So you had a really awesome router, that had no issue with delivering a working signal into your room, or where ever your computer is. It has been working for a long time. And one day, Starhub turns up saying that fibre is better, and they have a really awesome home gateway that they will give you for free, and you believed that crap. And you upgrade. And now, your home gateway disconnects every couple of minutes, and you can’t even achieve the speeds you used to, and the really awesome optical fiber box refuses to let you connect your … Continue reading Getting around Starhub’s crappy home gateway.
So the speed of the MonoRail Transports (MRT) have allowed me to finish Inferno in 2 days. Quick thoughts about it. Great storyline, great piece of work, but I have a nagging suspicion that I have read the story a few years before somewhere. It felt very familiar as I was reading it, except I couldn’t pinpoint where I had read it before. Perhaps it’s just the style of the writing that was familiar. Overall, great book, worth a read if you are spending alot of time on the MRT.
I guess this is a good time to do reflections on last semester. It’s about to be the end of the year anyway. So I took 5 CS mods this semester, although one of which was more Computer Engineering than Computer Science. Anyway, it was the first time during my entire life in NUS where there are at least 3 modules that really excited me. So the first good mod was CS4223, Parallel Computer Architecture (Dr Tulika Mitra). This is the mod that wasn’t exactly a CS mod due to the large amount of hardware related content in it, but … Continue reading Reflections for Year 4 Semester 1