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Computer Science Noobs

Sometimes I feel very worried about the computing students we’re getting in my school. Yet at the same time I’m amazed at how we could achieve the top spot in Asia and 12th position worldwide…

From CyanogenMod to Samsung Stock ROM

When I was looking to upgrade from my Nexus One, one of my mandatory requirement for the new phone was that it will run CyanogenMod 7 (CM7), or if it hadn’t yet been ported, that…

Transport Madness at NUS

I’ve heard many complaints about how the internal shuttle bus service in NUS has become absolute madness since the start of the current academic year. This year saw the opening of University Town, with many…

Mac OS X Lion Pains

Actually, there aren’t many pains. It wasn’t too difficult to learn “natural scrolling”. It gets a little confusing when you’ve got to go back to a Windows PC that does not have “natural scrolling” configured,…

From Nexus One to Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II (SGS2) has got to be one of the most anticipated Android phones of 2011. There are already plenty of excellent reviews of the SGS2 (some listed at the end of…

The Unix Workshop in 2011

I was recently involved in delivering a Unix workshop to the new freshmen intake of AY2011/2012. It’s something that the freshmen attend every new academic year. The idea is to expose them to Unix, particularly…

Building My New PC

It’s been quite a long while since I last built my own PC. My last desktop PC was built some time around 2005. I was reasonably familiar with PC components at that time. Technology has…

Basilico at The Regent Singapore

I was recently at The Regent Singapore for a workshop. Lunch time came, and I had expected that it would be a standard buffet setup in the reception outside, or perhaps in an adjacent function…