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Showing posts from January, 2009

Upside Down Monitor

I got SMS from my cousin asking help for turning back his upside down PC screen. I never experienced it, at first I thought it's because viruses or something (haha always put the blame first on viruses or just asking to restart the computer).

Then I googled it and found that (Google was broken, everybody! But only lasted for few minutes) there is this cheat to reverse the monitor.

To turn the monitor upside down.

To reverse the upside down monitor (back to normal): CTRL+ALT+UP.
Don't forget to turn the monitor off and then turn it on again. It works for Windows XP Home and Professional. Well, I haven't tried it yet, cannot do this in my laptop. But I sent the suggestion to my cousin and it works. Hmmm good trick to make somebody freak out.

First Month

Finally the mood comes. I want to share the story about my first month here in Singapore.

There are more than 10 ITB alumnus that are accepted in this company for this year, but the departing is different. Me and 2 guys from electrical and physical engineering, Heldi and Gun Gun (sounds like a dog song, "Heldi, gun gun gun! Kemari, gun gun gun" *me run away :D*) were flight on 1st Dec 2008. We arrived in Changi Airport around 1 pm, and went to service apartment that is provided by company for 2 weeks while we're searching by our own later. Luckily other guys got an apartment in Dover which is very near to office in Ayer Rajah (walking distance). Whereas me, is put in Geylang (takes 15 MRT stations and 3 bus stops to get office). I think I have written about the first week here.

My second week is full of stressed looking for room. I had contacted an agent (got the number from my friend who moved to Singapore 2 weeks earlier than me) in the middle of 1st week, but she did…

First Day Working

Buat kamu yang disana.. ya kamu, jangan celingak-celinguk kiri-kanan dehh kayak anak hilang.. nahh iya kamu..

*copy paste from here

If you're facing your first day at a new workplace, follow these tips closely to spring your career potential full steam.

1. Arrive on-time (not earlier)And explain to your new colleagues: "People who come in early does not understand what sharp and punctual mean" What a great first impression it will leave.

2. Bring some documents from home
And slip in some magazines to read. First half of the day will be boring because they just don't know what task to assign you. They'll torture you with employees handbook and other propaganda material.

3. Don't tell people you're excited with the new job
It will cheapen your value. They should feel excited having you.

4. Don't remember names
It's just not cool. See above.

5. Identify the key characters
There will always the loved (the diligent employees) and the despised (infringe…