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I’m dONE with Step ONE   5 comments

Finally, and after 8 months of full-time preparation, I took my USMLE Step 1 exam (on Wednesday). You can read about my exam experience here. I had a lot of crazy stuff going on, including:

  • Cockroach swarms in my hotel room, in the bathroom, on the bed, everywhere. Butlers aren’t really concerned, because “they are just tiny cockroaches”. Thankfully, I managed to change the room. But I’m not going to that hotel again!.
  • Taxi driver who bought the taxi for his brother-in-law to work on, but the latter won’t show up, because he has a prolonged “cold”. Of course the man had to pay the checks himself, implying “give me more money you son of a b****!”.
  • The chair in the testing center felt like a rocking chair, so I had to change it.

Anyway, I’m glad I’m done with this pretty annoying step, and looking forward to the more clinically-relevant exam, Step 2CK.


10 days   Leave a comment

My USMLE Step 1 exam is in 10 days! I have almost deserted this blog for the past few months, so apologies to my readers. Will get back to it as soon as I’m done.

Posted November 1, 2010 by H. H. in My Blog, My Life

I’m on Facebook, too.   5 comments

You can now find me at Facebook if you wish to follow me. The big posts will be here, though.

In case you send me a friendship request, please give me a hint on who you are or why you’re interested in befriending me, because I get a lot of requests from people I have no idea about!

Here ^

Posted August 4, 2010 by H. H. in My Blog, Web

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How to play Quicktime (.mov) videos in Windows Media Player in Windows 7   6 comments

This is a very easy and straight-forward 2-step process to get quicktime (.mov) videos to play in Windows Media Player in Windows 7 (tested in WMP 12, Win 7 x64 — may also work for other WMP/Windows versions). You need to do both steps, and in this order.

Step 1

Download and install QT Lite (it installs only the needed quicktime filters).

Step 2

Download and install QuickTime DirectShow Source Filter (it installs the filters needed for WMP to play such videos). P.S. The website providing this file requires you to sign up before you download. It just takes a couple of seconds.

That’s it. Any .mov file should play in WMP now (note that .mov thumbnails in windows explorer may not show up, though).

Posted July 4, 2010 by H. H. in Guide, Technology

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Hydorah, independent shootemup game   Leave a comment

Hydorah was released today. This retro-styled shootemup game does show a lot of promise. I’ve just skipped through the first level, and it looks very much that the developer knew what he was doing when developing the game. The soundtrack is very nice and fits very well.

Thanks to Locomalito for providing us with this quality free game!

Posted June 5, 2010 by H. H. in Video Games

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Weekly Pixel Art – Week 001   Leave a comment

Calv’s take on The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai, in pixel art [?].
Originally posted by Calv on Pixel Joint. [+]

Posted October 29, 2009 by H. H. in Pixel Art, Weekly Pixel Art

I’m Back   6 comments

Well, I’m back! Not sure if you missed me, but I really missed writing in this blog.  My last post was 4 months ago, may be the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken off blogging.  Starting with a severe computer virus attack, it’s finally ended. I’m back to blogging, even if it’s not going to be a full recovery as my final exams are pretty close, I’ll try to keep in touch (with my keyboard) as much as I can.

I have signed up at Twitter, and I think it’s going to give me the opportunity of being lazy without being accused of being so.  All people use Twitter, don’t they?  Then, don’t blame me! You can see my tweets at the right column under My Twitter.

I’ve switched to a new theme, celebrating the resurrection of the dead.  It looks so typical, but it’s very organized and easy to use.  I’ll keep it for a while.

Hope my readers are all fine.  Until my next post, take care.

Posted October 19, 2009 by H. H. in My Blog, My Life