Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sembah Takziah

Duli Yang Maha Mulia
Sultanah Zanariah binti Al-Marhum Tunku Ahmad
Sultanah Johor

Serta Kerabat Diraja, Kerajaan Negeri
dan Seluruh Rakyat Negeri Johor Darul Takzim

di atas kemangkatan
Al-marhum Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda
Almutawakkil 'alallah
Sultan Iskandar Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ismail
Sultan Dan Yang Dipertuan Bagi Negeri Dan Jajahan Takluk
Johor Darul Takzim

Pada 22hb. Januari 2010 bersamaan 06 Safar 1413H

Semoga Allah S.W.T. Mencucuri Rahmat Ke Atas Roh Almarhum
Dan Dihimpunkan Bersama Orang Yang Soleh

To all students and staff of UiTM Johor, please show your respect by wearing a songkok with white linings (for men) and white tudung (for women) this week.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ladies Night

Starting this semester, the Sports Unit of UiTM Segamat is organizing a Ladies Night every Wednesday night specially for female staff and students. So ladies, here's your chance to be fit without worrying about appreciative male eyes ogling your every move as guys are forbidden to be anywhere near the Sports Centre every Wednesday night.

Here are the details:

Date/Day : Every Wednesday night beginning 13 January 2010
Time : 8.45 p.m. until 11.00 p.m.
Venue: Kompleks Sukan, UiTM Segamat

For enquiries, please contact Cik Nor Ashikin (07-9352495) or Puan Azah/Cik Adilah (07-9352043).

P/S: Did you guys notice the new Sports Unit building built just in front of the gym?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lightning Speed Connection

I learned something new today.

Last December, I had upgraded my Streamyx (512 kbps) to the new Streamyx Combo (1 mbps) package (with a free Aztech cordless phone). And after the upgrade, my Internet speed were no different and I began to get upset. The connection speed test says that the best download effort to my PC via the new connection is 0.92 mbps, which is very fast. (You can check yours here).

The thing is: each time I used the Internet, pictures and web pages took a very long time to load. Farmville took about half an hour to load fully. (Yes I do play Farmville). I was ready to scream my head off because it took so long. At first, I thought it has something to do with the hard disk (it's almost full!) but it's really not.

It so happened that I noticed my old friend who's currently online on YM. So I asked him about my PC problem and he simply asked to see my print screen. After sending the print screen of my desktop to him, he said that all I had to do was to remove some of the icons in the task bar tray. Simply remove the ones that I don't use; his exact advice is to remove my Winamp agent, Ares and uTorrent. After I followed his instructions, I clicked on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome once again. The changes were truly shocking and really obvious. In an instant, my Internet connection is super duper fast!!

My friend said that when you are online, you really have to choose. If you want to download a movie, then do it while the computer is idle and you are not doing anything. If you want to surf the Internet, just remove the icons in the task bar tray that you did not use (in my case: Ares) uTorrent & Winamp agent). This just proves that we'll be learning from anyone about anything at anytime.

And oh, use Google Chrome because it's lighte.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Seminar for Young Lecturers

I just got back from attending a seminar. The name of the seminar is Higher Education Professional Training Programme for Young Lecturers.

The seminar was conducted at Hotel Grand Paragon (it's located right in the heart of JB city) from 7-10 January 2010. I met many lecturers from various fields during the seminar. Besides UiTM Segamat, UTM Skudai, UTHM and USIM lecturers were also present.

Basically, the seminar gives us young lecturers exposure to what we will face in the future, about our career, classroom management, research procedures and opportunities. The talk by experts in their fields were really enlightening.

All in all, I really enjoyed my stay in Hotel Grand Paragon (it's a 5 star hotel!) and the food served there were really delicious. I also enjoyed the swimming pool and the steam bath. If I have to attend more seminars like this, I am more than ready to attend them ^_^

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Semester

Happy New Year!

Well, another new semester has finally arrived. This semester, I am in charge of three classes. I will be teaching BEL311 to BMD3D1 and also BEL260 to both CSD2S1 and CSD2S2.

BMD3D1 is no stranger to me as I had taught this group the code BEL260 last semester. All of them are girls, and they are very, very obedient so I don't have to worry about their discipline as they already knew what I'm like in class and they are aware of my expectations to them. In addition, I already knew their strengths and weaknesses and I know their names too. There are only 24 of them and I can easily identify names to faces.

To be honest, I am really surprised that I got my ex-students back, so this is my first time. The only thing I'm not sure is whether they are thrilled to have me back as their lecturer or not.

As for CSD2S1 and CSD2S2, both classes have an equal mixture of boys and girls. I haven't had Computer Science students for a long, long time; so I am looking forward to teach these two groups. Let's hope that they will be able to absorb what I am going to teach them in order to get good grades.

It's going to be a short semester, so I hope I will be able to plan my lessons accordingly.

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