Archive for January 2007

Another dog tag

Just got another dog tag from HSBC.

Why do all these banks want us to carry their dog tag all over the place? Why can’t they follow UOB and OCBC where they give customer the option to use their handphone as the 2FA?

You are about to experience greater peace-of-mind hassle.

Area cleaning

You will only see this once a year.

My super neat computer table.

No, I’m not doing spring cleaning for Chinese New Year. I’m doing the cleaning because Maria is getting married tomorrow and my house will be full of relatives and friends. Oh well… If I maintain the neatness for 1 month, I can skip this year’s spring cleaning. :D

I’ve discovered that the wet tissue from resturant and KTV are very useful for cleaning keyboard.

Look at the amount of dirt that I’ve picked up.

My 10 second of fame

Here is my 10 second of fame.

I’m just joking about the iPhone shuffle.

All the hassle

I’ve learnt that it is quite troublesome when you are involved in a car accident.

Firstly, the car will be in the workshop for weeks.
Then need to make a police report as someone is injured in the accident.
Then need to fill in that long and complicated insurance claim form.

Argh. Stupid SBS driver. I stop there nicely, why you want to collide into my car?

You better be worth all the hassle that you put me into.

Just need a simple approval

On of my colleague is on 1 year no pay leave. Her husband went to the states to do his master and she tagged along with her baby. As they were still busy settling down, she didn’t have time to log in the company email and her account was being lock due to long period of inactivity.

Usually, when our email was being locked, we need to call the helpdesk to reset the password. But as she is in USA, she send me an email and ask me to help her reset the password. I called the helpdesk and was told that I cannot reset her password on her behalf. She need to call in personally. If she can’t call in personally, we will need to get director’s approval to have the password reset.

So I drop my director an email and explain to her the whole situtation, asking for her approval.

But she didn’t want to approve. She told me to ask my colleague to call the helpdesk.

Call the helpdesk from USA? Using IDD? Can claim from company or not?

She is on no pay leave. Yet she wanted to login to company email to check work related issue. Instead of rewarding such an employee, you decide to punish her and force her make a IDD call back to Singapore just to have her password reset. As a director, you can save her the hassle by simply replying the email with 1 word – ‘Approved’. Just 1 word can save many people the trouble.

Stupid. Pure stupid.

But come to think of it…… why bother? Heck care lah. Anyway there is no requirement for her to check her email when on no pay leave. Just reset the password when she return from USA lor.

Which is going to be end of the year.