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National University of Shopping

What do students at NUS do? Shop of course. Why, it’s the National University of Shopping Singapore. Is this a shopping centre in disguise? Week after week, it is one bazaar after another. At multiple…

How I Crashed My Website

Well, my fingers were itchy, and I wanted to test something out. Something that carried a small but inherent risk of mucking up. I was careful, no less, to make sure there would be no…

Why OpenSolaris

Ian Murdock came by in the past week to talk about his open source journey from Linux at Purdue University, founding the Debian project, and now working as the Chief OS Platform Strategist for Sun…

Apple iPhone Selling in Singapore

Sighted the Apple iPhone on sale here in Singapore. Didn’t know it was available? Hmmm I thought the phone was slick, until I saw how clunky it was. Think I’d pass for an N-Series gadget….

Water-Cooling the Modern Data Centre

We have a data centre that recently became the first in South East Asia (or perhaps in Asia too) to operate a certain type of liquid cooled rack. Liquid cooling technology is actually not new;…

Oktoberfest at Guild House

Roast pork from the Guild House. One of the choice from their Oktoberfest set dinners. I had thought it would be like pork knuckles but well it wasn’t. Quite good anyhow. — Posted from my…

Walking into a High-Speed Wireless Oven

I recently came across a new high-speed wireless development that promises over 10Gbps of bandwidth, or some 100-times the speed of current Wi-Fi networks. While existing Wi-Fi operates at 2.4GHz frequency, this new technology uses…

Wireless@SG Doomed to Fail

So I was at BPP this morning having breakfast, and I thought I’d login to Wireless@SG hoping to get some work done. The Wi-Fi signal was weak, and after finding my SSH connection getting stuck…

Vanessa’s Screaming Practice

Vanessa’s testing her vocal chords again, screaming and screaming as we went out to BPP this morning, and later when we tried to have a mini photo shoot in the afternoon. They’re screams of delight…

Chicken Karaage from Sukiya

Chicken Karaage from Sukiya at YIH is quite delicious, but the rice was not properly cooked. Perhap chef was in a hurry. Set meal includes miso soup, desert and drink for $7.80. — Posted from…