Juz a normal guy in this whacky world... Striving to have a "normal" if there is one in this world...

Friday, August 31, 2007

Double Merdeka Event :)

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of our countries Indepence!
In malays its called MERDEKA!

There's also another Merdeka... but its for me only :P
Starting 10 September 2007 I will be starting a new leaf in my life.
I actually got a new job in Cyberjaya.
It is the same job as what I am doing now but it will definitely give me
more expreiences and much more things for me to learn.
Part of me says Merdeka... another part of me is so sad that I have to leave
everything I have in Penang...
My girlfriend, my parents, my sister, my khai ma, khai mui, and many close friends.
Leaving my current company which I have worked in for 3 years 4 months and 23 days.
Thats a big big jump for me...
Too sad to blog... will blog more later...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


This is definitely not about shuffling job tasks at work...
It is actually about Melbourne Shuffle
I came to know about this dance quite some time ago but didn't really explore it
I think its a very cool dance actually... else I won't be posting this :P

Don't want to say much about it... witness it for yourself :)

Below is a very good tutorial if you'd like to learn how to shufflez :)

If you're interested to know more then learn how to use google :P
else msg me and I will share what I know but I'm a total newbie learning :)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Long it has been...

Looking back at the things I've done and been through these few years...
boy... It's been so fast, time really flies...

It's been...
9 years since I graduated from High School Bukit Mertajam...
5 years since I left TAR College...
3 years since I left Systematics College...
3 and a half years since I left ItraMAS Manufacturing Sdn Bhd...
and... its been 3 and a half years I've worked at *cough* hell *cough* I mean DELL

Wow... 3 and a half years... hmmm... longest I've been in a company
Just makes you feel like its time to move on huh?
I mean it just gets boring after sometime...
Everyday its the same old drill... sigh...
That's why they say young people cannot work in the same place for a long time
I agree lar... boring one you know... same faces everyday
Especially when gf in the same company as you... wanna look or get to know other
girls also damn hard... so many spies around you... Hahaha :P

Well... I think I might just really wanna try a new environment!
What do you guys think?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Linux Ubuntu with Beryl Desktop Manager

Recently like I updated on my chatterbox I'm busy with work :P
Nevertheless I had to relax and have my own time at home.
So what I did was, like the title said, played around with linux ubuntu with the beryl desktop manager working as well!
It actually took me 5 days to get it all working, all because of my ATI card drivers were giving me attitude.
Well anyway its been a long long time since I had ventured into the penguin world.
Last I did was probably around 1998 or 1999 when I was in college.
Well enuff about the history lesson, let me give you all, my loyal blog readers, a little tour of ubuntu + beryl.

To make it simple, ubuntu is linux but just another version which is much much more user friendly compared to RedHat or Fedora or SuSe or Mandrake. It can still be a pain in the arse if you're a pure Microsoft Windows user and never tried linux before.
Beryl however is like the desktop theme manager that allows you to do very very cool stuff with your desktop. Think of it as Vista Aero 3D feature which requires like 2GB of RAM and high speed processor and good graphics card. Beryl - NO! You don't need those high end hardware. I'm running this on my P4 2.8, 512MB RAM and old ATI Radeon 9600 128MB graphics card.

Well... its pretty hard to explain so... let me paint a few millions words with the following screenshots of my desktop and some video from youtube to further amaze you.
However if you are interested to know more, there will be a few links below for you to refer to.

Above photo shows how you can rotate your desktop to show a 4 workspaces

Rotated the desktop while movie was playing in between desktops.
It shows that the movie is lagging but actually it wasn't.

This is like Vista's preview of windows when you Alt+Tab but is more cooler because it goes in a circle.

As for this one, when you move your mouse to the top right hand corner it automatically puts all the open windows properly and you can choose which one you want to go to. Movie is still playing too :P

So as promised here are the videos:

Very incredible:

Comparison of Vista and Ubuntu:

Last one:

Well if you guys are interested and want to try it go to:
Ubuntu Official site - http://www.ubuntu.com/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28Linux_distribution%29
Beryl Project site - http://www.beryl-project.org/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl

Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did :)