The Corrs feat. Bono – Dancing when the stars go blue

Dancing where the stars go blue
Dancing where the evening fell
Dancing in your wooden shoes
In a wedding gown

Dancing out on Seventh Street
Dancing through the underground
Dancing little marionette
Are you happy now?

Where do you go when you’re lonely
Where do you go when you’re blue
Where do you go when you’re lonely
I’ll follow you
When the stars go blue

Laughing with your pretty mouth
Laughing with your broken eyes
Laughing with your lover’s tongue
In a lullaby

Where do you go when you’re lonely
Where do you go when you’re blue
Where do you go when you’re lonely
I’ll follow you
When the stars go blue
The stars go blue
Stars go blue

Our team has been sharing one login account to 1 of the system. The person who owns the login id has resigned for quite some time, but we didn’t unregister his id until recently.

So another colleague went to apply for an id to share among the whole team. When he got his id, he mass mail to the team to inform everyone the user id and password.

When I look at the to list, something seems to be wrong. The number of recipient seem abit too little. We have 10 people in our team…. but there are only 7 people in the recipient list.

I don’t know why was he thinking. The easiest way to mass mail everyone is to take an email from our teamlead copy the list of recipient. Our teamlead always mass mail to the whole team to inform us important stuff. If he use our teamlead’s email as a guide, he won’t miss out anyone. Simple thing like that also can make mistake.

And one look you know that the number doesn’t tally. The list is too short, its obvious that someone is missing. And he didn’t even bother to do a quick count to see if he missed out anyone. What the heck was he thinking?

Oh, no need to guess…. it is our fave guy again…..

I’ve lost count the number times that someone ask me about the company I’m working with during Nexus.

Seriously speaking, I’m not very comfortable revealing my company name. Firstly, I’m attending Nexus as an individual. I do not represent my company nor do my company know that I’m attending. I paid the $15 registration fee myself.

And I’m beginning to more and more dislike my company, its policies and its staff each day. Somehow, I don’t want to be anyway linked to my company at the event.

While browsing thru the attendee list, I found a number of people from my company. I don’t know them. But I check the outlook addressbook and found that they are mostly director or manager level.

I feel quite uneasy when people ask me about where I’m working at. As much as possible, I tried to move away from such topics. Lets hope that next year I’ll be in a company where I feel comfortable revealing its name to everyone.

The external auditors came and left on Friday. She didn’t manage to find any reason to tear away our ISO cert. I’m pleased to announce that our company is still ISO certified. πŸ™‚

(PS: This lorry doesn’t belong to my company)

I always wonder, what does it mean to be ISO certified. So what if a company is ISO certified? And so what if it is not? What difference does it make? Would you stop using a company’s product if it is not ISO certified? Would you specially go check if a company is ISO certified?

If the company has a good process, it doesn’t matter if you are ISO certified or not. So why is everyone chasing that status? Just like why is everyone going outsourcing when reports says that most company didn’t see any savings in outsourcing.

And its irony that I’ve been assigned the ISO coordinator for my team. To me, being ISO certified means nothing. Its just a nice status that you can print at the back of your company’s lorry.

Actually, its easy to pass ISO. You just need 2 tools…..

… and 3 skills. ζ— δΈ­η”Ÿζœ‰οΌŒ 人间蒸发 and ε‰ζ˜†ε€§ζŒͺ移.

After 2 years of being ISO coordinator, I think I’ve mastered the skill already.

Everyone was given a copy of the event booklet called “the LITTLE red book (Future Edition)” at Nexus.

There is nothing wrong with my camera. That is really the colour of the LITTLE ‘red’ book. For a moment, I thought I had colour blind. Until I confirmed with the rest of the gang that it isn’t red in colour. More of maroon colour.

Another thing….. do you know that the little red book is actually rather communist. The quotations from Chairman Mao is also refered as the little red book.

Imagine a gathering of 500 people, with a big banner saying “Leading in times of disruptive change”. And everyone has the little red book with them.

I’m surprised that the ISD didn’t arrest all of us yesterday.

It was a great event. It’s hard to believe that Singapore could held such an event and attract so many excellent guest speakers. Salute to The Digital Movement for organising such wonderful event.

I went to Nexus with the wonderful guys and gal from ping.sg. I so glad that I could tag along with them as I would never attend this great event if I’m alone. We reach the place rather late as everyone was late for the pre-event breakfast session. Luckily the event haven’t started.

The first speaker is Nathan Torkington from O’Reily Radar. Great speaker. Really enjoyed listening to his speech.

Next was a short interview with the organisers of Nexus.

The first panel was about emerging opportunities in the flat world. The Microsoft guy clearly has an agenda of his own. Open Source not good? How could that be possible?

It was teabreak after the first panel. The teabreak provided a good environment for networking. As for me, I just stick with the guys from ping.sg and see how they network. Me just a nobody in the IT industries…..

After the teabreak, there was a dual track panel. One was on mobile web explosion at the auditorium while the other was about crowdsourcing at one of the smaller room. Being a blogger, it is obvious that I attend the panel on crowdsourcing.

The panelist for the crowdsourcing panel includes guest from Cnet, Stomp and tomorrow.sg. Its the most interesting panel for the event. The room was overcrowded. We should have taken the auditorium for this event instead. Didn’t really buy everything that panelist from stomp said. She claims that stomp will post all submission by readers as long as it is not racist or anything to do with religon. How about political? Hmmmm….

Uzyn stole the stage for 5 minutes halfway thru the panel. It started with Clapping tree talking about tomorrow.sg‘s way of selecting article and how difficult it was for bloggers to gain readership. She mentioned about ping.sg which suddenly drew lots of attention among the audience. Uzyn took over the mike and talk about ping.sg briefly. Looks like we are going to get a hike in membership this few days. Haha.

It was lunch after the crowdsourcing panel. Uzyn was surrounded by lots of people asking him questions. The rest of the ping.sg gang just stood one side and watch his 10 minutes of fame. haha.

Rather surprised that lunch was also provided. I thought we have to go out and hunt for our own food. Wow, the sponsors must be good. πŸ˜€

The panel after lunch was slow. I guess they put drug in our food, making everyone feeling sleepy. I went to the Future of the web panel, skipping rinaz‘s talk on second life. Sorry, but second life is a small subset of the future of the web. πŸ˜€

We had another teabreak and chance for networking after the future of the web panel. The problem with all these event is that all you do is eat, sit, talk and listen. Don’t get fat also very hard.

The last panel was on riding on change, which I totally catch nothing. Maybe I should wait for the podcast and re-listen to the discussion.

At the end of the event, there is a chill out plus networking session at one of the room. Free food and beer provided. Wah. The sponsors are really good. Had a great chat with some of the industries players. It was inspiring listening to their views and looking at some sample of the things they were doing.

Overall, it was a great event. Wish they could do it every year.