Saturday, April 30, 2005

Ecological footprint

How many earth do you need? Try this site and you'll know!
Ecological footprint

Street paintings: Flat image looks like 3D

I stumbled on this site showing some nice street painting. All flat painting but because they put the camera at the axact correct position, it looks like 3D!!! fantastic stuffs!!
Street paintings

3D-04.jpg (71kB)

Friday, April 29, 2005

Petals around the rose - tested in CSSE

**** IT! NO WAY!

Hahahaa!!!! Well, we sure had a lot of fun and rage and shouting and yelling and laughing...

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Google toolbar for Firefox

I accidentally used Internet explorer today and saw the good old Google toolbar, with the blogger icon. And I thought Firefox should have it as well so I can blog whatever site I like straightaway. And I googled it and found this. - googlebar

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Petals Around the Rose

A friend of mine email me this link for the game: "Petals Around the Rose"
It took me a good 50 minutes to click around! couldn't figure it out, then I went to read about the story about how Bill Gates tackle the problem and suddenly a solution poped up in my mind and got it solved straight away!
So, keep looking at the same thing trying to figure out by writing down all the experimental data and analysing them aren't always the best way to reach the solution...

Very interesting!! Try it out!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Whatever you resist will persist

Whatever you resist will persist

If something comes into life, there's a lesson to learn.
Dodge it, resist it, delay it, it'll come back later.
Why not embrace it? Get it over and done with, and take the next lesson of life that's hopefully more interesting than this one.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Just changed the setting of Blogger in Hello, Now no more Posted by Hello sign at the back of each post. Yeah!!

Today is ANZAC day. One of the few public holiday that is also a university holiday. So the uni is close. The carpark is almost empty. And the school deserted.
Only a few of us came in, some left early. Nothing is happening. Quiet and nice to read papers.  Posted by Hello

Bye Nico.

It's finally time for Nico to go. We went to airport to send him off.
Bye Nico, we'll miss you!
Nico: "Are~ you~ talking~ to me~?" Posted by Hello

Nico's Farewell Pizza Party

Here's photo of the night.
Nice authentic Italian pizzas, hat with funny faces, and Courtenay's bird Tito on people heads... :) Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Just came back from Nico's farewell party hosted at Courtenay's place. Nico made the pizza dough and Alessandro help with the topping and baking.. The pizza turned out fantastic!! Very nice indeed, so is the party.
Nico was rather drunk at 3am, and wanted his hair dyed red. See if he remember when he wake up tomorrow...
I'll post some photos up later, going to bed now.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Supagolf & lunch at Duckstein

Our postgrad gang went for Supagolf today. It's a lot of fun! Oversize clubs and big ball. :D

After supagolf, we went for lunch at Duckstein brewery. Tone started this V-hand asian-look photo pose. And I got almost everyone to pose for a shot. Hahaha!! Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Late night coding for triangles

Staying late in the lab tonight.
Coded up and commented properly for the triangle rigid transformation thingy in Matlab.
After several hours, finally it's up in my matlab page... Man! Tired.
Do'h! There's a reading group at 10am tomorrow morning! Not enough sleep. :(
Better go home now.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Triangle transformation is beautiful

In my research, I am looking at least distortion triangle transformation and I generated these triangles. I just love looking at them. :) Posted by Hello

Monday, April 18, 2005

What do you have, to sell yourself when you get your phd?

Siok, a Malaysia auntie I met at landmark forum invited me over for dinner.
Nanthida, her 15 years old daughter just did her Landmark forum over the weekends and was all excited about it. She's such a lovely girl.
There, I was introduced to Xiaofeng, a mining process engineer who aimed very well in his research to get to where he is now. He did his phd with industrial grant and understand how the real industrial world works during his research. That positioned himself very well when he finished his research, and now he is earning good money in the mines.

A good question he asked me:

What do you have, to sell yourself when you get your phd?

Something to ponder...

Perth is cold again! Bloody 9'C outside now!!
Forecast for next few days are around 12-25'C... This year, it feels like summer goes straight into winter... <:| Posted by Hello

A photo taken back in Tasmania. Recently scanned. :) Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Penguin Island Trip

Today, Nico, Alessandro and myself met at 8:30am to go to Penguin Island together. After Danno's party last night, we all didn't have enough sleep, but we still had a nice time there.
Penguin Island is located less than 1km from Rockingham shore, and Rockingham is ~40km from Perth.
There's ferry service from 9am-4pm, cost about $15 inc. entry to the penguin discovery center on the island. Penguin feeding 10:30am, 12:30 and 2:30pm.
The fairy penguins in the center are so cute!!! But outside of the center, it's hard to spot wild penguin during the day, but there are a myriad of seagull everywhereon the island.
We went for swim but the water is too cold to stay in thre for long. Posted by Hello

Danno's Birthday Party

Snapshots of the night. Posted by Hello

Danno's Birthday Party tonight. He invited the postgrad gang and some of his other friends to his place. Great night of drink, food, chat and laughters. ;) Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Hello has become a lot faster since I last used it. It used to take 1 minute to load the photos and time out just at its own pleasure. Today posting photo took a couple of seconds.
With this kind of speed, i might blog a lot more. :D Posted by Hello

CSSE Sundowner

Happy postgrads after food and drinks. Me, Jason, Danno in front, Jim, Amer, Tone, Alessandro, Jonathan and Ryan from left at the back... Posted by Hello

Department sundowner today. Great finger food and drinks. academics, postgrads and other stuffs chat the afternoon off. :) Posted by Hello

Friday, April 15, 2005

Happy Nepalis New Year

Last night I was invited by Pramila and Joshi to their place for a little drink and food. And it turned out that it was their Nepalis New Year day! Joshi cooked some very nice beans dishes and egg dishes, I forgot their names already. The spices taste was fantastic! They said it's tumeric and other spices...

Crazy Japanese kids

Amer told me about this. An African American teaches English in Japan. And all the crazy stories about Japanese kids and school teachers...

Here's the link: I am a Japanese School Teacher, By: Azrael
Read "My Kids Are Perverted", "Japanese Kids Say the Darndest Things", "Japanese Teachers Say the Darndest Things" and you'll get a feel.... a bit worrying...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Blood type : O negative

How many of your friends are O negative?
There are 3 in our CSSE PhD gang!! It's crazily high!! Isn't it supposed to be a very rare blood type?

Watch a musical: Patient

I went to watch a musical with Nico and Cornie at the Playhouse in the city. Nico told me that Courtenay, one of our fellow PhD mate is acting in it, so we went.
The lead singer, who plays Patient (it's the girl's name) has great vocal talent! She's so good!! Courtenay didn't came out till second half of the Act 1, he plays the perfect young man whom everyone adores. Well done Court! Well sung!
This is actually the first time I saw Courtenay singing properly. Good voice. I haven't really have much chance to hear this kind of voice after high school vocal training. It's nice!

After we came back from the play, I was back to the lab. Accidentally did another 3 hours of coding and came home at 2:30am.
Time to bed.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Gmail is increasing account size by 3.5MB/day!!

Gmail announced on April Fool that their account size will be infinite+1. I thought it's a april fool thing but today the account shows: You are currently using 99 MB (5%) of your 2059 MB.
And it's still increasing at 3.5MB/day. See the counter on the gmail front page.