For some time now, The Girlfriend had tried to get me to consume beef. As long as I can remember, I abstained from it due to religion. I was a Buddhist for much of my teenage years and we do not do beef. My mum also encoded a set of instructions into me, such as:… Continue reading Wakuwaku Yakiniku, A Story Of Beef, And Empty Streets
It’s been a few months since I installed Certbot on my Digitalocean host for jacklepop.com. I had followed instructions to load a free SSL certificate because Google announced that sites without them would be marked as ‘not secure’. My efforts were unsuccessful. So, while my site ran on Laravel 4 for the longest time, I… Continue reading Jacklepop Lives Again, Soon!
At 5.32pm, I received a call from an recognised number: 6681 6716. I had thought that the caller could be a courier confirming delivery with me or a financial agent calling to wage verbal assault on my poor soul. I decided to give the caller a chance and ended up getting the latter.
Nary a day goes by without hearing someone say “actually”. Actually, “actually” is a powerful word when used at the right time and especially when used sparingly. I’d go so far as to say that it should only be used once in a long while. Now, I don’t have a good gauge of how long… Continue reading We Should Actually Stop Saying “Actually”
Every not so very often, a video comes along that raises my blood to temperatures just shy of scalding myself. This is one such video:
Professional speakers owe it to listeners to speak clearly.