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Friday! Tonight - Mid-Autumn Festival evangelistic talk by Tim @ MBF. Tomorrow - Asian AIM. Sunday - Revelation 12 and John 19.

I'll try this week's Friday Five which is on 'name'.

  1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
    No. I did not have an English name til I was 14.
  2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
    Scott Yang?!
  3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
    My Chinese name: 永龍 (Yung-Lung). 'Yung' as my 輩分 (dunno how to translate it into English) all have this word in the middle of their names, as it is dictated by the Yang's genealogy book. 'Lung' as I was born in the year of dragon. A name given by my grandfather. My English name: Scott. I can't remember how I actually got it. When I first landed in Australia, I did not have an English name. However, the school admin/secretary suggested to my parents that it will be easier if I do have a English name. She suggested 'Scott' as she had a son with the identical name. Thus I bear that name 'til today...
  4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
    Usually I love/hate a person/an object/etc. Names are just labels.
  5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate? How or how isn't it?
    No. I've tried to put in both my Chinese names and English name, they all give me different results. Again, names are just labels helping you to associate with a person, but does not necessarily describe the person. 'Nuf said.

Blogs

Blogger is announcing new features for everyone. You used to have to pay for these features by subscribing to Blogger Pro, but now as Blogger as part of Google, it has made some of these pro features free for the public accounts. Still, there is no free RSS syndication...

Gadget

This guy has been trying to sell his paper thin Power Memory System on eBay. Personal not-so-digital assistant for mere 99 cents USD. What a bargain.

Software

This week I ditched Mozilla in favour of Firebird and Thunderbird. So far so good...

I've also downloaded Tag List and BufExplorer script + Vim 6.2 for Windows. Even through I have been a Vim user since late '97, but I've never realised that you can do so much with scripting. Text editor is a programmer's best friend, and Vim has been faithful all these years...

OpenOffice.org also released it's 1.1 release candidate 4 this week. Isn't that great when Internode mirrors all the OpenOffice.org releases? Anyway, RC4 does not fix one of the problem that I've noted for, which is currently the show-stopper bug to integrate work's system with OO.o1.1. It also still does not work with all my Chinese fonts in Big-5 encoding. Out of all the 1.1 releases, only beta 2 works. OpenOffice.org 1.0 also can uses the Big-5 fonts but it's because it lacks proper Unicode support. With all my font collection, I need either (1) convert them into Unicode font table. (2) Buy new fonts. Doh.