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Tuesday, March 29, 2005


Did anyone feel the tremors? My mum in Penang felt the earth move, my neighbour saw his glass shake on the table and is standing outside his condominium, fearing more will come

Reports has it that a large earthquake had struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the Andaman Sea late Monday, and the US Geological Survey said it was a major quake measuring a magnitude of 8.2.

Thai officials issued a warning of a possible tsunami, three months after a tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia and other countries in the region.

The quake occurred at 11:09 p.m. local time (0409 GMT) at a depth of nearly 30 kilometers (19 miles), the USGS in Golden, Colo., said.

Japan's Meteorological Agency measured the quake at magnitude 8.5.

Tremors were felt throughout peninsular Malaysia's west coast, causing thousands of residents to flee high-rise apartment buildings and hotels. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or major damage.

Monday, March 28, 2005



On Sunday, Monica (my friend) got married. A few friends and I were at the wedding dinner at Mandarin Oriental. We had a wonderful time at
the dinner and adjourned to a club later that night. To start the story, let me say that the driver had
like a glass or two of alcohol within the period of 3 hours before we left

Later on the way back, we were stopped by the police at a road block. I think it had
very much to do with the fact that he was driving a BMW. I don't see
them stopping most of the Protons passing by the Bukit Bintang road.
Besides I could bet you, 75% of the drivers on that night would have
probably consumed more alcohol than my friend. But they just effortlessly let the bulk of the cars through although some of them do looked like they had just pulled out their heads out of a dumpster full of babboon's arse. So the policeman asked the driver to step
out of the car, and asked him to blow into the breathalizer. It has a
reading of 005. I can't be sure what the limit is , and when he
approached us to tell us there is a problem, we questioned the
policeman what is the limit

He just answered in such equivocal manner as to that as long as there
is a reading the driver can be brought back to the police station and
is guilty. I was puzzled and felt that something was amiss. I was
there with my friends the whole night, and we certainly did not have
too much to drink

The policeman wanted RM300 or else he threatened that we would end up
in the station. He demanded RM300 even when we said we are not going
to give that much. He pressed on further. With his accomplice, another
policeman, continued to reiterate that he could just take us to the
station without any further reason given. He even said in an annoyed
tone "Just follow the plan la!". We refused to meet the RM300, even
when we had at least 5 times the amount wanted. We gave RM250 in the
end. If only I knew what the real legal limit was, i would have argued
our way through. And that wouldnt have cost us a single cent, simply
because we are innocent. I don't believe 2 glasses of whiskey coke in
over 3 hours is above the limit, but who are we to argue against those
in the prideless, spiteful, pathetic, opportunistic imbeciles who have
turned to observing law and order as a means of living, when
ironically, are doing the direct opposite at every chance

Recent The Star headlined that we should appreciate and give credit to
the police force who have been doing their job. DOING THEIR JOB? bah.
Yea right. Taking money from poor innocent people, thats what

So be warned. Locals and tourists alike, that in Malaysia, you'd
better have a pocketful of money at all times. Then you could almost
get away with murder, if you have the right amount of money. And for the innocent, I'm sorry. You'll just have to listen to these arm twisters dressed in uniform. Now, who's into guys with uniform? Please prepare your cheques

Monday, March 21, 2005

Malaysian F1 GP

Malaysian F1 GP

Photo taken on a Panasonic Lumix FZ20. Fantastic and unbeatable 12x
optical zoom, made this shot possible. But the amount of noise visible
at high ISO settings is the only downside. But hey, what else do you
expect out of a prosumer camera? Even digital SLRs have noise at high
ISO. But the camera is unbelievably good and extremely value for
money, for that performance. The picture remains in focus although at
the end of its 12x zoom and the image stabilizer works wonderful.
Enjoy this picture of Michael Schumacher

Malaysian F1

Malaysian F1

At Sepang Malaysian F1 GP yesterday. It was exciting to hear the
thunderous roar of the Formula One engines again. You could feel the
vibrations from the can of beer you hold in your hand even. The
picture was taken of the massive crowd that's exiting the track after
the race is finished

Thursday, March 17, 2005



This is

Louis Vuitton teddy

Louis Vuitton teddy

But most women went "awww" at the show when the Louis Vuitton Teddy
made an appearance. I don't know if its for the retarded men or those
who haven't reached puberty. It's not that nice really



So much for the Spring/Summer stuff. The Autumn/Winter collection is
already shown. Now, who ordered a Batman Suit. Ahh, just in time to
wear it to the Batman Begins premiere

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Aviator LV

Aviator LV

Is it just me? Or is Marc Jacobs watching too much "The Aviator"? It
seems like the clothes were taken right out of the movie

The Aviator LV

The Aviator LV

Yawn, Americans really are into recycling aren't they? I am not
particularly fond of American designers. They sometimes get it right
by chance but they are wrong by nature



?Louis Vuitton shoes for you, ma'am

Monday, March 14, 2005

Bill Gates suck

Often called - the richest man alive

But the biggest loser in my books. A person of his stature, "vision", wealth and power sure doesn't seem to change our digital lives (for the better) by much. Remember the years when hotmail was an independent company that was the premier address in the email world? Yea, until Microsoft bought it up so he could give you a paltry 2MB storage for the longest time and is so vulnerable to spam, i could swear it feels like owning a public toilet that everyone just shits into

You see, great companies like Sony change lives. Their power of imagination and drive to be better takes them from strength to strength. Remember the Walkman. The product that single-handedly introduced the world to portable music. Showed the world the meaning of selfish audio, the type that you play and listen to all by yourself anytime, anywhere in a very afforable and dependable manner. Remember Apple and the GUI (graphical user interface) and the popularity of the mouse. Although they didn't invent it, they might as well considered did because they made it so popular. Remember Sony Trinitron televisions and compact discs.

With Bill Gates' money, the overall monstrosity of Microsoft brand (probably named after what Mrs Gates calls him) the impact of their products on our lives remains little. Anyone could have made WordPerfect better if they had the money that comes with market dominance/monopoly. The Mac OS can do whatever the Windows PC can do, and more. Enterprise level, you have the Linux and Unix backbones that can run albeit needs more tweaking. But at the enterprise level, reliability is the key issue, and if Microsoft's reputation is anything to go by, their products are anything but reliable. But they can leverage their desktop monopoly and wrestle their way into corporate executions. Their products are flawed and their strategies are riding on their success on the Windows front

That power enables them to be agressive and using the advantage to the fullest. Of course you can argue, thats what businesses are like, but businesses answer consumer needs and wants. Microsoft has been with Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, ME, ME second edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP and now coming to Longhorn. One thing they couldn't do right, is to stabilize an operating system but continually overwhelming it. Thus opening more cans of worms when they integrate more functionalities into the core. Look at how vulnerable Internet Explorer is to security problems

Lets look at the Window Mobile now. The fact that Apple Newton was there first and Palm hit it off, Microsoft came in and saw the opportunity for a scaled down Windows. Ok, that seemed like a brilliant idea. Shrink a rather overweight, unreliable, power consuming, dead ugly interface, memory gobbling and not-so-secure operating system for the mobile. Brilliant isn't it? Constant complaints have been heard about various PDA/Smartphones having the same sudden illnesses of the brother Windows. The HP iPAQ 6365 hangs on a regular basis, the o2 XDA II mini deleting all saved information when the battery is removed (making life difficult for people with two SIM cards, those who travel) and the overall hunger for resources in a Windows Mobile device is just astonishing. Its been years now, since the first PocketPC was introduced, why aren't all these things sorted out, Mr Biggest Company In The World? I ask you this

And with all the resources and ability to buy anything or anyone they want, they could come out with something to call their own. But no, they had to build the Xbox. A game console that is based on a PC setup. The intestines and heart reads like a PC. It has an Nvidia graphics card, a hard disk, a Pentium equivalent processor and a motherboard. The size is also obviously nearing PC proportions. Remember when the world was taken by storm by the Nintendo Gameboy? Or the original Nintendo game console that changed the way kids are being brought up today? Of course you do. These devices made marbles and kites obsolete. They brought new meaning to childhood. What has Microsoft brought to the party? More of the same, only slightly better at certain aspects

So we have the Tablet PC. A mind boggling piece of contraption that will make every man's secret fantasy of becoming a secretary come true. Hold it in your hand and you have a Windows operating system (AGAIN!) but with optimization for touchscreen. You can hold these tablet things in your hand and bring them around to work. Yea sure, it's a great idea. But isn't it just a big PDA or a laptop with a touchscreen? Whats the big freaking deal? Plus, they are not so light. More or less hovering around the weight of 1.5kg. Try holding that thing for an hour and tell me you love your boss for getting you one. I can imagine people in the medical industry, hospitals, secretaries and logistics using one

But if these devices, just like all gadgets, evolve into smaller forms and take on a more portable effect, wouldn't they in a few years naturally evolve into something the size of a Windows Mobile gadget of today? What's the logic there? Not convinced? Well, there's nothing much that the TabletPC can do, that the Windows Mobile device can't these days. So do i see a point of having a bigger screen for the general consumer? No, unless you want to watch movies with it and have the novelty of writing on the touchscreen.

But let me tell you, as a veteran Palm user, the handwriting recognition can not beat the seasoned QWERTY keyboard trained fingers in terms of speed. And especially with the margin of error with handwriting recognition, the chance of spelling errors is high. Its a waste of time, if you're not seriously in the specific corporate niche. Plus, do you really want to write anything long on that tabletPC? Come on, that's so very 90's snailmail pen-pal thing. Very high school exam feel. Very New Kids On The Block, you know? Passe

Thank god for broadband internet, if not, i would be spending all my days online downloading patches every other week for my Windows. There's nothing admirable about Microsoft. Heck they can't think outside the box and deliver something as extraordinary as say, Google, eBay and can. They are playing catch-up to Google in the search engine field. They are not able to lead the consumers into new horizon, instead waiting for someone to start a trend and jump on the bandwagon. Yet unsurprisingly, come out the victor because of their sheer strength in influence, money and layman naivity in absorbing every single fart that has a Microsoft logo on it. Wake up people

Bill Gates is said to be the man of vision. The success story of our generation. The richest man alive. But the way he wins over consumers by indulging in debatable ethics is appaling. Look at the Netscape vs IE war. Look at how we were unable to uninstall IE from the Windows software without compromising on the stability and functionality of the operating system. If you tried to uninstall IE from a Windows 98 machine, it would tell you that some things may not work properly. Look at how they bought over the head of the Symbian alliance, that makes the software for the new generation Nokia and Symbian Smartphones so popular, over to the Microsoft camp. While at Microsoft, Juha Christensen brought to market the Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, and Smartphone, in addition to Mobile Information Server and Server ActiveSync. He's also the founder of Symbian and wrote the company's overall strategy, vision and operational platform. He's now with Macromedia though, since quitting Microsoft last year.

Want to hear more from Bill Gates, read this interview published on

CNET: Lots of people want Microsoft to do something on the antivirus front, and you guys have said you are going to do that. At the same time, the role of securing Windows as a platform is not something Microsoft wants to tackle on its own. The Symantecs of the world want partners, but that seems like a really tough relationship to balance as you enter those markets

Gates: I don't think so. The history of Windows is that we do something in the platform and then there are some things missing that sell in high volume as add-ons. If a broad set of people want the thing, then in some future version (we add it). We're very clear; we show people, we tell them and then we build it in the system

Security is a very broad topic. There are so many different pieces of security, which creates immense opportunity for people like Symantec--if they keep innovating. There will be some things that they do that will move into the platform. We're very open with those guys. We talk to them every day, massively....We will get the benefit of the platform getting better and those partners continuing to add value

KennyT: Ok, so they purposefully made Windows flawed so Symantec can create more job opportunities, get something for people who have nothing better to do to sit on their asses and trace viruses/compile them, make Microsoft developers develop add ons and critical patches for Windows and sell "improved" versions to the public in the name of safety and corporate responsibility to their consumers. What a NOBLE CAUSE! I kid you not that this is those words were unadultered text from CNET

Click this link to read the interview:,39037113,39221120,00.htm

Want to punch Bill Gates? Come here:

Want to slap a pie on his face?To download a screensave to do just that, come here:

If you want to read more about Microsoft misconducts and additional reading:

And yes, the picture is my very own original masterpiece

Sunday, March 13, 2005


The name his wife gave him was Microsoft. That explains the gym room bashfullness

Friday, March 11, 2005



So, the Men's health Rebuild Your Body competition is over. I got
fifth place out of a competition of six contestants. Thats not too
shabby, considering i actually gained 2kg since i started the program.
Well anyway, just to let you guys know, I hate going to the gym. A
complete self-loathing person's recovery center, really

Sony Ericsson!

Sony Ericsson!

Sony ericsson has introduced a new Bluetooth controlled camera, a
camera on wheels which roves about and captures images.

Taking pictures with your mobile phone is no longer confined to what
is visible through the view finder on the phone. Sony Ericsson's new
Bluetooth™ controlled camera, ROB-1, can move around freely, steered
wirelessly by the joy-stick or keypad on your mobile phone or as for
P900/P910 with the touch screen, enabling you to see on your phone
screen exactly what ROB-1 is looking at. You can then capture these
images using your phone just as you would a normal photo

The ROB-1 can rove around for a distance of up to 50 meters from the
user, streaming video to the phone's display. The device's three
wheels and spherical shape combined with clever camera technology to
make it agile and flexible with a wide field of vision. Eleven
centimetres in diameter, ROB-1 can move forwards, backwards, look
around corners, pivot on the spot or tilt the camera 70º upwards and
20º downwards. An ultra bright light on the front leads the way and
allows shots to be taken in dark spaces. Ample onboard memory enables
you to snap away for some time before either storing pictures in your
phone, or transferring them to a PC via the supplied USB cable

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith

Former Playboy bunny Anna-Nicole Smith has bared almost all at the MTV Awards in Sydney - pulling her dress down to her waist to expose her 32DD-size breasts.

While presenting an award, Smith pulled down her pink and silver dress, exposing her breasts - before turning around to tease audience members with a glimpse of the top of her G-string.

Her nipples were covered by MTV stickers.

Her actions follow controversy at last year's American Music Awards, where Smith was escorted off stage after rubbing her chest with her hand and asking the audience if they liked her body.

In Sydney, officials allowed Smith to remain on stage, alongside her co-presenter, pro surfer Kelly Slater.

Her antics came as she presented the Video of the Year award to Australian outfit The Dissociatives.

Article from: (nineMSN -Australia)

anna nicole smith

anna nicole smith

Don't you just love Paris Hilton? I absolutely adore her. She may not
be the prettiest thing or a brain surgeon but her life is so perfect.
I mean who could have sex with almost anyone she wants and get famous
doing it? I love her

Or wait... if you love the thrashier slutty whores check out what Anna
Nicole Smith did at a recent MTV award ceremony in Australia. She took
her top off with MTV stickies stuck on them for everyone to see. And
apparently, later that night, she took her top off again, this time
without the MTV stickers on. Why? Well, it's because the ceremony was
over already, DUH! And she doesn't believe in PAY-PER-VIEW

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton has issued a public apology to her many pals who have
been bombarded with calls since the contents of her mobile phone ended
up on the internet.

"I feel horrible that, once again, someone has invaded my privacy."

Hilton learned of the leak while holidaying on the Caribbean island of
Aruba with her new boyfriend.

She says: "My sister (Nicky) told me what was out there. It's too
upsetting for me - I can't believe it.

"I want to apologise to all my friends and family. I don't know why
this stuff always happens to me, but I wouldn't wish it on anymore."


PASTE THE URL ON YOUR BROWSER! It's freaking hilarious!

Friday, March 04, 2005

Sony Ericsson k750i

Sony Ericsson k750i

The Sony Ericsson K750i will also have 38MB built in memory and
bundled with a 64MB Memory Stick Duo. That makes for over 100+MB of
storage right out of the box! Amazing and it is rumored to be priced
at the price bracket of the S700 today, or below 500 Euros

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

A picture of KLCC. Clear sunny skies but I am down with a cold. Cough, cough



New phones from Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsso's upcoming phone the K750i (on the right), a tri-band
GSM/GPRS two megapixel cameraphone with a built-in music playback
software, a 176x220 pixel, 262,000 color LCD screen, 38MB of internal
memory, a Memory Stick Duo card slot, and Bluetooth

The orange one on the left is the Sony Ericsson W800 mobile phone. It
will be the first mobile phone to be branded a Walkman. It's Sony's
way of trying to get some mileage for their
once-popular-but-now-overshadowed-by-iPod music playing device. Well,
it's not shabby. It will be able to play MP3 right out of the memory
stick. Its like a merge between a mobile phone, a 4xzoom, 2 megapixel camera
and a portable MP3 player. The whole shi-bang and not just a jack of all trades, master of none
sort at it too

The camera will feature CMOS sensors rather than the expensive and
better quality CCD that is being used in the S700. But it
compensates by having auto focus. Like a digital camera, you press
halfway down the shutter button to focus on the subject you want to
take, and fully press it to snap the picture

This cures most of the problem for fixed focus lenses on camera
phones. You know? The problem you get that most pictures aren't sharp
and the picture just appears to look nothing like a real camera pic?
The edges aren't sharp. Its because the lens is programmed to take a
whole picture as a whole. It doesn't know where to focus. Pics usually
appear in slightly blurred manner due to this
It is made to take brilliant pictures at a
specific range of distance only. While the new Sony Ericsson W800 and
K750i are made to be better cameras. 2 megapixel at it too. But always
remember, megapixel doesn't guarantee picture quality. It only means
the maximum size you'll be able to take pictures in. So, Samsung or
whoever may have a 5 megapixel but it may not be as gorgeous without
good optics and clever features such as focusing, white balance,
colour balance, noise reduction and such


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