It had been decided…the group for the EURO next year. It’s really interesting to know the group early, so that all the teams involved can make early preparations for the tournament that only second behind the FIFA’s World Cup in terms of prestige. It’s even easier for football fans worldwide to start making speculations. I really hope that the upcoming tournament will be as interesting as possible…something that personally I didn’t get for the EURO 2004. It’s not like I hate Greece (I respect them for their continuous effort to become previous champions nonetheless), it’s just their play style is somehow out of the ordinary to the norm of the competition. By referring to the next year’s group stage, I believe many fans would agree with me that group C is a group of death. Hey…I even wondering for a while after knowing the draw that maybe all the group C’s team would say “This is hell~~“. Personally, it’s hard for me to say (predict) for sure who had the chance to uplift the trophy this time. France, Italy, and Germany is among the big names in my mind right now to be a serious challenger but at this stage, names means nothing. Below is the final draw and looking forward for it next year~~ Continue reading
It had been a very busy month for me. Maybe because in a few weeks from now, I’ll finish (graduate) my post-graduate studies. At time like this, it seems I’m much busier than a prime minister. Had to finish writing and checking my thesis, preparing for thesis defense, making presentation slides, and all at the same time maintaining my cluttered life (it’s kinda hard really…to manage so many things in one go). Due to that, I missed so many things/events happened around me; most notably many of my friends birthday (forgot to wish at the exact time; I really dislike to use ‘belated’
:-P), meeting/hanging with my friends during Eid, watching new movies at cinema, and spending most of my holiday with my parents. Aih…I do hope this pattern will end soon though… Continue reading
Yesterday mark another release day of one of my favorite Linux distro (Fedora); Fedora 8 codenamed Werewolf ( what a codename 😛 ). Among notable features in this release were:
- Features a 2.6.23 based kernel.
- GNOME 2.20
- KDE 3.5.8 (KDE Live and regular DVD) while the KDE 4 (Beta) Development Environment is available in the repository.
- The implementation of PulseAudio sound daemon.
- Codec Buddy (a.k.a codeina).
- A new look and feel (the “Infinity” desktop art is cool..changes color to reflect outdoor conditions).
- , a fresh new GNOME theme created specially for Fedora
- Compiz Fusion installed by default.
- Open-source Java integration through the IcedTea project.
- Improved laptop support.
- Remote virtualization management.
- Improved network management
- Many other improvements.
I’m a really really useless brother to boot. I only know just now that my sister is in her form 3 (generally students in their 15th or 16th year of age) and will undertake the PMR examination this Monday (next morning..ehehhehe). Well, I do know that she’ll never read my blog here, but when the times come and she mention something about how useless I am as a brother (not even remembering her age), I’ll show her this post. Just wanna wish her good luck and please forgive her brothers (me) that lately doesn’t even remember her age. Ahahahaha…don’t kill me please…
I’m always into samurai and shinobi (ninja) type of anime. I even watch Himawari even tough the anime somehow more into comedy type (means less action) but what the heck…as long there’s a shinobi in it! Just to name a few, among the title that I’ve watched that includes either samurai or shinobi elements in it are Samurai X, Samurai 7, Samurai Champloo, Peacemaker Kurogane, Basilisk, and Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto. Recently I had managed to get my hands on another anime that involves a samurai element in it; Shigurui.