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Gamer Dad and how iOS saved me from the game-death clutches of parenthood!

Justin Fletcher is a writer of a website called Quarter To Three, a gaming website. He recently became a father to a pair of twins and he wrote a series of "new dad" diaries, citing the death of gaming. He puts into words what I failed to describe to my friends when I attempt to tell them I have no time for gaming. It's an excellent read. Try this one: New dad diaries: altered states.

An excerpt:
"Technology can’t help. I can get all the baby monitors I want, but they won’t still the voice inside of me that says they’re faulty or broken or unreliable. That my son or daughter could be choking right now while I’m engrossed with exploring some digital fairyland to solve the Riddle of Whatzis and find the Smiting Sword of Smite. Is that really worth risking their safety? And even if one of the monitors worked perfectly, wouldn’t its hissing audio and flashing sound level indicators break the immersion anyway?

So for now, immersion must take a back seat to situational awar…

My identity, MyKad and MyKid

Why is it that our identity card is called MyKad, a mix of Bahasa and English? And the identity card for children is called MyKid, both words are English. Is Bahasa our national language or not? I'm so confuse.

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Ringgit is modern! Dynamic Views in Blogger

Wow, Google has just improved Blogger to be able to show dynamic content in a variety of format such as:

Timeslide:
http://ringgit.blogspot.com/view/timeslide


Snapshot:
http://ringgit.blogspot.com/view/snapshot




Sidebar:
http://ringgit.blogspot.com/view/sidebar


Which is your favourite?

Now I can read my friend's blog and by-pass all the crappy gadgets they all have cluttered all over the blogs :)