In Chun Eng's words...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Flash Flood Havoc

For the first time ever I was locked out of the LRT Station. Date? Aug 25 2006 Time? 2030 Where? Masjid Jamek Putra Station. Why? Due to system failure at Sri Rampai Station and Flash Flood in the heart of the KL city. How? The entrance into the Station was closed. They only allow passengers to leave the station.

And the detail? The roads were flooded earlier due to the river spill from the Klang river nearby. I was walking from my office at that time and the nearer I got to the station, to more muddy the road becomes. Had wanted to take pictures from my phone but I don't have any data cables so I won't be able to upload any here. That's why I didn't take any.

The heavy downpour also caused massive jam everywhere. Cars were practically kissing each other's butt. And since I was told that the LRT system will take approximately 2 hours to be restored, I was looking for alternatives to go home and the only choice are the buses. So I decided to walk towards Central Market to catch a bus and while I was there, I took a short walk around Central Market as well since it's been such a long time I last visited that place. My my, nothing's much has changed but there are definately more new cafes and restaurants since I last remembered.

As I was leaving the place, I then saw LRT trains moving towards the Pasar Seni Station. It wasn't slow moving as reported, so I guess the system's been restored. With the sole of my shoe cover well covered with mud, I walked to the station to catch the train instead. I didn't want to wait for the bus. God knows for how much longer the waiting will take. And finally I got home save and sound.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Humans' incapability to make final decisions

Talking about meeting frustrated clients, dealing with Gov agencies can be harsh at times. They just can't make a fixed, final decision over something and their ideas and thoughts keep on changing. And because of these changes, I had to modify my UI and codes. It's ok if modifications are made once in a while because requirements changes with the time. But for them to request changes, again and again can be well... you should know what I mean.

The only good thing is that this is still in the testing phase. So I could still recall the codes and the business logics. But man, why can't they discussed over themselves, between the operation and the top management before informing us the request and requirements. Haih....

Sex calms nerves before public speaking - study

Sex calms nerves before public speaking - study

Found this article in thestar online early this year but I'd always forget to post it. It's been in draft since January, so I'm posting it now.

Read it from the site.