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2014.12.08 | 冇乜關係

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1973]
Perception and Ability: Not Really Related
Related Or Not
前一篇貼話到我正在努力習慣用我部新machine, 見到有讀者以為我關於電腦嘅乜嘢都識, 我覺得好搞笑, 哈哈!! 其實係過譽喇, 小弟受之有愧囉真係.. 我係就係IT呢一個行業內搵食, 但係呢一行係好廣泛, 包括好多範疇㗎, 所以我確定唔係樣樣關於電腦嘅都會曉囉.. 呢個就係我經常會遇到嘅問題, 身邊嘅人部電腦有何疑問, 無論大小事, 就第一時間想起我.. 老實講, 硬件同網絡呢兩範我真的不懂, 甚至連我最叻嘅軟件都只算係皮毛, *羞*.. 講得攏統啲, 就好似你係一位心臟專科醫生, 身邊親友知你係醫生, 就走嚟問你, 感冒怎樣醫, 個病食乜藥最好, 早洩應該點算是好!! 當你禮貌抱歉話「呢一方面唔係我專長」, 佢就白眼回應你話「吓??你係醫生都唔識??」.. 係, 我哋係不同領域專家, 但係唔係樣樣通曉嘅神吖嘛.. 冇針對冇偏見, 我係認為好多時候, 我哋應該」將期待放在正確位置, 唔好作出不實揣測, 或者至少明白到世間上係冇一個人係全能嘅.. 同學嗎?? :)
i mentioned about getting used to my new machine in the previous post and i find it amusing that some readers think i can do ANYTHING with computers, hahahaha!! well, i guess this is an over-compliment that i dare not accept, really.. i may be working in the IT industry, but this industry is so huge with so many domains, i absolutely would not know everything about computers.. and that is what i often experience, people around will just come to me when they hit any computer-related problems big or small.. frankly, i know nothing on network and hardware, and even software i just know a little tip of iceberg of it, *paiseh*.. to generalize this, it's like you are a specialist in cardiology and when people around know you are a "doctor", they will come to you for advices on how to recover from flu, what's the best medication for their sickness, what to do when they experience premature ejaculation!! and when you politely apologize saying "that's not really my forte", they bluntly say "huh?? doctor also dunno ah??".. yes, we are what our profession but not GOD who knows all things.. without prejudice and pinpointing, i guess we sometimes have to set our expectations right and not make assumptions, or at least understand that there is none who can do everything in this world.. agree?? :)
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  1. Hahaha, 真是会第一时间就想到你咯!!! Don't know why...maybe got influenced by your blog post as you can make games (the one choose the flag) , image clip...calculation comments thing...

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    1. Yah la, for me like not really know always just generalized it (that's why we don't know so we thought all are the same) same as me, I only know a bit about A only but my sisters always thought I know B and C as well lo!! Then what to do, so I just thought is okay, just thought that's another chance for me to learn new things, hehe!!

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    2. Haha I think that's because SK always come out with lots of interactive elements in his blog that's why we always thought of him when it comes to computer related stuff, haha!

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    3. hahaha, maybe this is the lesson i learned from being 太出風頭?? must learn to be more subtle and humble hor?? and yes, this is one survival skills in the corporate world leh actually.. :p

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  2. Good morning bloggers! Hey SK, you are too humble. You are indeed an IT genius and guru in my eyes. There is nothing that you cannot do from the keyboard! You could excite, amuse or even piss anyone if you prefer. Well, you have provided me many years of interesting and thought provoking posts.

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    1. I agree with you TM, SK is too humble! Ya la he might not know EVERYTHING but he is indeed better than many of us already, those interactive thingy he did in the blog, I don't know AT ALL leh!

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    2. errr, now that i must try to be more subtle and don't be too high profile about my ability to do all these interactive stuffs huh?? hahaha.. the chinese say "people are afraid to be famous, pigs are afraid to be fat"~~ :D

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  3. Morning everyone and happy Monday (blue).. When I first see the picture, I thought it’s some thingy to hang clothes.. Neh, we “kiap” the clothes with clothes peg, hang on that sort of thing in the garden.. Sorry to sound dumb, but really, I have no idea what is it after looking at it for 1 minute, pfffttt !!

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    1. Oohh, so today’s about Jack of all trades? Yeah, I know what you mean.. Let me story you.. When I was in college, ahem, I was “perceived” as the top student.. Becoz all lecturers seem to favourite me, and gave me almost-full marks in my papers.. So other students “perceived” me as top student, who knows everything (in every subjects).. I hated it.. That made me so stress.. So when I got C+ for my Accounting paper, people said “Hah, you will get C+ one meh, thought you always get A- and above in every subject everytime”.. OMG, sau pei lah, really hated that comment leh.. I always tell people I’m not good in certain subjects, and I’m not a top student, but they answered “No meh, you always get high marks wor”.. Duh, I get high marks for certain subjects only ok, not all of them..

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    2. Sorry for boring you, I don’t think I run out of topic kua.. But just to let you know, I know where you are coming from.. I guess people perceive you are good in IT stuffs coz of how you made your blog kua.. With those buttons and votes thingy, and slide thingy.. You think lor, normal people, where got people know how to make like you.. So that’s why, people think you are the IT expert lor..

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    3. I will try not to divide my comments into many paragrapghs liao.. Bikin malu only, comments got >100 but later end up at 20th place in your chart, teehee.. Ok ok, it’s not about the chart, til today, I still very likey your blog, and will always come here to blow water..

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    4. Heh heh heh..... all of us have kena this penalty before for posting craps here until the chart appeared which made one by one freak out. Once bitten twice shy.

      I also thought the photo was a wall clothes hanger that he wants to sell. muahahahaha!!!

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    5. Princess Ribbon, those words are obviously teasing you, if I were you I won't be happy too! But if I were there, I will just smile and walk away. Fai si talk too much later they got lubang to tease more~

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    6. yeah.. i think sometimes if we are too high profile, we easily attracts jealousy and sometimes discrimination from some people.. but then just don't have to feel bad because of people bad-mouth us, we "walk upright and stand upright" and we have no fear or whatsoever about their gossips.. just continue to be yourself, and just like what you always say "my xxxx my sukak" mah.. agree?? :)

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  4. Very true! A doctor who is a general practitioner will know a little bit of everything while the specialist who specialises in his field of expertise would know lots (but still not all!) on his area of of specialization. The rest of us tend to think that since they are doctors, they will sure know everything under the sun about our medical condition.

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    1. yeah and those people really expected too much because they know nothing at all.. those who know something will be more understanding :)

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  5. So with this interesting topic, we come to realise that every profession has their areas of specialisation. Just like chefs.There are many areas to specialise. In baking there's breads, pastries, cakes, sugar decorations etc. Ask a pastry chef to cook nasi lemak, don't be disappointed if he can't.

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    1. Well said PH!
      Cannot ask a gynea doctor to perform operation for patient who has heart problem ;)

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    2. of course when we go professional we tend to drill down into only a very narrow area.. we cannot be one who knows everything and can do everything right?? haha, good example given by Hayley :)

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  6. SK, the thing is, to us mere mortals here (heh..heh...) your knowledge on computers and IT related topics far exceed ours. So naturally we tend to look at you as if you are THE IT guy. Those interactive stuffs you put up in your blog really impress the pants off most of your readers.

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    1. ah, no lah.. if you are going to talk about IT on me, then i am going to talk about baking on you!! hahaha, to me, you can just bake ANYTHING!! hehehehe~~ :p

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  7. Same story here. Because my job title is "Engineer", anything computer, TV, washing machine, lights, all electrical stuff also people ask me @.@
    Sometimes I will chui sui with them, and say: "sure, I know, don't worry, I'm an engineer, I know everything ;) " :D

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    1. oh yeah, you are an Engineer so you know everything about engines!! and all things that moves automatically after a switch runs on engines!! hahahaha~~ :D

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  8. no ah?

    Hihihi

    We have complete trust in SK's ability!

    That's why. :)

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    1. errr, of course not lah.. SK knows only the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg only dei~~

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  9. The wise and gifted always humble about their ability.

    The ones that know a little bit, always brag about knowing everything! ;P

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    1. somehow i so agree with this, and like this statement!! hahaha~~
      i hope i am the former and not the latter!! :D

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  10. Whenever there is pc problem, i will think of the IT guy, hehe...

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    1. haha, this is very common i guess.. :p

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  11. Cos you are the first person that comes to my kind wh e I need advice on fixing up links and stuff... Hahahaa...

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    1. haha, and i hope i have not let you down.. :p

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  12. agree! one person can't do everything....That's what my bos expect out of me...darn!

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    1. I guess lots of bosses also like that, expect the staff to know everything, even worse, they expect you to 'foresee' something, like what will happen with this or with that, if fail then we are the one to blame, sigh~

      Guess we just have to get used to it!

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    2. yea, agreed! my boss expects me to know the future...hahaha! i would be a fortune teller if i can foresee someting ;-)

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    3. somehow very true.. i would say the boss always expect we can do everything that the customers expected that he can do all the things they want.. hmmm, sounds confusing?? read carefully and i guess you'd agree :p

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  13. Same analogy of a car mechanics or so called 'foreman' as many would think they can do wonders. Can repair gearbox, fixed air con, repair radiator, repair alternators or electrical wiring, etc, etc etc. Actually they just farm out the repairs to the experts.

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    1. yeah.. that is somehow a very common perspective of people huh?? i would also think my foreman will know how to repair all parts of the car~~ :D

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  14. Haha, lucky I am not the one who said you can do anything with computers! :p I just express my enviousness on you getting a new laptop only...
    Speaking about this, we also got a new IT-related gadget in our room last week, it's the router modem. The old one (belkin) was working fine all these years but last 2 weeks, it got hit by lightning!! Arghhh I never know I would be that 'suffering' without wifi leh! Actually not just me but my hubby, sister in law and Aden (he watches Youtube on iPad xD) too! I got data in my phone but quota not much, so use also must be very 'stingy', plus line not good ma! But with wifi, things go smooth!
    Mana tahu, lightning 'killed' it!!
    So end up we got to buy a new router modem lo.. So far it din't perform as good as the old ones but erm, what to do? Since already buy so just have to stick with it.

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    1. Ok back to your topic, hmm yala I agree also, it's the 'general mindset' everyone have. Like your instance, we tend to ask a doctor all sorts of health-related questions cause we assume they sure know one, but actually doctor also got many types la! :p
      So if that doctor cannot answer our question, we cannot blame them also, must be reasonable la!

      I also encounter something similar before. I studied Software Engineering as degree but have little knowledge about hardware. There was once my CPU got problem and I couldn't fix it and needed my dad to bring it to the computer shop to repair, then my dad said 'you studied computer one ma you fix yourself la! Save money ma!'. I was like, I studied programming la not hardware la! So I totally understand what you are trying to say here SK ;)

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    2. But but cannot deny that there are people who knows EVERYTHING about something, either they are naturally that talented or they spend time and effort study and 研究 on something. Really salute those people, macam genius already!

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    3. actually come to think about it.. i guess it's because those people know nothing about the problem, so they thought it's a very simple thing that the person they expect would be able to know everything.. on the other hand, for people who knows a little about the thing, they would be more understanding, that the person they are looking for help may not be able to guarantee a solution.. hmmm, so whenever we hit the first kind of scenario, guess we just have to make ourselves think so already.. :)

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  15. At least you know more about IT stuff than us. But of course IT knowledge needs updating so we can't expect you to know every single thing. However, you definitely can find the way to fix some problems related to IT.

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    1. so i can say whenever it comes to managing a store, wrapping hampers, running facebook campaigns, maintaining a few blogs, generating income from advertisement spaces etc etc, Wenn must be the guru!! :)

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  16. Ah, I think you are being very modest here. See, your learning curve for the new machine is not as steep so very fast you can be familiar with it and have a new post for us here. Have a good week ahead!

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    1. hahaha, so far so good and started to love this new computer already.. getting used to is the thing, i guess :)

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  17. Absolutely true ! I am also in the IT line and my bro in laws always seek my advice on computers, tablets phones, networking devices and so on. Whenever I can't give them an answer I feel really bad but then, I am not god. Moreover, I am into project management.

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    1. oh, you are into project management in the IT line?? hey, then we are of the similar background leh.. give me five!!

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  18. Most of the times, I will give them generic answers. For example, if you want a good and reliable phones , go for IOS aka apple phones and stop buying cheap android phones. Hahah.... that applies to Pc. Even networking devices, the cheapest ones aren't the better ones.

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    1. but what you say is very true lah.. when we know we will give detailed advice, when we have just a slight idea, we can only give very generic advices.. agree??

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  19. Sometimes, I do some research for them. The good thing about IT folks like us are we check stuffs out first including the price at forums and sites before buying. I am sure you agreed and did that too. That's the least I can do to help them.

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    1. yes, hands up and high five!! i think in our line, we are trained to actually researched for the solutions before we go about and ask around huh?? unlike people, probably from the sales and marketing side, once they need something, they right away will shout for all people in the office to help.. :D

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  20. Anyway, judging from your blogging skills, you are good la. You are also very analytic, which certainly makes you a good developer.

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    1. hahaha, developer!! i've not hear about this title on me for many years already lah~~ :D

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  21. Poor SK, you have to explain your predicament here. It's okay, life's like that, when you're an expert in something people will expect more - just like when you have ideas or more vocal in a meeting, people will appoint you to head the project, sometimes not a bad thing, but that wasn't the original intent.

    Yeah, there's a lot of potential for people who know coding and stuff. I was watching CNN the other night and they were showing a segment on people who had successful startups and they were talking about Twitter and the founders, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone. Of course, these people were already successful elsewhere before that such as in Google and Blogger, etc.. Anyway, to cut a long story short, there's a lot of potential out there in the IT world.

    Ah, I see Conan O'brien up there with you. Enjoyed his Tonight Show.

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    1. hahaha, it's not actually a very bothering thing but i just find it rather amusing that people would think i know everything.. of course, if i can help, i'd do my best to help.. and in your case, i guess better stay low profile to avoid any unnecessary thing to happen huh?? hahahaha..

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  22. Steady, SK. You sound like me now, because I said the same thing to my boss. My boss asked me to do this system, that system. From Finance to Production, from Production to HR system. Yannie wants to go pengsan. Anyway, even if it is software application, one cannot know all too.

    I remember I talked to my boss, I said if your brain got tumor, when you can't find the brain surgeon, will you let the heart surgeon to open your brain? I continued and said, you may go to coma or you may wake up, but you will forget your wife's name forever. He got stunned.

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    1. Yannie, i LOVE what you told your boss!! hahahaha, i must also learn to tell this story, it is indeed very very true!!

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    2. I do remember I check with you when my April has computer related question that I can't help. Heheheh!

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    3. SK, my boss hates my CB mouth now. I don't care how he thinks, as long as i feel better after that.

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    4. Yannie, I remember this, haha! He really got speechless after listening to what you said! Good job!!

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    5. My boss has one gifted talent that no one can compare to him. His talent is exploiting people and being nasty to his own staffs only. He is a nice guys to other people staffs. So no one understands us unless you are working with him. Betul, Hayley?

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    6. hahaha, at least now that your boss knows about your CB mouth, he will also 避忌 a bit and won't dare to 欺上頭來 mah.. :p

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  23. 喺啊喺啊我啲朋友部腦或電話有乜頭昏身慶,都會唸起我。做IT啫唔喺神啊!

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    1. 原來海兄都係IT人, 肯定身同感受~~ :p

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  24. Lol...but but but..u memang more pandai than me in terms of computer stuffs leh.

    Adui...donkey time ago if u tarak teach me how to change header I also still blur kucing. Vomitting furball. And the "no-follow" thingy in template leh.

    Yup....well verse in "computer" stuffs but still hv things that hinder la. But still know how to google la. Kihkihkih

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    1. that "nofollow" thing also you told me first mah, then only i go and google about it.. so to be exact, i didn't teach you that, but just informed you how it could be done, hahaha!! :D

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    2. i told u about it but i didnt know how to go about doing it mah ...You help by teaching abc so patiently how to put into the blog LOL

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    3. hehehe, if you didn't tell me i also won't know and will not go and google for more information mah.. the initiator is having more credits lah~~ :)

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  25. Apa macam? Got use to the new laptop already? Kaldip getting new laptop too. His gone to laptop heaven jor. Now temporary using mine.

    At least he know how to set up the laptop n the programmes la. No need to go and ask shop do.

    Guess you are the guy to look for ya in your household on pc related matters? Kaldip relative also will cari him if pc rosak or even modem gone to heaven. That one cannot CPR.must buy new and install lo

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    1. hehehe, now quite okay already lah, slowly getting used to it already.. instead, when i switch back to use my old laptop, typing like not so smooth already, haha, the keyboard slightly different mah~~ :D

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