was up till 4 a.m. editing a video clip of a ktv session two weeks ago, changing it from mpeg-1 vcd format to realvideo 10 using realproducer (which i haven’t touched in 5 years or more.. gee) and burning it onto a cd-r. well, it wouldn’t be that bad if it was worth the effort; the dumb thing’s that i only realised the problem after i was done 😐 the main reason why sharon couldn’t view the video at first was due to the cd-r being faulty, not the video codec. *spits in disgust* oh well, what’s done’s done. at least i got a basic grasp of the controls in realproducer; it’s a pretty friendly program imo, easy to use. thanks to this, i’ve also just gotten a reminder to junk *all* my benQ cdrs to prevent future accidents.
so the conclusion’s that i only got like 3.5 hrs of snooze time before i had to go for work. funny thing was, i didn’t feel that tired today, and even wokeup before the damn alarm(s) went off? must be the realisation that mother’s not in and i’d have to wakeup earlier if i wanted to have breakfast ;p
the typical monday depression doesn’t really apply to me ;p i only feel sian on sunday nights, when the dread of another week comes. by the time monday rolls around, i’m more or less resigned to my fate and looking forward to the end of the day heh.
two new workers today, and both seem to be even younger den me geez. (and i tot i was already pretty young..) having two more guys around sped things up pretty much, and i was free to head off to another room to install another 4 network points by myself, going contrary to the uncle’s suggestion that i take one of the new guys along to help. no thank you, small job i’ll rather do it myself ;p own time own target anyway. laid the wires, nailed the pvc casing, punched the wires into the pds 110 block all by myself heh heh, minor sense of accomplishment. least i know i haven’t exactly learnt nothing after 6 mths.
today’s payday too! judging from my initial projections, it looks like i won’t get to save much money this month either; most prob too many outings.
unfortunately, splurged quite a bit too ;( newman new issue, å¤©ä¸‹ new issue, first new issue also (with spidey as the cover.. couldn’t resist it), and i renewed my membership with comics connection after buying all 9 volumes of the æœ€æ¸¸è®° manga, taiwan ed. just bought ultimate spiderman trade #9 a few days back at bugis kinokuniya as well, and i think i’ve spent over a hundred bucks on reading material alone. ugh.
another of those odd jobs that i rarely receive nowadays; got a message from jianhao asking if i wanted to help with the purchase (inc. installation of windows os+office) of a hdd for meihui’s uncle’s comp. no idea about profit margin.. dunno what’s the requirements/budget of customer, dunno age of the comp as well.. but heck, it’s for a friend anyway. chin chai la 😉
judging from my estimates.. i think either a 80 gig or a 100 gig internal 7200rpm hdd should do the trick. haven’t thought about which brand to go for yet ‘tho, been awhile since i last headed down to sim lim. anyway it’s not that soon, wait till i receive confirmation before i buy the thingie.
time to settle down and start reading my purchases 😉 took me 2 hours to finish my dinner, being too engrossed in reading just now haha. chiong ah!