# Tuesday, 30 September 2008

This might not be the right thing to teach a little boy but hey.. I am teaching him to recognize people..


Tuesday, 30 September 2008 00:05:13 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 28 September 2008

Why is it that after getting an immunity shot the baby might end up getting a fever? Why is it so hard to get babies to take medicine?
Why is it so hard to measure the temperature of a baby?


Sunday, 28 September 2008 22:30:26 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

I’ve already admitted that I made a mistake getting this the last time.

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The aluminum case for my Diamond really ain’t working out too well, finally after using it for the last few months I’ve come to the following conclusions.

  • GSM is slightly affected by the aluminum case
  • 3G/HSDPA is moderately affected by the aluminum case
  • Accuracy and sensitivity of internal GPS is ADVERSLY affected by the case.

Also.. the fact that the controls aren’t really covered by the case means…

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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! I’m gonna go order another proper leather case from PDAir now, the one which I was intending to get BEFORE I got seduced by the aluminum side…

Who wants to buy this aluminum one off me? I’ll give you a special price! ;)


Sunday, 28 September 2008 20:29:43 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

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This is what I picked up just now. And no, I didn’t buy another system to put in the house.

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With other objects in view, it’s clearer how big it is. So.. what exactly is it?

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A bloody USB chill pad shaped like a refrigerator. With A LIGHT no less! I’m just amazed at what they put on the other end of a USB cable.

So how well does it work? Well… it’s a chill pad so it help maintain the coolness of your CANNED drink, but don’t expect it to actually work like a fridge and cool something that’s room temperature…. actually maybe it MIGHT work, just that it’ll take a LOOOOOONG time. Also, the fact that you want to keep the can on the pad when you’re not drinking is a bit difficult since you’ll have to watch it when you replace an opened can back into the fridge.

I bought this cause they were throwing away sales premiums (hence the HP logo), maybe I’ll try and remove the chill pad from inside the fridge so it’ll work better.


Sunday, 28 September 2008 18:20:42 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 24 September 2008

When I posted this video of Sony Malaysia's Ooopsie during the local PS3 launch.

Then I tipped Kotaku about the video since they reported about our local launch I thought they might as well be told about the little blooper.

Seeing the comments and effect after that was interesting. The Sony fanboys got defensive, the Nintendo fanboys starting thumping their chests. But of course there are also sane people who pieced together the fact that since the launch had Soul Calibur 4 fronting it, it's very likely that someone choose the Zelda theme from a Best Of Soul Calibur soundtrack CD, which in Soul Calibur 2, featured Link on the Gamecube version.

It took about 2 days before the first accusation that I dubbed over the music. Kinda thought that would have happened sooner. Some people feel that the fact that there's a volume difference between the MC and the background music, hence there must be something a foot. But the volume difference is because I'm just using a simple handheld camera to record and these things like to play with the microphone gain depending on what it hears. Also the MC's microphone and the music source must be piped through a mixer and hence have different volume settings.

But I was most surprised when I heard that the clip was shown on XPLAY!! It's at the end of the clip.

Having the incident cataloged on the Internet is one thing, but to have it be broadcast on television, doomed to be repeated to the masses over and over again? That's an interesting thought.


Wednesday, 24 September 2008 18:18:45 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 23 September 2008

If you can see this, it means the DNS has propagated and you're now being redirected to the new server... A Window 2008 server, so I can't wait to try out some interesting things.

Also took the opportunity to upgrade DasBlog, which now fixes the space in the tag problem. Was about to do it myself when I saw a new version was out. Heh ;)


Tuesday, 23 September 2008 22:34:20 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 20 September 2008
Made my way down to One Utama for the local launch of the Sony PS3, and wow.. what a long article!

Saturday, 20 September 2008 17:20:34 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 15 September 2008

As I was driving to work today, the road ahead was empty. This guy walked on to the middle of the road, spread his legs, and pulled out a gun at me!

Quick Time Event!!!

I couldn't see if he was holding anything in his hands, but I did see his thumb sticking out in typical finger gun configuration. I'm glad I managed to see that before serving into something.. like on coming traffic.

As I passed the guy and I glance in the rear view mirror, he continued his walk down the middle of the road. And more physically harassed the car behind me.

Must be the weather..


Monday, 15 September 2008 09:53:15 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
# Sunday, 14 September 2008

Well, feels much better this time. And according to some people on the net, seems to have a lot of hidden meaning in the video!


Sunday, 14 September 2008 00:13:44 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 12 September 2008
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There.. now it's all done.. I got the full set!

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Bought via free shipping from Play Asia, total delivery time about a week, and for every day I was worried something might happen to the package!

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Striking a pose looking to the side... only because SHE CAN'T STARE STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH THE STAND!! Her hair get's in the way!!!

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As I was arranging for this pose I realized something.. Yuki can't look UP.. her hair gets in the way! Hmm.. hair seems to be a common problem with these figures.. :P

Ok, now that I've got all three.. I'm done.. no more figures for me... hmmm maybe just this one more...


Friday, 12 September 2008 23:00:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 10 September 2008

It just so happens that while I was picking up stuff for WZ (who seems to want a change of diet) I chanced upon this little guy.

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This is a Gerber Clutch and it's a small multitool ideal for your keychain just like the Leatherman Squirt. They almost have the same tools, knife, pliers, screw drivers, smaller screw driver, nail file.

And they're almost the same size too!

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But the main difference here is that you can ACTUALLY BUY the Gerber Clutch here in Malaysia, while the Leatherman Squirt is not brought in by the local distributor, they choose to bring in the more inferior (in my opinion :P) Leatherman Micra instead. The Clutch is also at LEAST half the price of the Squirt here.

But... you get what you paid for. The Clutch doesn't feel as well built as the Squirt. The tools on the Squirt are tight but you don't feel like you'll chip a nail flipping out the tool. The Clutch's tools are VERY TIGHT, flipping out the mini screwdriver is particularly nerve wrecking, I really feel like I might accidentally snap my fingernail off or something when pulling that open.

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But other than those caveats, the Clutch is a usable keychain tool. The knife is sharp enough to be useful, having a pair of small pliers in your pocket is surprisingly useful and having a screwdriver in your pocket just comes in handy in so many situations!

Recommended if you're looking for a keychain sized multitool but not as highly as the Squirt. Damn you UFL why don't you bring in the Squirt? :P


Wednesday, 10 September 2008 22:24:39 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 09 September 2008

Ok.. it was practically released a month ago, but Microsoft Sync Toy 2.0 has left the beta stage and has been officially released (hmmm... the url still says beta though)

I really love SyncToy, on my A350 I've already setup the camera so that for every new day a new folder is created to hold the pictures. When I come home after shooting all I do is plug the card into the computer, run SyncToy and everything gets thrown into the computer separated by date.

Extremely convenient and highly recommended if you need a simple tool for syncing files between two folders.


Tuesday, 09 September 2008 23:21:33 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 08 September 2008

This is the start of a new ad campaign for Windows, like most on the Internet my response is... eh? It's supposed to get better for the next few ones.


Monday, 08 September 2008 10:26:55 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 07 September 2008

On my journey to becoming a gadgeteer I came across these quick release keychains.

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With a simple addition of a quick release mechanism, a simple keychain becomes a utility belt.. err.. ring. You could just keep attaching gear to it which you know might come in handy, like a light, separating different set of keys (house keys, car keys), heck I'd attach one to my trusty Leatherman Squirt if only I can get a spare! Cause I don't feel like just leaving my one and only Squirt on a keychain. (It's hard to find a replacement cause our Leatherman distributor doesn't seem to think it's a good idea to bring in what I'd call the BEST DAMN pocket sized tool ever!)

So when I saw this in ACE Hardware the other day.

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A Niteize S-Biner which is essentially.. a key chain with 2 quick release ends.I don't really have a specific use for it right now but I thought I should just get one and keep it around.


Sunday, 07 September 2008 17:28:59 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Google's webbrowser, called Google Chrome has just been released in Beta form. It's a browser based on the webkit engine (used in Safari, iPhones) so luckily it means that I don't have to do *much* additional testing to see if our web sites work with it.

Among the various interesting features is what Google calls 'Applications Shortcuts' which allows you to save a URL to an icon on your desktop and then you can basically double click and run it as if you were running an application. This along with the built in support for Google gears is meant to help developers bear more powerful web applications that can integrate and work as well as native applications, check out the illustration in their introduction comic here on Page 34 ~ 35.

Wow.. making web applications that can have access to native resources, and pretty much grant the best of both web and native app worlds. Such a GREAT idea! Microsoft introduced HTML Applications waaaay back in IE5, it was meant to allow the development of web applications that when run on the client machine would have the capabilities and power of a native app. But for some reason it never took off, maybe it was because the idea was introduced by Microsoft and to many people native app meant Windows app and thus they didn't pay much attention to it.

Wonder how well people would receive Google's idea then?


Wednesday, 03 September 2008 14:32:23 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 01 September 2008

August 31st is Malaysia's independence day, and for some reason I decided to stop and take a closer look at my grandfather's World War 2 medals.

The descriptions you see in the slide show above came from medals.org.uk, I realize that it's very hard to manual focus on such fine details, not getting a perfect picture on the left most medal.

The medals aren't for any special acts of bravery or anything like that. It just shows that my grandfather, fought protecting his family and adopted homeland for much of his life. According to my mother he was severly wounded and almost got thrown out with the garbage on one occasion.

It's a pity while he was around I did not realize what he had gone through, I guess I'm embarassed that I never even asked about his past. It was only after he passed away and the medals were taken out of his drawers that I found out that he fought in the war.

He was an immigrant to this country, but he put his life on the line to fight for his family, and for his adopted home.


Monday, 01 September 2008 15:20:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |