July 31, 2019

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Do you people believe in jinx? I want to not believe in this kind of hokum shit but, it exist. I’ve seen this on 3 individuals across my work life.

First was this dude I worked with at my first company during my engineering years. This guy, whatever he touches, would turn to crap. Like a perfectly functioning PC? It’d go haywire after you let the fucker use for a day or two. You give him something mechanical, it’d go all jammed up in a few days. It was mind boggling but, I made a conscious effort to not let him handle anything important at work, and I’d stay away from this guy.

The second guy was this Mojo Jojo, which I’d written about many years back. You can just search for ‘Mojo Jojo’ in the search bar and read all about this degenerate. Mojo Jojo was jinxed but, he wasn’t as bad as the first guy I met. Most things would go wrong, but not all of them.

Then there’s this 3rd guy. He’s the same guy I ranted about here. I seriously believe that he’s jinxed, just like the first guy. So, on top of being an incompetent idiot, this guy is jinxed. I realized since a few weeks back, that he’d been ruining our stuff just by touching it. If I were to assign him something simple/easy, it would go wrong. Lately, he asked to borrow a server board, which I have been using for months without an issue – it immediately died when he touched it (no it was not ESD damage – the CPU died).

What do I do with him? Fuck my life.

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July 16, 2019

unifi sucks donkey balls

Not too long ago, our Minister of Communications and Multimedia, the tiger cub of Jelutong, Gobind Singh Deo, announced in the media that he has successfully brought down the price of broadband. That was a fucking lie. I am still paying for RM148 for a measly 8Mbps speed. Today.

After reading the goddamn article and had an implosion by myself, I decided to write a complain to the MCMC portal, about having to pay so much for such an inadequate speed, while knowing that at some part of the country, people are actually paying only half for double the speed. So the ministry responded, by forwarding my complaint to TM. TM’s response for closure? They ‘promised’ to reduce the price of my subscription. It went on a few months with no reduction, and so I lodged another complaint. Then they made the same ‘promise’ again, and I reopened the case with some capital letters. Then they finally did something – by upgrading my service to include a goddamn TV package. So instead of having to pay RM148 for 8Mbps, the bill became like, RM188 for 8Mbps plus some HypeTV or whatever the fuck it is, that I do not fucking need!

So what the fuck?? I lodged another complaint to MCMC, called the hotline, and even livechatted an agent. It took them weeks to ‘rectify’ the issue… by cancelling my TV service. But because the TV package (which I did not signed up for) has a contract, I was billed for the ‘cancellation penalty’. So my bill for the month of July? It is …. get ready for it…. RM710.38! Can you fucking believe how hopeless and retarded these fuckstains are?? I called them to give them an earful, escalated the issue and threatened to contact the consumer tribunal. One of the older sounding ladies then called me back and informed me that they would “graciously WAIVE the cancellation fee” out of goodwill. Goodwill my ass those cibais. I’m going to the tribunal if my August bill isn’t lower than RM148.

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July 3, 2019

this blog has just turned sweet 16

This blog has just turned sweet 16.
Started in 3rd July 2003, this blog was born in the year of the Water Goat.
Its horoscope is Cancer (Crab). According to the internet, this astrological sign has a negative polarity and its main characteristics are quite unsociable and introvert.

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June 29, 2019

michelin star

I wonder why people are so obsessed with Michelin Stars. Do you people even know how stupid the system is? It doesn’t make a restaurant special, having Michelin Star(s). I’ve personally been to a couple and trust me when I say, they’re bollocks.

If you think about it, it’s just a publication of food recommendation by a tire company. That’s like a carpenter giving you theology lesson (hey… wait a minute…). It started out way in the old times when internet was not ‘invented’ yet, so this tire company published a magazine recommending restaurants to encourage people to drive around. You see, even back then, they already had the incentive to be deceptive, because the primary motivation of the guide had not been about good food – but to encourage people to move around, so that they get good tire sales. See my point?

Now fast forward to today, why the hell do we need such guide based on a bunch of people from a tire company? You have the internet and the sea of information, where people can freely dispense their opinions and reviews about a restaurant (and all other kinds of business, for that matter) to give you this idea of how good it is. You get pictures, no holds barred write ups, and unfiltered information 24/7. If it’s bad, it’s going to get bad rating, aggregated across all the people who give a deign to put in a review. Isn’t that so much better than a seriously flawed walled-garden Michelin Star system? Why trust the selected few French fucks when you can trust everyone in this world you live in with? You get fucking google/facebook/tripadvisor/foursquare/etc honest stars… and it’s free. Isn’t that so much better? But you guys have to pick Michelin Star and make that selected few go smug about their meaningless achievement, and get the shit passed down to your stupid ass in the form of overpriced food and underfilled plate.

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June 10, 2019

Regine wants a pet 2

My daughter Regine has always wanted a pet. She has harped me about wanting a pet since she was 6. Back then, we placated her with a couple of goldfish, which turned out to be a disaster. Lately, she told me she wanted a pet cat. I said no because cats are fucked up. I gave her many reasons.

Firstly, all our furniture will be gone. The fucking cat’s gonna claw the shit out of them, along with everything that lies in its path (our electronics, adapters, chargers, cables, settop box, tv… goddamn). Secondly, there’s going to be fur everywhere. Believe me when I say, no matter how short a cat’s fur is, it’s going to shed like no tomorrow (I know this because I have friends who are cat owners). I have enough human hairs to vacuum weekly, I can’t deal with the extra fur from 1 more cat. Thirdly, hygiene. I know cats preen themselves and they should be cleaner than a goddamn dog. But that’s not enough. Think about it. Do cats wipe/clean their ass after they poo? And that cat’s going to use the same ass to sit on our beds/furniture/face. How can anyone not find that disgusting?? (come to think of it, this applies to dogs as well).

So, no cats. She should feel grateful already that I allowed a daughter to dwell with us.

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