# Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Ok.. so net surfing speed is at an all time low, unreachable domains, server timeouts, the works! All evidence that something is wrong with the line... and yet.. everything NON HTTP related seem to be working fine, Live Messenger doesn't randomly disconnect as it usually does when in low bandwidth situations.

I can still get my game on very well on Xbox Live, so... what gives? Is there some conspiracy and all HTTP requests are being routed through a giant filtration service and someone's inspecting what to let through and what not to?

Then again.. it could be someone configured a switch wrongly at Suckmyx HQ.


Tuesday, 23 October 2007 13:23:06 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 21 October 2007

On my on going quest to find ever crazier Micro SD card readers I stumble across this thing in All-IT Hypermarket in Lowyat Plaza today.

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Doesn't look like much at first glance like this does it?

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The only reason I bought this was because I thought it was smaller than the Kingston one which I got with my 2GB MicroSD. I was disappointed when I got home and found out that it's only a few mm shorter than the Kingston one. Even more disappointing is that the performance of the new reader is worse than the Kingston branded one, a MicroSD card which can be used for ReadyBoost in the Kingston reader is unable to do so in the new one. In case you're wondering readers that look like the Kingston one are also now widely available.

On the plus side the reader supposedly supports SDHC cards.

I also got this.

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At first look it looks like any other MicroSD -> SD Adapter, until people ask "Why's the MicroSD slot at the side?" and "Why's the bottom part metal?" Well there's a good reason for that...

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Yup... this thing is a USB reader as well! I saw an adapter like this a month back in Tech Ed, the guy got it with an A-Data MicroSD card and I was wondering how I could get one for myself. Well.. now I have it!

In SD Card mode it is still unable to perform magic and allow the MicroSD in the adapter to work as a ReadyBoost media. As a USB reader though, it does work as a ReadyBoosy media.

The packaging of this adapter doesn't indicate that it supports SDHC.

Wouldn't call any of these 2 things as a must buy be the SD card adapter is nice to have if you use your MicroSD in standard SD card devices and you need to transfer stuff on the SD onto a desktop regularly.


Sunday, 21 October 2007 15:59:26 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

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Watching a movie together


Sunday, 21 October 2007 15:29:01 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 20 October 2007

Here's a quick video to demonstrate the U1010's imperfect but still great palm rejection passive touch screen.


Gear | U1010 | UMPC
Saturday, 20 October 2007 09:01:29 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

My MVP award package arrived today. Usually this contains some nice piece of swag. After the interesting desktop organizer from last year I wondered what MS would give this time around.

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I guess te theme for this year is BLUETOOTH. From the top there's a pair of A2DP around the ear headphones, on the left of that is a Bluetooth A2DP transmitter, much like what I have. Then there's a Bluetooth dongle, and then there's a Bluetooth mouse... more specifically it's a Mogo Mouse! It's essentially a mouse in the shape of a PCMCIA card. I remember seeing this in the shop and wondering How the heck do you use a flat mouse? Turns out you don't..

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You flip down a little kick stand, which gives it an angle and also acts as a power switch. Using the mouse isn't as bad as I thought moving a PC card around like a mouse would be, but then again I haven't use it much yet.

In case you're wondering.. yes, it runs on rechargeable batteries. Care to guess how it recharges? Yup.. you plug it into your PC Card slot. Ironically for me, the machine where this thing would be most beneficial to, is the Fujitsu U1010... which DOESN'T have a PC Card slot.

But it's a well thought out package this time around, interesting choice of gear picked.


Saturday, 20 October 2007 01:16:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |