I’m kinda pissed off with Google last month when they announce the discontinuation of the Google Reader (I hope it was announced on April 1st though).
Thanks Google, I do hope that you continue to innovate and publish new products.
Last year when Irene plan to go for a business trip to America, she asked me if I’d like to buy any watches there. I’ve got a G-Shock myself and I love how durable they make their watches. Got mine at Bangkok Airport with the spare cash from my Germany trip back in 2008. G-Shock is my dream watch since I was a 12-year-old school boy, the durability is exceptional
Like what I did with photography and cars, I’ve started my study of watches. It all started with Fossil which offers a huge variety of watches – Casual, Leather Dress, Steal Dress, Sport, Mechanical, and even Ceramics. The Leather Dress collection is nice, and it’s priced at ~RM600~RM800 per piece which is twice the price I paid for the G-Shock. Unfortunately, their watches are not certified to be accurate.
Then I work my way towards Japan-made Seiko/Casio/Orient/Citizen. Japanese watches are great in technology – Atomic time, Shock Resistance, Solar, Perpectual Dates, Chronometer etc. Recently Seiko released the Ashtron GPS watch that triangulates the GPS location of the watch to make sure the watch is calibrated to the second. That’s so much practical compared to Atomic watches where only limited countries have the radio transmitter. These units are not cheap, price starts from RM7,000/pcs. Turns out Japan does make mechanical & automatic watches. There are Japan Domestic Market (JDM) watches that are rather special, and the Grand Seiko which are collectors dream.
On Part 2, I’ll talk more about what I learnt about Swiss watches.
I couldn’t believe my eys when I saw Uzyn Chua shared this out. Adobe CS2 is being available for download from Adobe.com for free. This is so amazingly cool. Despite all the new content aware fill, and fancy HDR plugins, CS2 is able to get you through 99.99% of your editing work.
Salon photography master Sam Lim always reminds me that it’s not what tools u use to process your photos with, but how you manipulate the tools. He managed to win dozen of awards even with photos processed with Photoshop 7.
Photo credits Sam Lim
Get your’s now at Adobe.com
Let’s take a break from photography and talk about battery life. Being the tech guy in my department, my colleague complains to me about the short battery life of his aging laptop. This directly brings me to check for Battery Health which is easily accessible on a Macbook Pro.
I’m sure there will be those of you who complain about the battery of Retina Display MBP with Glued-in battery, yet I believe that we’ll be able to replace a new one if we send it to any service center.
After Googling for a while, I can’t seem to find the same information online. These are the 2 sources that are available for Windows 7.
1. powercfg -energy
Once it’s finished, it’ll generate a .html report with show the programs and devices that are contributing to shorter battery life. Problem is his computer is running clean
BatteryInfoView is a portable Nirsoft application that provides in depth information about a device’s battery including the number of charge and discharge cycles. Then I found out that “This value is displayed only if the battery supports it.”
Hence it’s clear that Macbook is at the leading edge here to let the user find out when the battery is to be replaced.
December was a good month for wedding. I was fortunate enough to be photographing this beautiful couple that are so friendly and cheerful. Thanks for making us a part of your wedding.