Thursday, September 25, 2008

A motorcycle named desire

Yamaha YZF-R125
What a beauty

This is the view I want...

Btw, a quick search shows that this new model is yet to be on sale in Singapore.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

AIA's executive VP and GM, Mark O'Dell, resigns
While AIA is telling Singaporeans that the AIG meltdown will not affect AIA Singapore significantly, news that just broke that its big boss is jumping ship will not steady the ship. And to think I just read a full-page AIA ad in TODAY signed by Mark O'Dell. Anyway, would you believe the explanation below?
...AIA said that his decision to leave the company is not related to the recent developments at American International Group (AIG). It was a personal decision that he had been planning for some time.

New web tools

Courtesy of PC Answers magazine (August 2008), some new web tools to try out

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Declaring love boosts sex appeal

BBC NEWS | Health
Strange to see this kind of research being done...but fun still...
UPDATE: related news seen in TODAY article titled "Singaporean men – lonely and shy"

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Do shark attacks increase with a rise in ice-cream sales?

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Just because?
A series of articles on how misleading facts and figures are sometimes presented...scroll down the article for earlier lessons.

UPDATE (18th September 2008) -  full list of "episodes" below
1. What the survey didn't say...
2. The myth of counting
3. Putting percentages in context
4. Just what is average?
5. Just because?
6. Storm in a toilet bowl?

Quick review of Google Chrome

A few thoughts after some usage this morning...

  1. Quick
  1. Zoom only works for text
  2. no built-in PDF viewing
  3. sparse on options, e.g. delete private data on exit
  4. no support for Google Toolbar
For now, I think Chrome may replace my usage of Opera, but not Firefox.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Tweaking for Absolute Beginners

[EeeUser Eee PC Wiki]

After the recent F9 reboot, I'm trying to tweak my Eee PC system again. Managed to install Opera browser (choose Debian Etch version). And I've just found a EeeUser page on tweaking for beginners. Perfect for newbie linux users like me. Will be installing VLC (as the existing Mplayer doesn't play MPEG4 files)