Thursday, February 23, 2006

The feeling of yesterday

Just 2 days while I was chatting with a friend, she told she being tired because she stayed up late in office to finish off some stuff. So, I just jokingly said that I'll offer her my shoulder to let her lean on.

At that instant, it somehow brought back the memories of myself offering my shoulder to a gal friend of mine a long time ago. It just felt like it happened yesterday. The details I remember so vividly, I guess.

I remember that I was near the lab. She pulled me away to tell me something. So, naturally being the slow-wit fella. I just followed her. She told me about her friend being in an accident and now is in a coma. She started crying right in front of me. I was confused, I panicked, I don't know what to do.I just stand beside her and let her cry.

After she calmed down, then we just sat down somewhere and she just lean on my shoulder. I didn't really feel anything.I just let her lean on my shoulder without thinking of anything at all.
Now, when I think back. I really miss that feeling a lot. The feeling that you're there when people need you. It just makes you feel important.

Well, that is all in the past. I have to live my life.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Anti-piracy protection

Software protection has certainly came a long way. So does software piracy too.
We have serial numbers, online activation, patching with modified .exe files and etc.

But, nothing beats the latest move on anti piracy. The user has to disconnect
all the CD/DVDROM drives in order to run the game.
This has certainly bad news for pirate games supporters because it is truly quite
a hassle to install the game to HDD, copy the image file to the hdd, mount
the image file with CD Cloning software e.g DAEMON tools, then unplug your CD/DVDROM

But, this is a certainly great news for some e.g game developers, because more people
might support Original games because of the hassle caused during the pirate games
installation. Then again, unplugging your CD/DVDROM drive while playing games might
be a small price to pay.

But, it remains to be seen how far will the games pirates and the games developers go
to outsmart each others.Hopefully, some day when games become so cheap it just doesn't
make sense to make pirated copies anymore.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sick! Sick! Sick!

This is my forth day after being infected by sore throat. Sore throat will worsen even though no matter what you do. Although it hasn't come to the stage where I can't talk, but I'm almost there and it just doesn't feel good at all.

Why did I say sore throat will get worse no matter what you do? Well, when you found out that you have sore throat, you'll start to drink more water. But your throat will still get worse, even if you take any form of medication, you'll still feel the discomfort.The next day you'll feel even worse, your throat feels like something stuck there and swallowing your food becomes a chore.

But, the 3rd day, you'll have a lot of mucus discharge. However, you won't have a hard time swallowing food as the day before.But the mucus discharge and also runny nose will make your life one hell hole.

The 4th day, you won't have much mucus discharge, and runny nose. But you'll start coughing instead.

I'll see what happens on the 5th day.