# Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Only recently from the last few years did I finally figure out the beauty of duct tape. And now I have found yet another versatile tool/construction material that is very useful in repairs/hacking stuff. Epoxy putty! Here's what I'm using it for.

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What's so cool about epoxy putty? When you start to use it, it's like Play Doh. Then after a few minutes (which can be a good or bad thing) it starts hardening into something rock hard. This makes it good for repairing holes in items, reshaping stuff, etc. etc.

My most recent use was when I had to do some exploratory surgery on the wheel of WZ's old baby stroller. After I was done, I realized that the hole I left in the hub cap was a water risk so I plug the hole with epoxy putty and it's sealed up perfectly again!

Wonder what other weird stuff I can do with this?


Wednesday, 30 March 2011 23:36:23 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 26 March 2011

I picked up another Car 5V power adapter from Low Yat today.

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On first glance it looks like any other 2 USB plug power adapter, but on a closer look.

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Other dual plug power adapters I saw promised 2.1Amps when only ONE device is connected. This one states that the top port always delivers 2.1A regardless of wheter or not a second device is plugged into the bottom port.

This is a Kensington Power Bolt Duo Car Charger, so I hope it's not lying about it's current output.


Saturday, 26 March 2011 15:40:20 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Some of you out there are probably using the ReadyBoost function of Windows with a USB flash drive to accelerate your system cache performance, maybe you just use some old, quick random access capable drive you just have around like this.

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Large, unsightly and since it's sticking out like a sore thumb, moving your notebook around with it connected would probably be inviting some sort of trouble.

So you go out and get a smaller thumb drive.

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Yes, its much smaller so instead of a sore thumb, you have a sore pinky sticking out the side of your notebook.

This is the main reason why I don't use ReadyBoost on my Asus Tablet, it's kinda dangerous to have something juting out when you're likely to change the holding orientation of the device frequently. And since my SD card slot is used to bit locker my OneNote files.

If only there was a USB drive that just sat snugly into the port and got out of the way like what those wireless mice use now! If only…

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Oh… why hello there! What's this lovely little thing? This is Verbatim's Store And Stay USB Drive and as you can see, it's exactly as advertised.

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8GB of storage in a tiny compact form factor that doesn't get in the way of day to day operations. EXTREMELY delighted that this thing had sufficient performance to handle ReadyBoost duties! (Granted, every notebook's USB bus might be slightly different so while it works for my Asus it might not work for your notebook)

It's not much more expensive than your typical 8GB USB drive, if you do use ReadyBoost with a USB drive I'd STRONGLY recommend it (with the above caveat of course) Heck.. if you just need 8GB of storage for something and would like it to be there all the time… this looks like a great solution. Now I need to see if I can find a 16GB one.


Wednesday, 23 March 2011 01:18:07 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 21 March 2011

Performance looks hopeful, high potential to be a real game now.


Monday, 21 March 2011 11:38:05 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 18 March 2011

Well.. I got my phone unlocked... now what?


Friday, 18 March 2011 00:18:28 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |