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Unlocking the wife achievement (comic)

Unlocking the wife achievement

This twitter comic was brought to you by @schoebdoo and @k3v2.

Notice to all employees (memo)

I’ve been stressed at work while my dissertation progress lingered back home. Supervisor Robin sends out the following email…

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Notice to all employees:

Workloads getting to you?
Feeling stressed?
Too many priorities and assignments?

Due to the hard economic times and otherwise depressing state of the world today, all personnel will now be required to at least look happy while working.

Company-approved supplies will be provided to each employee at little or no cost. Here is the new low-cost, company-approved solution to cope with multiple priorities and assignments!

Each employee will be supplied 2 paper clips and rubber bands as shown in Fig 1 below:

Notice to all employees (memo)
Figure 1. Company-issued smiling contraption
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“I Google You” by Neil Gaiman

Tonight at 7pm EST, I’ll be making a guest appearance on MixieMoxie‘s “Shock & Awesome Show“.

Mixie, Mander and I, as well as her friends on, will be chatting about “touching the Internet”. We’ll probably go into tele-haptics, which will likely segway into cybersex and eventually BDSM culture. We’ll be filling in the gaps of each other’s knowledge.

While testing out’s co-host feature with Mixie, I got to learn from her friends about a song by Neil Gaiman called “I Google You“. To spice things up, this rendition is performed by bi-sexual cabaret-punk entertainer, Amanda Palmer (hat tip Blake Stacey).

Given that my ex-prof Alex Halavais had recently published “Search Engine Society“, and considering how it is now common practice to judge acquaintances by checking Google, this song was just too good to be true.

Here are the lyrics to “I Google You” by Neil Gaiman:

I Google you
late at night when I don’t know what to do
I find photos
you’ve forgotten
you were in
put up by your friends

I Google you
when the day is done and everything is through
I read your journal
that you kept
that month in France
I’ve watched you dance

And I’m pleased your name is practically unique
it’s only you and
a would-be PhD in Chesapeake
who writes papers on
the structure of the sun
I’ve read each one

I know that I
should let you fade
but there’s that box
and there’s your name
somehow it never makes the pain
grow less or fade or disappear
I think that I should save my soul and
I should crawl back in my hole
But it’s too easy just to fold
and type your name again
I fear
I google you
Whenever I’m alone and feeling blue
And each scrap of information
That I gather
says you’ve got somebody new
And it really shouldn’t matter
ought to blow up my computer
but instead….
I google you

ASIDE: If you recall, I interviewed MixieMoxie just last year about her modeling experience with

If you were Obama…

Eh Sai!

Obama’s “Yes we can!” slogan roughly translates to “Eh Sai!” in Hokkien. It’s my way of visualizing how an Obama-like campaign could work in Singapore ;)

Go ahead and Obama-fy yourself with a one-word promise for 2009 at

Tech65’s 100th episode cameo

Tech65 100th Episode Cameo from brainopera on Vimeo

Just a quick shout-out to the Tech65 crew for their upcoming 100th episode. This probably makes them the longest running (or only?) technology podcast in Singapore.

Tech65’s home boys (and one girl) include Daniel, DK, Farinelli, Hisham, Jerrick, Naveen, Nicole, NTT and Ryu.

If you’re in Singapore, feel free to join their 100th episode podcast party on Sat, 27th Dec at Geek Terminal. You’d better RSVP over here.

FYI: I originally posted this video on Facebook.

Democratic National Convention 2008: I did it my way…

Stewart & Colbert ’08 ? on

I’m so outta style. Meantime, you can catch all the action at They’ve even got live streaming HD video so you’ll feel as if you’re right there.

What if: Star Trek vs. Star Wars vs.

Star Trek facing off Star Wars? From Siva, I learned about this cleverly orchestrated joint blood donation campaign held in Singapore last year. Just check out their realistic sick bay photos…

But that’s not all. I did a quick search on Youtube and also discovered this old gem (Photoshop 7 era!)…

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Happy 7-11 Day (and we got free Slurpees!)

Happy 7-11 Day!

It’s 7-11 today. Besides being Gautam’s last day, we went out and got free Slurpees! Some of us went a little overboard though…
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Internet for Porn, Twitter for Beer

Internet for Porn, Twitter for Beer
Click to enlarge actual twitter conversation in reverse chronological order

Previously, we grew up on TV. Today, we grow up on the Internet. Here I am learning to be a man, via Twitter. So I started with this last night…

“I’m trying to develop a taste for beer, so I bought a 6-pack of Heineken. Yuck.”

I don’t drink, because I never liked the taste of alcohol. However, I do see the social significance of drinking, so I’m willing to partake. Friends on twitter stepped in to give their two-cents but due to twitter’s bipolar disorder, I wasn’t able to see everyone’s replies until now. Here are last night’s Twitter takeaways for Beer 101 (beginner level)…

Feel free to edit this simple beer list

Of all the drinks on this list, I’m most intrigued with @PrissyHan’s suggestion of Whisky with Iced Green Tea, though that doesn’t technically count as beer, more like a cocktail instead. I’ve learned that it’s SRLY popular in China, placing the Chinese in the top ten scotch consumers for the first time, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

On the other hand, @WeeKee’s suggestion of Guinness with Korean Ginseng sounds vile just from the thought of it!

In non-organic associations to beer, @ChristyDena recommends seeing “Beer over IP“, while @TwistedIan shares beer quotes he’s collected.

Coastr + Drinks With Chunks

I might document my drinking efforts from here on, and perhaps invite “late-bloomers” out there (Yes @JosephineChang) to join a newly formed self-help AA (Alcoholics Amateurs) group. If anything, there’s Coastr: The social guide to beer. The rating system developed by the highly underrated Drinks with Chunks is noteworthy too (though I don’t think beer is suppose to have chunky bits inside no?).

Word up to the friends for helping me through this exceptionally arduous task of developing a drinking habit. Folks responsible for this achievement but not mentioned above include @uniquefrequency, @JerrickLim, @LitFord, @StanHuang, @MicaMonkey, @BenKoe, @JHsiao, @Halavais, @NTT, and of course, the complicated @tinkertailor.

Apple WWDC 2008: Hear Singaporean developers screaming their heads off

Apple WWDC 2008: I heard Singaporean developers screaming from the audience

If you watch the rather lengthy “small world after all” segment of Steve Job’s WWDC keynote today, you’ll see that when Singapore came on screen, you can actually hear our small contingent of developers screaming their heads off. Alright I’ve edited just that portion to show you what I mean after the jump…

Who’d they be? Most definitely Paddy Tan (Bak2u), Choon Keat (SharedCopy), Tan Hua Koon (, and Raymond Ng (Club 21). Salute to our national heroes!