Monday, September 24, 2007

Cryptic Test

I did learn some genuine cryptology theory in an elective module which I scored A btw. It was pertaining to PC security, like wireless networking (WAP). Yeh that's as much as I remember lol. Anyhow, I read Catherine's blog and found a Cryptic Test that is apparently certified by MENSA. If you don't know what MENSA is, you're an idiot. Anyway the test had some weird scoring sheet which, after evaluation, put me in the category "Intelligent" instead of "Genius". After looking up the answers on google I concluded that some of the questions were outright ridiculous - e.g. who in the blue world plays Cricket or reads temperature in Fahrenheit nowadays. After eliminating the useless questions and using the same ratio/proportion to edit the scoring system, I found myself in the Genius category hehe

So here are examples of how it works:
// 24 H in a D = 24 hours in a day
// 32 is the T in D F at which W F = 23 is the temperature in degrees farenheit at which water freezes

CT-LEVH (Cryptic Test-Leo's Edited Version hehe):

1. 26 L of the A =

2. 7 D of the W =

3. 7 W of the W =

4. 12 S of the Z =

5. 52 C in a P =

6. 13 S in the U S F =

7. 18 H on a G C =

8. 5 T on a F =

9. 90 D in a R A =

10. 3 B M =

11. 3 W on a T =

12. 100 C in a D =

13. 11 P in a S T =

14. 12 M in a Y =

15. 8 S of an O =

16. 28 D in F =

17. 365 D in a Y =

18. 52 W in a Y =

19. 9 L of a C =

20. 60 M in a H =

21. 23 P of C =

22. 64 S on a C =

23. 1000 Y in a M =

Friday, September 21, 2007

The DJ List

You may have heard of the site. They basically do a community vote annually to crown the best DJ of the Year. Of course to no surprise, Tiesto is still number 1, but I do believe that Armin will take the coveted title in no time. You can view the current list @

I do see many of my favorites there. Above & Beyond (aka Oceanlab, Dirt Devils, Jono Grant) is _exceptionally good_, so are Gabriel & Dresden (aka Motorcycle), Cosmic Gate, Marco V, Rank 1, Blank & Jones etc. Ferry is slightly overrated, he can produce good and bad tracks, but I do distaste Paul Oakenfold :s

I'm regularly asked why Tiesto is so easily hailed the best trance DJ in the world. Well to be really accurate, you simply can't say any one DJ is the best. In some way or another anyway, Tiesto has kinda deviated from his old style back from the Magik Muzik days, which kinda sucks because that was what created him, not the mainstream progressive mass-music you hear all the time now, which in all honesty, is frownalicious.

I do take a lot of attention to really /exotic/ types of trance, and Tiesto in particular is very good at producing ridiculous sounds. In My Memory was insane at its time, and it did (very characteristically) carry over to Love Comess Again. A range of vocabulary can really help express what you hear. Enrapturing? Enchanting? I dunno, I love something different, hence I've been listening to a lot of Russian techno-trance lately. Think TATU - All The Things She Said.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Andrew & Justin

Pretty nice video with Cascada's acoustic remix of Everytime We Touch. Desperate Housewives died when Andrew and Justin broke up imo.

Cascada - Everytime We Touch

I still hear your voice, when you sleep next to me.
I still feel your touch in my dreams.
Forgive me my weakness, but I don't know why
Without you it's hard to survive.

'Cause every time we touch, I get this feeling.
And every time we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
'Cause every time we touch, I feel this static.
And every time we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can't you hear my heart beat so...
I can't let you go.
Want you in my life.

Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky.
They wipe away tears that I cry.

The good and the bad times, we've been through them all.
You make me rise when I fall.

'Cause every time we touch, I get this feeling.
And every time we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
'Cause every time we touch, I feel this static.
And every time we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can't you hear my heart beat so...
I can't let you go.
Want you in my life.

'Cause every time we touch, I get this feeling.
And every time we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.

Monday, September 17, 2007

English to Aryan?!

So I received another interesting email from Terence. Yes I read my e-mails daily and label them nicely (go labels!).

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where! more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

4p T5

Didn't actually think I would have gotten it today but I did. The bonus lives up to expectations - overpowered beyond theoretical examination. It really isn't easy for one to understand how much of a difference 0.25s (250ms) is until you try it. Well theoretically, 1.75/2.00 is a 14.3% speed increase, which essentially means you heal 14.3% more. Some may say so what, you may be overhealing, but in practice that speed increase is becomes even more critical when there are other stuff you have to do.

I'm not entirely sure what I should hoard for in BT/hyjal. It's very hard to say. The DKP system is also slightly different this time, whereby Xinhuan has created a 3-tiered factor cost system. For example, bracers/belt/boots etc cost 1x, neck/rings 2x, and set pieces 3x. Anyway, I'm most likely saving for the spell haste pieces and probably, if eventually, crystal spire. In other words, I may be going hard on spell haste, speaking of which, a Paladin could get 196 spell haste in plate-only.

With 4p T5 and 196 spell haste, holy light would have a 1.556 cast time, which is woo 50ms :D Maybe I could actually heal like gospel and kron now ^_^

Friday, September 14, 2007

Invisible Tetris

One of the hottest YouTube videos in a long time, getting 600k views in less than a week. It's /real/, not a hoax. The early part of the video is softcore to what he (Jin8) can do at the master level!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Microchipped Population

I heard about it a couple years ago but yeh, brave new world inc.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

See what I did there?

Woo I got my 10mbit connection this week btw AND I had random spikes while doing Al'ar pretty fkin good ISP there. Anyway instead of mass downloading I worked on a siggy! So which one is nicer? I'm thinking the second one hoho...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

We Live in Singapura

A satire performed by Hossan Leong, pretty funny.

Monday, September 3, 2007

"Why is Ming in China?"

This is from Volk's blog:

"Some of you may have heard already some of you may not have. The real reason Ming is currently in China is to meet his "3rd Eye" to his little sharingan or w/e the **** u call it.

Apparently the girl in question is the girl he has been speaking to on MSN for a while now and she is an avid WoW fan and loves Ming's blog. 1 thing lead to another and it turns out Ming has actually proposed marriage to her so she can get residency in the US, she has accepted the proposal and the 2 plan to get married in the next few days.

According to my sources it isn't "real" love but Ming has supposedly said hes going to try and make it work. Expect an incoming blog from him in the next few days. Just thought id spoil it."


A lot of people ask me what my UI looks like. On the contrary, I don't use that many mods. I like things to look pretty while being functional. Well here's a screenshot that I took during today's Vashj, which was a horror to do btw because we had 6 attempts before healers received a shadow priest wahwah? It looks a bit messed up because the screenshot automatically converts to jpg and suffers a quality knockout.

X-perl 2.3.5a

I use CTra for arena only now because its debuff list is very prominent. I also use NECB for arena but not for PVE because of lag. I play on a laptop and it's aging so I don't want to stress it out.