Monday, October 31, 2005

For days like these...

"Love should give wings to the feet of service and strength to the arms of labour."

Charles Spurgeon (via a friend)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

X marks the spot

"In a true moment of revelation, Brian Maloney redefines the foundations of geometry"

I wish logic was always this rewarding! Bring me back my Finals...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


I use a measly outdated dual-flat screen at work. This has to be upgraded NOW thanks to Dwaino! :o)


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Fidi fidi FireFox

There's a lot of things I like about Firefox.
  • Standards compliant
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Funky skins
  • LiveMarks
  • Extensions
    • 'firesomething' has to rock. I'm currently on 'Mozilla Turbocheetah'
The list goes on...

But I must admit I have a real issue with memory leaks (not I won't go into the details, except to say that there's a bug in the FireFox code that eats up all your memory and won't give it back until you've shut down every 'flippin' last tab :o) Now that won't bother most people, but when, like me, your work involves at least 20 tabs all open at once then it can get rather painstaking having to shut them all down.

A mate of mine pointed out this site Mooz which is a set of Firefox's specifically compiled for your processor. In non-geek speak, that means you can get a version of Firefox that speaks the very dialect your processor was born and bred on. This makes it much faster, and ... with a bit of luck... hopefully more efficient with memory.

I've just installed it so its time to see what happens...

p.s. 'Fidi fidi' is the romanisation of a Cantonese phrase 'faster faster'

Monday, October 17, 2005


Am currently reading through the Chronicles of Narnia in preparation for the movie coming out in December. Here's my favourite quote so far...

"Safe?" said Mrs Beaver; "don't you hear what Mr Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."

check out the movie site

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Bad day in the office

Man... I thought I had a bad day in the office. But no matter how bad, this kinda puts it all into perspective.

Paul's Hardships
We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 6

Difficult miracles

From a friend -
"Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracle--it is miracle in its first stage. If it is to be a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty but impossibility."