Power Surge/Trip/Something

Wow, today, the entire building where I was working had a power trip and we had no power! Yes and it lasted for several hours! So we were left without air-conditioning...

Wow, today, the entire building where I was working had a power trip and we had no power! Yes and it lasted for several hours! So we were left without air-conditioning (I am working in Singapore, a tropical country) and no fans too during these time. And thus you can imagine how freaking hot it was for all of us! No air-condition, no fan, no wind and the sun is blazing heat down on poor us – it was pure torture. I was sweating my pants off! And it feels like being baked in an oven set to the maximum. What most of the staff in the office did was to take a piece of hard paper and start fanning themselves. I don’t think that would work, right? And the pump driving the water to the toilets was also down. Guess what is the result of a building full of people with no working toilets? Gross to the max! Thank god for the nearby public toilets.

I think the problem is that we (Singaporeans) take things for granted. Even the basics like electricity which nearly everything depend on. That’s the telephone system, the PCs, the fax machines, the lifts, the shutter door even the handphone charger all down! Everybody sitting around with nothing to do at all. So I guess this is a good experience for us, never take anything for granted. Just imagine the day when there is suddenly no power for a long period of time. What will happen? Chaos?

Interview With Scolls of Webwobot

I just pop by to inform you of an interview I did with Scolls (Paul le Roux) of Webwobot a while back. You can read: Interview with Paul le Roux of...

I just pop by to inform you of an interview I did with Scolls (Paul le Roux) of Webwobot a while back. You can read: Interview with Paul le Roux of Webwobot. WebWobot is actually an UK Search Engine but with an international focus as well. What this means is that you can search for specifically for UK sites or on the general internet. But no, Webwobot doesn’t discriminate between UK sites or not. What only matters with WebWobot is your content. And it loves content. I mean, it doesn’t care whether you are a big business with a gazillion dollars or some lowly webmaster, if you have good quality content on your site, Webwobot will gobble it all up and then serve it nicely to you. I think that Paul believes that content is king, everything else is second place. This is exactly what I like about Webwobot. Not links or meta tags, but content. Sure, it is small now, but it is growing. I have to say, this is one good unique Search Engine to look out for in the future.

If you are a webmaster and would like to submit your site for crawling to this Search Engine, please visit this priority submit page. Or you can join their PageTrade program in which webmasters exchange “pages” instead of just doing link exchange. This way, you can add content on your site while providing a powerful link to your partner( and vice versa).