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Showing posts from October, 2005

NSF Days Over Soon

In just 52 more days, my NSF term will be over. This does not include Saturdays and Sundays, 2 public holidays, and my remaining 17 days of leave. On top of that, I think I may take one more MC.

You are currently using 276 MB (10%) of your 2654 MB

Finally I managed to use 10% of my gmail account size. A total of 5225 email topics make up the 276MB size emails. So this means on average each email topic is only of 54.090717703349282296650717703168KB which is rather small as compared to many others I believe. It is true that I received mostly text-based emails only with file attachments.

You are currently using 276 MB (10%) of your 2654 MB.

NUS Library Complaint

Since I promised to write something about the complaint I made to NUS library days ago, I will uphold my promise now.

The purpose of the email is to bring out the problem of outdated IT books in the NUS Science library. If one were to notice, many books on the shelves were old and were from years as old as the hills can be. Books of year 2004 or 2005 are rare. I see this as not helpful at all espeically to IT undergraduates. I feel students should have easy access to a vast repository of new books since school fees are paid for. A world class university like NUS not having decent bookshelves is a disgrace. I conducted a comparison with the local polytechnics and found out that NUS is no match with them when it comes to owning new library books. NUS libraries actually resembles a museum, keeping out-dated books since early days. Unlike NUS, SP and TP keep updating their shelves and have many new books of year later than year 2004. NUS has very few books of year later than year 2004.



Came across this and thought it is rather interesting.


Quite comprehensive:

Ass.. Acronyms Say "Stupid!"

Acronyms are, in my humble opinion, a blight upon the young and the lazy. Yes, I'm from another time period. And in that time period IBM acronyms ruled and you weren't "in the know" and a real engineer unless you could spew those acronyms from your mouth and listening to them in return while determining the architecture for the next big application. Resumes were riddled with these funny little meaningless phrases that, if used properly, landed you jobs at the best consult…

Lihat Sini

Lihat Sini - Please proceed to any bus interchange and read the white piece of announcement pasted on walls/pillars. It states the extension of smoking bans on more public places. Offenders will be fined S$200.