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Microsoft Vista

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ahh.. another historical moment in history! Microsoft Vista, the operating system replacement for Windows XP, was launched yesterday... worldwide.

Vista is finally here and it has some great new features. Vista changes the way you access your data and changes the way you find documents, music, videos, pictures and everything else you use a computer for.

The operating system's new graphical look is called Windows Aero and brings Vista's look and feel into the 21st century. Think in terms of clean, clear and very user-friendly. There are lots of 3D effects and modern typefaces for the user. In its own way, it's Microsoft's answer to Apple's OS X. Vista's new interface is very, very slick.

If you've noticed, media everywhere is flooded with 'impartial' write-ups, ads, self-annointed pundits parroting PR bilge like it's news, freebies, podcasts, you name it, and all devoted to trying to convince us to buy Vista. But before you rush out of the door with your wallet... there is an issues with the So-called digital rights management (DRM) technology in Vista which gives Microsoft the ability to lock you out of your computer.

Microsoft has defended its use of DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) consumer control, "saying it is only acting on the requests of content rights holders," of which it is of course, a major example. yeah right!

Anyways, old Microsoft habits die hard... here's a pic of a paculiar error with the new oS. It is an error message saying that the operation was completed successfully is just intriguing.

hahaha.. also, it seems that Microsoft Windows Vista has kept the Blue Screen of Death "feature";

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Looks like we're gonna have fun with this new OS aren't we?

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More words of wisdom from Master G

Saturday, January 27, 2007

More words of wisdom from the all wise Master G.

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot.
The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius.

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Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager Episode II

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

PUNY HUMANS! HERE is part 2 of Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager Episode II. Enjoy this VIDEO, MY PUNY HUMAN friends.

If you've missed part 1, Click here!

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Monday, January 22, 2007

What a disastrous weekend! Hahaha.. Qld Roar needed a victory to guarantee a maiden finals berth while Sydney FC simply required a draw. Final score was Qld Roar 1 vs 1 Sydney FC.

Looks like Sydney FC leapfrogs the gutted Qld Roar into the final four thanks to a superior goal difference. To make things worst, Arsenal came from behind to beat Manchester United with two late goals at the Emirates Stadium.

Sub van Persie had cancelled out Rooney's early first-half strike with just seven minutes left, before #$%^&*( Thierry Henry powered in a stoppage-time header to seal a dramatic win for the Gunners.

Despite their defeat in north London, United remain six points clear of Chelsea in second place and 12 ahead of Arsenal, who are fourth. Looks like it's gonna be an exciting few months!

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Two Excellent Match!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

What a weekend this is gonna be... 2 excellent football matchup for the next 2 days, Queensland Roar vs Sydney FC and Manchester Utd vs Arsenal.

Yups, the A-League reaches its climax with 2 remaining teams fighting for a final berth for the grand final playoffs (yups, football here is abit different than that of English Premier League). So... it's a win or nuthin' for Qld Roar. I'll be heading down to the stadium and bringing my trusty camera along to capture the action.

Meanwhile, Manchester United and Arsenal square up to each other for the 200th time in a competitive contest, in what's been billed many times as a "Battle of the Titans". While the Man Utd are going all out for their first Premiership crown in four seasons, the Gunners are lagging some 15 points behind and battling to gain one of the two Champions League qualifying spots.

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2 interesting matchup this weekend...! What else can you ask for?

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Very Wise Master G says...

Friday, January 19, 2007

The very wise Master G says...

A consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.

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Hilarious Karate Instructional video

Thursday, January 18, 2007

GREETINGS my PUNY HUMAN friends! THE GREAT NAVI would like to SHARE this HILARIOUS video ON primitive YOUTUBE.


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Fly Kite, Fly!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

During the Christmas break last year, I FINALLY got to fly my kite I bought during my trip to London. It's a fold-out kite and easy to bring anywhere. :)

Went over to Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast, 40 mins from Brisbane. The weather was gorgeous and the wind condition was perfect. Managed to keep the kite up for around 20 mins after a few attemps.

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Kewl! The only thing is... my face with shades imprint and hands got fried by ths sun after looking up at the kite for too long...nonetheless, it was fun!

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Celebrity Virus

Monday, January 15, 2007

PATHETIC HUMANS! WE meet AGAIN! This time THE GLORIOUS NAVI would like to ASSIST PATHETIC HUMAN FRIEND in identifying potentially DANGEROUS virus.


Ronald Reagan virus: Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.

Mike Tyson virus: Quits after one byte.

Ellen Degeneres virus: Your IBM suddenly claims it's a MAC.

Titanic virus: Makes your whole computer go down.

Disney virus: Everything in the computer goes Goofy.

Foxtel virus: Runs the same programs over and over, week after week after week.

George Bush virus: Finds 'dangerous' files in your computer when it wasn't there in the first place.

Woody Allen virus: Bypasses the motherboard and turns on a daughter card.

Linda Tripp virus: Makes copies of your personal files and forwards them to the authorities.

Dick Cheney virus: Runs quietly in background mode but doesn't appear to really do much of anything.

LOST virus: Ask you to key in 4 8 15 16 23 42 every 108 minutes.

Jerry Seinfeld virus: Program about nothing that exits when you're really enjoying it.

Pee Wee Herman virus: Exposes your confidential files to everyone.

Arnold Schwarzenegger virus: Terminates and stays resident. It'll be back.

24 virus: All your program starts counting down.

Pussycat dolls virus: Has no real function, but makes a pretty desktop.

Donald Trump virus: Sends an automated 'You're Fired!' message after you mark each of your task 'complete'.

Telstra virus: Every 3 minutes it tells you what great service you are getting.

Kylie Minogue virus: Cancels all your scheduled appointments.

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Wise words from Master G

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The wise Guru G says...
Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?!"

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It's a Wii wourld out there!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Most of you already know that I got myself a Wii a couple of weeks back... after waiting for AGES for the launch...

I've finally got my Wii...

I must say I was really impressed with the technology of the console... and we had tonnes of fun inviting friends over for a few games and so far.. everyone had a ball!

Everyone (including me) was moving, waving the Wiimote around like monkeys! hahaha.. we had a four player session and it was HILARIOUS just watching people play!

I reckon Nintendo did not expect the console to be this popular... it was sold out in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. Seriously... you can't find the nunchuck attachement anywhere here in Brisbane. MAD!

The most amazing thing is Wii outsold the PS3 almost everywhere... Forums around the net are having a field day bashing the PS3 with reports that there are ample stock of PS3 with Wii on the endangered spicies list... no one seem to be able to get it from anywhere!

The secret of success of the Wii is that Nintendo managed to convert non-gamers to have fun with the console... it's easy... just pickup and swing. From this him...

to them...

... even her!

No more complicated buttons or inverted looking games. Anyone can play...

I wonder how long will this trend last? Found a hilarious video on youtube which practically sums up my feelings for the Wii.. hahaha... Watch as this dude's Wii Tennis enthusiasm gradually declines and then reclines into an armchair of lethargy.

Sweeping social statement regarding humanity at large, or an amusing jab at the wagging favorite machine? Either way, Wii I would say have changed the course of console gaming... for the better.
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Moron applies for a job but got famous instead

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It's interesting how news spread nowadays with the internet. Web developer Amir Saffar of Canada was trying to apply for a job in Dubai and became famous instead... for the wrong reason.

Here's how not to apply for a job:

From: Amir Saffar
Sent: 02 December 2006 01:22
To: Amir Saffar
Subject: multimediator/web designer position
Amir Saffar

To Whom It May Concern:
I am a web developer/designer with experience in designing corporate, commercial, retail, and business web systems. With more than 6 years experience designing Internet/multimedia systems professionally in a production environment, I could be a valuable asset to your web design and multimedia team.
Managing projects, task delegation, and client relations have been necessary skills at my previous employment positions. These have always been tasks that I excel at and enjoy.
My experience in web site consultation critiquing usability, functionality, aesthetics, and search engine placement can help clients with their existing web content by introducing them to innovative and cost-effective solutions.

My enthusiasm, creativity, communication skills and ability to work without supervision are my strong points. I have extensive design experience using Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, VB, C#, SQL, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, 3dsMax, and other programs. I would be able to create a dynamic company presence for you on the Internet.

I am currently on vacation for two months in the region. Since I have a Canadian passport, traveling to the UAE would not be an issue for me at all. I also have to mention that since I have lived in a multicultural country and because of my background, I have been trained to work with people who have different cultures and backgrounds. Therefore I hope my experience in this field could be a valuable asset to your company.
I would welcome an opportunity to discuss my qualifications and experience in greater detail. I am available for an interview at your convenience.


Mike Platts wrote:
Hi Amir
Thanks for sending us your CV - we’d certainly be interested in speaking with you. Just to clarify, are you planning to visit Dubai during your vacation? If not, perhaps we can arrange to speak over the phone.
Mike Platts
Creative Partner, North55 Dubai


From: Amir Saffar
Sent: 11 December 2006 00:18
To: Mike Platts
Subject: RE: hi again
Hi again,
I guess people work for free in Dubai. Am I correct!??

take care


Mike Platts wrote:

Sorry, you’ve completely lost me there…how did I imply that people ‘work for free’ in Dubai?


From: Amir Saffar
To: Mike Platts
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 9:11 PM
Subject: RE: hi again

it’s very simple Mike. You are interested in my profile and i wanted to know how much you were able to pay. no response means: you either can’t pay that much,
or you only hire indians and pakistanis who don’t ask for a good salary.
but dude, i am neither indian or paki and i have never worked for less than
2000 usd/month. You got it now!?



Mike Platts wrote:

Jesus, that’s some chip you’ve got on your shoulder there pal. Before the email I received on 11th December, I’d only gotten one from you - the first, which included your CV. As far as I can see, it didn’t mention money. If you sent another after that, then sorry, but I didn’t get it, which is why I didn’t reply.
Anyway, it’s all worked out well. I wouldn’t want a bigotted arsehole like you working with us, and I’m sure that the Indians and Pakis who work at North55 - most of whom earn more than US$2,000 a month, some by a factor of three - are glad that they won’t have to put up with your small-minded bullshit either. The Brits, South Africans and Canadians will probably be pretty cock-a-hoop too.
Best of luck finding a job in Dubai - I’m sure you’ll get exactly the kind of position you deserve.


From: Amir Saffar
To: Mike Platts
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 10:39 PM
Subject: got it?

i’m sending this e-mail twice. i wanna make sure you get it this time!!

2000 USD/month is a joke bro. I got paid that much when I graduated from College/without any exp.
I’m pretty sure most of you guys work at coffee shops when you finish your work at the studio.
What doesn’t make sense to me is, why would a guy from N America or Europe want to work for that amount. Perhaps you’ve had a low paid job back home and you are satisfied with 2000 USD! weren’t you a cleaner/or a security guard…Mike!?


From: Mike Platts
To: Amir Saffar
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 1:41 AM
Subject: Fw: got it?
You really are an irritating little troll aren’t you? You can barely write English, and you seem to have a problem reading it too. So I’ll break it down for you: not. wanted. here.
Now fuck off.
All the best,
PS - I’ve taking the liberty of copying some of my colleagues in the industry here, just in case they too should have the misfortune of hearing from you. I’m sure they’d be kind enough to forward it on to their pals, too, and with any luck you’ll be back fucking moose in time for Christmas. (Oh, and by the way, if you’re such hot shit, why the reluctance to include a link to any of your work in your CV? So you’ve got six years’ experience - big deal. You don’t seem to have been able to hold down a job for too long - or were they short-term cleaner/security guard contracts?)


From: Amir Saffar
To: Mike Platts
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 11:06 AM
Subject: Re:

by the way,
Mike you were either a
1. Security Guard
2. Cleaner
3. On Welfare
4. had a criminal background, so you couldn’t get a job back home
5. a bad designer who never worked for a real company. One of those guys who is a pain in the ass in the production team.

who knows, maybe one day you’ll be working for people like me if you ever decide to return to Europe or N America. * I guess would lose the job within 3 months.

good luck Mike.


[Mike] wrote:

Congratulations - you’re famous:

Much Love,



From Amir Saffar:

Don’t you really have anything else to do, other than forwording useless e-mails to other people and writting a blog. Dude, if you work at a pro company, you don’t even have time to drink coffee. you are not a pro!! that’s it. and your e-mails are going to the garbage bin from now.

take care
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Moscow Traffic

Monday, January 08, 2007

Whoah! If you guys think the traffic in KL is bad... check this out! This photo shows the traffic condition in Moscow!

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Imagine 7 lanes on each sides and it's bumper to bumper... yikes! At least if you work around the area, you can laze around until the traffic ease and be back by dinner!

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ummm... maybe not.
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Wise words from Guru G

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The all Wise Guru G says...

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more. Friend or Money!
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Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager Episode I

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

PUNY HUMANS! THE GREAT NAVI wishes you a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR! May this year BE filled with JOY and HAPPINESS... like mE the GREAT NAVI! bwahahahah...!

I'VE been SCOURING the great Earth archive, youtube again and I found my GOOD FRIEND VADER here on THIS PUNY PLANET.

Check this HILARIOUS video out!

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