21 July 2018

Went to Marina Square to See NDP Rehearsal

Managed to get a view of the combat engineers floating platform, I used to be in the 35th Singapore Combat Engineers so this brings back a lot of memories. During my time it's not so advanced, have to manually build the platform part by part like building Lego, now it looks like 5 big trucks combined into one platform, all automated.

Last time powered by tug boats to move around, now looks like the truck itself can control the movements. Now then realised actually very satki, definitely the coolest part of the entire NDP rehearsal but stand down there not easy, they probably have to stand there for hours.





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SingHealth Data Breach

Yesterday received a broadcast from boss, told to be on alert for the next few weeks, never really pay much attention because my thoughts all on my new job and interview, kept thinking about it because it seemed so unreal because so fast so furious lol.

Anyway this morning when I checked the news, seems like quite a big incident, making headlines everywhere online, SingHealth even came up with an e-service to check whether my data was illegally accessed.

SingHealth Website: https://www.singhealth.com.sg/Pages/home.aspx
Data Check: https://datacheck.singhealth.com.sg

My own data ok, probably because I hardly visit their clinic, mostly I visit GP. But my wife's data was illegally accessed:


So according to the e-service, her name, NRIC number, address, gender, race and date of birth was accessed.

Good thing is I don't see any contact info or financial info such as card number, anyway she also don't have credit card.

Each field by itself is quite useless especially gender, race and birthday, but if combine a few then probably can come up with some elaborate scam story, but then they don't have her contact number so probably not going to be of any use anyway, so I don't see any cause for concern.

So as usual, don't talk to strange people, don't entertain strange calls and you'll be safe. And if ever in doubt, find someone you know and can trust to talk to. Actually all common sense stuff.

20 July 2018

Today Went for Interview

On Monday night I updated my jobstreet.com profile on a whim with one extra line of current job experience, actually quite outdated so haven't really update finish but anyway on the next day out of the blue a recruiter called me and asked if I was looking for a job, was quite surprised but I said yes, and he spoke to me about 3 openings and told me he will send my profile to the hiring companies. Then later in the day he told me I got selected for an interview by one of the companies and arranged the session for today.

So today I went for the interview, took a one hour technical test, cannot use smartphone to google, it was some multiple choice questions on core Java and JEE which was quite alright, then have to write one line of Javascript to change an input value, this one I think I got it a bit wrong, who the heck in this day and age set the value this way, nowadays all using JQuery or some other JS libraries, some more ask me to use pen to write on paper, the only time I actually write is when I fill up the Sheng Siong lucky draw, otherwise I hardly touch a pen at all.

The question if I remember correctly is something like this, so need to change the value of "field2".

<form name="myform">
  <input type="text" name="field1" />
  <input type="text" name="field2" />
</form>

My answer I put:

document.forms[0].input[1].value="someValue";

Then later I found that the correct one should be using "elements" instead of "input":

document.forms[0].elements[1].value = "someValue";

Then write a simple SQL to select some fields from two tables, should be cakewalk for anyone who learn even a bit of SQL.

Then a couple of write some Java functions like return two largest numbers, find duplicates, can find these questions in almost any "XXX Java Interview Questions" search online so they are very common. Then one is some card arrangement or sorting, what spade what diamond what suit, na beh think I god of gambling right, this one I left empty, completely lost.

Then one more loss is ask me to list two JSP implicit objects, this one actually I use very often, just that didn't know got such a chim name, like request.setAttribute or response.sendRedirect("somePageOrUrl") and etc, afterwards I go google then really face palm.

Then two stupid textbook mathematics question, like last time primary or secondary school kind of questions, but don't know got it correct or not lol.

Anyway, I guess somehow I managed to survive, just now the HR called me and offered me what I asked for. So fast so weird lol, gave me until Monday to consider.

Aiyah actually of course I will take, change environment is good, some more the HR say have overseas opportunity, I work in current job so many years 0 chance of overseas travel, want to change other project also impossible, feel very very stagnant.

Fixed monthly salary is about 4.96% higher, as for bonus it is performance-based and no AWS same like current company. But ok la, I didn't jump for salary anyway, actually I put the asking salary also anyhow put, and I got it. Looks like I'm destined to move on... Sometimes just have to go with the flow.


16 July 2018

Salted Egg Pork Rib Rice

Looks very delicious but actually a bit bland, the sauce should be a bit sweeter, overall still not bad.




15 July 2018

Fettuccine, Bacon and Mushrooms

I cooked it hehe, looks power right. The bacon very salty though, still delicious.




14 July 2018

Commission Calculator for DBS Vickers SG Stocks

Made this little tool to help me calculate the costs of buying or selling a stock, just enter number of shares and price and it will show both buy and sell costs at the same time.

Can even choose by cash upfront, online or phone and it will calculate using respective rates.





13 July 2018

Croatia 2-1 England

I don't watch world cup but I thought England should be quite strong considering they have their own ever popular league, how come can lose to Croatia. This world cup many shocking loss and quite a few unlikely teams enter the world cup, definitely one of the weirder world cup lol.




DBS Vickers Cash Upfront Commission Revised to 0.12%, minimum SGD10

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It used to be 0.18%, minimum SGD18, but after the recent promotion which ended on 30 Jun 2018, seems like they made it a permanent 0.12% or minimum SGD10 which is a good thing.
Note from my last trade: 
0.12%, min $10, $5 rebate per trade, promo from 1 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018, both dates inclusive.
The rate for normal trading account remain the same at 0.28% or minimum SGD25 for traded valued at $50,000 or less.