Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So what happens after you have bought an iphone? Well, it is pretty obvious, many iphone buyers will seek to maximize their iphone packages by utilizing all the applets, internet time and applications as much as possible.
As such, we will see nowadays Singaporeans, New Citizens, Foreigners, Permanent Residents living in our island and who are owners of iphones whiling away their time during their public transport commute on their iphones. Worst, I have seen employees whiling away their time on their iphones while working and I believe too this is the trend.
It is really very difficult nowadays to catch employees idling with iphones! Imagine if an employee whiles away at his workstation on his iphone the whole day, he can always justify to his boss that he is replying his SMS when caught. And how often will a boss really walk and supervise his charges?
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The computer has been an indispensable item for the modern life. Be it desktop or the notebook, the computer is made up basically of 3 parts: the monitor, the CPU and the keyboard.
Much focus has been on the CPU (in a drive towards ever-fastening speed of the processor) as well as on the monitor (focus on LCD, quality, size), the least focus is on the keyboard, though we use it almost everyday.
Have you wonder why the alphabet buttons on the keyboard are arranged as such? This article will answer your doubts.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It is rude.
Even demeanours should be observed in cyberspace. Such an sudden exit from MSN without bidding goodbye makes me have a second take at the person.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
This post is to supplement the post I have made on 1 Oct 08 which indicated the findings of a report that handphones may likely have potential health risks.
Check the website to see how your handphone ranks in the 'radiation health' list.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
When the seemingly omnipotent handphone or Ipod crashes, his emotion as well as his world seems to fall apart too.
Man is enslaved by newfangled devices of technology and the hottest tech thing in Singapore now is I-phone.
What is I-phone? I do not know as I do not use it and I think I would not be using it. There seems no need for me to use yet another ‘wonderful gadget’ of our times.
Frankly speaking, I believe in our quest to embrace technology, we should only focus on what we need, rather than what we want.
Advertisers and businesses sell not the idea of the latest IT product to you, they sell you the idea that these super-tech products will add that ‘glam’, that ‘wow’ factor in your lives, your lives will hence be ‘upgraded’, be elevated into the ‘haves’ with a superior social status in life.
Buy these gadgets and you will only spend more in their maintenance and repair, and in the process, spending precious time.
So who will have the last laugh? You or the businesses?
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
It seems that technology cannot be embraced totally without reservations. Health risks may exist though at the moment, they are not backed by science or results of any findings are not conclusive.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The internet is really the world. I cannot imagine the modern world without internet now.
With the internet, there is really a myriad things that could be done: listen music, MSNing, watching videos on the Youtube, blogging, chatting, reading, finding topics of interest, watching shows and a host of other activities.
I have decided to curtail my time on the internet for I am living in the real world and not in the virtual online world.
The internet really changes the face of interaction of the world. Yes, it did improve and multiplies the channels of interaction of people with a larger mass of others in ultra quick time but sad to say, most of these interactions become more and more faceless.
People seems to be more versed in online interactions judging from the ever-increasing raft of funny words and abbreviations such as ‘TTUY’ that made their ways into the formal lexicon. The word ‘netizen’ has also been coined to describe the people living off the net.
Living on the net is virtually living.
Friday, June 06, 2008
As parents would often attest to, their young kids at home are always closeted in their own rooms, busily tapering on their keyboard, spending their nights away on the latest internet games, internet chat forums, MSN chats and social networking sites like the Facebook, blogs and the like.
On the buses and the MRT, one would also witness Singaporeans, especially the youth, plugged into devices like the portable play stations (PSP), 3G or camera handphones busily ‘SMSing’, listening to the latest music offerings on their iPODs…… their different senses fully and inexorably immersed into myriads of worlds.
Such is the irony of modern technology: In its attempt to bring people closer by offering more convenience, the use of technology has detracted from this fundamental purpose. Instead we see more and more young Singaporeans spending the bulk of their time in front of their computers, handphones and other gadgets, socializing virtually.
Nothing beats the tactile and tangible human-to-human interaction. Youth who lives off their computer games, and other fun gadgets would become socially inapt in time to come, they would realize they have become a misfit in society and this made them even more willingly and unrelentlessly return to their virtual worlds they find familiar and love in.
Their constant indulgence in a sedentary lifestyle also has health implications, not to mention the adverse effects of such a lifestyle on their studies, work and relationship.
I exhort all youth to come out and enjoy life to the fullest. Moderation in all aspects of life is key.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Greenwood has spent 3 weeks watching videotapes, one after another, of the opponent’s matches, analyzing the performance, formation, tactics, behavior of each team member and collectively as a team. Using scientific and high-tech instrument, he was able to translate his findings into a set of useful statistics and data, whereby insights into the tactics of the opponents could be gleaned from. Finally, this analyzed information would be presented to National Coach Radojko for his use in deployment and coaching of his team.
Performance analysis is just part of the discipline of sports science which deals with the psychology of human performance in sports and attempts to apply science to improve sports performance.
Sport performance is also influenced by psychology: the mental make-up of sportsmen. In many competitions, what distinguishes the winner from the rest of the participants is having a visualization of the game prior to participation and having visualized playing the game among the opponents, thinking through the strategies to adopt, the pitfalls to avoid and the advantages to utilize.. in essence visualizing success.
There was an experiment conducted before whereby a group of experienced basketballers were divided into 3 groups for further training. In a nutshell, the story goes like this: the first group practised regularly on the courts, the second group did not practise playing at all and the last group was given training via visualization, without actually working out at the courts. Weeks passed and the basketballers were invited to a friendly tournament on the court: without any surprise, the performance of the second group deteriorated sharply and what was more surprising was that the performance of the last group was on par with the first group.
The above story is but one of the many instances of the application of the mantra “Begin with the end in mind”, one of the seven habits preached by Steven Covey, the author of the best selling book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.
It is paramount to have an end in mind for our life and start as early as possible to align our life in accordance with this, taking small but incremental steps to achieve our goals.
In this ceaseless pursuit for money, luxury, material pleasures amidst the corporate rat race, we may seem to be wasting time in our life, our one and only life.
It is not late to take stock of what one eventually wants in life and start to work towards one goals!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
In this rapid changing era where change is the buzzword, man always find himself adapting to the new era. It is no longer a choice to be adaptable in this century, it is a MUST.
Technologies keep outdating itself, new knowledge is relentlessly being created, new things are always on the move. Faced with the vortex of change, man has to learn, unlearn and relearn to make sense of the changing world.
Today’s winners are learners.
But not all learners are winners, the crux depends on what things you learn.
Today’s economy is geared towards future, man has to learn about future, predict future and control future rather than being held hostage by the unknowns of the future.
Singapore is entering into an exciting era. Singapore is entering into new industries like the IRs, the biomedical fields, and imbibing new ideas into the country and experimenting with novel ideas: F1, Singapore Eye, Youth Olympics and the casinos.
The age of the old era is no longer here. The age of the iron rice bowl is no longer here. One career hinges on the competencies one develops, hencefore the importance of constant upgrading, a point stressed so often by the government.
I feel irked when people told me that the government still owes them a living. These people are trapped in their mentality and have not come to terms with the new world.
In this era, one’s future hinges on oneself.