Home Alone Day Three

[Saturday, 25 December, 2010]

I spent the morning blogging. Before going to bed at 3.30am, I collected the clothes from the bamboo sticks to keep them. Lucky disturbed me from my sleep many times.

I woke up at 11am by Mike’s SMS and we met up for breakfast near the 7-11, at one of the mixed vegetable rice stall. Then, we went to the office.

We shopped a while at Vivocity in the afternoon. We covered merely Daiso and Challenger before we went back to the office. The two large whiteboards had arrived the day before and we started fixing them up.

I cracked my head programming in the CMS of my tuition agency site to include AJAX. Mac came over to visit the office and he was very impressed by the design. It started raining heavily in the evening and we were going to Tanjong Pagar Plaza for dinner before the rain became a bit lighter, they decided to have their dinner at City Square instead. I went home alone and called for delivery and I enjoyed my favourite Malay fried rice from the Golden Café.

Lucky never stopped to disturb me from doing my work. I had webcam with my family.

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Fixing up the New Router

[Tuesday, 30 November, 2010]

Right after settling the lighting at the front of the gym, all of us moved up to the second level to fix the webcam. However, it took us a couple of hours to give up before 3am. We left without packing up the place.

After reaching home, I was proud to present the new router that Bobby gave me to my elder brother. He started configuring it and we faced some problems at first until we switched the WEP encryption to WPA. I was so hungry that I took noodle for supper before collapsing. I continued with my blog and tuition agency website until 8am.

I woke up at 4pm and spent the rest of the day with my tuition agency website.

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Woke up in Giddiness

[Friday, 5 November, 2010]

I started my Friday morning replying to Facebook’s birthday greeting comments. Thoughts went through my mind.

Then I continued with my website. I had webcam session with Anthea and continued with some work before going to bed at 7am.

I woke up at 4pm, feeling drowsy like as if I was on a boat. It was probably due to sleeping for too long due to lack of sleep for the night before. I started distributing the Calendar Planner 2011 through email.

My elder brother, his girlfriend and my mum went to MacDonald’s for late dinner but since I took my lunch very late, I did not join them. My brother got me a chicken burger.

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Stalking Cameras

[Tuesday, 12 October, 2010]

I soon realised I was embarking on a slow progressing week of my life that I was too lazy to do anything much efficient.

I got to chat with Anthea on webcam in the evening. It was good since most of my friends did not like to use it, and some would even lie that they did not have a webcam. We had trouble connecting through MSN Live and I got her to install Skype instead, knowing that MSN was problematic nowadays.

I went down to join my brothers to play with Lucky soon after they left the house. As usual, we had the scooter and waveboard with us. After sweating out, we decided to go to my mum to get two bucks to get two cups of slurpee from 7-11 store at Icon.

We questioned my mum’s ladyboss about the webcams that her husband had installed all over the shop and even some that were pointing out of the shop to intrude in privacy of others, but she claimed that most of the webcams were spoiled. We felt it was wrong for them to monitor their staffs this way when the wages were paid accordingly to the amount of work done and not that they were paid a fixed amount monthly that they would try to slack around.

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Friday the 13 Unluckiness

[Friday, 13 August, 2010]

My brothers and I finally played Command and Conquer together and we stopped after two games. I started blogging and eventually shut down at 5am.

I woke up earlier than my alarm clock, which sounded at 10am. To my disgust, Regina reported to me that her school hated me and thus, our outing in the afternoon had to be cancelled due to her detention till evening. It was indeed Friday the 13.

I went back to sleep soon and finally got up at 2pm. As my brain was still trying to start up the engine, my elder brother told me that my mum had bought nasi lemak and it could be spoiled if we did not consume soon. I had a super restless day for having non-continuous sleep.

At night, I webcammed with Regina and she kept showing me stupid pictures. She even made me show my younger brother the shit’s photo and he commented, “Which girl is so desperate?”

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Crushing Myself at the Gym

[Tuesday, 3 August, 2010]

While waiting for Jade’s ultra slow replies in MSN, I happened to discover new stuffs to add into SmokeForWhat. However, I held myself back since I intended to sleep earlier. It was nearly 4am when I went to bed after Jade finished off her chat with her friends.

I woke up after 10am. I had hard boiled eggs and breads for breakfast. It was never an efficient day. I finally uninstalled MSN Wave 4 Beta for it started to refuse me to webcam with Jade. I almost floated in the air but ended up with a big crushing.

During evening, I went down to the gym and started working out immediately without the usual dilly-dally. I increased the weights to exhaust myself faster. In the end, I struggled with a twenty chin-up.

I sat on the sofa to read magazine with my hands shivering. I realised gym was another way to kill my frustration, other than playing game when my foot was still hurting for a jog to the Marina Barrage.

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Mum’s Check-up at SGH

[Thursday, 29 July, 2010]

I was not in a good mood and blogging took me quite long. Crapping with Vanessa and knowing about her boyfriend’s funny opinions on Tze Khit and me kept me entertained to release the tension. I went to bed right after 4am.

My mum woke me up at around 7.30am. I was quite stunned when she asked me if I wanted to follow her to the hospital together with my elder brother when we had already finalised it days ago. She made half boiled eggs for me before the three of us set off, walking towards the hospital. We waited for the shuttle bus at the bus interchange and changed our mind.

The Singapore General Hospital was heavily guarded with nurses near the lifts under each block. We had to register, and obtain a sticker and a stamping on the back of the palm. I was quite taken back by one of the nurses at the Enscopy Centre because of her sincere and sweet smiles.

After my mum went in for her check-up, I went to the toilet for the third time of the day. It was freezing but I was well-prepared in my jeans and shoes, unlike my brother in his shorts and slippers, shivering away. His cup of hot drink turned cold soon. I spent most of the time usefully by typing an article regarding smoking in corridor.

My mum came out before 11am and she looked very pale. The nurse explained her condition to us and even showed us the photos taken inside her big intestine. There was nothing much serious after removing some acne inside but she had to report to the specialist again next month when the lab report was out.

We went to the Kopitiam food court for our brunch. The roosted chicken rice from the Muslim stall was very disappointing. My mum had soup mee hoon while my brother impressed me with his decision to take po pian. After that, we cabbed home.

Once I logged into MSN, Jade messaged me and finally started her webcam for she was supposed to do it with me the previous night. However, my network was having problems and it took me some time to get reconnected. She was in her class and thus, we could not really chat much even with the webcams on. I started nodding and went to bed after her class dismissal.

I got up a couple of hours later. Irwin finally got back to me via MSN to tell me that his already changed plan from viewing of camera at Funnan to movie at Vivocity was once again shifted to drinking at Clarke Quay together with his girlfriend and Eugene. I did not want to get into the hobby of drinking and thus I did not join in.

I was not in a very good mood still. Too much thought circulated in my mind that I started playing a few games of Condition Zero to distracted myself and to burn off the irritants. It was yet another inefficient night being stuck in front of the television.

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Webcam with Jade Finally

[Tuesday, 20 July, 2010]

When Kevin started messaging me in MSN, I began to realise my life was really stagnant. At least, he complimented me on the development of SmokeForWhat. I went to sleep after 4am, setting my alarm clock to sound at 10am.

It was a great battle after 10am and I managed to stay awake after half an hour. I started blogging insanely. Since it was raining throughout the afternoon, I was lazy to step out of the house.

There was nothing special about the evening except that I got to webcam with Jade for a while when she was studying with her male classmates.

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MSN Windows Live Messenger Multiple Webcam Removed

Please join Facebook Page We want the Webcam feature back in latest version of MSN and invite all your friends if you want the Webcam feature to be back.

It has been more than a fortnight since I wrote the article on No More Multiple Webcam Chatting in MSN and I have been receiving a lot of traffics from web queries regarding it. It reminds me time is dashing fast as more MSN Windows Live Messenger users are going to download and install the latest version of the chat messenger (currently Version 2009 Build 14.0.8117.416) and start wondering the lost feature.

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Yes, for those of you who are still figuring out how to do the multiple MSN webcam, you can jolly well forget about it for now because the team of MSN Windows Live Messenger is going to drop it in its feature list in future, and this is what many users and I mean as “downgrade of Windows Live Messenger”. Therefore, please stop searching for the “Show my webcam” or “View my webcam” button.

At least for now and future, you still get to do webcam with your contact using the Video Chat feature.

To summarise the difference between Webcam and Video Chat:

Features / Highlights Webcam Video Chat
Multiple windows Yes. You can do webcam chat with a large number of friends at the same time. You can also view as many webcam as you like without having your own webcam. Both subjected to bandwidth though. No. You can only chat with a party at a time.
Cross usage of Webcam and Video Chat No. Once you are using Webcam, you may have multiple webcam windows but you cannot use Video Chat. No. Once you are in Video Chat mode, you cannot even view other people’s webcam.
Sound No. There is no sound streaming, which means you and the other party cannot hear each other’s voice. Yes. There is sound streaming and both you and your friend can simply chat without using the keyboard. Both of you can also mute any party’s sound.
Video Quality Reasonable, depending on both party’s internet bandwidth. Better than Webcam chat usually. Larger amount of frames are streamed and thus it is more realistic.
Bandwidth Webcam chat requires less bandwidth. It is more usable when one of the parties has low bandwidth. Video Chat requires much larger bandwidth for the better video quality and inclusive of the sound streaming. However, if either party has a low bandwidth, it may result in disconnection.

MSN Windows Live Messenger team is removing the Webcam feature in their development as to concentrate on the Video Chat feature. This will greatly affect more MSN webcam chat users and soon, more users will be spending hours trying to figure if their chat software is corrupted or their windows are invaded by virus. As they start googling for the problem, it will take some time for them to figure out about the new development of the MSN team after viewing all the pages about how McAfee Antivirus software has conflicts with the messenger. This is a true experience of mine, and now I’m still feeling so silly about the hours of time I have wasted.

Seriously, the MSN Windows Live Messenger team needs to develop the Video Chat feature such that the MSN software allows multiple webcam chat windows as to please many users; otherwise, it is totally a wrong move to remove the Webcam feature.

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A Good Facebook Marketing Progress

[Friday, 28 May, 2010]

I had webcam chat with my younger brother and hit the bed at 6am eventually.

It was a special day for my Facebook marketing progressed extremely well. I started a new group “We are going to melt in Singapore soon” and it became popular within a few hours. Apart from being a normal Facebook Page that had its fans increased fast like a few others, the target audience were Singaporeans and not worldwide, which spelt the success.

While working on it, I spent the time in between to work on my project.

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