Month: November 2003

Exclusively yours

I call it a reverse-colonial trend. First, Indian curries became popular fare in the UK. Now it looks like some British parents are becoming more like Singaporeans – at least, in one aspect. In a bit to ensure their children get into the best primary schools, parents have resorted to moving house, using relatives’ addresses, …

Alpha Live

I went for the Alpha talk at Fullerton Hotel to see Nicky Gumbel. He was good. Funny. Took photos with new phone. Don’t have laptop, so can’t beam it, and am too tired to take out the multimedia card in my phone and connect it to PC, so no photos for now. Realised that if …

Cost-effective web tips

After the useit.com redesign competition comes a proposal to redesign Slashdot. Also useful to read if you’re thinking of reformatting your company website into something a little more compliant and semantic. And here’s the book we’ve been waiting for: Carrie Bickner’s Web Design on a Shoestring. A positive Digital Web magazine review here. Considering the …

Heal my computer

Last night, after starting, my computer detected new hardware. Strange, because I hadn’t inserted any. It was my ethernet controller. Hmph, I thought, maybe it was loose and got reconnected again. Anyway, my internet connection was up and I didn’t give it another thought – until this morning, when the hardware in question decided to …

Comic feeds

I haven’t, honest-to-goodness for the life of me, had time to review my favourite newsfeeds since I started work again. I nearly had to skip one friend’s wedding this weekend because of contractor problems (but I made it, hallelujah), and nearly forgot about an ex-colleague’s forthcoming wedding, AND I forgot the birthday of one of …