Wednesday, September 26, 2007

YUI - Love and Truth

Another nice single from YUI.

Love & truth


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Proud to be an engineer

1st story:

Eleven people were dangling below a helicopter on a rope. There were ten HR people and one engineer.

Since the rope was not strong enough to hold all the eleven, they decided that one of them had to let go to save all the others.

They could not decide who should be the volunteer. Finally the engineer said he would let go of the rope since engineers are used to do everything for the company. They forsake their family, don’t claim all of their expenses and do a lot of overtime without getting anything in return.

When he finished his moving speech all the HR people began to clap…

Moral: Never underestimate the powers of the engineer.

2nd story:

A group of engineers and a group of HR people take a train to a conference.

Each HR person holds a ticket. But the entire group of engineers has bought only one ticket for a single passenger. The HR people are just shaking their heads and are secretly pleased that the arrogant engineers will finally get what they deserve.

Suddenly one of the engineers calls out: “The conductor is coming!”. At once, all the engineers jump up and squeeze into one of the toilets. The conductor checks the tickets of the HR people. When he notices that the toilet is occupied he knocks on the door and says: “Ticket, please!” One of the engineers slides the single ticket under the doors and the conductor continues merrily on his round.

For the return trip the HR people decide to use the same trick. They buy only one ticket for the entire group but they are baffled as they realize that the engineers didn’t buy any tickets at all. After a while one of the engineers announces again: “The conductor is coming!” Immediately all the HR people race to a toilet and lock themselves in.

All the engineers leisurely walk to the other toilet. Before the last engineer enters the toilet, he knocks on the toilet occupied by the HR people and says: “Ticket, please!”

And the moral of the story?
HR people like to use the methods of the engineers, but they don’t really understand

3rd story:

Once upon a time three HR people were walking through the woods and suddenly they were standing in front of a huge, wild river. But they desperately had to get to the other side. But how, with such a raging torrent? The first HR guy knelt down and prayed to the Lord:
“Lord, please give me the strength to cross this river!"

The Lord gave him long arms and strong legs. Now he could swim across the river. It took him about two hours and he almost drowned several times.
BUT… he was successful!

The second HR guy, who observed this, prayed to the Lord and said: “Lord, please give me the strength AND the necessary tools to cross this river!”

The Lord gave him a tub and he managed to cross the river despite the fact that the tub almost capsized a couple of times.
BUT… he was successful!

The third HR man who observed all this kneeled down and prayed: “Lord, please give me the strength, the means and the intelligence to cross this river!”

The Lord converted the HR man into an engineer. He took a quick glance on the map, walked a few meters upstream and crossed the bridge.

You have to be an engineer to think intelligent, Otherwise…

Thanks to my girl send me these story when I almost give up being an engineer. And to all the engineers out there, hope these will cheer you all up.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thought of day

My life become indirection nowadays. I don't know whether now I'm working for money or working for fun. Should I put more effort and initiative and creativity in my project or I just do what ever inside the book.

I never forget I'm electronics engineer and my dream is to create my own gadget. And I have to agreed with my girl that engineer are lazy, especially electronics engineer. They try to automate everything, including switching on the light. But we just want to cover the truth and said, we, the engineers, create a better life :)

Now the question come, do I still need to spent my time for the creativity in my job so that I can have fun meanwhile I don't have my personal time. Or I just go back at 6PM and do what ever described in the boring procedure.

If I put more effort in my job, will I be awarded or will I making myself look like a stupid idiot. What is the meaning of becoming an engineer if you only follow the stupid procedure.

What is the different between the engineer and technician? Sometime I hope I can be the technician because most of them are richer than engineer. And they can say "I don't know" and pass the ball back to the engineer.

Maybe I start feeling tire and I really need a good rest.

Maybe I should leave this job and start my own career.

I should built my better world for myself.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Red colour room puzzle

If you can only get less than 6 items you are definitely idiot. 9-10 items is consider normal. 11-12 items is high IQ. If you can get all 13 items and get out from this room, you are genius.

Good luck.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Another engineer vs manager joke

A team of young budding Managers were given an assignment to measure the height of a flagpole.

So the Managers discussed and put up a project plan with roles and responsibilities.
The Manager who was responsible for organizing the resources went out and got a ladder and a tape.

The tape measure was just the ordinary tape of 6 feet.

The lead manager assigned another manager to go on top of the pole and start the measure.

They were falling off the ladders, dropping the tape measures - the whole thing was just a mess.

An Engineer came along and saw what they' were trying to do.

He walked over pulled the flagpole out of the ground, laid it flat, measured it from end to end, gave the measurement to one of the managers and walked away.

After the Engineer went away, one manager turns head to another and laughs.
"Isn't that just like an engineer? We're looking for height and he gives the length"

Moral: No matter how good an engineer you are, Manager always finds fault in you.