Tengah Air Base Strikes 6 Farms

In today’s Straits Times, an F-16C fighter from Tengah Air Base strikes 6 farms in Sungei Tengah, causing 200 tonnes of greens to be destroyed. It seems that red dye being tested on the ground by the Black Knights aerial display team accidentally found itself carried by wind and deposited on 6 farms. The farms were ordered by AVA to…

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SingTel Offers 50GB of Data

I just received a message today from SingTel informing that they are now upgrading the bundled data in our mobile broadband plans from 10GB to 50GB. M1 recently had also sent their subscribers a somewhat similar message. In M1’s case, they were actually increasing the monthly cap of 10GB to 50GB. This means that they can now charge subscribers for…

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Vanessa Visits Mt Alvernia

First, the GP said it it was Chicken Pox. Most likely jumped to conclusion on hearing that she was exposed to two cousins who had just come down with Chicken Pox. On the 2nd visit, the GP said it was throat infection. Hmm. We eventually sought attention from her regular PD clinic when the fever returned, and subsequently brought her…

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New Firmware for N95 8GB

Nokia just released a new firmware for the N95 8GB, updating the version 10.0.021 that came originally with the phone to version 11.0.026. According to the brief change information provided, the update reportedly includes performance and stability improvements to the browser and Nokia maps applications. I’m quite pleased that the update is already available for my SingTel branded phone, just…

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Nokia N82 vs N95 8GB

How does the N82 compare with the N95 8GB? Both are fantastic phones. The N95 8GB is basically an improved version of the original N95. The N82, on the other hand, is rather interesting: It takes the functions of the N95 (including some of the improvements in the N95 8GB) and put them into the form factor of the N73…

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A Credit Card What?

I was just clearing out some junk from my cupboard when I chanced upon a bunch of technology relics such as this Xircom “CreditCard Modem”. I’m sure kids a few years down the road are going to find this amusing. What is a modem? Why would you want to use a modem? Notebooks used not to come with modems, so…

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The Nokia N82 is Out Now

I have heard about the rumoured N82 some time ago from various sources. The speculation was that it would be available next year. Well, it seems Nokia is in the season to push out tons of new Nseries models lately. First the N81 8GB, the N95 8GB, and now we have the N82. I was originally eyeing the N82. Why?…

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Mac OS X vs Windows Updates Versioning

Apple posts updates to their Mac OS X operating system from time to time, much like what Microsoft does for Windows XP, Vista, etc. As I was installing the latest update, 10.4.11, I was just thinking how simple this version numbering is. Mac OS X “Tiger” is version 10.4, and updates to Tiger are numbered 10.4.x, such as 10.4.1, 10.4.2,…

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Vanessa’s Back to Hospital

The day before, Vanessa started getting a high fever and didn’t seem to respond well to medication. That was good enough reason to get me the afternoon off from my ICT yesterday. Vanessa actually seemed to be doing ok at mid day, but unfortunately, her high fever returned and she started to vomit. So we took her to hospital where…

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