Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Out of Boredom

My mom and dad "accused" me of setting up my own "make-shift toilet" behind the house 12 years ago, that my golden shower has actually caused the progressive corrosion of the steel drain cover today.

A charge that I strongly deny with a burst of laughter, and to be diplomatic, I taichi-ed the allegation to my younger brothers. While maintaining my innocence (I am really innocent), the deplorable state of the steel drain covers became an eyesore.

And it can be dangerous because mom is utilizing the backyard to cook, a few metres away. She might trip and fall.

Out of boredom, and due to availability of raw materials, I started a new "out-of-boredom-project". This is a long-due project since January 15th.

CODENAME : Projek Longkang - RC Slabs and OPC Patching

The outlet of toilet floortrap (FT) below is an example of my sub-standard patching work, BEFORE and AFTER.

While the next picture is the consequence of skipping Concrete Technology practical work during 2nd year of college.

However, the subsequent slabs casted improved aesthetically and structurally, thanks to the guidance of the senior Lee. His advice; poke the concrete so that the cementitious grout can flow and fill in between of the aggregates.

To "talk-cock", I am pretty confident the slabs can withstand the load of a 1-tonne lorry.

Oh should I tag this post "Engineering"?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Utilizing Public Amenities (The Wrong Way)

Attn :
Ustaz Bala, En. Porjo, Che We, Pak Jali, Pak Deris, En Nonon, Ustaz Snuck, En Tokan, En Soopin...and Semestian 99-03

Dear fellow Semestian 99-03 batch members,

Sorry to have leaked this photo. This is the only piece of photo of high school left in my possession after changing computer for the third time. Please don't tag me "mat report" for this.

It's hilarious to see this photo now, which was taken so many years back. It might be 2002 or 2003.

This is how we utilize the emergency water storage tank on a bright sunny day. Ohh and especially on weekends, where the wardents are not keeping an eye on us. We challenged each other on how many rounds we can "scuba" along the tiled contractions.

Qastho is the champion for this. Has Kembo broken his record?

Time flies.. Today it's April 26th, Saturday 2009.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Other Land of Dreams

Calling America "The Land of Dreams"?

How about Dubai? "The Land of Dreams for engineering futures "?

Doesn't sound that nice.. "The Other Land of Dreams" ?

It's going to start the next decade. Dubai, wait for me please.. I'll be there soon!!

DUBAI Lilypad Floating City

By now, most of us have heard about the Island Cities being built in Dubai , but Inhabitat has just done a feature on a new concept by artist Vincent Callebaut for a self-sufficient floating city that will never have to face a problem about finding land to build on. The "Lilypad" would take advantage of all of today's green technologies, including generating power from the sun, wind and water, and would produce zero emissions from its residents. Don't expect to see construction on one of these anytime soon, but don't be surprised if, like the Island Cities in Dubai , real estate starts branching out into the oceans in the next decade.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

YouTube Downloader

Kah Ling is so "skema" this afternoon that she actually said this :
kahling : nak mintak your expertise boleh? what website u use to dl youtube videos?

keefoo : babi skemanya ayat..hahahaha jap..i give u link

kahling : k hahahahah

keefoo: http://www.savevideodownload.com/download.php
tis is almost the easiest one la..

kahling : okie thanks

Before softwares to assist users in downloading YouTube videos sprung up, I relied on web-based downloader which are not always reliable. Some of the downloaded files are also not recognized by my computer. I got even more disappointed when I have lost the link of the video because the videos are usually MTV of my favorite songs.

Now, I am using YouTube Downloader to directly download the video files into my computer. Simple and practical. These 3 words fully describe this software. Beside downloading, it can also convert the video file into other formats such as mp3, wmv and mov for Ipod Video.

Here are some screenshots of the software.

You only need to hit Ctrl + C on the YouTube link in your browser and the URL will be automatically entered. Hit the Ok button and zoom you go. (You might need to wait for a moment)

A window similar to download window in IE will pop-out. It will prompt you to choose the destination directory. Press Okay and the download will start. The downloaded video will be in *.flv format, which can be played if you have VLC Player or appropriate video codecs installed in your machine.

And if you wish to convert the flv video into other formats, choose "Convert video (previously downloaded) from file".

Simple enough?

Get it here.

p/s : Good news from BienneSoft..

With YouTube Downloader 2.1.7 you can download video from Yahoo!, DailyMotion, Pornhub, Pornotube, and RedTube!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

For the 7th Week

Hold Gently The Memories


1928 - 2009

Deeply missed and remembered..

By the young guns you have nurtured your whole life..to the ripe age of 81 (85)

Rest in peace, Ah Kong..

Your grandsons:
  1. Lee Kee Wei (Final Year IMU, MBBS)
  2. Lee Kee Foo (Graduate UTP, BEng Civil)
  3. Lee Kee Choon (Second Year UKM, MD)
  4. Lee Kee Tat (First Year UKM, MD)
  5. Lee Kee Hon (Form 5 SMJK Choong Hua)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Petronas Offer

I was born, bred, live and study in the same state. (Borrowed this from Kareen Lee) Now it's my time to explore what other states has to offer for this mommy's boy!

I will be based in Petronas Carigali, SBO in Kota Kinabalu coming May 21st. My coursemate, Natasya got the same offer in similar division too, but in different departments.

A few questions from a KB (Kampong Boy)
  1. Is car/motorbike in Sabah more expensive than Peninsula?
  2. How much is the cost of shipping a car from Peninsula to Sabah?
  3. How much is rental for a decent house/room, located in vicinity of Kota Kinabalu town?
  4. How much does a plate of chicken rice cost in Kota Kinabalu?
  5. Does Sabah people speak Hakka? (Oh I hope Sabah is not a Chinese Hokkien-majority town. And I speak broken Mandarin.)
Kota Kinabalu is so far from my home state, and it seems that life is offering me more than what I expect!