It’s the end of the year and some of us are still slogging at our desks when we really should be somewhere far away, just chilling. Oh yes, we all need that holiday. If you’re a Maxis employee though, you’re super lucky to have a cool CEO who knows just the thing to inspire and reward. Continue Reading1082 0
I take a break from the normal tech-type posts to pen some personal thoughts (somewhat philosophical too). Bear with me. (Thanks to grammar Nazi Andrew for spotting the error :p).
Wow. Has it really been that long? It felt like yesterday when my mom told me, “Don’t grow up so fast.” I was 16. My dad also told me once when I was 12, “You can do (achieve) anything if you put your mind into it.” Two of the most invaluable tips that I’ve lived by since. I’ve been blessed with an incredible family, amazing friends, a colourful career and a rewarding, eventful life thus far.
Here are some handy life lessons I’ve picked up along the way in my short time on earth (no aliens were involved in this exercise).
If you’ve driven along Federal Highway towards Petaling Jaya, you may have caught a glimpse of this un-branded billboard. I stumbled upon this billboard a couple of days ago, and only today managed to take a quick snap on my phone camera while driving today. Arresting would be a word to describe it.648 7
It’s been a tough week. But a necessary one, we think. As you may have noticed, the site was unavailable for a week due to server-related issues. The principal reason being over-utilised server resources. This is the second time we’ve needed to upgrade in six months due to resource-related issues. Vernonchan.com is currently hosted with the awesome boys at Site5, alongside growing car sites The Car Guys Malaysia, Ignition.my, MegaLAP and SNF.my. We made a decision, and based on recommendations from our host, to move to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in Dallas, Texas to better serve our readers. We apologise if the downtime has brought you grief. We thank you for your incredible patience and undying support. We’re bigger, better, stronger now. Yeehaw!380 1
We will be monitoring from now on. For now, we’re all good!424 0
RIP, Kurt Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of grunge band Nirvana, was also known as “the spokesmen of a generation”, responsible for cult anthems like “Lithium”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and so much more. Nirvana was “the flagship band” of Generation X, but Cobain was often uncomfortable and frustrated with that label.