Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

This Week I Learned 2018 - Week 52

Last week post or every damn thing from the past. As this is the last week of year 2018, this will be the last second post of this year before the reflection post at the eve of the new year.

What is the plural of fry (a group of little fish)? Is fries, as in like french fries. Every time when I jotted down my observation note on Betta fish breeding, I always confuse about the grammar.

The use of carcinogenic pesticides in our local rice, will this ever get regulated and monitored? Doubt so but our neighbour country, SG will surely let us know. While pesticide residues found in our food sources (especially beloved chili) and diet is still worrisome, there is still lack of conclusive evident linking pesticides to cancer.

Who is Larry Wall and how he is like? The creator of Perl programming language, the author of "The Three Virtues of a programmer", whose favourite colour is Chartreuse, an INFP, and unassuming. Also, some said he is Weird Al in disguise..

How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It? Use and apply these five strategies: (1) Gamify your process. Start with the smallest possible step that you don't have any excuses not to start. (2) Reserve calendar time for every project. Mark it in the calendar as any other important items in your life. Allocated a short period to do your next smallest item. (3) Get other people involved. Accountability is the key here. We will likely follow through what we promise others. Example is the daily scrum. (4) Talk about it. Externalizing problems by venting it out. (5) Practice the art of "precrastination". Do something else satisfying that release "dopamine" like checking off a to-do list or a short break.

This Week I Learned 2018 - Week 26

Last week post or something else from archive.

What does meetup these days feel like? Same old same old. It has been so long since I last went for a local meetup without last minutes cancellation or interruption (from my end). Few key observations. First, never interrupt and overshadow the main presenter. Participants should complement the content of the main presenter and sadly most of the time, the discussion was sidetracked into something else. Second, working with right people and challenging problems can be a catalyst to improve your technical abilities and increase your exposures. Third, there is no need to justify any tools of your choice. Sometimes, we use certain tools because we simply like it. Nothing more and nothing less.

Why Colistin have been slowly introduced to our food chain?

想找一个比较好做的事?绝无此事。理当做好自己的本分,做该做的事。别蹉跎(cuō tuó),浪费时间。

Building another laptop? Thinkpad x230 is a good base laptop before mod right now.



Good books by Malaysian authors? It never occurred to me to read "great" (subjective here as popularity does not equal good) books by local writers. Nevertheless, below are the list of writers: Tash AwTan Twan EngAdibah AminRehman RashidRamlee Awang MurshidShirley LimYangsze Choo, and Amir Muhammad.

How do you identify different colour patterns of Betta fish? We always having a hard time remembering which colour patterns. Some good examples (PDF) by Megan Woodrow:


How often should you change your water in Betta growing up tank? Daily with 50% till 90% water changes. No wonder our fry was growing at inconsistent rates and sizes. Optimum growth size is 8 till 12 weeks to reach show grade size.

This Week I Learned - 2016 Week 04

In case you miss out, last week post.

#1 Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (official site). Caught my attention with its unique and mature story line. Definitely way different from the regular shounen action anime. Basically a story about the journey of an apprentice rakugo storyteller. The fast paced dialogues and art style reminded me of The Tatami Galaxy (Reddit discussion).

#2 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (official site). Probably the next anime series I like after the Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team in Gundam franchise. Love the old school animation and original characters design. For some amusement, there is a good discussion on the worse Gundam protagonist.

#3 Social media friends are mostly fake (Reddit discussion). Agree with one of the comment. There is a distinctive difference between a contact and real friends. You should treat all social network as contact list for networking purpose, nothing more and nothing less. Real friends should be interacted through physical life.

#4 Empanada. So this is "Mat Salleh" (Portuguese to be exact) name for Malaysia snack called "karipap" or "curry puff". Knowing this makes me craving for the Empanada, especially those large one with filling of sweet potatoes, chicken meat, and curry spice.

#5 The Bookbinder. Remember before you submit your final thesis or dissertation you need to bind it with fabric or fake leather cover and gold foil lettering or seal? The video illustrates the step-by-step process to do it.

#6 How to create and apply patch in Git. Till today, I still can't remember how to do it properly.

#7 Conversational Commerce (HN discussion). I've noticed that the Social Network is slowly being replaced by Social Messaging. Are we going to the days where ICQ/AIM and IRC were once popular?

#8 PostgreSQL Query Plan Visualization (HN discussion). The most aesthetic visualization of PostgreSQL's execution plan for a SQL statement through the EXPLAIN command (more explanation on its usage). Which is also inspired by another tool explain.depesz.com. Unfortunately both are web-based tool where sometimes not applicable if you've sensitive SQL queries that should remain confidential.