Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Iron Man 2 Trailer

The Iron Man 2 trailer is out! HD version is available here - Iron Man 2 Trailer.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Owl City



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Celcom Broadband

The cheapest package for Celcom broadband 3G, currently, is at RM68 per month. The package named BROADBAND BASIC D68, provides a max speed of 384 kbps, and does not require any contract, i.e. users can stop using the service anytime without incurring any penalty.

You need to have a 3G USB modem to connect to the world wide web. Hence, the k3565 model is recommended, which costs RM148, although you can get cheaper models for less than RM100. For broadband capability anywhere and everywhere (ehem, not really) you have to spend RM248 the first time lest you already have a the USB modem at your disposal.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Budget Desktop

Many would probably not have heard of the brand eMachines in computing or perhaps notice it but would opt for brands already synonymous with the likes of Desktop PCs and laptops. My first PC came with an eMachines monitor and that was 9 years back. It's that monitor that is being used to substitute a broken down Samsung Monitor.

Two days back, I spotted an eMachines desktop PC set with a price tag of RM1,239. In my opinion, the package that came with that price is indeed most attractive. It embodies a minimalist and sleek design and comes in a white finish. I was most drawn to the 20" flat screen monitor and the specifications were nothing short of satisfying for a budget PC. I recalled the 2.4GHz Athlon processor, 320GB hard disk, 1GB DDR2, Nvidia graphic card which my friend claims to have no problem executing high end 3D games.

I would love to have one but with other more important priorities I'd have to hold back this desire. And for anyone looking for a low cost desktop PC that has looks and performance built into one, this is most definitely worth considering. Seriously man. Oh ... for a preview of this hardware you can head to the computer shop that's just in front of Eaton's bookstore at the 3rd Floor of Centre Point.

Thinking of a Robot

My friend and I, we have been discussing about the use of a robot for trading and this concluded with a purchase of one EA. Well, actually my friend bought it and I will follow suit soon.

He started will a small capital of usd29 and have since grown to usd42 in 3 days. Lot size is set at 1 cent per pip. I would consider this a huge growth in fund size with a sound risk management strategy. Maybe it's too soon to push a judgment but I am convinced that using this EA can work.

The robot has been programmed to scalp with a max of 10pips target point for every post ... at least that's what I've heard. The potential of having our post floating for days is also possible as my friend currently experience. I wonder whether this is the norm, since he hasn't been following exactly the recommendations set forth. The drawback to this system is that it does not have a automated stop loss.

Even so, I am keen on making the purchase and trying it for myself. If it helps pay the bills then I am grateful enough.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saving with Compatible Inks

I have been using my Canon i865 since 2002 and it performs splendidly to date. It has separate ink cartridges for Black, Cyan, Yellow and Magenta which is something to be considered when you're looking to buy a new printer. The price of original ink cartridges for this model ranges between RM30-35. Even with the relatively reasonable price of the originals, I still prefer using compatible inks as it comes in half the price.

My economical choice is PrintRite manufactured inks which costs RM15. Today, I decided to experiment with another brand called Saber which is a cheaper alternative (RM9). I found that the outcome was alright when printing coloured text and graphics. Hence, Saber inks are a sure choice for future replacements.

Total cost of a complete set of original ink cartridges - RM150
Total cost of a complete set of compatible ink cartridges - RM45
Cost saving - RM105

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quotes

The Dhammapada says:
"As with force the cowherds drive their cattle out to graze,
in the same way do decay and death drive the life out from all sentient beings."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Interview

Linda Linda Linda Soundtrack

Music Japan

CHARA


AYANO TSUJI

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Missy Higgins -Steer



First time heard this from the 'New In Town Movie' and truly liked the song. The song entitled 'Steer' is sung beautifully by Missy Higgins who's Australian born and that's pretty much I know of this pop sensation down under. www.missyhiggins.com is the official website for Missy Higgins.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Boy



This song had been included in 'The Aeroplane Flies High' Smashing Pumpkins compilation, which came in a lovely black-white box set. All songs compiled were extensions of the previous double-CD album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and were very limited.

'The Boy' was composed by guitarist James Iha, whose musical direction contrasts to Billy Corgan's own (leader and main vocalist of the Smashing Pumpkins). But James being a Pumpkin band member after all, had his songs accepted.

I love the way the song is able to correctly interpret the visceral experience of joy and infatuation of a boy towards a girl. The Pumpkins' ability to connect our range of emotions through their music is uncanny and this is part of the reason why this band will always be my favourite.

Stereophonics - Lying in the Sun



Stereophonics - One of the greatest bands to have surfaced. 'Lying in the Sun' is a timeless piece of work along with other beautiful songs that came in tandem. The live version plays in a slower tempo than the studio release and sounds great too. The 5 stars rating on youtube attests to this claim.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Notwist - Consequence (Push Soundtrack)



The song 'Consequence' appeared on PUSH, a sci-fi film quite generic to the movie JUMPER. Here's for you a pleasurable musical experience by Notwist.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Feeling Feelium



'Feelium' is an unreleased instrumental that was produced by The Smashing Pumpkins during the 'Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness' era, a period between 97-98 or so. Recently, it was made available in youtube by a kind 'pumpkin' soul out there.

The music suits me well, bearing a quasi hypnotic melody, fusing percussion with beautifully distorted guitar pickings. It imbues an eerie and enchanting feel and works as an effective rock lullaby.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A song for the weekend



Time passes you by so fast regardless of whether you are enjoying your time or not. A sigh of relief for our working candidates whom are at this moment anxiously waiting for the strike of 5. Before one can ease off, the roads are the last incident of stress to endure. Drive safely all.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lenka



Thinking happy thoughts by listening to positive sounding music. Lenka's acoustic live version of 'We Will Not Grow Old' has a catchy tune. One of her songs became part of the soundtrack for a tv series 'Grey's Anatomy'.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Still Alive - Lisa Miskovsky

The OST for Mirror's Edge game.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Short Film - Funeral



Directed by Yasmin Ahmad

"... it's these small things that you remember, the little imperfections that make them perfect for you ..."

A short film. Little things mean a lot more if we let open our hearts.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Classic PC Games

In the early 90's, before the Pentium era, computer games came in floppy disks and running these games required some basic programming commands. Earlier gaming lacked the visual realism of today but it was engaging nonetheless.

My late dad owned an IBM computer back then and he had quite a collection of games stored in floppy boxes. Games that I had played on that computer were 'Elvira', 'Stealth Fighter F117A', 'Future Wars' and other titles which I have difficulty recalling.

I especially love games that involve a combo of riddles, puzzles and some armed combat whenever necessary. One such example of this category is 'Elvira'. I wasn't able to complete this game because I couldn't track the dead body that I had slayed and then fell into a moat. In retrospect, I realized what I did wrong and I know what needs to be done. Sadly, I lost possession of the game which I was so close to reaching the ending!! Sayang betul!

'Elvira' is a witch character whom you have to rescue. This role playing horror game takes place in a castle. Within the walls lie so many challenges. You will have to take on the guards, fight off undead creatures with spells and swords, learn archery, swim in a moat and risk drowning, explore chambers and secret catacombs, mix various potions to apply on the enemy, solve puzzles and lastly come face to face with the ultimate evil.

Sharing similar interesting gaming experiences was Future Wars and another sci-fi adventure game where you are a designate undercover agent with a mission to save the planet from annihilation. Humans, aliens and robots alike live together. Whilst carrying out duties, be very careful of what questions or statements you make. One wrong move can get you killed. I haven't been able to complete these missions either because of matters that cannot be avoided.

If I could recover these games, I will complete them to fulfill my long lost gaming quest.

At present, I do not play any PC games because I could not find one that fits my preference. Moreover, I have other obligations now which denies me the time for this sort of entertainment. In other words, I live quite a serious life right now. :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

First reported casualty of Parkour

Taking a leap from a height twice of your own can easily cause injury if you are not physically conditioned or when the landing method screwed up. As in the case of one parkour practitioner in KK, he suffered a broken foot after a failed attempt to jumping off a 3 metres high structure, and is now hospitalized for some time.

An X-ray image of his foot shows clearly the severity of the impact. He is lucky that he'll fully recover. I suspect that this incident will not deter him launching from higher grounds but it's definitely telling that his body is not yet capable of absorbing the stress. More conditioning is due and this is a lesson to other traceurs out there.

Always exercise caution in your training and know your limits.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gotta Hurt


Ouch! Nothing serious really. Just a few broken ribs, ruptured stomach, crushed bones, blood loss. It will be fine by tomorrow.

In actuality, our cat took a nappy in that awkward position and so I decided to take a picture of it minus the gore. It gave my sis in law a shock when my wife sent the edited image to her at workplace. Anyways, this also is an analogy for what I'm feeling at this point.

Friday, March 27, 2009

3 Success Sentences

1. Know more than others
2. Work more than others
3. Expect less than others

~ William Shakespeare

Friday, March 6, 2009

Katy Perry


By Katy Perry - Thinking of You

Song's a dedication to love taken away before the sunset. And the ill-effects it brings to a new relationship when the heart never ever had dismissed the past recollections, etched deeply due to its profound sense of beauty and belonging.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Drawing Trendlines

Trendlines help us determine a prevailing trend. Since I trade short-term, I use H4 to determine the main trend and sub-trends. My entry will be in the 15min time frame.

Today I will draw trendlines for H4 for GU. The purpose of this is to determine a profitable entry point when I use the FxHunters system.

I open the H4 chart and generally look at the trend. Is it going up or down? I spot 2 low points.

I draw a trendline joining these 2 points. I spot a third low point.

Then I draw another trendline. I spot 2 high points. While the main trend is still up, there can also be a downtrend within it. That's why you have a term called 'A trend within a trend'.

So I draw the down trendline. If the candlestick breaks the blue line and opens under it, downtrend may continue.

It looks like the candlestick has broken the trendline.

When looking at a lower time frame, Min30, you can clearly see it has broken the trend. It signals a buy but this is merely an observation. Nothing is guaranteed.

Update:

The price dropped down significantly later on. This could be due to the NEWS. I'm not sure ...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Man Can Fly

This is base jumping!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Back With Butter

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Time Photo Essay

'Time' online with its collection of various photography for your viewing. Click HERE

Israel Contention

The Jewish-Palestinian conflict can NEVER end. Read here to know why. http://uruknet.info/?p=m51363&hd=&size=1&l=e

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pork Barrel

The term pork barrel politics usually refers to spending that is intended to benefit constituents of a politician in return for their political support, either in the form of campaign contributions or votes.