# Friday, 13 March 2009

The last time I attempted WPF I was a bit put off by the new programming model, and also the fact that performance could have been better. But then again... it could just be my machine, so.... after a reformat I'm ready to try again. Also, I have some XAML experience under my belt via my adventures with Silverlight so let's see how well it works out for me this time.

Friday, 13 March 2009 00:55:33 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 10 March 2009

So I've managed to restore my P1610 back to 70% operation status, but I realize that it's only marginally faster than before. I guess the machine's 4800 RPM HDD might have something to do with regards to performance issues.

Oh well... at least it's a bit faster.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 14:12:33 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 06 March 2009

Ok.. it's time to reinstall old faithful... my P1610... after 2 years of constant service and an in place OS upgrade, the guy NEEDS a fresh start. Though... I'm always worried when I doing this... hope nothing bad happens.. :S

Friday, 06 March 2009 21:51:42 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

I bought a toy which most parents would rather not buy for a 2 year old.


In case it's not apparent what this is...


It's a TRAMPOLINE!!! So far the comments I have gotten about this purchase include Disaster waiting to happen, are you out of your mind? and Are you crazy? Well he seems to enjoy jumping on it right now. Which made the painful installation process worth it, painful because I had to thread the elastic bungie cord that gives the thing it's spring myself, my palms were burning after the process!

WZ also seems to have figured out he can use this as a hammock if he wanted to.


But when I came home carrying the large trampoline package, I saw this


I ask my mother, Why is there a plank in WZ's play area?

Well... it seems like it's for WZ to


Walk up and then


slide down.. And with these 2 things, WZ technically now has his own playground set!


Of course nothing compares to having actual video to see this in action.

Friday, 06 March 2009 02:28:15 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 04 March 2009

Ever since I started carrying duct tape around I've been keeping an eye out for the various types of duct tape. First you have the typical chapalang brand duct tape roll which you can buy in any hardware shop.


These costs about RM3 per roll, and they get the job done if all you need is something tough to stick stuff together or make some repairs. Then there's the errr... good stuff. The premium branded duct tape.


These are made by the brand name companies like 3M and Duck. These cost about RM11 a roll, what's the difference between this and the cheap stuff? The tape feels tougher, the glue density is higher, and they don't have that weird smell which the cheap tape has.

So there's the good stuff and then there's the PREMIUM STUFF!!! Which is exactly what I found over at an ACE Hardware store.


This is 3M's Transparent Duct Tape, it's not fully transparent cause the tape threads are visible. But.. according to the packaging on the tape it's "Less visible than other heavy duty tapes" Well considering that duct tape is usually non transparent. Even a transparency of 5% is less visible than other heavy duty tapes. Oh.. it's also supposed to be more tougher than other ordinary tapes. The price you pay for this premium tape? RM41, the price I paid due to a price labeling mistake? RM30.

Then I also saw this weird stuff hanging on the rack.


A SCREAMING NEON PINK colored, pre flatten roll of duct tape. The surface itself feels different, while other tapes feel plasticky, this one feels like cloth. This product is called EXTREME Duct Tape, guess the product name and color doesn't help with customer acceptance since they were practically throwing these away at RM1.95.

Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:59:25 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |