My Ah Gong and Ah Seng Story – A Response to Lee Bee Wah’s BS

Ah Seng always gives money to Ah Gong. Everytime Ah Seng buys things at a shop, Ah Gong gets 7%. Ah Seng smokes and drinks occasionally, so for that privilege, Ah Seng gives Ah Gong a bit more. Every year, Ah Seng pays a portion of what he earns to Ah Gong. This excludes the … Continue reading “My Ah Gong and Ah Seng Story – A Response to Lee Bee Wah’s BS”

Water words – Resource Traded for over 70 Years, by Janadas Devan

A short preface from SgOkay: TLDR; Singapore used to get water for Malaysia for free (1927 – 1960), paying M’sia only for the land used. S’pore has paid M’sia a huge sum of money upfront (320 million ringgit+), and the Johor administration continues to turn a 25 million ringgit profit every year by reselling treated … Continue reading “Water words – Resource Traded for over 70 Years, by Janadas Devan”

SingPost debacle underscores the larger underlying problem of privatization

Over the past few weeks, SingPost has come under increasing scrutiny for failing to perform its core job. Not delivering parcels to the doorstep, leaving delivery notes without knocking, and even throwing letters away without delivering them. One or two isolated incidents can probably be attributed to individual staff misdemeanor, but a string of incidents … Continue reading “SingPost debacle underscores the larger underlying problem of privatization”

“Dum dum dum, another one bites the dust”, ofo licence suspended

“Dum dum dum, another one bites the dust, …” The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has suspended ofo’s licence to operate their bike sharing service here, effective today (14 Feb 2019). Source In a statement released by LTA, “Despite previous communications with ofo to comply with the regulatory requirements by Feb 13, 2019, ofo has failed … Continue reading ““Dum dum dum, another one bites the dust”, ofo licence suspended”

Friends will be moving out of Netflix this year

The comedy was acquired by Netflix for a cool $118 million back in 2015 is moving to an unnamed WarnerMedia streaming platform. Source Friends is currently the third most popular sitcom on Netflix in the US, and it’s removal from the service is a huge blow to their offerings. Besides that, more companies are coming … Continue reading “Friends will be moving out of Netflix this year”

Deliveroo sneaks in additional charges

Customers of Deliveroo’s food delivery service have noticed additional fees being snuck into their bills during checkout, in the form of a “small order fee”. The fee of up to $5 is charged for orders under $10. The change comes no more than six months after Deliveroo removed their minimum $12 spend for delivery to … Continue reading “Deliveroo sneaks in additional charges”

Training incidents and accountability – Who should hang?

Yesterday in Parliament, Defense Minister, Dr Ng Eng Hen said that MINDEF, and the SAF, will align their “incentives and disincentives (on safety), so we get the whole system moving”.

Yesterday in Parliament, Defense Minister, Dr Ng Eng Hen said that MINDEF, and the SAF, will align their “incentives and disincentives (on safety), so we get the whole system moving”.

Man wants to sue parents for giving birth to him

An Indian man has decided to sue his parents for giving birth to him. Whaaat? Yes, this man, Raphael Samuel, claims that his parents did not ask him for permission to be born. Unbelievable? Watch the video: This act raises many questions, most prominently, WHO has ever given permission to be born? While I’m sure … Continue reading “Man wants to sue parents for giving birth to him”

Clash of Clans – How to use the Web API

I originally wrote this on my site, https://blog.crazy.technology, which I will be taking down in a few days. This post will cover the basics to make API calls to COC from a web server. Where there are code snippets included, I will try to include comments/explanations to help non-programmers follow along. You will need: A … Continue reading “Clash of Clans – How to use the Web API”