Monday, November 28, 2005

my friend's new car...

was chatting in msn with mr c just now. he has gotten his new toyota altis 1.8L on saturday.

mr c - ... says:
   bty ... i get my car liao
freddie - 鱼与熊掌,不可兼得。 says:
freddie - 鱼与熊掌,不可兼得。 says:
mr c - ... says:
   saturday morning..

then he sent me the pic of his new car...

mr c - ... says:
   and ... after night become like this
freddie - 鱼与熊掌,不可兼得。 says:
freddie - 鱼与熊掌,不可兼得。 says:
   got 4d or not?
mr c - ... says:
   this is the day after i get my car..

then he sent me anotehr pic of his new car...

apparently the car was not able to start. toyota service centre told him today that it was the car security problem...

there! that's for all of you toyota fans out there...
toyota sucks!
buy honda!

downpayment for a new car? RM20,000.
monthly installment? RM1,500.
collect the car on a saturday morning planning to drive around town? RM1,000.
having your new car breakdown only after few hours on the road? PRICELESS!!

for everything else, there's Mastercard.
(sorry clement, i couldn't resist. )

i had to change mr c's realname because so many people were asking me if that's the c they know.

Sunday, November 27, 2005


this afternoon, i went into kl town alone... i couldnt believe i spent 3 hours talking to the sales guy about a namecard scanner's function, which by the way i have no use nor plan to buy it.

it's saturday nite. and i am home alone... cooked a pack of maggi mee for dinner.

play a few rounds of "need for speed". felt even borer...

dont know why... this lonely feeling seems so familiar...

reminded me of living in US... all by myself. with nobody and nothing except my pc...

and today, still... my pc, my most loyal friend.

that's pretty pathetic, aint it?

Thursday, November 24, 2005

yay i am on broadband finally.

like the topic says... finally!!

windows 2003 server, standard or small business edition?

needed to recommend to the client on which edition of win2k3 server to go for...

so i pulled out microsoft website and found the msia office number.

"good afternoon, microsoft malaysia. how may i help you?"

i almost wanna answer, "no, my name is freddie, not microsoft malaysia." but i didn't do that.

"hello? yes. i am wonder if you can patch me to someone who does pre-sales support? i need to confirm on some features in different editions of windows 2003 server." i answered.

"yes sir, can you please call this number for pre-sales support? it is 1800 88 6295."

"thank you very much..."

-- click -- i hung up.

that's the end of part 1... i guess microsoft has sub out the support job to some local companies...

so i called the pre-sales hotline again...

"good afternoon sir, my name is marissa koya. how may i help you?"

"uh... yes, i would like to know the differences between win2k3 standard edition and small business edition."

-- brief pause --

"uh, sir. can i get your contact details please?" she said.

wtf? nevermind... so i gave her my contact details...

she said, "can you please wait for a few minutes while i ask someone who knows the answer to your question..."

"uh... ok" what other choices do i have?

-= approximately 5 minutes has passed =-

"sir, thank you for holding. i afraid we could not answer that question. i am going to send you an email, could you please fill it up, together with your questions and send back to us?" the pretty voice said.

OMFG... you call that pre-sales support? these whole group of people should be fired... i bet microsoft didn't know that.

so that's the end of my pre-sales experience with microsoft hotline. i could have call csa and get better response too.

i bet the pre-sales people were trying to look at microsoft website too to find out the differences. idiots... if it were there, i wouldn't have to ask.

anyway, wauhaha has told me the differences. thanks.

microsoft should have come out with a comparison list.


yup... it has became screamyx...

last nite waited for the streamyx contractor to show up... i called him at 7:30pm to confirm our 8pm appointment. then he realized he has an appointment and changed to 8:30pm instead.

so i decided to cook... my fav chicky rice... while waiting for the guy to show up.

he showed up at 8:45pm. took 20 seconds look at my modem blinky blinky led lights, then he said "the jumper has not been set."

i was like... "huh? wtf? tm said it has been set..."

"well, apparently it said so on my report as well, but i am pretty sure they didn't set it, or didn't set it right...." never trust telekom, even the contractor themselves didn't trust tm.

"nevermind, i will do it for you tomorrow morning at the exchange."

finally, someone willing to help... i hope i can be on streamyx tonite.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

still no broadband...

i bugged tm again for the blinky blink DSL light on my modem. but they said my line has been activated, they claimed to have set the jumper...

but then how come my modem is still no detecting any signal??

they said it could be the internal wiring problem... but why me? why me???

since this is a new apartment, at least the phone line is not made of old copper, and many of my neighbour has gotten streamyx just fine. so i've lodged a report, ask them to check on the damn jumper again and make sure it was not done to the wrong apartment.

after the dude gave me a report number, he also mentioned that the technician works from 10am to 10pm... so i guessed i will just make an appointment for him to drop by to check on the line tomorrow. no harm getting that dude...

so in conclusion, i still do not have broadband.

new house and no broadband!!!

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wasn't going to update the blog... but someone who didn't updated blog for long time finally updated hers, and came to bug me for updating my blog... so here it is...
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have lived in the new home for more than 1/2 month. everything is fine... i love living here.

except... no broadband...

i tried to detect for free wifi connection... and i found this "kelvin" network. but that dude has setup a WEP key. dude, pls open it up so i can connect to it. i wont leech much of your bandwidth...

so telekom came to installed phone line 2 weeks ago. and then last wednesday i actually took 1/2 day leave to bug telekom again last week for my streamyx connection. finally, after 2 hrs wait, the dude printed out a username and password for me.

but then the dude told me, the line would need to wait for at least 3 days to activate.

so it's tuesday midnite now. and the damn DSL line on my modem is still blinky blink now. it has been 4 days (6 if i count sunday).

can't do anything. except will keep on bugging them whenever i find the time. keep calling them till they get sick of me.

now here i am... dug out a huge pile of electrical junks from my junk boxes, and found an old analog dialup modem.

i almost forgot how painful it was to be on a dialup connection... but hell, at least i can go online.