Random Time Killing Post

It’s been a looong while since I last logged in to my own website. Besides the usual tweet updates on the side bar, this site has been stagnant since May.

Not that I am going to revive this site anytime soon, but just trying to kill some time in between waiting.

Also I am trying to drain my phone battery by doing all sort of stuffs that I normally do on a full fledge computer. So here I am writing this entry while also keeping tweetdeck running in the background. By the way, I am using HSDPA and signal here is pretty weak so it has to keep switching between 3G and 3.5G.

Also I forgot to mention that this is a 4 incher Super AMOLED screen. I have successfully consumed 3-4% of the battery since writing.

Ok enough of the thumb jabbing on virtual keyboard. Definitely going to suffer when I grow older.

Signing off now. Hope to have a proper update before 2011 arrives.

Take care.

To tweet or not to tweet

Recently, Twitter has taken the World Wide Web by storm. The media has caught up with the trend as fast as the hini flu. (In case you are wondering what hini is, it is H1N1, aka Influenza Type-A, aka swine flu)

I have no complaints with emerging ‘technologies’ to spread news/information fast, but things should be done correctly. What I am talking about is the integrity of journalism. I will not mind if I am reading updates about personal life and not-so-formal information, but to cover a court case involving the fate of a whole state, thou shalt not tweet. Or at least not in ‘Internet Shorthand’. See what I mean here. (update: the Twitter account was removed shortly after the court case was adjourned for the day)

I am very disappointed at how The Star was reporting the proceedings from the courtroom, and I wonder if it takes time for you to register what you are reading. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer proper English. Sometimes I doubt if the Chief Editor ever goes through EVERYTHING that got published, because typos are everywhere. (Okay, the word processor’s spell-checker should have picked that up, but sometimes we rely too much on technology.)

I used to have the Twitter widget on this blog, if you have been following, and it got removed a week later. Reason? I do not see a point offerring my latest whereabous or projects for your leisure. If you are really concerned about me, give me a call, send me an email or sms, I will gladly tell you what is going on. At least we get to interact with each other. So we should stop relying so much on technology.

Therefore, the answer to the above question is: not to tweet.

Random Thoughts 090402

It was April Fools yesterday. I did not get pranked but my car’s speedo died on me.

It is quite a challenge driving without a speedo because we have traffic police with their speed guns stationed at all sort of weird places that people will unknowingly exceed the limit unless they drive with their eyes on the speedo, not the road. Therefore it is never safe to follow the speed of other cars, and it means I have to drive EXTRA slow.

That is why I am blogging from my phone now. After sending my beloved this morning, I went straight to the service center. They made we wait for 30 minutes and eventually tell me to go to another service center because they do not have the replacement part in stock. So then I arrived here at 1030hrs.

After being attended to and typed in the information to the computer, I was told that I can get my car back at 1200hrs. Since I have no one to fetch me, I waited at the service center. My car was sitting in the same position until 1130hrs! The time now is 1225hrs and my car is inside the workshop (finally!) and people are working on it. Now I wonder when I can get my car fixed.

On another note, there are a few things I want to blog about, so I am going to list it down before I forget:
1) Events that took place on 090328
2) What you see in the ads are not what you get in Pizza Hut
3) The home-made steamboat dinner that was supposed to be my birthday dinner
4) Two movie reviews: Confession of a shopaholic and Slumdog Millionaire
5) Two forwarded emails that is worth sharing with you all.
Now I have enough materials to cover my blog for the next two week. I just have to write it out.

More updates to come…

Discovered something interesting …

Earlier when I sent in my previous entry via gmail, the post went under ‘pending review’.

After doing some google-ing, I dicovered that wordpress will check for the email address of entry to see if it matches the one defined by the administrator.

If the email address matches the one defined, the entries will be published immediately. Otherwise it will fall under the category ‘pending review’.

Perhaps I should add another author to the blog with my gmail address, that ought to do the trick.

Also, smiley faces are enabled 🙂