Dec 31, 2007

Reminder

Lookie lookie, its almost New Year~

Unfortunately, being me means that its impossible to remember any significant things happening in 2007. Theres the good ones, the not so good ones, and the just-plain-distressing-and-cruel-you-will-think-the-whole-world-is-unfair ones.

What is it? Can't tell you~

Oh well, lets wrap this thing up, shall we?

Happy New Year to my family, friends, and everyone too. May your new beginning be blessed with joy and wealth. Cheers~

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p.s., I can't remember what my 2007 resolution was, but no doubt it didn't get full filed.

2008 resolution; Remember my 2007 resolution and work on it!


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Dec 29, 2007

Bricked

I confess; I killed it...

Silver (my psp's name), died recently. I killed it. My own psp. My own hard earned bundle of cash.

Silver, my psp
Silver, say it isn't so!

I wanted to update my psp's firmware, and it was successful. So tried to upgrade it to the next release, forgetting to do one crucial change. I wanted to rectify it, but there was no going back. The next thing I know, Silver refuse to move. The screen showing endless darkness. No matter what I do, it refuse to turn on.

My first time bricking my psp...

Thank goodness there is still hope in the world. With quick thinking I called a Wizard Extraordinare to come and resurrect it. With a few change of this and that and voila! Silver has been revived!

The wizard was simply amazing. He fixed my psp and help me upgrade it to the latest version, something I was trying to do. The only thing he can't do is coming on time and stopping the rain. It started to rain when he was doing his magic.



So all's well in the Kingdom of Home. I can now go back and continue playing games~

...

Oh wait, I only left a few weeks of internship and haven't finish writing my report AND my presentation.

My turn to die. I wonder if I can come back from the graveyard after this...


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Dec 21, 2007

A Bit Different

Yesterday was Aidil-Adha. The day before that I forgot that the next day is going the festival day and so was allowed to go back after lunch that day.

A cattle sitting on the grass. Pic from stock.xchng

A worker forgot her copied fax and came, reason how I was finally inform about it, like 2 hours before lunch.

Unlike previous year, where the family usually go back to celebrate with a feast, this year we all just stay at home, doing prayers and sembelih at the local mosque. Then we go back home for some rendang, kuah kacang (peanut sauce) and lontong cooking.

I was also busy chasing cats cause they were just adorably cute!

After much work and sweating (not really, the constant rain season makes the day cool), we all sit together and eat todays hard work. And then we all retire to do our own things when we're too free. Guess its a bit different than previous year; it's much low profile, nothing special.

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Owh, I forgot to tell you guys that most of the food have been finished, so I can't spare some and give it to you guys. Sorry~

*burp!*

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Dec 18, 2007

Wheres The Seatbelt?

Silly cat went and change the template. Lousy cat forgot to backup. Results is that everything gotta start back from scratch!

Let see, despite losing most of the codes for my sidebar, I didn't manage to take the required images before bandwidth exceed happens.

Bummer.

Will come back later after I finish some work~


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Only for a While

Got myself to watch the Final Fantasy XIII extended trailer. Cool trailer, me likes.

Been spending less time playing games, not only from lack of time, but also from lack of interest.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2
I like Watermelon

I think the fact that I have little patience with slowness doesn't help. Some of the RPG I was playing on the PSP is so slow, waiting for the enemy to attack takes time. Breath of Fire III moves much faster, which makes the meet-monsters-after-few-steps a bit tolerable. And darn, BoFIII monster just keep coming, I got lost forgetting what I'm supposed to do next.

Dragoneer's Aria... I don't know. The game just seem slow to me, the battle and system I mean. I think I'll have to play it a bit longer first before giving it to my brother.

Yes, I have little patience to slowness and little tolerance to failure. After losing so many times, I need to close the game, quarantine it for a few days then try again. If my will was broken so badly I'll forget to play the game altogether.

Of course, sometime I do go back and play the game again.

My brother gave me back my DS. Hurrray~ But he forgot to give me the charger and the thing have no juice! All 3 of my siblings are hooked with Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright, to the point that they though Appolo Justice is already released. Oh fanboys...

I'm losing my motivation to play games, or even to live. Life seems so boring and heavy. Maybe it's because I keep eating bread for lunch. They say eating bread for lunch makes you fat.

*Ahem*

To be able to play games, is a luxury. I think.

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Dec 10, 2007

Pata pata pata... Pon?

Patapon. Image not mine

Saw this cute Patapon trailer at PSP Fanboys. The game is so cute! From what I know, you lead some Patapon army by using a combination of beats/sound/WTH and fight against your enemy.

Hope to see this game released soon! X3X3

Uuuiiiiiyappopoink! ... or whatever they were shouting, I can't understand their war shout...

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Dec 5, 2007

Theres a Face on Your Book?!

Reading your profile, stealing your identity...

LOLCat stealing a page. Pic not mine
Putting ma face onto ur book

So more of my friends are using Facebook. I'm sure lots of people have heard of the hype, so I won't bother explaining it to anyone. Besides, Google and Wikipedia wants you to visit them. Basically, me and my friends are checking out each other updates on Facebook more often. It makes keeping tabs on the naughty ones much easier.

The thing I like the most about Facebook are the applications that they allow you to add onto your profile. By now some of you knows that I'm addicted to add-ons, like Firefox extension, Foobar components and skins, desktop enhancement (links to Neowin) and etc, so its no wonder that my Facebook feels bloated now.

Favorite app? Anything that lets you be a meanie to your friends, poking and annoying them non-stop. Also I like linking my other web-presence account, like Blogger and Last.FM, no matter how futile my attempt to take over the world is.

Of course, its not all fine-and-dandy in Facebook, or we will have world peace by now. I used my fake name and a fake avatar in Facebook, wanting to socialize with people while protecting my identity a bit. Now nobody wants to be my friend. Boo-hoo. Of course (hey thats 2 already!), being a webapp, bugs are bound to fly around making babies, daring you to squash them. Some of them don't play nice with my browser. I mean, a fox losing to a bug?

My brother is using MySpace. First problem; he lies about his age. I am not going to help him if he gets in trouble with a homo or hetero dude. Oh heck, I'm not sure if thats worse than a peadophile. Why in the world did he even put his age and picture there? Don't you know that in many con case on internet transaction, some people were caught because they share just too much on their web profile?

Eh wait, thats actually the good thing.
Bad guys casully sharing their phone number and picture on the web. That was how some dude got busted for lying he was sick (a picture of him partying the same day was posted on Facebook). Now if only the authorities put more effort in figthing cyber-crime. No, it doesn't have to be bittorent. Kekek.

Anyway, it means that some users telling too many of their personal information on the web, like phone numbers. Also some social web doesn't help too, like making public the default value. Some users don't even know they can set their profile private, and their message board/wall/whatever gets spamed. Worse, some people might have stolen some important texts right under the user's nose, unlike someone pulling your hair nose, which you'll notice.

Now that many people wanna sociallize, networking with people on the web. From there rise some concerns about privacy. I'm trying to tame the news feed a bit; I want some activity to annoy my friend and hid others from prying eyes. Also, those apps keep wanting to send email out when I poke them or something, not only giving me more than 20 emails in 1 hour, it also smoke my spam alarm.

If some of you were interested with news petaining about Facebook, you'll know about their Beacon system. I like bacon better. Basically, I just don't want advertisers to collect my data and transmit it to I don't know where, not even my own news feed. I'm not looking for potential lovers or enemies you know. If I want to share anything with the world, I'll do it here, on my blog, or on Facebook using some other apps. Oh heck, I'll drag some people with me for world conquest.

No, I don't need to let my mother know that I bought another new video game to play.

From my lazy observation over the web, it seems that the problem Facebook faces is that they don't really take user's considerations serious enough. From the possiblity of data-mining, Platfrom Developers not being screened, to Beacaon sparking controversy, there is just no rest, yet theres is no denying that many people are migrating to Facebook.

Personally, I like Facebook. I didn't like MySpace early on because my friends (and my own) profile loads up really slow. I never used Friendster, and being an introvert, I'm just following what my friend are using and still keep in touch with them.

Also because Facebook "poke" feature is just so fun.

This post was brought to you by combining double cheeseburger, mushroom chicken chop and cappuccino Mexico bun. Yummy~

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Dec 2, 2007

Easy Come, Easy Go (Tech Edition)

Christmas is nearing; got your wish list written yet?

Any Malaysian went to the Pikom PC Fair? What did you bought? Must be nice to be able to afford those toys...

*Ahem!*


Till now, I am still stuck with my old P4 rig. The heatsink fan is making loud sound whenever the CPU kicks in, which is like, all the time. Argh, can't stand the noise. But for some reason I am still unable to collect enough money to buy it. Download a price list, and I need roughly RM3k or more, and thats for the computer case and inner hardware; no monitor or input/output devices.

Intel Core 2 Duo and Extreme
I still can't have you... Yet...

Well, there also a problem or technology advancing too fast. I was aiming for Intel E6750,when I found out that Intel's gonna roll out the new Penryn E8200; its almost the same with E6750, only with more cache size. The price is still the same though.

So its another wait-and-see approach, not that I have enough money to buy it anyway. I'm making and updating my wish list from time to time, hoping that my dream of getting a new PC are not farfetched.

I think I said the same thing last time. Can't remember.

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