learning methodology

What is the best way to learn?

I believe the best way to learn is to do it. Do anything that you want to excel, and in time I will understand the underlying principle. Take language learning for example, how did everyone learn their first language? It's by being exposed to that language everyday, day after day..

Show me the money!

Got my first payroll slip today...Woo!
The money doesn't goes into my account till June 30 ,though.

Still thinking about the proper way to spend it...wacom anyone?

2 weeks and counting

Hi, Sorry for not updating so often as before. It's been about 2 weeks since my first day at a job. Well, I love my work, but it's a little bit tiring. You see, programming is typing + problem solving combined. So,There is only 2 dangers about this job -- a headache and carpal tunnel syndrome.

I would like to share with you some nifty quote I found today. Viktor Frankl, a famous Psychotherapist ,and survivor from the german concentration camps, has said the following,
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
This quote give me a huge paradigm shift. My lifelong goal has changed.It's not what you want in life, it's the mission that only you can fulfill. Can you begin to see what would happen if everyone understand this? It'll worth more than 2000 years of technological revolution.

And so I added to my mission,
"To teach others the real meaning of life" .

A Little Update

Dunno what to write, so I just got an interesting link for you ->ATi PCI-Express Preview.

So sleepy...

5 hour of sleep is a torture for me. nowaday I need 8 hours of sleep to function normally. This is weird because when I was in school I only need 6 hours of sleep.

no link todaay...too tired...(got to talk with my girl)

Tired but fun!

My first day at work was spent installing Window 2000 server on NEC notebook and IBM desktop. The IBM one was easy, on the other hand, that NEC was a nightmare.

How can you get the notebook hardwares' drivers when it's stored unaccessibly in the "complete" system restore CD? I don't know, 'cause I can't.

It seems as if the makers don't want you to upgrade anything, just be happy of what you get. Yes, the one-click-then-we-set-it-all-for-you-CD is great for an average user. But can't they allow some options for the more advanced user?

Nevermind me, I just want to share the fun ..

oh, I just found an INSANELY HILARIOUS (or hilariously insane) link for today..

Humans and higher primates share approximately 97% of their DNA in common. Recent research in primate programming suggests computing is a task that most higher primates can easily perform. Visual Basic 6.0™ was the preferred IDE for the majority of experiment primate subjects.
Link of the day: Primate Programming(tm)Inc.

First time working..

I get a little bit excited because my first job is starting tomorrow. It remind me of my first day of school(kindergarten). I remembered that I didn't want to go and hid under the table with a stool as my front shield. It was an unnerving experience.

This probably happen to everyone when doing new,unfamiliar things. We tend to panic because it's our nature , or more precisely -- instinct.

I feel a little bit sad not having as much free time as before, but hey, I'm glad I got to do something I enjoy, and even get paid for that! Lucky me :)

Link of the day: Portrait Illustration Maker - Let's make an original icon!!

Best Comedy film...

I just saw "Austin Powers : Goldmember " tonight with my girlfriend. wow.

Yeah, Baby!

If you haven't seen it yet, then shame on you! This movie made me laugh so hard I couldn't eat dinner. Oh, and if you can watch it together with your girlfriend?-- it's priceless.

Link of the day: Minor Cosplay - weirdest cosplay(ers?) you'll ever see!

Back from Phuket.

Yes, I'm back.

No, I don't have any souveniors for you. But you might like some of these.

Maybe you'd like to know how the vacation went. Well.....I'll give it 7 out of 10. Refreshing, but not overly so. At least for now, I'm ready for my first job -- as a programmer! woohoo!
Link of the day: Codeguru.com - seas of treasures for programmer, just dive in!

Daily Routine Phase #1

This is the daily routine I wish to establish

- Exercise (everyday except Sunday) (Phase #1)
- Writing (this blog) (Phase #1)
- Language Study (write/speak/read/listen for 1 hour or equivalent) (Phase #2)
- Drawing (at least 1 page/day or equivalent) (Phase #2)
- Music (Phase #3)

Each phase is about 2 weeks, and then I will move to the next phase, which means more things to do.

During every phase, I will experiment with the workload until I am satisfied with the result. So you can be sure that, almost all of the goal I have written above will either be added, modify, or completely changed.

I will record some results here on this blog if I have time...

- Exercise - Body-for-LIFE day 2/84 - aerobic 20 min (bike) - MaxHR=151, AvgHR=126
- Writing - done (hmm...maybe this line isn't needed.)

PS. I am going to Phuket for 3 days so the next blog will be on 4/6/2004..

Link of the day: Joel on Software - Blog about programming --funny, insightful, multilingual!