Lim Chee Aun

End of second semester of first year

I know, I haven't blog for three months. So let me assure to all readers of my blog that I'm still alive. Haha.

Okay now, what should I write here? Since I'm kind of lazy to type a lot, I guess I'll just use the list method, to summarise everything I've done. Here goes, in no particular order:

  • In this second semester, the subjects I'm taking are Basic Microprocessor, Electronic Devices I, Mathematics II, Pengajian Malaysia and Pendidikan Moral. Basic Microprocessor is my most favourite subject because I have the chance to learn Assembly programming language and do practicals with the amazing BGC-8088 board. The hardest subject for me is Electronic Devices because I have to memorize and apply so many circuitry concepts and theories, that it really blows up my head into pieces. Cool.

  • Something bad happen to my USB flash drive a month ago. A friend of mine accidentally snap it when pulling it from the USB port socket. The 'head' or 'tip' of the drive, whatever you call it, bends slightly. This minor bend is enough to end the life of my 512Mb flash drive. How unlucky. So, I bought a new one! A 1Gb flash drive, dude! Only RM 170!

  • Besides, I also bought a portable audio player. Yeah, I mean a MP3 player. No, not iPod. Too expensive for my limited budget unfortunately. Instead, I bought the 5Gb Creative Zen Micro, at a price of less than RM 600. I found few weaknesses, one of them is that the player requires software to transfer songs, especially Creative's own software. But anyway, I don't use them. Winamp and Nomad Zen Plugin are enough for my basic needs, even though I really, really wish there's a YamiPod equivalent for Creative portable audio players.

  • One of these days, the brontok worm or also known as rontokbro worm is getting quite popular around my neighbourhood. All computers in UTAR got hit by this mass-mailing, blood-sucking worm. Few of my friends' computers and USB drives got hit too, due to their carelessness in differentiating between a folder and a file. Hmm... what is this worm got to with me then? Well, I turn out to be so-called a saviour to all my friends, by helping them to clean this extremely stupid worm.

    If your computer got hit by this worm, I think this analysis page by Yohanes Nugroho would be useful. Note that this document is written in Malay. Very complete and updated.

  • Oh ya, I would like to declare that I am now a fan of Naruto! This guy rocks! For now, I've watched the series till about 120 episodes, so I'm catching up as fast as possible. Pardon me.

  • Last few weeks, I was having my examination papers and fortunately passed the three important subjects. Now I'm having my semester break. It's about time to go home, maybe next week.