Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Streetfighter 2 , Ah doo Gune

Ha ha

Funny .....

The Knack Dilbert.

Ohh.. No. I have the Knack.... and i am going to be an engineer. :(

Ha ha.
Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dead HX4700

My friend's dead HX4700

Bundled up.Hopefully one day, it can be revived or use for other purposes.

Opened up / Disassembled HX4700 . I did not find any burned marks or burned IC. But i found the CPU's markings a little blur, could it be the CPU IC is burned?? Anyway it died of unnatural death.

A moment of silent for your HX4700.

Have a nice day.

Types of Cars

Well here is a list of types of cars to use for your everyday programming use.


It seems Python and JAVA are not bad cars to use according to author's opinions.

For me it would be C/C++ and sometimes BASIC.

Have a nice day.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Nikola Tesla the genius

The man who invented AC (Alternating Current), Remote control circuit (LC tune circuit)


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mynabirds Everyday Tips #1

Well, thought of creating something to remind myself and everyone, "Everyday useful tips" , for use everyday.

here is goes.

Name of Tip: Checking amount of Toilet Paper

Immediately after going into the toilet cubicle, and mounted the toilet seat, pull the toilet paper. If the tension felt from the pulling is tight, that means there are still quite some toilet paper left on the roll. Otherwise the toilet paper is emptying soon, need to try the other cubicles.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Article from straits times on SCAMs

Here is a The Straits Times Article from Monday September 3, 2007 , about SCAMS.
Beware and be careful. My guess is these people are a bunch of well organised scammers, working as so called "telemarketers". I think they are still around, and planning other ways to scamplified people.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Updates on the SCAMplified "luck draw prize" phone call.

Received the phone call again from the lady, asking me whether to claim the prize(this is the 4th call from the same lady).

She said i won SGD $200K , wow.... Do you believe it?? (i definitely won't,believe it.)

BTW: the lady said to claim prize , i would need to provide the following information:
Name , NRIC number , Bank Account number <--- This is the key..... , seems like a possible SCAM.

Well , this type of SCAM , is what i call a Human-Greed-In-Action-Scam , in short HGIAS

BTW: Here a are some of the recent telephone phone scams reported in news,
1. "Your Son/Daughter is being Captured" SCAM
2. "Better than abnormal investment" SCAM
3. "Win Lucky draw" SCAM
4. "Money transfer" SCAM

I guess there are many more such SCAMs around.

An i invented a new word, for SCAMs made believed, and that is SCAMplified.

So be careful.

Have a nice day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Won a lucky draw lately??

Recently i received a phone call(number is not shown on my mobile phone) from a lady asking to conduct a mobile phone survey since it was just a survey, i did the survey and after which the lady says their company is expanding and their company will be organising a event at Malaysia batu paha. And she gave me a lucky draw code and also the address to the event and saying that if i were to be at the event and if my lucky number was drawn she would help me claim the prize.

ok. after which i hung up the phone.

Today the lady called and said that i was not at the event and the organisers has chosen my lucky draw number and no worries , she had reserved the prize for me. And i would need to personally go there to claim the prize.


If you were i , would you listen to the lady and hear her tell you what prize you have won and then consider whether it is real or fake and then if you belive it is true and go claim the prize???


Will you say you are not interested in knowing what prize you won and also not interested in claiming the prize and stop the conversation politely.???

So chose your poison. :)

BTW: some details:
The survey question were:
1) What brand of mobile phone you are using?
2) What brand do you think you like most?
The lady gave her name as Gao Su Juan and company number is 2008xxxxx2822 , company is Hai Wei Ke Ji or .. Hai Tong Ke Ji i can't remember.

Here is a link to something similar : http://www.spug.sg/forums/showthread.php?t=89204&page=3

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ultimate Keyboard

Picture from http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Every key is customisable. Wow !!

Free Pascal Compiler , maybe useful

Hello ,

Saw a free compiler recommended on the internet. Supports ARM / POWERPC / x86 / Win64 / Win32 / WinCE


Will give it a try to see how useful it is.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Lightning sighting

Evening 9/9/2007 around 8pm , a display of lightning from the sky. It lasted quite long , more than 20mins , until i became bored from looking at it.


BTW: Transformer DEMO, unable to test it. missing xinput.dll file.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Transformers the game , DEMO

Will be doing a stress test on my old laptop. :)


provided it runs on my computer :(

Have a nice day.

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Sub-Notebooks

We used to have Libretto sub notebook

Now we have

and also the EEEpc(a cheaper alternative)

The circle is almost complete.
Have a nice day.

Engineering Long Lasting Machines


Recently, i was considering buying one of the latest computer from DELL, the m1330. But while my intention was to buy one of these cool toy, i just couldn't find a good reason to satisfy my "want" for getting one. Because my current computer the DELL Inspiron 8200 is still functioning quite well. Although the battery had failed and i have changed a new battery, upgraded the original harddisk to a larger 80GB harddisk.

Thinking about this............

Today i saw an article telling about the voyager space probe , which is still functioning after 30 years. This reminds us to that machines can be designed to last for a long period of time and perhaps if we use the same machine for a long period of time, we could have reduced the amount of technological waste generated by discarded machines. Eg. spoilt mp3 player,discarded computers,playstations...

So. i think maybe i should continue to use my current Laptop which is 5 years old, and hope that it would still function for 5 more years or more. BTW: it cost me $3500 back in the year 2002.

And also something interesting is that , the voyager space probe uses not battery, but RTG a smaller version of something like a nuclear reactor, which can generated watts of power.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Last half-hour price for COMEX 2007


Well went to another computer show for the year again. This time round, it seems that DELL is offering the best deal for performance laptops. The DELL M1330 , with T7300 , extra 9 cell and 3 year warranty is $2629 , which is actually quite a good deal, considering how good the laptop is designed.

The sales lady said if you upgrade from the standard package by about $400 , she is willing to give $150 discount.The $2629 is after discount.

During the last half hour , most of the laptops are give a $100 to $200 discount and also the cameras are also given a approximately $100 discount from brochure price.

For this COMEX 2007(02/9/2007) , i bought a 7 port colourful powered usb hub for $16 and Kingston SD Card for $31.20

Have a nice day.