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Things to do 2013

Must Do’s
  • Continue keeping an accurate account of expenditures.✔
  • Rework budget based on last yr expenditures and keep to it.✔
  • Run 2.4km weekly.✔
  • Pass IPPT.✔
  • complete raid5 backup to crashplan.✘

Good to have’s

  • Learn to use Puppet, open source configuration management tool ✘
  • Write another a full fledged GUI program using Perl or Python on the raspberry-pi 😦 ✘
  • do a complete LVM backup of application disk. ✘

Completed

  • a New Job 🙂
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Things to do DEC

Must Do’s
  • Continue keeping an accurate account of expenditures.✔
  • Rework budget based on last yr expenditures and keep to it.✔
  • Run 2.4km weekly.✔
  • A new Job :(   keeping up, but seriously unmotivated to work….✘

Good to have’s

  • Learn to use Puppet, open source configuration management tool ✘
  • Write another a full fledged GUI program using Perl or Python on the raspberry-pi 😦 ✘

Aune T1

i’ve been wanting to get a proper desktop amplifier for a while now. Previously my Emmeline “The Hornet” has served me well, but it is more suitable for use as a portable amp :), i really need an amp that can drive my HD650 fully.

The major issue for my previous desktop amp is that it uses an interconnect between the sound source (which is the headphone jack of my pc) and the amplifier, this isnt elegant…

i have been wanting to get a DAC and a tube desktop amp for a damn long time, finally it is now integrated 🙂 and i love the warmth and amber glow from the valve :), extreme value for money.

October

Must Do’s
  • Continue keeping an accurate account of expenditures.✔ 
  • Rework budget based on last yr expenditures and keep to it.✔
  • Run 2.4km weekly.✔
  • A new Job 😦  keeping up, but seriously unmotivated to work….✘

Good to have’s

  • Veritas Clustering or RHEV course✔
  • Learn to use Puppet, open source configuration management tool ✘
  • Write another a full fledged GUI program using Perl / TK Python on the raspberry-pi 😦 ✘
  • Get a driving license. ✘

job hunter X

tough tough tough, i have been attending a few interviews. the first was a contract position with GIC, that didn’t turn out too well, and one with STmicroelectronics, that was pretty sucky.
went for another with amazon, was a dc tech position, i probably wasn’t really qualified as dc technician, i dun know if i am under or over qualified.
the next one was with savvis, duh… its another shift job, cant believe my unluckiness. wasn’t really interested with them, but anyway i wasn’t offered too. i guess it works both ways.

the upcoming one is with temasek polytechnic. the job scope sounds meaningful, but few issues are whether my salary is within their budget and is my unisim degree recognized……it seems in all likelihood i will be dropped.
hope the second interview occurs….

it seems jobs are kinda rare now, 1 week ago, my company opened up a position for an system administrator. plenty of IT “talents” applied after they were sacked from banks like deutsch and citi , the pay was around sgd 6000 to 6500.
they most likely got in thru the bank’s employee referral system with help from people of the same race and creed that was rampant during the mini boom of 2010, too bad for them. the show is over for the investment bank IT ops industry.
i dun know how long will it take the market to absorb those sacked, this frickin affects me, because they are looking for the same sysadmin type of jobs like me.

disgruntled IT professional

HD 650

it was 15minute passing thought, was browsing sites on diy 3.5mm interconnect, one thing lead to another. this was definitely an impulse buy.

went down to stereo at ion orchard to audit it, was not impressed when i tested with song samples from itunes store. [itunes allows sampling of all tracks in their online store], after a while i realized that the tracks were streaming at a low bitrate, hence making the music sound muffled and unclear.

started to browse the songs loaded in the mac, i shat bricks when i played this hi-def lossless track

after listening to this track, i bought the headphone….

sound staging is the first thing i experienced, with the hd650 i’m able to clearly pick up instrument’s position in the arrangement.  the violin to the left, singer in the middle, bass somewhere in the middle, drums, guitar each taking a place.

June!

Must Do’s
  • Stay alive.✔  – keeping up, but seriously unmotivated to work….
  • Get a driving license. – strange, with the high car prices, i should be getting driving lessons easily, but i cant seem to put my mind to even take the BTT….will put this off for this year.
  • Continue keeping an accurate account of expenditures.✔ PocketMoney on iphone rox!!!.
  • Rework budget based on last yr expenditures and keep to it.✘I’m overspending and breaking my budget!!!
  • Run 2.4km weekly.✘simply too lazy….
  • [NEW] Write another full fledged GUI program using Perl / TK Python on the raspberry-pi – gonna spend time on this!!!!

Good to have’s

  • CCNA – not interested in Networking Cert.
  • Veritas Clustering or RHEV course.
Watching this!!! did u manage to spot the factual error in this video?

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