# Tuesday, 09 September 2008

Ok.. it was practically released a month ago, but Microsoft Sync Toy 2.0 has left the beta stage and has been officially released (hmmm... the url still says beta though)

I really love SyncToy, on my A350 I've already setup the camera so that for every new day a new folder is created to hold the pictures. When I come home after shooting all I do is plug the card into the computer, run SyncToy and everything gets thrown into the computer separated by date.

Extremely convenient and highly recommended if you need a simple tool for syncing files between two folders.

Tuesday, 09 September 2008 23:21:33 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 08 September 2008

This is the start of a new ad campaign for Windows, like most on the Internet my response is... eh? It's supposed to get better for the next few ones.

Monday, 08 September 2008 10:26:55 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 07 September 2008

On my journey to becoming a gadgeteer I came across these quick release keychains.


With a simple addition of a quick release mechanism, a simple keychain becomes a utility belt.. err.. ring. You could just keep attaching gear to it which you know might come in handy, like a light, separating different set of keys (house keys, car keys), heck I'd attach one to my trusty Leatherman Squirt if only I can get a spare! Cause I don't feel like just leaving my one and only Squirt on a keychain. (It's hard to find a replacement cause our Leatherman distributor doesn't seem to think it's a good idea to bring in what I'd call the BEST DAMN pocket sized tool ever!)

So when I saw this in ACE Hardware the other day.


A Niteize S-Biner which is essentially.. a key chain with 2 quick release ends.I don't really have a specific use for it right now but I thought I should just get one and keep it around.

Sunday, 07 September 2008 17:28:59 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Google's webbrowser, called Google Chrome has just been released in Beta form. It's a browser based on the webkit engine (used in Safari, iPhones) so luckily it means that I don't have to do *much* additional testing to see if our web sites work with it.

Among the various interesting features is what Google calls 'Applications Shortcuts' which allows you to save a URL to an icon on your desktop and then you can basically double click and run it as if you were running an application. This along with the built in support for Google gears is meant to help developers bear more powerful web applications that can integrate and work as well as native applications, check out the illustration in their introduction comic here on Page 34 ~ 35.

Wow.. making web applications that can have access to native resources, and pretty much grant the best of both web and native app worlds. Such a GREAT idea! Microsoft introduced HTML Applications waaaay back in IE5, it was meant to allow the development of web applications that when run on the client machine would have the capabilities and power of a native app. But for some reason it never took off, maybe it was because the idea was introduced by Microsoft and to many people native app meant Windows app and thus they didn't pay much attention to it.

Wonder how well people would receive Google's idea then?

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 14:32:23 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 01 September 2008

August 31st is Malaysia's independence day, and for some reason I decided to stop and take a closer look at my grandfather's World War 2 medals.

The descriptions you see in the slide show above came from medals.org.uk, I realize that it's very hard to manual focus on such fine details, not getting a perfect picture on the left most medal.

The medals aren't for any special acts of bravery or anything like that. It just shows that my grandfather, fought protecting his family and adopted homeland for much of his life. According to my mother he was severly wounded and almost got thrown out with the garbage on one occasion.

It's a pity while he was around I did not realize what he had gone through, I guess I'm embarassed that I never even asked about his past. It was only after he passed away and the medals were taken out of his drawers that I found out that he fought in the war.

He was an immigrant to this country, but he put his life on the line to fight for his family, and for his adopted home.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:20:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |