Rest in peace, my friend!


It’s a tough day today.  Got into office and heard that a colleague passed away. He killed himself. He killed…

Walk the Talk!


“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein It is a mockery of the Parliamentary…

This is too cool!


[harish@phoenix ~]$ traceroute 216.81.59.173 traceroute to 216.81.59.173 (216.81.59.173), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 registerlafonera.fon.com (192.168.10.1) 2.473 ms 2.937…

In a word, wow!


I am not sure if this is a report that contains stuff taken out of context, but if its true…

It was obvious to me


Congratulations to Ms Lee Li Lian in winning the Punggol East seat on January 26, 2013. With 16,038 from 29,832…

They don’t get it.


The Punggol East by-elections are underway with the polling happening on Saturday January 26, 2013. Today, January 22, at the…

Anonymity and Feedback


For the record, I will defend the right of anyone to engage in any discourse anonymously. Anonymity is a very…

My Conscience Is Bugging Me


I cannot let the media statement put out by the “Coordinating Chairman of the PAP Town Councils” regarding the sale…

Open Source and Government


[11:05 am Dec 26th: updated to reflect some clarifications given to me via other walled-garden social media] The recent events…

Much to think about


PSLE A week ago, my younger son got his PSLE results. I must congratulate him on doing very well –…

What a disappointment


I am deeply disappointed with the announcement that the Media Development Authority has asked Google/YouTube to block access in Singapore…

A proud moment


This Hougang by-election was a foregone conclusion as far as I am concerned. I was only looking to see an…

What changed?


It’s just over a year and a day since the Singapore General Elections 2011. Many things have been said about…

ACTA in Singapore


It is a little annoying to see the same acronym ACTA having two meanings in Singapore.  A lot of people…

Math 101 for Ministers


MEDIAN is NOT the same as MEAN also known as average. Mean is the average of a set of numbers.…

O Captain, my Captain!


So, the see-sawing of leadership credibility of the SMRT has reached an interchange. The CEO has quit (or euphemistically  “to…

OSCON 2011 – Tuesday July 26


Finally, I’ve found time and motivation to attend the O’Reilly organized Open Source Convention 2011 in Portland, Oregon. It has been…

Change and Opportunity


Change and evolution are hallmarks of any open source project. Ideas form, code gets cut, repurposed, refined and released (and…

The next Singapore president


With the elections for the next Singapore president due any day now, my decision making process will include the following…

Printer/cups tip


Every time I update the OS on my laptops, I have to add the CUPS printer settings for the in…

It keeps getting better!


On April 17th, I thanked Lee Kuan Yew for standing down. My thanks were really for him to completely step…

Is Vietnam blocking Facebook?


I am sitting at a lounge in Ho Chi Minh City’s international airport and connected to the wifi. Interestingly, I…

My Singapore


I am very, very pleased to see such an explosion of thought, care, concern, commentary and general love for Singapore…

Minority and the GRC


As we near Polling Day, May 7th, 2011, I think a heart to heart review of the only reason proffered…

Being too successful


I remember a conversation one Sunday morning I had with my Dad when we were living at 260D, 109 Commonwealth…

“Freak” election outcomes?


The PAP is repeatedly used the phrase “freak election result” when referring to them losing seats in the general election. How…

A tale of two women


I have a lot of respect for Mr Goh Chok Tong. He makes mistakes and shows that he is human…

Staking the higher ground


Now that the Singapore General Elections will be held on May 7th, the traditional political mudslinging has started in earnest.…

Thank you, Mr Lee!


As the date to the dissolution of the current parliament looms paving way for the parliamentary elections, I would like…

Some thoughts about NS


I was reading some rather interesting arguments against continuing National Service as we have today. While I think there are…

Cloud for Academics


I am pleased to have an opportunity to speak from both a Red Hat and an open source presective about…

I have a dream


I have a dream that this nation of mine will rise above mediocrity and prove that we are people of…

Believing in your own BS


I spend pretty much 100% of my waking hours in the IT world. A world that changes and evolves rapidly.…