>> Sunday, May 13, 2007

Good bye

I probably haven't mentioned this..
I love you all. Thanks, everyone.

I don't blog, but my cell is on. 012-292 5640. If you come by KLCC and I happen to be in office, let's grab a bite to eat. You can also write me: ahmad.zidni.mat@gmail.com

(There is only one chance to write again, that is if I become systems engineer like Vowe - because the work demands it, somehow.)

*Blogging ends with this line*

>> Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lost Cause

I have lost the drivers; my stories are just not worth sharing. If there is one thing the world can do without: it's me. Finally, the time has come.

This is the official announcement.

After 32,200 hits, many many entries (I have no idea how many), many many versions, I am putting this to a stop.

Thank you for visiting, everyone. :-) (I will leave this site as it is, perhaps coming by only to respond to shouts).

P/S: K.Long, perhaps you can get updates from dad's website. Or, I'll send you an e-mail about what's happening.

Bowling Alley

We bowled for ST. I reached my average 130, but it's still frustrating. I know I could've done better.

>> Thursday, May 10, 2007


Two economists were inspecting a trail of working ants, one holding a magnifying glass over a signboard held up by an ant over its head that says:

Productivity = Output / Input

I am sure you have seen this cartoon.


I'm floundering. I am not sure what is wrong exactly but I definitely cannot excel. Everyday is a struggle just to survive. The work schedule calls for personal time more than even the doctors. There are not as many seniors around to ask for help, and they're also busy and tied up with base businesses. I've heard enough of better offers, attrition, marginalization of local employees, resources and unit cost management, discontinuation of some support services within groups, downtime, leaks, and so on and so forth...

despite all that, my only focus now is...

to master the PLC.

>> Monday, May 07, 2007

Employee: Most Wanted

Based on recent survey ( I forgot which one exactly ):

" The bachelor's degrees most desired by prospective employers are, in order:
  1. mechanical engineering
  2. electrical engineering
  3. accounting
  4. business administration/management
  5. economics/finance
  6. computer science
  7. information sciences and systems
  8. marketing
  9. computer engineering
  10. chemical engineering


Somebody won Wachovia recently. Double hints from the picture.

>> Sunday, May 06, 2007


A new digital camera I just purchased. Lumix I call it.

Photo Ops

A few attempts at photography. An evening in Tulsa, Cyberjaya, lotus in the lake there,

The best of all, the lily I found.


Can somebody translate this for me??

It probably means something inspiring / motivational type of words. Big words.

>> Saturday, May 05, 2007

500 posts!

This blogger reaches fortune 500! Well, I never thought of going blogger actually. I prefer to tweak my own codes, which may not be as sophisticated as this blogger of course, but enough for web presentation.

la la la... I'm troubled, but I'm happy.


Check out my Facebook. I think it's better than Friendster in many ways.

>> Thursday, May 03, 2007

Astala'VISTA' Babe

Among early reviews of Vista. Say... Home Premium. I don't know why anybody would go for Home Basic. Ultimate gives you everything, and Basic gives you... nothing. (quoting C|Net remarks).

One dude was so furious about how misleading the 64-bit portion is. View it here.

C|Net shows that some features may not appear because you do not have the latest and greatest hardware. The Senior Editor even recommends that you stay with XP for a while unless you're buying a new machine. Check it out here.

It is so obvious that Microsoft copies Spotlight, iPhoto, Widgets (Dashboard may not even be Apple's first but they raced to provide it to customers first), and so on.

Microsoft is doomed. But it's not the end of the world. Get a Mac.

>> Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ageing Laptop

After 4 years, this TiBook of mine begins to exhibit signs of ageing. The one off LCD and HD change were I think defect instead of deterioration. Then, two more items stood out:

1) Adapter failure. The A1021 65W power adapter is not a very smart design. The thick wire that comes from the plug is ingenious but the thin wire that goes to the laptop suffers great stress. I wish I had done this, but I browsed LY Plaza last Sunday for replacement instead.

2) My "Z" key spring is not bouncing back properly. Had my name been Sulaiman or Jamal, the S or J keys would've been in trouble. Come to think of it, vowels are more likely to be stuck right? Looking at the keyboard, the keys with more visible wear on the surface than others are: E, Y, U, I, O, A, H, N, and the space bar. (My space bar actually shows that I'm mostly right-handed.)

Yieahhh!!!! Oaahh!! You? Naah.

Hm. No wonder. 3 more characters and you can complete my password.

>> Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Some happenin

I overslept this morning. After many many months. Yeah, I normally don't get enough sleep. Most of the time due to the hours for sleep I have left and sometimes due to some disturbance at work. My lady has been helping out a lot in overcoming this sleep trouble. Thanks.

I haven't written about daily happenings for a while now. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I've been too busy to notice things. Or perhaps I don't fully live and appreciate every moment. Whatever the reasons are, I don't feel like I'm in control anymore. I used to grab hold of everything that comes to me. I can handle them. Every inch. Every second. But nowadays, I just let some things slide. I don't try and control everything. Feels vulnerable but it takes some load of my brain.

Next up, I have some work to do in a remote location that'll put me away from home for about 2 to 3 weeks. Nice. And I have to cover 2 locations and not 1. Things in the office are still pending. Outstation work comes... that's like 3 to 4 people jobs that I'm trying to carry.

May Allah help me go through it.