Monday, January 19, 2009

Windows Se7en: Introduction

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Microsoft has strictly following its schedule, releasing its public beta early this January.

For those who are adventurous as me, you got it from here.

I decided to take it a try on a virtualize platform to prevent something bad might happen.

Here's what I have used to run Windows 7:
  • Virtual PC 2007 SP1
  • 30GB of harddisk
  • 1GB of RAM

The Typical Welcome Screen



18:15 Start Installation
18:17 Extracting files

approx 15-16 minutes of extracting files

18:35 Completing Installation
18:37 Restart
18:38 Setup is preparing your computer for first use
18:39 Setup Screen
*note: I told some time on keying the serial number and capturing the screens
18:49 Desktop

The entire installation should took approximately 30 minutes.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Auditors are Beyond Human

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Today, I met my Audit Practice lecturer and tutor.

Both are totally Not Human.

My lecturer gets himself a law and accounting degree with some high qualification but later refuses to practice neither of them for Heaven's reason to be a UTAR lecturer. He used almost an hour in the lecture class to explain his entire qualification (which I felt asleep).

My tutor who worked for 2 part time jobs when she was the same age with us, slept only 4 to 5 hours everything single day. Now, highly involved with multiple research projects with the Minister of Higher Education and Minister of Health, even help to set the first online timetable system for UTAR. Travels almost the entire globe despite terrorist and bombing threats, taking it as daily occurrence. A super workaholic. Despite that, she give consultation to students ranging from business to personal matters. She keep saying we youth have to have a life or enjoy life to fullest (I don't think I could enjoy mine if I placing the same situation with her, and personally, I think she is the one who is missing something in life).

My conclusion,

they are not human.

To be courteous, they are beyond human.


Edit: Hold on I'm planning to be an auditor, I will be joining them as well, being beyond human.


Trivial Matters


That's the electricity of the Forest Green house.

With 3 months accrued.

My housemate could not stop babbling how expensive is it and keep comparing how low is their friends'.

I think if she could think, the size of our house, the number of attached heaters, the size of the refrigerator and not to forget some additional electronic stuff that eat electricity.

Besides, even if there's no additional electronic stuff, your habit of opening the freezer for 180 degree for more than a minute. Imagine how much cold air has gush out and the refrigerator has to put on the hard work to freeze the items back to zero temperature. Some irresponsible ones always love to leave the fridge not close properly.

Look at the condition of our ceiling fans, the blade are smudged with thick coating of black dust, making the fan need more power to spin at the maximum speed.

I have no idea what the reason of your habit of letting your awful clothes dry under the fan instead of under the hot sun or natural wind which is just a step away.

One cheimaphobia would like to bath at late nights with full blast of the heater meter, leaving dead hairs at the toilet floor for decorations.

Aren't you fortunate to have approximately RM130 per month electricity bill with much waste.

To be honest, I'm the one should do the complaining.

For last semester, I hardly even spend much time in that darn apartment except for dinners and sleepings.

The Internet speed is so slow that I hardly could download a single byte of data.

I don't even had the chance to switch on my computer.

I keep pondering, what have these 6 people have done?

Intensive manufacturing?

Intensive home theater system?

Happily using the washing machine with one or two clothing?

Allow their clothes to enjoy the luxury to blow under the fan?

Using the refrigerator as air-conditioner for the hall?

Damn you all people! Wake up! Stop babbling & comparing! Look at yourself!

P.S.: I have no intention to push the blame to anyone, this entire article purely non-frictional. frictional. Any names or behavior occur in this article is not purely co-incident with what I have recalled.

P.S.2: I have to EMPHASIZE this strictly, I dislike going out with couples! I don't want to be the shinning lamp post! {will elaborate some time later}


Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to City

From here.

Details later.



One fine day, I found this in the net:

*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               SPAM SWISS PIE
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies                             Main dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Deep dish pie shell (9")
    6                    Eggs
    1       c            Whipping cream
      1/8   t            Pepper
    1       cn           SPAM Luncheon Meat, cubed
                         -(12 oz)
      1/4   c            Chopped onion
    2       c            Shredded Swiss cheese,
   Heat oven to 425'F. Bake pie shell 6-8 minutes. Reduce oven
   temperature to 350'F. In bowl, beat together eggs, whipping cream,
   and pepper. Stir in SPAM and onion. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese in pie
   shell. Pour egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over
   egg. Bake 45-55 minutes or until eggs are set.
Source RecipeSource

Spam pie anyone?


Wednesday, January 07, 2009


3 Books One Line Summary:

The Book of Dead

Go here for review
Strong Laser Lights + Annoying Sound + Lots of Smoke + Ancient Egyptian Tomb = Perfect Murder
Moral of the story = Do not play one's emotion or else you will get yourself killed.
The Amber Spyglass (Part 3 of Pullman's Dark Material)

This book claims that love is a sin. If you found love, you head become 'dusty' and consequently leads your daemon(if you have one) to be fixed.
The Alchemyst
 Nicholas Flamel is alive in the 21st Century, let's seek him for the wisdom of the philosopher's stone and elixir of life. =)


Uncertainty Pressure



I never knew how to deal uncertainties properly, and I always get into tense-mode (dizzy, insomnia) when there's high uncertainty (probably I always on the safe-zone), and usually ended up in poor judgement, due to lack of sufficient information, and having time constraint (desperate-level).



Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Year Resolutions




Skip the new year resolutions, as there are pointless to me. Will do better without it.

Hmm I wonder have you calculated, observed or experimented with your reading speed?

Recently, yeah I do.

The fastest I can go is 50 pages (those normal paperback-size book) per hour.

The variable on the book (which I categorized it as internal variable) will be the difficulties of the plot in the story, level of interest, attractiveness, the font size, used, whether with illustration or not, the predictability of the story, the depth of the English used, vocabulary.

The external variable will be the environment, location, level of noise, comfort, hunger, hydration and health.

All these variable will have direct and indirect impact on my level of concentration, the higher the level of concentration, the more words I could absorb in the shortest time frame.

Hmm, so far I can't go faster than that.

Either ways, I hope I could apply it to my studies, definitely it will helps a lot.

In addition, I found that if I managed to find the 'link' which the connection among your conscious  sub-conscious thinking able to synchronize (this is best I could explain in words) with the words or intended message the author wants to convey, it makes reading 10 fold faster, with understand, of course, not skipping any elaboration.

The more books I read, there's bad habit that I could not easily remove is my brain will filter highly descriptive stuff and will pin-point the main plot of the stories, which I could miss some interesting description.

I shall practise more to improve.


Thursday, January 01, 2009


It's here now!