Archive for December 2008

Do we get a refund if there is a jam at the ERP gantry?

Something that comes into my mind while stuck in a traffic jam few meters away from an ERP gantry. Do we get a refund if there is a jam at the ERP gantry?

The purpose of an ERP gantry is to reduce traffic congestion. But if it didn’t works as it is supposed to be, shouldn’t we get a refund or something? Perhaps LTA should look into ways to refund drivers when the ERP gantry didn’t do what it is supposed to do.

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Christmas is coming. Tons of things still not finished yet. Haven’t buy presents yet. Aaaahhh! *panic mode on*

Oh well, every year also like this. Wait till last minute then go buy Christmas present. Sigh. Bad habit. Next time should do my Christmas shopping earlier.

OK, like last year, I will be posting a Christmas Song everyday until Christmas.

Band Aid 20 – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid
At christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade

And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy!
Throw your arms around the world at christmas time

But say a prayer – pray for the other ones
At christmas time, it’s hard, but when you’re having fun
There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dreaded fear
Where the only water flowing is a bitter sting of tears
And the christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you

And there won’t be snow in Africa this christmas time
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life

Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow

Do they know it’s christmas time at all?

Here’s to you
Raise your glass for everyone
Here’s to them
Underneath that burning sun

Do they know it’s christmas time at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it’s christmas time and
Feed the world
Let them know it’s christmas time and
Feed the world
Let them know it’s christmas time and
Feed the world
Let them know it’s christmas time and
Feed the world
Let them know it’s christmas time and
Feed the world
Let them know it’s christmas time

Behind the scene: Broadband-ing Rinaz’s wedding

Couple of weeks ago, Rinaz issued the Tech65 crew a challenge. Broadband her wedding. Her wedding is held at her void deck. She stayed on the 10th floor. And there is no free WIFI network around.

So we brainstormed for the perfect solution. 3G modem is not going to do the trick as the load will be heavy. We thought of throwing a super long telephone cable down from her house, but she is using Starhub cable broadband. So the solutions….. Buy a 50m long Ethernet cable from Sim Lim Sq.

Attach it to the cable modem, throw the Ethernet cable from level 10 all the way down to the ground floor.

And setup the wireless router downstair.

So there you have it, a broadband-ed wedding. Look forward to the live streaming that is going to take place later.

This is going to be the Social Media Wedding of the year. Congrats to Cartcart and Rinaz.

Improv Everywhere bring desktop to Starbucks

Starbucks is one of the best cafe in town to sit down, drink coffee and surf net with your laptop. But the folks at Improv Everywhere decided to play a prank by bringing desktop instead of laptop to a Starbucks in New York.

Totally cool. Especially the part where one of the computers is booting up with Windows 95. Wahahahaha….

But actually, if I see someone using a desktop at Starbucks, I would think that the Starbucks is providing desktop for customers.

Guess how many $1 coins are there – Answer

Last week, I ask everyone to guess the number of $1 coin in the photo.

And the answer is……

756!

The winner is Wishbone. Her guess is $749. That is just $7 away! Wow… amazing.
2nd place goes to Nicole. Her guess is $799, just $43 difference. (Sorry, no prizes for 2nd place.)
3rd place goes to JT. His guess is $712, $44 difference. Almost got 2nd place.

And the furthest guess goes to Cobalt Paladin with $1288. That’s $532 off the mark. :P

Congrats to Wishbone for winning a pair of Eng Wah movie voucher.