assorted thursday blah

TRANSFORMERS WAS BLOODY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111
Okay, some parts weren’t so awesome.
But most parts were awesome!
Now I am expecting every car on the road to transform into an awesome alien robot!
I want to watch it again!!!!!!!!!1111111
YOU GO WATCH IT TOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

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Chat excerpt with FA:

Suanie: You can never be yourself, I think.
Suanie: Cos you know me lah… I mumble my words.. but you still understand!
Suanie: That’s why I am happy… ‘cos I don’t have to make the effect to be coherent… this is myself!! :D
FA: Because I studied Suanilogy for 2 years adi MAR!

BTW, me and teh FA will be going to the Lion City next weekend. I shall be meeting with my usual posse ( you, you and you ). YAY! Who else wants to meet up? :D :D

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Okay for something more serious…

Something along the lines of Sirim is thinking of introducing OOXML as an ISO Standard. Naturally, people are opposed to this because:

1. There is already a standard ISO26300 named Open Document Format (ODF): a dual standard adds costs, uncertainty and confusion to industry, government and citizens;

2. There is no provable implementation of the OOXML specification: Microsoft Office 2007 produces a special version of OOXML, not a file format which complies with the OOXML specification;

3. There is missing information from the specification document, for example how to do a autoSpaceLikeWord95 or useWord97LineBreakRules;

4. More than 10% of the examples mentioned in the proposed standard do not validate as XML;

5. There is no guarantee that anybody can write a software that fully or partially implements the OOXML specification without being liable to patent damages or patent license fees by Microsoft;

6. This standard proposal conflicts with other ISO standards, such as ISO 8601 (Representation of dates and times), ISO 639 (Codes for the Representation of Names and Languages) or ISO/IEC 10118-3 (cryptographic hash);

7. There is a bug in the spreadsheet file format which forbids to enter any date before the year 1900: such bugs affects the OOXML specification as well as software versions such as Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003 or 2007.

8. This standard proposal has not been created by bringing together the experience and expertise of all interested parties (such as the producers, sellers, buyers, users and regulators), but by Microsoft alone.

Read more here and here.

If you too wish to say NO to OOXML as an ISO standard, feel very free to sign the petition here. Some folks over at Open Malaysia blog will then present the signatures to someone or the other.

That’s all for now.

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  1. I wanna watch it too. :(

    YEAY SINGAPORE SALES! CAN BUY CHEAP STUFF! WHICH I CAN FIT INTO!

    I HOPE!

    pinky will help right? RIGHT?!??!?!?

  2. What do you mean next weekend? Like tomorrow, or the weekend after? If tomorrow, wave and say hi when you see me wandering along the Singapore River.

  3. Have fun in Sin City!

  4. TFMovie was great but i didn’t enjoy fully coz got bad breath mofo on my left and 2 wankers who can’t stfu on my right.

    I’ll either watch it again or wait for the DVD (legit version)

    As for the OOXML, it’s a futile battle because the proper points of ODF has already been made.

    Sirim wants to go ahead bla bla because obviously someone has bought them.

    In a country such as Malaysia that is so corruption oriented, it’s too easy for Microsoft to buy over Sirim with various reasons.

    It’s a losing war imo, one side you have a loaded corp, the other side you have a highly corrupted bunch of entity.

  5. next weekend as in the 6th – 9th? i’ll be there during that time! great singapore sales woot

    have fun n safe trip! :D

  6. fa: can’t you buy your own clothes?! lmao

    rajulkabir: tomorrow is this weekend. i am going NEXT weekend :D

    dabs: thanks

    SF: things might be swayed. always be positif mah!

    reallybites: oO thanks you tooo

  7. suertes says:

    Me! Me! I wanna gaze upon the Great Suan and the Imperious FA!

  8. suanie… eyehatechoo…. next weekend i go back BP lah… FA coming some more! arrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    nevermind. good ol pinky will take care of you.

  9. oh… and the great singapore sale is over. and GST will be officially 7%.

  10. waitttttttt i thought the sale is until 22nd July?!?! NO MEH!

  11. ok my bad… i is sucks. i will sit at that corner.

  12. suertes: heh will do

    ahseng: DAMMMMMMMMMITTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!111111 :( :( :( :( : :( :( :( :(

  13. as long as the sale is still on when im there! :D

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