Wednesday, August 29, 2007


For those who want to use Eclipse to program, but don't wish to be staggered by the 851785719653 plugins to select and install.

Packages include configurations for programming in Desktop Java, Server Java, Mobile Java, LAMP, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python and C/C++.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

For those who want to block sites (in Windows) by the domain names: There're HOSTS files that people generate and maintain. Use this only if you have some understanding of what's happening "behind the scenes". ;)

Microsoft ClearType Tuner

For those who use M$ Windoze, you can use the ClearType Tuner to help enable/disable and set your cleartype settings. Pretty nifty. =)

After installing the file, you can find the tuner in your control panel.

Friday, August 24, 2007


For those who need to reinstall a Windows system, or who regularly help others to "maintain" their computers, AutoPatcher is a good tool to use. =)

A short description from the site:
In short, AutoPatcher combines the advantage of both Windows Update (presentation and description of updates and automated installation), and the special administrative updates (portability and installation without the need of an Internet connection).

Monday, August 20, 2007

It's almost 3 months since I started work, and I've been learning a whole lot, though there's a long way to go still.

In the process of preparing for a task up ahead, more and more people are encountered with, and more is being revealed about the kind of tensions there exists between people.

It's always been a known thing that the working life is harder and more complicated than school life. Well, it's starting to show no doubt. I think another reason could be because unlike school where most come in and go together, the office consists of people of varying seniority, and hence different histories (and run-ins) with one another.

Will need to learn to work well with people around eh. Trust them, but do keep the eyes open. Sounds like church: trust the leaders to lead the flock, but keep the eyes open for false teachings, both for the leaders' and the congregation's sakes.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Came to wonder whether I've been remembering what's important (aka why did I choose her).

Yes, that was my really really firm conviction that her maturity in terms of spiritual matters does matter, along with her traits coming from how she lives her life, who she's obedient to in her life. But have I been conducting myself in the relationship as if that's the case?

The answer's really obvious in my mind actually...

...I need to repent man. Heh.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The longer things go, the worse things seem to get.

And as a consequence, the burden seems harder and harder to share with others in it's entirety, as much as I'd love to do so.

Thanks, you who have tried to share the load with me. I really appreciate it.

One thing that remains the same though, I/we need THAT sovereign being to change me. And I need to keep going back to the word, and to keep thinking. So if you do trust in Christ like the rest of the family, do pray for me ok?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sickened, saddened

After a day at work, things did seem to end (for the day) on a down note.

Sickened, after hearing from a colleague about how a really unscrupulous insurance agent had tricked his retiring mum into signing for a plan which she obviously couldn't afford and maintain. Though it is true that there are such people out and about still, it doesn't change the fact that it's just..sickening to hear.

Saddened, because of how I've missed on a very good opportunity to tell about the Christian: not some holy holy person who has achieved some status, but a person who has rebelled but has been forgiven. That is why we live as forgiven people.

It's already hard enough not to join in the crowd and do what I used to do wantonly, the coarse talk, the surfing and downloading of things that shouldn't be done. It's even harder to talk about why we act like weird people in this aspect.

It's no good if we live good lives, but not explain it when we can. People end up thinking that we believe that we're saved by being good people: exactly the kind of slavery we have been set free from.

May future opportunities not be missed out upon. We'd never know when it could save a life in the long run.

On a different note, my sister in law just gave birth! Heh, that makes me a "true" uncle liao eh. Really really glad for my brother too. :-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Demoralized and frustrated

Just, demoralized and frustrated.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Today was a day of intensive walking for most of the day, checking out some of the possible flats for the current round of E-Sales. Although there weren't many that were both suitable and affordable for us, it was as fun as it was tiring to go to new places, and eat at new places (apparently MM likes it a lot). Hope to find some place good and affordable also before the wedding, God willing.

Today, was also a day of remembering (albeit in a really shocking way) that I've been failing over and over again in taking care of Fen. There are areas that are quite important to her in terms of how someone should be like in order to lead in the relationship, and I've been lax in being alert and loving towards her...

We renewed our commitment towards one another, to keep working at taking care of the other, and to entrust herself to such a (fallen) person's care. All this with God's help of course.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Had a talk with PA over dinner together with M yesterday night. Although after the conversation not everything was cleared, but some things are clear: will need to talk to my mum to clear things up, both to let her know that I'll still honour her as my mum even after I wed, and to know what is on her mind exactly. I don't know what could be harder for me at this point in time, but for the sake of obedience to my Lord..and for the sake of my current and future family...

Thursday, August 02, 2007


In the course of work today I suddenly realized that I'm far less prepared for a major task than I thought. Also realized that I'll probably need to turn down or extend for one of the tasks that I have.

Very very stressed all of a sudden, but the thing to remember is that work isn't all there is to it here. Reality holds an impending event which is far more important.