Wednesday, November 29, 2006


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

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


  • 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.

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.

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 :)