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New Poly Students to Take MA1301

haha.. Just realized new students from poly enrolling into SoC will require to sit for and pass MA1301 exam to be considered to have met 'A' Level Mathematics pre-requisite. All Maths modules in SoC require 'A' Level Maths. However, poly students before this new batch are not told to take MA1301 and so end up everyone being waive this pre-requisite. Because of that, every single poly student must have went through the process of appealing for pre-requisite waive for every single maths module. How stupid they all. Why can't they run a script to waive for all poly students? Ok, no more confusion. All new poly students will need that bridging module. I still feel that module will not bring much help to poly students. How is it possible to learn the 2 years of JC Maths study from just 1 module?
Exam schedule
CS2301 - Business and Technical Communication: 25 Apr 2005 9am
FNA1002 - Financial Accounting: 25 Apr 2005 5pm
SSB2216 - Employee Management In Singapore: 26 Apr 2005 9am

Really packed schedule I have here :'(
Email destroys the mind faster than marijuana - study

Modern technology depletes human cognitive abilities more rapidly than drugs, according to a psychiatric study conducted at King's College, London. And the curse of 'messaging' is to blame.

Email users suffered a 10 per cent drop in IQ scores, more than twice the fall recorded by marijuana users, in a clinical trial of over a thousand participants. Doziness, lethargy and an inability to focus are classic characteristics of a spliffhead, but email users exhibited these particular symptoms to a "startling" degree, according to Dr Glenn Wilson.

The deterioration in mental capacity was the direct result of the trialists' addiction to technology, researchers discovered.

Email addicts were bombarded by context switches and developed an inability to distinguish between trivial and significant messages. Incredibly, 20 per cent of trialists jeopardized their immediate social relations by rushing off to "check thei…
I had a sushi buffet with Regine today at NUS's Genki Sushi. We finished a total of 34 plates between us. In the process, we took some photos and some movie clips. I must admit the process was enjoying not because of the food definitely. My form was not in top state because I usually can eat a lot before I feel any discomfort but today... sigh.. Both of us ate till we soon became sick of the sushi. Greedy us, we ordered 4 more plates of sushi/sashimi even though we were really full. 4 plates would mean 8 pieces of sushi/sashimi! We took quite some time to force ourselves on the remaining plates.

I am still feeling sushi in me.
Sob sob..
My ranking has dropped once again to 115th :'(
My long ago 51st rank is impossible to recover all thanks to NUS.
This is what I remember.
Few years ago, Allaire was bought over by Macromedia. Products like ColdFusion, Homesite, etc. were from Allaire and many were worried that ColdFusion would be history after the bought over. However, Macromedia decided to keep ColdFusion and soon came the MX version for CFML as well. Now Adobe is going to buy Macromedia which makes Adobe even bigger. Guess Sun and Microsoft are going to face a likely challenger.

Now I am wondering whether is it wise to buy a Macromedia Flash MX 2004 reference book now.
As expected, the move to build casinos in Singapore has finally given a nod from PM Lee. In 2009, they should be ready.
Sumatra is going to suffer another natural disaster :( This time, supposedly dormant volcano is now activated by previous seismic activities. God bless them.
I watched the NKF charity show just now. There are some performers like Liang Zhiqiang who claimed that he had never tried his stunt on metal fans and that night was his first. There are so many first time that made me wonder are they really telling the truth? I don't think it is possible to perform without practice especially in front of national tv. C'mon guys, tell the truth! I ain't 3 years old kid to fool.
I think I am someone who cannot stop working. CS3214 project is just over and I have been resting for few days. Resting has made me sick :'( I guess I am those workaholic type.
I celebrated the end of CS3214 project with my project mates today. We met up at 3pm outside NUS's Genki Sushi for a sushi buffet. The buffet will last us till 6pm. Francis and I reached Genki Sushi at 2:55pm and were the earliest two. We couldn't resist the temptation any longer and so went ahead with the buffet first. 15 minutes later, Zhiwei arrived but Francis and I had already finished 15 plates! Then came Chunyin and then Peiru. We managed to clear 69 plates in the end!
Bush: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?
Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of
Bush: Great. Lay it on me.
Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.
Bush: That's what I want to know.
Condi: That's what I'm telling you.
Bush: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of
Condi: Yes.
Bush: I mean the fellow's name.
Condi: Hu.
Bush: The guy in China.
Condi: Hu.
Bush: The new leader of China.
Condi: Hu.
Bush: The Chinaman!
Condi: Hu is leading China.
Bush: Now whaddya' asking me for?
Condi: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.
Bush: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?
Condi: That's the man's name.
Bush: That's who's name?
Condi: Yes.
Bush: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new
leader of China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
Bush: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was
in the Middle East.
Condi: That's correct.
Bush: Then who is in China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
Bush: Yassir is in China?
Condi: No, sir.
Finally, CS3214 project is over. Deadline for CS3214 is 11am today and our presentation is at 4pm. The entire group has not slept for more than 24 hours just to try to improve on the final bit of coding. Francis presented the admin portal while I presented the business portal. I am quite happy that our evaluator, Dr Poo, was quite impressed with the product. Just hope the documentation part will not pull down the overall marks. I admit the documentation part is a bit not up to standard partly because the entire group is from polytechnic and none of us took CS2103 before! Anyway, it's over.