Friday, March 28, 2008

Repeat after me: I am bored. That is why I play flash games

Speed test

UKEC - Graduan Fair 2008

Reading Mei's blog had somehow reminded me of my forgotten blog, shall do some update now. Haven't been doing much throughout the Easter holidays, been staying at home for the past 1 1/2 week, thanks to online gaming @ World of Warcraft (WoW).

Somehow during this period, I was forwarded an e-mail bearing the details of a graduates fair by Malaysian companies, organised by the United Kingdom & Eire Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC) down at University College London (UCL). Decided to just head down and see what's the hoo-ha about this fair. Managed to get two-way bus tickets for £14 and two nights stay at a 2-star hotel for £30 per night.

Had an interesting discussion with Mel over the fair, yeah and agreed that although it is beneficial for students as to having such career/graduate fairs around, its the prerogrative of the students/graduates to go around looking for opportunities for summer internship or netting themselves a career which they would love to pursue. Such fairs defeat the purpose of making the students/graduates appreciating their hardwork and trouble in getting the job (reading up, getting prepared for interview etc.), and to be honest, it is more like spoonfeeding to the students/graduates.

Well enough of ranting about the fair. Not that its really important anyway, and for those interested, have a look at the participating partners of the fair in the poster below.

Participating partners of the UKEC Graduates Fair 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Arctic Cooling MX-2

Weeeeell. Assignments are over (after resubmission of IF on 11/3/08), and hands are getting itchy. Found out what was causing the random shutdown of my laptop when I'm gaming. Apparently the thermal paste that was provided should be time to be replaced with a new paste for better heat transfer...Can you believe it? My Nvidia GeForce GO 6150 GPU core in normal windows mode is running at 99°C. Same goes for Edward's laptop I'd think, thanks to Fer Lynn for donating her nail polish remover which contains Acetone to clean the old thermal paste off.

Project's kicking off after Tuesday, and by then the Arctic Cooling MX-2 should have arrived by 1st Class Royal Mail post. Hopefully it'll solve the problem by then. Am considering to even replace the CPU's thermal paste as well. After reading quite a number of reviews about the Arctic Cooling MX-2 as compared to my cousin's favourite Arctic Silver AS5, finally decided to get Arctic Cooling MX-2 over the Arctic Silver AS5 just for the sake of testing the new thermal paste which claims to have a 8 year life span with a slightly better 1°C operating temperature (lower than AS5).

Main features of the Arctic Cooling MX-2:

  • High Thermal Conductivity
  • Low Thermal Resistance
  • Non-Electrical Conductive
  • Non-Capacitive
  • Non-Curing
  • No Bleeding
  • Odorless

A sneak preview of what's coming by post on Monday/Tuesday:


A syringe of Arctic Cooling MX-2

Monday, March 3, 2008

Of Gym and Foam Party

Been on a hiatus lately from blogging due to the nature of feeling shit scared for my double-weighted AIC assignment which is due on Thursday, the 6th of March. Going to experience D-Day tomorrow as the International Finance assignment is ready for collection at Helen Riley's room @ FC54. Heard from Taylor-ians that the results from Kenneth David for their IF assignment is not encouraging at all, and, yeah. Can you imagine the smartest person in the course scores only 67 for the IF assignment?

Naturally with assignment deadlines looming, all of us here at UWE could earn a Ph.D doctorate in Hermit-ism because all we would do is to stay at home, read piles and piles of articles, and visit the mobile Kebab stall located outside of New Student Village (a.k.a. Kampung Baru Pelajar). Its so bad that even my hourly gym session with Niki Poon was distrupted, ahhhh. We're turning into fat phucks. Dammit >.<

A sneak peek of our hourly gym session workouts (Niki's differs as he has more stamina):

Distance = 23.40 km/miles (not sure...) and burning almost 350 calories

Managed to be convinced by Niki Poon to go for the Foam Party taking place at Syndicate on the 10th of March. Apparently they're utilising the UK's largest legal foam machine for this event. Oh well. We'll see about that... ¬.¬

Sneak peek of the event...