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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First Day of ICT

I am back in camp doing my ICT. After a break of a few years, I thought they’d forgotten about me. Just like after my ORD, they forgot about me for many years. Sometimes it is really nice to be forgotten. Every time I go back for ICT, I try to think of the positive things to psyche myself to…

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When the F1 Comes to Singapore

As I drove around the F1 race track (to-be) this morning, I noted how like everywhere else in Singapore the road surface was so scarred by incessant trenching works, and there were so many little detours because road works were forever happening. Did the F1 organizers want to come to Singapore, because of the challenging road conditions that we have…

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Griping about Wireless@SG, Again

That’s how it is with captive portals, you are redirected to a web page to login, and there you have to type your username and password. Can you imagine how inconvenient it is to login from a mobile device such as a mobile phone or PDA? Even if it does have a tiny weenie keyboard? Is there an auto-login client…

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I Hate Writing Minutes

I hate writing minutes. I wonder why hasn’t anyone yet invented an automatic minute taker. It doesn’t help when people in the meeting talk nonsense 90% of the time, jump back and forth between multiple topics, and some people speak for the sake of being heard. Sometimes it takes hours to write the minutes. They should have called it Hours….

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From N73 to the N95 8GB

After my previous phone contract ran out in April, I didn’t go get a new phone rightaway. There wasn’t anything particularly interesting then that struck my fancy. I was using an N73, which was a great phone, and although there were other “better” phones available, none were compelling upgrades. Until now, when the N95 8GB washed up on our shores….

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Tempted by the N95 8GB

I finally succumbed to temptation and found myself having to get the latest Nokia N95 8GB phone. So after much online research, including comparing telco price plans, I finally trotted down to a SingTel hello! store over the weekend. The crowd was horrendous (blogged here). I eventually gave up on that Saturday night, and returned back before the opening time,…

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One Zinger Burger to Go

“Just one Zinger burger to go.” “Okay. Having here?” “No, to go.” “Having here?” Okay, she doesn’t understand “to go”. Alright, perhaps most of us would say “take away” or even “packet”. Singaporeans are shopping too much. I went to this “neighbourhood” shopping centre. It’s one of those smaller places (no cinemas…). But car park was full. I wanted to…

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