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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Unintentional Comedy

A vidclip of some Korean band. Unfortunately for the singer, the drummer stole the whole show!

:: posted by Kenny, 8:39 PM | link | 0 comments |

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Eating Healthy at Work

This list is far from perfect. All the suggested food except number 1 is highly processed. I don't trust processed food. They're just a ploy by the food industry to 'add value' to the edibles just so they can charge you more for wastefully packaged snacks.

Also, I wish someone would come out with a more localized list of snacks that a Malaysian office worker could chow on while he bang his head on the wall trying to yank little miracles out of his arse whenever the customer or client complains/demands/nags/yell at him.
:: posted by Kenny, 9:37 PM | link | 0 comments |
MS Windows XP Service Pack 3 Due Next Month

This is going to be Windows XP's final Service Pack release. Kudos to a Malaysian website, TechARP.com for this scoop! Malaysia boleh!

Why is this service pack important? Microsoft will end its mainstream support for XP on April 14, 2009. Then on April 8, 2014 it will stop supporting XP altogether. This means there won't be any more updates released to 'fix' or 'patch' this old but extremely popular operating system (OS).

Past the product End-Of-Life stage, you might even find it difficult to download and update a Windows XP re-installation in the future!

So what happens when you suddenly need and absolutely need to reformat your PC's hard drive and reinstall the OS? Why can't you just go out, get the latest spankiest operating system and install that instead? Because your aunt or grandfather whose PC you're trying to fix won't be able to afford the latest greatest hardware to run the latest bloatware! That's why!

And i don't just mean 'afford' in the monetary sense. I mean non-techy folks can't be bothered to relearn every command and functionality they're already familiar with in Windows XP. They just wanna get things done with their old but still serviceable personal computer.

So what should you do?
First, get yourself a good legal copy of Windows XP Pro while it's still being sold in stores.
Second, download Service Pack 3 plus any other additional latest drivers for your peripherals (eg. printers, scanners, cameras, external drives...etc.). Archive them into a high quality CD-R that's gonna last you at least 10 years. Verify that the disk you just burned reads fine too! I don't even trust DVD-Rs because older PCs might not come with DVD-ROM drives.

Now you're all set for PC housekeeping for the next 10 years at least. Hopefully the poor hardware will give up its ghost long before you need to re-install such 'legacy' software! HAH!
:: posted by Kenny, 9:02 PM | link | 0 comments |

Monday, March 24, 2008

Malaysia Cancels Show at China's Request

Let's see if this piece of news gets any coverage in the Malaysian mainstream media at all....
:: posted by Kenny, 10:00 PM | link | 0 comments |

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I'd Rather Eat a Vagina Than Sushi

Kate Beckinsale said that! Aww cmon! Sushi ain't that bad is it? Yeah FUGU can pretty much kill you but FUG WHO?!

I'm sure a vagina can taste wonderful but it'd better be washed clean first! Haha!
:: posted by Kenny, 12:43 PM | link | 0 comments |

Thursday, March 20, 2008

RIP Arthur C. Clarke

Goodbye o great science fiction author! I will forever miss your writings! Imagine a pre-pubescent Kenny eagerly visiting the Ipoh public library every Saturday hoping to check out another novel or short story anthology by Arthur C. Clarke...devouring every incredible and mind-blowing idea.

I remember thinking if only the library is richer, its patrons more civic minded and the book pages weren't that ripped out. If only I could afford every single book ever written by luminaries such as Clarke and Isaac Asimov, I would've read every single thing they ever wrote! Such wishful thinking by a huge fan...hehe!

Clarke's fiction has an uncanny ability to predict and forecast what eventually became reality and current history. This is the mind that proposed man-made satellites, cold-calculating Artificial Intelligences and the discovery of God as an accidental consequence of the pursuit of science.

However, I do not read science fiction for its prophecies. There is another sub-genre of science fiction called alternate-reality or alternate-history. It discusses what might have been instead of what might come to be.

I digressed though...Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odyssey series, his Rendezvous With Rama novels, his anthologies Nine Billion Names of God, Reach for Tomorrow, Tale of Ten Worlds etc...made me think...truly really pause and think of how small we are in this universe...
But though we are small, Clarke said we are not insignificant. Humanity plays a role in everything.

Clarke's stories which span from the beginning of time till the end of eternity and then show that time and universe might loop back upon themselves like an infinity. And we still matter in all of this!

So we'd better damn well make sure we do it CORRECTLY in the here and now! Almost every human being wouldn't care about their descendents and even their children. Yet they are most likely to blame their parents and ancestors for leaving them with a poorly maintained planet and existence. Clarke went as far as to remind us that whatever we do changes the universe.

Here I lack eloquence and would like to steal a phrase from the Ridley Scott movie Gladiator... "Whatever we do here, echoes through eternity!"

You've been warned.
:: posted by Kenny, 10:19 AM | link | 0 comments |

Friday, March 07, 2008

Subtitles Found in Hong Kong Films

If you live in Asia there's no avoiding Hong Kong movies no matter how much you hate or like them. Here are some English subtitles from those cheap cheaply made movies!

1. I am damn unsatisfied to be killed in this way.

2. Fatty, you with your thick face have hurt my instep.

3. Gun wounds again?

4. Same old rules: no eyes, no groin.

5. A normal person wouldn't steal pituitaries.

6. Damn, I'll burn you into a BBQ chicken!

7. Take my advice, or I'll spank you without pants.

8. Who gave you the nerve to get killed here?

9. Quiet or I'll blow your throat up.

10. You always use violence. I should've ordered glutinous rice chicken.

11. I'll fire aimlessly if you don't come out!

12. You daring lousy guy.

13. Beat him out of recognizable shape!

14. I got knife scars more than the number of your leg's hair!

15. Beware! Your bones are going to be disconnected.

16. The bullets inside are very hot. Why do I feel so cold?

17. How can you use my intestines as a gift?

18. This will be of fine service for you, you bag of the scum. I am sure you will not mind that I remove your manhoods and leave them out on the dessert flour for your aunts to eat.

19. Yah-hah, evil spider woman! I have captured you by the short rabbits and can now deliver you violently to your gynecologist for a thorough extermination.

20. Greetings, large black person. Let us not forget to form a team up together and go into the country to inflict the pain of our karate feets on some ass of the giant lizard person.
:: posted by Kenny, 11:03 PM | link | 2 comments |

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Annawawiy's Site - MCA's Donald Lim booed at church forum
Went to St. Francis Xavier (SFX) church yesterday evening and heard about this political forum attended by political representatives from Barison Nasional, Parti Keadilan Rakyat, DAP and Gerakan (part of BN).

Did a simple Google search and found this rather amusing blog entry describing events of that forum.

Laugh all you want at the clumsy politicians but certain things are inevitable. Levity is the recourse of hopeless fools.
:: posted by Kenny, 2:27 PM | link | 0 comments |



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