Teaching teaching..sleeping..zzz

Well I have to say I am quite adverse to teaching, although I will admit I have gotten 1000 times better than I used to be.

When I joined this company I was almost immediately thrown into a teaching position in Singapore, I had never taught anyone before, and honestly had never attended any professional classes so had JACKSHIT idea what I was supposed to be doing and how I was supposed to conduct myself.

As of now I’ve taught in Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and
That’s what I call baptism by fire. Straight in at the deep end. As it turns out I managed, ok, I wasn’t great, but I didn’t totally fail, and my technical knowledge allowed me to keep the class interesting and varied, rather than the courseware, which was rather poor at the time.

Public speaking is a daunting thing for many I know..teaching is a form of that, although often in a smaller more personal setting.

I know many people who claimed they would curl up and die if they had to speak in front of a crowd, and there’s me, I volunteer to do it 😉

Not the teaching part, that’s forced upon me, but I’ve spoken at conferences and stuff.

I don’t mind teaching smart, like minded people about hacking, because that’s what I love, and to be honest I’m into sharing knowledge, I’m not some elitist asshole who won’t tell you how to do because it makes me feel superior, but if you are a dumbfuck, I will get irritated if I have to tell you more than twice..

I am teaching from now until the end of the year, and sadly I’m destined to go back to my least favourite place in SE Asia, if not the World, yes BRUNEI, OMG I hate that place, but at least I have a couple of friends there now (that I almost managed to kill jajajaj!)…But Ramadan is not the time to be there.

Anyway I may have managed to get out of it for a couple of weeks by doing a web application security project instead, but it looks like I’ll be there from early December until the end of the year.

I’ll be in Mid Valley every day now anyway till early November, so if you want to meet me at Chili’s or something for happy hour, drop me a line!

I’ve had a pretty shit week otherwise at it goes, I’ve been feeling crappy, I might be hyperthyroidic, my hard drive on my PC at home just died and well bleh. I can’t boot my PC with the HDD in as it just hangs at the BIOS ‘Detecting IDE drives’ I think the controller has probably gone, I’m wondering is there anywhere round here that can recover it..

Also I didn’t sleep Sunday night because I was scared I couldn’t wake up on time Monday, bad idea what that…I expect it’ll take me till Wednesday to recover!




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21 Responses to Teaching teaching..sleeping..zzz

  1. JoeC October 17, 2005 at 11:05 pm #

    what subject do you teach, how frequent? take care then. Cheers!

  2. sharina October 18, 2005 at 12:12 am #

    whatcha teaching? kung fu? 😀

  3. spiller October 18, 2005 at 12:34 am #

    I thought Chili’s sucks?

  4. simon October 18, 2005 at 1:33 am #

    dude! why are you wearing a girly heart top?!

  5. Andreas October 18, 2005 at 1:38 am #

    I might just take you up on that Chili’s beer offer, lol. Have fun in Brunei, enjoy life in KL, while you are here. And no, I cannot help you with the HDD, because you are the one I would be running to when I have a problem. Teaching: Remember a favourite example, namely Edinson- he needed more than 1,000 trials to get the thing running and lit up. So dont complain when you have to explain things twice. 🙂

  6. KY October 18, 2005 at 1:47 am #

    well at least it’s not scuba season.

  7. alicia October 18, 2005 at 2:00 am #

    midvalley? i’m workin there..

    >> ur blog stalker..

  8. god October 18, 2005 at 3:15 am #

    bitch, lunch tomorrow, i’ll be at mid valley for my retail outlets spotcheck and some presentation

  9. Wan Zafran October 18, 2005 at 3:35 am #

    Oh master, teach me how to do l33t haxxorz stuff. I am only a young grasshopper.

    Have fun in Brunei mate, I’m sure you’ll find interesting stuff there!

  10. Ethan Hunt October 18, 2005 at 3:56 am #

    hmm… You still owe us dude for almost killing the lights out of us. I mean it’s our first day down there and we almost didn’t go home. *LOL*

    So looks like you’re probably gonna spend christmas and new year in brunei huh… Well good luck on that…. ^_~

    You got our digits… just give us a ping..

  11. ShaolinTiger October 18, 2005 at 7:10 am #

    Not sure about for lunch, cos I am teaching the folks from Brunei and they are fasting so I don’t get lunch..

  12. sha October 18, 2005 at 8:18 am #

    erm. what does l33t haxxorz mean? 😛

  13. Terry October 18, 2005 at 11:56 am #

    L33t Haxxorz Means, i am british and i can’t cook a decent malay meal,but i would surely try hard if some BLoody idiot would buy me a fucking malaysian cookbook that is in english.

  14. Flyz October 18, 2005 at 12:18 pm #

    Dude, I’m working in Mid Valley too, in IT Center. Do come over if you need ‘softwares’. Ahem, the Malaysian type that is 🙂 But I’ll only be around this Friday though.

  15. Kuzco October 18, 2005 at 2:11 pm #

    Eh do you also teach Forensic Computing?

  16. meekiee October 18, 2005 at 7:37 pm #

    simon> why girly top? he is chick in the man’s body bah? haha.

    ST, thanks for giving me the 1st laughter during my early working hrs. 😉

  17. ShaolinTiger October 18, 2005 at 8:08 pm #

    WTF you mumbling about dude? As if you’ve ever tasted anything I’ve cooked..lolplz!

  18. ShaolinTiger October 18, 2005 at 8:13 pm #

    Somethings like that yeah, kinda the course I’m teaching now is along those lines, Incident Response..

    For governmental CERT.

  19. alicia October 18, 2005 at 10:31 pm #

    ST has got some cute pics tho 😛

  20. JC October 19, 2005 at 10:24 am #

    Yeah, I’m afraid of my HD dying too. Wish I could afford to hang out at Mid valley. Have fun teaching in Brunei!

  21. Pat October 20, 2005 at 2:42 am #

    LOL!!! I’m finding it hilarious that you couldn’t sleep because of how Sally underlined the importance of you being there at 8am on Friday – remember? 😉

    Btw, will be doing a conference call to you with Vik tomorrow in regards to the site…