Friday, April 25, 2008


At last! After a long wait, it's mine...

Actually, at the beginning, it's my Boss's demand from a month or two ago. But now it's my own will to get it. Mariokart for Wii has been release in Australia on 24 April, yes it's yesterday. I had a plan to buy it yesterday, however, couldn't make it to the store.

Today, the ANZAC Day, I'd gone to a department store in the morning (I mean before noon :P) but all stores opened 1pm today (damn it!). However, after that, I went to Chadstone and try to find a cheap one. After I went to JB-Hifi ($79, but will be cheaper when trading in an old game) and Kmart ($77) , I couldn't find one as it's sold out!! (sold out... a day after released). Alright, my last resort was EB Games, nevertheless, while I was on the way, I went into Toys 'R' Us. How lucky I am, there was 2 boxes left, so I got one at AU$75 ^_^ Woo Hoo~~



Friday, April 18, 2008

A tough week

I'm now working as a prac lab technician in Dept of Physiology, Monash University. In fact, it seems not only a technician job but also an organiser. Because I have to organise and make pracs run smoothly.

Alright, this week is quite tough because we had a Med lung function prac on Tuesday morning, rabbit ileum prac, as well as taste and touch prac in the afternoon. Additionally, Female Reproduction II prac was held on Thursday and today. Problems ran into Med lung function as we didn't have this prac last year and no one knew how to set things up. This prac was dealing with figuring out the total lung capacity (TLC) using He dilution method which involved the use of a spirometer, connected to a MacLab, helium and oxygen. Also, we have TLCO, a test that measures the diffusing capacity of the lung using carbon monoxide, which requires a special mixture of gases (He/CO), and a special analyser (which seems that no one know how to use it :P). To make this prac running, we needed to prepare things before hand by ordering that special gas (express service, ~$200 added) and trying to get somebody who is familiar with the analyser to set it up but we had no any luck. However, everything ran quite smoothly as the instructors (or lecturers) from The Alfred seem to know how to operate those things. Everything was relieved...

Today, when I cleaned things up and brought down the gas cylinder to its storage, guess what! I found the He/CO from the past year... And 17,000 kPa of gas is still left in there!! Alright, just keep this under the carpet :P At least, we already have 2 cylinders of the special gas so we need not to order it for a long time in the future (if this prac still persist).

That's the end of this tough week...

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Desk

จากที่ติดม่อนไว้ ตอนนี้ก็เอามาลงให้แล้ว ... ไม่เหลือใครให้ tag แล้วว่ะ

ปล. แถม เห็นกำลังฮิต

drrider@Kuuga:~$ history |awk '{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf "%5d \t%s \n",a[i],i}}' |sort -rn|head
129 cd
89 ls
69 sudo
35 svn
14 ping
14 iwconfig
10 scripts/update_xml
10 meinproc
8 echo
8 clear

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Desktop tag...

ชิบโป๋ง ลืมเสียฉิบ โดน tag มาจาก ม่อน เนื่องด้วยช่วงนี้งานรัดตัว (อ้วนๆ) แถมลืมพกกล้องไปที่ทำงานเพราะมันอยู่ในกระเป๋า Boss ก็เลยไม่ได้ post ไอ้ desktop tag มาซักกะที

ดังนั้นขอติดไว้ก่อน แหะๆ เมื่อไหร่ไม่ลืมกล้องไปแล้วจะโพสต์ให้เน้อ~~

ปล. สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์ครับ อย่าเมาแล้วขับนะ สงสารหมอที่ต้องอยู่เวรช่วงสงกรานต์กันบ้าง :P

Sunday, April 06, 2008

KDE 4.1 is coming: I'm panicking!!!

I had no idea about releasing date of KDE 4.1 which the KDE team claims that this release will bring large improvements to KDE desktop. However, from KDE 4.0.3 release note (they might state this in the previous release note but I haven't noticed that :P) they claim that the release date may be some times in July this year (it is possible that the date will be delayed as usual, though :P). And that makes me panic!! Because I'm currently mainly translating the stable release (4.0.x) and that's not a good idea.

So, to other translators, it is a good idea to proceed to the trunk branch translation.

Thank you :)