# Thursday, 08 April 2010

The Apple iPad was just launched a few days ago and people are constantly comparing it with other touch enabled Windows 7 PCs like the Lenovo S10-3T and constantly saying the Windows 7 pales compared to the iPad even with all it's touch features. Well let me just say it for you in simple terms.

Windows 7 Touch Will NEVER Be Better Than The Apple iPad

The main reason is because while the Apple iPad was DESIGNED (ok.. imported from the iPhone) to be operated exclusively using touch. Windows 7 was not. Windows 7's touch features were added in order to allow both users and system builders to build PCs whose only form of input might be touch only NOT to redesign the entire OS to be operated exclusively by touch.

And even if the OS was redesigned to be fully operated by touch only, one of the main complaints that is heard by users who tried using Windows 7 using a touch interface is that the apps aren't designed for touch operation and Microsoft should have made the apps more touch friendly. The one question to ask those people is that WHERE do they draw the line on which apps Microsoft should work on? This is Windows we're talking about, an OS that has DECADES worth of old applications, and any one of them might be used on these touch only Windows 7 PCs.

The key point to remember is that with the touch enhancements that is present in Windows 7, Microsoft is not trying to make an OS that exclusively works via touch interaction. But rather it's to provide a platform for developers to create apps that are designed for touch interaction, and more importantly to allow users to use as many of their applications as possible even though the apps are NOT MEANT FOR TOUCH OPERATION. And in this area the touch enhancements present in Windows 7 do a pretty good job and I want to show this very least understood area of Windows 7 soon.

So to take a platform that's designed for touch like the iPad and then say that a general purpose OS like Windows 7 will never be as touch friendly as the iPad is just ridiculous. And you're not comparing Apples to Apples... and that always sounds funny when talking about Apple products.

More on this topic soon.

UPDATE If you want to find out how to optmize your Touch Enabled Windows 7 PC, check this page out!

Thursday, 08 April 2010 01:06:26 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 04 April 2010

Trying out some new techniques in Geometry Wars 2

I do believe I'm gonna get some flak for this!

Sunday, 04 April 2010 01:38:08 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 30 March 2010

All of these hold about 32GB of data.


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# Saturday, 27 March 2010

So I decided to make a trip down to Putrajaya during said fiesta, mainly because I wanted to try and take some pics of the fireworks. Boy was there a LOT of people when we got there.


A LOT of people.


Seems like they were all crowding around on the path of the marching band.


The traders around were selling LED decorations, and also.. umbrellas since it looked like the sky was going to open up.


But likely it didn't actually rain... phew. And the most interesting thing I saw during the event was a pair of blimps. But as you'll see in the video below. The way they moved around I'm pretty sure they're remote controlled camera blimps.

As the time for the fireworks drew near, I could see people setting up their tripods and getting their cameras ready for their shots. I didn't bring a tripod as it'd be hard for me to setup and move around with WZ around. And I was there to test something else anyway. The Sony CX-150 I newly bought that day.

The launch started BEFORE I could set the scene mode to fireworks display, if I did, I think the autofocus would do less hunting around, and also exposure would be controlled to catch more of the fireworks color. But the results were still not too bad lar.

The funny situation was AFTER the fireworks display, everyone left AT THE SAME TIME! So the traffic situation was like everyone in Putrajaya deciding to leave at the same time. Very very chaotic.

Saturday, 27 March 2010 16:40:34 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 26 March 2010

Maybe it wasn't such a good idea leaving all these Nerf guns around the house.

Friday, 26 March 2010 23:04:53 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |