Thursday, May 22, 2014

#FirefoxKita launch party at G Tower

On the 8th of May, 2014, I attended the launch party of Mozilla Firefox in Bahasa Malaysia. It was held at G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak.

Mozilla Firefox is a popular web browser known for its speed and security. Volunteers around the world contributes to the improvement of Firefox, as well as making it available free of charge to all users.

The project to translate Firefox into Bahasa Malaysia has been ongoing for two years. For that to happen, volunteers translated 88,000 string of words from English into Bahasa Malaysia! I must commend the dedication and hard work of these generous people to bring Firefox accessible to people speaking Bahasa Malaysia.

#FirefoxKita launch party also commemorates the release of Firefox version 29. This installment of Firefox features a revamped user interface, as well as two features for browsing privacy: "Do Not Track" and private browsing. "Do Not Track" disables tracking of your browsing activity by online advertisers; while private browsing lets you browse web page without leaving cookies. The private browsing feature is useful if you need to go online shopping or banking.

Lina, emcee of the day
Meet Lina, who was emcee for us.

#FirefoxKita launched!
They celebrated the feat with a cake!

I was glad to meet a blogger at the event, Amanz.my. This is a reputable tech blog, written in Bahasa Malaysia.

To know more, you can check out the external links below!

Update on Mozilla Malaysia website
Summary of #FirefoxKita on Storify
Photos on Mozilla Malaysia Facebook page

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Don't fret! Xiaomi Mi 3 is restocking



It's remarkable that Xiaomi's flagship Mi 3 was sold out in 17 minutes when sales starts, what more crashing their servers.

For those keen on getting their hands on Xiaomi's phone, don't fret! Just wait a little while, because patience is a virtue! Please don't pay through your nose by buying through scalpers.

Another batch of Mi 3 is coming your way in one week's time, at 12 pm on 27/05/2014. All you need to do now is sit back and wait!

Meanwhile, don't you care about reading more?

Look at what Xiaomi has done to Apple's iPhone
Why are Xiaomi phones so cheap?

Xiaomi Mi3 & powerbank sold out in Malaysia


Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi 小米 (literally: Foxtail millet) has been on my radar for a while, knowing that the brand is the bestselling smartphone in China.

Hence I was excited to hear Xiaomi entering the Malaysian market.

Today, I heard about Mi3 was sold out within 17 minutes on the web. 4000 units in less than half an hour - that's remarkable.

And the Mi powerbank finished in 9 minutes. The powerbank retails at RM 36 for a capacity of 10,400 mAh. Not only that, Xiaomi's server crashed under the sheer number of requests!

I knew of K-pop concert tickets selling fast - those of SM Entertainment's, not even five minutes!

That's a craze.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

My encounter with gamer girls!

Yours truly has started his career in the gaming industry, and he is getting a taste of it. Moving away from his academic life, he is now discovering the meaning of fun!

I came to know about Summer Liew as a gaming personality since I started working with Duskbin. She was at Viewnet Hyperstore for Logitech G Dota2 event to take on anyone with the guts to play against her! I went there to see her in action.

Since there were free slots, a chap suggested me to take up the challenge and play against her. The last time I ever touched an MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game was in my days at HELP University College studying Edexcel A Level. My coursemates played Dota in the student activities area, and I observed them. I learned about playing Dota a little, but yours truly is never a person who neglects classtime for sheer enjoyment.

Fast forward a few years, I had to pick up Dota2 from scratch, and played against Summer Liew as a total newbie.



I discovered another gaming ulzzang Wynnie Mynimo, and I clicked the 'Like' button on her page without a second thought.

My company was sponsoring a Mission Against Terror (short: MAT) tournament at Tbun II Wangsa Maju. I saw a girl in red with impressive bangs, and also a complexion so eye catching. I guessed she must be Wynnie, and turned out I was right.



She plays MAT and hold live streams of her game regularly on Twitch. A Taiwanese site has a collection of her pictures, so go check out to get to know her better! Link

Where do you find them? Here are their Facebook pages:

Summer Liew
Wynnie

Saturday, May 17, 2014

You Pee on the Wall, I Pee on You!

Happy Saturday folks! How was your week? It's time to take a break and be refreshed!

Whenever I have the urge to pee, my first instinct is to find a toilet. That's common sense right? But if I'm in a forest or cemetery, I'll always say, "Please let me," before I began.

Having access to proper toilet facilities, toilet can be taken for granted. In India, people actually pee on the street! I can't believe this. Common sense tells us this can lead to many public health problems. Quoting The Star, peeing on the street leaves unsightly smells and markings, also poses hygiene hazard and encouraging the spread of bacteria.



How to solve the nuisance of people urinating on the street? In a video entitled The Pissing Tanker, an anonymous group returns the favour with high pressure water jets on offenders:



The effect is rather hilarious. Offenders were caught pants down, struggling to put back their trousers as water jets gushed onto them. This just served them right!


The outlaws must be given a rude awakening for them to stop, for telling them nicely won't work.



So if you're in Mumbai, you've better think twice about relieving yourself in public because this truck (above) comes like a thief.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Secret's Jun Hyosung solo debut teaser



I knew about Secret's Jun HyoSung 全烋星 전효성's upcoming solo debut. She's known for her  appeal of "baby face, glamorous body".

Name of the title track will be Goodnight Kiss.

Her agency revealed, "With this album, Hyosung will be displaying a different side. She will show off her mature sensuality along with dazzling performances that cannot be compared and will prove that she is the one and only Hyosung. She will express her own distinct color and steadily show the growth and improvement of her abilities as an artist with this solo debut.”

Let's come back on May 12 for the MV!




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Garmin's gorgeous girl

This is my last installment of PC Fair eye candy for you! I visited Garmin's booth, where you could find GPS and driving recorder to be used on the road and water. It's an established American company in the world of navigation. Guess what? Garmin has the most comprehensive map around.

Are you here for Garmin's showgirl? Here you are!


You should immediately notice her milky white skin. Her outfit is called a tube top and
short jeans.


Not forgetting she looks very cute! She can be considered one of the best showgirl around the event.


Garmin has a gift for me! Woohoo!

This is the end of my PC Fair series. See you next time!

Part 1: Asus girl
Part 2: Lenovo girls
Part 3: Razer girl
Part 4: Monkey King & Epson Mascots
Part 5: GoPro girls
Part 6: Logitech's Dota2 & Powershell
Part 7: Garmin girl

Monday, May 5, 2014

Logitech's Dota2 challenge and Powershell

Many would have assumed that goods sold at PC Fair or other shows come at a discounted price, however such an assumption can turn out to be false at times. It's advisable to check with the shop before buying, especially if the product cost a lot. Try calling up the exhibitors' home base (the shop where the exhibitor normally do business) by phone to check on the price. Let's say Canon is exhibiting at PC Fair and you wanna buy a printer priced RM 1000 and above, make sure you ring up Canon's concept store in Low Yat Plaza to ask about the price.

Years ago, I did the same and decided not to buy at PC Fair due to the fact that the same product was sold at a lower price in Low Yat Plaza, by the same shop.

Logitech is no stranger to me. The brand is known for its keyboards, mouse and other computer accessories. Recently the brand decided to venture into gamers' market.

I stopped by Logitech's booth for a visit, and the booth was having a 1 versus 1 Dota2 challenge. Visitors were able to challenge a player in a duel to bring home a Logitech mouse pad, should they win the game.



As this player was completely immersed in her game, I watched her fingers pressing on the keys with impeccable dexterity. Pressing the keys activates many functions like using an item or unleashing a skill of her game character.



The Logitech Powershell was a product to behold. The Powershell was designed to worked with iPhone 5 series and turn the phone into a game console familiar to mobile gamers.



I am showing all of you one more showgirl who worked for Garmin tomorrow, and that shall conclude my PC Fair posts.

Part 1: Asus girl
Part 2: Lenovo girls
Part 3: Razer girl
Part 4: Monkey King & Epson Mascots
Part 5: GoPro girls
Part 6: Logitech's Dota2 & Powershell
Part 7: Garmin girl

Sunday, May 4, 2014

GoPro showgirls

Since its inception, PC Fair grows from merely a consumer fair for sale of computers to a technology showcase to the delight of tech enthusiasts. It's not hard to check out what's in store for you, as well as what's upcoming in the market.

As with any exhibitions, PC Fair is very big, featuring lots of exhibitors and takes up large halls. A useful tip to navigate exhibitions is to do a quick walkthrough from the entrance to the exit during your first round to get a rough idea of the exhibition layout and who the exhibitors are. After doing a quick round, you can decide which booth you want to visit. Exit and re-enter the exhibition and then only start checking out the exhibitors & exhibits in detail.

In consumer fairs, age of visitors is never an issue. But if you're attending a trade show, rules such as minimum age, dress code and sometimes types of visitors (general public or business only) will apply.



GoPro cameras are meant for extreme sports. Have you seen videos in first person view doing extreme sports? They're probably shot with GoPro cameras.



GoPro cameras are compact and light to serve their purpose. They can be mounted on helmets, harness and even surfboards for a wide variety of activities including biking, climbing, surfing, flying, skating, etc.


One side of the showgirls' outfit. And I'm showing them in their entirety.


The other side of the showgirls' outfit. I noticed even their shoes were identical!


This is GoPro's current model in the market, the Hero3+, mounted on a selfie monopod.


The trigger unit.


That's how you use a GoPro camera to take a selca/selfie!

You can visit GoPro's official website at http://www.gopro.com/ to find out more about their products. More PC Fair 2014 showgirls to come!

Part 1: Asus girl
Part 2: Lenovo girls
Part 3: Razer girl
Part 4: Monkey King & Epson Mascots
Part 5: GoPro girls
Part 6: Logitech's Dota2 & Powershell
Part 7: Garmin girl

Friday, May 2, 2014

PC Fair Monkey King showgirl & Mascots

I was excited to check out PC Fair back in home, for I didn't get to enjoy consumer fairs overseas. On and off, there'll be consumer fairs to keep us entertained, a unique culture that's truly Malaysian.


There was another showgirl at the Razer booth!


Huge teddy bear! I wanna hug him. Let's say hi to him.



Epson was selling bottled, refillable inks. Believe it or not, they're Epson's original accessories. And these bottled inks are economical.


Hey yellow!

Next I visited Monkey King 大闹天宫 booth. It's a browser based MMORPG accessible from Facebook.


The showgirl was one of my favourite.


What I like about her was her good smile. I hope to see her again next time!


Cosplayers dressed up as characters of Monkey King - can you name them?

I was using a point-and-shoot camera for the photos. I think I am hitting upon the limitation of my equipment, maybe I should think of an upgrade soon!

Part 1: Asus girl
Part 2: Lenovo girls
Part 3: Razer girl
Part 4: Monkey King & Epson Mascots
Part 5: GoPro girls
Part 6: Logitech's Dota2 & Powershell
Part 7: Garmin girl

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My take on i-Rocks ROCK series K10 tactile keyboard


First impressions
The K10 weights more than other keyboards in the market, but I don’t think it should be a major issue. Otherwise, just like an average keyboard, the K10 comes with a standard keyboard layout. Another notable feature is the font printed on each keycap that may not suit the taste of corporate office.



Usage
I certainly do not notice the difference between K10 and the rest until I started typing. It gave me an unprecedented tactile feedback only mechanical keyboards can achieve. It turned out that I-Rocks has pushed the limit of everyday membrane keyboards, so much so that an entirely new category of keyboard was born.



Typing on the K10 was generally a breeze. There force needed to actuate the keys is within reasonable limits. Nevertheless, a major gripe is the short Backspace key, which took me a while to get used to. I preferred a longer Backspace key so that I can immediately correct my mistake, saving the step of correctly locating its place on the keyboard.


I have the choice of turning off the Windows key by pressing and holding both left and right Windows key until the “Win Lock” light comes on. Accidentally pressing the Windows key and bringing up the Start Menu may not be a major issue in earlier version, but given that the key brings up the Metro interface in Windows 8, it is a welcomed feature indeed.


Besides that, I can turn off the I-Rocks LED on the Space Bar by pressing and holding its Print Screen button, should I not desire it.

Conclusion
Given that mechanical keyboards are beyond the reach of many due to their prohibitive price tag, the K10 is a highly recommended alternative for anyone wishing a more comfortable experience at RM 169. Since rubber domes (that harden over time) are not used underneath the keycaps, I can safely bet that the K10 can last a long time provided that it is put under proper care.


*product photos courtesy of i-Rocks