23 September 2017

随兴随想


前天开始一直想写篇文章,更新我的部落格,但总是不知道该写些什么。

其实这样的情况还蛮懊恼的喽…

昨晚晚餐后情人老婆仔说了一句话,我想记下来,所以有了这篇文章的概念。

这几天家里很热闹,情人的家人们,除了阿妹和她老公都来了。

过去两晚的晚餐都是十多人的一大桌,除了家人外也还有他们很亲的朋友,可以说也像他们的家人那样的朋友。

昨晚岳母和情人一起煮了海鲜餐,有鱼、虾、螃蟹、蚌类。

在自己家里,很热闹的一餐。

过后不怎么爱吃海鲜的老婆仔说:

这一餐已经吃完一整年海鲜的分量。

我笑笑,还好啦,我可没有不爱吃海鲜嘞…



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19 September 2017

Sensitive phone


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Caveman vs mobile phone series: |1| |2| |3| |4| |5| |6| |7| |8| |9|

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March 2016 to September 2017, that's how long I have been using my second smartphone. A disappointingly short period of time compared to my first smartphone, and I still didn't get any smarter...

I had four days off thanks to replacement holidays, the first three days I just stayed home and did nothing, today I actually had things to do out, and of course the phone decided to quit this morning.

Bollocks.

I actually like the second smartphone, it is more than sufficient for my need and it has not given me any problem, until today. It hang this morning after I turned it on, and refused to start up after I did a hard reboot. It just quit like that and my limited revival skill failed to resuscitate it.

Interesting enough, the first thing that came to my mind was what a colleague friend said last Friday during lunch, when he was cheating the game EverWing on his phone.

When I said I don't play game on smartphone or tablet (because I am not a touchscreen as game control fan), he said that's because my smartphone is too lousy and outdated.

I don't deny that I have cheap phone, I am actually quite proud of my sensibility. I am one of those who thinks expensive phones are ridiculously jacked up, making them absolutely poor value for money, and are just the silly luxury and perk of the rich.

I am not rich, and I like to think I am sensible.

But I guess the phone doesn't like being bad-mouthed. Phones have feelings too! Especially these smart ones.

In Mandarin there is a saying: crow mouth, someone who said something bad about a certain thing and jinxed it. So I am blaming that colleague friend! =P


Anyway, it's good to have in-laws who pass down their old smartphones. Wifey has a couple ready hand-me-downs for me as replacement, I picked the Samsung Duos, the dual SIM is handy on the rare occasion when I am on business trip.

As a veteran of one smartphone transfer and set up, this second time is no big deal. =)

Smartphone 4 : Caveman 2


18 September 2017

番薯


这几天觉得自己很番薯。

四天假期过了三天,整天无所事事。

或许不该说无所事事,毕竟看书、玩电脑、和睡觉就是我喜欢做的事。

是宅男宅女就会明白的啦。

而且也没有计划要做些什么的嘛…

但就是感觉怪怪的。

觉得自己很颓废。



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15 September 2017

That annoying EverWing spam


If you are a Facebook user and have a decent amount of friends, then you probably received some notifications from a Facebook Messenger game called EverWing, which currently has 12 million players according to the game splash screen.

Most does not seem to mind these notifications, or simply couldn't care less, but there are some who find them annoying.

I concur. They are spams really.

And I am also guilty of causing some of them. Got a bit carried away yesterday, sorry...

A friend broke me out of it sending a link about turning off EverWing notification. That's when I finally pause to think about it and realised I have been spamming.

Da horror! >_<

So ashamed of myself... for I really hate spam and scorn spammers with a passion.

Now I am one. Bollocks.

The friend suggested me to stop playing before I get on people's nerve (misspelled as nerf but I understand). Hmm... that's like asking those who like to post selfie, post food photos, post disturbing images, post political stuff, or caused all those cosplayers' photos to show up in Facebook to stop what they are doing, since they inevitably get on the nerve of those who dislike these things.

Oh well, the friend meant well, and I did spammed (da horror!), so I did some searching and reading online to see if there is any way around this.

Looks as if Facebook is not going to do anything about it, complaints filed months ago went unanswered. Probably because that's the intention of the game, spreading through notifications to attract more players.

Bummer.

Anyway, for those who are enjoying the game but annoyed by the notifications, here's a quick guide to turn off the notifications. Oh, the following images are from Windows PC version of Facebook Messenger since I am not a touchscreen fan. The mobile version should have similar options.

turn it off from the Facebook messenger group you are playing EverWing with

A quick shortcut to step 2:

 

As for not spamming the non-players, I only have partial solution since the game designed it into the Tournament Mission. The challenge player portion is the one that probably still need to spam someone (unless you skip it, which is a valid option), but the invite friend/group part is where I came up with a solution.

Just clone your existing EverWing playing group into many groups! =)

Well, just create new groups with the same players and ask them to only invite group from these cloned groups. Turn the notifications off, of course. =P

See the second image above, the one with the shortcut to step 2, all those dummy# groups are for this purpose. ^_^

Be nice to others, stop the spam.



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11 September 2017

Random Thoughts


A third of September over.

Guess I will skip the impormptu resolution for this month as well.

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Reading speed has picked up.

Well, should say that my reading speed is back to the norm.

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series was a real damper.

Don't know what all the fuss is about, perhaps it's just the television series, because the novels are really just so so and a lot of same old same old.

Anyway, don't think I will hit my thirty books a year target.

Meh!

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Almost examination time, so it's a war zone at home.

Another heated morning, the 'bad cop' (me) needed to use the cane.

At lunch, when emotions were settled, I gave the kids a heart to heart talk.

Told them the importance of education, of having good grades, of being a good person.

Told them about the progression in education, how it's related to the kind of job they can get.

Told them about job searching, about resume, about reference, about interview, and about learning and application of knowledge in life, not just answering exam question.

Told them the sacrifice wifey is making, and why I am disappointed and angry when they not only do not appreciate what their mom is doing, go further to say nasty things to hurt her.

Don't know if any of it sunk in.

Probably just wasted my breath as right after lunch the shouting and scolding resumed.

*Sigh...*

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Don't know why I am still playing that Facebook messenger game...

The lack of content, the luck based and the long grind, part of the reason I do not play smartphone or tablet games, because they are pretty much all like this.

Yet I am still playing it.

Wonder when will I give up?



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09 September 2017

Heterochromia iridis


According to NIH, heterochromia iridis is a condition characterized by abnormalities of the iris (the coloured part of the eye).

The way I explain it is: different colour eyes lah. =P

image source

After being repaired due to the accident last month, the front lights of my car are now of different colour.

One sparkly brand new white, one the aged yellow tint, like having cataract.


Does anyone know a good way to clean or clear the tint from the old light?



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06 September 2017

Stressor


In two weeks time, there will be two holidays in the work week.

Well, one of it is a replacement holiday that my company chooses to have on Monday.

There is an unconfirmed rumour that maybe my company will replace the SEA Games win holiday in that week as well, making it a two working days week.

Sweet!

I was seriously thinking about taking that remaining days off to make a full week holiday.

Well, that's before I brought it up with wifey.

Because her immediate reaction was: "No! Too stressful for me."

Got to say I am absolutely crushed by that immediate reaction.

Me being home is stressful for her. That's so... hurtful.

As damage control, she explained that it's specific to when she is teaching the kids homework, when the home often becomes a war zone, and that she knows I don't like that high tension situation.

Yes I like the home to be peaceful and full of love, not full of negative emotions, anger and raised voices.

Is that wrong?

I like to stay at home, I am a home staying kind of person.

But now I know that I am actually inducing stress to wifey when I am home and she is teaching the kids homework, which happens every day.

Where can I go? Where do I belong?



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