Great loss
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 | Author: Dav

I was about to go to bed when I saw this in the BBC rss
Soul star James Brown dies at 73

I'm really sorry for this loss

Dav out
Merry Christmas
Monday, December 25, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well guys and girls, its Christmas (well its almost over for me) and I'm lazy and tired. I must say I had a good day yesterday, and work isnt going to be a flood as there's a few more holidays coming, so I think it should be good.

So I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays) and have a great New Year!

Dav out
Look what I ate!
Friday, December 22, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well it was a weird day yesterday, but I had some frog at the Chinese restaurant. I wont go on and say that 'it tasted like chicken', mainly because it didn't. It was more of a prawn / shrimp taste with tender flesh.

Eh *shrug*

Dav out
Google come back to me!
Thursday, December 21, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well its 9.20am (Malaysia) and I cant seem to log on to the Google webpage. Its weird, I've grown so used to just typing stuff into the search bar (by default mine has Google) and waiting for amazing answers. No such luck today.
Wonder whats up with that then. Oddly, Blogger is still up, so thats a good thing.

Dav out

[EDIT] Well it seems to be something to do with the DNS, because the IP and works fine for me. Google, fix the DNS darn it!
Web goodies
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | Author: Dav

I was just browsing around the web (as usual eh?) and came across this super cool site with good wide screen wallpapers.

Enjoy everyone!

Dav out
Gone with the Blastwave
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 | Author: Dav

As usual, browsing around when I came across this neat comic called 'Gone with the Blastwave'. Its got interesting art and some funny writing.

Check it out.
My fav would be #14

Dav out
Telemarketing genius
Sunday, November 26, 2006 | Author: Dav

For once, the BBC pointed me to the funniest site on earth.

Dav out
Swedish flava
Friday, November 24, 2006 | Author: Dav

A great friend of mine from Sweden (Hurk) has just started his own blog. To put it in his own words, "I've started a blog 10 years after it was fashionable to do so" (ok ok so he might have said it a bit diffrently!)

So here's his blog --> Hurk - Stumbling through life send him some love!

He's also pointed out this insane simple webcomic; Xkcd, which is pretty awesome.


Dav out
Saturday, November 18, 2006 | Author: Dav

Pressed the power button on the PC, saw a flash and heard a pop, PC dead. AVR unit's fuse melted, got a replacement and that works fine now. Haven't had the time to look at the PC yet.


Dav out
Photo Blog
Sunday, November 12, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well got the phone on bluetooth and whatnot, so decided I should look into the new features Blogger has namely the email option.

Started the new photo blog here. Enjoy!

Dav out
Phone + BT + Broadband = SWEET!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 | Author: Dav
New phone with camera
Monday, October 30, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well a friend of a friend is offering me a Nokia N70, and seeing as how my older Nokia DIED, I might take it. Would be a great way of getting more pictures on to the blog too.

Stay tuned.

Dav out
Sunday, October 29, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well its been a crazy past 2 months for me, insanity ensues when work and family stuff clash head on!

Not to dwell on the crazy stuff, I took mom, dad and the fiancé over for some Oktoberfest fun, where imported German beer was being sold for RM1 (it was an offer thing, the catch was you had to use 2 fifty cent coins and there was a limit, but all good!) with insanely awesome German sausages and sauerkraut!

Super fun, the band was pretty cool too.
Below is the extract from the feast

Look forward for this year’s biggest blast of GREAT BEERS FANTASTIC FOOD….. EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT which got better. For three consecutive days at Lower Ground Floor Rainforest from 27th to 29th October 2006 this year’s festival will see German Band Inntaler Musikanten performing five hours of heart stumping Bavarian folk songs, dances and yodeling.

International beers will be going that great bargain and offers along with best of Bavarian Cuisine from Dave's. What more……. It’s all fun at the OktoberFest, with line-ups such as live DJ spinning top charts, game master giving away loads of freebies, game booths, face painting, racing queens and fast and furious cars . DON'T FORGET ! RM1 WARSTEINER BEER ! Get your two fifty cents coins ready !

Dav out
How very apt
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | Author: Dav

Just something for a laugh here.

[ Pwyff ] So one day, George Bush and The Queen of England are sitting in her room talking about politics, when Bush asks the Queen, "How do you know if the highest members of your state are smart enough to be doing their job?"
[ Pwyff ] And the Queen replies, "Well, I usually ask them riddles, and see how fast they respond. That's usually a good way to see if they can think for themselves."
[ Pwyff ] So the Queen calls Tony Blair in, and asks him, "If your Parents had a child, but it's not your sister, and it's not your brother, who is it?"
[ Pwyff ] And Tony Blair immediately replies, "That's easy, it's me!"
[ Pwyff ] And the Queen, who is very pleased, send Tony Blair away.
[ Pwyff ] Now, Bush, who is very impressed, brings the Queen to find Donald Rumsfield and asks him, "Hey Donald, if your parents had a kid, but it's not your sister, and it's not your brother, who is it?"
[ Pwyff ] And Rumsfield ponders for a long time, and then admits to Bush that he has no clue.
[ Pwyff ] Pissed off, Bush drags Rumsfield and the Queen to Dick Cheney, where Bush asks Cheney, "Hey Dick, if your parents had a kid, but it's not your sister or your brother, who is it?"
[ Pwyff ] And Cheney ponders for a long time, and then he finally lights up with an idea, and says "It's me!"
[ Pwyff ] And Bush gets REALLY pissed off, and yells at both of them, "NO YOU IDIOTS! IT'S TONY BLAIR!"

Dav out
October yey!
Monday, October 09, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well its been a rough week. More like a rough month.
From work based issues to house hunting, to just being tired in general.

2 days ago my home PC died. It got caught up in an infinate reboot loop, and it didnt want to even boot up in safe mode (XP Pro) and it would just hang at this one driver and reboot over and over. A quick check from work showed it to be something that Alcohol 120% installed, and truth to be told the guys at Alcohol 120% (support) got back to me via email pretty quick. Sadly, no go.

Had to reboot the pc with an XP CD, best part was, I DID NOT KNOW where I had chucked the damn thing. A CD I borrowed from work (hastily, I was rushing for work) turned out to be XP OFFICE Pro. FFS.

Ended up downloading the entire CD, took me till Sunday evening, even then couldnt reboot and repair the OS Partition, XP recovery didnt even have the database insatlled to do the repair (maybe corrupted) and hence it didnt want to boot me and ask for my admin password. It didnt even see the partition as [NTFS] just [UNKNOWN] which basicly left me with the only option of formating and starting from scratch.
Lost my files. Lost my downloads. Lost some movies. Lost alot of games and almost 20 hours sunk into Dungeon Siege 2.

After 3 hours or so of application installs, setups, and configurations, now it seems, that the Realtek AC3 97 audio driver doesnt want to work, and it doesnt even want to uninstall. No audio. Tired. Hate someone. Something. Nevermind

Dav out

[EDIT] Dropped my old Nokia 8250, it doesnt power on now, using a backup Sony Ericsson T230. Hate it. Cant figure out anything. Bah
Monday, September 04, 2006 | Author: Dav
Joining the army
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 | Author: Dav
The Josh is going to join the army!

Wildfolk says:
I got an email from a friend after telling him that Mum was upset about me joining in a combat role..

Dav@Werk says:

Dav@Werk says:
well your mum loves yous

Wildfolk says:
"Tell your mum that everyone dies and you're going to learn how to best delay they with heavy weapons and being surrounded by 8 guys also keen on not dying today and not letting anyone else die either - also trained and heavily armed"

Dav@Werk says:
makes the most sense

Dav out
New workspace goodness
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well the BOSS bought me a new sweet ACER LCD Monitor, that baby is running nicely at 1280 x 1024 (its 17'). Its making me want an LCD monitor for my home, since I can clearly see the amount of desk real-estate that I've saved up.

The new office desk space with the Acer LCD monitor

Compared to say, the old work area below:

The old office desk space

Dav out
Xfire chat
Friday, August 11, 2006 | Author: Dav

This is what we talk about because we're -=SSOF=-

-=SSOF=-Dorphac: didnt load a window when i clicked it
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: gotta do it manually
davinx: does for me
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: oh it was teh <>
davinx: lawls
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: so you abide by these tips?>
davinx: hell no
davinx: i always try to do the direct opposite
davinx: to piss clients off
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: lol the numbering is not in order
davinx: yeah
davinx: cause they have a diffrent list
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: shouldnt tip 1 be the most important?
davinx: where you add the tips
davinx: and thats in running number order
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: they should have a top10
davinx: then they take the tips, and put them in the catagories
davinx: they should
davinx: but because they are consultants, they cant agree on which are the top 10 tips :D
-=SSOF=-Dorphac: and number one should have something to do with kissing ass
davinx: sounds about right

Dav out
Thursday, August 10, 2006 | Author: Dav

So yeah, house-hunting really sucks. After a couple of months, its down to this:
A. Buy a house that's RM260K - RM310K in an area thats FAR out of the city.
B. Buy a second-hand (used) house for like RM210K - RM250K (which is in and around the city) but then spend another RM40K - RM80K for renovations


Dav out
Best USB Hub EVER!
Monday, August 07, 2006 | Author: Dav

IMO, this could be the best USB Hub out there. No, really!

Look at this:

And this:

Buy it here

Dav out
On the bandwagon
Friday, August 04, 2006 | Author: Dav

Looks like Josh is on the blogging bandwagon, you can read his insightfull posts here.Its still new blog, so he's going to need you guys to help comment away (ie: spam)

Dav out
Shameless plug
Thursday, August 03, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well its time for a shameless plug of the office webpage. Pretty neat, even if a bit borrowed template to fill the blanks.

Finally got the damn video streaming with Mediaplayer control buttons working too (lower right of the image)

Video with controls!

Office webpage


Dav out
Americas Army Fan video
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 | Author: Dav

Now I don't do this often, but the guys from SOP created this video which I thought was pretty good, so I'm going to link it here

Dav out
Now we're cooking with gas!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 | Author: Dav

I flip open the Reuters site and what greets me but "Scientist thinks invisibility possible in future".
I'm waiting for it, it opens up so many new avenues of military science :D

Dav out
Transform and roll out
Sunday, July 02, 2006 | Author: Dav

Can you feel it? Oh man oh man can you FEEL IT?
I need to remember to start breathing again! THEY BETTER NOT MESS UP THIS FOR ME!

Dav out
Lets go postal!
Sunday, July 02, 2006 | Author: Dav
Been super busy at work, but that has not stopped me from bothering people on MSN! Hence, the postcard pics below.
AleŇ° was nice enough to send it over.





Need to send a postcard back now!

Dav out
Funny squared
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 | Author: Dav

Every now and then, Bash puts up a quote that I think should get into the quote of the year area (if there isn't one, there should be)

Note: Might be a tad offensive :D

Dav out
Who comes up with this stuff?
Friday, May 05, 2006 | Author: Dav
I was browsing about my Yahoo! email when I noticed a table area that had 'questions asked by people'. I've never noticed this feature before.

I clicked the question that sounded like something I would ask.


Dav out
Thursday, May 04, 2006 | Author: Dav

Carbon Nanotubes and anything else remotely nano could be toxic!

bah, ticks me off, I was looking forward to Greg Bear's view of Nano usage as per his book 'Moving Mars'.
Lets cross our fingers!

Shopping list
Monday, April 17, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well the PC Fair in the Kuala Lumpur Convention center ended, and I had a shopping list all made out for the fair:

1. USB Extension cable (3 feet)
2. External HDD case 3'5
3. Logitech Keyboard
4. Spare Logitech optical mouse

What wasnt on my list was the Creative Muvo Slim, but I got that anyway :D

Dav out
Creative goodness
Sunday, April 16, 2006 | Author: Dav

Picked up the Creative Muvo Slim yesterday, been having a blast with it. The free RM60 headphones might have something to do with it.

A sample image of the muvo slim.

Dav out
Mail Beta
Friday, April 14, 2006 | Author: Dav

It looks like everyone's jumping on the "Web Beta" service idea these days, with Gmail starting it off and Hotmail with their 'Outlook' like layout.

Yahoo! has come out with a nifty version of Beta Mail, and the screeny below shows you how it looks like. I've used Yahoo! for ages, and I'm quite happy with the generous amount of email space they provide. The spam does get to be a bother, but thats to expect with an email account thats been in use for as long as I have.

Yahoo's Beta Mail services

Dav out
Plodding along...
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well work's slowed down for a few days, and it lets me clean up the stuff thats loaded on the office laptop.

Its got to a stage at the pc where I lift my mug and find that there's no more tea in it, then 2 minutes later I lift my mug again and there's STILL no tea in it.
'orible! Mossy says I need an underling.

Then I open up the run consol and type in 'calc' when I wanted to pull up the command screen (cmd). Cursing, I close the calcultor, then type in 'calc' AGAIN!.

Must... go on a holiday

Dav out
Teh suck
Thursday, April 06, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well its been one hell of a month, and yesterday was pretty rough. A quick breakdown of what went on:

7.30am Azzy comes over because she has a warning light on her car dash
8.15am Service center opens, I talk to the manager and highlight the issues, and tell him it could be the throttle body. He hooks it up to the computer and does a systems check
9.30am All good, head off to work
3.20pm Azzy calls, says mom has emergency appendix op
7.40pm Azzy's car dies in traffic. Throttle BODY!
8.10pm I get there. So does AAM
9.00pm They do what they can. The problem is the car starts up fine, and they cant seem to figure out what was wrong with it when it stalled
9.20pm Drop by to see her mom in the hospital
9.40pm Dinner
11.00pm Hoem

Long long long day

Dav out
Monday, April 03, 2006 | Author: Dav

I'm looking at a watch, Casio seems pretty cool

[Edit] Well got the watch. seems pretty nifty, just need to get used to the MM/DD display setting
Buy one get one free
Sunday, March 26, 2006 | Author: Dav

I dont know about you guys, but this here idea of having 2 email names for one account (or email alias) is an absolut-freeking-ly sweet idea

Yahoo email, 2 diffrent email aliases

Dav out
Monday, February 27, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well we caught the movie yesterday, and even after reading about it in the papers (the papers gave it a B-! ) I was still intrested in watching it, since it had Heath Ledger as Casanova (I thought he was pretty cool since I watched 10 Things I Hate About You, and then A Knight's Tale) The movie was good, I think the chemistry between Heath and Sienna Miller was a tad lacking, but overall the 'fun-ness factor' of the whole movie was pretty high.

Originally uploaded by davin_x.
A movie poster from Casanova

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | Author: Dav
Davin defined
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Author: Dav

Davin --


Sexually stunning

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | Author: Dav
Usefull Work Phrases
Wednesday, February 08, 2006 | Author: Dav

I need to put these phrases in place ASAP!

1. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
2. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
3. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
4. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
5. I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't care.
6. I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
7. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
8. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
9. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
10. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
11. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.
12. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial. Would you like my card?
13. No, my powers can only be used for good.
14. How about never? Is never good for you?
15. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.
16. You sound reasonable. Time to up my medication.
17. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
18. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message .
19. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
20. Who me? I just wander from room to room.
21. My toys! My toys! I can't do this job without my toys!
22. It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy.
23. At least I have a positive attitude about my destructive habits.
24. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
25. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
26. Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject.

Dav out
Book reviews
Monday, February 06, 2006 | Author: Dav

I was just poking around the Internet when I came across this pretty sweet site (SF Reviews)
I think this site gives people a great chance to actually read reviews on a book before getting it. I think its amazing stuff.

Dav out
1'st day of work
Monday, February 06, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well got back to work today, and I must say, its pretty busy around here now. Work's piled up and backlogged. Crap

Dav out
Saving Private Ryan L337 Style
Thursday, February 02, 2006 | Author: Dav

I was surfing the SSOF forums and came across this gem.

Amazing eh?

Dav out
Happy Chinese New Year
Friday, January 27, 2006 | Author: Dav

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy
Chinese New Year.


Dav out
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | Author: Dav

I was filling up on some petrol at a local petrol station when I noticed a sign above the petrol pump that read something like this :
"Our frequent replenishment cycles ensure you the freshest fuel available at all times"

I've never heard of fresh petrol. Its already almost a million years old in the first place.

Dav out
Evil monday
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 | Author: Dav

This Monday SUCKED. I woke up as my phone alarm went off, and I thought to myself 'WHY the heck did I put an alarm at 7am on a SUNDAY?" Ticked off, I curled up back to bed, only to be awakened by the national anthem being played at the primary school near my home.

*@(#)&)@#&) its a monday!

Spoilt my whole Sunday.

Dav out
Aliens made me do it!
Thursday, January 12, 2006 | Author: Dav

[Highlight to read]
Jerry made me do this!

Dav out
Work starts in a new year
Monday, January 02, 2006 | Author: Dav

Well I'm a little worried about going in to work tomorow, being the first day of work and all. Time to check if its a case of SUSFU or not

Dav out

[Edit] Added a map of South East Asia on the right lower mid of the blog. Click on it and a larger map should show up [Edit]
Sunday, January 01, 2006 | Author: Dav

Happy New Year ! 2006 says hello!
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