Month: December 2005

Try ecto. It’s rilly, rilly good

I like being able to compose blog posts even when I’m not online – though that’s quite seldom. And while you could use any old text editor or word processor to compose and format your posts, you’d still have to do a bit of cutting, pasting or clicking here and there. So I’ve been using blogging client software for a bit now – beginning with w.bloggar (Windows only), and for the past half year, with this nifty little one for both Mac and Windows, called ecto. There are sweet little script functions that allow you to add technorati tags, iTunes info, Amazon IDs, paste iPhoto pictures and customise a whole lot of other things to make blogging easier, so that when you’re blogging, you’re concentrating on your content, and not about formatting. ecto also works with almost every single blog engine that I know, or are worth knowing – Blogger, Typepad, WordPress, Livejournal – so it means you can keep track of and post to several blogs, just from the one application. Good hor? So, …

Even Hay Mee Men get the blues

The working days between Christmas and New Year’s is either called ‘Nothing Week’, or ‘Nonsense Week’ by some of my more unfortunate friends. Those who have to work, that is. (Those who are on vacation – Nabeh, fark orf!) If you haven’t already experienced it, you’d have discovered these past days that work has been really, like, you know, a lot, you know? And like, you know, wah lao, come from everywhere, like, you know? You’d also have known that if you didn’t plan every hour of these types of days, you’d forget to eat and sleep. So it was a very good thing the past couple of days that I had the good sense to plan (to buy) dinner. At the Zion Road Food Centre tonight, I had a craving for soup noodles, so I looked around for a stall that sold the stuff. Then I was reminded that there was that Famous Prawn Noodle (Hay Mee) Stall there, at Zion Riverside Food Centre, where there’s also the Famous Char Kuay Teow Stall, the …

Good tidings to you

There was a thunderstorm and a little bit of flooding at Holland Village, enough to make walking to the supermarket too difficult. But thankfully, there were other places to shop at, and Christmas Eve dinner was saved. After the rain, the feast Mr Miyagi’s Christmas Menu: Pumpkin + Beetroot = Soup Fillet Steak with Aubergine and Asparagus with Miso Butter on Mashed Peas Poached Pears with Vanilla Ice-Cream and Maple Syrup and Walnuts iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Happy Xmas (War is Over) from the album “del.icio.us/tag/system:filetype:mp3″ by John Lennon of which I have the original CD. Video: Still getting wet despite having a car Technorati Tags: Chip Bee Gardens, Christmas, Holland Village Tweet