# Friday, 09 October 2009

I was scribbling on my DS when mommy brought WZ in to watch some TV before going to sleep. Mommy set WZ down on the sofa and was about to ask WZ what he wanted to watch, when WZ uttered "Papa, bring it over for WZ to play." It's always something seeing your kid learn how to properly express his wants through words, but of course this just reminds me that soon the day will come when he wants to play the 360 himself.

Or of course.. in coop mode!

Friday, 09 October 2009 23:23:40 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Everyone is saying how good Windows XP is, how fast Windows XP is, etc. etc. etc. That in comparison Windows Vista is slow, memory hog, etc. etc.

Isn't that what they complained about Windows XP when it was first released?


Friday, 09 October 2009 17:59:44 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 06 October 2009

A few days ago I saw WZ dig out two cardboard boxes from a cupboard and then started pulling out some books from them. Then he'd attempt to read it but of course he couldn't understand everything yet. The box was interesting, it was more like a binder than a box. And they held 6 books each.


WZ can't actually read them yet, but he can memorize the titles based on the pictures of the books. Even though of course, these are simple picture books with giant illustration on one side, and words in big giant fonts on the other side.


When I saw WZ retrieve the boxes I already knew what the contents were. You see, these aren't WZ's picture books. These were MY picture books. The memory is faint, but I do remember that the books were kept in the box previously when I was... I don't know... 3? 4? And of course, now WZ inherits them. Hopefully he doesn't completely destroy them in a fit of rage or something.

The other main treasure that WZ will inherit will be something I present to him when I realize he wouldn't shallow small plastic bricks. :P

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 00:37:14 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 04 October 2009

It's the end of a generation. Ever since I started using phones I have always used a belt clip to hang my phone on my belt. But lately I realized that whenever I carry WZ around I always remove the phone from my belt and put it in my pocket cause WZ might step on it when I'm carrying him. But since I put my keys in my pocket as well, I need to ensure that the screen of my Touch Diamond 2 is well protected. So I ordered one of them super scratch resistant device protection sheets from GadgetShieldz and it's on it's way over already.

But that only protects it from being scratched, so I still need some bumper protection so I decided to buy one of them silicon cases. I easily found one in a gadget shop.


The problem with silicon cases and touch screen phones is of course, they protect everything other than the screen, that's why some cases come with a plastic screen cover or something of the sort. This Capdase one I saw didn't come with any plastic cover. But in the corner of the box it said.


So I thought ok, I don't exactly need it but it'll be nice to have as a backup I guess. Then the shop keeper told me "The screen protector is not included" I pointed to the caption on the box. Again he reaffirmed that THERE'S NO SCREEN PROTECTOR IN THE BOX. That they've searched high and low for the screen protector in the box but they never found it. I pointed out that wouldn't that be false advertising? But he just gave me a well that's how it came to us response. Since I was just looking for a simple case and didn't really care if the screen protector was included or not I bought it anyway.

As I sat down having some food in the shop I did what other gadget obsessed person would do with an unopened package and time to kill, I tore open the box and pull out the case. It fit my Diamond 2 perfectly, so no surprises there. Then I started looking around for the elusive screen protector. The packaging was basically a cardboard frame placed inside a transparent plastic box, then I realized that the rear of the frame was actually another piece of paper. And sandwiched in between the frame and the paper was....


The GREATEST Guarder For LCD Screen!! I didn't find a screen protector though!

As I made my way back to the shop to inform them about my discovery I couldn't help wondering how many GREATEST Guarders did the shop throw away if they said they never found any before. I walked up to the same sales person that reassured me that there was no screen protector in the box and then proceeded to show him where it was hiding. I was expecting expressions of shock and disbelief but without missing a beat he immediately said "There was no screen protector in the box LAST TIME!"

Kinda makes me wonder how far back was LAST TIME since I find it hard to believe that there's such a huge demand for Diamond 2 cases.

Sunday, 04 October 2009 21:06:02 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 03 October 2009

WZ is in the phase where he doesn't realize he's actually attacking and punching people. I keep trying to teach him that he should not hit people intentionally, but nothing works better than actually getting shunned after hitting someone I guess.

And yup.. great time to test a simple Silverlight video player I cooked up. It's real simple. It just PLAYS. Ideal for clips where you know people have no reason for shuffling around. Need to find some place to put my videos now that Soapbox is down. So let's give the Silverlight Streaming service a workout then.

Saturday, 03 October 2009 02:30:47 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |