Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chart Topping

I have yet bested myself this semester. I have an accumulated 8 hours of class which I skipped so far. My best run so far. Here's how it sums up:

1. Reading = 3 hrs
2. Creative = 3 hrs
3. Curriculum = 1 hrs
4. Research = 1 hrs

Last semester, I did 4 hours. In my 3rd semester, I did 1 hour (it was phonetics). i dont know if that's worth mentioning.

I don't how long I'm gonna keep topping myself. "WHERE IS THE ROOF ON THIS THING?"

Monday, September 22, 2008

Huzen the Super Pyro

It was a well wasted weekend. I spent most of the time playing Team Fortress 2. I've been playing so much that I can hardly get it out of my head. It rings in my head when I'm idle, see them in my sleep and suspiciously suspecting a spy to be in every corner. I have accumulated a large amount of steam for the past few weeks. Conveniently, the game helps me blow a portion of the steam away. There was a lot of excitement playing around local public servers.

I've been playing between two servers: Starhub (based in Singapore) and Boleh VPN All-Talk (Malaysian). It was a distinct experience playing between the two. Players at Starhub are the usual players. Skilled and very competetive. The work well with others and they are the usual ethical bunch. Playing at VPN is another story.

I was in second place. One of my best runs. Me team-player.

VPN players are, let's say, lively. I think its because this is the only server that allows All-Talk (it allows to voice chat). First of all, they are very skilled - reminds me the first time i played the game and I played in this server. Second, the guys playing in this server are a funny bunch. Most of the time I played, I'll hear some funny tidbits from the voice chat. How one of them squeal like a little girl in a desperate attempt to escape from being pummeled or burned to death. And then there's the occasional "Owh my gog!". "You don't mess with NyamO (nyamuk i guess). Also, I find it amusing to hear their running commentary while playing the game. From time to time, they also provide advice to me. Seeing im a such a noob, one will lead me by being a medic behind me and signal for an uber when necessary. Its quite fun playing with these guys, fun with all the jokes and being creative in our tactics (or just plain stupid).

Pushing the cart. With a taunt.

Team Fortress 2 is a great game but the real fun lies in the people you play with. Its not all about the skills but its how you play the game that adds the colour. Yeah, I do enjoy a competetive game from time to time but its rather enjoyable to be playing with your own set of fun rules and have evrybody follow suit - ( there was once when the whole server of 20 people played melee - no weapons - just because I requested it. We were punching, batting, axing our brains out.)

I just torched a spy.

Monday's here. Back to earth and to the usual, again. OMG. A 4-page Literature Review due Tuesday and I barely started. What do I do?!

Friday, September 19, 2008


OMG! Article Review for Research Methods due before 5 pm today! Must not click STEAM icon.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Prove me wrong

Most big city people are assholes.

God Almighty, please prove me wrong. Please.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Last Dinosaur 2

I don't have the slightest ideas why is this video called "the last dinosaur" (probably dude's with the skillz have extinct?). Its just amazing that i had to post it. Credits to the author of this video for the high quality cinematography and cool techno music. A tribute to a classic tournament.

According to Williams and Moran (1989):

" Skills are abilities which has been automaticized and operates largely subconcious..."

What you're going to see in this video are people who are skillful in their trade. Like superskillful. Most of the footage has been set to slow-mo so we can see whats going on and what technique is being used. These players have amazing reflex and a quick mind. Everything happens in a rush where the players demonstrate their ability of decision making at blinding speeds.

The real difference between ordinary gamers and the pro-gamers does not lie in their accuracy and speed: its how much you know about the game and how creative you are in unleashing the unexpected.

Seriously, using concussion grenades to get in to capture a flag and get come i didn't think of that?!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


There is hope for a poor-penniless-bastard-on-a-budget like me. This is Crysis on a laptop with AMD Athlon 800 mhz, 1 GB RAM, and a 64 MB video card. I could live for another year or two without spending big.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Is it a virus? Or just plain funny?

Computer viruses can be the source of grievances for many. It is treated with contempt and often with extreme prejudice (extreme prejudice through the numerous time re-formats and the paranoid of plugging your USB drive into someone else's computer).

Then again, I found some viruses can be quite amusing. Recently, a virus made its way through in Najib's laptop. It could be serious, it could be annoying and most of all, it can be funny. Yeah, you read it right. FUNNY.

I'm not sure if the virus tampers with files but it does something hilarious. Everytime Najib wants to point the mouse cursor over to his My Computer icon on the desktop, the icon moved. Yes, it moves away. No, let's say, it evaded the cursor. Like an inch away. Najib again tries to point - thinking he might clicked by mistake - and it evaded him again. LOL!

The funniest part is when it quickly turns into a cat-and-mouse chase trying to click the icon (well, a mouse-and-icon chase actually). It was really funny and we spent minutes laughing as we tried to chase the icon across the screen. I was like:

"Jib, kalau ko dapat detect tu virus jangan dulu ko delete ah. Saya mo save dalam pendrive. Siuk tu".

I was wondering if I could plant a few in computers in our classroom. It could be good for a few laughs. Imagine when someone wants to do presentation, with the LCD on, frantically chasing icons. Lecturers are possible victims too.

Then again, its still a computer virus. At the time writing this, we still have not identified the virus and its actual behaviour also still unknown.

Hope Najib tells me before deleting. It could be a good keep. I used to have an old pendrive where I keep a sample of Brontok.wmmd and some other virus i cant remember.

Friday, September 12, 2008


I am beginning to suffer.

Why? Because I procrastinated.

Its in my system.

Don't procrastinate. Once you do, its hard to go back.


This is not suffering. This is a fish.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Retail Therapy

Went shopping with frens yesterday. Bought expensive stuff that I dont really need. Now, I'm experiencing mixed feelings of guilt, glee, regret and joy. With dat money, I could buy a lot of other stuff. Stuff I really need like new shoes, clothing and some underpants. Thank goodness that its fasting month and I don't have to spend money for lunch

No baju raya for me this year.

Eric bought a new kick ass keyboard (tamau kalah la tu!), wawan bought a new headphone and we all bought webcams!..........what am I supposed to do with webcam? Indiscriminate spending, again!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Burnout: A Newer Low

Last semester was the starting point for this suckiness I'm going through. This semester is no different. I think it has just gotten worse. Last semester, it took six weeks into the semester for me to realize that i need to study (or do any work whatsoever). This semester? 8 weeks. 8 goddamn weeks. Now, i'm beginning to feel the smelly heat of my negligence. And I'm going to suck balls really hard, like last semester.

First, I failed my curriculum test. Second, I got average score for my Methodology in Reading (6/10). I thrashed my sociolinguistic test by not answering a 10-point worth question, now I'm waiting for the announcement of my failure. I'm left far behind in my creative writing assignments. Oh yeah, I even botched my Research test. I don't know whats going on in my literature class. The only thing I did right was my French role-play (Thanks Khai. For the last minute adjustments - sorry couldn't help you finalize our script).

It seems that I'm experiencing something known as BURNOUT. Some of the symptoms are like the following:

1. I am lazier than ever (sorry Jazlan, Kich, and others). I'm always late. And my attendance is something to be worried about.

2. I'm not paying attention in class. I let my mind wander. Even if I did, only for a brief moment and I won't understand anything. My brain refuses to learn.

3. I'm not really enthusiastic about anything now. Food does not excite me anymore. Eating is just a burden that I have to go through.

4. Review? What review?

5. I keep feeling depressed and always moody. I may not be listening to what you're trying to say to me. Please repeat what you said. Sorry.

6. I want to go HOME. Now.

There are times when I feel like giving up. If I could take a semester off because I don't want to learn anymore. My academic life is like a wheel: so many ups an downs. I did good in PMR and sucked in SPM. I sucked in my Foundation then rocked in my First Year. Now, sailing through fifth sem, I start to suck and go all QQ and stuff like that.

IM TIRED OF EVERYTHING!!! I wanna go away!!!........*whine whine rant rant*

Its feels like I'm going to fail a subject this sem. But that could be a good thing - I might have to extend a semester :)

Academics is not the only thing I do in life. I have other things too. Its just so important for some plan I have in the future.

I just hope the long fall is going to give a huge momentum at the end of the fall to uphill again.......