Archive for the 'Weblogs' Category

Accurate Economic Outlook Blog

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Find out how grim it’s become here.

Attention People Who Want To Rant Online & Burn Bridges

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

This is how to do it.

Key Quote: “…I mean business when I say I’ll take anyone on who wants to fight me. You think you can take me, I’ll pay to rent a boxing ring and beat your fucking ass legally. Remember that I’ve studied enough martial arts to be deadly even though I’m old, and I don’t give a fuck if I kick your mother fucking ass or you kick mine. You don’t like what I’ve said, then write something in reply but fuck you if you think you’re gonna talk to me like you can hurt me… I’ll never be afraid of some pilsner fresh fat fuck who eats donut hamburgers and only gets exercise when he plays World of Warcraft on a DDR pad.”

Alas for RoR.

The Quality Of Blog Writing Just Went Up

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Stephen Fry just set up a blog. And yes, I miss Douglas Adams too.

Blogging Should Be Left To Professionals & Specialists

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Key Quote: “In this time when people exhibit the least amount of character in history, there is more communication than ever before. Often this is simply blathering on blogs—mindless words and idle communication. Most blogs can be summed up as people talking about almost anything, but really nothing. There is no purpose to much of the contents—no direction.”

Another Key Quote: “Literally some become so addicted to blogging, posting and instant messaging that other parts of their lives are neglected… All that said, you can—and SHOULD—maintain friends the “old-fashioned” way, through actual personal contact, as well as letter writing, emailing or instant messaging…”

How To Make Money Online

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Cut & Paste articles on your blog!

Apparently listening to classical music promotes faster weight-loss than loud fitness pop music. What is “loud fitness pop music”?

And Yes, Tomorrow We Shall Visit The Zoo

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Singaporean visits a tree. Avoids making funny faces.

Singaporean Reveals Own Insecurities Online!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Key Quote: “I’ve gone through them and they’re rather accurate.”

This blog is sad

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Angela once left a comment on my blog.

I was asked, once, to help out as a hospice volunteer. I could not say yes as I am emotionally not strong enough to share the pain and loss. This is why I opted to work with latchkey kids.

Back to Angela, curious as to who she was I visited her blog. I left devastated as it was chronicling the final days of a lively, funny and oh-too-young girl.

But I did visit once in a while to see how she was.

Work came, stayed, made a mess and left. And suddenly today, I went in to find this. One cannot help but think of the song left on the blog of another dear friend.

Alas Angela, for we hardly knew thee.

In the aeroplane over the sea

…And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be, in the arms of all I’m keeping here with me

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I’ll be laughing out loud
I’ll be laughing with everyone I see
Can’t believe how strange it is to be anything at all

Neutral Milk Hotel

Why the Internet is truly Important

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

People with important
can get it out there without having to wait for
investigative reporting, official news releases and other stuff like that.

If you do decide to have a blog or a MySpace

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Don’t let your ex-girlfriends exchange notes on it.

Key Quote: "…Eventually we started talking on the phone and things got graphic, he finally fessed that he would just rather pursue a sexual relationship with me instead. We were going to meet up after his supposed birthday dinner with his mom to talk hangout and get to know eachother. He basically led me all the way to his house just to pursue sex from me, which he did not get (thank god). A couple weeks later, like around the time of the beer festival he was trying to solicit my best friend and I for a threesome. He said that if I could grant his ultimate wish of a threesome, that he would be indebted to me forever and that would work in my favor relationship wise. That him and I could be together forever. I knew there was something not right about this guy…"

Can I tell you a secret?

Monday, April 10th, 2006

I see dead people.

She’s back

Friday, April 7th, 2006

After being derided, verbally abused and victimized by a collection of putrid puritanical putas in our normalized nation, our buxom banking executive is back with her torrid romances and sexual escapades.

Wonderfully written meditations that overflows with sexiness without sleaze.

Freedom of expression baby. Freedom, of expression.

Meme from Sesame

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Got a meme tag from Sesame. Sorry it took so long. Work are like cowards, they group together and jump out at you all at once.

I don’t usually do memes as it reminds me too much of chain-letters since the 1900s.

Anyway, here are the rules: remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone else up a notch.  Then add yours to the bottom spot.  Like this:

  1. isanyoneOutthere
  2. Mother Superior
  3. Our Love, Our Lives, Our Moments
  4. Casserole of my life
  5. Recent Runes

You then select 5 people to pass the love to bother. 

I am doing this because I think it’s novel (for me). Here’s my tag of five. You’re it:

  1. Elaine of Boo
  2. Emyln of Musings of a Virgin
  3. Dachsie of Halfway between the Stars and the Gutter
  4. Budak of the Annonated Budak
  5. MrsBudak of MrsBudak’s Lair

What were you doing ten years ago?

NUS, Department of Informations Systems and Computer Science, Year Two. And pining for my 143 who left Singapore to do her studies.

What were you doing one year ago?

Taking a break, planning my exit, after rescuing yet another crisis.

Five snacks you enjoy.
I don’t snack. Consuming food for the sake of mere displacement activity is not taking food seriously at all. However, where I am in a whimsical mood…

  1. Brie, Mozarella, Cheddar and Blue Cheese melted on toast.
  2. Pate on Water Crackers
  3. Cherry Tomatoes
  4. Sandwiches
  5. Tie between Chicken Wings and Crispy Pork Belly

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics off your head right now.

  1. Light my fire – The Doors
  2. Big Mac Jingle – The two all beef pattie one.
  3. Amazing Grace – Traditional Christian Hymn
  4. Singapore Productivity jingle – Good, better, best…
  5. Pizza Hut Special Delivery Jingle – 2-3-5-3-5-3-5, Special Delivery!

Five things you would do if you had one million dollars.

Split it into 3 equal parts. 1 to invest, 1 to save and the last to spend so as to get it out of my system: Take a holiday and finally buy the Tempur Bed and Aeron Chair I’ve had my eye on for years. Can’t think of 2 other things as I have already run out of money. ;)

Five bad habits.

  1. Highly Erratic.
  2. Obsessive (on certain things).
  3. Speak in English, curse in Hokkien.
  4. Getting bored with people too easily.
  5. Buying lots and lots and lots of movies.

Five things you like doing.

  1. Inner Eyelid Study – Close friends of mine will attest to this.
  2. Buying lots and lots and lots of movies
  3. Watching lots and lots and lots of movies
  4. Computer games (FPS, 3PS, RTS and RPG).
  5. Meals with friends.

Five things you would never buy, wear or get new again.

  1. Spandex
  2. Lycra
  3. Levi’s
  4. Retail wines
  5. Web hosting services in Singapore

Five favourite toys

  1. My Personal Computer
  2. My Imagination
  3. My Ricoh R3 Caplio
  4. My Apple iPod
  5. My Imagination

Outage at Typepad, outrage at Recent Runes

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

On Dec 17, 2005 10:18:03 AM, TypePad Customer Support said:

Hi Gareth,

Thank you for the report; we sincerely apologize for the problems
you’re seeing. This error occurred during scheduled maintenance of

There is a post about this on Everything TypePad explaining what’s happened and what we’re doing to fix it:

Republishing your site should cause the most recent posts to appear. Please let us know if it doesn’t.

We are having to reload your files and images, but they should be back by the end of the weekend.



On Dec 17, 2005 10:18:37 AM, TypePad Customer Support said:

Hi Ivan,

Sorry about just calling you Gareth.  I’m working on a few tickets at once.

My apologies,

My reply:

Nope. The images are still down. Weekend’s almost over.

I have faced a lot of problems over the past months from Typepad. Most of it was not resolved to my satisfaction.

I mean, when there was a problem with the counters, you removed the counters (most of the important statistics anyway) and asked me to go and use another counter, which I have to set up myself.

Also, when I keep getting errors on posting just these past weeks, I get the same response from different Typepad support personnel. As there was no update on what is being done, other than monitoring and waiting for me to send in more tickets, I marked all the tickets as resolved.

I get the feeling no one was really doing anything about it.

Now I get this.

Do you think I can change my choice of compensation from the last time to at least 8 months?

This is because I think that’s how long you will need to get a good backup system in place. Until then, Typepad is what I consider unstable and I feel I should not be funding this sort of instability.

I choose one month previously (I think) because I felt that maybe as a new company you needed sometime to get a good system up, redundancy servers and all that.

Do you think my faith has been misplaced?


Thursday, November 17th, 2005

While I admire Rockson’s cutting-edge commentaries, he has nothing on this big daddy jive-talking blogger.

I really like it. It’s hilarious.

[Warning: Not for sensitive people like this or this.]