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davidlian is an ultra-geeky chinese dude that works for a technology PR agency. He loves fiddling with techno-toys, plays Warhammer 40K, and shoots pictures wherever he goes. Here, he rants about PR, Technology and anything else. Don't expect balance and un-biased, he ain't no journalist. Anything said on this blog are solely davidlian's personal views. Don't confuse them with company mantra, client's views or views of any organisation he may be part of.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The post where I announce...

...that I'm a dad-to-be.

The news broke over Twitter a while a go and I made an announcement so at least "some" people can hear it first-hand for the first time.

So the vital facts are as follows:

  • The kid is about 10 - 12 weeks now.
  • Expected to be delivered in May. If we can hit May 22, then s/he'll share my birthday.
  • Names? We kinda like Josiah for a boy. I wanted to give some bimbo name like Tiffany if its a girl, but the wife violently objects.
  • Some people have been suggesting names though. Percival, Bambi, Optimus - and other wierd un-nameables coming up.
  • What if I just named he/she "Ah". Full name on passport? Ah Lian.
I've also started thinking up some goals for my kid. Serving God in church is a given, but here are some other goals / ideals all parents surely come up with:
  • If he's a boy, I'll introduce him to his first space marine when he's 6. By 7, we'll be playing chess with space marines and orks and he'll learn to hold a paint brush. I promise not to laugh at his pink space marines.
  • If she's a girl, I'll introduce her to her first space marine when she's 6. By 7, we'll be playing chess with space marines and orks and she'll learn to hold a paint brush. I promise not to laugh at her pink space marines.
Yeah, I have very varied goals for my kid.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Welcome Windows 7

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That's right. That's a brand new shiny install of Windows 7 on my desktop. I got a copy of Windows 7 64-bit in advance from a source that wishes to remain unnamed (and so shall he be.) Let's just say its amazing how friends from 20 years past can become a valuable tech resource.

That said, I am excited to get my grubby hands on this latest version of Windows and you can expect a bit of a review and thoughts of Win 7 on my blog soon. First impressions are that it boots up amazingly fast compared to XP or Vista and even Ubuntu. I didn't do a timer test and am too lazy to reboot now, but suffice to say, it felt superfast.

In any case, look out for a review in coming days. Oh, there are also a couple of contests running for people who want to get Windows 7 eventually. Check out http://www.win7.com.my as well as The Star In.Tech who will soon be giving away 5 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.