Setting up a LAMP server on Ubuntu 17.04, and enabling remote access to MySQL

I originally wrote this on my site, https://blog.crazy.technology, which I will be taking down in a few days. Introduction This post records some steps I took to set up a LAMP server on Ubuntu, and how I configured MySQL to allow remote access with MySQL workbench. Please note that this is not meant to be … Continue reading “Setting up a LAMP server on Ubuntu 17.04, and enabling remote access to MySQL”

Introduction to Unity3D

I originally wrote this on my site, https://blog.crazy.technology, which I will be taking down in a few days. Unity3d Basics Aims to provide the reader with a brief guide to coding with Unity. Unity Editor Common Terms Editor – The Unity IDE Scene – A collection of objects and scripts that are loaded and active … Continue reading “Introduction to Unity3D”

In loving memory of Lucy, Singapore Zoo’s beloved giraffe

RIP Lucy, Singapore’s beloved female giraffe. She died on Tuesday (5 Feb) after suffering a heart attack during a procedure to extract her foetus  😥 Lucy had been in labour for more than 48 hours and was unable to deliver her baby. Post by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS): “Based on the time and consulting with … Continue reading “In loving memory of Lucy, Singapore Zoo’s beloved giraffe”

Lunar New Year is a pain in the a**!

Lunar New Year is exhausting. The first 2 days, 初一 and 初二, are gazetted public holidays in Singapore, but more often than not, I find myself preferring to be chilling at home by myself, or back in the office. Things I appreciate about CNY Ang baos are always great, no matter the amount. Having to … Continue reading “Lunar New Year is a pain in the a**!”

According to CNA, singles should move out

Out of your parents’ homes. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, no less. Citing studies conducted in the UK, the article lists the young person’s need for independence, increased costs of supporting more people, and the difficulties of splitting the household expenses between them, it hints that one should move out and … Continue reading “According to CNA, singles should move out”

Corruption Perception Index 2018 – Singapore places third

Transparency International, the think-tank behind the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), has published their 2018 version of the index. According to the CPI, Denmark is first among the least corrupted countries in the world with a CPI of 88, New Zealand second with 87, and then Singapore, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland third with 85. As a … Continue reading “Corruption Perception Index 2018 – Singapore places third”

Death of local actor prompts fresh review of safety processes by the SAF

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is establishing a new Inspector General’s Office (IGO), which will report directly to the Chief of Defense Force and have the full discretion to monitor and enforce safety processes and practices throughout the SAF. The IGO was announced on 31 Jan at the Pasir Laba Camp by Chief of Defense … Continue reading “Death of local actor prompts fresh review of safety processes by the SAF”

Scoot flight to Singapore returns to Bangkok because of the unclaimed bag

Because of an unattended and unclaimed cabin bag, a Scoot flight from Bangkok to Singapore had to return to Thai capital on Wednesday. The budget airline stated in a statement that Flight TR607, which started at 11.55 a.m., returned to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok an hour after departure in the interests of security. The plane … Continue reading “Scoot flight to Singapore returns to Bangkok because of the unclaimed bag”

National HIV Registry leak: Let’s talk about HIV

Former head of the National Public Health Unit (NPHU), Singaporean doctor Ler Teck Siang, is in a lot of trouble with the authorities here. He currently faces a number of drug-related charges, as well ascharges under the Official Secrets Act (OSA). He allegedly failed to “take reasonable care” of the data by “failing to retain possession” of … Continue reading “National HIV Registry leak: Let’s talk about HIV”

Honestbee Stops Buzzing, Bees Abandoned

Honestbees “shopper bees” were abruptly informed yesterday (30 Jan) that it had “temporarily paused” its partnership with FairPrice. FairPrice said the decision is due to a “review of the existing operations and collaboration process”. “For us shoppers, we started hearing this news from NTUC (FairPrice) since last night, but only received an email (from honestbee at) around … Continue reading “Honestbee Stops Buzzing, Bees Abandoned”