English With Alvin

Test your broadband speed
August 16, 2007, 4:30 pm
Filed under: IT With Alvin

Check out this site => Audit My PC

A few useful tools here that allow you test your internet connection speed and open port in your firewall. I found this site when i was trying to figure out what is “LAND” means in WIKIPEDIA.

“Weakness” not “Disability”!!!
August 4, 2007, 7:40 pm
Filed under: words of the day

“Weakness” not “Disability”
I posted this 2 words today b’cos if u use this words wrongly, it’ll causes misunderstanding or confusion to ppl. It’s nearly happen to us (I meant me & my colleague)… Why is it so important?
E.g. Says if someone said to you “I do noticed your weakness, but it can be improve as time grows.” compare to “I do noticed your disability, but…. “; Will you still open your heart to accept your friend’s advise with 2nd example above?
Here, understand it…
Weak + ness means the state or quality of being weak; whereas
Disabl + lity means combination of a physical or intellectual impairment of a person.

July 31, 2007, 5:34 pm
Filed under: words of the day

An opacity that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope. It looks like a small membrane appear at outer eye balls. Mostly started to developed when you reaches age 65-70.
But this guy above doesn’t look like he’s that age, isn’t it? Weird~~~

July 29, 2007, 4:27 pm
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Doo del – that’s how i pronounce. Know where i got it from? It’s from Simpsons the Movie. Meaning, the little tiny part down under your pant which you need to use it when you goin’ ta toilet. Ha.. Ha… well, the actual translation is a fool or simpleton. It only appear in German ancient words, read as dudeltopf. It same meaning as describe above.

Web 2.0
July 23, 2007, 10:59 am
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After i have read an article about Web 2.0 on O’Reilly site, i just realized that the new trend of Web Services has evolved. I wouldn’t have know it if I don’t subscribe to any newsletter from TechRepublic.com

The concept of “Web 2.0” began with a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. Find out more here -> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html

My new words
July 23, 2007, 10:41 am
Filed under: words of the day

Trance is the word of today. I bet whoever knows english should understand much better than me . Actually, i also understanding the meaning but i don’t know how to explain in english. So, i can only describe it in BM. You know what is BM mean? It means Bahasa Malaysia.

Anyway, let’s go back to my topic. “Trance” means kena pukau in BM. I learned this from one of my colleague when they talk about the topic which relates to one of the Malaysia’s biggest festival called “Thaipusam”.