The Necessary Philosopher

Month: January, 2008

That Time of the Year Again…

It’s that time of the year again where I dig up my ill-fitting uniform, boots and smelly, dusty gear for another round of in-camp training (ICT). I always find it very depressing to have to go for ICT because it represents the epitome of red-tape, bureaucracy and ultimate madness. Inevitably, I’ll be asked to go […]

Clare Antics Caught on Video

Clare absolutely loves shoes. She can entertain herself for hours (if we let her) putting on our shoes and walking all over the house in them. Of course, this is AFTER she has pulled our shoes off the shoe rack or out of the shoe cupboard. Clare gets swallowed up by the fearsome child-eating cupboard […]

Weighty things on my mind

It’s been a rollercoaster couple of weeks at work. Complicated cases to handle, and difficult decisions to make. On top of that, one of the people I work very closely with has just announced that he is leaving. It looks like a rocky road ahead (and not the kind that I can eat…) I have […]

Hard-driving Lesson

3 essential tech tips: 1) Keep multiple backups of your important data. 2) It’s not a question of whether your hard drive will fail, but when it will fail. 3) Don’t mount or unmount external drives while installing software from another external drive. Point 3 just caused me to lose the entire contents of my […]


As usual, I’ve been a terrible procrastinator and let many many blog entries slip by. I wanted share my thoughts on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and how I’m glad that I don’t live in a country where leaders and politicians don’t have to choose between their ideals and living without the fear of being […]

A New Year is Upon Us

So this is 2008, and it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. This year, I’ve decided to make my resolutions more manageable, given my terrible record based on last year’s resolutions. I’ve also decided to put up a wishlist of presents so that I (and hopefully Santa) can keep track of my […]