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Saturday, September 08, 2001

In Stupid Practices of Raffles Guys School Choir Volume I:

They sing their school song ("From High Olympus") before every practice.
Ooo, I met Tim The Great's significant other.

I showed her all of Tim's quotes - now he'll never have any peace!

I also gave her the URL of his homepage. Hopefully, his whole class will be visiting it soon.
Bah. Fine.

Is this considered angsty? (angst - A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression.
) If it is, I'm not unhappy to say that it is a much lower degree of angst than most drab colour scheme sites in which the text has to be highlighted to be read.

Oh damn. By the definition I just searched, many "angsty" sites aren't actually angsty. Just social / personal commentary. Ah well.

Anyway, my main complaint with envy.nu is the technical issues - slow speed, mistaken 'offsite linking' et al

In any case, my main page's name is patently un-pretentious, so maybe a little weird stuff here balances it out. I suppose it's a matter of degree. In view of the critique, I will strive to be un-angsty! Though I'm sure everyone's criterion / criteria differ(s) greatly.

Thursday, September 06, 2001

envy.nu ("where teens come to express themselves") sucks!

It's slow, tis always down, it detects "offsite linking of hosted files" even when the page is hosted on their servers and it has a pretentious domain name.

And it's host to a whole host of angsty pages with journals in forboding colour schemes and irritating navigation and rants about life and headache inducing stuff.


Wednesday, September 05, 2001

I like today's Lockergnome tip:

Lockergnomaniac Steven Neil Groginsky has submitted more tips to Lockergnome than any other person on the planet. Or universe, for that matter. This time around, he's playing with WinAmp. By default, the media player loads every plugin in the Plugin folder (even though all of them are not needed). Each (obviously) consumes system resources. "I created a sub-folder named 'Not in Use' and moved the plugins that I'm not currently using into it. WARNING: you have to make sure you know which filenames go with which plugins. Luckily, most of them install a text file with the same name. WinAmp may still load slowly, but at least I know I've done the most I can do -- and saved some memory and resources in the process." Along those WinAmp tweaking lines, how many skins do you have? Instead of keeping each in a separate sub-folder, ZIP them up to save disk space. Don't worry; WinAmp will unzip them automatically when you want to use them. But that's not all! Change the extension from ZIP to WSZ and you'll be able to apply the skin automatically by double-clicking it!

Lockergnome is a very interesting and useful computer newsletter.

This blog entry was posted by blogBuddy. Interesting program.
I stumbled across the Council's webpage and found it amusing.

It's a hodge-podge of the work of 4 years (from 1997 to the present) and it's not very coherent (the present webmaster didn't check the whole page for consistency)

For some reason, I found it quite funny. Among other things, you learn that the Council was the one which suggested the
Return of Associate Flesh Parade in 1999

The Associate Flesh Paraders look so old:

but they are suitably attired in their, um, odd outfits.

4 years of accumulated detritus -


Monday, September 03, 2001

This is something Xephyris and I have been working on for a while. It needs quite a bit of work.

X habits of highly slack people

1. Procrastination

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?
If anything was worth doing, it'd have been done already

2. Cutting Corners

What they don't know won't hurt them.
Why do anything that doesn't actually need doing?
If it really needed to be done, then you must have done it already.

3. Get others to do the work

Why work when others can do the work for you?
The delegation of responsibility is an important skill.

4. Wait until other people do the work
Patience is a virtue.
If a job is worth doing, then get someone in to do it properly.

5. Pass off other people's work as your own
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
If someone has taken the trouble to do something well, why waste the effort?

Do you like hot socks? I volunteer to cut yours down to ankle length.
Is hazel wong the one referred to as "sheep"?



[Ed: The above are links to sites with information on the 'Swing' dance - the one Flesh Parade, erm, modified for their Teachers Day item]
Yeh. I saw Leong Yew Wah the Discipline Master and his wife at Anchorpoint. I think he remembers me from the time he had a chat with me about the anti-Purple posters thing.
Please, it's "N!�rl�n", not "Norlan".

Is your name "an afterglow"? Hrm?

Sunday, September 02, 2001

Hot Socks!
Makes you wonder why they bother anyway.

Medium length ones are loserly? Go tell that to Hualalalala!

Maybe I'll print some cards which say, "Hot socks! Yeah!" and give them out to those I see wearing them.
hey i resent that tirade about hot socks; knee-length socks are worn only by sailormoon types and medium-length ones are plain loserly.
"aha... right..
i did see that outburst from you...
you were lying on the floor like you were engaging in some satanic ritual...
which is also probably the best phrase to describe the dance..."

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