# Sunday, 03 February 2008

If only WZ was of a breakfast cereal age, cause I HATE breakfast cereal. Cause I saw this in Carrefour just now.

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The toy in the bottom of this box of KokoKrunch is a flight simulator game, that in itself isn't enough to go WTF about. Please bring your attention to the bottom right corner of the box. Let me read it out to you so you don't have to click on it to see a bigger picture. "Exclusive games inspired by Microsoft Flight Simulator X"

WTF?

Also in the WTF department.

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When the heck did parallel imported consoles become mainstream enough that they're being sold in Carrefour (I'm pretty sure I'm spelling that wrongly!)


Sunday, 03 February 2008 21:54:13 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

So I got another bag for the Asus eeePC.

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It's uninteresting at first glance. And a bit worse when you get to the insides.

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The accessory compartment is FLAT, it can't expand to accommodate anything bulky in there, ie.. The power adapter, It has a wire mesh zipper to hold some cables, a removable disc folder to hold DVDs and a pocket.. which I think is for the power adapter, but like I mentioned, the compartment doesn't expand so it's not a good idea to throw anything bulky in there.

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Which means the power adapter ends up in front with the eeePC, this case was initially designed for a 10" portable DVD player so there's plenty of room in there for the eeePC. But since everything just mashes around it's really not that good a carrying case.

So why would I buy such a lousy carrying case for the eeePC? Because obviously there's some gimmick that makes it interesting!

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The case comes with straps and hooks to suspend it in open mode either between the 2 front seats or behind a specific seat. (No reward for guessing what's playing on the eeePC right now)

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As the eeePC is so small there's still plenty of space left for you to connect a USB hard disk containing your movies to watch. You can technically use the eeePC while it's in the case if you tightened the straps enough but the middle bracing strap that goes over the keyboard might get in your way, you can of course remove the strap but that would mean there'll be an eeePC flying around the car if anything happens.

Why did I buy this? Well... it's about time for the Chinese New Year trip, and I don't want to be caught flat footed in a jam with WZ in the car screaming over boredom. For those questioning the battery life of the eeePC, it doesn't matter because I have an inverter in the car. So all I need is to fill up a hard disk or thumb drive with lots and lots and LOTS of anime and WZ should remain happy.

Yes I do realise that the eeePC isn't that readable in sunlight... maybe I should only travel at night then? :P


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Sunday, 03 February 2008 21:34:24 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Ok... here we go... the start of the end.

Only a matter of time till he starts to asking questions about everything, or complain about everything.


Sunday, 03 February 2008 18:39:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Someone who I haven't talked to in a while sent me an IM saying "Hey is this you?" followed by a link to a page that looked like one of them profile shots.

I clicked on the link and what do I get? A download box asking me to download an application program.

Damn... almost got me!!

One of the things to look for in these chat bots is to see if the sender immediately goes offline after sending you the message. Cause they usually don't stick around to do so.


Wednesday, 30 January 2008 02:37:06 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 29 January 2008

My main childhood plaything when I was a kid were not action figures, or remote control cars, or transforming robots. My parents won't buy me those toys, instead.. they bought me and my brother Lego sets (this is before Lego became plastic gold) Many many of my childhood days were spent with my brother piecing together our Lego sets, Space themed mostly, building our elaborate ships, playing out scenes of destruction and mayhem. Yes I had other toys, but the thing is I can still remember after all these years are the Legos and that I really really had a blast playing with them.

And today (rather yesterday 28th January 2008).. it's the 50th birthday of the Lego brick.

I can't wait to buy WZ his first Duplo set and play with him, then when I know he's old enough to handle the small pieces, daddy's going to tip the chest containing ALL of daddy's old Lego pieces on to him!

Happy Birthday Lego, thanks for a new toy every day during my childhood!


Tuesday, 29 January 2008 13:00:04 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |