Monday, March 20, 2006

Special Forces Readings



Got this latest book from KLCC Kinokuniya on Saturday after second field trip to Aquaria. View Pics Taken. (longest captured python in the world which only to be shown till end of march 2006)

Inspired to get this book after watching tv series "The Unit".



i've been watching "Tour of Duty" tv series now and next book after this hopefully be "SOG" (Studies and Observation Group) based on vietnam war.


Monday, December 19, 2005

New Phone!! Nokia 6060


got this at lowyat Beico Company on 18th Dec 2005 for RM465 after discount and bargaining ding dongs from RM550. actually can get for RM450 but then seller insist in upgrading thats costing another RM15.

this my seconds phone after Nokia 3210 bought since my first year of work 5yrs ago.

specs can get here: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_6060-1196.php


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Books

got these from MPH MV:

How to make money out of thin air and the millionaire next door.




WebCam V-Gear 1.1

Gadget Corner: V-Gear Talkcam 1.1 with Mic

got this from IT Hypermarket Lowyat for RM120 after RM135 discounted. bought it on 14th Sept 2005.



bought 2 sets for GF also. so far it works within its specification but it seems not to work on my Ferrari 4000 x64 edition due to drivers incompatible. have emailed VGear support on this but till now no response. sighs.

oh well, on da desktop seems to work well on MSN and yahoo. plus CCTV function which is coool. i havent tried webcamming yet. Yahoo video conferencing kinda blur but on MSN its clearer.

there is also like a tuner type to sharpen the images. tested this product at home and office.


Logitech 518

Gadget Corner: USB Corded mouse by logitech. after MS optical mouse blue served me well throughout the years of trials, it finally gave in with total disability to both left n right mouse buttons.

so for a change, i got myself these :

i got it on the 9th Sept 05 from MV IT Market next to FCC for RM210 with no credit card surcharge. originally it was bout RM225 which the person working there gave me discounts.

surprisingly when first when to FCC, they quoted me for RM269 and after discount RM259, but still charge me another 2% for CC surcharge.


Sunday, August 28, 2005

Acer Extended Warranty

today went to acer IT Retail Sdn Bhd at lowyat plaza to swap(the shop keeps the 256MB two pieces) DDR RAMs from 512MB(it was originally as 256MB X 2) to 1GB(Kingston) have asked whether it would void the warranty as there is no replacement sticker after they replaced the ram memory compartment with the new ram. Ivan says just refer to the receipt as it governs the warranty.

right after, purchased the rm498 super4 extended warranty uplift to 3years. Details

went to IT Hypermarket to get me the USB light for notebook and a cross cable. (5meter)


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Access Point by Linksys



Gadgets!!! got this WAP54G yesterday from MV FCC for RM299. Detail chosen due to Cisco.

Connected this AP(access point) to the SMC ADSL2 Barricade router. setup was rather simple after overcoming the first hurdle. at first it wasnt connecting well until i was given the adviced that this AP router and ADSL router is not having the same IP groups. so had to realign the AP router to that of the ADSL router IP range. after that the network heals. for simplicity sake am using WEP security 64bit. will try the other security method WPA soon.

am connecting my ferrari 4000 to this wireless access point.. simply awesome!!

oh ya, noticed that transfering of files kinda slow. guess its wireless at 54Mbps. hope to have double or triple that. but then again, if that happens all hardware requirements will need to be upgraded.


Monday, August 22, 2005

Ferrari 4000



bought myself this Notebook with additional 1GB RAM DDR333(kingston) at RM6150. bought at lowyat plaza IT Retail SDN BHD. tempting to extend warranty for 3yrs which gonna cost me rm498. most probably will do so after much consideration from friends and colleagues.

did my first recovery CD. discovery 101:
- recovery uses symantec Ghost with FAT32 reformat/reinstall.
- it doesnt contain E-Trust antivirus as it was initially pre-loaded. from email response from Acer support company Highpoint, it was mentioned that i have to bring the notebook to the centre to install such antivirus. (paid the total amount for them to tell me to come to centre. that's nuts!!)

WOOOHOOO!!!


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Public Bank Balanced Fund (PBBF)

Invested in PBBF last saturday at Jaya PB Branch together with GF.