Friday, October 29, 2010


Today is another sad day for me T.T

The only flower engineer in our office is leaving us, sad die me liao T.T
The working environment will back to those old days, left all the guys. No more motivative already.

I remember when I first met her is about 5 years ago, I was terminating the controller cables, she just follow me walking around the site. I believe that day I terminated extra cables :p. Then she use my PC, lucky she didn't found out my secret folder :p

Time flew and now she is resigned, I definitely going to miss her this time.
:_( need to clean the shit that she left :p

Although I selfishly hope she can continue stay here but I really wish her all the best and wish she can have a brighter future and earn more money so that she can cook abalone maggie mee for us one day :p.

Keep in touch.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thanks God it's Thursday finally

Ya, it's Thursday finally and I'm sitting in the business lounge, enjoying the fresh orange juice and waiting for my flight to go back to Bolehland.

Time is relatively slow in the desert as compare to Bolehland. When someone told you that give them five minutes, they actually mean few weeks, and if they say today, you don't expect to see anything until next week or even longer. That is desert people. Basically their time move much slower than us. So, for all the project in the desert, delay for 1-2 years is normal.

Ok, back from those morons.

Finally hunter moon is moving into Aries and it's time for me to go back have a nice rest before I come back to this desert for the last war. Everyone is struggling to end this war by end of this year. I believe the chances is low, but impossible is nothing. Just hope the luck is on our side.

If you delay again I make sure you have a free ticket back to Bolehland.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The desert pipe water

Recently I found that the water from the pipe is salty, so I use the hand held ph/TDS meter to measure the water quality.

The meter showed 2.27ppt

Let do some conversion here.

1 ppt = 1000 ppm
1 ppm = 1 mg/L

Therefore, 2.27ppt is equal to 2270 mg/L. And let see what US EPA guideline said. According to the US EPA the maximum allowable TDS in the drinking water is 500 mg/L. It mean, the water that supply from the desert local authority is NOT suitable for drinking.

Let say, everyday we drank 1 litre of water which contain TDS of 2270 mg/L, it means our body actually consumed 2.27g of solid substance. In 1 years, our body consumed almost 830g of solid substance and our kidney needs to work hard to filter these rocks from our body. But there will be higher chances to get kidney stones, gall stones and hardening of the arteries.

So now you know what I want to sell in the desert? XD

Friday, October 15, 2010

Are you happy?

Yesterday, I told my wild horse that our cow is having lunch alone at the fast food restaurant, so lonely and no one like him. But as usual, my wild horse said “So what, he earns more than you.”

So, the definition of happy from my wild horse point of view is that, as long as the company paid high salary to us, we shall be happy no matter what environment we are working. My personal opinion is that, happiness for him is too surface. Money is important, but it doesn’t cover everything.

Some people miss understand the definition of working/job and career.

If you look at Oxford dictionary for the meaning of career, you will get this

an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life, usually with opportunities for progress. ▶[as modifier] working with commitment in a particular profession.

And definition for work is
such activity as a means of earning income.

And definition for job is
a paid position of regular employment.

So, can you see the different?

When you work or you take a job, it mean your final target or objective of your action is to earn money and nothing more than that. You will get paid for what you have done, or the payer, in his/her opinion that you valued.

On the other hand, career has more in it. Apart from getting paid, it also includes commitments and self growing.

If you asking me if I had found my career? I can just said, I’m glad that I’m an engineer. I knew what I want to be, but I don’t have the right medium.

If you follow my blog since I started, you will remember I said that love your job, but don’t fall in love with the company. Am I happy? Well, the answer is I feel tired. I wish to see a healthy growing environment, but I can’t see the future since few years ago.

Luckily, I still have a group of colleagues that work with me. We tend to laugh at our own stupidity and giving all the hard work to solve every obstacle that we faced. I believe everyone is tired but we still give a warming smile to each other. We know nothing much we can do for the current situation, but at least we don’t make it worst.

When the boat is sinking, instead of digging another hole on it, help to pour water out of the boat.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flash App. Testing

Suddenly want to write a small flash application for mortgage, so here you are.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's 10-10-10 10:10

What is 10 Oct 2010 mean to you?

It mean I still have 82 days until the end of year 2010.

It also mean I miss the Nike run.

And it mean I'm in love with my lady for 4319 days #^.^#

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Another quick puzzle

The desert getting more and more flies, don't know why. I manage to kill few with my bare hands. Found this simple puzzle, so let your brain do some exercises.

Dinstein and Wisely is cycling on the road from opposite direction. When they are exactly 20km apart, they began racing toward each other. The instant they started, a fly on the handlebar of Dinstein's bike also started flying toward Wisely. As soon as it reached the Wisely's handlebar, it turned and started back toward Dinstein. They fly flew back and forth in this way until two bicycles met. Each bicycle moved at constant speed of 10km/h and the fly flew at a constant speed of 15km/h. Find, how much distance did the fly cover?

============= Update: The solution ===============

I'd extracted this puzzle from a great story about John von Neumann. If you don't know who is John von Neumann, then you must be sleeping in the class. He is a mathematician, but I knew him because of computing. If you want to know more about this great mathematician, you can visit the wiki.

Ok, back to the story.

At a cocktail party, someone has posed this puzzle to him. Von Neumann withdrew himself to another room and figure out the answer. With a very short time, von Neumann come back with a correct answer.

For most of us will look at this as a very complicated puzzle. We will start to measure the distance that the fly flew back and forth; using integration, area under graphs, etc.

The answer given by this great mathematician to this question is very straight forward and simple.

First, calculate the time needed for both bicycle met.

time = distance / speed
time = 20km / (10 + 10)km/h
time = 1 hr.

Both Dinstein and Wisely will met after 1 hour, and the distance that the fly covered in 1 hour can be calculated as

distance = speed * time
distance = 15km/h * 1h
distance = 15km


Most of us tend to solve problem in very difficult and complex way, but sometime, the solution is just simple and straight forward.

Friday, October 08, 2010

I'm your chef today

Ok, today is Friday, holiday for the desert people. So, as usual, I will cook something.

I'm fan of herbal egg, so today I want to teach you how to cook the herbal egg in a very simple way.

First, count how many eggs you want to cook. Because egg yolk got high cholesterol, so normally lady wouldn't take too much, and they wouldn't let their bf or husband to take much also. I personally limit it to 3 pieces per person. Wash the egg with water first because we need to sop it in the water for sometime. Unless you like that taste, then you can skip this step.

Then boil the eggs for about 10-15 minute. To prevent the egg from cracking, I suggest to put the egg and warm water together first, then only boil the water.

After all the eggs are boiled, take it out and put into cool water. There are two purposes for this action. First is to make the egg not so hot so you can hold it, second is to make it crack. Once you can hold the egg, crack the egg shell.

Meanwhile, we need to prepare the herbal soup.

The ingredients are very simple. 200-250ml of soya sauce, 200-250g of white sugar, a litter bit (1 tea spoon) of dark soya sauce, a litter bit of salt and finally a packet of herbal egg packet. You can easily get the herbal egg packet from the Chinese medical shop. To boil these ingredients, you can either using cooking stove or using rice cooker.

Once the herbal soup is boiled, you can put in the eggs and let it boil. Use mild fire and monitor the soup level, make sure at any time, the soup is covering the eggs.

Then let it cook for 2 hours.

Ya, 2 hours.

So what you can do in this 2 hours?

Well, you can start to write a blog about how to cook herbal egg, just like what I'm doing now. Or you can watch a movie or porns*, read magazine, talk crap to other, anything you want to do but too busy to do on the normal day. Just remember don't sleep, I don't to be sued by anyone because they fall asleep and the kitchen cause fire and that person die together with the egg. So, please remember don't sleep if you are using gas stove.

Ok, 1 hour passed and I'm still waiting for the eggs.

For all the guys out there (girls, please give us some private space, thank you), introduce a new hot chick to you all, please put your hands together and welcome Cica

She is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, back to our eggs.

Finally, here the egg after 2 hours of boiling.

You definitely can't compare the taste with those herbal egg sold at the shop. Those eggs have been cook for more than 2 hours, maybe few days. Tasty food normally is not a healthy food. So, home made herbal egg is not the best, but it is good. Enjoy.


Q: Can I use other egg because my house don't have chicken egg.
A: Yes, you can use any egg you want, duck egg, goose egg, ostrich egg, or your own eggs, but please don't use turtle egg, I still want to see turtle when I go diving.

Q: I do not have measuring cup, how do get 200ml of soya sauce?
A: There got few ways, first you can go buy a measuring cup, 2nd you can base on your feel, 3rd look at the volume stated on soya sauce bottle's label, use a ruler and divide it into few equal lengths. The volume of each length is equal to (full bottle volume) / (number of divisions + 1).

Q: How about sugar, I don't have weighing machine.
A: A 200g sugar is about 1 cup of sugar.

Q: Then how big is 1 cup**.
A: It's depend on what size your are wearing.


Ok, ok, no more stupid question.

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1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 3 teaspoons (tsp)
1/16 cup = 1 tablespoon
1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons
1/6 cup = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup = 6 tablespoons
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
2/3 cup = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons

1 cup = 48 teaspoons
1 cup = 16 tablespoons
8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup
1 pint (pt) = 2 cups
1 quart (qt) = 2 pints
4 cups = 1 quart

How to play DivX on Nokia phone

if you looking for Divx player on your S60v5 phone, then maybe you can get a try on this beta release. DivX Labs is offering the DivX player for the Nokia touch phone, you may go to their website to download the application.

I tried the application with a converted video of 640x360 resolution, the result is not very convincing. The audio is ok, but the video is pausing. Maybe a low resolution will better.

The other way is to convert video into MPEG4 (mp4) using free converter from the internet, you can get it here.

The process of converting is simple since the UI is very simple and the conversion rate is fast which is about 40fps. I found that this setting is quite optimize between quality and the file size.

Format: MP4(MPEG-4 / AAC)
Video bitrate: 750kbps
FPS: 30
Resolution: 640x350 or 640x360 (custom)

A 30 minutes of video is about 170MB and the quality is as good as DivX which have similar file size. The playback is smooth and sound is clear.

Friday, October 01, 2010

It's October

Today is 1st day of October; it means I still have 3 months before the new year is arrived.

Still got few more weeks to go before I can go back to Bolehland. I can start to feel the temperature in the desert is dropping. According to the history, the temperature will drop after the dusty windblown. The not so hot temperature reminded me that the autumn has arrived. Now, working at site is much comfortable as compare to last few months.

However, I still hate this project. I believe most of my colleagues also feel the same. The project has been started since mid of 2008 and seriously working with desert people is like working with stubborn moron and con-man.

They never honour their words, and if you think they will be gentleman, please don't trust them. They never. They will never dare to take any responsibility. They are 101% coward. You can't imaging they can refuse their signature. Those morons are also ego. They always think they are the best and they will always try to modify here and there to show that they are greater than you, whenever you give suggestion to them. Sometime, we laugh at their stupidity but most of the time we laugh at our uselessness to follow their moron idea.

Most of the so call engineer can't even know how to count 1, 2, 3. They like to comment on the colour, the shape and choose those expensive items, no care whether it is needed or not. They don't know how to read drawing, specification, manual or any engineering document. So when the finishing is not their imagined, they will find excuse to let you redo. When you ask them to a written instruction, you can just dream. They never dare to put their signature.

Most of us being f by these morons. We feel heart pain and helpless when all the brainstormed ideas and hard works have been condemned as worst than shit. Sometime I wonder why we waste so much effort and time for those useless morons. Maybe we still an engineer.

Really hope for the remaining months, everything can run smoothly. We all want to escape from this nightmare.

For all the warriors, just bear for another few weeks and end this. Then we go Tokyo to visit the girl's high school #^^#