Archive for the 'Techie' Category

Yes!

November 30th, 2009 Comments(9)

It fuqn works! I'm going to write a really long entry waxing lyrical about my phone soon! Fuqn love my phone!

Blogging on My Phone!

November 30th, 2009 Comments(7)

I wonder if this works.

Blogging On the Phone

September 12th, 2009 Comments(0)

The Wireless@SG reception in Bishan's McDonald's rocks!

Fiddling With The Phone

September 12th, 2009 Comments(4)

I nearly thought I bricked my phone last night trying to flash it to the European firmware. It was blank and wouldn't switch on or reset. Until I realised that it was still hot after half an hour, so I took out the battery and flashed it again. It didn't help that the guide was pretty awful, with wrong instructions and huge gaping information gaps that a noob like me couldn't fill the first time around. (Not that I'm not grateful that someone actually took the time to do this, but it could've been done better.)

The European firmware was so not worth my time. Not a lot of improvements, and it had a lot of formatting I wasn't used to. Flashed back to an update of the Asian firmware (which, btw, isn't even available via the Samsung's PC Studio, the eejits). So I got my Chinese language back and some bug fixes. Yay!

I still want an Android phone. Where's the Samsung Galaxy? The lite version is already leaked all over the Net in its revolting lime green glory.

Gross. What is that monstrosity? No lite version for me if that's what it looks like. I want the Samsung Galaxy to be in Singapore now!

A Bit of Geekery

September 11th, 2009 Comments(1)

I got my laptop back from fuqn Acer and the screen is brand new and gorgeous! They probably hexed my computer though, seeing as I made them do something that apparently wasn't covered under warranty for free. Even though my laptop kinda sucks, I really, really missed it!

Came back and gave Trillian a go and I'm really liking it! I used it years ago and it was really buggy, but so far it's been working perfectly for me. Other than having to rename all my contacts again, that is. And the interface is so very pretty and non-annoying, which is more than I can say for vanilla MSN. I can use MSN and GoogleTalk on it without having to open separate clients, and it works for Facebook updates too! I haven't tried Skype on it, but it's already awesome.

Am going to flash (change the firmware to the European version) my Samsung Jet soon. Hopefully it will be less useless after that. I hope I won't brick it!

Some Life Updates

September 08th, 2009 Comments(0)

So little has happened since I graduated and I can feel my brain turn to mush. I gave gaming a rest and am mainly using my DS Lite as an e-book reader until Scribblenauts gets released. My beloved DS functions awesome as an e-book reader! I can carry a ton of books around now without looking like a walking library!

My brother got his foot badly smashed up from falling into a ditch (or so he claims). He just had surgery and I can't go anywhere and leave him alone because he's temporarily crippled.

I got a Samsung Jet for my birthday. The phone is well-made (except for the software) and the screen is just so gorgeous. But I'm already bored of it because I can't even install any programmes on it. I want the Samsung Galaxy, dammit! Jacob says I have G.A.S. But I really think android phones are the way to go seeing as Google is slated for world domination extensive reach.

I've been watching House, M.D. right from season 1 and it's so addictive, I'm watching it everywhere I go on my Samsung Jet.

My laptop has been with Acer for weeks and when I went to collect it today, the screen was jaundiced! They tried to push all responsibility away saying it's simply wear and tear but I would have none of it. So it's still in the service centre and I really miss it.

I start work on the 28th this month in Batesville, Indiana. I will really miss my holidays! (I'll only be there for 2 weeks. Nobody will even notice I'm gone.)

My New Babies

May 18th, 2009 Comments(4)

Just in! Check out my newest beautiful babies!

The Nintendo DS Lite in Ice Blue being the main focus, of course. I gave up resisting and telling myself I didn't need it, and just got it. Am I going to cover every square inch of it with gaudy rhinestones? No fucking way. It is just gorgeous the way it is.

I ordered the new Coastal Scents Smacks as well. In Pep Pink, Carlotta, and Near Peach. <3

Too Much Shopping

January 27th, 2008 Comments(5)

Last week, I came home to a computer that wouldn't power up. Jamie fixed it for a treat at Mos Burger, and 'loaned' me his power supply and another 512MB RAM to boot! And so, I decided to spend the money (that would otherwise have gone into replacing my lightning-fried power supply) shopping! Who said shopping isn't a sport? Traipsing around town in high heels and shopping bags is no easy feat. My haul today:

My LBD. Simply because I didn't have one. $28! Complete bargain! (Was trying to stand properly, Yamin commented I looked bowlegged or something in the other pic.)

Emilyn declared this handbag "So Samantha". $28. Just had to have it!

Pleated skirt from Blossomz, $21ish after the 40% discount. Cousins working in retail rock.

I have no idea what this thing is called. It's a solar-powered frog that sways its head from side to side. I thought it would be perfect for the counter of my Dad's shop (cos the logo is a frog). Almost $10. It's completely adorable.

Spent the morning (Huh? Saturdays have mornings?) watching things and people getting blown up in Rambo 4. For free. :P Courtesy of Ridzuan.

10 Fabulous Freeware

September 20th, 2007 Comments(0)

  • Maxthon
    Maxthon definitely pwns Mozilla Firefox if you're a power-user, nevermind that it still uses the Trident engine. I heard Gecko support is on the way! Some of the features I love are configurable mouse gestures, URL aliases, the ability to save multiple tabs into groups, the amazing Ad Hunter, and oh, Magic Fill is a godsend! Firefox can only achieve 3/4 of what Maxthon does and that's when it's plugin'ed to death.
  • Foxit Reader
    Contrary to the popular belief, Foxit Reader is not simply a Firefox plugin. It's a standalone programme that'll make you throw away Adobe Acrobat Reader pronto. I used to hate .pdf files because loading Acrobat Reader takes up so much time and resources. But Foxit loads .pdf files really fast, and it takes up waaaay less space than the aforementioned lousy piece of crap.
  • EssentialPIM
    A powerful organiser software with loads of great features. I needed something to allow me to schedule classes, appointments, and deadlines, and this is more than I hoped for. I'm so amazed that this is free. It works so much better than Mozilla Sunbird, which is bloated and laggy.
  • iTunesKeys
    When I switched to iTunes from WinAmp, I thought the global hotkeys feature was lost to me forever. This programme allows you to set global hotkeys so that you can simply press Ctrl + Pg Dn, for example, to skip to the next song, etc. Yayness!
  • EditPad Lite
    Lightweight text editor that has an awesome tabs feature and a superb search and replace engine. I use this to code all my HTML and other stuff.
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
    I'm not really sure how this compares with other e-mail software since I've been using it forever, but I love how it learns to recognise spam.
  • GreatNews
    I've tried a fair number of RSS aggregators and I find that GreatNews is just what I'm looking for. It displays the full content of each and every blog I frequent, and it's not anal about coding errors. And that's the most important thing. Who cares if the RSS reader is fuqn standards-compliant? I want to be able to read the blogs I frequent, error or not. (Geez, snobbish geeks who think they're l33t.)
  • MPTrim
    I loathe how I'm sometimes playing one MP3 and I have to turn up the volume, and when it skips to the next song, I get my eardrums blasted to death. This programme lets you adjust the your MP3's volumes to make them more uniform.
  • VLC Media Player
    It plays almost every video format out there. 'Nuff said.
  • Convert
    A unit conversion programme that converts nearly every unit of measurement in existence.

Blogging on the Bus

August 29th, 2007 Comments(0)

Blogging on the school shuttle.

Went to the campus doctor today because I was so freaked about the numbness in my legs yesterday. He told me it was alright, and ended up prescribing meds for my eczema instead. o.O I guess my feet must be a horrifying sight. The scars from the lacerations I got in Hong Kong and the scratches I got from falling down on Monday combined with my eczema. Gawd.

But... it was free! No charge for the meds, no charge for the consultation. I should've gone there for every little thing.

On another note. I gained another 1kg. WTFBBQ!!111 And my ankles pretty much rendered exercise impossible for the next 3 weeks, minimum. No more curry puffs!

Got the keyboard on my notebook replaced, no questions asked. Found out the dude getting his notebook serviced ahead of me had exactly the same problems. Damned Acers. But well, I thought the 'repair' would take a couple of days, at least. At least I don't have to live without Internet connection!

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