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Get a larger hard drive, glass, battery, or tablet? All in the same price range and equally useless to some extent.
I don’t get it, why do stupid people rank much much higher than I do on assessments? “Oh wait, I do understand, I just don’t want to accept it.” In other news, I don’t think ‘class participation’ should be a separate component for subjects which have non-anonymised, written assessments.. it’s already factored into the marking. Standardisation and...
Oh, the futility of filing a bug report about logging into Trac.. I’m still trying to login to the Adium project’s trac.
Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a...– Willis Reed
There’s this Apple reseller marketing blitz in today’s ST. Prep work: peek at the online Apple Store (Singapore), you’ll note that the lowest-end white Macbook is S$1688, including GST. Now, there’s this half-page ad on C15 which lists the ‘bundle deal’, with AppleCare Protection Plan or MS Office (Home Special Edition) — the same Macbook for $1888 with a...
I am not an instinctive creator. Nor have I gotten used to destruction. I do not inspire people. Nor do I blaze through the successful path. What do I do?
And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.
This is for when the grass has grown and the paint has dried.
I just did a whole year’s worth of filing, and I noticed some things: Filing is mentally cathartic, for obvious reasons I haven’t done most of my Adv Math assignments, just like last year One picture frame or another has been on my desk since, well, I had a desk The frames have always been empty. The small things in life that you don’t usually notice.
If you do what you love to do, then you won’t do it in an average way.– Angela Bassett
For illustration purposes only and as a hypothetical example, if Reference...– Minibond Series 2 Pricing Statement which, shock and horror, actually tells you you’re “providing credit protection” to Lehman Brothers SF!
Let It Roll
theafroape: What need an impersonator, when we have the person? Your life is one jellybean in a tub of other flavours. I’m sure as hell the guy who bought that tub is gonna get pissed off if he tasted 60 Liquorice tablets out of 100. He might not like the coconut flavour, or the taste of popcorn caramel, but damn, after 60 of the same he’s gonna appreciate the change from the norm. Granted,...
I fail to comprehend the reasoning behind collecting money, allegedly for a lunch reception after an event, and then insisting on collecting it even if you’re not attending the reception afterwards. $10 is pretty steep for sharing 3 hours of aircon with a few thousand people. Most shopping malls would be cheaper, except for some in the shopping belt.
Here’s a hint for you Powerpoint 2008 users printing posters. If you’re trying to print non-standard size ‘slides’, eg A0/A1, and they’re coming out cut off to the center A4 chunk, go to File / Page setup / Options, then pick the right paper size – set a custom one if necessary. That should resolve some scaling and cropping problems. Of course, before you started,...
I get a (sliver) iPod Nano 3G less than a week after the 4G was released, but I’m very pleased and not a bit disappointed at that - without the 4G announcement I’d be just as happy. It seems to be a nice successor to my (electric blue) shuffle 2G, which hasn’t been syncing for quite a while.
Excessively chlorinated water down the throat, up the nose and in the eyes yields very grumpy person. Grumpy enough not to bargain hard enough and save $2.
mamamusings: the art of the apology →
I just polished off a (brownie?) cheesecake from The Baker’s Story. Wow. Really thick and rich. Pity it’s in Upper Thomson (read: middle of nowhere).
Trying to learn to play the cello is a metaphor for striving for mastery in any...– Paul Katz (via Executive Pursuits: A Slow Route to Being Maestro)
Smart-people traps →
critical thinking vs creative thinking, eh?
In the (almost) two days away from computers and the mundanities of school, I watched a sunrise, felt the morning dew, played with my dog, unwrapped much cling film and washed glassware.. Now I feel almost sane again. Except for the nightmares that took stress’ (temporarily) vacated spot. Now that I’m back in the grind though, things are mostly back to abnormality. Yay.
Pomegranate juice does strange things to (soy) milk. The end result is unexpectedly thicker and more substantial than either of the inputs. My 2- or 3-year old Campbell instant soup packets taste surprisingly good, even though it expired last year. And I just made crepes suzette, minus the flaming and liqueur. Then there were those almond cookies from last week. Holidays. Mmm.
ILOG makes allowances for all kinds of constraints. For example, a few years...– Book Excerpt: The Numerati by Stephen Baker
I was munching on a Sub on the way back when something flipped. Americans (in general, where food are concerned, [insert other qualifying statements here]) are control freaks. That’s why you have Subway (especially toppings), Starbucks (“triple grande sugar-free hazelnut soy x-foam latte”), In-N-Out Burger (custom burger of any specs), and probably lots of other chains that...