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New Life New Blog

It鈥檚 been 5 and half years since I last updated my blog. Currently I am at a new place with a new life. Finally settling down and have time to update my digital presence. I have migrated the previous blog back to static site generator (SSG). This is the third transformation. My blog was started using Octopress, then to Ghost, and finally to Hugo. All the data were migrated perfectly, I hope I missed none....

September 21, 2021 路 1 min 路 Shern Shiou Tan

Buying a Computer

Despite common belief, a programmer like me often faced a hard time deciding to buy computer. Try this, mSATA / M.2 NGFF 6-cell battery / 9-cell battery dGPU / onboard graphic Linux compatibility fHD or HD+ Dual drive? Maximum RAM It takes months for me when planning on purchasing a laptop. The last thing I want now a broken computer.

March 16, 2016 路 1 min 路 Shern Shiou Tan

Reality Slap

Within the past 2 months along, Malaysians have been presented with 2 great local movies, Jagat and Ola Bola. In recent years, we have seen local production teams getting better and better at tackling serious topics, and it is something we can be proud of. I was thrilled by the prospect of watching both films with a bunch of good friends who could appreciate films of such genre. Last week, I went back to hometown for Chinese New Year celebration and was convinced by my friends to watch Ola Bola there despite my intention to watch the movie at a Dolby Atmos cinema back in KL....

February 21, 2016 路 3 min 路 Shern Shiou Tan


In a multi-cultural country like Malaysia, misunderstanding among different culture is common. However, recently there are too many incidents of such to a point of being ridiculous. With halal episodes and other hiatus, it is easy to come out with conspiracy theories based on race and religion. I believe with a little bit of basic culture understanding, those bad events can be avoided. In this post, I would like to talk about Karma a terms where many of the non-Abrahamic followers believe on it especially to the Chinese and Indians here....

February 1, 2016 路 2 min 路 Shern Shiou Tan

Modern Parent

I felt delighted when I read posts about how the parent get adapted into this modern world with technology. My parent had and adapted into this world. They are part of the reasons why I am so accustomed to technology since I was little. Now my parent are an active Facebooker (more than me), they used IM oftenly including Whatsapp and Wechat. Internet is no longer a problem for them. I believe they are well ahead from most of the parent now....

August 3, 2015 路 1 min 路 Shern Shiou Tan