# Thursday, 13 February 2014

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  • Base64
  • URL
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • HEX

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Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:24:23 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 10 February 2014

As I was browsing in my local RadioShack, I saw this thing called "U Mold Plastic" it delivered promises of a simple easy to use plastic like material which you could mold with your HANDS... I was intrigued to say the least, so I bought the last pack off the rack, and here's my hands on.

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:20:31 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 27 January 2014

I've just joined the statistic of "People whose maid ran out on them". Here's what I found surprising in the whole ordeal

  • That there are no signs that she wanted to run away
  • That the maid can literally just drop and leave EVERYTHING before running away
  • That all the authorities seem to treat it like a common day occurance
  • That there's a form which is titled "Runaway maid work permit cancellation form"
  • That said cancellation carries a cancellation fee

Well.. now I'm jaded I guess..

Monday, 27 January 2014 02:24:00 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 27 December 2013

As I was performing testing on the Acer Iconia W4, I noticed that when I was using my Microsoft Sculpt Bluetooth Mouse with it, it was jittering and jumping and unusable every now and then. I thought it was a mouse compatibility and was about to run further test when people on the forums also mentioned that there were problems, and it seems like it was related to the WiFi card, since turning off WiFi solves the jumpiness issue. Why of course that is not an appropriate fix, so I decided to poke around.

If you're not in the reading mood, you can check out the video for the fix here.

So first we need to get into device manager, and here are the steps in case you're unfamiliar with it. First you need to go to the desktop, call out the charms bar and hit settings. Then you click on PC Info in the flyout.


This will bring up the System Information window, in which you want to click on the Device Manager link.


This will bring up the Device Manager which shows you a list of all hardware in your PC, expand the item called Network Adapters, then Right Click (or tap and hold if you're not using a mouse) on the device called Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter, and then select the Properties menu item.


This will bring up the properties dialog for the adapter.


What you want to do is click on the Advanced tab, then find the Bluetooth Collaboration item, now in the Value drop down it'll say either Auto or Enabled which is not what you want, click on the drop down and choose Disabled from the list.

UPDATE 29th December 2013 : Setting the value to Disabled seems to have some performance issues with high bandwidth Bluetooth usage, like joysticks and speakers. I'm currently using the AUTO setting instead and it seems to be giving more positive results.

Then remember to press the OK button to save the changes.

You should see an IMMEDIATE improvement to your mouse performance.

I do not know if this will break anything, but so far both Bluetooth and Wireless seem to be functioning perfectly fine for me without any further hiccups.

Friday, 27 December 2013 23:53:33 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 24 December 2013

I bought and have been using the Acer Iconia W4, it's a small compact 8" Windows 8.1 tablet using the latest Intel Atom Baytrail processor, check out my short video review here.

When I got the Acer W510 I found that it was a pretty decent media consumption machine, but the new Intel Atom Baytrail in the Acer W4 is just AMAZING when it comes down to watching videos, having NO ISSUES at all consuming H.264 videos of high bitrate. I'd say that the fact that it has so much processing power at it's disposal and since it's running on PROPER x86 Windows 8.1 it's pretty future proof to playback H.265 videos as well. Check out the video proof here.

I've actually done numerous videos regarding the Acer Iconia W4, and I have a few more down the line, so check out the playlist below and subscribe to get informed when new videos get added. View the playlist now.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 15:30:30 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |