# Thursday, 15 February 2007

Bah, what a commercialized, contorted event day! On this day rose prices are quadropled, restaurants are over booked, and they serve you hastily cooked yet expensively priced couple meals.

I would think having dinner at one of these overbooked set restaurants will be like married life.

  1. You arrive with your date, you're just so wonderfully happy together as you're taken to your seats. You chat, you laugh, you're having a wonderful evening. (Honey moon period)
  2. 30 mins later it's not so wonderful, you've already finished your drink but the food aint here yet. Your date gets pissy and asks why the heck did YOU choose this place anyway. (Typical married couple squables)
  3. Another 15 mins later the two of you are starving, but you managed to convince each other that the food will arrive soon and it doesn't make sense to go anywhere else. (Together in sickness and in health...)
  4. Depending on how good the food is the two of you either remember that it was a lovely evening baring some unfortunate events (Happily ever after) Or it'd be the stain mark in your relationship (errr... the affair? the divorce?)

But then what do I know? I never took my wife out for a valentine's event at all cause I know it's a BAD BAD idea anyway. and I have never bought flowers for anyone in my life before. I just find it all a terrible waste of money!

Thursday, 15 February 2007 01:19:47 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 14 February 2007

I got this in my mail just now.

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).

Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer unnoticeably.

After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail addresses

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.

Best regards,

Customers support service

Along with the mail was a file attachment named Update-KB3794-x86.exe. After such a helpful email, I guess I should immediately execute and install the update immediately!!

Oh.. but I can't run the EXE file, Outlook has blocked my access to it!

Hopefully this means that there'll be less people who are infected by this virus.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007 17:49:21 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Heck.. people are even starting to make fun of it.

But like I mentioned in my rant about LUA, it's a necessary evil moving forward for a more secured system. And if the you keep seeing the LUA box pop up while running a program, more often than not you can thank the developer for trying to access parts of your system that he shouldn't be accessing in the first place.

From here on out programs should start playing more nicely with the system, and the constant haggling of LUA will become a thing of the past and become what it was meant to be. An additional layer of protection against unscrupulous people.

One thing that I must stress though, as much as LUA is a pain in the ass, it never gets as irritating as what the ad tries to imply during normal use. If you keep getting a LUA prompt on every other action you do, it's either you're mucking around in the system folders, the program you're using isn't playing nice, or you have something running in the background that's not doing nice things to your system.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:49:36 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Why is it that, to get from the public car park building of a hospital to the hospital there's no way for someone in say... a wheel chair, or using a cane, or just pushing a baby stroller to go from the car park to the hospital without having to pass through a set of steps? Why the heck is that? You're a hospital for god's sake, and yet you're not wheelchair accesible? How about all those wheelchair bound people who wish to move around independantly without assistance? How can they seek services from the hospital this way?

And an additional question, why did I buy such a big baby stroller? It takes up a quarter of my car's trunk space, it's bulky. Oh yeah... my wife prefered this it to the other model which didn't have such a nice big undercarriage basket.

Well.. at least I didn't buy the big ATV style stroller with tension adjustable shock absorbers on it's wheels. :P

Wednesday, 14 February 2007 00:18:12 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 13 February 2007

That was what one of the people in the test team said for the windows application which I made under the client's instructions. And he wasn't even refering to the size of the .Net 2.0 runtime, no no no. What he did was just right click on the program folder, saw that the whole folder was all of 2MB and gave out such a comment.

I groaned silently under my breath...

Then I noticed one of the people weren't doing anything, so I asked him why wasn't he doing anything. His answer was priceless.. "I don't install any FREE software, there's definetly a catch, spyware or something in it" Sure enough.. his system doesn't have Flash... Firefox... anything free at all!

I wanted to point out that his company asked my company to make the program, that he is part of the test team, that he's responsible for testing and ensuring the program fits their requirements, that his argument is insane, that... but I decided to save my breath.

This is the last time...

Tuesday, 13 February 2007 00:56:37 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |