Archive for December 2007

Happy Birthday to Wireless@sg

Happy birthday to you Wireless@sg.

It has been one year since you started. I wonder if anyone at IDA remembers that today is your birthday. If you were successful, I think everyone in Singapore will remember this day and celebrate your birth, But you are a great disappointment. Maybe because it is still early for us to pass judgement. Or it could be the over promise made by your parents.

There were talks of future plans like Wimax and stuff. Yes, Wimax sounds good. Longer range and faster access. But what the point of faster access if you can’t even log in to begin with?

I still remember my first experience with Wireless@sg. It wasn’t a pleasant one. In fact, there wasn’t any experience since I couldn’t connect on that faithful night. But I didn’t give up on you that night cause it was your first night. Perhaps you still need sometime to fine tune everything. But as the time goes by, it seems that the standard will never improve. Getting wireless@sg requires lots of luck. I guess I wasn’t lucky enough. That why I keep encountering problems with wireless@sg. Till I got so pissed off that I switched to mobile broadband lately.

I’m blogging this entry at Orchard Road now. Rightfully, there should be wireless@sg network here. But I decided to use my mobile broadband instead. Why risk having high blood pressure?

Anyway, Happy birthday wireless@sg. Hope the standards will improve by your next birthday.

A public apology for the “One Night Stand” blog entry

I know it is going to be controversial when I posted that article on “One Night Stand”. The whole entry is meant promote awareness for Free Rice and at the same time as a joke. I know some of you felt offended because I use misleading topic and text in ping.sg to attract attention. Although I did apologize in that post itself, the reaction I get is rather mixed. Some feels that it is ok while others thinks that I shouldn’t have done it.

I know it is not the right thing to do. But sometimes I feel sad that important entries aren’t getting the attention it requires on ping.sg. I personally feels that the Free Rice website is a brilliant idea. My initial entry on Free Rice only attracted 6 pongs from ping.sg. I feel that such a post need more attention. Feeling helpless, I resort to using misleading title to generate awareness. That misleading post hit top 10 within 40 minutes and has a total of 186 pongs till now. I know it is wrong, but I hope you understand that I’m doing this for the sake of charity.

Please except my sincere apologise for the misleading title in the “One Night Stand” blog entry.

And please continue to support Free Rice. Help spread the words about this fantastic website.

iShop Xmas deal – Macbook Pro and Xbox360 bundle?

Here is an interesting bundle by iShop at Cineleisure. Buy a Macbook Pro and Xbox360 at $3452.

Hmmm…. Apple and Microsoft bundle. Interesting…

Anyway, iShop having some great promo from now till end of the year. Do check it out. :)