Semi-baptised Laptop

Water spillage > funky lines on screen > up until 2 stripping the laptop thanks to the HP manual page for my laptop and I ended up with this.. a decapitated and naked laptop
Laptop innards

After a day of playing around (and thinking the keyboard was shorted [I guess I really need to learn to put the connector in properly, but it did seem right the first few times… *shrug*]) and stressing over the situation all is fine it was all down to one thing…. disabling SATA native mode. Doh! What a wasted day and time. But one thing I did notice is that the CPU utilization seems to be ~20% all the time on one core…. strange (don’t remember it being that way at all)
Screen shot of Windows Task Manager's CPU utilization

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The Tag

So one innocent day when I got older I received this from Michelle….
The Tag....The Challenge

After some searching and my inability to find an oreo cheesecake, the victim managed to become an oreo doughnut from Fun Donuts
The Victim/Doughnut

And so finally, a kind of gross me out, photo of the bite into the doughnut
The unglamorous shot of me biting into an oreo doughnut

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Pure Joy

With all the things that have happened (and are happening) I could so easily be like this:

But James 1:2-4 says:

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

Consider it “Pure joy”: Not easy huh?

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Magnificent Night

Yes I was working until 0130 but it was what happened after work that was so refreshing. The drive in the quiet night. With a peace and calmness that you don’t get to see during the day or even at night with people busy running their own rat race. I took a nice leisurely drive in the midst of the first day of the week that more or less started off with an expectation of a busy week, anticipating the work that needs to be done. And this was/is camp work, not even office work which woke me up in the morning via an innocently ringing phone. Data population was to be resumed after a long hiatus: people have finally given me data to populate! (the enthusiasm more for the feeling of relief that finally get to make a few more steps towards finishing the project, rather than the happiness of getting work to do). But enough about work and just enjoy the beautiful world that we have before us. Got my supper at the pasar at church and felt like taking a nice long walk in the cold of the early morning. I guess the feeling of relief after a long day of work and the opportunity just to relish in the morning was so satisfying that I just drove around for an hour. Just me and God and His magnificence. Church camp coming up this weekend and 3 weeks until YDM youth camp and I’m sure He’s stirring up something special. Brace yourselves. It’s going to be awesome (yes I had to resist the ‘ooosome’ ;-> =P)

Not so subtly


  • $6 for photo print (8″ by 12″ I believe) at Hua Ho Kiulap
  • $2.50 for plastic envelope
  • ‘Free’ – 2 strips of double sided tape from my stationery stash

I guess the idea came from Leah Culver and her laser-etched Macbook Pro but I’m just giving free advertising to great free content on the web. My DIY fixture hides any laptop branding and is interchangeable when the time comes. Yay! Couldn’t use stickers or anything big like that though, since it is the laptop work ‘loaned’ to me to, well errrr… work =P

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