# Sunday, 28 October 2007

This is why I bought a video camera for! And damn am I glad mine can be converted from the camera to the PC so quickly.

In this first video, mommy takes away the doorstop that WZ grabbed cause she couldn't keep it in frame. Check out what WZ does in return, both mommy and grandma had no idea WZ knew about that cause he never touched that before.

Day by day WZ gets stronger and stronger, first he climbs the short flight of stairs on the living room, then he started climbing up to the 2nd floor, all this climbing must be building up his strength cause he can pull himself up the sofa now.


Sunday, 28 October 2007 21:21:09 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 26 October 2007

We need to cater for people who don't read instructions.

So? Our application is supposed to encourage people that it's ok to do anything they want because they can't read simple instructions?


Friday, 26 October 2007 12:32:51 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Well... it's been about 3 weeks with the U1010. Lets me do a quick recap of how it's been working out for me.

I've setup Onenote on the U1010 to sync with my Onenote notebook in my P1610. So now when I go out for meetings which don't involve having to show my code I just bring the U1010 which is easy to create around due to it's size.

If I miscalculated and need to access resources on the P1610, well as long as the net holds up, I just plug in my Dopod C730 make a VPN connection back to the office and then RDP into the machine.

At home due to it's size it's easy to take the U1010 and surf from the couch to catch up on some reading while putting WZ to bed. Like all things that have backlit screens and moving pictures, WZ is very attracted to it.

The U1010 is a great portable media player. As long as the file's locally stored of course. Wireless just isn't fast enough for high bitrate videos. Music is an interesting problem.. I used WMP 10 to sync out all the music I have in my various MP3 players and well... it plays but due to the slow hard disk on the U1010, there's an annoying near the end of each song as WMP10 caches the next song in line for gapless playback. Does anyone know how to turn that off?

I feel that my P1610 is big....

I think I'm gonna go blind soon...


Gear | U1010
Friday, 26 October 2007 09:54:50 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# 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]  |