30 October 2011

This is How a Paradigm is Created

Click on the image to view larger size. The story somehow tells the situations that normally happen on human. There are lots of times that we don't know why we'll have to obey some rules, or "how things are done". So, are you one of the monkeys?

28 October 2011

I Received My Casio EF-341L-1AV

In my previous post, I talked about this Casio watch (http://jdx7071.blogspot.com/2011/10/casio-ef-341l-1av.html) that I wish to buy. And last few days, I finally made my decision and bought this watch from a forumer at forum.lowyat.net. The price of the watch is RM280 and he gave me free Poslaju shipping. Today, I receive my Casio watch. It arrive by Poslaju in a nice packaging. I will show the images of the opening process of the package.

23 October 2011

My First Nanoblock (Grand Piano)

I came across with the ActionCity booth at City Square Johor today, and I found this very nice block toy called nanoblock. It is very similar to Lego building block, but the difference the size of this nanobloc is smaller compare to Lego. You can visit its official site at http://www.diablock.co.jp/nanoblock/ for more information about it (the site is in japanese, you can use this google translate link for the translation to english: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diablock.co.jp%2Fnanoblock%2F). 

I bought this nanoblock Grand Piano package for RM27.9 (standard pricing for this package is RM32.9, but they gave RM5 discount for the promotion period).

21 October 2011

Acer HS244HQ 3D LCD Monitor

I just received the Acer HS244HQ LCD Monitor (not belong to me). We bought it for a research project in UTM. Basically the research project requires a 3D capable monitor to display some 3D graphics. This monitor will be connected to Dell Alienware M11x via HDMI 1.4a port, which is available in this monitor and also M11x. From what I found, HDMI 1.4a is the latest technologies in HDMI that allows the PC/Laptop to transfer 3D Stereoscopic contain to the monitor using single HDMI communication. Most of the 3D LCD Monitor use Dual DVI link for the 3D contain, but only few models like this Acer HS244HQ uses HDMI 1.4a for the 3D contain (thats the reason we choose this model).

20 October 2011

How to: Install Google Chrome on ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit)

I just finish installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. One of my first thing to do is to install Google Chrome.

How to: Ubuntu Automount a Drive on Startup

One thing ubuntu is different compare to Windows is ubuntu do not automatically mount all the partition/drive on the system during startup. Under the file explorer for ubuntu, you can click on any drive to mount it, and you can also unmount it anytime you want. There will be problems when you have an application that is auto start with your ubuntu and that application need to access the files under the unmounted drive.

To solve this problem, you can configure the drive to automount everytime your ubuntu started. Run this command under your terminal to install Storage Device Manager:
sudo apt-get install pysdm
After the installation completed run Storage Device Manager from Unity (press Super key and type Storage Device Manager).

19 October 2011

ubuntu 11.10 Installing ATI Driver FGLRX

My laptop, Dell 1555, comes with the graphic card ATI 4570. After having the fresh install of ubuntu 10.11, it pop out an installation for additional Drivers, which are asking me to install the driver for my graphic card. There are 2 available options:
  • ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post-release updates)
  • ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver
One with post-release updates, and one without. After searching for which one to install, I found this page, http://askubuntu.com/questions/66707/differences-between-the-2-fglrx-graphics-drivers

From that page, one of the answer says that the one with 'post release updates' will install Catalyst 11.9 (latest version) and the one without 'post release updates' will install Catalyst 11.8, and there has been issues with the 11.9 driver with Unity.

The safest bet is to install the Catalyst 11.8 (the one without 'post release updates').

Hope the installation goes well and the new driver can improve the performance of my ubuntu.

I Just Install Latest ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

I just complete the installation of ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, and currently writing this article using preinstalled firefox browser. For me I always like to try out different OS, latest Windows 8, ubuntu, and I even tried out hackintosh previously when I am still using desktop PC.

This new version of ubuntu, I will say the outlook is quite nice, with the new unity feature by ubuntu. For the functionality, I am still exploring, and hope that one day I will be able to write some application for ubuntu. I believe in the future, everyone will be using open source OS and open source application.

18 October 2011

Criminal Penguins

Watch the video, they are very cute! The way they walk, carry the rock and also the way they try to steal the rock. Funny animal video..

16 October 2011

Real Steel is AWESOME!!

I just watched Real Steel, its AWESOME!! Some wallpaper and screenshot from the movie (click on it to view the exact size), please let me know if I violet any kind of image copyright, I just get it from google image, don't sue me.. You can watch the official trailer at the bottom of this article.

13 October 2011

Casio EF-341L-1AV

Wish to get a new watch, and found this:

  • Multiple-dial designDistinctive large retrograde dial between 3 and 6 o’clock
  • Stainless steel case
  • Genuine leather band
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • EDIFICE logo stamped on the crown, back cover, and buckle
  • Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
  • Genuine Leather Band
  • Triple-fold Buckle
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • Mineral Glass
  • Screw Lock Back
  • Partial ion plated
  • Retrograde dial
  • Regular timekeeping
  • Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute, second), 3 dials (24-hour, date, day)
  • Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 3 years on SR621SW
  • Size of case/total weight: 50.1 X 43.9 X 11.1 mm/80 g
I like the day indicator, half circle on the bottom right showing the day, especially the Red SUN day. From a forumer, I can get this watch at the price RM280. Hope to get one soon..

06 October 2011

Steve Jobs

Apple Visionary Steve Jobs passed away yesterday.

RIP, we will always remember you.

03 October 2011

Seems like Sony upgraded their NEX 5 to NEX 5N. Wish to get one soon..