# Saturday, April 07, 2007

Today we finally took Wen Zhern out of the house for intention of casual shopping in One Utama. Gotta do it sometime I guess. After about an hour of studying how to get the car seat in the car properly we finally got to the point of strapping him into the seat.

Mummy is still worried that the sun is too harsh on little WZ's eyes, hence... If you're wondering why I'm strapping in a less than 3 month old baby in a front facing car seat, well... my seat belts aren't long enough to attach it in back facing mode!!! Luckily the seat can be tilted so WZ isn't being forced to sit up when he still can't do it.

 

After finally reaching One U and finding a parking, the first challenge was.. how to get down an escalator with the stroller. After finally deciding on a way and getting down to the mall level I noticed a big NO STROLLER, USE LIFTS sign on the escalators. But dude... 1U lifts SUCK ASS!

Then we quickly headed for the baby section, for the main reason that we came here in the first place.

To buy WZ a chew toy... cause according to my parents, the reason he's sucking his thumb so much lately is that he's teething so they told me to get him something small to chew on. To which I answered, he can't even hold onto his own pacifier how is he supposed to grip a chew toy in his hands? But... who am I to argue with my parents?

The trip went smoothly, WZ didn't make a fuss about anything and we managed to leave before he hit a feeding point so all was good.


Saturday, April 07, 2007 10:00:25 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, April 05, 2007

 

So I saw this little guy in the Sony Wings shop just now, I was considering this form factor when I finally decided to go with the Fujitsu P1610 that I'm using now. But this model UX27, which is what I would have seriously considered last time finally has that 1GB of RAM I look for in a system, it also has a slightly faster 1.33Ghz processor. But it sports a smaller 40GB HDD while my P1610 has an 80GB HDD.

Do I feel regret for choosing the P1610 over the UX27? Nope, 1st reason is of course.. hey, I have an 80GB HDD on the P1610 and 50GB is already used up! Is there that much of a difference between 1.25Ghz and 1.33Ghz? I don't think so! And the main reason why I would never choose the UX as my work laptop.... I can't do my work on it! Yes, the screen resolution is small but I could have configured Visual Studio to make as much use of the available screen real estate as possible, but after fondling the unit a bit more just now I realized that, there's no way in hell that I can write code with the THUMBBOARD on the UX27!!! The miniture keyboard on the P1610 is already slightly cramp inducing for me (that's why at work I need to get a REAL keyboad and display to work better) BUT.. I can still work on it when I'm away from my desk. I doubt I can use the UX27's thumbboard for too long before my thumbs cramp up.

Another weird thing about the UX27 is that, the thing has a touch screen, and it has Vista installed. BUT.. the drivers aren't reporting to Vista that there's a touch screen present, so Vista isn't enabling the Tablet PC functions such as the Tablet Input Panel, etc. etc. I wonder if it's just a bad install on their part or the drivers really aren't ready yet?

So if I DID get the UX previously I would end up still having to lug 2 notebooks with me when I go on trips, cause one would be for work and then one would be for.... errr... entertainment? Web surfing? nah.. no thanks... for a secondary web device THIS is what I'm waiting for... June/July 2007!


Gear | P1610 | Sony UX | UMPC
Thursday, April 05, 2007 11:05:34 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hey, look finally a MONEY SHOT!!!

Wooo hooo!!!


Wednesday, April 04, 2007 8:33:46 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

There.. finally got a good frontal shot!


Wednesday, April 04, 2007 9:47:33 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 

I was setting up a demo on a partner's notebook. Something which I wasn't expecting to do, since we were suppoesd to be presenting the demo on our equipement. And also because it involved the creation of an Ad Hoc WiFi connection, something which in my past experience had a 50/50 chance of working.

As I tried to get his system to attach to the Ad Hoc network, the OS popped up a message box saying that the system was not configured to connect to AdHoc networks. So I popped into the wireless properties page and toggled the setting to allow connection to Ad Hoc networks and then I clicked Apply and I get a message box saying "Wireless settings could not be saved!"

WTF? So I tried a few more times with the same results. Then I realised that his system was attached to a domain, and wondered if the domain policy was not to allow them to change the settings. So I mentioned that to the partner, telling him that his machine might be locked down by the domain policy and he might need to check with his IT department to get the settings done.

He replied "Don't worry I'm sure the IT engineers can handle it, they all have Cisco certifications."

I was dumbstruck by the sudden name dropping of his IT department's qualifications... DUDE!! I'm your partner, not your client, you don't need to and CAN'T impress me with stuff like this. I DON'T CARE whether your enginners are Cisco certified or not, since if it is a domain policy issue, I hope they have MCSA certifications too!


Wednesday, April 04, 2007 12:03:50 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  |