I just downloaded and patched my Creative Nomad Jukebox's firmware to V2.93 and I can tell you that Creative has finally got something right out for once! Ever since I upgraded my NJB's harddisk from 6GB to 20GB, the darn thing was taking like 3-4 minutes to boot up as opposed to just about 40 seconds with the 6GB. This new firmware takes it back down to 30 seconds. I'm one happy beaver now!
Uhmmm... forgot to mention this way, way earlier but my sister
actually made it to the finals of the Ralph Girl competition. I'll just sit
back and see how the whole thing goes. I just can't stand all the
primping and preening that's going around in the house, not to
mention the mirror hogging as well. You're saying I should be more
supportive of my sister and all that. Well, I AM gonna be supportive
if she wins the whole thing and gets the family on that cruise trip to
Phuket! Heh! We could all use some vacation.
So it turns out that it wasn't the Nimda virus that's causing all the lag
on the ISP network. Saw in the newspaper this morning that apparently
some undersea cables that connects Asia to the US got cut off. As usual,
this has either to do with some fishing trawlers accidentally cutting off
those cables when they drag their nets or those sharks thinking those
undersea fibre-optic cables look rather tasty. I dunno but I seem to
get really restless whenever I have a really bad connection to the 'Net
or even when the electricity goes out. Feels like I can't do anything
much. Shows you how much of my life is dependant on those two
things. I know, I know. I should reprioritize things in my life. I'm
gonna be cleaning my room now...
Even Wes Borland (lead guitarist of Limp Bizkit)
gets it with regards on the recent hate-crimes being targetted at Arab-Americans.
I quote, "People by themselves are smart, but those same
people put into a large group can become very stupid." Reminds me
of this poster
that I really, really wanna get my hands on.
Now this really bites. It seems like everytime there's a new virus
attack around, JARING's
network would just grind to a halt. :( It happened before during the
proliferation of the Code Red virus and I'm guessing this time it's due
to the Nimda
virus (Heh! I just got it! 'Nimda' is 'Admin' spelt backwards! But why?).
C'mon! You're the nation's premier ISP for crying out loud! What
kind of service is this?! This is definitely not what I expect, especially
since I'm PAYING for it. Mind you, I've been a subscriber of theirs since
1996! Looks like I'll be using TIMENet
for a while, at least until Nimda's blown over. I used to use MAXISNet
as my backup ISP but since they've decided to go for the pay model,
TIMENet looks like a good alternative as a backup ISP in case JARING's
connection gets flaky.
Heh! Y'know what? I was working on this site on my laptop and as I
was looking at the page, it looks as if the whole display has some
sorta "3D" feel to it, y'know, the kind where you like put on some 3D
glasses, but you don't have to with this one! I'm not kidding ya! Try
looking at this page using some sorta LCD display from an angle! It's
phat I tell ya!
This article was something that I brought over from my previous website. I like the pictures and I think it makes up for the lack of it throughout this website. For now at least...
Continue to My Initial Ventures Into Photography.
Now here's something that I had high hopes about ever happening,
and when it happened I was pleased to no end. I saw on thenews
just now that U.S. President George W. Bush made a visit to the
Islamic Center in Washington D.C., apparently in the wake of
hate-crimes targeted towards Muslims after the attack on the WTC
and the Pentagon. For him to actually come out in support of the
Muslim Americans is something that I certainly appreciate and respect
him for. Those fuckheads who took the WTC down certainly do not
represent the whole majority of the Muslim community worldwide nor
the true faith of Islam. Click here
for the transcript of his comments.
Aight! After laboring for about three weeks in my spare time, I can
declare that I've hit a milestone as far as the core administration
engine that handles the contents for this website. There are still lots
to do though, i.e. cleaning up codes, tightening up some bits here
and there, idiot-proofing some parts, etc. Hence the reason for it
being at V0.7. I'm gonna make it at V1.0 once it's all done and
perhaps release the source code for it for any of you out there who
might wanna use it for their own. Why? 'Cos I'm nice!
I recently souped up my Creative Nomad Jukebox from its original 6GB capacity to 20GB. Here now I'd like to share the experience with y'all.
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