Computer Shutdown Suddenly. CPU Very Hot

There are two incidents in the past few days where my computer “blackout” suddenly and required a restart. I had no idea what was happening at first but noticed the heatsink on the CPU was very hot after touching it. From what I know, heatsinks should never be *that* hot.

The side cover of my casing is opened and I have a fan blowing straight into it to cool down everything within. When both incidents happened, my fan wasn’t turned on. So, I guess the temperature of the CPU must have risen so high that the computer turns off itself to prevent the CPU from frying itself.

I should probably buy a new heatsink or at least clean up the contact between the CPU and the heatsink but I am just too lazy. I will just make sure that the fan is on all of the time and that the CPU doesn’t get fried.

* fingers crossed *

Public Bank Debit Card Application Processing

I called Public Bank’s customer care centre and found out that my application is finally entered into their system. I sent the application form using express courier on the 10/10/2007 and they received it on 11/10/2007. This is confirmed after checking the courier company’s tracking system. However, my application was entered into their system only on 24/10/2007.

That is almost two weeks! To be fair, there were a few days of holiday and a weekend in between but still, that is quite long. I asked him how long it will take before my debit card can be approved. He told me it would take another two weeks. TWO WEEKS!

I immediately told the guy I need my application to be processed urgently. Unfortunately, I was told to call during office hours when the credit card department is open. Too bad. I guess I just need to call them tomorrow morning and hopefully there won’t be any other problems.

Yat Yi Sam Sei

Four aces card

To some people, the number 4 isn’t a good number. To the Chinese, the number 4 means die or death. To some, “4 letter words” represent vulgar words. There are 4 letter vulgar words that start with A, B, C, D, (err…E?), and the famous “F”.

I don’t know why I came up with an introductory paragraph like that. LOL. Sorry, couldn’t think of anything else. Anyway, pablopabla gave me the link love so I guess I need to do this :-) Below are the 4s about myself.

4 Jobs I have had in my life:

  • Cashier
  • Computer technician
  • Computer salesman
  • Tech promoter

4 Places I have lived:

  • Kuantan
  • Kajang
  • PJ
  • Mother’s womb

4 Countries I have been to on vacation:

  • Singapore
  • New Zealand (this coming December)
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia (a-buh-den? I no money.)

4 of my Favorite food:

  • Nasi lemak
  • Curry mee
  • Mee goreng
  • Roti Canai

4 Places I would rather be right now:

  • Some place not so hot
  • Some place where politics isn’t a “2 times 4 letter word”
  • Some place where no politicians are corrupt
  • Some place where people are truly civilized

4 Friends I’m going to link love:

How To Be A Douche Bag Commentator

There is no doubt that loading up dofollow plugins may increase readership, or at least commentators. However, the disadvantage of it is that you may just get one or two guys who are just commenting for the sake of having a back link to their website or blog. For these people, I would like to label them as douche bag commentators.

Before I proceed, I would like to make it clear that I am not implicating that everyone who comments in a dofollow blog are guilty of this “sin”. I am talking about those who commented even though they have not fully read or understood your post. Here is an example.

Commenting for the sake of a back link

I just loaded up the dofollow plugin in my new blog where I share my favorite music videos. The nofollow tag will be removed when someone leaves at least three comments in that blog. It is still a very new blog with very few viewers.

I got three comments from the same guy (“Mr T”) within four minutes. Mr T may argue that he is a speed reader with excellent typing skills, thus the speed in commenting. However, considering that each of the posts that Mr T commented in has an average of 100-200 words and at least one video between 3 to 5 minutes, I will be truly amazed if his commenting was sincere.

I have removed all of his comments. Do you have the same experience as I did? Mind to share it?

New DoFollow Blog In Town, Oops! I Did It Again

Oops! I did It Again

A few weeks ago, I hinted that I was setting up a new blog. It took some time to choose a theme that I really liked. In the end, I chose sodelicious2 green 2.0. It is quite a nice looking theme but required some tweaks. Lots of them. In fact, this theme required the most tweaks compared to the other themes that I have worked with. And this is not a good sign.

There are still a few things that I need to change with that theme. I will work on it when I have the time.

Let me introduce you to my third self hosted blog — Vocal Junkie dot Com. It is a place where I will blog about the kind of music that I enjoy. Everybody listens to music. Everybody enjoys music. So, head over there now and enjoy the few music videos that I have chosen.

That blog will be running with the new dofollow plugin. The nofollow tag will be removed after the third comment. So, leave as many comments as you want. Don’t forget to subscribe to the feed as well. Thank you very much and please support ya! :-)