Archive for October 2006

Thanks Ed

I woke up on 13 Oct 2006 feeling excited. It was 7:30am. I knew that palm had a press conference while I was asleep. We all knew that Palm will be announcing new devices. Everyone was excited. Some people thought you will be releasing a model to replace the now 1 year old palm TX. Or a new Palm E2.

I connect my palm TX to the internet and use Quick News to download the latest RSS feed. Weekday morning is always a rush for me. While Quick News is downloading the latest updates from my RSS feed, I was rushing to get ready for work. I didn’t had time to read until I reach the train.

Went to palm addict news feed first. And indeed there is news of a new device by palm. Treo 680. Almost similar to Treo 650, except they come in 4 sporty colours and no antenna. FINALLY…. a smart phone without antenna.

I’m actually not very interested in a smartphone. I still like my Sony Ericsson K800i alot. But its nice to know that Palm finally released a new PalmOS Treo. At least its not a WM.

Actually, I’m looking to see if Palm had released any new PDA. I scroll thru the entire palm addict RSS feeds. Nothing. I guess the PDA market is still not big enough. Which is really sad. After all, Palm made its name by selling PDA. And palm has always been makers of great PDA like Palm III, Palm Vx, Tungsten T3 and Palm TX.

There are still a lot that Palm can improve on the TX. For example faster processor and higher capacity battery. And perhaps a VGA screen and a delicated chip for music playback. I know I would buy the new PDA from Palm if they release 1. But sad to say, there isn’t any.

Thanks a lot Ed. For helping me save money.

Friday the 13

I hate friday the 13.

So has anything bad happen to you?
Or are you still waiting for something bad to happen?

而徘徊在你面前属于你的我……… 爱你…….

伍佰 – 牵挂




爱你 ~

Still the unattainable acorn

Was reading back some of my old blog entries. Saw this post I wrote about the unattainable acorn.

Actually, come to think of it, everyone has an acorn. An acorn that you desire so much and been trying so hard to reach it, yet you are always just a few inches away from it. Aiming for that impossible target and never give up. Just keep trying and trying.

I wrote that blog after watching Ice Age 2 with her. Back then, I was still chasing her and thought that I couldn’t win her hands. Its just like I’m Scrat and she is the unattainable acorn.

And she still is the unattainable acorn.

I thought I have moved on. But I haven’t. I’m only covering my pain with laughters and smiles. And I managed to fool everyone, including myself.

It still hurts to see you so far from me…….

Work rant

Just bear with me while I grumble some stuff about work…..

Gan Jiong Tester strikes again

The Gan Jiong Tester strikes again today. Ok, this time, I was at fault. I’m suppose to change the description, but it slip off my mind. But the reason why it slip off my mind is because I put this at the lowest priority.

The problem is, these are not the finalized descriptions. Marketing dept is suppose to release the finalized product descriptions when the launch date is near. So we are just using trial descriptions.

So, why should I really bother about 1st letter have to be capital for trial descriptions? Why can’t you all bear with it and wait for the finalized descriptions?

Kiasi user

It has been 3 months since that kiasi tester took over the task. We had been thru very difficult times teaching her how to use the software to go about doing the task.

But whenever a slightly complicated request came, she will come find us and hope that we guide her to do the task. I grew so fed up that I replied a strong worded email to her, cc my boss and a few other people who are involved. We also have our own things to do. How can you expect us to spoon feed you everytime a complicated request comes in?

Few hours later, someone replied my email to defend her. He said that she is still new to the task and need guidance. I told my colleague to take over cause I know I’ll surely lose my temper on them.

3 month on the task and you still call new? How many more months do you expect us to spoonfeed you? We spend many hours teaching you how to do those request. We have taught you how to handle those complicated request too. And you still came and ask us to guide u further?

I wash my hands on this issue.

Outsource might make a mistake

A requester ask me to help extract some data from the database. As I was busy and the extraction is rather troublesome, I ask my subteamlead if I can assign the task to china side to do.

He agreed that I’m maxed out already, but he question if the china side can do the job. He is worried that they might make a mistake and ask me to get another colleague to do the extraction.

What the heck. Outsource staff might make a mistake so don’t give them. Then we outsource for what? Then local staff won’t make mistakes lah? So if I keep making mistakes, does that mean you will stop assigning task to me?

If they never do, they will never learn.

Told him that I will guide the china staff to do the extraction and verify their results.

Waste of talent
My ex-sub teamlead just return from maternity leave. When she was on the 2 month maternity leave, the subteam has been ‘desolved’ and split into the remaining 2 subteam. So when she return, she doesn’t have any subteam to lead. Management has no intention of reforming the old subteam. They think the new arrangement is quite good.

So she is now in my subteam, doing minor request like what I’m doing.

Its a waste of talent. She is capable of better stuff.

Still that stupid paper
One of my colleague’s contract ended recently. She is a JO like me because she is holding a diploma. But the things she is doing, like me, is what the SO are doing too. So she didn’t want to sign the new contract as the terms are not good enough.

HR couldn’t promote her to SO because she is still doing her degree course. Luckily for her, her degree course will finish by end of the year.

So HR offered her a 3 month contract as JO, and after that, they will renew her contract as SO since she would had gotten the degree by then.

Since she is already capable of being a SO, why not just promote her? Why must wait for that piece of paper?


149 days more to my end of contract…… haiz…..