Category Archives: My Thoughts

Relatives..Ha Ha Ha

Blah relatives , they can be pain in the butt. Yep , seriously , especially when you’re in an Indian family. My relatives are from India , so uh you get the picture eh (No offence to folks from India if you are reading this). But then my relatives do have this mentality that we in Malaysia are richer and better off then them in India. So they expect us to ‘save’ them by sending money every month via Western Union every month. Oh common , its not like I am super rich or something like that. Can’t they just earn a living in India – i am sure that it is possible. No , they are bunch of lazy <censored> . Anyhow , one of my relatives (who is bloody damn rich – nah he is not the one that is begging $$$ from us) from India came down to Malaysia , and yeah he was a stingy pig. Uh , its like we have to pay for food and all other things (For your information , he is a consultant in a very well company and heck , the company pays for his expenses and all other stuff). Oh yeah , he treats us like we are bunch of losers too , its like he knows a lot of things and we are like uh , some sort of idiots. The arrogance seriously kills me.

 

Anyhow , i am just saying out that most of my relatives are pain in the butt when you ask them to help or when you ask them to buy you things from India (such as pickles from India – I love’em {of course I am an Indian myself} ). Even if I send my money to them , they’ll not ship it , even if they do , some of the money goes missing and they ask me to send them more money by giving lame excuses such as “<with the indian accent> The courier fees are expensive </accent>”. What solution do I have ?. I think I am going to boycott all of them , that is what I am going to do. I think i should get back to my wiring on serious matters such as Mobile blogging and current affairs and economic issues

Things that I should do

Anyway , Since I’ve started to blog. There are couple of things that I should do as a blogger and as of course a citizen of Malaysian and most importantly a resident of planet earth. So I’ll try to gather useful information and publish them in my blog with my view of point. This includes stuff from my daily life , technological stuff , tutorials , how-to guides and any other thing that i can think of. Since my site is newly started , it will take some time for me to write useful content and hopefully , it will start to roll my blog and be one of those ‘top-lists’ blog out there. 

Things that I plan to write in this week 

  1. Write something on mobile browsing and mobile blogging – i am not sure if that would be intresting or not  (Wrote on the plug-in for WordPress that tunes the blog for mobile devices such as iPhone and PDAs/Mobile Phones)
  2. Write something on the current soaring oil prices and global warming – seems to be the current topic (Wrote that as well , and joined with point no 3 as well into one post. I guess I should write another topic on global warming as well minus the local politics) 
  3. Write something on the current political  affairs – Uh this is way too risky
  4. Talk about my life and some other things – It would be cool 
  5. Write a Tutorial/Guide on how to QoS and basic router configuration for Wireless router and other things 
There we go , those are the things that I wish to do. Hopefully that with the effort that I put into , I do hope that I’ll write the useful content. 

WordPress plugins that I can’t live without !

As a new user of WordPress , there are many things that we can do. This thing is highly customisable – you could pretty much as you like – This is what that i am looking for in any services (including softwares). The ability to customise things. Here are some of the plugins that I use (I’ve managed to get some of it by myself , and others contributed by folks in lowyat.net and on the Internet. I’ve included the credits as well) 

  • All in One SEO Pack (Recommended by vkeong) – What it does basically that it optimises the header , keyword and everything for search engines , meaning that spybots spiders can easily can track your site. As the old style typing goes by :-
          1. Install All In One SEO Pack
          2. Configure it
          3. ??????
          4. Profit !
  • ShareThis – As the name suggests , it allows you to share your blog posts via digg , facebook , e-mail and a lot of other choices. You can even bookmark it to any online bookmark storage system. This is a neat tool. I just find it useful , who knows – maybe someone out there that may be interested in digging my article 
  • Youtube Brackets (Thanks Caroline) – A must have addon if you want to link youtube videos. It makes it even easier then embedding the video using youTube’s code. This is installed in WordPress hosted blogs but then if you are hosting your own blog like me. then you’ll find that this Addon handy , especially if you want to rick roll someone or include some video for the lulz. 
  • WordPress PDA & iPhone – It is a must have especially if you want mobile users or those who are on PDA/iPhone/iPod Touch to view your site. Is it annoying when you view a site such as this on a mobile phone (especially Mobile Internet Explorer) as it sucks. Another reason is that if you are on EDGE/GPRS/3G/HSPDA then you’ll have to pay a lot of data charges as there are lots of images , text , ads , flash animation that you’ll have to downloading. This is a must have if you have lots of mobile users or if your site is catered for mobile users. I’ll describe/blog more about this plug-in. I find it very useful
  • Akismet  – I think this is the one that you can’t live without .  It keeps spams at bay and at under control too which is useful to protect your blog against spambots which will occasionally spam your boards comments with links to pornography websites , gambling sites and all those unwanted sites. You’ll have to get an API key from wordpress in order for you to activate this , which requires a free registration over at WordPress.com . Oh one more thing , do not share your API key , its meant for your account only – its just like your password
  •  WP Super Cache   – Recommended to save bandwidth and cut down usage of bandwidth as it caches your blog. Hence no new content has to be downloaded to your readers pc. This is true when you have limited bandwidth and if your blog is really popular. I would recommend you to install
There you go , this is all that I have for now. If I do have time , I will certainly updated this page with the plug-ins that I use and to share it with you guys. After all sharing is caring 
There we go , some of the wordpress plugins that I am using right now. I think I did i left out couple of other plugins. But fear not , I’ll include them tomorrow. For now , my eyes are getting tired and it is too heavy to open my eyes. If you excuse me , I’ll have to hit the slumberland . 
Here is something for you to ponder around in the meantime :-
How far do you agree with that statement

C’est La Vie – Life

Blah , what can I say about life. Everything its the same ol’ thing over and over and over and over again. Its like I can predict the pattern everyday. You wake up , attend classes , you do your assignment and study , blog/chat/WoW and then sleep and the cycle continues (Not to forget makan/yam cha/lepak/eating out). Sure you may say  – Uh what about it – what difference does it make ?. If you want to change it you should change your life style ? (Remember ubah gaya hidup) . But then whenever I want to change my life style that is when I wish to change things – bam something unfortunate happens. For example today, when I wanted to take another route – Bam I was caught in jam and then today when queing up to make payment , my queue was the longest one and it takes such a long time for the queue to move compared to the lame next to me. Argh , why such thing must happen to me. Guess what ?. Its not only me and there is even a Law for this kind of phenomena and it is called – Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law states that :-

“if anything can go wrong, it will.” It is also cited as: “If there’s more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way”; “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong”; or, “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way”. – Wikipedia

I guess it is true after all when it comes to realilty. But then as human beings , we must not give up our hopes. When there is a series of unforunate events happen , there must be there for a reason. Who knows why ? – God is playing with us (if you believe in God that is). Maybe He is testing our patienceand our resilienceas well. After a lot QQness (QQness = emoness/sadness – I learnt lots of these lingos from World of Warcraft to be frank) Today , it made me realised that sometimes in life it has its ups and downs too. What I am trying to say is that when you try to make a change and face a lot of obstacles in life – We must carry forward as always. Anyway here is a YouTube Video clip (Comme d’habitude – The French version of My Way) , which translates to As Usual. Its a very meaningful song. If you do not understand the the meaning of the song (lyrics) , just listen to the tune and I am sure that you’ll try to get the message

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Comme d’habitude by Claude François and for now the english version :-

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My Way by Frank Sinatra

It is a very meaningful song , trust me. It will make you to ponder around !. Oh yeah , I would like to thank Caroline for her guide on how to embed videos in WordPress. I view thats our life , we will just have to face anything , if someone says the truth – Just accpect and thank the peron for telling the truth and stop being in denial – Thats life and thats how you take a leap forward