Miracles do happen

two weeks ago, my tablet pc went bonkers. first my smart card reader couldn’t read my smart card. Then my mouse touchpad and trackpad, stopped working right after that. then my tablet runs excessively hot, as if the fan has stopped working. It was so hot that I bet I can fry an egg on it, but I reckon it’ll be messy after that.

fast forward, two weeks later, i.e. now, suddenly my mouse touch/track pad is working, on its own, without me interventing (in fact, I tried to re-install drivers earlier on but no avail).

The cpus are also working less hot now, so much cooler that I can hold the laptop with my hand without being scalded 😉

Miracles do happen, and I hope more will come over the next few weeks 😎

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Hack more

Yeah hack more.This  is the phrase that’s always found in the online games FPS (first person shooter) game like soldier front, where the kids will always cry and whine each time they got killed by their opponents.

But this has nothing to do with  that. In fact, the title may be irrelevant to what I am trying to share in this blog post. It just happened that recently, my nephew had commented that my blog is getting boring, it’s all about mobile phones, and nothing interesting.

Generation gap?

The truth is, few things I like to share next has to do with gadgets, again! Firstly, I had just sold my Samsung i780, in anticipation for the cool HTC Touch pro. Never in my life would I have imagined getting HTC product, as I sweared after seeing how horrible their after sales service were. In all honesty, those ‘ugly’ incidents were in the past, and HTC seems to have improved on their after sales service recently. But the deciding point has to be the coolness factor found in its latest flagship models. I’m still waiting, rather impatiently I must add, for Starhub to have it available on their shop, while its competitors like Singtel are already selling the model like hotcakes over the weekend 😦  Where art thou, Starhub?

Next, I have earlier created a utility to set the “ShowSim” registry so that the SIM card contacts will not appear in WM6 phones. Upon initial feedbacks, I have enhanced it so that it will always run in the background, as it was noted that some users had experienced that the setting got reset back after a period of usage. To stop it from running, just re-run the program again, and it will stop 🙂

 

 

You may download this beta version through this link

Disclaimer: I have no physical WM phone with me to test out this version, but had been relying on emulator. 

Reminiscence of the old days

Time flies. All it takes is for one to pause for a moment, to realize that.

I had wanted to convert all the hard copies of my old film photos into digital form, for a long time.  All this while I had been dragging my feet on this, because I know it will be a tedious scanning process given hundreds of photos I had on hand. Yesterday, I decided to start the conversion process, as I know it is just a matter of time, and sometimes you just need that cranked start …

Then I come across some of the photos taken in 1999. Taken just slightly less than a decade, I realize we appeared to be much more happier then. And looking at some of the photos, I rediscover a lot of things, why Kang has always been my favorite nephew, why I was attracted to yeez, etc.

Those were the days.

 

 Photos scanned into the album 1999 Family and Friends Gathering Album

谈“康熙来了之艺界破英文大集合”感想

kangxilaile.jpg最近在报章上获知台湾的一个综艺节目“康熙来了”闹了一个风波,还是跟国人有连接的关系。话说节目的主题是关于艺人如何以“破英文”和外国人沟通。既然是“破英文”的主题,当然会联想起一些“鸡同鸭讲”的笑话。谈到申东靖在新加坡的经历时,所描述的一些例子,再加上其他艺人的反应,既然演变成一个风波的导火线。

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听歌曲后的感言

        “伦敦玛莉莲 买了件旗袍送妈妈

   莫斯科的夫司基 爱上牛肉面疙瘩

   各种颜色的皮肤 各种颜色的头发

   嘴里念的说的开始流行中国话

   多少年我们苦练英文发音和文法

   这几年换他们卷著舌头学平上去入的变化

   平平仄仄平平仄

   好聪明的中国人 好优美的中国话” 

以上是S。H。E新专辑主打歌“中国话”歌词的小插曲. 话说“中国话”其实是要讨好中国市场,也因此成为了台湾社会议论的热门话题。既然能把歌艺和政治混合在一起,真的是佩服得五体投地。撇开政治一边,其实“中国话”里的歌词,其实满有意识的,也反映了国际的局势。一直以来,亚洲人都一直有崇洋的趋向,尤其是在我国,年轻人总把中文当成是犹如被遗忘的历史,是个毫无价值的东东,都把它当成是一种语言累赘。即使是历史古迹,也有它市场的价值,可惜国人都把中文置于比第三语言还不如重视的语言,可想象中文在国人心里的地位。当然,比起前几年(甚至是十几年前),国人对中文的热忱已经大有改善,而“中国话”这首歌其实也只不过表达了我的心声吧! Continue reading

Feels good …

HandshakePhysically I’m drained after being down with a nasty flu and am still trying to recover from it. But what makes me feel better, despite the bitter medication and the blocked nose, is that I think the relationship with one of our neighbours have gone in the positive direction.

It was a long story, and I don’t think it’s appropiate for me to say who’s wrong, and who’s not here. Beside, that’s history and there’s no point raking it up again. Regardless, the misunderstanding has definitely strained the otherwise cheerful relationship which was built during the time when we were fighting together against our house developer. I guess the philosophy – “Effective communication starts with finding overlapping objectives among the communicators” has found a good case study here.

Nevertheless, I ‘m happy that we had our first handshake that day, after so many months (and years), and we greeted and parted with smiling faces. That make my day … anytime.