Saturday, August 29, 2009

Grad school (Part 1): AI is blowing me away!

Well, so far at least. So today marks the beginning of my second semester here in UKM. I can't wait for this nightmare to end. 3 more sems to go... hinnnnssssss hinnsss hinss..

Anyway, the AI course - I like the lecturer already, she encourages us to use open source in doing assignments. And she'll tailored the assignments to fit the background of her students. One thing that I like is that she'll fail anyone who doesn't submit assignments even though it carries 40%.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh noesss!

My favourite pair of shouzzzzzeee-ah.

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The sole... hampir tertanggal... uwaa!!

I feel like crying. In this no-man-land here, cobblers are nowhere to be seen....uhuks!

And I have yet to buy that new black heels for work.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blah post

I just want to say the office is freeeeaaakin' freeeezin' ok. It's so cold that it deserves this blog post heh.

Seriously, if there's a bench outside, I'd go and do my work there. This is just, brrr... like living in North Pole. I bet North Pole is actually warmer. My mom has been saying that my body temperature has gone up. I think it's trying to adapt this harsh heartless environment, who knows.

I feel like bringing over my blanket and wrap myself in it and be at peace.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Of needing quiet space at work

PH, the new guy, has lend me a book Joel on Software (by Joel Spolsky) which I force myself to read every morning 1/2 hour in the office before I do anything else. Thank PH! Looks like it's going to be a good read. I'm currently on how to find great developers chapter. So the book basically lists down what are the things developers usually look for in an employer. One of them, surprise surprise, is private offices. Of course not many company can do this for many reasons, and not every developers care about it, but I find myself relating to that topic quite easily.

Private offices deemed to increase a developer's productivity, and by private he means a room with closed door, has window, and has a nice view. I think traditional employers will see that as just too much and that it will spoil their employees rotten. Well, see, private offices for developers is kinda new concept here in Malaysia (I guess?) and sometimes it's not totally in our hands - sometimes the people up there will think it's a waste of money. You know what, whatever, it feels so nice to be backed up like that coz I did blog about this last time. So you know I'm not crazy. Just a moment ago I felt like giving my thoughts on this but may come out so biased as I will talk from employee's point of view so for the time being I'll just keep it to myself.