well as access
to my own money in the bank at the moment. May the nasal
follicles of the person who stole my wallet and cellphone be
feasted upon by the lice of a million goats and his fingers too
stubby to dig into his nose.
The monkey wrench has definitely been thrown into the works as
far as my weekend plans and activities are concerned. In case if
you don’t hear from me again within the next few days, assume
that I got deported to some foreign land along with the other
I feel like giving those people working in government agencies
a clue. I think exposing them to technology has made them a
spoilt bunch. Technology should never be seen as the be-all and
end-all of things. It’s the “process” that matters most. When
some system gets offline, the least they could do is to drop
into manual mode just so to keep things moving along, albeit at
a slower pace. The customers would understand rather than have
them wait aimlessly almost the whole day while those officers
lounge around with nothing to do all day but engage in mindless
chatter (very unlike those who suffer from
Internet Withdrawal Syndrome).
Besides, weren’t they the ones who loved those convoluted
paperwork in the past anyways? It’s not an easy thing for some
people to apply for a day’s leave to attend to such matters only
to end up having to take another day’s leave to come around
another day, y’know.
The iPod did it for me a
few months back, albeit a wee bit sticky. The other thing that
can really do it for me would be rollercoasters. There was the
tallest and fastest in 2000
and then there was the tallest and fastest in 2003,
both at Cedar Point,
the rollercoaster Mecca of the world. Now Six Flags
is about to wrest it all away with their Kingda Ka
ride. Check this out: the peak is 456 feet (45 stories) from the
ground and it launches from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds. I’m
already having an erection just reading the specs. Don’t worry,
I’m just gonna go ride it hands free, not stark naked.
Gotta be careful not to poke anyone’s eye out now.
The recent outage
Screamyx Streamyx users saw a
significant rise among Malaysian Internet users suffering from
Internet Withdrawal Syndrome. The inability to
surf websites, chat, play online games, download music/movies/tv
episodes via BitTorrent, email, and perhaps get some serious work
done in between had most users going ballistic to the point of
being manic depressive.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, an
increasing number of people also exhibited the newly discovered
Blogging Deprivation Syndrome. It reportedly
started when they can’t blog about their Internet Withdrawal
Update (April 12 @ 1540 hours): Om Malik
has written an entry about Internet Anxiety Disorder.
If there’s a prize for the most inconsiderate idiot if I saw one,
it’s gotta be this numbnutted nitwit whom I came across at the
jogging track today who was strolling on the jogging path whilst
smoking away. He was oblivious to the fact that those who were
trailing on his path were upset with his antic judging by their
frantic wafting away of the smoke. I doubt he was there to
exercise in the first place as he wasn’t even in any exercise
gear for that matter.
May his pubic regions be infested by the fleas of a thousand
llamas and his arms grow too short for him to reach and scratch
it for depriving us of good clean oxygen and making us inhale his
second hand smoke while we were exercising.
As mentioned last Thursday, I managed to download the final
release version of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition from
the MSDN’s Subscribers’ website and had it installed since then.
While it isn’t exactly the best thing since sliced bread yonder,
it was certainly good to know that the experience was unlike
with the Itanium box I had about a year ago where the only
application that I can run on it was the 64 bit edition of SQL
Server 2000. This time, it was able to run almost quite everything
that I could shake a stick at. I’m still missing the 64 bit
version of the video capture device in my box so I’m putting
this in the backburner for a bit and have this installation
GHOST-ed until the driver is out.
It was nice to know that someone has compiled an
x64 version of Mozilla Firefox.
Here’s the output when you run
“winver.exe”. The build number shown is the final release
version of it.
Y’know, it’s funny when Mozilla releases updates to its Firefox
browser (which I use almost exclusively these days), people tout
it as A Good Thing&trade but when Microsoft releases patches or
updates for their products, it becomes another nail in their
coffin for releasing vulnerable software. Can’t be helped as
it’s they themselves who have dug the hole and got consumers to
subsequently brand them as such. Still, the heck with such
trivialities. At the end of the day, no matter what platform or
software you use, if it’s vulnerable and the user/admin doesn’t
do anything to patch or update his or her machine accordingly,
they’re the ones who’d be getting nailed.
On the subject of patches, if you’re running Windows Server 2003,
Microsoft has just released Service Pack 1
last night. They have also made the Windows XP x64 Editon
and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
both RTM (Released To Manufacturing) and available for download
to MSDN subscribers. I managed to snag the ISOs as well as the
64-bit drivers for the devices on my PC
earlier today. Will be trying them out later tonight.
Now playing: Moluccas – Ironi