Saw an interesting article at new scientist about chimpanzees hunting with spears.

WOW…. So we humans aren’t the only species on earth that uses tools.

Chimps were observed thrusting their spears into hollow trunks and branches with enough force to injure anything inside the holes, Pruetz’s research team says. The chimps used a “power grip” and made multiple downward stabs – much the same way as a human might wield a dagger.

Am I the only person feeling worried after reading this article? If they are intelligent enough to use a tool to hunt, they might evolve to what we are. Who knows, instead of China and India, we might be outsourcing our jobs to the chimpanzees in the future.

Imagine a chimpanzee doing Java programming. Same quality, but even cheaper. *Horror*

The Singapore blogsphere was full of activities yesterday and today because of the leaked video clip of the Yishun and Admiralty MRT suicide. I’m not going to put the video up on my blog. If you want to see the video for yourself, you can go check out tomorrow.sg.

When the video leaked out, I was expecting one group of people jumping at SMRT and blaming them for not building full height door on those station that is above the ground level. Yes, we can indeed prevent people from committing suicide at MRT station if we fence up all the station. Full stop.

BUT we can’t prevent the person from commit suicide. There are millions of ways to commit suicide. Just because people jump into MRT track, you campaign for full height door at all MRT station. Then if people jump down HDB building, are you going to campaign for fence at all HDB flats? Then if someone drink dettol to commit suicide, are you going to call for the ban of dettol?

I feel sorry for the person who is pushed to the edge in life and commit suicide. But building doors at all MRT station is not going to help them. There are other means for them to die. We can prevent them from committing suicide at MRT station. But how many fence can we build? How are we going to prevent the remaining 999,999 methods? We can’t.

The problem here is not that MRT station doesn’t have door to prevent people to jump down the track. The root of the problem here is that people who are desperate did not get the help they needed. These people are left behind by the society. Singapore is developing too fast. They can’t catch up. Govt say they will leave no one behind. But it seems that there are some people left behind. And there are more. Just that they haven’t reach the stage of desperation to commit suicide. We need to do something to help them. Go talk to your MP, ask them to stop wasting their time doing hip hop at Chingay and go do a walkaround at those one room and two room HDB estate. Don’t wait till elections then come wayang.

No point asking for MRT to build door for all stations. Its a waste of money and resource. Instead, use those money to help the needy. Solve the problem at the root.

I think I’m having blogger withdrawal syndrome.

For no reason, I couldn’t create new post on decayonnet for the whole day. When I click on the Create link, the page just won’t load. Keep trying a few times, still can’t. The strange thing is, I have no problem editing existing post or even posting on other blogs that I have on blogger.

I almost died when I couldn’t blog for the whole day.

At first I thought I got a spyware or virus. So I did a virus scan and also scan for spyware. None. Then I thought my IE is having problem. So I installed firefox to test out. Still cannot.

Finally, I decide to write to blogger helpdesk.

And surprisingly, few minutes after sending the error report, I tried creating new post again and succeed. HURRAY!!!!

Hmmmm…. is it a coincident that my blog is fixed a few minutes after sending out the error report? Or did the helpdesk respond to my error report at record timing?

Ok, blogger withdrawal syndrome is over. I can go to bed now. Gd nite. 😀

I is pissed.

One of my colleague cancelled a weekly job that is suppose to run during the weekend as it has some impact to what he is doing. This is perfectly fine. Except he didn’t inform us till last minute.

He knew he need to cancel the job since few weeks ago. He actually emailed all the sub teamlead and ask if there is any impact to them. Don’t understand why the heck he didn’t email the rest of the team. There are only 12 person in the team. Is it really that hard to inform everyone last week?

He informed the rest of the team on thursday at around 11:30am. As he will be canceling that job, we need to get our things done before friday 9am. Less than 24 hours warning. Might as well don’t inform us.

Sometimes I wonder what the heck he is thinking.
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He need to attend a meeting regarding the error. But he has another meeting at the same timing. So he ask me to go on his behalf. Since I knew about the case, I agreed to cover him for the meeting.

So he went for his meeting. I was informed that the meeting on the error will be delayed. So I waited at my desk and do my stuff. By the time he finish his meeting, the error meeting haven’t started yet.

So I thought he would attend the error meeting. But no…. he asked me to go instead, claiming that he got things to do. Fine, I’ll go….

Didn’t expect the meeting to last from 3.30pm to 7pm. And worst still, the meeting is to be continued next morning. By the time I reach my desk, everyone in my team has already left. Including him.

And I OT until 10pm trying to clear the backlogs. Told him that there is a part 2 tomorrow, and ask if he is going. He told me to go because he got things to do.

HELLO, I ALSO GOT THINGS TO DO LOR. I OT TILL 10PM, WHILE YOU LEFT THE BLOODY OFFICE BEFORE 7PM. WHO GOT MORE THINGS TO DO?

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And in case you are wondering, this person is also the same person who didn’t restart the job, didn’t setup the laptop and anyhow promise deadline.

I think I can start a label specially for entries about how you piss me off.