Thursday, October 28, 2010

Math Stuff - New Page for Math Students!

For the convenience of my students, most of whom are taking Additional Mathematics next year, I have prepared something for you on this site. I plan to put some helpful tools for you to do your Math studying and/or assignments in a page called Math Stuff, and for starters, I put in a derivative solver, which will differentiate any single variable function up to the fourth derivative, and also explain the intermediate steps needed to obtain the answer.

Screenshot of the derivative solver widget. Solution is given on top, with the intermediate steps explained on the bottom 

In the future I will try to include more Math tools or tips in the Math Stuff page. I hope you will find it useful. You can access the Math Stuff page through the link provided above.

Feel free to drop comments/questions/suggestions!


Monday, October 18, 2010

If you could be on one TV show which one would it be?

My own show called Ihsan Travels Around the World to Take Awesome Pictures. NatGeo, TLC, Discovery, I'm waiting for your calls.

Ask me anything

Friday, October 15, 2010

Next Apple Event: Possible New Macs and Mac OS 10.7 Preview

It has been announced that the next Apple event will be on October 20, 2010 in Cupertino, California.

photo from Mashable

Based on the invitational image above, we can anticipate one or both of these to happen:

- Facelift or hardware updates of the Mac lineup.

- A preview of the next version of Mac OS X.

Personally I am more excited about the possibility of seeing the preview of Mac OS 10.7. Looking at the teaser image up there, it's obvious that it's a lion behind the Apple logo. So what's OS 10.7 gonna be called?

Most probable: Mac OS 10.7 Lion
Not so probable : Mac OS 10.7 Leo
Probably not: Mac OS 10.7 Simba, Mac OS 10.7 King of the Jungle, Mac OS 10.7 Singa

Hisham's jumping pose reminded me of the packaging for Mac OS X Tiger


Definitely not: Mac OS 10.7 Hisham (see this post: Mac OS X Hisham --- haha sorry Hisham)

Personally, I'd like it to be called: Mac OS 10.7 Aslan

Image from
Heh heh.

So what are you guys expecting from the Apple event next week?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quick Updates

Right now online at Starbucks Centrepoint Bandar Utama. I stumbled upon this place when I got lost finding an alternative route to One Utama from Kota Damansara.


Today I had the most grueling exam invigilation day so far. 5 hours of invigilation, with nothing to do but stare at students struggling to do Add Maths. I'd rather do the papers myself than having to sit through 5 hours of just watching people in agony, which is also an agony in and of itself.


I miss indulging in my hobby, which is photography. I have this wonderful lens that I borrowed from Chien Teng, an AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 which is good for outdoor photos in broad daylight. I haven't fully utilized it, and I have until after exams to play around with it. But I have yet to find the time for a photo outing. Bless my busy schedule.


Had a long chat with Mr. Masukor and Mr. Rama over drinks just now. Found out that Mr. Masukor and I are alumni of the same school - Sekolah Alam Shah Kuala Lumpur. He knows my friend Zidni's father, Dr. Mat bin Zakaria. Talked about lots of stuff, including my intention to bike to and from work. Will consider his advice on buying a bike.


Add Maths exam is over, which means no more Add Maths questions from Tiffany, Yu Kong, and/or Chien Teng over Twitter. I enjoy these night consultations with my students. It's like online tutoring via Twitter. Twittoring. A twittor giving online twition. Heh. Can I claim coinage of these terms, if they're not coined yet already? Anyone knows?


I really want to get the iPhone 4, but the only way I can afford it is by getting a credit card and buying it thru DiGi's Easy Payment Plan. I don't have time to go to the bank so getting a credit card will take quite a while. Maybe I can consider asking someone to use their credit card to buy me the iPhone 4, and I pay the monthly instalments to them via scheduled transfers. Any offers?


I need to buy new shoes that are not basketball nor crosstrainers. Something for casual wear. I also need more polo t-shirts that I can wear to work or semi-formal events. Something that does not scream 'freebie' or 'tourist'.


I have more people that care about me more than I do myself. I feel blessed and guilty at the same time, for what I do for myself is usually less than what I tend to do for others, which in some ways seem like I am ungrateful to all these wonderful people who really really do care about me. I am sorry... I will try to help myself more after this. I love you all. Thank you. For loving me. I am blessed, truly.

Thursday, October 07, 2010



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