Archive for August, 2009

Cancer Sores

The positive side in writing a blog in a language that is not your native is you’re bound to learn a lot from the experience. I know I have learned a great deal of things since I started writing in English, which is not my native language. It was very fun although it could be time consuming at times.

I got to learn words that are rarely heard on an everyday conversation, such as the one I use as this post’s title, Canker sores or sariawan in Bahasa Indonesia. As it happened, I have one in my mouth that just won’t go away that easily. I tried brushing my teeth more, using mouthwash, but no avail. Read the rest of this entry »

Back Problems

Ever since I pulled my back when playing with my children, it still feels tight at times. I admit I didn’t always keep a straight pose all the time, both during sitting and during walking; although it was somewhat harder to keep sitting straight all the time at work, especially when I am feeling somewhat lazy.

My back feels better lately, although I need to keep reminding myself to sit straight. I know that the chair that we used can also help us sit straight. I also tried to tell my children to sit straight even though they are sitting on the floor. I guess I need to go and check my daughter’s school to see what kind of chair they use there. Read the rest of this entry »

HP dc5800 Windows Vista Experience Index

It has been more than a year since I got transferred to the IT department at my office. There’s many ups and downs, but overall I really love what I am doing for a living right now. I love computers, I am fascinated by it and doing computer related stuff for a living is fun.

I have been learning a lot this past year, although I never wrote anything here about it before. I decided to change it a little bit and try to write down what I’ve learned so that other people could benefit from my experience also. I might not write all about it, but I will try to write about the things that I thought will be useful for those who read my postings.

My companies mainly uses Windows XP for the PCs, mainly because we decided that Vista is too resource hungry to be utilized effectively on our PCs. Now that Windows 7 is set to be released in less than two months and considering the fact that Microsoft won’t be giving Windows XP support starting next year, perhaps we need to start considering using Windows 7 for our next OS of choice.

For our latest PCs we choose the HP dc5800 with Windows XP as the OS, although we have the option of installing Vista also. It was equipped with Intel Dual Core E5200 Processor, 1GB of DDR2 PC6400 and an Integrated Intel GMA 3100. It was more than enough to run Windows XP, but will it be enough to run Windows 7? I believe so, but I still want to test it out.

Yesterday we received another delivery of HP dc5800 PC with Windows Vista preinstalled. Before I downgraded it to XP, I tried to test it with Vista. If it could run Windows Vista nicely, it surely will run Windows 7 also. So I decided to run the Windows Experience Index test, and below are the result.

dc5800 Windows Vista Experience Index

dc5800 Windows Vista Experience Index

It was a good enough result and I have to admit that Vista runs quite nicely on it. So I guess upgrading to Windows 7 will most likely produce the same, if no better result. We’ll just have to see then.

It’s On the Rise

I never really care much about insurance, although I have to admit that I do have one. I guess people need insurance more than ever now, which kind of explain the abundance of insurance company nowadays. Some of my friends who live abroad even said that insurance is no longer an option but is mandatory.

Insurance business is on the rise, which also explains the rise in people who work as an insurance agent, whether as a main or secondary source of income. I know more than 5 people in the company I work for, who is also an insurance agent, representing some of the well known insurance company. Read the rest of this entry »

Free PC Games

Puzzle PiratesNow, I sounded like one of those gaming ads you would see on the internet. Perhaps it was because I did saw a bit too much of those ads. Anyway, gaming is one of my favorite pastimes and there are a lot of ways to play games, although it was not always easy to find a gaming site in the web that really offer games for free.

I mostly played flash based games which you can find abundantly nowadays and the best thing is they are usually free to play, with some exception of course. I would like to play those new PC games, but to be honest my current PC can’t really handle the requirements for those games.

To be honest, playing those flash games can be a lot of fun too. I know I’ve found several good ones that I played over and over again. It amazes me how much a flash or java games can do nowadays; some even enables you to save your progress! Now that certainly requires some fancy programming skills. Read the rest of this entry »