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Category: Briefings

General commentaries by Steve.

Babies having babies

Well, not quite. Remember those lyre tail molly fries from 20 weeks ago? They’re fully grown and giving birth on their own. Here’s one of two pregnant female mollies about to burst with fries: Here are some of the fries I’ve spotted. I counted about six. This time, the batch consists of a higher ratio of pure white colored mollies…

Molly fries at 16 weeks

Actually, more like molly adults. Remember the molly fries I posted roughly 15-16 weeks ago? They are now all adults. Matter of fact, some of the female mollies in the tank are pregnant. I believe I’ve counted three. Anyways, here are some photos: No updates on the Prius so far, I’ve been extremely busy these past couple of weeks –…

Free at last!

And a string of great things has happened consecutively during the month of March. For one, I’ve finally finished my study at Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with a degree in International Business and a minor in Marketing Management. The entire ordeal lasted me six quarters, back-to-back, or 18 months. As I’ve mentioned several times in my earlier entries, I started…

WordPress migration complete! (Finally)

As you may already know, this blog is now powered by WordPress completely. The Serendipity platform became too cumbersome and consumed considerable amount of unnecessary resource ultimately warranted the switch. Expect to hit a few missing or invalid permalinks while this blog settles down during the next few weeks. If you arrived here from a link referring to a certain…

Happy New Year 2012

I just returned from our 10-day road trip to Northern California. Suffice to say, it was a refreshing and respite retreat from the hectic life of Los Angeles. Shaggy, our adopted guinea pig survived the 1,600+ mile round-trip and was glad to be home. I am surprised to find that all the plants and all the fishes, with exception to…

WordPress migration: take 2

So after a failed attempt at migrating to WordPress blog platform from s9y Serendipity earlier this year, I am going to attempt the task again. Since there are no direct Serendipity -> WordPress importer, at least not one that is compatible with newer versions of both softwares, I am going to need to manually transfer the entries over. Fun! I…

Amazon Kindle 2 USB cable, after 2.5 years

I’m pretty particular with the condition I keep my gadgets and books in. So it surprised me to come across this: An Amazon Kindle 2 USB charging cable, left intact and still wrapped in its original wire tie, after 2.5 years. The cable sustained cracks all over the place. It appeared that the cable cover has become brittle and chipped…

Fall 2011 quarter is finally over!

After a lengthy week and a half of sleep deprivation and stress from finals, I am happy to say that Fall 2011 quarter is over once and for all. It is the toughest quarter I’ve faced throughout my academic career. I’ll enjoy the next 4 weeks of winter break and resume to finish my last quarter. Fortunately all of my…

Found some fish fries in the Fluval

As I was observing my reclusive albino bristle-nose plecostomus in the Fluval Chi, I noticed a few peculiar dots lined slightly beneath the substrate and pressed against the glass. When I took a closer look, it became apparent that the dots are fish fries that were probably born quite recently. I looked around the gravel for more traces of fries…

Two more weeks of fall quarter 2011

It’s been one quarter over a year since I started my study at Cal Poly Pomona. As I reflect back the past five quarters (fall ’10, winter ’11, spring ’11, summer ’11, fall ’11) at Cal Poly Pomona, I’m still amazed at how I was able to sustain what I’ve been doing on a routinely basis for over a year.…