17 February 2007

Panhard EBR Heavy Armoured Car



The 8x8 Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance) had its origins in a design dating before the Second World War. The EBR was only built after the Second World War with over 1200 vehicles manufactured from 1950. The EBR had a FL-11 oscillating turret with a 90mm gun while some had the older FL-10 turret with a 75mm gun as mounted on the AMX-13.

Tank Museum, Bovington: July 2006


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Insolence

AK whines on MSN Messenger:

AK IMG Silver says:
i read your blog

AK IMG Silver says:
you have reached new heights with your insolence!

AK IMG Silver says:
Emperor Loh will smite you with his doughnuts.

AK IMG Silver says:
you'll drown under the melted sugar of his doughnuts
Travian, World 1



No troops yet. I am pursuing a pacifist policy of pure building for now.


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Travian, World 5


My village in Travian, World 5. Why have I named it Laksa, an awful local dish when I think Laksa is like diarrhoea? Well, there is a moderate player a few screens away that has a village by the same name. So, I hope to confuse matters when it comes to attacks. Let attackers who want to target me pick on him instead!

Yes, there is a bunch of players from Penang near by who name their villages after food names.

I have built 3 crannies. One at level 10 which can hold 1000 units of resource of each type, two at level 3.

I had thoughts of pursuing a pacifist policy, pure building and no conquest. However, I am not decided. I am a barracks.

I am thinking of a palace later.

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Clarke Quay IV


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Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon




icy ian says:
there is a new com game called crown of glory

icy ian says:
quite good actually

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hello Ian!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Crown of Glory?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Is it in the stores?

icy ian says:
=ANSWER DELETED=

icy ian says:
hahaha

icy ian says:
cldn't find it here

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh...

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Napoleonic?

icy ian says:
yeap

icy ian says:
i tk its the computer version of EIA*

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh..

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
http://www.matrixgames.com/games/game.asp?gid=306

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I see. It wasn't released here. Small company.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
How is the game so far?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Good? Have you told Tim about it?

icy ian says:
steep learning curve

icy ian says:
yup i did

*EIA - Empire in Arms. A classic strategy level simulation of the Napoleonic Wars. Quite a few of my friends are obsessed with it.

Description from the Matrix Games website:

"Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon, the player controls one of the crowned potentates of Europe in the Napoleonic Era, wielding authority over his nation's military strategy, economic development, diplomatic relations, and social organization. It is a very thorough simulation of the entire Napoleonic Era - spanning from 1792 to 1820, from the dockyards in Lisbon to the frozen wastes of Holy Mother Russia."

His Majesty Loh the Great makes a Royal Appearance

His Majesty appeared on MSN Messenger just now:

Emperor Loh says:
oh mighty chuang...

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yes, your Highness?

Emperor Loh says:
I have converted to MN by your command..

Emperor Loh says:
MSN that is...

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Can I get up now? I have been kowtowing non-stop for the last few hours when I saw that I missed your summons.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I was afraid that you will execute me.

Emperor Loh says:
hahah! Are you still playing on S7?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yes I am!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I got attacked many times.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
However, I built my cranny up to level 10 and constructed a second one.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And a third one.

Emperor Loh says:
want some resources? Its the only way I can think of 2 offer u some sacrifices and resources...

16 February 2007

Yelling on a Friday night

AK's messages on MSN Messenger tonight while I was browsing at Borders:

AK IMG Silver says:
hard to build on world 5

AK IMG Silver says:
need more resources

AK IMG Silver says:
have almost 250 troops now

AK IMG Silver says:
grr! your postings of our conversations are hiliarious

AK IMG Silver says:
we should publish a book of them

AK IMG Silver says:
damn it SC! wake up
The Humility of the Heavenly Emperor Loh

Another conversation on MSN Messenger. His Highness has summoned me earlier when I was out but he pretends otherwise. He is such a model of humility. He cannot be anything else as he is perfection. His summons:

Emperor Loh says:
I'm here! By your command!

Emperor Loh says:
ohhh... the great chuang is ignoring me..boo.hoo.
In which AK suffers a shock

Another MSN exchange where poor AK lost his ship in his game.

AK IMG Silver says:
i woke up this morning to a shock on CS*

AK IMG Silver says:
i had a bounty on my head, apparently because i failed to pay a fine on a neighbouring planet

AK IMG Silver says:
my ship was attacked twice then destroyed. 350 million credits gone.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What does that entail?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Oops!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Other players hunted you down?

AK IMG Silver says:
i had to start again bascially

AK IMG Silver says:
yes a bounty hunter

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You didn't get frozen in carbonite?

AK IMG Silver says:
anyway, after the 1st attack, i paid the fine

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You didn't pay a fine!

AK IMG Silver says:
but the attacks still continued

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That sounded just like you!

AK IMG Silver says:
well i had no clue really.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
To be doing something wrong.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What did you do wrong?

AK IMG Silver says:
as a newbie there were too many things going on to realise

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Why was a fine imposed?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Did you fondle little boys again?

AK IMG Silver says:
i was caught for smuggling spice to the next planet

AK IMG Silver says:
anyways, my president gave me money

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh... That explains. Kinda like Han Solo rather than Michael Jackson.

AK IMG Silver says:
i bought a new ship

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Miner again?

AK IMG Silver says:
paying him back

AK IMG Silver says:
yes

AK IMG Silver says:
already paid him back 50 million

AK IMG Silver says:
the new ship is great

AK IMG Silver says:
bigger capacity. maxed out armour and engines etc.

AK IMG Silver says:
but it was a huge shock

AK IMG Silver says:
5 days of playing time gone

AK IMG Silver says:
because some young punk put a bounty on me

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I will join you this weekend. I will have time during the Chinese New Year.

AK IMG Silver says:
he runs that planet

AK IMG Silver says:
that's cool

AK IMG Silver says:
well word of the wise

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
5 days gone!

AK IMG Silver says:
unfortunately we are older and don't have as much time

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What has the Wise got to proclaim this time?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yes, we value our time differently.

AK IMG Silver says:
same for tribal wars, all young boys playing and just on stupid rushes.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I see that a lot. There was a young fella who got one and said he must be made baron of the tribe because he has had experience!

AK IMG Silver says:
haha

AK IMG Silver says:
well let them get their ego trips

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Too funny!

AK IMG Silver says:
unfortunately it affects us and our time

AK IMG Silver says:
i almost gave up CS

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Why is that?

AK IMG Silver says:
because it was too much to start again

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
The trash talking?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You really have to play Battlefield 2.

AK IMG Silver says:
strange though, i was docked, supposed to be safe, but still didn't survive.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
It is pretty much what you like.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Docked.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You were hit when you docked?

AK IMG Silver says:
yup

AK IMG Silver says:
so i don't know what's going on there

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Are there no laws in port?

AK IMG Silver says:
if you're in a space dock, you're supposed to be protected from attack

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Did the port authorities not kill the bounty hunter?

AK IMG Silver says:
shields are supposed to come up

AK IMG Silver says:
kevin cheong is here, he says hi

AK IMG Silver says:
he flew in today, i picked him up

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Wow!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Say Hi to him for me too.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I'm surprised.

AK IMG Silver says:
your nick is shweppes

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That's what he calls me.

AK IMG Silver says:
as in the gassy drink

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Him and one other guy.

AK IMG Silver says:
full of hot air

AK IMG Silver says:
ewok

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
We were all in the same NCO school then.

AK IMG Silver says:
skittles

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Grr...

AK IMG Silver says:
leo

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
If I am Schweppes, then you are Skittles.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hi Skittles!

AK IMG Silver says:
skittles is another friend

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I'll call you Butterfinger then.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yeah.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Butterfinger!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
It's an American caramel candy.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Mister Butterfinger!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
5 days lost!

AK IMG Silver says:
i'll kill you on CS

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That's really quite a bit, Mister Butterfinger.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You really should play Battlefield 2. I should logon the Aussie servers.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Just to get you.

AK IMG Silver says:
you dont' stand a chance against me

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Who needs to kill you? You will forget to pay some fine again.

AK IMG Silver says:
you're like. like. a geek

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
After molesting a kid.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Or urinating on the floor.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And you will get blown to bits again.

AK IMG Silver says:
why are you so dumb

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You got it wrong. You are holding the monopoly for dumbness.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Butterfinger!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What are you doing?

AK IMG Silver says:
searching for property to view tomorrow

AK IMG Silver says:
http://www.domain.com.au/Public/PropertyDetails.aspx?adid=2006246398

AK IMG Silver says:
we like this one

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What happened to the one you showed me?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
The Kuobyville Horror which you had an assessor go through?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You rejected it?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
This is airy, bright and nice.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Of course, photos usually positioned things this way.

AK IMG Silver says:
no assessor go through it

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Why did you reject the previous one?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What was wrong with it?

AK IMG Silver says:
they refused our bid

AK IMG Silver says:
talk later

AK IMG Silver says:
bye bye

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh..

AK IMG Silver says:
chee

AK IMG Silver says:
bye

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Byee!

AK IMG Silver says:
harh

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ack!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hokkien vulgarity spewer!

*CS Chosen Space, not Counterstrike
The Ironclads


I have just placed another order for a book on ironclads with Amazon. I have read quite a few books on the ironclad period but this illustrated one should be another fine addition.
Pre-dreadnoughts! Yay!

15 February 2007

Silverado!

This was an exchange from about two weeks back where AK (Silver or Silverune) vehemently proclaimed that he would not play any online game. Subsequently, he not only started playing Tribal Wars, he tried Travian, Astro Empires, Pardus and many many more. He ended playing Chosen Space and Tribal Wars.

AK says:
hi there

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Have you made the down payment for the new Kuobyville Horror*?

AK says:
i don't understand what you mean

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Are you going to play Tribal Wars?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Colin is playing that.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
http://www.tribalwars.net

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I'm in World 3.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Give Travian a try:
http://www.travian.com:80/

This one has a historical theme with Romans, Gauls and Teutons.
http://www.travian.com/anleitung.php

AK says:
no

AK says:
chester has tried to get me to play

AK says:
but i'm too busy right now

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Which one is Chester playing? Travian or Tribal Wars?

AK says:
life and all that. you know? that which you lack.

AK says:
tribal wars

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahhh...

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I think I am a lot more interested in Travian than Tribal Wars.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Travian has got Gauls, Romans and Teutons!

AK says:
yea yea sure sure

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm.. you sound pretty sour.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What happened, Sourpuss?

AK says:
i'm not sour

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You sound very sour to me.

AK says:
anyhow i'm stuck on this job

AK says:
we've missed the deadline by a week already

AK says:
the boss isn't giving enough direction somehow.

AK says:
oh well i'm only a hired gun. a freelancer with no loyalties.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Of course, since you play the part of a deceiver.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
A professional deceiver, peddling lies to children and the innocent.

AK says:
oh there you go again

AK says:
flap flap flap

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Selling fast food and alcohol to them. Amoral.

AK says:
close the lips of yours!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Learn an honest trade.

AK says:
GO. tell ME.

AK says:
ok. give me an example.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You haven't toiled an honest day in your life, have you?

AK says:
you can't tell me can you?

AK says:
YOU

AK says:
DON'T

AK says:
HAVE

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Huh?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You can't see the farmer in his fields?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Producing food?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Are you blind?

AK says:
you're on drugs again. where's this farmer on the fields that you see?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Trying to divert attention from the fact that you are a societal leech?

AK says:
F

AK says:
U

AK says:
C

AK says:
Kuo!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Trying to divert attention that you are lackey of alcohol and fast food companies?

AK says:
what's your take on the long-term viability of cinemas?

AK says:
specifically cineplexes

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
They thrive in Singapore for some reason.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
As a destination in a developed Western state, I'm not too sure.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
It's competing with many more types of entertainment.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Not good.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I don't have numbers in the West. From the reports I have read, it is not good. The numbers have been declining. The golden age of cinema is over since the percentage of the population has declined greatly since.

AK says:
anyway cinemas are more entertainment complexes now

AK says:
that's what's been happening in the west

AK says:
but in australia, there aren't any huge cineplexes like orchard cineleisure

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
For Singapore, according to a report today, Golden Village has up to 48-49% of the local market. Cathay and Shaw?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I think cheap DVDs are overrunning China and possibly India.

AK says:
singapore has a very high rate of cinema viewership compared to other countries.

AK says:
singapore is unusual.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Anomaly.

AK says:
like your farmer

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Like you, the copydeceiver?

AK says:
so what does one do with a big campaign when the ECD doesn't have much direction for you.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
ECD?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Evil Copy Deceiver?

AK says:
Executive Creative Director - the dept boss basically.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh....

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Well, you said you were so creative.

AK says:
it all depends.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And that other Singaporeans were losers compared to you.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And only you have it.

AK says:
woh. such slander never departs from my lips.

AK says:
it stays in my brain and not in your mouth drain.

AK says:
eh? eh? you like that?

AK says:
rhyming words.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You're the Hokkien vulgarity spewer, remember?

AK says:
F

AK says:
U

AK says:
C

AK says:
Kuo!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Not merely Hokkien.

AK says:
F

AK says:
U

AK says:
Kayu!

AK says:
C

AK says:
that's malay

AK says:
Kayu

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm...

AK says:
Kaya

AK says:
that's an egg jam

AK says:
if you stuff that jam in your mouth, you'd be talking les.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Eh?

AK says:
listen

AK says:
KAYA

AK says:
EGG JAM

AK says:
stuffin your mouth and shut yer pie hole.

*Kuobyville Horror refers to AK (Silver or Silverune)'s new abode.
Alma

A MSN Messenger conversation of last month with the legendary Alma of Dune. She's a player in the Fremen guild. She's funny and she's from Romania (of course, she's a vampire).

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yo O'Blood-Sucking One!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Happy New Year!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
The sietch is still talking about the legendary Alma porn.

Virginia says:
hi

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Are you at work?

Virginia says:
was there ever any alma porn?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Surely, there was!

Virginia says:
no, home

Virginia says:
i can't sleep

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh... It's a Friday night, right?

Virginia says:
saturday morning

Virginia says:
almost 6 am

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
It's Saturday morning here too. you haven't gone over to the USA?

Virginia says:
no

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
When are you scheduled to go over?

Virginia says:
i'm not

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Oh. You have a change of plans then?

Virginia says:
well yeah

Virginia says:
it's been a while

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I recall you were going to do a Ph.D. programme.

Virginia says:
yeah i was doing many things

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And you were going to get a job as an engineer.

Virginia says:
i realised i got a great job as an engineer here and a family that i won't leave here and another boyfriend that i like

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Excellent!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Are you ever coming back to Dune?

Virginia says:
no, i don't think so

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Not even in two years?

Virginia says:
hopefully i'll be a successfull busines woman with a family in 2 years

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Oh well.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Excellent!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That's more important!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That's real life.

Virginia says:
although successful business women and families is a rare thing

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Instead of residing a text-based game with hordes of kids with insecurities. Hahahah

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Why is that?

Virginia says:
i mean who have families

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ahh... I get you.

Virginia says:
they're to busy being successful

Virginia says:
etc

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You could have a family and also kids.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I have seen successful women like that.

Virginia says:
ack no kids!!

Virginia says:
not yet at least

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You could have your parents help in looking after the kids?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Your in-laws?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Alma and her 20 kids! WOO HOO!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Whee!

Virginia says:
only a little house and the guy to live with

Virginia says:
nooooo

Virginia says:
i'll have kids when i'll be 29

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That should be a good age.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Not too early or too late.

Virginia says:
yep

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Besides you will be a lot more financially secure by then!

Virginia says:
yep

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
A successful career woman then!

Virginia says:
i'll be a bill gates

Virginia says:
i'll buy you all

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hahahahaahahahah. Almasoft Windows Vista!

Virginia says:
laf

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
If you have the willpower, I'm sure you can make things happen.

Virginia says:
and the error messages would be "wtf dude. what did you do? you're breaking the system"

Virginia says:
!!111

Virginia says:
we'll see

Virginia says:
i've been working since july last year and i already got 2 raises

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You're gonna be rich and famous.

Virginia says:
the boss <3 me

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What is your role?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
What do you do?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Besides beating people up?

Virginia says:
well..i'm kinda staying there from 8.30 am til 7 pm

Virginia says:
laf

Virginia says:
i'm le project manager dans le refrigeration department

Virginia says:
muahahaha

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Wow!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Not bad! That's pretty good for six months of work.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
11 working hours!

Virginia says:
well, i was a project manager since i got hired

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You really put in the hours there.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You must have that mean look.

Virginia says:
yeah

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You growled at the reviewer didn't you?

Virginia says:
laf

Virginia says:
i made an angelic face

Virginia says:
and he said "awwww....."

Virginia says:
and hired me

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Wow! That's hard to believe. I thought you gave the reviewer a wedgie!

Virginia says:
laf

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Angelic face! I can't believe that.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I can't equate Alma with an Angelic face.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You sure you can make one?

Virginia says:
ofc

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
It's hard to believe.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You sure you're not bluffing?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You may have to confess at the booth later about that.

Virginia says:
we don't have those

Virginia says:
only catholics do

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Orthodox!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You're Orthodox.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yes, you're right.

Virginia says:
yeah theoretically

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
But you're evil Alma.

Virginia says:
i'm not the religious type

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Men worship you.

Virginia says:
neah

Virginia says:
i'm a bunny

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And they want Alma Porn!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Legendary religious text!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
The Alma Porn Bible.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
APB.

Virginia says:
laf

Virginia says:
alma porn manuscripts

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hahahaahahah

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I really gotta get back to work. You take care. I will chat with you again.

Virginia says:
ok have fun

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Byeeee!

Virginia says:
buh byeeee

14 February 2007

Clarke Quay III



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My order with Amazon: The forever extension

Order Date: August 1, 2006 Order #: 104-9252594-2290354

Recipient: Chuang Shyue Chou
Items not yet shipped:

Delivery estimate: March 30, 2007 - April 10, 2007
1 of: The Art of War in Italy, 1494-1529.

Sold by: Amazon.com

Look at the order date and the delivery estimate. Hmm... When I placed the order, it was stated that stock was available. It would appear that the book is probably sold out and is out of print. Instead, Amazon continues listing it on the manifest, giving it a delivery estimate. Previously, in the same circumstance, Amazon would continue asking for extension after extension. Then, it would suddenly cancel after eight months or something. Simply terrible.

Amazon's service is pretty atrocious. My impression is that it has gotten worse over the last three years. Too bad that Amazon is just about the eight hundred pound gorilla on the block when it comes to variety.

I will search some specialist online bookstores now. Maybe, I will have better luck.
DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class

The new DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class will cost over US$3.0 billion apiece. I wonder how many of these can the US Navy build considering that they are not capital ships.
Hiding Silver, Crouching Aardvark

Another Exchange with AK on MSN Messenger on the nature of starships in Chosen Space:

AK IMG Silver says:
then go for it until i run out of turns, then i dock my ship for safety

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You hide your ship.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Is that an expression of your cowardice?

AK IMG Silver says:
dock ship

AK IMG Silver says:
how is that HIDE?

AK IMG Silver says:
DOCK?

AK IMG Silver says:
NOT HIDE

AK IMG Silver says:your
Awfully Asinine Aardvark!

AK IMG Silver says:
mischan
Another AK Comment

A comment from AK on MSN Messenger:

AK IMG Silver says:
it's all relative

AK IMG Silver says:
like you're relatively stupid

AK IMG Silver says:
mischan
It looks as if this will be a tedious day.
I wonder why I bother with some people. If they don't want to use it, say so, it doesn't bother me because I can't care less. I'm not a Mac-tard, Linuxhead or Microsoftie evangelist. Don't fucking beat around the bush. I only offered an avenue.

13 February 2007

Clarke Quay II




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Frontline Assembly 'Fallout' EP announced

Good news! There will be an EP released from the splendid 'Artificial Soldier' album! The information from the Mindphaser website:

1) "Unleashed"-- (Mindless mix) By Sebastian R. Komor.
2) " Buried Alive"- (dj?) Acucrack mix by Jason Novak
3) "Beneath the Rubble" -- Combichrist remix
4) Electric Dreams --new song By Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber
5)"Armagedon" -- new song By Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel and Chris Peterson
6) "Social Enemy" (anti social mix) remix By Jeremy Inkel
7) " Low Life" Remix by Portion Control.
8 )"Humanity" (Kearley edit) Remixed By Dan Kearley
9) "Reprobate (low life) - Re mixed by Greg Reely
10) "Domination" "Unleashed" Re mixed by Rhys Fulber
11) " The Storm" Covenant remix
12) "Unconscious" New song by Rhys Fulber and Jeremy Inkel.

Simply unbelievable! It is just when I thought that there will not be any singles released to accompany 'Artificial Soldier' that this is announced.

If one reads science fiction, this is the perfect accompaniment. The soundtrack to the near future...

I was lazing in bed last night while listening to Funker Vogt's 'Gunman' single, Noise Unit's recent album 'Voyeur', Front Line Assembly's 'Artificial Soldier', Alphaville's 'The Golden Harvest'...

I have put off getting Clan of Xymox's latest by ten months. V has recommended it heavily. I still have not seen the CD in the shops. The local Borders has stopped carrying Funker Vogt, John Foxx, Clan of Xymox, In Strict Confidence, Imperative Reaction, and more.

I have placed an order for it finally.
Architecture & Morality


Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is one of the more innovative New Romantic bands of the eighties, purveying a form of intelligent pop art which even the likes of Pet Shop Boys may aspire to but never quite attain.

The latest news is that their classic 'Architecture & Morality' is going be re-released yet again but this time with a DVD of an early eighties concert. HURRAH! I can't wait!

To my lasting regret, I had the opportunity to catch OMD in one of their last ever concert in the mid-nineties but I didn't.
Bleah!

Today, I was at Dino Cake House and Cafe at Upper Thomson Road for lunch. Well, I had the ice cappuccio, mushroom soup and two slices of chicken pizza. I got what I paid for...
I'll abandon my Tribe

In a conversation on MSN Messenger on Tribal Wars (World 5):

AK IMG Silver says:
hehehe, i'll abandon my tribe who supported me to join the enemy who attacked me

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And what of the supporting troops?

AK IMG Silver says:
i've sent them all back! i'm not without honour

AK and honour? DOH... He abandons his tribe who supported him when an enemy tribe attacked. Now, he is joining the enemy. What more needs to be said? EVIL!
Position: Tribal Wars, World 5


My area is too busy. Too many competing villages. All the weak villages are depleted from numerous raids.



Still, I have one of the biggest and most village in the area.

11 February 2007

Ping Pong Ball!


She was fascinated by the ping pong ball when she was little.


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Hill Street Centre


A very old commercial-cum-office complex given a new facade.

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