I’m Pro

December 13, 2006 at 10:52 pm (Announcement, Blogroll, Tech)

Yeap – it’s official.

I’m been put in charge of a tech blog that’s being run by my company. Seeing the sucess (both in terms of editorial content and advertising revenue) of other techblogs around the world like Engadget, Gizmodo, The Register and The Inquirer, it was only a matter of time before my company went back to its internet roots.

I’ve always been a fan of blogging since my highschool days, where I had to do everything in notepad and upload them to the shit we now call GeoCities, and then moving on to the community gaming blog – Challenge-MY. Being an avid blogger myself, I welcomed the project with open arms.

Hell, I’ve got a great team to work with so I’m guessing that this’ll be quite a breeze too!

Team members:

Editor – Chan Wern Shen
Sub Editor – Chan Wern Shen
Senior Writer – Chan Wern Shen
Writer – Chan Wern Shen
Technical Person -Vijay a.k.a Low Yatt . Net founder

Told you it was a great team! I guess I won’t be having deadline problems with my staff eh? LOL!

Anyways, as usual I’m always open to suggestions and of course contributions (all of which will be credited accordingly, of course). But then again, before sending shit over take note of the “Top 3 questions not to ask me:”.

Top 3 questions not to ask me:

1.

Q: Do you get paid extra to do this?

A: Not yet, only because I just started on this project today. I see it as a great suppliment to my magazine and I guess if I can develop it then I’ll probably ask for a raise during my next appraisal. *hint to bosses who read this blog*

2.

Q: Can be a writer for that blog?

A: Sure. But not just yet. The blog is still new, and I have to work out how contributions will go.

3.

Q: Who chose that fucking domain?

A: It wasn’t me.

Now with all that cleared up, I proudly present you with the TechUpdater! It’s still new, so give me a chance ok?

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Empty cans

December 12, 2006 at 1:35 pm (Announcement, Craps, Tech)

Usually sound the loudest.

I guess that means I’m not really empty then rite?

My colleagues have noted my sudden quietness in the office, as have some of my friends. I guess it’s not the end of the world though. I still have my work, I still have my family and of course I still have my friends.

I got myself quite a week lined up here, so it looks like work, work and more work – which usually I would be bitching about, but this time around I’m welcoming it with open arms.

I got a work trip (heh,I love saying that) to Langkawi lined up next Tuesday so I pretty much got to get all my shit done by then, cos boss is leaving back to Australia on the 22nd. That leaves me with 5 working days to complete a truck load of Stuff (no pun intended).

Once I’m back, I’m off to Kuching for my yearly pilgramage. I was supposed to come up with a whole itinerary for the Pan clan, but honestly, the combination of my workload and my apathy meant that the idea of putting responsibility on my shoulders was doomed from the start. I’ll only be back on the 29th, so I guess I’ll spend the week drinking cheap beer and running off to Damai beach every now and then. I’ll definately drop by Zing, and maybe check out Links. No idea what else to do back there so if anyone has anything interesting to do in Kuching, please please drop me a line.

Gwen has left KL, and will actively seeking a job in Singapore. Today is only the second day since she’s left, so I’m putting up pretty well. She’ll be back in KL for New Years Eve, so if any of you guys want to meet up with her, then that’s the time.

Oh, did I mention that I’m turning pro? Yeap. By the end of the week, I’ll be a Senior Writer cum Professional Blogger. LOL. Sounds good, don’t it?

Well, here’s the deal – my big boss has decided to start a network of blogs covering all sorts of topics. I’ll be the technology blog updater, and since I’m the only one who’s going to be actively working on this project, I guess I’m the boss for this one! Hah! I don’t know if I can let you guys know the URL yet, but if you’re resourceful and observant enough, you’ll probably have guessed it already.

He want’s it to be Engadget and Gizmodo-ish, which means I’ll get to bang shit anyway I like. I LIKE! :)

Oh well. I guess that’s all for now. It’s back to work for this not-so-empty can.

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Today’s forecast

December 12, 2006 at 10:23 am (Craps, GY 白 TULAN)

FUCKED.

I woke up to find my notebook’s LCD all trippy. It had lines flying up and down and round and round. FUCK. I managed to get it to work with my monitor, but still… what’s the fucking use of carrying around a notebook when you cant use it.

Mahai… if I want to fix it, it’s probably gonna cost me a fucking bomb.

TULAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We’re all going to HELL

December 11, 2006 at 4:05 pm (Craps, GY 白 TULAN)

A new priest at his first mass was so nervous that he could hardly speak. After mass, he asked the Monsignor how he had done.

The Monsignor replied, “When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I start to get nervous, I take a sip.”

The next Sunday, he took the Monsignor’s advice. At the beginning of the sermon when he got nervous, he took a drink. He proceeded to talk up a storm. Upon his return to his office after mass, he found the following note on the door:

Sip the vodka; don’t gulp.
There are 10 commandments, not 12.
There are 12 disciples, not 10.
Jesus was consecrated, not constipated.
Jacob wagered his donkey; he did not “bet his ass.”
We do not refer to Jesus Christ as the late J.C.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not referred to as daddy, junior, and the spook.
David slew Goliath; he did not kick the shit outta him.
When David was hit by a stone and knocked off his donkey, don’t say he was stoned off his ass.
We don’t refer to the cross as the “Big T.”
When Jesus broke the bread at the last supper, he said, “Take this and eat it for it is my body.” He did not say “Eat me.”
The Virgin Mary is not called “Mary with the cherry.”
The recommended grace before a meal is not “Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub, yeah God.”
There will be a taffy pulling contest at St. Peter’s, not a Peter pulling contest at St. Taffy’s.

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I love lunch

December 7, 2006 at 2:17 pm (Craps, Useless Information)

Since my return to Stuff Towers, my daily lunch ritual has pretty much been set in stone. I don’t eat at the same restaurant every day, if that’s what you’re thinking, but rather I follow the same procedures in fulfilling my one hour lunch break.

Usually, my lunch process starts before 12pm. I get into a confracall-ish discussion with a couple of my colleagues about where to eat. We usually decide by 12.30pm and proceed to the designated restaurant in Mid Valley.

After lunch proper, we head down to P1 on the context of “paying for parking ticket”. However, before we can reach level P1, we have to brave through crowds of la mei‘s (thats hot chicks for you non-chinese speaking ones) and the hoard of free loaders hanging around just off the escalators to level LG.

Two days ago, I couldn’t help to wonder what the FUCK all these free loaders were after, and went undercover. With my expertly crafted freeloader uniform on, I blended into the crowd effortlessly, and within seconds was approached by a Santa-hat cladding promoter girl.

She pushed a basket into my face offering me a taste of what she had to offer. Personally, I was hoping for one of two things:

1) Wads and wads of cash.
2) The key card to her room in Boulevard Hotel and a complimentary one hour session of Christmas lovin’

I started to wonder, and wonder, and wonder, until Mr. Gui proudly pronounced that “This bread is damn steam weh!”.

BREAD?! WTF?!!

But yeah, since I’m a sucker for free food tryouts (i.e. nuggets and sausages and instant noodles @ supermarkets), I helped myself to a piece of the Bologna Gion bread.

BAD MISTAKE SUCKER!

Ever since that moment, there has been no turning back. It has become part of our daily lunch ritual and it can never be stopped now. Well, at least until they decide to stop feeding freeloaders like us and pack up shop. Oh, did I mention that that shit costs like RM18 per loaf? Hell yeah.

OK. So enough about the heavenly bread (rates above Roti Boy, which was once bestowed with the priviledge of tasting like “a bite of heaven”), and lets get on with the lunch ritual.

We will then proceed to the stall rite next to the bread place and indulge in a cone of RM1 Yogi Yogi Mixed flavor ice cream.

With cone in hand, we proceed to the escalator to level P1 and pay our parking fees.

The collection of the payment recipts marks the end to our hour long adventure into the wonderful world we call “Lunch Hour”.

We walk back to the office and get on with our work.

The rest is quite boring, so I’ll give it a rest.

FUCK.

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By the way, this is what that bread stall looks like.

Go bananas boys.

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New in Stuff Towers

December 6, 2006 at 2:56 pm (Tech)

What’s better than a spankin’ new Palm Treo 750v?

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Well, here’s a hint…

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How’s about two Palm Treo 750v’s?

 

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Spot on Sherlock.

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Get the lawyers

December 4, 2006 at 11:17 am (Craps, Useless Information)

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