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Monday, December 3, 2012

Unbricked My Sony Ericsson W8

Was regretted and frustrated seeing my brother's left over SE W8 became bricked that showing no further with Sony Ericsson logo, after customisation / deleting system files.

Thanks to professional geek soleheen D, I manage to unbrick W8 using Sony Update Service.

Just keep in mind that this update service will check for the latest version and it will download and upgrade itself which takes up some time before you can really proceed. Also be reminded that you have to install the semc flash device driver (please Google it), disconnect your mobile phone, restart your Windows then only re-connect your mobile phone. Last but not the least, do as the update system tells, pressing on back button before connect your SE mobile.

Will be back for my next step to upgrade my SE W8.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Malaysian International Driving Permit

As I'll be going Taiwan next month, thought of renting a car to bring my family here and there.

Thus I emailed consular of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre asking about short-term possibility of driving a car legally in Taiwan, and she replied to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) from local authority JPJ, only then can I drive a car in Taiwan for 2 months only.

According to unofficial JPJ Website, this IDP costs RM150 per anum, oops! I'm not going to spend that much for that short.

Details in Chinese, for your reference.

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Late Grandma Seeing Things Revealed

Just came across an interesting article in The Lancet about old people seeing things they knew not true, as referred to Charles Bonnet's syndrome, thanks to the advancement of science.

While I'm impressed with the article titled "The sound of silence" reporting auditory hallucinations of an old lady keep hearing familiar voices & music, which is rather romantic, oops.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Go Green By Trade-in Printers

Dell has a new series of printers.

I particularly like the Inkjets (all wifi enabled) because I learnt that Dell's having a "trade to save" scheme, and that my sister's having a dried (inks are dried up) HP all-in-one. So I bought V525W online for RM299.

After received the new all-in-one for a few days, today only I filled up the claim form online, yet to send the used HP to the designated factory via courier, before I can get my RM200 + RM50 cash back straight to my appointed bank account.

Just to share here for those short of cash to get ink cartridges replaced or simply wanna try how easy to print docs or photos from smartphones by using wifi enabled printer.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free Up Some Space After Windows Update

Windows users used to be quite aware of hard disk space consumed, not after having increasing availability of half terabyte hard drives.

Here why I particularly mention Windows Update is because during & after updates Windows will store both the backups & updates files which in turn consume much disk space, making my used to be spacious 10GB system partition a short dull, sluggish with pop-up reminders of insufficient disk space.

Take a look or even analyse with software how your system partition C: is piled up with files and folders, you will find some blue highlight folders with $ prefix, full of unused junk which might cost gigabytes.

Found ways for this but personally prefer this:
Is it safe to delete the $NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders

...but still my pathetic 10GB C: is very low in free space, until I added another old 60GB Maxtor and move my entire system partition to 1st active partition of this oldie. Sadly to say then that to buy for more disk space is still the best hassle free way.

Tried uninstalled Windows Security Essential, free up 300MB.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Google Drive

...what I initially thought was a Google Map thing to navigate while people's driving, ha, silly I should have learnt Dropbox or MS SkyDrive.

Google Drive is not ready for all but to apply so when the service is available for you Google will email you:

Upon entering, you will find it filled with your documents in Google Docs.
I'm not very keen in it yet for people claimed there is a line in T&C stated documents uploaded will be Google's as well. Wow, it should not happen.
Whatsoever it will ease our collaborative work etc.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chiropractors as Family Doctors?

Ok I must admit I borrowed the original title.

Chiropractors as Family Doctors? No Way!

This is just too arrogant and eager for the chiro institutes to push their graduates into disastrous consequences.

Chiro Stroke Channel

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Windows Eight To Be Tested

As high hardware specs demanding and sluggish performance of Vista from MS Windows I remained in Windows XP Pro, shifted to Ubuntu 7, then went back to Windows XP x64. While weight-loss Windows 7 has successfully reclaimed OS market, alleged to be the best seller in Windows family, still not convincing for me to try out, until its successor, Windows 8 is out for consumer preview.

I have downloaded and burnt the English x64 iso, to be tried out only after backups & partitioning done.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Google Flights's Still Not Taken Off

...yet, not beyond Uncle Sam.

"Sorry, locations outside the U.S. are currently not supported."

So we Asians are looking for cheap flights with AirAsia.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Energy Drinks Taboo: Red Bulls Kill?

Rumor getting from my email has it that Red Bull can cause numerous neuronal diseases and multiple organs dysfunctions if mixed with alcohol.

I googled and found out this has been spread in internet for a few years with various versions, talking about fatality caused by mixture of energy drink with alcohol, large quantity use, scary effects never learnt before regarding their major component, Taurine, Caffeine, even more convincing and scientific Glucoronolactone.

Wikipedia helps in clarifying these chemicals but the article below is more integrated one:
Taurine + Energy Drinks: Meant to Be or Doomed

So the conclusion for energy drinks:
Never drink excessively, particularly more than 3-4 cans at one time.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Band Perry - If I Die Young

If I Die Young by The Band Perry

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh and
Life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain't even grey, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, well

I've had just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well

I've had just enough time

And I'll be wearing white when I come into Your Kingdom

I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger

I've never known the loving of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holdin' my hand
there's a boy here in town says that he'll love me forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by

The sharp knife of a short life, oh Well,

I've had just enough time

So put on your best, boys and I'll wear my pearls

What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts,

Oh no,
I'll sell em' for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
and maybe then you'll hear the words I've been singing
funny, when you're dead how people start listenin'

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when you're really gonna need 'em, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well

I've had just enough time

So put on your best, boys and I'll wear my pearls

It sounds like depicting a young girl committing suicide, which is rather common for the neglected ones.
They're even too young before learning how to be persevering when facing with problems.
Choosing to end up their lives is an express way, much easier than fighting against the troubles.
Or they're simply demand for attendance, else they'll do shocking silly thing to distract all adult's focus, and yet, too late by the time, funny, when you're dead how people start listenin'

Furthermore, we should concern more on cases dying so young before they've had experienced their lives, like what depicted in The Lovely Bones (2009)