Fire Alarm is No Alarm

Today there was a false fire alarm at my condo. Again. Like this is now the quadrillionth time. It started about 6:25am, a little early but thankfully not like 2am (has happened before). Usually it is a false alarm… of course it is, how often does a real fire happen… and it gets reset in half a minute or so….

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Baby Loves Photo-Taking

We found that our baby Vanessa loves having her photos taken. Why? Well… This afternoon, when she was getting sleepy and slightly cranky, we set her down in her cot and was preparing to rock her to sleep. Since my N73 is ever so handy, I thought I’d take a photo of her. Hmm… Vanessa’s attention was immediately aroused. She…

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Upgrading to Fedora 7

Upgrading Linux is always an adventure. Linux distributions have clearly improved tremendously through the years, but user expectations have also increased at the same time. Once upon a time, users had to put up with repeated installations, mucking around configuration files, downloading extra bits of code, and going through all sorts of hoops and hurdles to get their Linux system…

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Baby’s Second Month

Baby Vanessa is two months old today. We don’t have any special celebration. Well except that perhaps her daddy’s friend dropped in with his baby boy (and mum) for a quick visit in the morning, so the two babies had several moments to attempt some socializing. Vanessa has become more picky with things. I suppose she’s now more aware of…

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The 6-in-1 Jab

Vanessa had her 6-in-1 jab today. She protested with a cry when her jab site was swabbed with alcohol, but she was quite ok with the injection itself. That’s good if she’s not going to be scared of injections. She had her baby stats taken today — 5.06kg. Grown a fair bit. We were just telling the doctor about how…

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Baby’s Full Month

Today is baby’s full month. 4 weeks to be precise… so not technically 1 calendar month. We had a big celebration (big as in many people… not that it was super grand or lavish… haha) at the condo function room. Food was catered, decorations we did ourselves. Baby was her usual good self. I think they probably don’t cry much…

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Baby is Finally Registered

Yes, we took that long to get baby Vanessa registered. We tripped down to ICA this morning. The car park was so super congested, the building was almost overflowing with lots of queues, but oddly enough, queue for birth registration was just 5 minutes. So finally baby Vanessa legally exists — not that this would be a special day to…

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Student suspended for bypassing network security

According to this article from Network World, a student at the University of Portland was suspended after having discovered a weakness and exploited it to bypass Cisco’s NAC software agent to get onto the university’s network. The suspension seems to be a harsh punishment and the popular defense seems to be that the act was not malicious and no one…

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