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Research and wordprocessing

Ever since I started my PhD study, I stick to LaTeX for most of my works - progress slides, conference papers and even for a "kenduri" event for my daughter's aqiqah - I created invitation memos with LaTeX.

LaTeX needs some perseverance for you to learn . For me I started typed LaTeX files with VI and later compiled the document with pdflatex command.

Later, I met Kile, a KDE based LaTeX editor. It provided GUI based with autocompletion and spell check function, which is cool to assist you writing up your work - conference paper or thesis.

Most of my friends comfortable with MS Word and EndNote.. which is okay. But some conference organizer literally require you to send them paper written in LaTeX (or in another way around). In this case you might need to find a friend who are familiar which such writing environment.

Transit di Istanbul

Semasa dari London (Heathrow) untuk pulang ke Malaysia saya transit di Istanbul, Turki. Di Turki, khasnya di sekitar Sultanahmet (tempat Blue Mosque dan Hagiya Sofya), peniaga di situ menerima wang Lira (matawang Turki), Euro, dan setahu saya termasuk US Dollar.

Saya singgah hanya 10 jam - kapal terbang Turkish Airlines yang saya naiki dari Heathrow sampai di Attarturk Hamalavi (Airport) pada sekitar 420 pagi, dan akan berlepas pulang ke Malaysia pada pukul 3 petang hari tersebut.

Jadi saya manfaatkan tempoh transit yang panjang itu untuk melawat sekitar Blue Mosque.

Perjalanan agak mudah, seeloknya jika ada peluang untuk menukar wang ke Lira, sila buat demikian di Malaysia, kerana setahu saya pengurup wang di Malaysia setakat yang saya berurusan jarang mengenakan komisen. Di Turki, pengurup wang mereka mengenakan komisen sehingga 4%, satu jumlah yang agak signifikan bagi saya - terutamanya di lapangan terbang.

Dari Attarturk Hamalavi - kodnya IST saya bertolak ke Sultanahmet yg berke…

Kes Meninggal Semasa Bersukan

Selalu kita baca paper dalam tempoh terdekat ni, atlit meninggal/collapse masa main bola.

Satu benda kita mungkin tak sedar, kadar kolestrol (diet) kita perlu dijaga selain daripada bersukan.

Seorang doktor pakar yang saya jumpa beritahu, sekiranya kurus, tak semestinya kadar kolestrol rendah (apatah lagi kalau overweight, obesiti!)

Jadi biasa-biasakan periksa tahap kesihatan anda.. mungkin setahun sekali sebab kosnya agak tinggi, RM200 ke atas di hospital swasta (kat tempat gomen ada ke? Unless you're admitted kot?)


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Conference Trip to Cambridge, UK
I just went back from my UKSIM 2012 conference trip in University of Cambridge, UK. The last time I went out from Malaysia was in 2009, during my personal trip with wife to UK/Eire/France. This time, my employer provided travel and conference funding to the conference venue, which is awesome (super!!). 
The conference was held in 28-30th March 2012, at the Emmanuel College, Univ of Cambridge. As I did not familiar (I guess same to many of us who haven't been there) to the university, it seems that this university is more than a normal university that I ever saw. It is actually a small town, comprises 22 colleges which is scattered in the Cambridgeshire. Interesting stuffs, most of the students here are not allowed to drive a car, so they either have to get a bicycle or get on the bus. Both are convenient since the bus arrives on time, and cycling does not give much problem too  given the weather is quite cold. (I am not sure about Winter, my a friend…