Monday, November 28, 2005

Link updates

I was just browsing through the links and realised that the WWE tribute videos has been moved to the archive already. Here are the updated links

WWE 1 2 3

Better yet here is a search for in the archive for all the tribute videos. Slowly go through them.

Its good to be back!!!

Wow its been ages since i posted a decent update. Wondering what the screaming was about in the previous post. Hehe... just keep guessing. It was a random post anyways so it has no relations to anything with my life or angel. Well i've been MIA for almost 2 weeks i think. Not that i was ever gone but rather busy with projects. It was like FYP all over again staying up late to help them finish up their documentation and work the necessary changes into the system so it meets their accademic requirements. Really am glad that both of them were impressed with their system. Here are a two screen shots each of the systems i did for them.

Roman Rock: {project status 100%}




























On top main page of the website below it a sample when you log into the company intranet.

Tesco Smart Trolley (simulation): {project status 100%}




























On top the system loging and below it the help page of the system.

To get a better picture of what the Smart Trolley is, picture yourself at Tesco hypermarket and you're pushing around a trolley with a small monitor mounted onto the push handle. Its meant to asist you while shopping with and not have you running around looking for price checkers or wondering how much you've spent in the trolley already. I've never seen such systems implemented in Malaysia. I could be wrong though, anyone seen it before? I know in Canada they have a RFID scanner on all their products so when you remove an item from the shelf camera's around will snap a picture of you then again when you check out. Its more of a anti theft device but never of such like the smart trolley. Who knows when i have the time i might actually take the time to develop such system and join the APICTA awards then get a grant to do a prototype then see it working in reality. WOW! hehe... At least i plan to.

Both projects fully CSS customized. If you really have a nack for design and colours CSS style sheets are like your best friends.

If only both of them were in our batch and in DWA class with us. Imagine what we can come up with as a team.

Well have not had much of a chance to browse the internet let alone watch tv so there isn't any new interesting stuff at the moment. Slowly adjusting back to the normal sleeping hours which isn't all that much sleep either. Will come back again later to post up things. Still have the last project to work on. Since i'm on a high designing graphics for websites thought i'd try my hand in workin a template for this blog later on.

Kudos to the people who dropped by.

cheers...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

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I JUST HATE THE WAY YOU TALK TO ME SOME TIMES!!! I"M NOT STUPID YOU KNOW! JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE LOOKING DOESN"T MEAN YOU HAVE TO SEND IN TO EVERY TOM DICK AND HARRY!!! DONT TALK TO ME AS IF I"M STUPID!!! SO GERAM YOU KNOW!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

mentally tired

just wanted to post a quick one before i wrap up the night. its been 1 week (plus a couple of days i think) straight working till 5.30 in the morning then sleeping for about 4hrs then getting up and repeating the cycle all over again. Officially i am brain dead working on instincts only.

here is something interesting that i found on the internet when i googled for images to use for the tesco project. the resolution is terrible but you can just make out the writing. its a singaporean police report which was hillarious to read. When i find the original source of this picture *who posted it* i will link it here.

also came across a couple of interesting blogs which i know its worth mentioning here. I've spent some time reading them and the open thoughts especially coming from singaporeans. i saved the urls but my bookmarks is in a mess right now. have been saving all sorts of links on firefox and its so long that you have to use the arrow to scroll up the list just to click on the "bookmark this" link.

and you thought i was joking when i had to scroll up just to hit the bookmark link. you also probably notice the heading on my firefox browser... i was reading up at this other blog (again singaporean for i have no idea why most of the search results came back from singapore) about singapore being used as a sex-hub. that doesn't mean i look down on my friends over there. i do have wonderful friends who live a normal life. then again what is a normal life?

Update!
Angel received the second call back from game flier yesterday morning! Congratulations! her training starts this friday for 2 days. Then its entirely up to her if she wants to stick this job. As for me i found an add in the papers that caught my attention. its to work with e-Genting group. Sending in my resume soon once i get it done. have been putting it off.

Project Status:
Roman Rock 98%
Tesco Smart Trolley 70% (user requirements changed)
now what did i call the last project?? 85%

Brain Status:
Clocking at 100% used

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Death of a wrestling superstar


I am and have always been a great fan of WWE Wrestling. If you're an old timer like me you would have grown up watching wrestling on tv. Tv3 has been showing WWE and Smackdown for years now. Then on Astro Supersport CH80 every Tuesday at 10pm. Can't say i've watch much of Smackdown but enough of it to make Eddie Guerrero my favourite wrestler from Smackdown. I didn't catch yesterday's RAW so i only just heard of this news when my brother came online and his msn nick read "Eddie Guerrero 1967-2005 (R.I.P)". At first i thought it was a joke so i googled it and true enough this WWE Smackdown superstar has passed away last Sunday, November 14. To my understanding this weeks show was a tribute show to Eddie. You can read a sypnosis of this episode at the end of the post.


After John Cena's match he paid tribute to Eddie, taking off his Eddie Guerrero t-shirt and placed it on the mat with his championship belt on top of it. His way of saying "You're always a champion".

News:
1. Pittsburgh Tribune
2. Forbes
3. MSNBC
4. Yahoo! News

Wrestling:
1. WWE website
2. Sypnosis of Raw 13/11/2005
3. TNA Mourns The Passing Of Eddie Guerrero
4. WWE Updated

Eddie's Guerrero:
1. Carrer
2. Pictures
3. WWE Tribute Pictures

Tribute Video's:
1. WWE 1 2

My condolences to the Guerrero family.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Zouk Abuse

was just browsing around when a particular blog caught my attention. Zouk.Abuse by ju-lee which documents the recent turn of events that happened on halloween night over at zouk. I was not there when it happened and only just found the blog. I've only read half way down the page and decided to post it up here first before i forget about it. Its sad to hear such things happening and no one lifted a hand to help. Typical! yeah go shoot me or sue me but its the honest truth. Sure there are others who are of good heart and faith but rare to see. Picture yourself on the road and its crawl then you later find out that it was a car accident that everyone is just KEPO want to see and not move along to allow the authorities to get to the scene on time. Then comes the usual comments would come on the police was slow to arrive and the ambulance. We should actually train those tow truck dudes and their coolies first aid. I swear one accident that there would be around 5 of them first on the scene.

I am only a person and there isn't much i can contribute to help you guys out except publish your blog here as well. I hope justice will be served and punishment be brought upon the guilty ones. I totally support what you are trying to do over at your blog and the hell with the people with the unconstructive criticism. malaysians will be malaysians.

Monday, November 14, 2005

RO?

took angel to her interview today and man the place is not called HeiTech for no reason. Every where you go in the building u had to scan your id just to get into doors. Amazing. Strange but amazing. So there we were waiting in the reception? lobby? of game flier at 9.45am and one of the staff went in to call another staff who was looking after the interviews. We took a seat and waited for about 10 minutes before a lady came out and took angel to this room to fill in all the necessary paper work and then told her to wait for the person interviewing her. So we waited again for quite some time. It was almost half an hour i think before he came out. I thought to myself... FINALLY! hahaha... As i was sitting there in the lobby waiting i couldn't help but notice that most of the staff at game flier hq was females. Not that there is anything wrong but i counted more females over males at this place. Wow! not a bad place to work i reckon. but again the hours are nuts. According to angel listed on the paper were 3 selections to choose from if they were asked to work for them. as per trial they all would have to start 8-30am to 5-30pm shifts to which after 2mths they will be shifted to the other shift of 4-00pm to 1-00am. I WAS LIKE WHOA!!! what happened to the 1pm to 10pm? it was reserved for those who had transportation problems. hahaha... but it being next to summit... this place is FOREVER JAMMED!

ok time to hit the showers. post back here in a bit.

ahem ahem

yeah yeah i know i was suppose to post the other night but i was kinda busy. for some reason that night after getting work done i was not in for the rest of the evening and only got back at 11.30pm and was super too tired to do anything. Didn't even touch the projects even. Its now 2.43am and i figured i should drop in before i head off to bed.

news flash!
Angel was shortlisted for an interview over at Game Flier (for some reason it doesn't load in firefox properly). The people who brought Ragnarok Online to Malaysia which now supports English and Bahasa Malaysia. Her interview is in the morning at 10am over at their HQ in UEP Subang Jaya. Wishing her LUCK although i'm going with her. hehe. Really happy for her and i really do hope she lands the job. I love Game Flier's motto for the job: "Play while you work, play while you play". Now who wouldn't want to work at a place like this and get to play the game the whole day! The working hours are stiff though.

Morning Shift: 8.30an to 5.30pm
Afternoon Shift: 1.00pm to 10.00pm

With working hours like that i will never get to spend any time with Angel. Haha! But i really do hope she get's the second call back. She's been looking for a job like this for some time now and she got the call asking her to come for the interview the day after she applied.

Have you guys heard of MMORPGs? I know i haven't until earlier when i helped Angel prepare for her interview and googled it. It stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. If you're saying, yeah i know what that means... i've been playing CS and Unreal Tournament long enough to know it. WRONG! Even CS and Unreal doesn't even come close to MMORPGs due to the limitation of players per server. Imagine playing a game where there are literally thousands of people connected and playing at the same time. Imagine playing CS with this many people. Each round would never end! Even Ammo purchased wouldn't be enough to kill everyone. Would be cool for Unreal but i would be bored silly. Never the less cool.

Oh was browsing friendster last week over at a friends profile. Then i saw this dude's name which was so familiar that i thought i'd check it out. Funny thing was the dude that i didn't quite recognise the user pic so kinda just left it and never investigated further. A day later i get a message from him and guess what it was the right person after all. Quote "Andrew Jee! I remember you... saw u peeking at my profile". My response to the message was... "Damn i forgot to turn off the anonymous setting." hahaha... this guy was a senior of mine back in St. Andrew's but we were never really close nor do i remember who introduced us but he was always there with the gang (us councilors). But yeah thru him i managed to find the ex SAS seniors that i know. Even my cousin Sern Hung was on friendster. Honestly i forgot even existed! Shhh don't tell him that. Ahh the sweet memories of SAS came rushing back in.

Can't remember if i mentioned that lycos mail has been a bitch for me to load and get into the past couple of weeks. Its working fine now but sooner or later its going to act up again. Contact them and they were not aware of such problem and their solution was to clear my browser cache and try again. I knew they were going to say that yet i wrote in asking them. So yeah when i finally got in Monday morning, i received a forward mail from a friend of mine and the mail was the usual about friendship then one of the pictures caught my attention.

I suppose the chinese characters means exactly what the english words. I can't read chinese but understand it. Banana would be the correct term. Yellow skin on the outside like a chinese but white on the inside like an ang mo (european). What caught my attention was the butterfly and its contrast of colours to the black background. Going to edit the pic later and remove the words and number from it.

Speaking of forwards here's some thing interesting...

Count every " F" in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...



Highlight between the arrows
-> You've probably counted 3 rite? WRONG!! Read again there is actually 6. Reason being that our brain does not process OF. Don't ask me why. Yeah don't go kid urself and say you did count 6. I asked a few people in the house and they all counted 3. Some might count 4 but that is very rare. <-

If you were to read it for the third time or again later it won't work anymore as your brain has already registered that there is 6 F's as the answer. Well its been an hour since i start this post. I reckon its time to head off to bed. Sorry don't have any interesting links and stuff tonite... umm morning. Was out the whole day. Woke up -> breakfast -> Summit -> Dinner -> Movie (9pm) came home 11.45pm. Like i said i didn't touch a single code today. have to make up for it in the morning.


Ps. Dragon Squad is worth the watch. Although some scenes were a bit silly but its a awesome movie. Waiting to book tickets for Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. I've read all the books including the latest one. Last two were E-books that i freeloaded from the internet. Going to get the original Paper Backs soon. Planning to order them from Amazon.

Dragon Squad
1. Official Website
2. Sypnosis 1 2
3. Trailer
4. Review by Sina English

Current Project Status:
Roman Rock 95%
Tesco Smart Trolley 80%
Online car parts system 80%

Currently listening to:
umm none cos everyone in the room is asleep

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Time Out!

Was reading thru Kah Soon's blog last night and came across one of his post for this dude that does street magic. Japanese-American magician, 'Cyril Takayama' does really out of this world magic. You might have seen some of his clips posted on various video forums, chats, putfile.com. Yeah you guys should really check out all these places during your free time. The things people find on the internet are just hillarious and entertaining. Of course at other people's expense. I was lucky to find a couple of his clips on the internet. Working to try to get more so if you have some of his magic trick clips mail me the links over to andrewjee81[at]gmail[dot]com.

When i was googling (googling... sounds obscene) i found this website called Drunken Cat "College Life. College Fun". Its a self run blog similar to Kah Soon's where you can sit back, hang out and read thru his posts and also watch/view/read his collection of weird and interesting items off the internet. Highly recommended if you have a fast connection if you want to watch the clips.

Oh came across this girl called
Lian Ying Zhang who took part in the China Pop Idol. Her voice...Her voice is simply just amazing. I found video clips of her singing over at Drunken Cat and this personal blog of Alec Tang.

China Pop Idol ~ Lian Ying Zhang:
1. Loving you (can't remember the title of the song so correct me if wrong)
2. Don't cry for me argentina


Cyril's Magic:
1. Water Regeneration
2. Shadow Magic
3. Coin and Salt shaker
4. Playing Card thru glass underwater
5. Disappearing Act (into a briefcase)
6. Hungry Anyone? (Hamburger Trick)
7. Street Magic as old man

Since we're on the topic of magic here is a card trick for ya
1. Card Trick

Interesting clips i came across when browsing Drunken Cat:
1. Skills of a Bartender Girl
2. Hip Hop Yoda
3. Hot Korean Girl (no idea what its for)
4. How to pick a laptop lock

Current Project status:
Roman Rock @ 95%
Tesco Smart Trolley @ 80%

Currently Listening to:
李玖哲 - 洗牌 (over and over and over)

More to come later tonite!

Cheers... peace out!

Friday, November 11, 2005

thinking games....

angel came across a lot of interesting games posted on her multiply blog area and we were just having a blast playing a couple of the games there. Then she came across this game called Submachine : Extended Version from the original Submachine. Creator of this game Mateusz J. Skutnik and he sure got me and angel blown away. It was not as easy as it looked. If you've played Crimson and Veridian's Room you would appreciate this one as well. Its not as creepy as it looks but definately a challenge for the mind. Just right after i completed it i googled the game and yeah there are walk thrus for this game. Will post those later towards the end of the post. When googling i came across an interesting game over at Mofuya called 'Swan's Room'. Man this room was not easy and i had to search for a walk thru to get me thru. The part where you have to defuse a bomb, it took me 3 tries to get it right. Yeah first time i've seen a bomb in these games.

Another one that Angel found is by Maggie over at the Maggie Market. This talented lady from Hong Kong came out with original and superb games to pass time. Took an hour off to play some of the games and its addictive. Once you get into it and post your own scores you just wonder how on earth other people managed to get a higher one on the simplest of games. Trust me i was working hard trying to get my name on the list. Angel managed to do it on the 'Kill Time In Office' game but she clicked too fast and submitted her name as Undefined. She's currently 3rd i think.

Here's another interesting flash that i came across over at kahsoon.com that is constantly updated but this local dude. Head over to Addictive Games and what you find there will blow you away. This is where i found the walk thru for Submachine Ex Version and Swan's Room. When you're done checking out the Addictive Games category head over to the main blog itself and you will laugh and find yourself spending hours just browsing thru this dude's blog. He collects a lot of interesting items from all over the internet and posts them there. One particular post i came across on his blog was 'The House' and the bloody flash video scared the living shit out of me. Just the intro itself before you enter the house it was scary enough to not want to go on. I dare you to watch it in the wee hours of the morning with the lights off and just wearing headsets. Kah Soon's haunted category is a must read.

Interesting ghost stories from Kahsoon.com
1. Genting True Story: The Old Man
2. Saw Ghost at Genting on Recharge Zouk Fest 2005
3. Another Genting True Ghost Story
4.
A haunted marriage

How true is each occurances is not sure but its really up to you to believe what you read. There are many more stories related to Genting and i've heard a few myself especially one from the apartments half way up to Genting.

The Rooms:
1.
Submachine : Extended Version (Walk Thru)
2. Swan's Room (Walk Thru)
3. Quaint Room (Walk Thru 1
further down the comments 2)
4. Crimson Room (Walk Thru)
5. Veridian's Room (Walk Thru)
6. Dona's Room by
Naoki Nakashima (Walk thru 1 2)

Note: Dona's Room is a tough one to solve. As per date and what i've read on forums and sites only a handful *those that can read japanese* has solved the room.

Maggie Market:
1. Kill time in the office
2. Facial House
3. Dai Pai Dong
4. HK Cafe
5. Mag's Bakery
6. Shoot me baby (a little boring)
7. Sushi

The Scary Shit (Not games):
1. The House
2. Special Defects

Interesting flash:
1. Tour of The Simpson's home (Really interesting!)

That's it for now. As i come across more games or interesting flash stuff i will post them here. Will create a post just for all the interesting flash and Room games that i find on the internet. This post took 5hrs to complete. A couple of hours playing the games while writing then an hour plus to pop out with angel for a quick evening tea over at Bee's Cake House then home for dinner. Determined to complete Swan's room tonite. Hope you've enjoyed this post!