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Friday, June 30, 2006
Songs and Codes -vvv

It's been a month since I started working and I think I am finally starting to get into that comfortable routine state. And that means that I just might be able to extract some time to work on a new mini-project. I currently have two projects in mind.

The first is a National Day song generator, which seems appropriate since National Day is drawing near. I was flipping through my old primary school songbook and I discovered many songs with the word Singapore in them that I do not even know existed. With so many buzzwords-filled songs to draw from, I think a song generator isn't that far-fetched eh?

The second is a computer program to create an encryption algorithm. I think many people loved secret codes at some point in their lives. It just seems so cool to encrypt one's messages even though there isn't really anything important to hide. I came across a cryptography website a while ago and it sort of rekindled my interest in encryption. I've always wanted to create an ultra-powerful virtually unbreakable encryption algorithm of my own but of course I later realized that that wasn't as easy as I thought. Besides, why the heck would I need so much security? Anyway, I've got an idea for a simple algorithm right now and I hope I can find the time to actually write a computer program to test it out.

I also learnt a new word from reading about the topic - steganography. The word looks alien but the concept is actually not foreign at all. Wikipedia calls steganography the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one apart from the intended recipient knows of the existence of the message. I remember seeing people doing this in a movie involving Empress Cixi. Pre-defined square holes in a piece of paper shows the real message when placed over a letter. Only the chinese characters that form the hidden message are visible through the holes.

I have actually hidden a message in the farewell-message-for-graduating-students section in my university faculty yearbook, which I was quite proud of. And the editors didn't suspect a thing ha! This was what I wrote:
I Had A Tough Experience Completing Hard Exams. Although They're So Difficult, I Enjoyed Myself. Occasionally Remind Ourselves: Never Say Die In Engineering!
See if you can figure out the real message. It should be quite obvious since I've already pointed out the existence of a hidden message.


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My ans:

I HATE CHEATS. DIE, MORONS, DIE

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Saturday, June 24, 2006
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster -vvx

Here's a link to the official site of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and here's a link to the Wikipedia entry. This is one cool religion. Followers of this religion, called Pastafarians, believe that an all powerful Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. You gotta read the Wikipedia entry to know more. Hmmm, I wonder if I can officially be registered as a Pastafarian...


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I read it. Haha. Its quite cool.
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Bad Jokes And Other Deleted Nonsense -vvx

I accidentally came across Wikipedia's bad jokes and other deleted nonsense page. Some of the stuff there is quite funny actually. Here are some of my favourites:
Water on Mars
Coca-Cola in the Wild
Peristalsis
Microsoft


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Saturday, June 10, 2006
My First Stop Motion Animation -vwv


The good thing about a digital camera is that you can do things like that without worrying about wasting film.


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Hahahaha!! This is a good one
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Tuesday, June 06, 2006
A Hundred Million Ducks -vwv



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so cool man.... i hoped one day i can try...
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Saturday, June 03, 2006
China in Black and White -vvv vwv



Click to see enlarged version.
These are contact prints of the photographs I have taken in China using ISO100 black and white film. I will probably scan larger versions when my father develops them. In the meantime, this is all I have to show.


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Its cool that there are still people using films. Kodak must wish they had more photophiles like you and your dad. :)
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I sure hope film never dies. Otherwise, all the equipment in my house would be rendered useless...
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More of Pulau Semakau -vwv


My father has just started developing another batch of black and white photos. Here's a contact print of Pulau Semakau in the old days. Here's a link to a picture of Pulau Semakau I posted last year.


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