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December 18, 2006


Hmm December, holiday season. Went on a holiday. First time in 3 years, went on a holiday. Right here in used to be sunny Singapore.

Previously, I used to book through an agent for my room. Nowadays, the hotels are going direct and you can book rooms throught their website. Even if you got your confirme room through the agent, it is recommended to call the hotel to confirm the booking. Otherwise you might be out of a room when you turn up.

Overall the exprience is great. Recommend it for anyone that can't get away for long periods.

December 15, 2006

Army food

Or more accurately known as Meals Ready to Eat or MRE. Some people swear the real name is Meals Rejected by Ethiopians. Doctors called it Meals Require Enemas.

In fairness, MREs have come a long way. I was told that the first few versions were really terrible. Just sardines, biscuits (hard tack) and lemonade powder. Lemonade powder with sardines became assam fish. Yeah tried eating that cold while maintaining a ready watch, ie. lying prone in mud. A few friends told me that is enough to put you off sardines forever.

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December 12, 2006

Why I blog?

I was running the query in Google to see why should one blog. There were several answers to the question, from identifying with one's tribe to the more existential ones like Sandhill Trek:

Herman Melville put it best when he said, "We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results." A perfect description of blogging, don't you think?

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December 5, 2006

SSL enabled non default Outlook Web Access (OWA)

Having problems with your SSL enabled Outlook Web Acess website? Does the SSL port number keeps disappearing from your Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager?

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December 4, 2006

Just how many .Per.sg domains are there?

PER.sg is a very Singpaorean phenomenon. Invented by IDA to increase the number of personal webpages without all the papework required of COM.sg or even stricter ORG.sg I have always wondered if there are any other websites on .per.sg domain. So running a Google search reveals all.

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