Well, I got it

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

I got my free copy of EE yesterday. Or rather, I only noticed that I had it yesterday. I didn’t get any email about it, it was just there in the “Download Area”. I of course installed and played around with it. I guess I’ll be switching to it now. But I still feel bad about not having paid for it, so I’ll donate something.

Oooh, more Yahoo email space

Friday, May 14, 2004

Well hopefully I won’t have to worry too much about my Yahoo email space anymore. According to cnet Yahoo is planning on increasing storage to 100MB for free users and “virtual unlimited” space for paid users in the summer. 100MB is not 1GB, but it still is a lot of space! Especially since I am just as attached to my email address as I am to the actual emails I get at that address. smile

Blogger Facelift

Monday, May 10, 2004

Blogger has a whole new look now. It looks amazing, although I will miss the old interface because it was there for such a long time and I got used to it. I’ve been logging onto my Blogger account frequently in the last two weeks or so, once I read the news about Bloggers being offered Gmail accounts. I didn’t get an invite, but, I’m still hoping! The last time I made a post at Blogger was back in December so I probably wasn’t considered an active user at Blogger.

Eat Bugs

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

There’s an article in the National Geographic about the health content of cicadas. A cicada is a type of insect. I don’t think I would be able to stomach one just yet, chocolate covered or no. smile

Edwin McCain - Go Be Young

C is for Cecilia

Monday, March 29, 2004

After I wrote up my previous post, I went online using MSN and found all these people on my list had changed their nicknames by adding a “C” in front of them. I asked one of them what that meant, and they changed it as a sign of respect to Cecilia. I thought, OK, that’s strange, but I did the same with mine. It’s really amazing how words get round, because more than half the people on my list have that (well, they’re all people I know offline, and in Canada, so they would have heard about it.)

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Today was really busy, and I’ve been waiting to write up a post (on here) all day, but now I’m not in the mood. It’s just weird if I post about how I had a great time earlier tonight when other people are not having such a good time (for example, her parents).

Also, it sucks that it takes a big story like this (it was covered extensively by the media)  to get people seriously thinking about it. We all know about the famous cases like Holly Jones or Elizabeth Smart etc. But, I think things like this happen a lot, more than people think, and it’s a big problem. As with a lot of other issues.

Sad news - body found

Monday, March 29, 2004

I haven’t been keeping up with the news this weekend. Just half an hour ago, my roommate told me that they had found the body of Cecilia Zhang on Saturday. Cecilia was this 9 year old girl who was abducted from her house last October. It’s been all over the news in Ontario, and the Chinese community was all abuzz. I really did hope that she would eventually be found safe and sound, but as the months went by the hope dropped lower and lower. Well, I hope at least this discovery will bring some closure to her parents. And that the police will find some clues about who did this.

Blogs ... Infectious?

Friday, March 05, 2004

I can agree with this article, which says that some of the more popular bloggers borrow links / topics from lesser known blogs, sometimes without linking back. These popular bloggers are the ones who “infect” the rest of the blogosphere.

I post links I get from other blogs. If I click on a link from somewhere, whether it be a blog or a website or a search engine, and I like the link, then I may want to blog about it. And sometimes I don’t link back, because I don’t remember where I got the link from. In the end, my blog is my record of links and thoughts etc., so why shouldn’t I blog about thinks I’m interested in or like, even if it’s been blogged about already?

But obviously I am not one of the more popular bloggers.

By the way, I found the link while reading my BlogLines subscriptions, and not from anyone else. smile

Viruses are making you stronger

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

In this article, they mentioned that Bill Gates said computer viruses and hackers helped make Microsoft products more secure. That could be true, but at what expense? Millions of users who rely on their products (mainly the operating system) are going to suffer because it wasn’t secure in the first place.

It reminds me of this thing that my friend said, that if you get sick when you’re younger, it makes you grow taller because your body becomes stronger while you fight the virus. I didn’t believe her when I heard it, but a lot of the people in my class at the time believed that too!

Oh, and while I’m still talking about viruses, there’s a new worm floating around. I got a couple of suspicious looking emails today, which might have been that.

Edit: Also, what’s this?!? Sir Gates?

Funky Monkey!

Thursday, January 22, 2004

As you may or may not know, the Chinese New Year is coming up soon, and it’s the Year of the Monkey. To celebrate, apparently, some women are buying their husbands underwear with monkeys on them. It’s cute, but I wouldn’t want my guy (*cough* if I actually had one *cough*) wearing one of those! tongue

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