2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 20,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals

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2011 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2010 in review: Teechconsult at WordPress

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2010. That’s about 31 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 58 posts. There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 21st with 159 views. The most popular post that day was Alkisah kehebatan kesesuaian kasih-cinta.

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Rahsia tarikh lahir, bulan lahir, nama? Aura seri? Sains metafizik?

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‘Rahsia’ tarikh lahir? Bulan kelahiran? Nama? Kenali diri melalui ‘sains’ metafizik? Kuasa ‘aura’, ‘tenaga dalaman’?

A metaphysical statement usually implies an idea about the world or about the universe, which may be reasonable but is ultimately not empirically testable or able to be proven.

[Terjemahan] Kenyataan dan pendapat berdasarkan metafizik (misalnya, kenali diri dari tarikh lahir) mungkin kelihatan seperti boleh diterima, TETAPI ia tidak pula dapat diuji apa lagi untuk disahkan.

Dalam erti kata lain, ia TIDAK logik kerana ia BUKAN sains. Ia BOLEH memperdayakan orang lain. Ia MUNGKIN memperbodohkan mereka yang percaya kepada hal sebegini dan yang SANGGUP membuang duit dengan mendengar perkara sebegini dengan alasan untuk ‘memajukan diri’.

Menjadi kerugian yang amat besar kepada kaum, agama dan diri secara peribadi kalau kita amat mudah disesatkan oleh mereka yang membuat dalil rekaan sendiri berdasarkan ‘bukti’, ‘fakta’ atau ‘kajian’ yang tidak jelas – yang kononnya berdasarkan ‘sains’!

Sesungguhnya, agama melarang kita memikirkan perkara yang tidak perlu difikir. Agama mendidik kita supaya mencari ilmu berdasarkan akal, fikiran yang logik dan pengetahuan yang berguna. Adakah ‘rahsia’ tarikh/bulan lahir atau nama itu berdasarkan akal, fikiran yang logik dan pengetahuan yang berguna? TENTU SEKALI TIDAK!

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Thinking skills – Lateral thinking quiz, episode 1

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This quiz is called Lateral Thinking, forwarded to me via email a long time ago by my ex TESL student at UiTM Perak. Scroll down slowly, be honest to yourself AND try to think like a wizard.

By the way, lateral thinking was a term coined by world famous thinking guru Edward de Bono, for the solution of problems through an indirect and creative approach. Lateral thinking is about employing reasoning that is not immediately obvious and about using ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic – to understand and solve all sorts of problems.

The term first appeared in the title of de Bono’s book New Think: The Use of Lateral Thinking, published in 1967. Now, see how far you are able to think laterally, sideways and upside down!

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Blog@Teech post-it 04: “I’ll be back… and now, I am back!”

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And we meet again, after months of keeping mum. Selamat datang ke Blog@TeechConsult yang telah berjaya menjalani penjenamaan semula dari bentuknya yang asal. It is supposed to be just a simple change of this weblog’s theme, but as always where html and css are concerned – nothing is ever ‘simple’ and time is consumed with a big gulp.

The original ||Blog@TeechConsult|| page header

Blog@TeechConsult now sports an Albeo short dress, err i mean, cool manly macho shirt. Kudos to the designer! The reason why i have chosen to use this theme is not because it is so gay and colourful, but due to the fact that the art nouveau-ish design goes hand-in-hand with the ‘new’ New Teech Times (make sure you visit TNTT too).

Now, as the new semester has started, time to move back to ye olde TeechConsult.com to prepare more learning support materials for my undergrads. Sehingga itu, teruskan membaca Blog@TeechConsult dan The New Teech Times, dan jangan lupa tinggalkan komen, kritikan serta saranan anda.

I am back. I am back. I’m back!!!

Blog@Teech post-it 03: “Blog@Teech is dead… Long live Blog@Teech!”

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After quite some time thinking, rethinking and also rechecking the status of teechconsult.com/blog, i have made the difficult decision of abandoning the Nucleus platform for a public presence at WordPress. I know, i did write that several earlier attempts to make WordPress work was doomed to failure.

But, a public presence should give more exposure to this weblog, and hopefully to TeechConsult later on. Sadly, the 3GB free space given by WordPress is very small compared to the 375GB disk space that TeechConsult.com has.

Only monkeys blog, says a Malaysian monkey politician (who now has started his own blog)!

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Blog@Teech post-it 02: Welcome to Blog@TeechConsult… finally!

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This is actually my first full entry, after more than a month trying to install a blog on TeechConsult.com. I gave up on WordPress, as it is S L O W and opted for Nucleus, which is a bit restricted in terms of design and stuff but hey, it’s faster and personally methinks it’s more responsive to my tweaks.

Me, trying to build TeechConsult.com and this blog

Anyway, seperti tajuk di atas, blog ini ada kena-mengena dengan TeechConsult, which also means banyak perkara yang tidak dapat disampaikan di laman utama itu akan berakhir di sini – dari penulisan di media, perbincangan luar kuliah, perkara-perkara merapu peribadi dan benda-benda yang tak terlalu merapu tentang dunia di sekeliling kita.

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