Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rajang Lounge OktoberFest Promotion

So, yours truly went to Rajang Lounge a few days ago and tried out the Oktoberfest Promotion where one can drink and bring back a 3 pint mug which is a huge ass mug in case you don't comprehend. Ahem~~~

Anyway, lets the pictures do the talking aye? Lately the brain juice seems to dry up for long elaborated posts. So till the brain juice well fills up, all ya gonna get are pictures and more pictures...... =p

OktoberFest Promotion

 The Deco Hanging Thing

The Beer

The Nuts

The outside view

The Mug's Box

The Mugs

So there you have it,

Pictures taken last Sunday of the Rajang Lounge OktoberFest Promotion.....

Should be every Sundays for the month of October.

I think.

Friday, October 15, 2010

To Format or To Troubleshoot

To format or not to format, that is the question.

Over the course of the years, yours truly have been fixing countless PCs and Laptops and so far there has not been a case where yours truly cannot fix. (Of course if the hardware is broken then that is a different story). And no, this is not a post to self brag mmmkay. =p

Just to express that the skills and knowledge if not updated will become obsolete and again the same old saying, "Learning continues until you are six feet under".

Back to the focus of this post. To format or not to format. To troubleshoot or not to troubleshoot. 

There are some so called "experts" who somehow thinks that only amateur or those who don;t know their stuff would resort to formatting PC or Laptop if there are any software related problems. These so called "experts" somehow have the mentality that the "expert" and "professional" way is to troubleshoot the software problem and find a solution to it rather than resort to formatting.

This somehow is misleading. 
The proper way is to diagnose the problem first to determine the severity of the problem on whether if it is software related or hardware related problem. If it is determined that it is software related problem, the next step would be to check whether the problem can be fixed in 3 hours or less or not. For "experts" this should not be a problem as they should be able to determine or estimate the length of time needed to fix the problem.

If it is diagnosed that within 3 hours the problem cannot be solved then the correct way is to just format the PC or laptop. This would save you much precious time rather than wasting time to troubleshoot and in the end still have to format. Normally it takes around 3 hours to backup, format and install all the software required. It would take even less time if the first fresh format and installation is "ghosted" or backup in a DVD (Or few DVDs) using Norton Ghost then using the ghosted DVD to format and reinstall all your previous format. For the uninitiated, Norton Ghost is a disk cloning software that clones your fresh installation after format for easy restore/format in the future. (Less time required)

There, knowing how to determine when to format and when to troubleshoot is very important. Don't just troubleshoot for the sake of troubleshooting to show "expertise" when it consumes a lot of precious time. Time is money you know. Sometimes it would be better to just format if it is diagnosed with intermittent problem that you know will consume more time to troubleshoot and fix compared to formatting. Mmmmmkay?

So, just format the god damn thing already. =p

Or not, if there is no serious problem or data corruption.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Good Photography is Not about the Gear, It's About the Story

Yeah right.......

With out proper gear, how can one tell the story efficiently? Only with a decent gear can one tell a good story.

That being said, a good gear will enable you to tell a better and efficient story. Kapish?

This guy here mentioned that with just mere Iphone, he can capture a photo worthy of a story.

So, the gear doesn't matter eh?

Try to see if at that point of time you got a Nokia 7650 (the first nokia camera phone) and take the same photo. Would it still describe the same story?

Not about the gear.... Yeah Right...

Yours Truly says, it's about the gear and the story and the luck..... Kapish... =p

And by the way, Iphone costs around RM3K here.

One can get even a Nikon D3100 with that kind of pricing.

Not about the gear my fragrance bottom.... Ahem~~~

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Right, so attitude is very important in life. Agree? No?

This would be a series of career/work related posts that should be useful. At least what yours truly thinks.

There are a lot of unemployed graduates especially local graduates and lots has been said on why is it that local graduate are not marketable and doesn't have the quality or skills required. Previous post on local graduates' quality if you wanted to know what yours truly think about that.

So, here I am again on the old but relevant topic. I believe the foremost important aspect to focus on would be the attitude. Attitude towards life and attitude towards work/career.

Your attitude will be the determining factor that determines how successful you will be in your life and career. Of course the know who is very important also in Malaysia..Ahem~~~. So what actually defined as the correct attitude? Everyone would have his or her own definition aye? In yours truly opinion, it is the following:

Being Responsible:
The world does not owe you a living. You yourself have to be responsible for your own life and career success. You have to choice to act upon the choices that you have and mold the path that you wanted to take.

Don't blame anyone if things does not go the way you wanted it to be. Take responsibility towards your life and work and you will be on the correct path.

Positive Thinking:
The mind is a powerful thing that can shape your attitude which will lead to success. Believing that nothing is impossible in your life and career would do wonders and set you on the correct path. Of course don't just jump off a cliff naked in believing that you can actually fly.

That is stupid and suicidal. Believe that any work given or problem that exist can be solved and done. Have confidence and believe in yourself that you can do it. Empty talk without action means nothing. By believing and have confidence in yourself, you are on the path to success.

Positive thinking also means having the "Can Do" attitude. Colleagues who think that the proposed plan cannot be done would be frustrating at times. This will affect the company's morale and influence others on why it cant be done instead of how can it be done efficiently. Don't say no before you even tried to do it. At the very least try to do and if unsuccessful, at the very least you tried your best.

Embrace Failure:
Nobody is perfect. Mistakes happen. You have to learn from your mistakes and only then you will improve. Embrace failure as one of the way to learn by experience. Learning from the mistakes in your work will make you better at your work. Don't complain or blame others or even yourself for your mistakes, admit the mistake, take responsibility and learn from it to move forward.

If you are faced with obstacles or failures, don't ever lose hope and confidence. Never give up as failure cannot be embraced if you give up. Develop a never give up attitude at work and you will have a good work attitude that will contribute to the company.

Abstain from Complaining:
I am sure a lot of you can relate to this. Complaining is very common in every working environment, up to the point that it can be called a 'disease' for it is contagious and will cause negativity. Complaining is a bad habit that must be nipped in the bud. If you are not satisfied with something regarding your work, do bring up to your superior or supervisor.

If your superior or supervisor is the type that does not listen to you then try to explain to him or her that it is important to have the discussion in order to solve the problem or dissatisfaction. Voice out your dissatisfaction to the correct channel instead of the wrong channel as if it falls to the wrong ears, it would even affect your career. Discussing your dissatisfaction is the way to instill a good work attitude instead of complaining.

Working Hard:
There is no short cut to success. One have to work hard by doing extra or going the extra miles to ensure that the work is done with quality and to your best effort. Don't just complete the work given for the sake of completing it. Try to complete the work assigned by giving your best and you will have satisfaction and pride on a job well done.

Willing to Learn:
You have to have the will to self improve. One can never have enough knowledge. By willing to learn and experience, you will be adding value to yourself. The thirst for knowledge will ensure that you will remain relevant and can contribute to your work effective and efficiently. Thus, this will ensure success in your work and life.

Hence, the correct and good attitude is very important that will take you far and be successful. Even if it doesn't, at the very least you will be positive thinking and be happy. Ahem~~~

The following are attitude quotes:

"It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to." ~Annie Gottlier

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~Winston Churchill

"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same." ~Francesca Reigler

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." ~Scott Hamilton

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." ~Ralph Marston

"Believe you can and you're half way there." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." ~ Mary Kay Ash
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. " ~ Thomas Jefferson