December 30, 2013
It is simply irritating when you have a great device like the Nexus 7 and yet you can’t download Angry Birds Go! because “this item is not compatible with your device“?
I mean, what the heck? The Nexus 7 for me is a gaming tablet! With NVIDIA Tegra 3 that runs on Quad Core processors (not the 2012 version) – see also my review here – it is more than capable to run this silly game. Come on Angry Birds Go! now you’ve made me angry! How can Rovio do this? Do they have some grudge over Nexus or something. Even my ancient Single Core Sony Xperia Play and Dual Core China Lenovo phone is on the supported list! Screw you Rovio! :P
Well, let me tell you something. Angry Birds Go! does run on Nexus 7. If Google Play denied you access, pop up your tablet browser (I suggest Chrome or Firefox) and enter “angry birds go apk” Find the result from android mob and download the apk (It’s quite large but not huge). Then just open to install.
Update : I tried mine with result from theandroidapp and this one worked. Just download the apk and install. Data will be downloaded over wifi / 3G. Runs great on Nexus 7 – but my wife said the game seemed a little bit too ‘technologically advanced‘ for her (maybe she compared this with the original Angry Birds) :P
At first I wanted to host the apk on my dropbox, but not sure if Rovio would be happy about this (I mean, they SHOULD be happy of me promoting their game to ‘unsupported’ device that actually supports it!). But hey, you guys can give me a thanks by dropping a comment or subscribing to this blog :)
Update : And here is the Angry Birds Go! running on my Nexus 7.
August 30, 2013
This article was written in Malay as it involves a local state wide incident. My apologies to English only readers and subscribers.
Saya baru dimaklumkan bahawa 3 loji air terbesar di Selangor telah ditutup ekoran kejadian tumpahan minyak yang berlaku di Sungai Selangor awal pagi / tengahari tadi.
Say dapati sejak dari jam 5pm tadi, bekalan air telah pun dipotong di kebanyakan lokasi di Petaling Jaya. Antaranya kediaman kami sendiri yang terjejas akibat insiden tersebut.
Kesahihan maklumat ini telah dikuatkan dengan kenyataan tidak rasmi salah seorang analisa kimia di salah sebuah loji tersebut. Bekalan air telah dipotong sejak tengahari tadi.
Walau bagaimanapun tiada maklumat tentang gangguan ini didapati dari laman web Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd.
Setakat ini tidak diketahui sama ada situasi telah beransur pulih atau semakin serius. Akan tetapi saya syorkan pada semua penduduk Selangor agar jimatkan penggunaan air yang tinggal di tangki air kediaman masing2 dan gunakan air apabila benar-benar perlu sahaja.
Saya sendiri telah ke pasaraya untuk membeli sedikit bekalan. Khabarnya insiden ini mungkin berlarutan berhari-hari lamanya.
Agak pelik kerana sehingga waktu ini tiada apa-apa berita atau pengumuman rasmi mengenai insiden ini di mana-mana media massa.
Kami berdoa agar situasi kembali normal dengan segera dan akan maklumkan pada semua sekiranya terdapat perkembangan dalam insiden ini.
The issue lasted for several days and it was highlighted in media shortly after this article was published (in written web form and full blown tv and radio mainstream media afterwards). Some places were severely affected (eg. PJ) but within a day water supply was restored even though it was low pressured. However when our month end water bill come, it shot up quite a bit despite the cut off supply and low pressured water for a couple of days. Not sure why this happened, but alas the bill was just around RM10+ (good thing we lived in Selangor). Congrats to all who made this a fast recovery, especially when millions of peoples is at stake. At least we can count on our water department sector. I gave them a thumbs up!
August 25, 2013
Just take a panorama picture and fire this app up (Globe Photo – free on Android market) to make an instant 360º awesome image. This is one of the best and easiest to use app for globe pictures limited just by your creativity.
However by using a full 8mp wide resolution picture sized at 3264 x 1836, Globe Photo will only produce a 838 x 838 sized output without any additional settings allowed. This is just good enough to share the pics on social websites, normal blogs, or send it to your friends via whatsapp, viber, wechat, line, or whatever chat app that you have to “wow” them with it.
To use the app, just launch and click on the file folder icon (middle icon on the right) choose the picture you want to be converted – it auto renders and then choose the share icon (first icon on the right) and send it to any chat, social websites, or email. It would be better if the devs include an option to locally save the encoded image though.
August 18, 2013
I admit it has been a very bad month for my RC hobby with some big crashes and electronics failure which costed me around RM3500 loss in total.
My 1900mm Skywalker crashed to bits, destroyed the camera along with a 8600mah 4s lipo, then shorted my Storm OSD (pictured above).
Even my quad crashed into water, total lost of my RC and FPV equipment including the Horyzon HD, a 5.8Ghz video transmitter with cloverleaf antenna, not to mention my favourite 330 frame and KK2 Flight Controller.
It looks like I will ‘have’ to go on an RC vacation for a while. It has really been a bad month for me – not only my RC stuffs that was broken, even my handphones, some other gadgets, and even my car is broken too!
What a memorable ‘Raya’ this year. I just hope for a quick recovery… not much spirit left in this old man right now.
June 24, 2013
This was taken on 23rd June 2013 Sunday @ Petaling Jaya where the air pollution index recorded a reading of 157 leading to the announcement for schools to be closed on 24th June 2013 (Monday).
Haze picture on 23rd June 2013
However, I just received notification from school that they are opened tomorrow. Although I am glad that my kid can go to school again, but I found it weird because the air pollutant index for today is higher – reading of 198 which is nearing the ‘very unhealthy’ rating.
Haze picture on 24th June 2013
The pollution index goes up but schools is back open? So 157 is not safe, and 198 is safer?