Sunday, December 31, 2006

Once again, I'm the genius!

I just came back from Ikea. Lots of people there and everyone is celebrating the coming new year. But I go there to buy promotion item, Billy bookshelf, selling RM99 per unit (normal price about RM189, if I not wrong).



Ok, it's 202cm height and 80cm width. O_o Shit!!! But I like that bookshelf.

After measure my car length, I bought 2 units. Guess what, I almost dismantle my car just to put the two damn heavy bookshelf in. How I do that? I show you tomorrow :)

Once again, I'm telling you I'm a genius, wah ha ha ha ....I'm the best of the best of the best....

and My SEG is still the best car ever make, wah ha ha ha ....

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!
It's New Year's eve

2006 just reached it's end. 2007 is coming. Time is moving faster and faster, I think I'm getting old.

What I have done in 2006? What I get from 2006? What is my plan and wish for 2007?

Every year these are the common question everyone will ask themselves.

2006 is a meaningful year for me although I still have some wishes hanging there.

Anyway, writing something personal on New Year's eve is just making the day blue. So I just wish you all Happy New Year, good ending and lucky start. Cheer!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Earthquake!

Today the Internet is slow, very slow. The Taiwan earthquake had destroyed the underwater communication cables. Most of the line are down. We are go back to the dial-up age again :(

Futher news read here

Luckily not many people killed by the earthquake.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Chara with Yen town band - My way

I like this song and also the movie. Enjoy.



... and not forget season greeting, Merry X'mas.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I'm a illegal driver

Today I go to post office to renew my driving license. I went to the big post office in Gombak. Once I reach there, I saw a huge notice that the JPJ is off-line. To bad, I need to go for other branch.

After that I went to Subang Jaya, another big post office. Once again I saw the big notice said that JPJ off-line. Ok, now I can't renew my license. I will drive my car illegally for three days until Tuesday. By then I hope the off-line issue had been solve by our "Malaysia Boleh" engineer.

This is industrial norm, I think. Last time I went to bank I saw off-line problem; post office as usual most of the time is off-line; government payment counter, off-line.

I wonder why it's happen? Is Malaysia lack of IT people? But I heard we have Cyberjaya and also MSC. Or Malaysia is full with lazy worker?

(Notes: Lazy people is not equal to idiot, somehow they can be consider as most intelligent creature on Earth)

I always use bypass road, not because I'm poor, but I just don't want to pay toll to those rich peoples. They are too rich to begging from me. The most famous bypass I used is the Hicom Glenmarie to bypass the Federal Highway toll to go to Klang to see my pretty lady :).

There are two traffic lights, distance less than 100m. Every time after the first traffic light, I need to wait about a minute in front of the second traffic light. I wonder these engineers know something about synchronizations? Do there ever lean about optimization problem? Or do they know the formula to relate the distance, time and speed?

However, this road is not the worst. I think the worst design of traffic light is at Central Market. They are suck!

We do not need to show to people how clever / intelligent we are, but please also don't let people laugh and curse on your stupidity.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Engineer's dilemma

All the while I'm teasing manager in making decision. However, today I facing same problem.

Wireless or fiber optic communication medium?

I'm majoring in computer and communication for my Degree, but communication is my weakest subject. I try to study hard but still the result is bad. Luckily I'm able to graduate :)

After working with wired (copper and fiber optic) communication for five years, I had promise myself to breakthrough this limit. I want to use wireless in my future project.

In end of year 2005, I have a project in hand (this was my most failure project) and I want to experiment with wireless communication. However, because of the cost of these wireless devices, I had abandon my dream.

In end of year 2006, once again, I have a project and I promise myself I will use wireless this time. Due to the cost, I can only choose wireless or fiber optic.

Everyone is choosing fiber optic, because it's "traditional" way of communication. Everyone is thinking that fiber optic is a "safe" choice.

If I choose wireless and at the end if this solution failed, I will in deep shit, but if I success no one will know. I don't mind to take risk, since I already a deadwood in my company :|, another failure to me is just a "norm" again. But because of my personal dream and I let everyone else to take risk with me. Can I do this?

First step is the most difficult step, it may fail but if you don't move your leg, you will alway standing there, forever.

One day I will make my first move. I will not be a hero, no one will notice the move I had make, but by then I'm in front of you :)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Cancel leave

I cancel my leave today not because people ask me, but I'm too boring staying at home facing all these stupid papers.

Another 3 weeks (hopefully) I will free from all these torturing paper.

I will be FREE!!!!!!!!!!!! wah ha ha ha ha ......

Where do I stop just now........

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Picture of the day



I captured this photo in front of my high school. I wonder how many person can survive under extreme condition.

Monday, December 11, 2006

She at German

I fetched my girl friend to KLIA yesterday night, and she will be at Germany until next Monday. Start to miss her now.

* I'm VERY FREE this week. Guy remember to call me if you got NICE place to go XD

Saturday, December 09, 2006

How to get phone number from girl on the street

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Zune

Microsoft lunch Zune last month and what people said about it?

http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/13/installing-the-zune-sucked
http://daringfireball.net/2006/11/did_microsoft_copy_the_wrong_ipod
http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=87848&AFC-HSUIT&ATTR=DIGG

After reading these reviews I just can’t stop myself laugh at these genius who create a nice device but “functionless”, just like Xbox. They should learn more from iPod and Playstation.

But bear in mind Microsoft is very good in long term war. She can terminate anyone larger and dominance at this time slowly and softly.

Prove 1: I wonder where is Lotus 1.2.3?
Prove 2: Palm OS was once dominating the market of PDA, but I just saw Palm Treo 700w using Windows Mobile.
Prove 3: What C/C++ compiler you are using now? Borland C++ Builder no longer with us :(

The lesson today:

Don’t look down on your enemy; if you don’t move forward, you are going to lose your territory.


Although I hope iPod and Playstation can still able to laugh at Microsoft in future but I know sooner or later Zune and Xbox will dominate the consumer market.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Finally...

I had submitted my very first draft of my thesis to my supervisor, after non sleep for few weeks (I wonder my supervisor will read it. Anyway there is still lot of works to do).

I’m not sure whether there are anyone enjoys reading thesis, but as a thesis writer, it’s a torturing process indeed. We create something that no one will read. For me I rather go to the book store and spent RM8 for a NuiYou that have 200++ pages of pretty girls and artists.

I can’t write / talk proficient not only in English, even Chinese, I have limited words in my mind. Once again I respect my company ISO consultant. This bugger can spent 3 hours just to explain my company objective which only contain not more than 30 words. Salute! Anyhow this guy earns money from talking and his “non-stop English words generator” builds inside his head.

He just repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat……. and repeat and all your money go into his pocket. Damn, I regret why I don’t learn my English seriously in school. Now what I have is only equations and formulas.

These skills wouldn’t make money and I have to work like hell. See, the law of work already explain that, time is money and knowledge is power; work = power x time. So the more knowledge you have the lesser money for you if the work is constant. That why we work like hell in order to maintain the salary when more experience and knowledge acquired from day to day. Only one day when we “format” our brain and become boss then money will come into our pocket :)

I’m happy today because since morning until evening no one calls to ask me to cancel my leave. Thanks God, finally I can really rest for a day. But in the afternoon, one of my colleague call me and ask me to do some calculation for one of the stupid company (anyhow, these fuckers [sorry to use this very rude word, but I just can’t stop to calling them like this] are not stupid, they can ask a genius to do work for them. Shit I think I’m the stupid) because we only give them raw data and they want to have processed data. Ok, one day I will teach these fuckers a lesson; they have to know who is their cook.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Working

Once again I had canceled my leave on Monday after keep receiving calls from my colleagues.

Once again I'm not telling you all that I'm important, it rather showed that I'm still useful to my company :) (Thanks God I still able to exchange my time with money).

Everyday, we work 8-9 hours (I stupidly work more that that hour). What I told you is my "working" hour, and work <> production!

If you apply Pareto Law twice, the production rate is only 4% while 96% of time you are actually idle. So say 8 hours of "work" is actually contribute to 1/2 hour of "production".


The picture showed that 6 persons is once again waiting for a bugger to allow us to into their premises. Shit!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Pareto Principle

Everyone know about Pareto principle or more commonly known as 80/20 law. In most of the company 80% job are done by 20% of worker.

But I would like to further the effect of Pareto principle.

80% of the 20%-worker's time is used to wait for 20% of 80%-worker's contribution.

Thus, the actual production rate is only 20% x 20% which is 4%.


It just happen here. We had wasted 1++ hour just to wait for a stupid bugger come and give us a permit to go into their premises. Shit!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Raining day

I wonder where's the rain come from?



...... where's my money go :(

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Have you finish your leaves?

Every year end, people are crazily taking leaves. If you are lousy holiday planner like me, this is the most headache todo every year.

I admire those people can finish their leaves, some even use future leave, and some are pretty good in utilize their medical leaves also.

I still have about 10 days leave need to clear this year and this does not include the 18 days leave that can carry forward to next year. I really don't know how am I going to finish it. Anyway, I hope I can plan my leave better next year.

For almost 4 years, I didn't take any MC. Every year, we are entitle for 18 days MC. Thus 4 x 18 = 72 days MC forfeited. I feel thankful because I'm healthy to do my dairy tasks.

Q: Is it too much leave for you?
A: Hey, do you think you are too rich?

Q: Are you sure you are so workaholic?
A: Not sure, but I always work over night, weekend, holiday.

Q: Why someone can finish their leave and MC every year, but you can't?
A: Sorry boss, I'm a failure.

Q: Are you snake on working day?
A: Er.... not sure lah.

Q: Do you think you are so importance to your company until the company can't move without you?
A: Sorry boss, I'm a failure, can I take leave next week?

Ha ha.... remember to plan your leave next year.
Genius or idiot?

One of my friend said he want to quit from his current job and job other company. I think most of the people, me also, will disagree his action. Why?

His company giving him 6-8 month (if I not mistaken) bonus every year and also share. Let say his salary is RM3000 per month, and his bonus is 6 months and he receive 20 lot of share and each share is RM9.50. Therefore, every year he receive extra 6 x 3000 + 20 x 100 x 9.5 = RM37000!

Then his job must be very difficult, you will think. No, 9AM - 5PM office work.

As for myself, the maximum bonus I got is 2 month (there is one year, I only got 1/2 month), and if my salary also RM3000 it will be RM6000!

What is my working time? Basically 8.30AM - 6PM, but it doesn't happen to me. Most of the time I work at night, weekend and holiday. And as for my job I have to make myself dirty and sweated.

Hey, I should quit first not you my friend. Why I still here? I must be stupid.

I think the only reason can explain this is that genius don't work for money and money can't buy genius :)

Genius or idiot? I don't know. Maybe you can tell me.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Management Quotes
Grab from http://humour.200ok.com.au

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life Dilbert-type managers.

Here are the top ten finalists:
  1. "As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday and employees will receive their cards in two weeks." (This was the winning quote from Fred Dales, Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA)
  2. "What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might encounter." (Lykes Lines Shipping)
  3. "E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business." (Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)
  4. "This project is so important, we can't let things that are more important interfere with it." (Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)
  5. "Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule." (Plant manager, Delco Corporation)
  6. "No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now, go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them." (R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)
  7. Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say." (Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)
  8. My sister passed away and her funeral was scheduled for Monday. When I told my Boss, he said she died on purpose so that I would have to miss work on the busiest day of the year. He then asked if we could change her burial to Friday. He said, "That would be better for me." (Shipping executive, FTD Florists)
  9. "We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees." (Switching supervisor, AT&T Long Lines Division)
  10. One day my Boss asked me to submit a status report to him concerning a project I was working on. I asked him if tomorrow would be soon enough. He said, "If I wanted it tomorrow, I would have waited until tomorrow to ask for it!" (Hallmark Cards executive)


Manager, do you know what you are talking or not! Think before you speech.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Definition...

  • Cigarette: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool on the other.
  • Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
  • Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.
  • Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
  • Office: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
  • Yawn: The only time some people ever get to open their mouth.
  • Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
  • Classic: A book which people praise but does not read.
  • Smile: A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
  • Etc.: A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.
  • Experience: The name people give to their mistakes.
  • Opportunist: A person who starts taking a bath if he accidentally falls into a river.
  • Miser: A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.
  • Father: A banker provided by nature.
  • Criminal: A guy no different from the rest....except that he got caught.
  • Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
  • Politician: One who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after.
  • Doctor: A person who kills your ills by pills and kills you with his bills.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

WCG 2006

Korea won again the WCG 2006.



Final WarCraft Game 1



Final WarCraft Game 2
PS3 on the move

PS3 lunched 11-Nov-2006 in Japan for USD420 (RM1600). What new to PS3?

1. 3.2GHz Cell Broadband Engine
2. 2.5" SATA Hard drive included.
3. Blu-ray drive.
4. HDMI port.
5. Bluetooth controller.
6. Chrome trime (Premium version).
7. Wifi (Premium version).
8. Flashcard reader (Premium version).

It will be a new generation of home entertainment.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Report on Linux

If you think installing Linux is difficult, you should try PuppyLinux.

Download the ISO image (about 70M) and burn to CD. Boot from the CD and you are ready to run Linux on your PC without affect your existing OS. If you like it, just install it to harddisk, thumbdrive, flash memory (compact flash, SD card, ...).

Getting into X is just a click on button and the OS do all detection and configuration for you.

I spend 1/2 hour to install the OS to harddisk, and my Linux box start to rock.

Q: I want to use bit torrent!
A: Yes, it come with a very small torrent client. Can you see it from my captured picture?

Q: I want to read Chinese!
A: You just need to download the Chinese fonts and reconfigure the fonts script and you can read Chinese. Check my capture.

Q: How about network neighborhood?
A: Just use LinNeighborhood.

Q: USB drive, can read meh?
A: No problem at all. And it can read some hidden drive that Windows can't read :)

Q: File explorer?
A: No problem also, like using Windows Explorer.

Q: What else you don't have?
A: Everything is there. I don't need to install network card driver, sound card driver, graphic card driver, ... the OS have everything you need to run a OS.

It's happy to see an old PC can perform like a Windows desktop. Just try (all you need is a blank CD) and you will like it.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Another corporate lesson

In the beginning was the Plan.

And then came the Assumptions.

And the Assumptions were without form.

And darkness was upon the face of the Workers.

And they spoke among themselves, saying, "It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh."

And the workers went unto their Supervisors and said, "It is a pail of dung, and none may abide the odour thereof."

And the Supervisors went unto their Managers, saying, "It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."

And the Managers went unto their Directors, saying, "It is a vessel of fertiliser, and none may abide it's strength."

And the Directors spoke amongst themselves, saying one to another, "It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."

And the Directors then went onto the Vice Presidents, saying unto them, "It promotes growth and is very powerful."

And the Vice Presidents went unto the President, saying unto him, "This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigour of the company; with powerful effects."

And the President looked upon the Plan, and saw that it was good.

And the Plan became Policy.

This is How Shit Happens.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Another simple question

Is 0.999999(with infinite 9) equal to 1?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Friend's wedding

My friend end his bachelor last Friday. Lot of "jealous" people, e.g me XD, will say this stupid guy end his beautiful life stupidly. He give up the whole jungle because of one tree. I will "never" do that!

SK: This guy stupid-lah, end his life so early!
Wisely: Ya loh, he is damn idiot. Play enough first mah. Because of 1 tree, he let go the whole beautiful jungle.
SK: I will never do that.
Wisely: Me too!
Disntein: Hey, you guy, he got 1 tree belong to him. You two got the jungle, but any tree belong to you? You are lost inside the jungle.

Ha ha, happy wedding MR. Voon.



I wish I can do some "stupid" thing one day :)

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'm a genius, but......

I think I'm a genius (hey, don't blame me for so cocky, because I am XD).

I know how to break people software; I know how to put virus on other's computer (although people may found it); I know how to open a lock with wire; I know how to cheat my boss; I know how to make the whole company have internet access or only me got access; I know how to do lot of legal and illegal things.

But today I found out that I don't know how to open a door O_o.

Yes, I had try to open a door but can't then I had been waiting for almost an hour to ask people to open the door for me. Guess what, the door is unlock, you just need to push the door, but stupid me pulling the door.

Shit, I'm a genius but I'm stupid. I going to end my life today for the stupidity. And someone please submit my case for Darwin Award.

Thank you.

P.S. To 2 young engineers, please go back to school and learn how to open the door. Don't make same mistake like me :_|

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Windows Vista

Microsoft is giving free upgrade for your Windows XP to Vista if you purchase any PC between 26-Oct 2006 and 15-Mar 2007.

Are you happy with Windows XP? Or you prefer Windows 2000 or even older like Windows 98, Windows 3.1 or MSDOS 6.22 O_o.

When 80286-age, we use 10% of the CPU power for UI, 90% for application and now we use 90% got the GUI and 10% for the application. In order to let you feel the same speed or faster speed, we need to boost up the CPU power so you wouldn't feel the burden of running applications.

I admire Linux, although I still using Windows for daily application. An old PC (PII type) can perform like Windows XP using Linux.

We can't deny that installing Linux and bring up the X is a challenging task, but sooner this will not be a problem when more and more support form hardware manufacturers and more and more programmers / communities help to engineer the Linux core.

Linux are customizable, while for Windows, you can't even can choose to install or not to install IE. But customizable also lead a problem - too much of distribution choices. I'm not sure about you, but choosing a suitable distribution is just as difficult as choosing a wife from bunch of girl friends :).

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A joke
(Courtesy of Syid Arif)

Three male programmers were in the bathroom standing at the urinals.

The first programmer finishes, walks over to the sink to wash his hands.
He then proceeds to dry his hands very carefully. He uses paper towel after paper towel and ensures that every single spot of water on his hands is dried.
Turning to the other two, he says, "At Microsoft, we are trained to be extremely thorough."

The second programmer finishes his task at the urinal and he proceeds to wash his hands. He uses a single paper towel and makes sure that he dries his hands using every available portion of the paper towel.
He turns and says, "At Intel not only are we trained to be extremely thorough but we are also trained to be extremely efficient."

The third programmer finished and walks straight for the door, shouting over his shoulder, "At Sun, we don`t piss on our hands."
Some quotes


Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for.

Microsoft gives you Windows... Linux gives you the whole house.

The nice thing about Windows is - It does not just crash, it displays a dialog.

Computers are like air conditioners -- they stop working properly if you open WINDOWS.

Failure is not an option -- it comes bundled with Windows.

Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

The box said "Windows 98 or better" - so I installed Linux.
Linux

I had spend 3 days just to make the Linux box up.

1st day: try install using Xubuntu and hang at the partition stage until 2nd day.

2nd day: abort Xubuntu and install Ubuntu Lite. Installation only took 1/2 hour but I had to spend the remaining day to bring me into the Xwindows. If you facing same problem, you may use the following command to start the reconfiguration of you graphic card, mouse and keyboard.

# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


The password is "none".
To switch between resolution just press Ctrl+Alt++ or Ctrl+Alt+-.

3rd day: Setup network card. The first impression for me about Linux is that this OS is natively networked. Thus, it should recognize any network card attached to it. After some search, I add the 8139too to etc/modules. And I'm on the LAN!

The following commands are very useful with you deal with network

to list all the network/dial up:
# ifconfig -a

to enable the network card:
# ifconfig eth0 up

to restart the network configuration
# /etc/init.d/networking restart


Once the Internet is up, I had update the Firefox to 2.0 and install flash plugin since I will visit YouTube alot.

Todo:
1. Enable Firefox to show Chinese character.
2. Install multimedia player, especially real player.
3. Bit torrent :p
4. Install gcc.
5. Mounting of USB hard disk drive (that using FAT32 and NTFS).
6. Network neighborhood.
7. Printer.
8. ...

Still lot of works need to be done.

Why Linux? You can install a Windows within an hour. You only need to use mouse and forgot about the command.

There are few reason. First, Linux is free. Second, there are somethings that Windows can't give. Third, I'm a engineer, engineer always make himself into trouble :)

Will continue report the status of the Linux box.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Alone again

Ok, I'm alone again, I think :)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The way engineers think

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

Engineer: What's with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!

Doctor: I don't know but I've never seen such ineptitude!

Priest: Hey, here comes the greenskeeper. Let's have a word with him.

Priest: Hi George. Say George, what's with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow aren't they?

George: Oh yes. That's a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight while saving our club house last year. So we let them play here anytime free of charge!

(silence)

Priest: That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.

Doctor: Good idea. And I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there's anything he can do for them.

Engineer: Why can't these guys play at night?

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Is Windows a Virus or a Bug?
(From: John Borchard (jb@dendritics.com))
Is Windows a Virus? No, Windows is not a virus. Here's what viruses do:

1. They replicate quickly - okay, Windows does that.

2. Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they
do so - okay, Windows does that.

3. Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk - okay, Windows does
that too.

4. Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with valuable
programs and systems. Sigh... Windows does that, too.

5. Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too slow
(see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. Yup, that's with Windows, too.

Until now it seems Windows is a virus... But there are fundamental
differences:

Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most systems,
their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they tend to become
more sophisticated as they mature.

So Windows is not a virus.

It's a bug.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Speed!

Our government had decided to reduce the highway speed to 80km/hr to avoid road accident. Because they believe speed is the main cause of accident. We cannot denied this fact. However, we all know the driving attitude is the main factor.

Do you ever saw a motocycler driving and sms? A car driver turning to left but look at the pretty girl at right hand side? Driving in zigzag?

Let us see whether the reduction of speed can help to reduce the accident or not.

At the same time, our biggest internet service provider also support the government policy and they reduce the download speed to about 180kbps instead giving download speed of 1Mbps as per contract.

They believe, by reducing the speed, the user will not download porn, visit illegal website, spending too much time on online game. By then, the criminal can be reduce.

I support that, but please refund all the money to user and we continue to use back our dial-up modem since it's almost same speed.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Comic stripe

I don't like politics things, but politics comic stripe make people laugh until cry.

Why?

We know what is wrong with the system, but we can't say it and no one on top want to listen it. The only action to make ourself feel better is to laugh at our stupidity and hope for better tomorrow.





I'm getting old!

Prove 1:

I forgot why I switch on my car's head light in the shinny afternoon and I left it on for 4 hours unitl my battery flat. Lucky got 2 young man help to push my car to start.


Prove 2:

I forgot my company never asking me to save money for them and I stupidly waste my time to jam on the road, pay extra tolls and extra parking fees just because I can buy something cheaper price for my company.


Prove 3:

I forgot how to prove that 1 + 1 = 2.


Prove 4:

I forgot today is a holiday and I still working.


Prove 5:

And I forgot my boss not working today.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Spyware? Adware? or rubbishware.

That day I was thinking to add some cute emoticon to my MSN, so I go internet and search for some free emoticon.

So I get a free one. When I try install, I start read the terms (most of user never read this :)). And I see this.



Ok, stupid spyware! Or maybe I'm stupid!

Just want to highlight here, never click "I agree" button if you not sure what is written in the terms. And for the programmer, if you want to make money for your program/works/etc. please inform the user clearly. Just say I need money, please donate to me. We will consider that. Don't put those stupid spyware at the back. You are suck! You are not qualify to call youself a programmer.
Answer for simple IQ test

If

1 = 5
2 = 25
3 = 125
4 = 625

Then 5 = ?

To solve this problem, just take out your calculator and press 5 ^ 5 = 3125! Damn I’m so cleaver :)

But if you understand the basic of mathematics. The answer is 1. Why?

Simple, if A = B, then B = A.

However, human like to make situation complicated. Why?

I don’t know, maybe 1 or more of the following reasons:

1. I’m too free so I want to make thing complicated.
2. I just want to show that I know (even it’s wrong).
3. I don’t know but I can’t let people know that, so I make thing complicate for other.
4. I’m your boss, can I?
5. It’s not so easy; sure there is something I don’t know.
6. Someone is hiding the truth from me!
7. Prove me if A = B, then B = A. Can’t? Then breakdown it and compare.

Ha ha, familiar? I don’t know.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Another IQ question

if

1 = 5
2 = 25
3 = 125
4 = 625

then 5 = ?
Are you a lawyer?

A rabbi, a hindu, and a lawyer are in a car. they run out of gas, and are
forced to stop at a farmers house. The farmer says that there are only 2
extra beds, and one person will have to sleep in the barn. The hindu says,
"I'm humble, I will sleep in the barn," so he goes out to the barn. In a few
minutes, the farmer hears a knock on the door. It's the hindu and he says,
"There is a cow in the barn. It's against my beliefs to sleep with a cow."
So the rabbi says, "I'm humble, I will sleep in the barn." A few minutes
later, the farmer hears another knock on the door and its' the rabbi. He says
that it is against his beliefs to sleep where there is a pig and there is a
pig in the barn. So the lawyer is forced to sleep in the barn.

A few minutes later, there is a knock on the door. It's the pig and the cow.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

When engineer become accountant

The economy is not going well and an unemployed engineer desperately needing work is nervous about an upcoming accountant job interview. The interview goes well, but as the engineer stands up to leave the manager says, "Oh just one more question. How much is four times eight?" Puzzled, the engineer responds that in all calculations, even simple ones like that, he never relies on his memory. He always uses a calculator with a paper printout, and double-checks his answer. "Fine", says the manager, but I just want you to tell me the answer anyway from memory without using your calculator. "Sure," says the engineer. "Four times eight is, uh, thirty-four." After saying goodbye and leaving the building, the engineer hurriedly pushes up four times eight into his calculator and curses when he sees the answer.

Nonetheless, he gets the job. Six months later, when he's doing well and feels confident enough, he walks up to his boss and asks him. "Sir, I'm curious. Why is it that out of all those engineering candidates, you hired me, when I gave you the wrong answer to four-times-eight?" His boss looks up and says, "Your answer was the closest."

Friday, October 13, 2006

Evolution of programming language

I hope I can tell you about the evolution of programming langguate, but it's just too complicated.

How many programming language you know?
I think most of us know about C/C++, some maybe VB or VC.
And I'm a Delphi programmer.

Why?

Just because I like Turbo Pascal so much and Borland really did a greate job on its product. Although Borland had decided to sell off his programming language production line, but for me, I will still continue using it until this product obsolete. I hope the buyer of Delphi will continue the spirit of Delphi.

Programming language diagram
O'Reilly History of Programming Languages

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Google Purchases YouTube!



The effect of evolution?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Streamyx 1Mbps line!!!!



I pay RM88 for 1Mbps and I get 183kbps! Can I pay RM16?
We all cheated legally!!!!

If you go pasar and buy 1kg sugar, people will give you 1kg of sugar. If you found out that they give you 0.9kg only, you can sue them for cheating you.

But we are robbed by our biggest internet service provider and we can say nothing.
WTF is our consumer rights?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dinstein birthday

Here is the answer.

1. SK: if I dont know then Wisely also don't know.
In the list, there are two date that the day is unique, which is 7-Jun and 2-Dec. If the D give to Wisely is 7 or 2, then the M give to SK must be 6 or 12. Since Wisely cannot tell the birthday, the D <> 7 and D <> 2 and M <> 6 and M <> 12.

From the fist conversation, we eliminate some date and remain these:
4-March, 5-March, 8-March, 1-Sept, 5-Sept

Wisely: Initially I don't know, but now I know the answer.
Base on this statement, then D <> 5, because if D = 5, Wisely dare not make the above statement.

Now we have these list:
4-March, 8-March, 1-Sept

SK: Then I also know the answer.
From SK statement, we know that M <> 3 because if M = 3 it can be 4-Mar or 8-Mar, thus we know that M = 9

The answer is 1-Sept.

Do you get it XD

Saturday, September 30, 2006

When is my birthday?

Dinstein have two students, SK and Wisely. His birthday is M/D, where M is month and D is day. Disntein tell SK the M and he tell Wisely the D and he list out some date

4-March, 5-March, 8-March, 4-Jun, 7-Jun, 1-Sept, 5-Sept, 1-Dec, 2-Dec and 8-Dec

SK: if I dont know then Wisely also don't know.
Wisely: Initially I don't know, but now I know the answer.
SK: Then I also know the answer.

When is Dinstein birthday?

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The oldest profession

A physician, a civil engineer, and a consultant were arguing about what was the oldest profession in the world.

The physician remarked, "Well, in the Bible, it says that God created Eve from a rib taken out of Adam. This clearly required surgery, and so I can rightly claim that mine is the oldest profession in the world."

The civil engineer interrupted, and said, "But even earlier in the book of Genesis, it states that God created the order of the heavens and the earth from out of the chaos. This was the first and certainly the most spectacular application of civil engineering. Therefore, fair doctor, you are wrong: mine is the oldest profession in the world."

The consultant leaned back in her chair, smiled, and then said confidently, "Ah, but who do you think created the chaos?"

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Behind the code - Life and Times of Anders Hejlsberg

One of the best programmer in the world.

Life and Times of Anders Hejlsberg

Sunday, September 24, 2006

It's Sunday

... and I still in the office.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Stupidity

Is there any relation between IQ and stupidity?

I don't think they have any relation. I got very high IQ but I'm stupid (at least my girl friend said that).

The only fact I sure about stupidity is that humans are stupid.





Only two things are infinite—the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not so sure about the universe. — Albert Einstein

Friday, September 15, 2006

Who's the boss?

When the body was first made, all the parts wanted to be Boss. The brain said, " I should be Boss because I control the whole body's responses and functions.”

"The feet said, "We should be Boss as we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants to go."

The hands said, " We should be the Boss because we do all the work and earn all the money."

And so it went on and on with the heart, the lungs and the eyes until finally the asshole spoke up.

All the parts laughed at the idea of the asshole being the Boss. So the asshole went on strike, blocked itself up and refused to work. Within a short time the eyes became crossed, the hands clenched, the feet twitched, the heart and lungs began to panic and the brain fevered.

Eventually they all decided that the asshole should be the Boss, so the motion was passed. All the other parts did all the work while the Boss just sat and passed out the shit.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Engineer: Career or hobby?

Why I'm here? Where am I? What is my future?

I only know the first question.
I not sure about the second.
And I don't know the last.

As I always said, love your job as an engineer but don't fall in love with your company.
But what happen if you like your job but the company don't like you.

What will you do if you fall in love with a girl, but her parent don't like you?
Should you leave or should you stay?

I'm asking myself this question last year and today I ask myself again.
Should I stay or should I leave?

I wish I know the answer. Maybe only time can tell me the answer.

p^_^q

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Engineer: Career or hobby?

I do not know how many of you are ambition to become engineer. I hope I'm not the lonely one.

When we were young, our teacher always ask us about our ambition. Doctor, nurse, teacher, lawyer, scientist, policeman, president, etc. But seldom people will say engineer. Why? Maybe because of the defination of engineer.

Oxford define engineer as

a person who maintains or controls an engine or machine or a skilful contriver

But what is contriver?

Contrive is a verb that mean manage to do something foolish, thus contriver is a person that manage to do something foolish.

O_o

Ok, engineer is either an engine or machine controller or a person that can do "foolish" tasks.

Oxford define career as
An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life, usually with opportunities for progress.
and it define hobby as
An activity done regularly for pleasure.

Back to the title, who willing to deal with "foolish" tasks all day long as a career?

Secondly, an occupation frequently related to paid, however engineer never related to high paid as manager, lawyer, doctor, etc.

Thirdly, what can engineer progress to? Engineer manager? So it's a manager or still an engineer?

By all these evidents and facts, I think engineer is a hobby more than a career.

Anyway, as I always said, happy to become an engineer. Love you job but please don't fall in love with your company :)
Bali video clips

Some of my captured video clips

1. Sunset at Kuta beach
2. Sunset at Tanah Lot
3. Angklung Performance
4.
Monkey Temple


Friday, September 08, 2006

World without Engineers













Civil Engineers.














Electronics Engineers.














Comminication Engineers.














Aeronautical Engineers.













Mechanical Engineers.














Computer Engineers.


Whatever engineer you are, be happy as an engineer and enjoy yourself.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Teamwork!

An engineering manager was once asked his definition of "Teamwork."

He said "Teamwork is where everyone in the department is doing what I tell them without whining."

Monday, September 04, 2006

Holiday!!!!



















My Bali photo album

Thanks to everyone (especially F4) that make my album memorable.

Friday, August 25, 2006

A manager's story

The manager of a large corporation got a heart attack, and the doctor told him to go for several weeks to a farm to relax. The guy went to a farm, and after a couple of days he was very bored, so he asked the farmer to give him some job to do.

The farmer told him to clean the shit of the cows. The farmer thought that to somebody coming from the city, working the whole life sitting in an office, it will take over a week to finish the job, but for his surprise the manager finished the job in less than one day.

The next day the farmer gave to the manager a more difficult job: to cut the heads of 500 chickens. The farmer was sure that the manager will not be able to do the job, but at the end of the day the job was done.

The next morning, as most of the jobs in the farm were done, the farmer asked the manager to divide a bag of potatoes in two boxes: one box with small potatoes, and one box with big potatoes.

At the end of the day the farmer saw that the manager was sitting in front of the potatoes bag, but the two boxes were empty. The farmer asked the manager: "How is that you made such difficult jobs during the first days, and now you cannot do this simple job?"

The manager answered: "Listen, all my life I'm cutting heads and dealing with shit, but now you ask me to make decisions."

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Why Blogging?

According to Wikipedia:

blog is a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), displayed in a reverse chronological order.


Modern blog are evolved from online diary and it often provides commentary or news and information on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news.

Ok, back to today topic, why blogging?

It's complicated. But I simplify it into two categories.

First category is to share the happiness, ideas, talents and secrets.
For example, you have a very nice joke, what will you do. Tell yourself? Or tell the whole world about this funny joke? Or you have a very good idea but none of your friend understand you genius idea.

Blogging is one of the best ways to share these information. The more people share with you, the happier you are.

The second group of people do blogging is to share their sadness, pressures, sorrows. Complain about the government, how stupid your boss is, or how stupid you are. Telling to friend may have some risk because they will blog it. They will get happier but not you.

Thus, the best way is to just put a nick name and express all you dissatisfactions to the world. The more people share your burden, the more lightly you are.

No matter which type of blog you are having, just blog it and you may cheer lot of people out there.

p^_^q

Friday, August 18, 2006

If this is your boss?
A Chinese man walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.

He tells the loan officer that he is going to China on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so the Chinese man hands over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produces the title and everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the Chinese for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the Chinese returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi-millionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"

The Chinese replies: "Where else in New York City can I park my car for 2 weeks for only $15.41 and Expect it to be there when I return?
What can I say? orz boss!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Corporate Lesson


A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there miserably in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was.The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Moral of the story:

1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.

2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.

3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

Corrporate lesson: The crow and the rabbit

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?" The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story is:

To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Am I alone?

An electronics engineer working in air conditioning contractor firm is lonely. It's difficult to express yourself or maybe I should say it's difficult to apply your knowledge in this area.

The most happiness moment is when I see the control system is running perfectly, hmmm..... maybe not 100% perfect. Then the remaining suffering day is to go to client site to help them to power up tripped MCB / switch or restart the PC. I hope one day I can do it remotely.

All the while I'm thinking I'm alone but until today I found out a genius hidden inside my office. At last I got someone can talk to using same language / protocol :)





Wednesday, August 09, 2006

It's personal

Do you ever thinking buying a car with GPS, leather seat, nice interior and exterior design, with only 1300cc engine to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr within 6 sec? This will be a best of the best. How about this car got only 2 tires?

OK, for me this is motorcycle not a car.

How about now, a mobile phone with 3G, slim design, multimedia ready, with expandable memory capability, and not only colour screen but large colour touch screen. Isn't it best of the best. How about I told you that this phone do not have camera, not even a 300k pixel.

OK, for me this is an useless 3G phone. Surprisingly, someone is coming with this design.

The main objective behind 3G is about video streaming not data. Data is a bi-product of 3G. The main technology focus on data transfer are High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and 802.16e (mobile WiMax).

I can't really understand the designer behind all these phones. Just a small camera and these phones will dominate the market.

Well, I'm an engineer. As usual, engineer don't talk about money but features. No matter how good is the "car", if it's 2 tires, it just a motorcycle.

A 3G phone without a camera is just a rubbish that used to fill up sea level. Please donate all these phones to Singapore.

p.s. by a very disappointed engineer that want to buy M600i.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

A meaningful story

A man went to school to learn chinese writing. The first day, the teacher teach him to how to write one. "One is a horizontal line", said the teacher. The second day, the teacher teach him to write two. "Two horizontal lines is a two in chinese", said the teacher. And the third day, the teacher teach him to write three. "Three horizontal lines is a three in chinese", said the teacher again. The man get excited and quit from school.

One day, he want to write a letter to his friend Wan (ten thousand in chinese). He had used a whole day just to write his friend's surname.
I still remember my teacher told me this story when I was in primary school. The story teach us to learn knowledge sincerely. Guess what, I saw someone is still haven't graduate from primary school working in my company.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Do you still want to tell the truth?

A chemist, a biologist and an electrical engineer were on death row waiting to go in the electric chair. The chemist was brought forward first.
"Do you have anything you want to say?" asked the executioner, strapping him in.
"No," replied the chemist.
The executioner flicked the switch and nothing happened. Under State law, if an execution attempt fails, the prisoner is to be released, so the chemist was released.

Then the biologist was brought forwards.
"Do you have anything you want to say?", asked the executioner
"No, just get on with it." reply the biologist.
The executioner flicked the switch, and again nothing happened, so the biologist was released.

Then the electrical engineer was brought forwards.
"Do you have anything you want to say?" asked the executioner.
"Yes," replied the engineer. "If you swap the red and the blue wires over, you might make this thing work."

Friday, July 28, 2006

Top Ten Things Engineering School didn't Teach You
  1. There are at least 10 types of capacitors.
  2. Theory tells you how a circuit works, not why it does not work.
  3. Not everything works according to the specs in the databook.
  4. Anything practical you learn will be obsolete before you use it, except the complex math, which you will never use.
  5. Engineering is like having an 8 a.m. class and a late afternoon lab every day for the rest of your life.
  6. Overtime pay? What overtime pay?
  7. Manager, not engineers, rule the world.
  8. Always try to fix the hardware with software.
  9. If you like junk food, caffeine and all-nighters, go into software.
  10. Dilbert is not a comic strip, it's a documentary.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

CipherMail 0.2 Beta

New features added:
  • Add password verification for message encryption.
  • Add CipherMail extention for file cryptography and MD5 digest into shell.
View readme for more details.

Just extract the zip file to a folder and run CipherMail.

http://skding.googlepages.com/ciphermail.zip
Nothing business, just a birthday.















Happy birthday to Mr. Ooi (22/7).

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Communication

Communication is difficult. Most of the communication related books told you that the main objective of communication is the clear transfer of information.

But Dilbert say

The real objective of business communication is to advance your career.


A successful manager knows how to conveys the message "I am worthy of promotion" without transferring any other information.

And

Clear communication can only get you into trouble.

Telling truth in bussiness world is prohibited, if you want to be promoted or make your life easy.

As for engineers, we don't tell lies as managers usually do. For us the best way is to keep silent, since say nothing doesn't mean lie, hence we don't go to hell at the end of the day :)

Maybe due to this reason engineers wouldn't be promoted at the end of the day cause we didn't pass the most important message to our boss.

How communication works in the business world? Read this.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tribute to the company with managers > engineers

The French and the Japanese decided to engage in a competitive boat race. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance. On the big day the Japanese won by a mile.

The France team was discouraged by the loss. Morale sagged. Corporate management decided that the reason for the crushing defeat had to be found, so a consulting firm was hired to investigate the problem and recommend corrective action.

The consultant's finding: The Japanese team had eight people rowing and one person steering; the France team had one person rowing and eight people steering. After a year of study and millions spent analyzing the problem, the French team's management structure was completely reorganized. The new structure: four steering managers, three area steering managers, and a new performance review system for the person rowing the boat to provide work incentive.

The next year, the Japanese won by two miles!

Humiliated, the France corporation laid off the rower for poor performance and gave the managers a bonus for discovering the problem.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Manager problem solving method

We know how engineer deal with problem, but how about manager? Read this.

A new manager spends a week at his new office with the manager he is replacing. On the last day the departing manager tells him, "I have left three numbered envelopes in the desk drawer. Open an envelope if you encounter a crisis you can't solve."

Three months down the track there is a major drama, everything goes wrong - the usual stuff - and the manager feels very threatened by it all. He remembers the parting words of his predecessor and opens the first envelope. The message inside says "Blame your predecessor!" He does this and gets off the hook.

About half a year later, the company is experiencing a dip in sales, combined with serious product problems. The manager quickly opens the second envelope. The message read, "Reorganize!" This he does, and the company quickly rebounds.

Three months later, at his next crisis, he opens the third envelope. The message inside says "Prepare three envelopes".

The engineers and the bulb

How many first year engineering students does it take to change a light bulb?
None. That's a second year subject.

How many second year engineering students does it take to change a light bulb?
One, but the rest of the class copies the report.

How many third year engineering students does it take to change a light bulb?
"Will this question be in the final examination?"

How many civil engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to do it and one to steady the chandelier.

How many electrical engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
None. They simply redefine darkness as the industry standard.

How many computer engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
"Why bother? The socket will be obsolete in six months anyway."

How many mechanical engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
Five. One to decide which way the bulb ought to turn, one to calculate the force required, one to design a tool with which to turn the bulb, one to design a comfortable - but functional - hand grip, and one to use all this equipment.

How many nuclear engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
Seven. One to install the new bulb and six to figure out what to do with the old one for the next 10,000 years.

and the mangers:
How many managers does it take to change a light bulb?
"I want a detailed memo about this issue till tomorrow's morning."
"You were supposed to have changed that light bulb last week!"
"We haven't got a policy on that".
"I am on my way to a very important meeting, so we'll discuss it some other time."
Three. Two to find out if it needs changing, and one to tell an employee to change it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

CipherMail 0.1.1

Just update the software.

Introduce shortcut key.
Encrypt Ctrl-E
Decrypt Ctrl-D

Save some copy and paste time :)

CipherMail ver.0.1.1

======Added=========
Sorry for the stupid link, meanwhile looking for a better place to put my file, you can try this link.

http://rapidshare.de/files/25650620/ciphermail0.1.1.zip.html
Ciphermail

If you need email encryption but PGP is too heavy for you, that the idea of Ciphermail.

This is a simple software by me. Free to use and distribute. Report the bug to me, I will be appreciate it.

Ciphermail ver.0.1

Just copy the text below (including the header and footer) and decrypt it (the password is: password). You will get a welcome message.

-----BEGIN CIPHERMAIL MESSAGE-----
Cipher: Blowfish
Version: 0.1

4UmQvwWNsM2sS+TPl+Jzo079XxPXddz3

-----END CIPHERMAIL MESSAGE-----

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The monkey and the policy

This story tell you about the company policy. Enjoy your day.

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around here.

And that, my friends, is how a company policy begins.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Proving Dilbert's Principle

I'm Dilbert's fan just like most of the engineer/technical guy out there. We done most of the task just to make our management happy.

The Dilbert Principle said that:

The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.

Since I'm an engineer, we would like to know how true is this statement.

















































Profession Tasks/Contribution Risks/Dangerous
Scientist Create atomic bomb Extreme high
Chemical eng. Build reactor Very high, scientist best partner.
Mechanical eng. Build weapon High
Civil eng. Build target High, team with mech. eng.
Electrical eng. Build power supply High, the black hand behind everything
Policeman Rescue / kill human High
Lawyer Kill / rescue human Low
Doctor Rescue / kill human Low, form the three musketeer with policeman and lawyer.
Management Create policies None

As showed by the table, we know that the management main contribution to the world is create policies which need not proves, reasons, or logics. They mainly base on statistic, where statistic itself is a big lier.

Policies basically wouldn't hameful to human life, but create lots of unexplainable actions which are not logic.

By then, we proved Dilbert Principle.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

You might be an engineer if you fulfill any 5 of the criteria:

  • You have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
  • You enjoy pain.
  • You know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
  • You chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force."
  • You've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.
  • When you look in a mirror, you see an engineering major.
  • It is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.
  • You frequently whistle the theme song to "MacGyver."
  • You always do homework on Friday nights.
  • You know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
  • You think in "math."
  • You've calculated that the World Series actually diverges.
  • You hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.
  • You have a pet named after a scientist.
  • You laugh at jokes about mathematicians.
  • The Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schroedinger's Cat experiment.
  • You can translate English into Binary.
  • You can't remember what's behind the door in the science building which says "Exit."
  • You have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.
  • You are completely addicted to caffeine.
  • You avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.
  • You consider ANY non-science course "easy."
  • When your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
  • The "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
  • You'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.
  • You understood more than five of these indicators.
  • You make a hard copy of this list, and post it on your door.
  • You think it might be a neat idea to send this message to all of your friends in the form of e-mail.
  • Choosing to buy flowers for your girlfriend or upgrading your RAM is a moral dilemma.
  • You take a cruise so you can go on a personal tour of the engine room.
  • In college you thought Spring Break was metal fatigue failure.
  • The sales people at the local computer store can't answer any of your questions.
  • At an air show you know how fast the skydivers are falling.
  • You bought your wife a new CD-ROM drive for her birthday.
  • You can quote scenes from any Monty Python movie.
  • You can type 70 words per minute but can't read your own handwriting.
  • You comment to your spouse that his/her straight hair is nice and parallel.
  • You sit backwards on the Disneyland rides to see how they do the special effects.
  • You have saved every power cord from all your broken appliances.
  • You have more friends on the Internet than in real life.
  • You know what "http://" stands for.
  • You look forward to Christmas so you can put the kids' toys together.
  • You see a good design and still have to change it.
  • You spent more on your calculator than you did on your wedding ring.
  • You still own a slide rule and know how to use it.
  • You think that people yawning around you are sleep deprived.
  • You window shop at Radio Shack.
  • Your laptop computer costs more than your car.
  • Your spouse hasn't the foggiest idea of what you do at work.
  • You've already calculated how much you make per second.
  • You've tried to repair a $5 radio.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How high is your IQ?

I'm fan of Detective Conan and Einstein. As usual as an engineer, we need to have high IQ to avoid from getting into problem, that what first principle told us.

Try this quiz, it's Einstein quiz. He claim that 98% if people are unable to solve this problem, so are you the 2% :)

Facts:

  1. There are 5 houses in 5 different colours
  2. In each house lives a person with a different nationality..
  3. These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
  4. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

Hints:

  1. The Brit lives in a red house.
  2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
  3. The Dane drinks tea.
  4. The green house is on the left of the white house.
  5. The green house owner drinks coffee.
  6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
  7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
  8. The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk.
  9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  10. The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
  11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
  12. The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
  13. The German smokes Prince.
  14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
  15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

The question is Who keeps the fish?

Good luck and hope you are among the 2%.

========== Added on 6/7 =============
You can check your answer here.

If you read carefully the question, the correct answer is none. None of them keep fish because there is not fact / statement tell us this, however we get the answer by induction / deduction. The beauty of this quiz is that most of us will try to solve the question using the hard way instead of a simple answer.

So, are you the 2%?